Tunde woke up that morning with sweat all over his body like he had been placed inside an oven. Sweat dampened his pants hanging around his loins. He glared frantically at the revolving fan, standing behind his small frame room. His heart was beating so fast as he pondered on the nightmare-that same devilish dream. … Continue reading The Devil’s Toy
Every hour of every single day My thoughts remind me of the way We met and pledged our love to each other As we shared every word and deed like no other It was a day even my dreams can tell As my every word narrates its loving tale Of how nature’s all-seeing eyes blinked … Continue reading Come, Stay With Me Forever
SOCIETY OF YOUNG NIGERIAN WRITERS CALL FOR ENTRIES SONGS OF UNITY: AN ANTHOLOGY OF POEMS (For commemoration and celebration of Nigeria @ 54 Independence). The Society of Young Nigerian Writers is now calling for submissions from young Nigerian poets residing in Nigeria and outside for its Songs of Unity : An Anthology of Poems to Mark … Continue reading Call For Entries Songs Of Unity: An Anthology Of Poems
A gentle nudging hope Thudding against a bleeding soul Would mama be proud of her boy When she sees these laurels he’s won? Beauty they say is in beholding But nobody beholds burnt bodies Aren’t they beauty too? Cremated alive, these gory piles Of flesh, charred mother, father and child in this twenty first century … Continue reading Beauty is A Gift
54 years of independence, with all our enormous wealth from oil and we cannot boast of steady electricity; while the story is different here, in even Kenya. I know why I chose the Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya for my Master of Arts in International Studies. I have to start … Continue reading Happy Independence Nigeria?
It wasn’t hunger that drove Sade to root for food in her fridge after three days of living on water and crying like a starving infant. It was the realisation that her baby needed nourishment. The realisation that her baby needed a sane mother. Not one that hung her head low as soon as her … Continue reading Naija Heels on Cobbled Streets 13
Faceless Cloaked Shrouded in obscurity With deeds so evil That evil seems too good a description With qualities so un-ghost like Yet they disappear into thin air Sneaking about with their quilt of death The dark quilt wound tight around their neck Consuming them with so much hate On their fatherland they have become a … Continue reading Arise Naija
Mr John’s story. Three kids from the school have started to bother me, why? I wonder, they keep bringing leftovers from their kitchen, did I tell them I was hungry, eh? Or do I not look well fed? I may be dirty and a bit crazy but my O.C makes sure I am okay. They … Continue reading Mad John the traffic man – Part 2
Well she told me not to trust you babe, But It was okay if I trusted me. Said you made them smile too, so it wasn’t just me But I wanted to taste the waters so i dived in. And yes, the ocean water had me breathless. You and I, As messed up as we … Continue reading Surely We Had The Best Beginning
I have heard about the existence of this old boy with a beautiful mind, Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka, ever since those yore days of childhood. Wole Soyinka does not know me, I have not seen him eyeball to eyeball or even caught a physical glimpse of him.Then, so I also do not know him. I … Continue reading If Wole Soyinka and his Family and Friends Exist?