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.
May 23, 2020
“What I was interested in was conveying an emotional message, which means using everything you’ve got inside you sometimes to barely make a note.” Nina Simone.
May 22, 2020
Have London’s parks ever been so busy or, to be fair, as important as we seek the fresh air while keeping our distance?
May 20, 2020
A kind of ‘random ramble’. Some follow up to the last blog on mental health – a couple of different ‘what to watch’ recommendations and what have Lord of the Rings and potatoes got to do with my week ?
May 18, 2020
The second part of the Blog on Mental Health – the need for Compassion. We are all going to need a friend and to be ready to be a friend.
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.