We penetrated these leaved walls Of superior learning With extra burning of the past 12am candle. Thumbing our way through pages of confusion, Faces contorted in grimaces Depicting abject bewilderment. We abdicated warm mattresses And stabbed gentle snores With the pointed tip of ball points Spilling blue blooded theorems and Cascading formulae. We soaked … Continue reading We Broke The Code
To stop a trait, you have to decide not to continue same immediately you notice it’s a habit. If you fail to do so, there’s only one other possible result- addiction. Lately, I had noticed my desire to have sex even though initially financially motivated had started graduating from a habit to a full blown … Continue reading Musings Of A Hustler (episode 29)
You dey craze? E be like say you don dey mad? You for carry am go house na. Idiiiooooot! You don forget say we still get plenty places to go abi? ‘The Boss’ yelled at ‘Mr. Tall Robber’. I couldn’t quantify the level of relief I felt when I heard those words from him. … Continue reading Musings Of A Hustler (episode 21)
The shock caused by my revelation nearly threw Uncle Emmanuel off his chair. ‘Why would you wanna do that?’ He asked exasperated, almost screaming. ‘I‘ve thought about it and it’s in my best interest. Besides, with the way we are going, if I stayed back, it would be a matter of time before Aunt Mabel … Continue reading Musings Of A Hustler (episode 18)
It was 3am. I was startled out of sleep by the loud alarm from the old pendulum clock hanging on the wall. I blinked hard and looked at the direction of the alarm. For a while, I couldn’t remember where I was. Clara was not far from me and sleeping peacefully. I kept staring at … Continue reading Outcast – Episode 5
We had barely started out on the journey when aunty Patience (my aunty) dozed off into deep sleep accompanied in like manner by loud snores. A woman sitting beside aunty Patience offered for me to sit on her laps but I politely declined. She gently drew me closer to herself and lifted me to … Continue reading Outcast – Episode 3
On the day we were to travel to Lagos, I was awoken early in the morning by my mum who sounded as eager and excited as I was. After taking a quick and short cold shower, I settled down to a hurried breakfast of cold eba and ogbonlor soup (leftover of dinner). Our usual breakfast … Continue reading Outcast – Episode 2
Unemployment flows In the beating heart of this city A vital tide Powerful stream Carrying hundreds Thousands Millions of us Tools for the workshop Unemployment is alive here Familiar Our monstrous relative Caressing the young Embracing the old Suffocating hope Unemployment is a Prince here All these prisoners Wincing Bitten By it … Continue reading The Ode to Unemployment.