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13 VERSES OF JULY (a Poetic Memior for Wole Soyinka)

For Sir Wole Soyinka on his birthday: I.) Tell us who he is not For who he is- we already know: Of plays and letters The poet, the laureate; Chief Baroka, the cunning old Lion Ake and the Black Orpheus. II.) Tell not of confinements nor trials Of brother Jero: Lagos ’67 or Kaduna ’79 … Continue reading 13 VERSES OF JULY (a Poetic Memior for Wole Soyinka)

Birthday Present: A Guide For My Family And Friends

Dear Family and Friends, I am pretty sure you are all having a difficult time deciding what to get for me for my birthday. Due to my importance to you all, I know the coming ten days or so will be most difficult for you as you decide what is most appropriate for me. I’m … Continue reading Birthday Present: A Guide For My Family And Friends

‘Progressives’ Impunity in Osun: Spare Me This ‘Change’

  Osun has never been lucky with good leadersh;ip since her establishment in 1992. Forget about the regrettable military era (92-99), fast forward to May 1999 and there you find Chief Bisi Akande whose major idea of governance was retrenchment of civil servants and using the saved funds to build a gigantic state house which … Continue reading ‘Progressives’ Impunity in Osun: Spare Me This ‘Change’

My Random Story III (The Finale)

As is common with the tail end of movies, THE FINALE has a sprinkling of acknowledgements here and there. In it, you’ll find names of people I felt deserved to be recognised (either for good or otherwise). You may choose to imagine them scrolling from the bottom of your screen to the top. Yeah! Just like … Continue reading My Random Story III (The Finale)

Telling my story in 24 random bits (2)

I started school for the wrong reason. I wasn’t old enough to understand anything that was taught in the classroom. A neighbour’s older son was responsible for my premature enrolment. He would get dressed every morning and immediately storm our flat. His mission? He wanted to take baby to school. He made this an everyday … Continue reading Telling my story in 24 random bits (2)