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.
Orwell’s 1984 paints a picture though I have always found Huxley’s dystopia ‘closer to home’. In either case, Covid Passports, new Police Powers and whitewashing Racism all seem a step in their direction. As Huxley said “To parody the words of W. Churchill, never have so many been manipulated so much by few.”
One year on – Highlights of my first ten days of Lock Down – “The Past Is A Different Country”.
One year on – the same but different? My first Covid post one year ago exactly.
Ravenscourt Park Wildlife as part of my coping mechanism and a little Otis to capture my mood.
What is a local girl? Umaimah Damakka is a local girl from Kano making good in a way that allows her to remember and respect her roots while proving that strong modern women can emerge out of traditional cultures.