Resistance & Disruption

We have been playing a fool’s game all these years and all of a sudden I have begun to realize how. If one thing the EndSARS protests taught us, it is that these people in power fear mass action which is not backed by selfish interests, and rightly so, because they do not know who to point their guns at or unleash their dogs on. It is because one false move and their illusion of legitimacy to the foreign press and international powers will be shattered. …


The last few days have been quite emotional in a very uncertain world for me.

While the Manchester United game was rounding up and I was gearing up to celebrate my club’s win against a most difficult opponent who we hadn’t won at home for 5 years I began to scroll through my twitter feed and saw sports journalist mentioning something about a European Super league.

As we all know by now that iteration of Super League is all but dead; after significant pressure from the UK government and the fans all 6 English clubs pulled out of the project…


For over 30 years the movie and TV landscape has seen the ascension of what was initially called the Superhero genre. Conceptualized initially in pulp comic books before the middle of the 20th century, it has captured the minds of multiple generations of people and crossed international borders. The superhero trope is not merely a fad or a phase, it has now become vital. …


There is a running joke going on at the moment, one that features the Nigerian youth.

I will make this short as possible.

For the past 22 years, we have watched state and political actors drive the nation along a very unsatisfactory path and limit the ability of the populace to express themselves, educate themselves and seek equity and fair representation in the political space.

Successfully, these actors have managed to add to their ranks one way or the other, one of the easiest which is to satisfy the short term needs of most of those who will give them…


There is something significant, often ignored when discussing the ongoing history of Nigeria as a post-colonial entity by the many groups of people who put any form of effort in documenting and analysing it. Accountability.

When one reads through the many key incidences and watershed moments that have occurred throughout its several decades of existence, one begins to observe the clear absence of justice and comeuppance which in all fairness ought to have been administered to wrongdoers and outright breakers of rules and civility.

The list is exhaustive, even till today and has all but taken the form of normalcy…


Spiderman’s MCU debut

In the MCU movie Captain America: Civil War, when Tony Stark/Iron Man screams “Underoos!”, I got pretty curious, especially when Spiderman responds to the call. A lot of us got swept up like most others with the appearance of the titular hero because it was one of the scenes we had been looking forward to for years, but I for one derived a heightened level of satisfaction from that sole introduction.

You see, many people like me who grew up watching the Sam Raimi Spiderman movies, as well as the David Webb directed Amazing Spiderman movies starring Andrew Garfield, have…


Parallels are interesting things to draw, it gives people the chance to reflect and draw comparisons between two events or objects interacting and the rioters invading the United States Capitol raised very interesting parallels; people of colour all around the world got the opportunity to see how law enforcement treated a different type of protesters who unlike the Black Lives Matter movement ended up posing a threat, not only to lives and property alone but for a moment, seemed as if the very fabric of democracy was at stake. Many people like me had the same question; What if it…


There is a story in almost everything we see and interact with in our daily lives, be it a person, thing, organization, or a concept. Stories emanate from the active or passive interaction partaken by a subject/object from time to time, and it is with this very understanding that things are built.

A case in point has been a little known grilling outfit that has become quite in demand over the past few months; Dare to Grill. In the early days, the desire was to enjoy a nice Saturday in the yard with the boys, with some grilled chicken and…


There have been very few periods where the world has dealt with a common uncertainty; world wars, global terror attacks, Trump. They have tended to be transmitted via the news mostly, but nothing quite prepared us for what we would be facing in 2020. By many policies, white papers, and projections, 2020 was set up and billed to be the dawn of a new decade that would usher the modern world into so many global feats and expectations.

The previous year ended on a relative high of optimism, but with uncountable issues still contending for our attention in many ways…


For the better part of my 20s, I battled with depression and a lot of its fallouts. There were so many irrational decisions and behaviours that consisted that period of my life and it has taken 6 months of therapy (over a year ago) for me to come to my personal realization that the sooner one seeks help regarding their particular mental condition the better.

I am not here to tell you that I live with regret or shame. Far from it, the experiences I have gathered while dealing with my mental illness have helped make me a bit more…

Teniola

Entrepreneur, Humanist, dreamer & thought provocateur INDIE GRIFFIN

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