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Onalaja 'Gbenga
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Don't blame the Nigerian man
The diminutive white banker next to the Nigerian man is sweating. Big, ripe lumps of liquefied anxiety. His matted hair glistens and his leather jacket lays limp on his shoulder.  He’s from New York, he had told the Nigerian man back in the lounge. This tri...

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On being practical : A letter to my new atheist friend
A stilt house around Third Mainland Bridge. (c) Gbenga Onalaja, 2017.  Hey,   Hope you've been well? I'll get right to it.  First. Being a Christian is not a burden. It's a perk.  I would have been humble and kind to my neighbours anyway. It's simply more f...

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On humans and illusions of control
I am listening to a pretentious suit pontificate on how to make it in life. " The secret to success is .... " I stop listening now. I am thinking: This speaker has no idea what he's talking about it - like most of us. He's just the one brave enough to make ...

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6 years that were far worse than 2016 and why you didn’t hear about this Ebola vaccine
2016 was god-awful.  We had:  the shit show that was the US election the rise of neo-nationalism the death of liberalism as we know it BREXIT the many celebrity deaths Aleppo batman vs. superman On the local front (Nigeria):  your cost of living doubled whi...

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Do it like man
Or: a cisgendered boy’s “angu” to this feminism something I have a sister, two nieces and was raised by a strong independent mother. But when a conductor shoves me out the back door of a bus at 20mph, I am reminded that this patriarchy isn’t all rosy for th...

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The Crush Reckoning
I had forgotten she was once a crush till I saw her that Christmas evening.  Old crushes were meant to look like a bad dream having snapped out of your obsession for so long. It was different with her. She was as beautiful as that first day I saw her in Sun...

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Cloudy with a Chance of Freewill Gifts
Or: An unplanned commentary on wealthy Pastors and Churches "So Moses sent out orders through the camp: "Men! Women! No more offerings for the building of the Sanctuary!" The people were ordered to stop bringing offerings!" - Exodus 36:6 The people gave fre...

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