Once upon a time Beans

What triggered my happy fingers this time? It was a weird sight I saw at a restaurant recently. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the combo before this guy. Beans and moinmoin. Beans and moinmoin! You said? "And so what?" Aah, you must be some weird reader too. Lol. Read on. Beans had always …

When a Woman Cries

It's been such a long time. Apologies. But thank you for checking back once again. Better things to come. Meanwhile enjoy this.   She was my first patient on that Monday and we started. One may say the elderly woman was a bit garrulous, but I understood she just wanted to uncork all her bottled …

Ah Shoki; My dance chronicle

Any Yoruba peep born within the last three decades would have witnessed successions of dance steps, both local and foreign. He or she would have been told how popsy and maale used to twerk in their 'glory' days to the rich Apala tunes when they would 'mu owo kan soke, mu owo kan si bebere …

Owambe; Our thing

Known by 'englishers' with such words as function, ceremony and so on, we in the southwestern part of Naija prefer Owambe, yes Owambe, a name now being borrowed by other ethnic groups to describe their various parties. Also unpopularly called Ariya, the Yorubas are arguably the Nigerian tribe that elaborate events the most and have …