Never Quite An Insider.
A Nigerian memoir.
Twenty years of running multiple businesses in Nigeria qualifies me to write an instructive memoir. Indeed, having blown the whistle on corruption in one multi-national, faced two years of threats and intimidation in the ‘wild east’ of Aba and then sought to change the course of one of Nigeria’s highest profile corporates, I believe I have insights that have value. Throw in some humour and a willingness to tackle controversial subjects and I present you with an unusual account of this misunderstood society and my love affair with it.
Jul 28, 2020
Peter Green. Rest In Peace. In a way, another victim of the ruthlessness of the Music Industry but thanks for the memories and the legacy.
Jul 22, 2020
What’s going On? The stress & mental health effects of ‘The New Normal’, Chiswick NIMBYs who want to ‘Keep Things As They Are’ even if that includes the level of pollution, new music from Charlie Chipcase and a shout out for my dear mate John Clark.
Jul 14, 2020
Select six key words that link all the topics in the post. I challenge you. You can’t. It’s all over the place.
Jul 12, 2020
In these turbulent days should we be quiet about debates that will be shaping our future and, more importantly, what kind of future is possible for our children ?
A book. A Column, Another book. A blog. There is too much racism, injustice, environmental damage, hypocrisy and the like out there to stay silent. So I am not going to. Because I can – and I care enough to want to.Read more →
Having harboured a desire to write for half a lifetime, BusinessDay gave me the opportunity with a weekly column. In 2007 these comments on Nigerian business, politics and society were collected and published. Many of them are as relevant to day as they were then.Learn more →
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It’s not just about me. I am proud of what my sons, Tom and George are doing as well as many of my mates’ children or even my old friends and contacts. This what they are up to or at least the links to their work or what’s influencing them.