” A conversation with mama Ubele” #Minority Contest

As i dragged my luggage into the belly of the empty room, I began to envisage life in a midst of deep green bush, cluttered sounds from disembodied creatures and interaction with these scarce souls. “Good morning sir, welcome to our house ooo. We don dey pray for neighbours to pack come this “domot” since.” … Continue reading ” A conversation with mama Ubele” #Minority Contest

ABANDY CHRISTIANA, Aboh Delta State

Aboh, Delta State. “Omeni-ke okere jini mgbube gbu ose”. Odjowei grinned , remembering the proverb at last. That was how the elders would describe the Ndiom-Atuya troupe, as they sat cross-legged at the edge of the Aboh market square, beside his grandfathers mud-tatched brick palace, adorning their old rafia girdles with glistening beads, in preparation … Continue reading ABANDY CHRISTIANA, Aboh Delta State

A School For Women Who Will be Good Wives

  Anwangabasi could not wait to show her new self to the whole world. Her hands and legs which were decorated with golden Ekpa ku kwa gears, her waist-length braids which were covered with over-the-top hair pins, and her colourful Ofong Ukod Anwang knee-length gown which accentuated her new round waist-line, were just the physical … Continue reading A School For Women Who Will be Good Wives

Red Ochre

Igeda, Benue State, Nigeria. Beads swayed with her paw-paw shaped hips as she walked down the forest path. Newly painted spirals of Ochre paint made Akum’s coal skin glisten red.  Striding quickly, she rounded the bend to the stream. Green leaves littered the path with colours only Ohe, the creator, could paint. She slowed down where … Continue reading Red Ochre

Life At The Georges’ Chapter 9

CHAPTER NINE The rest of the week went swiftly. Nothing really interesting happened. No more looking from afar and smacking my lips like a lion skemping a gazelle. All I did was read the text that jasmine sent over and over again, each time biting my lower lip harder and smacking my spirit man for … Continue reading Life At The Georges’ Chapter 9

Caricature Of A Lonely Heart 9

It’d been weeks Julia met her mysterious Marvelous and they had tried to maintain communication. She had tried talking to her first caller who seemed to have had a bad impression of her. She thought she had to do some damage control but he didn’t seem interested. It was like his mind was made up … Continue reading Caricature Of A Lonely Heart 9

Diary of a Rogue Priest: Ought’a Change

Diary of a Rogue Priest: Ought’a Change

Today is Easter Sunday. The church world over is celebrating the death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Easter is the greatest feast for all Christians (not Christmas). On this day we are all delivered from the powers of darkness by the death of Jesus on the cross, and chains of sin … Continue reading Diary of a Rogue Priest: Ought’a Change