It was September again. It was drizzling again. Students were back again. Teachers were frustrated again. It was resumption day. The time was past two pm, barely seven hours into the start of a new academic year and teachers were already fed up by the presence of their students and their parents. Students could be … Continue reading Archibald Memorial Secondary School
LIKE MASS SMOKER’S The most needful may look beautiful but full of soot I was carried away in a trance at bluebase trans-amadi Where I peered a cloud of white full of carbon blacks Not everyone was aware, despite the yelling of the poor. As the rich in money uses the poor to clean their … Continue reading A World Of Carbon Blacks
SATIRE 020 I don’t know why Nigeria is this good these days. I don’t know why no one is complaining of hunger and pains. We no longer see dead bodies littered in our streets and no sound of Boko Haram again. I don’t know why the masses won’t suffer a little. The leaders are so … Continue reading Satire 020
Alewa rummaged through her purse for her car keys at the parking lot. She remembered dropping them in earlier when she got to the doctor’s office. She searched and searched as silent tears trickled down her face. She couldn’t believe this was where everything led to, she couldn’t accept this would be her punishment, … Continue reading Forever 1
The lock is broken The cage is opened Bird set free By her captivator “Stay in ur lane, unworthy creature” She stares in awe As she peach to another tree Unknown to her She has become a laughing stock She saw her captivator destroying her nest “I’m unworthy to be called ur own, but one … Continue reading Broken Shackles
Its burning everywhere Yet people still remain,nobody cares They say help ll soon come from heaven I woke up in a city that couldn’t sleep Tomorrow ll always come It’s window wont always be open Its no bad omen, its only check and balance Be patient. @360potential
I don’t know why I agreed to go on such a stupid expedition in the first place. Perhaps, it was because I wanted to impress Kiki. Or because I was simply broke and badly in need of cash. However, whatever it was, I was sorely regretting my decision at the moment. It all began on … Continue reading The Revelation
FOR THOSE WRITERS WHO THINK OF QUITTING I don’t care to know how many times you have being rejected by magazines and online journals, yes, I don’t care because it is normal things to writers. I don’t care to know how many publication houses that your manuscripts have gone to and they bounced back to … Continue reading For Those Writers Who Think Of Quitting.
When sonorous songs of birds woke me from sleep And I saw mountains and valleys at a glance All covered with healthy trees, shrubs and grasses Glistening gracious greenish green I said wow! Enugu is beautiful! When I traveled on the long lonely road That twisted and turned with the rhythms of the hills And … Continue reading Enugu Is Beautiful
Papa doesn’t care if you make it in life neither does he care if life makes it in you. He barely even remembers your name. He calls you Lara today and Victor the day after. Papa also had never for once got it right with names of your twenty-two other siblings. All Papa gets … Continue reading The Thing Between His Legs
“Isaiah 4:1- In that day seven women will take hold of one man and say, “We will eat our own food and provide our own clothes; only let us be called by your name. Take away our disgrace!” If a woman mistakenly speaks a goat will open his mouth and say “Calm down, its a … Continue reading Marriage: Women Trapped In Between Misogyny And Dogma
Imagine a world for no and everyone Where we all are here to be as one and to save the world Where we have no differences at heart despite the differences at hand and our nations can all relate with one happy and unified mind Imagine a place like home that is not your … Continue reading Imagine
One of the major problems or issues that some contemporary Nigerian writers have today is that they want to write and sound like Chimamanda Adichie, Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Christopher Okigbo, Habila Helon and Many others to be accepted by the society. They want to echo from the voices of these people rather than … Continue reading Writers: Stop Copying Chimamanda Adichie’s Writing Style!
(2) Segun glanced sullenly at the time — it’s passed the time for the meeting. He jabbed the horns of his car and it ricocheted angrily. He looked at his back; the traffic was growing longer into the distance. There was hardly any space to move, cars were clustered like sardines. Traffic hawkers inundated the … Continue reading She-Devil Ep 2
￼ The year 2004 ended with loud cracks of colourful fireworks that burst through the dark night and bloomed amongst the stars. I giggled at my parent’s lack of decency as they clung unto one another. I could tell they were whispering sweet things to each other’s ears because each time my father said something, my … Continue reading TÉllÀ (chapter One)