To the songs of the birds To the swooshing of the wind To the eerie cricket call at night Listen !!! When you wake up in the morning To the silence of your heart To your conscience before you act Listen !!! To the coldness of the weather To the colors of the flowers To … Continue reading Listen !!!
A son of the repudiated brother Was given the mantle of leadership He tried to pacify his brothers But that, cost him his life Fourty-five years later A Descendant of the repudiated Became saddled with the Crown This time, by Divine Providence He also tried to placate his brothers He even abandoned his nuclear family … Continue reading The Neglect Of History
When you’re alone, You either Think or talk, Cry or laugh, Fart or Jump, Play or work, Pray or cook, Look in The mirror, Sing or dance, Eat or drink, Read or write, Drift or plan, Ponder or wonder, Rest or sleep, Be yourself, What I mean? Your real, true-self. You can do all these … Continue reading When You’re Alone
The road you choose to follow Determines the destination you arrive, The destination you arrive at, Is dependent on the choices you made While walking through the road The road could be straight and calm Like an Olympic-sized swimming pool Or turbulent like the waves of The Ocean on a stormy day. The road … Continue reading The Road
The drum of Injustice reverberates and resonates throughout our discordant, polygamy of a forced fusion. Our Leaders obsequiously hijack our collective heritage. Their perpetual obscurantism keep us in a motionless cycle The relay race of nationhood has been turned to a marathon. Partners of youthful blood are in Oblivion in the relay race. The liquid … Continue reading “Friendly Foes”
Walking or driving down the streets of Lagos, it’s no longer a strange trend to see beggars parade themselves in search of alms. In response to their most times very compelling cry, sympathizers hand them different denominations of the Naira but this however doesn’t stop them from calling out to the very next passerby. … Continue reading The Beggars’ Den
The “change” euphoria has come and gone. Now the dysphoria of what a hyper-inflated economy and a seemingly snail-paced government could do to our collective psychology has kicked into full drive. Now majority of us have started losing faith entirely in the Buhari led government. Why not? Arresting and re-arresting of corrupt or non-corrupt politicians … Continue reading How “Buharists” Argue 101
I listen to Fela’ quite a lot. I’m one of those weird people who can sing along to almost every of his track. In Sorrow, tears and blood, one of his songs, he posited that Nigerians fear too much. They never take action. They always have an excuse not to join a protest. Either … Continue reading The Burning of a seven year old; More than hashtags.
Thursday, 13 October 2016 5 POPULAR MYTHS ABOUT THE NYSC CAMP (you probably thought were true) You’ve probably read a lot of thrills and feels about the NYSC orientation camp online- Except, of course, you exclusively subscribe to just whatsapp data plans, because I doubt if any publisher will devote a paperback to those sort … Continue reading 5 Popular Myths about the NYSC Camp…you probably thought were true
Back to the Hood I went back to the hood That which once boasts of good A stranger, not on this land On my going, did I pack a sand? I stepped back into the streets The once bright eyed youths Of fruits and future proclaimed Now sucked dry into booze in booths. Whatever happened … Continue reading Back to the Hood
My soul faints within me My heart is soaked in regret The thought that I had lived in error all these years kills me Out of the belly of this regret, I write these words. These words are the words I had always wanted to write but then it took me this long to get … Continue reading Rants Of A Young Nigerian
The Ironsi saga continues
Whether for disguise, fear of judgement or shame, We all wear a mask That woman was condemned and said to be loose And so rather than come out and live free Rather than air her opinions where she did not agree, She wore a mask to bury her voice Dear man, why do you walk … Continue reading We all wear a MASK
The second part of the series on the times, roles and death of Nigeria’s first military head of state.
It was a Monday. And as usual time had dragged. However, the work day finally came to a close. As I packed my books and laptop into my back-pack there was only one dominant thought on my mind – SLEEP! The fatigue of the studious weekend and the long night stayed with me all through … Continue reading The “Monday” Weekend