Nimide Ogbeun

Critic

Nigeria

Nimide Ogbeun works as the assistant Editor of StyleVitae and a book reviewer at okada books

Side Babies: Contemporary Women in Africa

Date: 20 May 2016 Category: Books
7.0 Rating
When I first saw the title “Side Babies,” I was expecting a collection of witty and entertaining stories. But what I got was something different. I got the wit all right but above that, I got soulful, thought-provoking monologues and conversations and foolproof life quotes (What’s a book without quotable quotes really?). In this 7 story compilation, Zainab Omaki with such fluid grasps of literature focuses on women – their capabilit ...

Guardians of the Seal

Date: 11 Aug 2016 Category: Books
8.0 Rating
I remember when The Da Vinci Code movie, was first released in cinemas in Nigeria. It was the year 2006 and after much outrage by the Christian bodies, it was eventually suspended from showing in cinemas nationwide.
I certainly didn’t feel any sadness over the ban as I was one of those who wondered why anyone in their right mind would add or take away from the bible when it was clearly banned in Revelations 22:18-19.
I s ...

Lie to Me, Dan

Date: 30 Jan 2013 Category: Books
7.0 Rating
When lies form the beginning and foundation of a relationship/friendship, it is bound to take a wrong turn. Lie To Me, Dan is set in the familiar walls and language of the Nigerian University where several personalities, individuals and secret organisations are formed. I remembered vividly my university years while reading this book- the amazing people I met whose friendship still holds true till now. This book also took me back to the days ...