Wait….. That word brings to mind, patience and hope. What people don’t understand is that, that hope is almost tragic, almost painful and it’s a desperate hope, especially when you really need something to work out. Wait…. Some say the best way to wait is to find something to keep yourself busy so you don’t … Continue reading The Wait
Walking in the streets alone was one thing that kept my mind racing, remembering the escapades, the air reeked of the foul stench of dry gin which emitted out of the mouths of Motorcycle riders popularly known as “Okada Rider’s”, they would all converge at a makeshift kiosk at early hours like these talking about … Continue reading Life In Lagos
I can’t write. The words are there underneath, bubbling, frantic. But somehow, they do not find a way to be said or written. Maybe because these days, I feel less of a need to tell a story, and more of a desire to weep. I can’t write. Last night, I read about the El Nino … Continue reading I can’t write
INTRO: I’ll be right back shortly after this, I’ll be right back just give me five minutes… Oh cut me some slack, I’m simply trying to find my knack. But one hour flies by and you still haven’t done jack! I made a resolution which ignited the revolution that changed my situation of habitual indecision … Continue reading Brb
Alhaja Oh Alhaja, What a funny girl; She made the boys fall for her deep like water in a well, The Lads would admire from afar how her body would jingle like a bell; She made all the boys want to talk to her, but when they touch her she would yell. Curiosity that killed … Continue reading Alhaja
“Pam any three from four at one kobo per line, spot the mega digit and transform your life!” That was the irritating noise of those men that came from Origbo to render the men in our own growing village useless. If it had not been them, then the men of Ose would still have held … Continue reading The Gambler’s Wife
Memoirs Of My Heterotopic Ossification Life It was a bright and beautiful morning in Aj city. I’d spent the night with a neighbour who was home alone and couldn’t sleep in their big mansion alone. I never knew this day would unveil the big secret I’ve been hiding for some months. I had a little … Continue reading Memoirs Of My Heterotopic Ossification Life
Chapter 1 (Jewel in a Junk Yard) The gentle breeze that frequently swamped the school compound did not only reveal its mighty architectural masterpiece positioning but also made it appear that nothing evil could erupt in such a welcoming atmosphere. The magnificent building was intellectually planted in the centre of Oluyork Estate, around where parents … Continue reading Samathra! (An Excerpt)
My cop. Words can’t describe what she is, who she is. I tried and I just got lost. So here’s what I managed to put down: She’s not just a female, she represents the ideal cop. It’s funny that we find most good cops in fiction, in movies and rarely in reality. She’s an untarnished … Continue reading My Cop
‘Open your bag!’ The house mistress shouted harshly. Everyone in the room could see it, everyone could easily predict the outcome of the following event. Sharon was the thief obviously. Although she was a known poor girl, yet none of her room member had any suspicion that she had finally resorted into stealing. Modupe was … Continue reading Open Your Bag!
The Fries woman. She hates when the weather is too hot as that would drive away customers except if they were coming for her Puff Puff. Those customers were mostly school children, keke drivers and the everyday man that went about, looking for daily jobs. On those days, business was slow. She’ld curse the heat … Continue reading The Struggle To Survive!
Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria- The country with the largest concentration of black people in the world totalling about 185 million people with a small population of minorities – I never had any cause to reflect on my race or to even acknowledge it in the first place. We learnt about slavery and the … Continue reading When Did I Discover I Was black?
“Life, in its very natural form, sometimes so unpredictable, unfathomable, formless and even lifeless! All life’s feelings; happiness, excitement, Eye sores, violence, embarrassment and all other man’s feelings are nothing more than the way the subject and receiver perceive them. If only we interpreted everything differently – positively!” – Me, January 7, 2022 Today, the … Continue reading Conception
Many years ago I had an unsavory experience of salvation, and I attended Christian Faith and Fellowship mission, in which I could no longer forbear of going to the church due to my grandmother that kicked the bucket, and this issue led me into a dog life, and I was in a dilemma condition, but … Continue reading How I Wished I Have The Opportunity Once Again
Living within the dictates of this world’s definition of existence. Dying with each attempt to match society’s image of the relevant. Loneliness is, whether in the crowd of 3, or a 100 times that maybe, But most disturbing: strangers in this society are our daily surrounding. A society that keeps claiming it understands we, Denying … Continue reading It Gets Lonely