Meeting Portable, The Mad Musician

A thousand street fights in one week will make a society hate you. Nobody will understand you — not even when your verbiage is a string of jumbled jargon. You’re famous, yes. Suddenly famous from just one radio hit. But now, they want to see you crucified because you’re too loud, you don’t know your place, you don’t genuflect to your elders, you don’t follow the familiar formulas, you walk like the gods of instant reversal of fortune (whom the entire country viscerally fears) have nothing on you. Who the F are you?

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Life Is More Meaningful When The Consequences Are Hefty And Severe

A friend of a friend suddenly died last December. He was about 40 years old. Who knew what killed him. He just slept and didn’t wake up. Forever. Finito. That was that. But I wonder: when people expire like that, what took their life?

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This Is What Makes You Want to Hold A Physical Book

Before he died in 2009, the King of Pop Michael Jackson owned at least 10,000 books. No kidding. Ten thousand books. Why? How can one man possibly read 10,000 books in one lifetime? This was apart from newspapers and magazines, emails, SMS, song lyrics. Plus, Michael Jackson was no ordinary man.

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Tuface Vs. Blackface: Why Nigerians Choose Goliath Instead of David

Ordinarily, the masses root for the underdog. Scientists have said this is because, deep inside, we all take pleasure in the misfortune of others. They call this phenomenon Schadenfreude.

This is why you prefer to see David destroy Goliath. But what happens when the masses root for the big guy instead? When you lick your lips and rub your palms at the prospect of freakishly huge Goliath obliterating that poor little shepherd boy David? That doesn’t sound or feel just, does it? Yet it’s what seems to be happening right now with the singer Blackface.

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