“The soul that does not eat pepper is a dead soul”

Source » Yewande Komolafe for the NYT: There is a saying in Yoruba, one of the languages spoken by the people of southwestern Nigeria, that translates as “The soul that does not eat pepper is a dead soul.” The saying refers not to just one single element, but to the variety…

“Lagos: Hope and Warning”

Armin Rosen for City Journal:1 In Lagos… nothing is guaranteed. Everything is relative. Your yellow cab could be driven by a drug dealer, or it could be driven by a banker who wants another income. You just don’t know. Poverty, confusion, and moral fluidity haven’t stopped Lagos…

Religion in Africa: Celebrity priests

Source » Update July 25, 2016: As I’ve gotten to know Femi Osunnuyi and the gospel-centered church that he is working to establish in Lagos, I’ve been able to see first-hand some of the troubling celebrity culture that this article is talking about.…