Tag Archives: abuja

Dazzle Me (Chapter 1)

    Chapter I The bright neon lights shone seductively between red and pink. The sign had that peculiar allure that enticed people to come in. A night club in the sub-urban area of the nation’s capital, Abuja. It was a few minutes to twelve and it was already getting filled to the brim despite … Continue reading Dazzle Me (Chapter 1)

How I met Mary, Again

It was one of those job-hunting days and I was running late for one bank job test like that, scheduled for 8:00am. Swiftly, I hurried out of the house and jumped into the first bus I stopped (then, Araba buses were still in vogue, blowing head bombs as horns and causing irrelevant traffics everywhere ). But fortunately … Continue reading How I met Mary, Again

Naija 2060: Season One: Episode Eight: I used to know you

Day: 4 Month: February Year: 2060 Time: 8:35PM The tall man Artemis had fired on, slowly got up to his feet and dusted off the splinters of wood and spray of concrete that had splashed on him, following the explosion from the bullets she had fired. He absent-mindedly waved his hands at a couple who … Continue reading Naija 2060: Season One: Episode Eight: I used to know you

My NYSC Camp Experience

My Camp Experience I came to Nigerian for holiday Go and stay for three months there, they said But soon plans began to change Go for NYSC was the next thing I heard. I mumbled and grumbled, did all to complain But all my mumblings were in vain 11 March 2014, a day never to … Continue reading My NYSC Camp Experience

Missing the Bus by Tolu Daniel

  That was how you missed the bus; you had awoken earlier than the usual time and skipped your normal morning routines. Yet, you still missed the damned bus! Only three buses made the journey from Abeokuta to Abuja daily and you missed the last one and the only one that would get you to … Continue reading Missing the Bus by Tolu Daniel

Naija 2060: Season One: Episode Two: The Praying Mantis

Episode 2:  The Praying Mantis Day: 1 Month: February Year: 2060 Time: 8:30 PM Nonso was having a good time.  He’d lost track of how many girls he’d danced with or indeed how many numbers he’d been able to get. Some of the prospects looked very promising indeed.  Who needed a girlfriend when you could … Continue reading Naija 2060: Season One: Episode Two: The Praying Mantis

Naija 2060 Season One: Pilot – 1

Pilot Day: 1 Month: February Year: 2060 Time: 4:30 AM   Beep! Beep!! Beep!!! Beep!!!! Beep!!!!! The sound of Ibrahim’s bed side alarm system grew obnoxiously louder with each beep. Beep!!!!!!! Ibrahim angrily shot out his hand and swiped the holographic slider from right to left, turning the alarm off.  It didn’t matter.  Once awake, … Continue reading Naija 2060 Season One: Pilot – 1

Of Achebe, Abuja and Airplanes

Of Achebe, Abuja and Airplanes

You know you have arrived in Abuja by the slack in activities and movement. The place is calm and laid back, at peace with itself. Hausa is in the air, subliminally present; one can almost see the sonorous language floating above the tree tops. Upon my arrival, I breathed in the air of the land … Continue reading Of Achebe, Abuja and Airplanes

An Endemic Of Cheating Husbands – Part 1

Zee was sitting down on a brown cushion in her living room. She was staring at her face book page on the screen of her two year old HP 630 black laptop. Date April 5th 2013. Her time line looked barren. No update for the past one year. She used to be happy in her … Continue reading An Endemic Of Cheating Husbands – Part 1

Parenting As A Child – Welcoming Charles III

I recently had a child, a second and a boy. He came almost five years after the first, in spite of my dodging tactics. Now that he has come, I have been quite excited, the kind of tearful excitement you feel but cannot fully express. Somehow, the excitement is entirely different from what the majority … Continue reading Parenting As A Child – Welcoming Charles III

I’m a Mother too

Mma Tata’s dark glittering skin had seen tough days, and that morning, it was clothed by the dust which spread as cars drove through St Bonaventure’s dual-passage gate under the dry weather. Beaten by the sun through days of sitting at odd and strategic roadsides, she was sweating through her pores, even at 9 o’clock … Continue reading I’m a Mother too

Let Us Pray

Let Us Pray

A friend once shared an experience she had years back in Texas. She narrated how she attended a church, dominated by blacks, and I could bet by many Nigerians too, and the prayer point kept focusing on immigration issues. The pastor would call for prayer for those who needed their papers regularized, those who had … Continue reading Let Us Pray

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 100Thousand Poets for Change & WRRPoetry ABUJA ANNUAL POETRY SPLASH

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 100Thousand Poets for Change & WRRPoetry ABUJA ANNUAL POETRY SPLASH

The entire world is awakened to novel approaches to effectively utilizing poetry as agent of change in diverse societies for peace and sustainability. Last year, the 100thousand Poets for Change (100TPC), Abuja, organized the 100thousand Poets and Musicians for Change event on 29th September, 2012. Being an annual event, this year’s version promises to be … Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 100Thousand Poets for Change & WRRPoetry ABUJA ANNUAL POETRY SPLASH