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Our name, Punocracy, is derived from the words pun (humorous use of or play on words) and kratos (Greek for rule, government or power). As a word, it means the rule of pun or –– if you please –– punocrats, a rising group of courageous, witty, and punny writers, not afraid to call a spade a spade. Or not exactly… Sometimes they just prefer to call it a monstrous, canine tooth with a special liking for tender soil. Or even something more unrelated, but trusting on the reader’s wisdom to figure it out. 

We are Nigeria’s first strictly satirical blog with multiple columnists, and occupying this position means a lot to us. You might’ve noticed we have a thing for using pseudonyms. Kindly note that it’s not because our authors are cowardly; it’s just part of the fun.

The word may sound effortlessly like pornography, but don’t be fooled. We titillate your senses in an entirely different way, by experimenting with the intersection between words, humour, and socio-politics.

We aim to be home to different species of Nigerian satirists, where societal issues can be ingested, digested, regurgitated and addressed using the surgical tools of pun and wit. We also would like to be your one-stop-shop for all things satire, and that is why you would find us curating lip-smacking satirical dishes from other websites.

You can always reach out to us if you need ghost-writers with a solid grasp of satirical or simply humorous writing.

At Punocracy, we are fond of saying what we do not mean and meaning what we do not exactly say. So even though this means we get misinterpreted a lot, it also means we are not writing for just anyone.

Hopefully, the world’s satirical literacy (that is, the ability to read and write satire) will somehow catch up.

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