I had imagined today differently.

I didn’t plan for a pandemic or to be stuck in quarantine. I had planned to be back in Benin City after such a long absence. I had imagined a celebration of my father’s life and times. …

Lessons while growing up in Edo.

My maternal uncle Paul Omoruyi was a customs officer, he is now retired and a successful businessman in Lagos. He has been an inspiration to me in many ways. …

Another Nigerian phenomenon

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Oga — Nigerian term for boss.
Earned as a result of status or wealth. Typically well to do and at least of above average means or with assets or access to using or acquiring assets.

I remember the day our gardener in Ikoyi “Baba John” first called…

On the first day of June almost six years ago, I found out definitively that we were going to have a son. It was surreal. I was going through a myriad of emotions at the news. I was happy, worried and sad at the same time. I wished my father…

Building the present with technology

The Rise of The Okada

One of the fascinating sectors in Africa is transportation. It is also one of the most underdeveloped with so much potential as it touches everyone directly and indirectly. It is the backbone of economies. Even in war-prone areas, warring sides…

I was my father’s Obama. The real Obama is just more organized.

Do they have two heads?

The typical African parent will ask you if the person who got ahead of you in an exam or any contest in life has two heads? My parents never did that to me…

Not a good story about Nigeria

“People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.” — Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations

Three experiences have shaped the way I now…

Think Global

No, the title is not wrong. I have also not been abducted by aliens. Sometimes, reality hits you so hard that you blurt out the truth. Building for Africa is a mistake. Don’t do it!

Building for Africa is hard. One of my most significant mistakes in life…

Victor Asemota

I eat Nigerian Jollof and I write things. That is what I do. Chief Fanatic @ Manchester United FC.

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