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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.

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The Lagos Afro Funk Collective at OIRFC at my 70th.

The Lagos Afro Funk Collective at OIRFC at my 70th.

Thanks to Muni's dedicated filming there was some good footage of her husband Ed Emeka Keazor and The Afro Funk Collective playing at my party. It was an evening for dancing feet as after the Collective we had Dave Samuel's Black Light keeping everyone boogieing until...

Photo Gallery – Keef’s 70th – Party Night #2

Photo Gallery – Keef’s 70th – Party Night #2

Let me start by thanking everyone for coming - without you there was no point in doing anything. Then let me thank everyone at Old Isleworthians for the support with a special shout out to Kim and all the bar staff. If you thought Old Isleworthian's had a nice feel...

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Keith Richards

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.

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Outsider Inside.

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.

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