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Sometimes, you guys share things with us. Your poetry, your literature, your opinions, your views on life. Some of it, we simply cannot be bothered with: imagine someone telling us that Nigerian jollof rice is the king of jollofs? I mean, is that news?? Is that not in the Bible somewhere?? But some of it is really, really cool stuff, so Guest Contributions is the place where we share it. "Look ma, I'm on Viva Naija! I'm famous!"

Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person – Alain de Botton for NY Times

This is a piece* that is so poignant and rings so true that we just had to repost it from the New York Times. When it comes time to marry, will we get it...

The remarkable resume of Leonardo da Vinci – even a genius has to sell...

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An awesome piece written by Marc Cenedella for Medium. Worthy of five minutes of your time: Before he was famous, before he painted the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, before he invented the helicopter,...

Chibok Girls: The Unanswered Questions by Charles Ogbu

It is not exactly correct to accuse those who disbelieve the Chibok girls abduction story of insensitivity. Truth be told, the Chibok girls story is riddled with inconsistencies, incoherences, contradictions and outright lies. Believing...

OPINION: When Men Die That Cattle May Live – Reno Omokri

Nigeria is not the only country where nomadic pastoralists herdsmen come and go. In Kenya, they have the Maasai herdsmen who have been herding cattle around the Nile Valley area from the days of...

Why London is no place for a young Black Man by Peter Akinti

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This article is exactly 7 years old this week, yet, it's content and narrative still seems resounding. The reality within the piece seemed to have "sat on the fence" since then.. ...makes a nice read...

Say by Akindamola Akintola

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I Say your best friend is eighteen years older than you are. He’s a lot older, but you can relate with him. The truth? You see yourself in him; becoming him. You met him at an...

The deplorable state of my Queen’s College – Anthonia Justin (QCOG)

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Queen's College - Pass On The Torch! A child's mind starts off as a blank slate. What is written on it determines the appearance, bearing, mindset and thought processes that child grows up with and, in...

The segregation of Yoruba film actors from mainstream Nollywood – Ayo Shonaiya

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Nollywood For All? by Ayo Shonaiya I've been saying this for years, even though I've never liked the name "Nollywood" but I've since got used to it. Long before actress Mercy Aigbe Gentry's lengthy post on...

Nigerians still have a long way to go with customer service – Dr. Charles...

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I got permission from work one sunny morning to transact some business at Ogbete Main Market, Enugu, only to encounter locked stalls and a gathering of tradesmen and women singing. It was about 10 o'clock. I...

What SHADE is black skin? The melodrama around melanin – Temidayo

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"I like light-skinned women." The entire black community goes ape-shit. "Aah! You are brainwashed by dem whities! Black is beautiful. Why can't you see that black is beautiful??? "All these bleached out yellow paw paw girls. No...