Any such thing as “mr good enough?”

By Kc Ejelonu.  Email: [email protected]  Twitter: @kcejelonu Is it lowering your standards or being realistic when you decide to settle for ’Mr. Good Enough’? Mr. Good Enough is looking pretty great when you watch your best friend get married, and you’re not even dating anyone … or when you go out with a “very nice” […]

Dealing with a serial liar

By Kc Ejelonu.  Email: [email protected]  Twitter: @kcejelonu Some of us tell “little” lies once in a while and we pray for forgiveness.  Sometimes, a white lie can be better than the harsh truth and almost all the time, lying is an easier and safer alternative. I came face-to-face with a serial liar, though I have […]

Giving Nollywood a bad name

Kc Ejelonu, Close-up, Email: [email protected], Twitter: @kcejelonu I hate the society I live in. All I can do is scream in my bedroom, complain for few minutes and things remain the same. I wish I had a magic wand to change the environment and people. I cannot mention one leader in Nigeria that I can look up to, […]

PDP: An implosion foretold

Candour’s Niche, Ikechukwu Amaechi, 08055069065, [email protected], Twitter@ikechukwuamach To every discerning mind, what happened at the mini-convention of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) penultimate week didn’t come as a surprise. It was an implosion long foretold. All the telltale signs were there. The big surprise would have been a situation where the party bigwigs left the Eagle Square, venue […]

2006 census: Lagos vindicates Odimegwu

Ikechukwu Amaechi, 08055069065 [email protected], Twitter@ikechukwuamach   Will Nigeria ever become a nation of people with shared interests and values? Can we ever move from being a country of disparate tendencies and interests that we have been since October 1, 1960 when we had independence to a nation erected on the foundation that promotes good common good of […]

Ndigbo and Fani-Kayode’s crass irresponsibility

Ikechukwu Amaechi 08055069065 [email protected] Twitter@ikechukwuamach   Once again, the Muslim feast of Eid-el-Fitr has come and gone and Nigerian leaders, as usual, used the opportunity to preach the gospel of peace and unity. Nigeria, they insisted, is the handiwork of God. President Goodluck Jonathan upped the ante when he hosted Muslim leaders who paid him the traditional […]

Can APC seize the moment?

Ikechukwu Amaechi, 08055069065 [email protected] Twitter@ikechukwuamach   Chieftains of the opposition parties in Nigeria are beside themselves with joy. And need I say for good reasons. Their dream baby, the All Progressives Congress (APC), finally became a reality last week. And that is no mean feat. Despite all manner of shenanigans, high-wire intrigues and filibustering by groups ostensibly […]

The past: How much do I share?

Kc Ejelonu Email: [email protected]  Twitter: @kcejelonu So you are in a serious relationship and everything is running smoothly. But as expected, the time has come when your boyfriend starts asking you to share your past. Eeek! What do you do now? Do you freak out? Panic? How much do I share? Everything? The bare minimum? The […]

Self-love

By Kc Ejelonu Having a conversation with a young lady during the week and she complained about not being happy in her relationship but she has to be in the relationship. With the little advice I could offer, just by looking at her I knew she would still stay in that relationship and she didn’t love […]