23 December 2011 ~ 14 Comments

Is it unAfrican to be gay? The Nigerian case

Is it unAfrican to be gay? The Nigerian case

Since 1960 Nigeria has had no more than eleven years of unbroken civilian rule. Out of those, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) now led by Goodluck Jonathan has held a tight grip on power whilst barely contributing to any growth. Shell has just admitted that thousands of barrels of oil have spilt in the Bonga oil leak, the worst […]

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09 February 2011 ~ 35 Comments

Fashion really is not for African women and VOGUE’s Black Allure proves it

Fashion really is not for African women and VOGUE’s Black Allure proves it

I hate to be a spoilsport, but I don’t see anything fabulous about Vogue’s Black Allure shoot. In the unlikely case that you have missed it, as marketing gimmicks like this are hard to miss, here’s the link to the photos and the video. Unlike most of the criticism the editorial has received, my issue […]

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30 June 2010 ~ 11 Comments

How not to come out of the closet

How not to come out of the closet

  For many years I’ve kept this secret, but I’m now ready to get out of the closet and reveal that I am straight. Yes, heterosexual. I know, I know, it’s controversial for a woman to be straight nowadays, but I’ll try to cope with the discerning looks from passersby when I walk hand in hand […]

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