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Obesity in Africa and The Deadly Consequences

Overweight and obesity, which are abnormal or excessive fat accumulation in the body, are not only dangerous to the health; they have other social consequences.  Due to the recent increased intake of energy-dense foods, high in fat, globally, we expose ourselves to obesity. Worse still, with the latest technological advancement, human beings have become increasingly inactive. The changing modes of transportation and increasing urbanization do not help minimize obesity, as many rarely move physically. It complicates matters that many…

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Cassper Nyovest  Records Official 2018 World Cup Song

South African superstar, Cassper Nyovest inked a major global deal to work with the corporate giant, Coca-Cola to record the official world cup song Colours with American Artist Jason Derulo. The duo was pictured at the Coca-Cola office putting pen to paper the official collaboration; a big plus for South African music and Africa as a continent. Jason Derulo added: “I was honoured to work with Coca-Cola to create an anthem celebrating every team and their fans. ‘Colours’ represents the different…

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Africa And Birth Control: From Boom To Doom

Lack of Family planning is one of the biggest challenges facing Africa today. It leads to socio-economic doom. So are the health problems associated with lack of family planning enormous. Ironically, Africans are so much emotionally attached to children, but sadly, the worst thing you can do to a child is to bring them into the world without taking good and proper care of them. Every child deserves the unconditional love of the parents and that includes being able…

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The “#MeToo” Debate and the Vulnerability of Women

The “#MeToo” debate, which started after one of the most powerful Hollywood juggernauts  Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual harassments by a series of women, has been generating more discussions of recent. As well as claiming more victims. Many women have boldly come out of their cocoons to narrate their horrifying stories over sexual intimidation and – in some cases, violence – in the hands of powerful men. Interestingly, some of the alleged sexual harassments took place some as…

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The Annual Grammy Awards: The Epitome Of Sexism and Racism?

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on January 28, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York City with James Corden as the host of the ceremony. The Grammy Awards festival, which recognizes annually the best brains in the field of music and film has long been accused of sexism, racism, and machoism in its selection. With the recent sexism revolution and the campaign against the male sexual aggression in the film and music industries in the…

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Religion in Africa and That Bunch of Irony

Africa is a continent of irony; religious practices are, indeed not far from this social reality. They are often simply entangled in the web of deceit and sarcasm. While the Western world brought Christianity to Africa, Africans are far more fanatical, zealous  – and ironically, rigid –  about religion than their Western counterparts. In most cases, African religious leaders interpret religious texts in such a shallow way that they do not give one a room for an alternative interpretation….

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African Social Problems and the Religion Business

When Karl Marx, the German philosopher, and respected economist described religion as “the opium of the masses” in his book  A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, published  in 1843, he meant that religion had certain practical functions in society similar to the function of opium administered to a sick or injured person. The opium helps to minimize the immediate pain and suffering of the patient and provides them with pleasant illusions. At the same time,…

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Africa and Identity Crisis

The worst injustice you can do to yourself is to allow others to define you. No doubt about it. The Ewe tribe of Benin, Ghana, Togo, Ivory Coast and Nigeria has a proverb, which says: “Until the lion has his or her own storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story” As a child, I was encouraged by my parents to not allow people to speak for me. Unfortunately, I neither understood nor appreciated the main…

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INTERIORS: That Your Old Sofa Can Still Last Longer

Call it an austerity measure, if you like. We all know what it means to change your home furniture – especially now that every expense bites. Definitely, not all of us are fully loaded and financially buoyant enough to buy a new sofa, bearing the cost in mind. For those of us having the migraine to spend on a new sofa, don’t worry yourself so much. You can give a second life to that your old sofa without spending…

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Google Honours Stephen Keshi With Doodle

Google today (Tuesday) celebrates Nigerian football icon Stephen Keshi, on the occasion of his 56th birthday. Born in Azare, Bauchi State, Nigeria, Keshi was a member of the famed St. Finbarrs College Football Academy of 1977. He was later called up and played for the Junior Eagles and the Super Eagles in preparation for the 1980 African Cup of Nations competition. Football took Keshi all over the world, as he played across Africa, Europe, and the USA. Known affectionately…

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Taxi Buffet

Most times we get hungry and honestly, who wouldn’t want to interrupt their daily chores for food! I guess we all do that, but how do we program ourselves with our meals and venues – especially with strangers around? It was 4 O’clock in the afternoon, I was in a Matatu (public bus), heading home from work after a tedious day. There was this beautiful woman sitting next to me and of course, I could not resist greeting her….

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Wilson Oruma Recuperating in Lagos Hospital

A former Super Eagles midfielder Wilson Oruma is said to be recuperating in a Lagos hospital following a relapse of his mental breakdown. Oruma has been in the news for the odd reason recently following reports that he is suffering a relapse of mental breakdown which he first suffered after he was duped an estimated N1.2 billion by a combination of a clergyman and fake businessman in 2012. Last week new photos emerged of the former midfielder not looking…

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