Image courtesy: https://mydiaryofaquarterlifer.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/is-there-such-a-thing-as-part-time-depression/ OOUTH’s very robust medical school curriculum made sure that we had more than our fair share of exposure to psychiatry. To ensure that we received the full dose of the sub-speciality posting- call duty and all- we were actually fully domiciled in a dormitory at the Neuropsychiatric Hospital at Aro for eight … Continue reading Talking depression depresses me, but talk we must
Ever wondered about the seeming sudden attraction to the bottom of the Lagos lagoon alluded to in the preceding blog post on depression? (click on link) Suicide ideation is a telltale sign of depression, a most perilous sign, and there is a tendency for a person already on edge to find a convenient escape route in … Continue reading Still on depression: the werther effect and related matters
'Why do u like them so much? ' 'Cos they stand on the wall, and say: “nothing's- gonna hurt you tonight, not on my watch”' - Response by Demi Moore as lt col Galloway in A Few Good Men(1992) Once again I’m leading with a movie quote. This time from my all-time favourite movie, one … Continue reading Of Medical Matyrdom: Remembering Adadevoh and co.
President Macron’s decision to visit Fela’s African Shine during his recent visit to Nigeria stirred up something in me. Let me surprise you a little by supplying that I was a huge Fela Fan before my life took a somewhat more brotherly trajectory late in medical school. By fan here, I mean fan of his music. His personality was however a different kettle of fish. But my personal conviction has always been to separate baby and bath water. Truth is we all have our flaws and imperfections, so why judge others.
Anyway Macron’s visit got me nostalgic; so nostalgic as to go digging into my archives for some timeless Fela grooves. Its hard to settle on a Best or Favouriite from such an iconic collection, but the closest there is to a best or favourite Fela song for me is Authority Stealing.
So with earphones plugged in and ear…
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You start to take cocaine, heroine and the rest of them because you want to make guy for your friends but the drug don turn to problem Now, see your sef! The drug dealer no care how much you damage your body na your money dey wan take Na you go turn to mister addict … Continue reading Of codeine diets and tramadol snacks
President Macron’s decision to visit Fela's African Shine during his recent visit to Nigeria stirred up something in me. Let me surprise you a little by supplying that I was a huge Fela Fan before my life took a somewhat more brotherly trajectory late in medical school. By fan here, I mean fan of his … Continue reading On Macron, Fela and Authority Fakery
1) Wonder-lust: an innate tendency to get lost or self-absorbed in thought Origin, 2017: pun/neologism by author from the real word and homonym; wanderlust (MY Poetic License Dictionary) Many creative people have their personal creative rituals and eccentricities. Michael Jackson for instance wrote about a giving tree on his ranch: the ideas for many of … Continue reading Wonder-lust: A road trip to Birnin-kebbi
With each dawn return the palpitations As it draws closer everyday With the dark of night descends trepidation As with each tick of the clock time gallops away The midnight oil ceaselessly burns The eyelids droop from the sleep one shuns But people have passed this before You constantly remind yourself So what am i … Continue reading Waiting to excel*
So it came to pass that shoeless, his Dame and their ill-acquired baggage Would depart , exiled, south of the Kingdom they had ravaged And was crowned king the people's warrior sage To replace a rampaging hurricane with a benevolent wind of CHANGE No sooner had KING SPOTLESS ascended the stage. Did a ray … Continue reading THE TALKING DRUM (PART 2): THIS SPOTLESS CHANGE
The talking drum speaks with a cryptic tongue Only he feels slighted, who has done some wrong…… Never on any man had fortune so much rained Than the One from the Creeks after good fortune named Without breaking a sweat he soon became Head of his district after his master’s truncated reign Yet Providence was … Continue reading The Talking Drum 1: shoeless, toothless, clueless.