Marlians! I guess you must have heard of the movement, but what I can assure you is that you haven’t heard of the Marlian cult. Who is a Marlian? This is recent youthful movement gaining ground across Nigeria. According to the urban dictionary, A Marlian is any real follower of the controversial Nigerian singer, Naira Marley. On the surface, this definition seems … Continue reading Marlians, Are They Cultists?
The Sad Side Of Love I couldn’t help but feel the pleasure turning into pains, when I think of the memories burning in my brain, I had no choice but to slide back into my past to erase my fears. Love lie indeed, after been seen as the intense feeling of deep affection, yet we … Continue reading The Sad Side Of Love
I WANT TO RAISE HUMANS, NOT GENDERS. I don’t really understand the kind of children some of our parents are raising now. The kind of children some of us grew up to become. Most parents are busy doing one thing or the other that they don’t really have time to groom their children the way … Continue reading I Want To Raise Humans, Not Genders.
Our identity as a people is our culture—the distinguished values and patterned way of life that manifest in what we collectively hold to be true: what we wear, what we do and how we do them. But now when radical relativism, and unrestrained cultural assimilation are the order of the day, I worry that the … Continue reading On Trends: African Youths and Culture
We aren’t slaves forced to go to school And get employed as civilized servants With a pension too little to own the passion To read the nights and right the days ahead. We need to graduate with good grades Not as frustrates’ with sticks of cigarettes Under the hot weather like an angry welder … Continue reading We Are Students Not Slaves
WRITER’S MISERIES AND NIGHTMARES: EMOTIONAL BREAKDOWN The most electrifying and interesting part of a writer’s life is to hold his or her hardcopy published book on his or her hand, to read or to show some friends and family members and relations. This means a lot to many writers out there. Some have not gotten … Continue reading Writer’s Miseries And Nightmares:Emotional Breakdown.
WRITING IS NOT A CHILD’S PLAY Writing is not for lazy minds, it is not for those who cannot think beyond where they are or what they see. It is not for those who cannot think outside the box neither is it for those who want to do it because others are doing it. It … Continue reading Writing Is Not A CHILD’S play
IT IS A CRIME TO BE POOR HERE The other day I was listening to Olamide’s song “Poverty Die”. The chorus got me, it went into my veins, to my bone marrows; and I remembered how being poor here is a sin, how being poor here is a crime because you will be denied of … Continue reading It Is A Crime To Be Poor Here
WRITER’S MISERIES AND NIGHTMARES: FINANCE Finance is one of the nightmares of every writer out there. Every writer encounters the problem of finance whenever he or she tries pushing his or her book out there for publication. It is a major thing in every writer’s life especially these days when we no longer have traditional … Continue reading Writer’s Miseries And Nightmares: Finance
WHEN JIDE BADMUS WRITES… When Jide Badmus writes poems, he writes poems that grip you like a vice. When he writes, the prison walls are broken and hearts are amended like the sun rising from the East in a beautiful morning to enlighten the earth of its beauty. He is an exceptional poet from others … Continue reading When JIDE BADMUS WRITES
BURYING THE DEAD IS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN CARING FOR THE LIVING IN SOME PARTS OF NIGERIA. “The man that buried his father with cow and the man that buried his father with hen, each did according to their ability”. Igbo Proverb. The chaos and havoc experienced in some families when sharing what a dead man … Continue reading Burying The Dead Is More Expensive Than Caring For The Living
Every seconds the phone keep ringing Every minute a soul goes on a journey A journey of no coming back Many are answering the call A call not to answer It is…When a soul is losing it all out When a life is threatening to end it all All because of life throws one … Continue reading A Call Not To Answer
LETTERS: TO A GREAT PERSONALITY, IFEANYI BERNARD I won’t forget you in a hurry; I won’t. I will hold rivers for you. You have been a brother, a friend, a colleague, a teacher and motivator. You have been helpful to me in many ways in my writing career. You are selfless and kind and enduring. … Continue reading Letters: To A Great Personality, Ifeanyi Bernard
Remember those who were there for you Remember while you have hold on for long Remember your love ones Remember your friend Remember you got God and you are never alone That no matter what you may be going through Someone who got your back is there Watching and looking at you always Reach … Continue reading Before You Take That Life
LETTERS: TO AN EXCEPTIONAL YOUTH LEADER AND GREAT THINKER, SOUL’E RHYMEZ I will hate myself if I fail to acknowledge your impact in my life. You stood to defend my art when the storm came. You came to my inbox some years back, 2016 precisely to tell me to keep writing when they said I … Continue reading Letters: To An Exceptional Youth Leader And Great Thinker, Soul’e Rhymez