All posts by Fiyinfoluwa Akinsiku

I am what I am.
An evening with Caine Prize Winner, Rotimi Babatunde and friends.

An evening with Caine Prize Winner, Rotimi Babatunde and friends.

That day was the second of November 2012. Ayodele Olofintuade  had put up on Facebook an invitation to a reception for Rotimi Babatunde, 2012 Caine Prize winner, at Drapers Hall, Institute of African Studies, University Of Ibadan. It was tagged, An evening with Icarus and Friends. Prior to this I had not met Rotimi Babatunde, … Continue reading An evening with Caine Prize Winner, Rotimi Babatunde and friends.

For Prestige. For Honour. (Pt 2)

In recent times, her family had tried to match-make her and it had been so annoying. First, during Baami’s Baba ijo reception in his mansion at Funbi Fagun, Uncle Adekunle, Baami’s younger brother, had introduced her to Leke, a guy that smiled like an oda – a stupid drooling fool. His dressing was awkward: red … Continue reading For Prestige. For Honour. (Pt 2)

For Prestige. For Honour. (Pt 1)

Seto had never been so infuriated all her life. She walked as fast as her legs could carry her, and with one last stride got to her Highlander Jeep. She opened it, jumped inside and threw her handbag on the passenger’s seat. Her lower lip disappeared into her mouth. Her eyebrows came together. Her hand … Continue reading For Prestige. For Honour. (Pt 1)

You Should Not Blame Me (Pt 1)

Dirty, robbed, humiliated and violated. That was how I felt. My innocence, character, purity took a bow and walked off the stage, leaving me, the confused spectator. That was when it happened. Tears gushed down my face like insane torrential rainfall at the start of a long overdue rainy season. The tears first gathered and … Continue reading You Should Not Blame Me (Pt 1)