A Peculiar Narrative?

Here is the list of Nigeria’s Most Dapper (Men who step it up) according to ThisDay Style of Sunday April 25, 2021: Tony Elumelu, Wizkid, Akin Faminu, Ayo Adejugbe, Banky W, Bayo Oke Lawal, Burna Boy, Davido, Denola Grey, DJ Spinall, Ebuka Uchedu, Efe Tommy Adabamu, Eyimofe Atake, Gabriel Akinosho, Igee Okafor, John Boyega, John Obayuwana, Kojo Williams, Korode Roberts, Lanre Ogunlesi, Lolu Akorade, Mai…

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#Liam Neeson’s The Marksman as a Metaphor series 3: Keep your word

Words are bridges made stronger by actions. The right actions strengthen or maintain the bridges the way regular maintenance strengthen the efficient working of any machine. Weak actions or inactions undermine the bridge. If nothing that can be done when the foundation is destroyed, what hope is there for the mission if the bridge between the victim and the rescuer, is destroyed?

#Liam Neeson’s The Marksman as a Metaphor series 2: Don’t scare easily

Typically, victims are hunted, trapped, incarcerated, and or abused. Consequently, those who attempt to rescue them using constitutional means, easily become targets themselves, and potential hosts to fear and terror. Marksmen are not cowards for the simple reason that ‘cowards die many times before their death’ (apologies Julius Caesar). When Liam Neeson said he didn’t ‘scare easily,’ it was his way of saying he’s not…

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#Liam Neeson’s The Marksman as a Metaphor series 1: Come equipped

Many are called but few are chosen by the call from today’s victim. But it does not mean that the chosen few run to the mission field without the assistance of others. They know among the many, who and what to call, when and how. And they appropriate these external resources because from the get go, they have some special skills and abilities of their…

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#Liam Neeson’s The Marksman as a Metaphor series: 10 Deductions for a world riddled with victims

Liam Neeson’s The Marksman is a work of fiction but the timing of its release necessitated this intervention. The world is in an emergency, from the point of view of victims. The world is currently riddled with victims of all shades and forms. Many have nowhere to look for deliverance. Abuse, molestations, oppression, discrimination, deprivation, defamation, destruction and so many other manifestations of victimhood. The…

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Can anyone reach the gentleman married to ‘an amazing wife’ but who has a child with his mother-in-law?

Yesterday my neighbour came to me to discuss the story of the gentleman who called into 99.3 Nigerian Info FM some days ago to share a most excruciating tale. He told the two presenters that he has a child with his mother-in-law. Also, he described his wife as an amazing woman. Unfortunately, he ran out of call time as one of the presenters prodded him…

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As Ma Rainey, Viola Davies reveals why she could ‘never stand no silence’

She was chosen by providence to deliver the blues. She had received a special gift capable of lifting hearts buckled by the prevailing conditions of an era. As Ma Rainey, Viola Davies found the blues because she could ‘never stand no silence.’ The blues did not allow silence unnerve her. It did not allow the silence frighten her with the many dark images of oppression…

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: Chadwick Boseman entered hearts when he wanted to be inside Toledo’s head

Representing the many thousands of people who carry in their hearts deep wounds from life’s unexpected cuts and who have resolved to constantly pursue a good time nonetheless, Chadwick Boseman as Levee in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, entered many hearts when he wanted to be inside Toledo’s (Glynn Turman) head for five minutes. For one who had been a superhero in another life showing vulnerabilities…

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What about those who conned US$32 million from a 90-year-old woman in Hong Kong?

Why would anyone think of conning a 90year old woman? What’s a 90year old woman doing with $32million? Are you serious? Are you serious yourself? Please let’s not trivialize such a serious matter. Who is trivializing anything? You, my friend. I asked why anyone would think of conning a 90year old woman and the first thing that comes out of your mouth is what’s a…

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