Nigeria

Sing us a Catholic song in Nigerian tongues

The tune was simple enough, but to pronounce the words with the correct Izzi intonation was grueling.

Long Black Nigerian

It is a potion for willfulness that I am concocting.

Cat in the Freezer

There is no way to truly express the long, drawn-out, and torturous heartbreak of wishing back electricity in Nigeria.

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Humans of New York visits Lagos

When Brandon Stanton asked for a guide around Lagos, I knew he was looking for me.

But I am rooting for this love story

He says goodbye and she says it back. But neither of them walk away.

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Visa Wahala

For three months, my passport had been in the possession of the directorate of immigration.

My Hometown: Ilorin, Nigeria

As the days went by, I stopped counting miseries in my head and dipped back into a town that had represented all of the traps I had wanted to escape.

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The view from the top floor was as expected — far less grand than it would have been from the Empire State Building, but nothing less typical

How much a desire for exhibitionism is behind the preference for glass structures in a big city, where lights often let in more eyes than one required?