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Are Kayode Ajala's stories true?

I am a sucker for 'true life' stories which makes it anathema for me to miss saturday and sunday Punch editions .

I am especially fond of Kayode Ajala's  (does anyone remember Hints?). However some of these stories are so unreal that I wonder if they are all made up. Of course, a 'true life' story loses its appeal once it is suspected to be cooked.

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Wow!! I read a lot of those hints and heart magazines back in my secondary school days. I must confess I loved them so much that I became an addict.

If they weren't true stories then his source of getting stories were nice once.

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Kayode Ajala was a household name in the publishing industry, as a result of his plum position in Hints magazine. He was highly compensated, but read that he left them to start his own publishing firm, "Heart magazine". Did not know it went out of business nor that he had quarelled with the founder, who had a column in the magazine, called "Fatherhood with , (have forgotten)) The last I read about Kayode Ajala was on Sunnewsonline and he had nothing but glowing praises for his former Mentor of Hints magazine. Not that I care, those magazines I think are pure garbage.

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plagiarism is frowned upon everywhere. copy but say the source

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I did read a few of his writings back in the days. I must admit that the guy is good. Well pretty strange that a nairalander just admitted seeing that some or one of his story is copied from another source.Even professors from Havard University do copy and paste.There was a recent case.

I want you guys to please allow me to admit that, that guy was good and he ruled the heart of many readers back then, especially the young female family.He was pretty swell.

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the kayode guy right? tell me about it!

@monie: lol I can imagine your dissapointment.

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Hey. First of all, that's AWESOME that you brought up 'Hints'. I was addicted to it for a bit way back in the day. Anyway, it's unfortunate, but his stories are NOT true. Well at least not all of them. How do I know this? Well, a while back, I stumbled on a foreign romance magazine that had a story in it that matched one of the stories in Hints. The only things changed in the article were the names, locations, and dates. Everything else was verbatim. It was really disappointing for me, and I sort of stopped reading his stories after that... You do have to admit that they were freaking hilarious though, huh? LOL... This was eons ago, though.

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yes really i have not read his story either but i do believe that sometime stories that are made up to be true might seems false to people but it might be true is then left for you to decide and see to it, if you can fine it out to be true.

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Whoever you are whatever you do you’ll get sucked up in it once you get into it.

You can catch up on these stories every Sunday @ www.punchng.com.

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i don't think u'll get them anymore these days. they've been off the stands for quite a while except in some areas in lagos like oshodi where u might still get some old copies. newayz me signed off reading those things long ago for their corrosive effect on the young mind.

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ooh!so i might know who he is afterall.Those stories ruled my young mind then,................so, do they still exsist? i mean the hints and hearts?

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sure, i guess he wrote majority of those stories and then there were contributors like Tony Khan (i loved that guys's tales most) and the hospital nurse and then that last page tale by that LovePeddler. was it in hearts or hints? i forget

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i didn't read so much of them those days coz my mum was strongly against my reading them i some how manged to read a few without her knowledgebut anyways, was he the guy who wrote all the stories(ok, maybe most) on hints/hearts or something?

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his tales are full of lies and make belief!

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the one that sent ayefele on erand when his back broke?

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He was writing a page on sundays. then it becomes 1/2 page then bam, he was gone. i guess they sold his page for obituaries...

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He had once worked for them?

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i guess that is why punch dropped him.

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I've read some stories of his, solely due to a female friend giving me Hints magazines to while the time away with, while I wait for her. It's logical to understand that he being a writer, he's bound to inject some bits of fiction to spice up his column. If he's not feeding you entire fictions, that is.

That been said, if you believe all of his stories, Deji, you'd believe anything.

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well i dont think iv read any of his stories

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From the little I read of his articles, it's very hard seeing him write a book. The book would just be downright unreadable.

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