The furore raised over this story reminded me of my childhood in Ilorin. I can remember watching a young girl of about 13 trying to escape her nuptials by fleeing the joyous scene on foot, while several young men chased and down and brought her back to complete the happy task. I can also remember seeing her around as she progressed through marriage having about 3 or 4 children.
‘Race is something that one has to learn. I had to learn what it meant to be black.
This is a piece I wrote a while back , just contemplating democracy and the ‘populist’ coup in Egypt. Who will win the army supporters or the other supporters?
God loves us not because of who we are, but because of who He is.
Why do we think it is okay to send in troops to fight to stop troops in a certain country from fighting other troops in that country?
Why do we think terrorism can be stopped by a war on terror through warfare and terror?
Talk delivered by me at the International Conference of Nigerian Students, University of Hull, 04/04/09
I celebrate life,
I celebrate the lives of the youths, friends and wise elders that surround me,
I celebrate fortitude, resilience, strength and indomitable spirit,
Baba mi ni Eledumare, Olorun Agbalagba, Olorun Agba-Oye, Oyigiyigi, Olowo gbogboro, Eleti lu kara bi ajere, Adani ma gbagbe eni, Alagbawi eda, Alese le wi!”