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NKEM SAYS: Just Shut Up & Kiss the Girl

My obsession with reading and watching movies started quite early. My parents were not huge on parental guidance or censoring, so at age 8 I was already bored of Roald Dhal, Enid Blyton, Baby Sitter’s Club, Mallory Towers e.t.c and moving on to V.C Andrew, Danielle Steel e.t.c. I...

NKEM SAYS: There Are Two Sides to Every Story & Sometimes There’s Four

We all love fairy tales. It is black and white: the bad character whose evil nature is apparent from the start is defeated and the good character gets a deserved happy-ever-after. It is easy to choose sides, to prove that one was right and the other wrong. But the...

NKEM SAYS: Why Do Men Feel Threatened By Intelligent Women?

Growing up, I was never bullied or given the cold shoulder for being a girl, or for being smart. I remember my school reports were always a celebration at home. My father was super proud of me and my friends never felt threatened or jealous. They were super intelligent...

NKEM SAYS: Don’t Marry Him… He’s 50 Years Old

On the first day of November every year, my mother calls to remind me that my birthday is just 9 days away. I don’t know why she does it, but it has since become the tradition. Just as it is a tradition that she reminds me every 10th of...