'Nigeria today: raw, painful, human.'
Tunde Ososanya (born 1990) is a Broadcast Journalist living in Nigeria. A graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, he currently works with the BBC in Lagos and specialises in reporting in Pidgin English.
He began his career as a television presenter with the Nigerian Television Authority in 2016, going on to become a Senior Editor with Legit.ng. He has also been a Contributing Writer for Opera News.
He is a fellow of the African Academy for Open Source Investigations (AAOSI).
Will Baami ever stop beating up his wife and become a commissioner? Will Ezinne ever go on a date with Chibuzor, Segun's answer to Cristiano Ronaldo? Will Oladayo always be bullied by Benjamin, the corrupt politician's son? Will Musa's friends Maryam and Kabiru survive Boko Haram's attack on their village?
The life of the underprivileged, whether in urban Lagos or in the countryside in northern Nigeria, is always desperate and provisional. In this collection of twelve short stories, Tunde Ososanya exposes the challenges of daily life and the efforts of ordinary people to aspire in the face of overwhelming odds.
There are distractions. Humour is one, observed in the audacity of conmen who ride the yellow danfo buses. Magic is another, in the spirit world that Mr Benson asks his Literature-in-English students to write about. But the most immediate is always sex, the ultimate escape.
Twelve stories about invisible heroes, each fighting the tragedy of modern Nigeria in their own way.
Lagos, Life and Sexual Distraction
EXTENT 150 pages
SIZE 203mm x 127mm (8” x 5”)
BIC CODES FA, 1DBKN
GENRES Short Stories, Nigeria, West Africa,
Teenage Angst, Young Love, Political Corruption, Fate
PUBLICATION DATE 6 April 2023
PR/PUBLICITY Dr Stephen Games