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‘Great Writers Develop Themselves.’ Christopher Olaoluwa Ogunmodede's First Draft

Editor at The Republic and author of ‘John Mugufuli’s Baby Fever’, Christopher Olaoluwa Ogunmodede, believes great writing emerges from practice. ‘Just like leaders are made, not born, great writers develop themselves. Or at least, great writing is a skill that can be taught.’ Read our interview.
Dafe Oputu

‘People Die in Nigeria Because They Lack Political Representation’ Dafe Oputu's First Draft

Author of ‘Zombiescapes’ and ‘For the People Without the People’, Dafe Oputu, believes the importance of political representation is understated. ‘It’s literally a matter of life and death—people die in Nigeria every day because of lack of political representation.’