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.
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
Stop there!’ he yelled. She stopped, looked back and made attempt to kneel in fear of him doing something that’ll hurt her. I was standing afar with my sister- we wanted to get bread at a retail shop- and the sound of his voice caught my attention. I tapped my sister, and she told me … Continue reading Kings. Not Queens, Not Ladies
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
1. Love. I wish I told you I liked you but the circumstance that surrounded how we met- twice- won’t let me. … We were in a special church programme which was held annually to exorcize all the evil spirits in persons present in church. I went to church exhilarated only to discover that mum … Continue reading Love At First Zip
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
A man should be alone sometimes It is required for his sanity Alone in a place, in his mind Alone in his dwelling cut out from but still within humanity A man should be alone He should seek to be alone Under a tree he should rest Under leaves branched out with its fruit … Continue reading A Man Should Be Alone
Some call it the civil war While others choose to call it the biafran war For two and the half years it lasted. That war that was synonymous to starvation. For if we eastern brethens have separated Where would “bia” be in Wazobia? That war that begat peace And restored unity. Despite many heroes fell … Continue reading We Remember
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
Kike stared at her sister for what seemed like ages. She kept a fixed gaze on her as though she were a specimen in a science lab undergoing scrutiny… and all she could feel was pity and regrets… She’d come to see more of her mother in Morayo as the years passed. She remembered those days when there … Continue reading HAZE 1: Homecoming
Arigbe the first and last child of his parents named after the famous Arigbe leaf a wild magical spice only used by women who need to spice up their love lives his father’s love for his mother lacked spice at the time he was born so she named him Arigbe but after Arigbe was born … Continue reading Born Without A Penis
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
WRITERS ARE NOT POOR NOISE MAKERS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. JK Rowling: With a net worth of $1 billion, JK Rowling currently has the accolade of being the richest author in the world and is also the first author to ever achieve this level of financial success from their writing. She is best-known for writing … Continue reading Writers Are Not Poor Noise Makers Or Something Like That.