Suleman Momoh’s mark is everywhere. It’s more popular than the official brand Nigeria icon (Good People, Great Nation) that was forged in 2008 in the kiln of national politics and force-fed with a portion of the budget that should have left normal people constipated for days. Even the Dangote group, probably oblivious of where the artwork came from, prefer to stamp this exact ‘Proudly Nigerian’ ‘logo’ on their goods.
Let’s say you don’t speak Yoruba. It’s okay. Let’s also say you don’t like generic, predictable and duplicative afropop– my brother, that’s okay too. Now let’s assume you do like generic, predictable and duplicative afropop, I tell you, that’s also fine.Why? This
Yesterday I drove by Ahmadu Bello Way and looked to the right. The beach was no longer there! Wait, who removes a beach? The Bar Beach, aka Victoria Beach, was always the highpoint of Ahmadu Bello Way. You knew it was always there. But now it’s not.
HOPE ’93. Everything about the Nigerian presidential election of 1993 was epochal. You must have heard repeatedly that it remains the most free and fair the country ever organised. But it also continues to be incredibly memorable, for those who are old enough to remember, because of this ad.
You probably hate your tailor. If you don’t, at least you approach him with great trepidation. This is because, most times, he holds your clothes for an eternity. He makes promises he never fulfils. You’ve missed many outings because the gentleman just can’t keep an appointment. But wait, do things
Malcolm Gladwell, remember him? He has a podcast now. What’s a podcast? Are you for real? Anyway, the point is that the wild-haired author of pop sociology bestsellers such as Blink, What the Dog Saw, Outliers, and Tipping Point is now doing radio-on-demand and he’s damn good at it, too. He has released five of the 10 episodes for this season. I listened to all them last night and boy, was I transported to places I’d never been!