Five Reasons Why Maje Ayida Has No Case Against Toke Makinwa

For those unfamiliar with the facts, in June 2015, news broke that On-Air Personality Toke Makinwa’s husband, Maje Ayida, had gotten his mistress pregnant. While Makinwa filed for divorce from her husband, she remained largely silent about the incident until November 2016 when she published her now best-selling memoir On Becoming chronicling events that ledContinue reading “Five Reasons Why Maje Ayida Has No Case Against Toke Makinwa”

These Nigerian Celebrities Prove that Unrelaxed Black Hair is “New School”

Before the dawn of 21st century, afro-textured hair was unpopular. In Nigeria, it was associated, in a derogatory manner, with Deeper Life Christians. But in recent time, the trend which was once seen as unsophisticated is now popular among elites. A hair type which once characterized women deemed not well-versed in the ways of theContinue reading “These Nigerian Celebrities Prove that Unrelaxed Black Hair is “New School””

MEET ADA OPUROZOR: A PIONEER OF E-COMMERCE IN NIGERIA AND CEO OF TWO MAJOR ONLINE STORES

Ada Opurozor Editor’s Note: When I learned I would be interviewing Ada, I was pleasantly surprised because I had thought that with the level of success she has attained, she should be interviewed by Forbes, not me. CEO of Da-Funshop and Wholesaleng, Ada started offering goods for sale online when many Nigerians still thought FacebookContinue reading “MEET ADA OPUROZOR: A PIONEER OF E-COMMERCE IN NIGERIA AND CEO OF TWO MAJOR ONLINE STORES”

Hulk Hogan’s $140 Million Lawsuit Win Against Gawker, A Win for Privacy

In this post, I condemned the unethical manner media companies like TMZ conduct their businesses–by feeding on the misery and weakness of celebrities. So when last month I read The New Yorker’s The Digital Dirt How TMZ gets the videos and photos that celebrities want to hide, I gave a fist pump excited that theContinue reading “Hulk Hogan’s $140 Million Lawsuit Win Against Gawker, A Win for Privacy”

Linda Ikeji’s N600,000,000 House: The Law of Compensation, The Streisand Effect etc.

Last year, I blogged about Linda’s purchase of a 24 million Naira car and how she was such an inspiration to young people. In the blog, I told a story of how Nigeria’s former president Olusegun Obasanjo suggested that blogging wasn’t a job when political blogger Omojuwa told him he blogged for a living. Linda’sContinue reading “Linda Ikeji’s N600,000,000 House: The Law of Compensation, The Streisand Effect etc.”

Google’s Shutdown of Linda Ikeji’s Blog: How to Protect Your Business from Legal Problems in the Digital Age

The news is everywhere that Google took down Linda Ikeji’s blog on allegations of plagiarism. Here are four important legal lessons we can take away from it on how to protect ourselves and businesses in this digital age: 1. Know your Rights – Trademark Issues Knowing one’s rights and taking appropriate actions to safeguard themContinue reading “Google’s Shutdown of Linda Ikeji’s Blog: How to Protect Your Business from Legal Problems in the Digital Age”

TMZ and Beyonce, Rice, Elevator Videos.

TV programs such as TMZ Live that focus on celebrity gossips are popular because they satisfy our curiosity to know what happens in the lives of the stars we see on TV. However, if we take a while to consider what value, if any, they add to our lives, we may watch them less often.Continue reading “TMZ and Beyonce, Rice, Elevator Videos.”

Genevieve Nnaji: They Said She Said

I was watching a TV show today (July 3, 2015) when one of the co-hosts, Kelly, told a story of how while on Vacation in Utah with her husband, Mark, people she ran into kept asking her if she was there in Utah with Mark to which she replied, yes. Unknown to Kelly, Mark Wahlberg,Continue reading “Genevieve Nnaji: They Said She Said”

In Defence of ‘Ms’ Chimamanda ‘Adichie’: A Look at Our Obsession with Titles in Nigeria

Someone I consider a literary mentor and friend who knows how much I love Chimamanda Adichie asked me sometime ago why Adichie doesn’t have a child yet. I should know because I google her every two or three days to see what article she has written for a newspaper, what talk she is giving nextContinue reading “In Defence of ‘Ms’ Chimamanda ‘Adichie’: A Look at Our Obsession with Titles in Nigeria”