Month: April 2014

Nigerians, You Lost A Paradise (A Photo Essay)

By Adeola Aderounmu In several of my essays on Nigeria I have made references to what my parents told me about Nigeria. I remember one story about my mother walking about Lagos in the middle of the night. She told me there was nothing… Continue Reading “Nigerians, You Lost A Paradise (A Photo Essay)”

Terror And The Volatile Mix Of Blind Faiths

By Adeola Aderounmu One of the saddest things to occur in Nigeria in the last 4 years is the ascension and domination of religious politics. Unfortunately, it has also been the time of putting Nigeria on the map permanently as one of the major… Continue Reading “Terror And The Volatile Mix Of Blind Faiths”

The Boys From Festac

By Adeola Aderounmu When Bimbo Fatokun came to Sweden in 2002 for a football trial at Djurgården the first question he asked me when we met was “Omotayo, which club are you playing for”? I told him I came to Sweden to continue my… Continue Reading “The Boys From Festac”

The Stupid Jokes, Including Mugabe On Nigeria

By Adeola Aderounmu One day two men from Pakistan told me a joke. I’ll share it. [Transparency International (TI) was going to rank countries in the world using the so called corruption perception index. Pakistan was going to be rated as the most corrupt… Continue Reading “The Stupid Jokes, Including Mugabe On Nigeria”

Nigerians In South Africa, Victims Or Culprits?

By Adeola Aderounmu One day in early March 2014 a Nigerian man killed a police officer in South Africa. The tragic incident took place at La Rochelle in Johannesburg. The Nigerian was caught with illegal drugs and he resisted arrest. He killed the police… Continue Reading “Nigerians In South Africa, Victims Or Culprits?”

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