Nigeria: Nine Lessons from the 2019 Elections

Lagos, Nigeria                  Photo: Temitayo Aina Dateline: Eixample, Barcelona, Spain I had no intention of penning an article on the 2019 Nigerian Presidential elections that took place on the 23rd of February. But an avid reader of my blog unequivocally told me should would love an analysis of […]

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Kill Me Not, Please!

Participants at a Women’s March Barcelona Event    Photo: African Press Club I went to see a theatre performance last Friday night at Centre Cultural Francesca Bonnemaison in Barcelona. At first, I hesitated only because it was accompanied with a tab of 10 euros. As a student, I unashamedly count my pennies. The city is […]

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Reflections on the Concept of Nudity

Dateline: Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain Would you dare to walk down the street stark naked or strip within the confines of a location? You’re probably wondering where this question emanates from. Well, keep reading!! Last summer, my Kenyan friend Angel informed me that her younger sister was visiting from London. She had everything planned. They were […]

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Religion and the Buddhist Adventure

Journey to the Pristine           Photo Credit: Beata Ratuzniak Dateline: Placa Espanya, Barcelona, Spain Religion is a blistering topic. More often than not, it rains fire and brimstone when it’s discussed. Yet, this is a theme that is supposed to induce love. God is love, right? At least, that’s what the Holy […]

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Should We Ditch our Languages?

Faculty of Communication Sciences, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Photo Credit: Chiogor Ikokwu Dateline: Bellatera, Barcelona, Spain. On a cold and suspect sunny Thursday afternoon, Adewale a colleague from Lagos State, Nigeria, came to my school office to see me. We occasionally meet to compare notes, talk about our country and exchange ideas on sundry subjects. […]

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Is Romantic Love More Important than Platonic Love?

Boqueria Market, Barcelona. Photo Credit: Chiogor Ikokwu Dateline: Rambla Del Raval, Barcelona, Spain Matters of the heart are complicated. There are no easy answers and some people get pretty riled up discussing it. Why the topic? I’ve been living in Barcelona for a couple of months studying for my PhD. In the past when I […]

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