Thursday, October 19, 2017
Read Sam Omatseye's "The Nation" Newspaper editorial piece.
WHEN SILENCE MEANS CONTEMPT
By Sam Omatseye
The president has always seen silence as a mark of dignity in a time of crisis. When he opens his mouth eventually, he spews out venom that neither gives him nor the office he occupies any form of dignity.
Tall, gaunt, lean of face with a straight stare and loping strides, his smile comes across more like a lickspittle than a royal. Yet, behind that simpering exterior is a granite heart. However, little cunning or high thinking dresses up his hearty resolves. So, in the final analysis, what we have is not the Buhari of nobility but a pretension to the high moral act. Sometimes that façade confronts us in the form of silence.
Occasionally he does speak. When he breaks his silence, he ruptures not only peace but logic. As I have noted in the past, Buhari’s soul is a battle between the martial impulses of his breeding and the entitlement of his ambience as a Fulani hierarch. And then there is a third. He has managed, since his ouster from power as head of state, to cultivate the talakawa. So, he sees himself as a sort of royal with a common touch. He is simultaneously on top and at the bottom, a prince and pauper, a head and herdsman, at once erupting from the floor and swooping down from heaven.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Hanu releases the visuals to his Debut single "No Smoking Zone" shot in location in Lagos by Adasa Cookey with cameo appearances by Yung 6ix, Charass, Lk Kuddy, Dj Timmy, Percy and a host of others.
"No Smoking Zone" is a fusion of modern day R&B and Konto, The traditional Festac, Ajegunle Lagos sound as Produced by Sally (@Disallybeatx)