Like many millennials and zoomers, growing up in 21st century Nigeria, I was plagued by several rounds of identity crisis. Being of Igbo origin, one of the many ethnic groups in Nigeria and raised in the Eastern region of the country, I had so many encounters with all aspects of…


Having recently binged the Netflix series Troy: The Fall of a City, I made an interesting realization that made me think the Trojan war was more than just Helen’s goddess-like beauty. …


Of the 6 years of Buhari’s presidency, he’s never made a truer statement than the one he recently made at the Global Education Summit in London. I quote, “You can’t succeed outside your educational qualification”. Making this statement, he probably didn’t think it’d have a boomerang effect and identify him…


The issue of rape is always sensitive and has far-reaching complications that go beyond the victim and the accused. Public perception and reaction is relevant and once the public is involved, naturally, outrage pours out onto the accused and pity accorded to the victim; as it should be. …


Over time, several Nigerian governments have devised paper-beautiful ways of churning out patriotic youth into society. From long hours of civic education to the requisite one year spent serving your country immediately after graduation in the National Youth Service Corps. …


Just like in most toxic, one-sided relationships, the Western world has been very envious seeing Africa move on to a better relationship with China. The relationship the West had with Africa had been a painful and abusive one spanning six centuries. The beginning of Africa’s relationship with the West was…


Younger Generation Africans May Have a Solution to the Double Lives Their Parents Led

For a while after colonization by the West, the African identity was perceived as inferior especially by those that claim this identity. It was painted as barbaric, unkind, and regressive. To succeed, you have to be…


Yes, you guessed it right, I’m referring to Nigeria. On the surface, Nigeria claims to be secular but you don’t have to take a closer look to notice how religion permeates every aspect of governance and society generally. As much as 98 percent of Nigerians identify an Abrahamic religion making…


For the purpose of this article, child abuse is used in the African context which suggests that inflicting pain on a child is discipline. Before I go on, I advise that if you don’t have an open mind or take criticism lightly, you best stop reading.

Eventually, every society evolves…


There is this consensus that 2020 has been one of the worst years in history. But do we have the right to play the victims? The short answer is no. We victimized 2020 long before it turned out nasty. …

Araka Chukwunweike

I see things happening around me and decide not to stay quiet. I have a voice and this voice must be heard.

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