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.
Jun 21, 2020
Why do Christies Auction House wish to continue with the practice of collusion in the looting and stealing of Cultural artifacts from across the world – and some of my connections with Igbo culture.
Jun 19, 2020
Are you waving or downing?
Jun 18, 2020
On Blogging about Chiswick and on the wider issues raised by BLM and what that means where it all started – In Africa. The cover photograph is from five years ago when I attended the wedding of the daughter of the Osolo of Isolo, His Royal Majesty, Oba Kabiru Agbabiaka.
Jun 15, 2020
Chiswick shows solidarity with Black Lives Matter plus a delicious Ice cream and more Bobby Womack.
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.