Soki finally came to the conclusion that this was certainly one of those days he wished he never got out of bed in the first place. He sighed inwardly at his boss’s curt request; “I want the report on my desk first thing tomorrow morning!” Not even a commendation for salvaging the situation – Geez! … Continue reading Momentary Insanity
It is very important for me to know the answer to the question “Am I a witch?”. Many people have accused me of a craft I only see in films that they call Nollywood. I am now locked up in a dark room filled with mosquitoes because of it. They said that if I failed … Continue reading Am I a witch?
LONELY I hate the rain. No, do not get me wrong; the rain, I mean the water that falls from the sky is absolutely wonderful and relevant, it’s a source of life, so to speak. But “the rain”, as far as I was concerned was a harbinger of bad news. Let me explain what I … Continue reading Lonely
This story is set in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Detective Tamunoemi Peterside investigates a bombing at the residence of Pius Okpara, who is contesting for governor in the state primaries. No one was killed in the bombing but there is an attempt on the life of the only witness, a judge’s wife, that same night. Another … Continue reading Treachery in the Yard – A review
You woke me up by 3.00a.m.
To remind me of my date with Shechem,
Your voice was strong and bright,
But your eyes told me you didn’t sleep at night.
I looked upon your fragile body,
And then to your face that now seemed moody.
I held your hand and we said our prayers,
Or would we rather resort to soothsayers?
The memoirs of a young adult so much in love that almost resulted in insanity … enjoy …
True love cannot be ridden of by negativity or misunderstandings.
Our love rolls hard without stop of motion.
(a play for young adults) NOTE: Intellectual discretion is needed for the direction and setting of this play. Scene One CHARACTERS Dennis’s mother [DeM] Dennis’s father [DeF] DeF: [enters] Your son! Your only son!! Your only child!!! DeM: Don’t get so worked up, Papa Dennis. You know I had complications during his birth. DeF: I … Continue reading MASTER PLAYER: Excerpts
I say that I am beautiful, You say that I am not; You tell me what I am, I’d rather tell you what I am not. Without many words you make me feel dorky, flicking through your glossy insides makes me feel it is a crime to be. You’re before my eyes When I want … Continue reading Definition of me…
I thought I was a Lagosian. Today ,I realised I am still a native of Ogbomoso. I left my shirtmaker in Tinubu Square on my way home. I watched Muslims pray in unison with the spirit of Ramadan hovering in the air. I wanted to take a bike but after haggling with motorcycle operator , … Continue reading Las Gidi
Miss Bikini screamed Miss Bikini said Jide forced her Miss Bikini said Jide raped her Jide said he thought she wanted it The way she walked past him The way she smiled Seductively The way she winked Flirtatiously Old Miss Saggy said there was no excuse And old Miss Wild-Past Feminist said Jide had to … Continue reading They Would Call It Misogyny.
It was morning. Daylight streamed from the wide glass pane windows and cut broad swathes over the bed, tinting wrinkled white sheets with a halo of gold. She stirred and rolled from one edge to the next, gathering the bedspread around her like the beginnings of a Boubou. Her feet sought and found the ground, … Continue reading Love, Lady Luck
The bright lights flash before their eyes The light is so bright it’s blinding It feels like the sun’s brightness They are convinced it is the sun It was what the booze and the ganja said They had their bodies but their minds were far The booze had taken them to cloud nine The ganja … Continue reading Under The Influence
INT. PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE – DAY Ada and MRS. DUKE are discussing. EXT. UCHE’S PREMISES – DAY Gate man opens the gate and Stella drives in. Stella comes out of the car and hurries into the house. Moments later she comes out of the house carrying a bag. She tells the gate man to open the … Continue reading The Novel 3
WHERE ARE YOU? A day without a say I walked, I ran, I saw you I searched, you showed the way Now I look for you Asking why I only say hi And left you where I saw you I try and I cry Within me I die And wished for wings to fly For … Continue reading Where Are You