Opinion

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OPINION: WHY MARKETING GUYS MAY HATE ACCOUNTANTS

I almost chose some other title for this piece. ‘Why I hate Accountants’ would have come as a lacklustre way of glossing mediocrity with sensationalism. I almost hate them really, because they are the gas in the soft drink. I hate the gas down my throat but it makes drinking refreshing. To treat the gas … Continue reading

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOD AND GREAT WRITING?

A good piece of writing holds your attention. It flows smoothly and everything makes sense. It’s interesting and a pleasure to read. Great writing, on the other hand, doesn’t just hold your attention; it commands your attention. You become lost in it. You can’t put it down, and when you do, you want to read … Continue reading

BEST OPENING POETRY LINES

Everyone has their personal list of best opening poetry lines–or at least, everyone should have their list of favorite opening lines. While the first line of a poem isn’t the most important for the whole poem to work, it can often guide whether a reader keeps reading through to the end. Here are some of … Continue reading

WRITERS’ CODE OF ETHICS

Lots of controversy on the internet concerning writers lately. It’s time for… THE WRITERS’ CODE OF ETHICS 1. I will never pay people to write positive reviews of my books. 2. I will never use a false account (aka a sock puppet or anonymous account) to leave negative reviews of any of my peers. 3. I will … Continue reading

MEN: BORN UNFAITHFUL?

This is the story of a very gentle man, loving husband, his lovely wife and 2 beautiful kids. Mr X seemed to be the ‘best’ man in the world, he cared about his family and their welfare. They lived in a house built by his wife on her land. They were not legally married though … Continue reading

OPINION: WHERE ARE THE YOUNG WRITERS WITH WIT AND WISDOM?

Written by Dolapo Aina for Ynaija Frontpage I paid Fifty Naira for my first guardian newspaper in 1994 or 1995 during school holidays. I remember that I heard the vendor’s horn(a rarity in some parts of Lagos, nowadays) and had to rush out of the house, out of the gate, looked left and right(didn’t see … Continue reading

CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE: ‘HOW WILL HISTORY DEPICT THE AFRICAN WOMAN?’

How will history depict the African woman? That is the question Chimamanda Adichie explored as she spoke at the Royal African Society’s first annual literary festival in London. Africa’s leading literary voice and one of Forbes’ Youngest Power Women in Africa, Adichie reflected on five momentous decades of an African literary culture, saying, “Africans must … Continue reading

KATHLEEN NDONGMO: FOLLOW BACK… OR ELSE!

Written by Kathleen Ndongmo for Ynaija Frontpage Imagine a conversation between Chika and Ronke: “Hi Ronke, I really like your dress” “Thank you, Chika.  What a lovely thing to say” “Ok, now you tell me how much you like the dress I’m wearing.” I accepted long time ago that Twitter is for narcissists.  Narcissistic Personality … Continue reading