Poem: Diamonds like a star


My diamonds shine like a star, that's why you see all on my flexing All these ice on my wrists , a new lexus I got a million on my wrist, got that rollie froze like a twist I earned it so I press it , my diamonds like a star I know how it … Continue reading Poem: Diamonds like a star

When you connect with billionaires, millions start looking different to you.


A half-billionaire in USD gave me 30minutes of his time today and during our chat he asked me how much one of my companies is worth as per our last raise and the amount I mentioned felt like I had sold bits of that company for only some couple cents. I was almost embarrassed to … Continue reading When you connect with billionaires, millions start looking different to you.

Understanding the DNA of Neo-Colonial State Violence


The fallacy of independence is when so-called citizens think they are citizens when in reality they are simply subjects to their state. Their new conquerors are not in a different shape or form from them. They themselves don't even know what possesses them to perpetuate the colonial subjugation upon those who would otherwise be family. The system they inherited excludes them and gives them a new nature that helps them see themselves as separate and above their masses. It is in the DNA of colonially-inherited state institutions .

Nigeria must work for Nigerians


The #EndSars protests in Nigeria are a sign of wider discontent and anxiety among Nigerian youths for their future. Nigerian youths face an increasing lack of opportunity. #EndSARS is just a symptom of a much wider decay in Nigerian society. The Nigerian government will be well served to listen and accelerate its efforts towards creating a Nigeria that works for Nigerians rather than only for the 0.1% elite & their foreign collaborators.

all lives matter. Black Men Must Matter Too.


Source: PickPik All Lives Matter. White Lives Matter Asian Lives Matter Arab Lives Matter Indigenous Lives Matter Black Lives Matter Black Women Matter Black Men Matter Too! In racialised societies especially in those where White Men are dominant at the top of the pecking order, Black People generally have worse outcomes in longevity and income … Continue reading all lives matter. Black Men Must Matter Too.

The Coronavirus is still infecting humans and economies:


Within three-quarters of its outbreak, the virus has infected more than 18 million lives, killed roughly two-thirds of a million, shrank and still shrinking economies. The world has so far expended over 11 trillion dollars in stimulus package.But the virus cannot be defeated by a financial stimulus. It can only be defeated by a vaccine and … Continue reading The Coronavirus is still infecting humans and economies:

The virus is not only going after the lungs of migrants. It’s also going after their pockets & consequently feeding off (feasting on) the dollars they sent home:


Latest op-ed for FP: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/07/20/covid-19-remittances-pandemic-humanitarian-disaster/ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dapelz_it-is-too-late-to-save-these-victims-of-the-activity-6690994311250673665-e6Io https://twitter.com/dapelzg/status/1285229022360862720?s=21

Fiscal-related corruption in Nigeria runs through a ‘five-man’ syndicate. Here is how the network operates & what can be done to fracture it:


Fiscal-related corruption in Nigeria runs through a 'five-man' syndicate. Here's how the network operates & what can be done to fracture it: https://businessday.ng/opinion/article/the-network-of-fiscal-related-corruption-in-nigeria-and-how-the-syndicate-operates/ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dapelz_the-network-of-fiscal-related-corruption-activity-6687083773722447872-Jf4A https://twitter.com/dapelzg/status/1281319182341193729?s=21

How education in Nigeria seem to be fanning (rather quenching) the flames of inequality in the country


In Growth Alone Won’t Help the Poor, 1st published by the US Foreign Policy Magazine in the run-up to recent presidential elections in Nigeria, I argued that: Social mobility has been stagnant in Nigeria for decades. High-paying jobs simply go to those with high-quality degrees. And high-quality degrees are a function of a high-quality education. … Continue reading How education in Nigeria seem to be fanning (rather quenching) the flames of inequality in the country