All posts by Dowell Oba

I have an absolute first love for poetry, with a newly discovered flair for stories and prosaic expression. But above all I let the passion for creativity reflect itself, in the best suitable genre and style that carries and goes with the inspiration.
Dry Season

Dry Season

Thick white clouds Retracing posture Atop the layers of earth; Foggy shrouds of white Overclouded landscape Clogging the sunlight In blurry unclearness. In brown faded bushes Lies inhalations of dryness, Catchy like the gasoline In simple lit strikes On matchboxes; Spreading fierce fires To four cornered angles On grassy fields. From silty bits of soil … Continue reading Dry Season

Proverbs as an African Literary Form

Proverbs as an African Literary Form

Once a scholar quipped: “What is great about proverbs? Anybody can utter them.” Somebody retorted “OK, tell one!” “Eh” and then he ponders. It is very hard indeed to condense so much wisdom in so few words. Proverbs has been and remains a most powerful and effective instrument for the transmission of culture, social morality, … Continue reading Proverbs as an African Literary Form

I May Be Lying in the Gutter, I’m Looking Up at the Stars

The streets lie harshly deserted As the cock’s crow is sifted within. The air rotates and speaks to itself With none visible presence on the lonely ground. The roads lose constant patronage As the to and fro rush rides cease the fleet. The breeze blows on roughly cold As the dry wind seizes serenity. And … Continue reading I May Be Lying in the Gutter, I’m Looking Up at the Stars

Nollywood – The Future of a Nigerian Blockbuster

Nollywood – The Future of a Nigerian Blockbuster

In this age of technological advancement and breathtaking man-made creations, a movie lover like myself cannot help but marvel with speechless dazzle at the height at which movies are marvelously created, first in Hollywood, and secondly in Indian Bollywood, all in varying unique proportions. But before I wet myself fully in today’s essential drift, which … Continue reading Nollywood – The Future of a Nigerian Blockbuster