All posts by Idoko

I'm just a laid-back African living in New Zealand

Sydney

The plane was deafening. He could hear loud voices, distressed complaints, of people griped strangely by impatience. His tired eyes searched around. An Indian girl was smiling vehemently at a Nigerian man in his forties, who was about to take the seat beside her. A large Chinese woman struggled in haste, approaching Michael, through one … Continue reading Sydney

A Bitter Tomorrow For Nigeria

On the home page of my facebook account, I came across a link to a blog post that my friends, Raymond Elenwoke and Onyeka Nwelue, had shared. It displayed the luxurious lives the sons of Nigeria’s petroleum minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke, were having in the U.S, meanwhile some Nigerians at home were dying in poverty, and … Continue reading A Bitter Tomorrow For Nigeria

An Encounter with Asa’s Second Album, ‘Beautiful Imperfection’

An Encounter with Asa’s Second Album, ‘Beautiful Imperfection’

The first track of Asa’s second album introduces the listener into her lyrics about life’s happiness, sadness, worry and so on… Her voice which struck the world by storm with her first album four years ago, did not have the surprise effect that leave questions like, ‘who has such an awesome voice? Is she really … Continue reading An Encounter with Asa’s Second Album, ‘Beautiful Imperfection’

A Weak Voice

A Weak Voice

My tongue can’t speak your languages My skin has betrayed me All I have is my pen I suffer the torment raining in my heart I long for the rain To wash over the blood that has replaced my sweat Stares are now stabs against my presence