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MAN NO DIE, MAN NO ROTTEN.

Long ago, before I was even a decade old, I had an uncle living with my family, who had a friend that often came by. My uncle’s friend’s popular refrain was, ‘man no die, man no rotten’. I didn’t know what he meant but in my childlike mind, I labelled him Mr. Man-no-die, man-no-rotten. At this point in time, I…

THIS THING CALLED VEX MONEY

The first time I heard of Vex Money was as a freshman, or in Nigerian parlance, a Jambite in the University. I was curious about what it meant, so I asked for an explanation. Back in the university, Vex Money referred to the money that a thoughtful girl takes with her when asked out on a date. It was especially important when…