Funny Haha, Funny Hmm…

A while back, maybe a couple of years ago, in the cartoon slot of Friday’s g2 news magazine, in The Guardian, I saw something that made me laugh out loud on a crowded Tube carriage. It was a comic, featuring the photograph of a toddler holding a phone and looking into the middle distance. Over three panels, […]

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56 Days, People! 56 Days!

I spent a disproportionate amount of time last week looking for Christmas gifts. No, I’m not completely cray-cray for Crimbo – it was for work, compiling a gift guide to rival all gift guides, for all budgets, for all personalities. It was exhausting looking at all manner of pretty, quirky or cool things – the constant […]

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Forgotten Favourites

So there I was, a few weeks ago, trying to find a DVD (Zoolander, since you ask) to lend a friend when I realised it wasn’t on my DVD shelf. Wha’? Where’d it go? Who has been raiding my DVD ‘collection’? (I’ve put it in quotes because I’m not sure that 97 DVDs makes what […]

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Black Fridays: Black Heart On Prime Time

In the end, there was really only one subject today’s Black Friday segment was going to be about. You knew it, I knew it, the interwebz herself knew it. I could talk about how how employers discriminate against jobseekers with Asian and African-sounding names, or I could talk about how Mattel launched new Black Barbies […]

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The Ravages Of Unemployment

I just had a simple pasta dinner, and enjoyed a rousing episode of University Challenge. I shouted my answers (often wrong) at the telly, and filled the kettle for a hot water bottle. So far, so Monday night. The difference tonight lay in the exhaustion brought on by a full working day, in an actual office, […]

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Jollofing It Up

A couple of days ago, I woke up with a dream lingering in my head and the distinct aroma of spices in my nostrils. Later that day, I went to see my Ma and Pa, and to be held in the cushiony bosom of family for a while. I was richly rewarded.

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The Lost Art Of Suggestion

After a hiatus of about 3 years, I returned to Choice FM as the default station in my bedroom (Radio 4 remains constant – like the White Cliffs of Dover - in the kitchen, forever and ever, Amen.) Immediately, I fell back in love with the station, hearing all the various islands of the Caribbean in […]

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Black Fridays: GOBAMA!

It’s Friday! (Try to imagine that in the voice of Noddy Holder, lead singer of Slade, at the beginning of their soon-to-be ubiquitous Christmas classic, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday.) Happy Friday, and welcome to another installment of Black Fridays: Cos the week ain’t Black enough! I’ll admit I didn’t quite know what to […]

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In Which YorubaGirl Ventures South

About a month ago, I acquired a new housemate, a lady of German extraction, who bakes like a dream and answers to the name of T. It’s her first time living in England, and as she now lives with three fairly experienced Londoners, she’s very keen to learn about and experience London. Well, a little bit […]

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Tall Enough?

I often spend hours procrastinating mindlessly on the Internet. It’s a bad habit that I generally excuse away, saying that it somehow relates to my job as a writer. In reality, it’s because I’m easily distracted, and like looking at pretty things. But it’s not all bad. From re-discovering obscure cartoons from my youth (this […]

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Black Fridays: Go Naija, Go!

Good evening, and e kaabo. Welcome to Black Fridays, tagline: cos the rest of the week ain’t Black enough! There’ve been a number of issues on this week’s Black news agenda. Let me list the ways: Keishagate and the semantics issue of still calling the band ‘Sugababes’ when no originals remain; the Mobo awards being held […]

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