Topic: News

Not in Defence of Ghana Airways

[From my archives] A satire by Femi Akomolafe, First published in the now Defunct HORIZON Magazine, circa 1996.   The long queue at the Ghana Airways check-in counter didn’t intimidate me. I have experience hustling around Lagos. With very little effort, I elbowed, kicked, punched, Kung-fued and Tae- kwon-doed my way to the front of… Read more »

Why the Black Stars Lost!

From my Archives   Being unable to afford a television set, I have to wobble to my favorite akpeteshie bar every time there’s an interesting thing to watch. It was an old Tatung television and one needs a binocular to construct a good image of the pictures shown on the about 10″ set. But it… Read more »

We and Them

From my archives (a polemical satire by Femi Akomolafe)   “We don’t know how we and them are going to work this out. But someone would have to pay for the innocent blood that they shed every day.” – Bob Marley. History recorded Marie Antoinette, wife of France King Louis XIV, as admonishing the poor… Read more »

The Logic of Tyrants

From my archive   On November 10, 1995, the Nigerian military junta murdered one of the country’s finest cultural icon, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other members of his movement, MOSOP, set up to protest the environmental degradation of Ogoniland – the River Niger delta area where Nigeria derives the bulk of her petroleum wealth. Commonwealth… Read more »