Damola Awoyokun

Damola Awoyokun is an essayist and historian. He lives in London.

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Granted Prof Akinwale became a professor at a relatively young age. Granted he became the Dean of studies at a young age but with these lapses of thought so far, I am still waiting for justifications of such precocity…

The Church has no more credible reason to hold on to her prohibition of condoms. Onanism, on which the prohibition rests probatur ex scriptura is a blatant ignorance of the findings of science. It is not sperm that gives human life. It is the union of sperm and ovum…

What struck me when I saw the sitting plan of the BA77 flight on which Jimmy Mubenga died on October 12 was his seat’s proximity to the toilet at the back of the plane. Also was the fact that he was hedged in left right and centre by hefty security operatives…

It was distressing that the Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab botched Christmas day bombing incident has put Nigeria too on the global terror map. But the chilling news is that to Al-Qaeda, it has spotlighted the country as a place to invest…

Geniuses have no time for sanity. They prefer ideas to normality. They are not of us. They are just en route since they do not belong here. While others are fighting for lands and possessions to stake their claim on earth, geniuses are fighting gravity to capture the skies…

When my cousin’s wife with her one-week due pregnancy developed some complications and was rushed to hospital, it was not the doctor that discharged her, it was her pastor. He prayed and asked if she had faith. Who would not answer yes? Like Jesus, he said pack up your mat and go. She too is died…

I have said it before, the problem called Pentecostalism is not in the uncontraceptive spread of churches, it is in how they corrupt the roots of our thinking and return us speedily to the primitive age…

Barack Obama’s victory scored a rebuke on the cultural foundations of our own immigration policy. Here immigration is seen as a means of bringing people as fillers for vacancies of jobs we don’t do…

Why is Abati and many of the mainstream American media scissoring from public discourse the illegality of big brother wire-tapping with which Eliot Spitzer was caught that would have made the case not travel far in court?

Soyinka is Africa’s legendary intellectual but never before has he himself documented such large claims for his moral pre-eminence, his exemplary fulfilment of the intellectual’s mission in the African society as its representative, its curator of memory, its specialist of consciousness, and its looming conscience…