…Our Ram Is Haram is a satirical story of a stingy police man, who for the first time bought a ram for the Sallah celebration. The story is narrated through the eyes of his teenage daughter, Maimuna… _____________________________________ “Allahu Akibaru lauakbar!” The Ladan’s voice ran through the woofers that peeped above the Mosque-minaret to wake … Continue reading Our Ram Is Haram
Insomnia. I am happily sad in a stupefying boredom masked in an unexplainable excitement as I lie doggo, watching yesterday craw lingeringly into today. Ocean of worries is filled to drown, but the mind is kept afloat. The second ticks, the minute limps, dragging the hour along at a snail’s pace. Zeitgeist, the spirit of the … Continue reading A Collection of Scattered Thoughts
………for Sister Ebiere who asked for a short story…………… My teary eyes searched for absolution in the phlegmatic face of the judge, as she slowly perused through the lines of the paper in her hands. It was the last of the papers she’s been reading since she overruled my lawyer’s objection. Barrister Ken- my lawyer … Continue reading Holy Sin
The Book Reign Initiative – BRI, as part of its activities in driving rural educational development through innovation and promoting the reading culture in Nigeria, wishes to discover new artistic talents and hereby call for entries in the #BRI- Echoes In The Web Design Contest. Echoes in the Web is the newest work of … Continue reading Win $200 in the #BRI – Echoes In The Web Design Contest!
-TWO- In the same early hours of the day, the new Ugandan Ambassador to Nigeria arrived at the Ugandan House in Lagos. He arrived with his military Attaché, Balondemu. Balondemu has been in active service with the Ugandan Air Force and has spent most of his life as intelligence personnel with the former … Continue reading fEMIoWOLABI’s Echoes in the Web – Excerpt 2
“Ouch! Gently please,” he heard his wife mutter softly at the other end of the phone. Being both insecure and impetuous, he resisted the urge to mull it over. Outraged, imagining the worst, he abruptly terminated the call. ———————————————— -ONE- Prior to his fourteen-year marriage with Mangeni, Bolaji, while a bachelor, had always boasted … Continue reading fEMIoWOLABI’s Echoes in the Web – Excerpt 1
My short-long story started when I gained admission into the university to study Bio-Medical Engineering. I was just eighteen. I loved Biology, Physics and Mathematics when I was in Secondary School and I’d always wanted to pursue a career in the Medical-Engineering profession. The future seemed so bright for me. It was promising. … Continue reading Which should I use to kill him?
He has been nicknamed ‘The Butcher.’ His machete is always sharpened to accomplish the task. In other words, unzipping the feminine flaps. Getting a woman to bed, for the foppish Richard is a cinch. It is that easy. Ask Richard why he flirts around, he’s going to tell you of one of his father’s … Continue reading The Missing Condoms
NB: Readers’ discretion is strongly advised. …..Of sadness, loneliness and Godliness…… I was going to write this as if it’s going to be the last. And as I carefully touch kikelomo my temporary i-pad to type, I began to ponder on so many things. Have I lived or existed? Oh sorry, I mean am I … Continue reading Echoes from Heaven
This life, this country and this our Lagos sef are enough topics to write on. I mean my own life as a Nigerian living in Lagos. The real me lives here at No.10 Anuoluwapo Street, Mushin. And No. 11 on the same street is my shop where I do my tailoring job. Image At least … Continue reading The real and imaginary lives of Baba Ramota
…………..Uyo, 1989……………… Death was around. The atmosphere had become cheerless as the mortuary. Silence took preeminence like we do witness during daily mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church. The day wore a mournful look and the whole thing looked as clammy as death itself. I was fifteen but Mma had always told me about this … Continue reading A thing of the mind
Dear readers, I’ll not place any age restriction to reading this. However, I must let you know that this piece contains strong sexual languages. Therefore, if you know you can’t cope with such, you are advised to quit straightaway. The writer will not hearken to complaints of inconveniences while reading. I’m thinking if that first … Continue reading Cypridophobia – The Fear of Prostitutes
The title of the movie is The Figurine, and it’s subtitled Araromire. The story was written by Kemi Adesoye and produced & directed by Kunle Afolayan who aswell stars in the film as one of the main protagonists. The fineness of this film is first seen in the line up of the notable cast. … Continue reading Araromire The Figurine: A Movie Review by fEMIoWOLABI
……for Halimotu Sa’adia- my imaginary wife…….. I bring you greetings from Minna Emirate. As usual, it is a very hot afternoon here as though the ozone layer got torn many years ago. And if you don’t mind, there are dodonkwa-balls here with a chilled calabash of fura to flush it down. If you are … Continue reading 30km from Gidan-Mangoro and 30 minutes from Lambata.
I have paid an obsessive attention, first, to the lyrical details of Timi’s debut album. And musically speaking, please do not argue when I say that the classicism which the album belongs is such that we would only get to see once in a decade. I need not exaggerate! The title of the album- ‘Beautiful … Continue reading Beautiful Noise: Timi Dakolo’s Album Review.