Author: Nengi Diri

When was the last time you watched a comedy film that made you laugh until you cried? I hope it’s pretty recent because that’s the magic of comedy films—they bring joy, laughter, and beauty into our lives. When you watch a comedy, you should forget your problems for as long as the film and its exaggerated characters are on screen, cracking you up. I recently heard a comedian say, “I make jokes, but I do my best not to jest,” and I respect that. However, I believe there’s an aspect of true, honest, and undiluted comedy that we’d miss out…

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Not too long ago, I tuned into a show where the host posed an intriguing question to a group of creatives: “Would you consider a career in politics or government?” Almost unanimously, their responses were a resounding “no.” Their decisiveness was striking—they didn’t even pause to reflect. The reasons behind their firm rejections were consistent: politics is a dirty game. This got me thinking. Nigeria stands as the 39th largest economy globally and the 2nd largest in Africa. Our nation boasts a middle-income, mixed economy, and an emerging market with thriving sectors in manufacturing, finance, services, communications, technology, and, notably,…

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On the 4th of July, while Americans were busy celebrating their independence, 17-time Grammy award winner, Kendrick Lamar, added extra sauce to the already-cooked beef between him and Toronto rapper, Drake by dropping the official music video for his Drake diss single, “NOT LIKE US.” Fans and rap analysts believe this release date was intentional, as Kendrick describes Drake as a “Colonizer” in the track. Having followed Kendrick since I was a teenager, listening to the 2009 E.P., “Kendrick Lamar and his debut album released in 2011, “Section.80”, long before he became the worldwide sensation he is today, I feel qualified…

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“Olu Jacobs is dead!” The message read. My heart sank to my stomach, instantly ruining my day. Lord knows I couldn’t bear to lose yet another Nollywood legend. Thankfully, it was just false news. But the death scare had my heart racing and my mind spinning. Growing up, you watch these actors bring life to their characters on screen, and you make the mistake of believing they’ll be here forever. As you grow older, sadly, your Nollywood icons die one after the other. Now, as an adult, you realise we don’t have that many Nollywood veterans left. View this post…

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Last time, we talked about the art of steeze. I explained what it is, how it came to be, and how some people just have it while others don’t. That still holds because steeze cannot be bought. It’s something you either have or you don’t. But I also promised in the last article that I could teach you how to activate steeze mode. Do these ideas sound contradictory? Yes! Do I believe in both? Absolutely! Let me tell you a story. It’s a story you all know. You’ve seen this particular trope in countless films. It’s one of the most…

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Do you know that Apple can decide to sell a digital toaster for 800,000 Naira, and it would sell out within minutes? As recently as June 17, 2024, Apple stock hit an all-time high with a closing price of 322,838 in Naira. How did we get here? We’ve come a long way. And by “we,” I mean humanity. We’ve journeyed from sending messages by bird, waiting a year for a letter to get from America to Nigeria, and waiting at post offices for letters sent weeks ago. Then came the technology boom in the mid-90s. We had phone booths, and…

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Why is your wallet like an onion? Every time you open it, you cry. Don’t go! Please stay with me…Meanwhile, I recently took a poll…and found that 100% of the people in the tent were angry when it collapsed. Oops! Yesterday was Father’s Day—a day to celebrate all the incredible dads around the world. And yes, this day is super important because it’s the one day dedicated to fathers, unlike the 100 Mother’s Days we seem to have each year! So, I hope you made the most of it—called your dads, sent them long and heartfelt messages, showered them with…

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Do you have steeze? Wait, do you even know what steeze really is? If you own a smartphone and scroll through social media constantly, you’ve probably heard ‘steeze’ a million times. Steeze is just one of the countless slangs Gen Zs invent every week, and it’s got millennials and even other Gen Zs spinning. But fear not! In this article, we’re breaking down steeze and a few other trendy Z slangs. Buckle up and stay tuned! If you have steeze, it means you’re effortlessly stylish. In Nigerian terms, it means you can dress. Some might wonder if steeze is just…

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Hello, Nigeria! It’s Democracy Day, and that means double the reason to celebrate! June 12th is a day to celebrate democracy in Nigeria, but it’s also a public holiday! So, while you enjoy some free time by catching up on sleep or binge-watching your favourite shows, take a few minutes to learn why this date holds such significance. Six years ago, former President Muhammadu Buhari declared June 12th the official Democracy Day. Before his announcement on June 7th, 2018, we had celebrated Democracy Day on May 29th for the past 18 years. Naturally, this switch brought mixed reactions. Some people…

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