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.
Rugby – you may watch professional matches at Twickenham from the comfort of your television armchair but the reality of community rugby is another story – plus insights into the joys from the dark side.
Songs that reflect our current times describing our mood of ennui, subdued rage and disguised vulnerability: The voice of Bettye LaVette and the words of Dylan and Cohen. Meanwhile, Edward Lear might have a better chance at decsribing a government who clearly do not understand breweries and piss ups.
Avoiding those old Lock Down Blues by getting off my arse and finding ways to stay positive (and Maya, I ain’t reducing neither!).
“When a tradition gathers enough strength to go on for centuries,
you don’t just turn it off one day.”