August 26, 2018 Zeta

When Jude Abaga hit the scene with his Crowd Mentality single in 2006, Nigerian hip-hop heads welcomed the freshness of his idea, the audacity of his witty lyrics tightly packed in bars and a healthy dose of social commentary. And when his debut LP, Talk About It, hit the shelf…

August 19, 2018 Zeta

Maria has been in a popular hospital for three weeks since the delivery of her twins. She says her husband ran away after he found out she was pregnant. Despite the cheap cost of the medical bills, Maria cannot afford to cover her bills. Since then, doctors, whose profession is…

August 12, 2018 Zeta

For every rational human being, finding love is, arguably, one of the best things in life. And when that love enjoys the support of friends and family, the joy is fuller. But for Shalom Shoremi, finding love pitted her against her family. The problem? Her partner was of the same…

August 5, 2018 Zeta

Sex, a word often regarded across traditional cultures as that which must be spoken with caution. In some traditional societies, anything related to sex and genitalia must not be said euphemistically. The perceived vulgarity must be attenuated so minds might not be corrupted. In fact, sex education is a no-go…

July 15, 2018 Zeta

There are only a few things more horrifying than the accusation of rape. In recent years, social media has been awash with conversations revolving around this divisive topic, from accusations of revered celebrities to victims bravely narrating their experiences. These stories date back decades, revealing that rape is not a…

July 8, 2018 Zeta

Nigeria is replete with people who make it their life work to do the exceptional. They thrive in adversity and take bold steps to do what needs to be done. Meet Bolajo Fawehinmi (who capitalised on taking polaroids in Nigeria), Tiwalola Olanubi Jnr (New Media expert and social media consultant)…

July 1, 2018 Zeta

James Ademuyiwa, a social media marketer, does not believe the police is a friend. After two nasty experiences with men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Abeokuta and Lagos, his disposition is more than justified. The first time he was arrested for committing no crime, he was walking down a…

June 17, 2018 Zeta

In an extravagant landscape filled with pop divas and entertainment kings and queens, Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau-Ameh, popularly known as Kaffy, stands out. Dance is so encoded into her DNA that her name is one of the first that comes to mind when dance in Nigeria is mentioned. But growing up…

June 10, 2018 Zeta

Oluwaforijimi Adewale Amu did not set out to be a renowned disc jockey. The thought of spinning turntables did not immediately appeal to him. But that career happenstance is not only putting bread on his table. It has made the man known as DJ Jimmy Jatt a bonafide hip-hop head…