Tell it to the mountains tell it out loud that the world might hear Wax up the steep and rugged hills, journey the valleys and fountains tell them! oh tell them now that they are near ‘that there lived the casted stones Let the world hear of their silent voices ‘though may come as echoes … Continue reading Tell It To The Mountains
We are children of beggars we have no choice but to automatically harness our little talent or what we know it as knowing how to beg and prolly wash cars Since we’re surrounded by poverty penury, and a radical outlook of insanity We live our lives with no strings attached to it all we do … Continue reading For The Children Of Beggars
Michael ran his fingers through his foaming beards as if he was doing a head-count for his hairs. The spray tube sprinkled waves of gentle bubbles of warm water at his face… and indeed, the warm bath suited his mood and was exactly all he needed to seal his long day. His wife’s birthday was … Continue reading Every Man Has a Price.
I hardly close my eyes at night This hood just aint alright Stars dont even shine at night anymore Darkness is so black like the hair on my head How am i gonna dream I cant sleep with my eyes close My eyes are on alert for the coming of the mosquitoes You were … Continue reading Hope For The Black
Idle hands bring nothing but pain Working hands bring something with gain Poverty is the slot of Negligence Prosperity is the slot of Diligence Soon to lose what you don’t use For what is not used, you tend to abuse Fill your ‘crack’ with work sack Otherwise you will become a quack That does his … Continue reading No Work Know Lack
Taking a look back at the year I forcus my attention on what I have earned Is it really worth all I have given Oh my, I feel like I have been ridden I don’t like it when am taken for a joke Expecting wine but am getting coke My hopes getting high like voltage … Continue reading Why Me!??
How the other side lives You have had a second hand experience of the way the other side lives. You have seen and then practiced the loose-limbed yet regal walk of the confident, and you’ve drank tea with your pinky finger sticking out like the rich do. But you do not belong, at least not … Continue reading How the other side lives
Not bothering to check if Star Lady was still around that vicinity, Gbemi walked into the street, she tried checking briefly but didn’t see the green spacebus in the parking lot. Gbemi wondered what she would have done about it even if she sighted it. She kept walking in the middle of the road, hoping … Continue reading The Liberator – FINALE
Sitting alone with those questions ramming her mind, Gbemi became restless, she stood to visit the ladies, but she feared that her english might not come out urban enough for comprehension by anyone she asked, she decided not to ask anyone then. She almost fell when she stood, obviously, she was not getting accustomed to … Continue reading The Liberator – Episode 5
Gbemi encountered her first disappointment when she got to Esther’s temporary apartment in the village that Friday morning with her luggage for the city heavily packed in a big bag, and met five other ladies there. They were familiar faces and the way they dressed showed that they were also going to the city. What … Continue reading The Liberator – Episode 4
Esther visited the family the next day too, and she attended the Sunday service that followed. Although she had brought a new big bible for Pa Fakunle and a beautiful ankara for his wife, yet, the money she gave to the couple on the evening of her first visit caused a commotion in the house; … Continue reading The Liberator – Episode 3
The miraculous encounter with the older lady changed the lunch and dinner of the old clergyman and his family members that Thursday evening. Gbemi had been sent to collect food stuffs on credit from the family’s usual messiah – Iya Alate. But as fortune would have it, the beautiful girl had encountered blessing. If not … Continue reading The Liberator – Episode 2
Gbemisola was now feeling odd at the way the lady was staring at her. It was not uncommon for people to stare at her in this manner, but the people that did this were men. Virtually all the men that came across her stared lustfully, – but not women – most ladies that stared at … Continue reading The Liberator – Episode 1
Chinedu woke up from sleep at his mother’s urging. He was just a little boy who had gone to bed without food and not for the first time. It was really late and the hunger that sleep had kept at bay came back in full force. Even as his stomach rumbled, his mother told him … Continue reading Soggy Noodles
Welcome to Nigeria, where the rich get richer and the poor die of starvation. I’m writing this from a cab, somewhere in Nigeria. Students are rioting over an increment in late registration fees and God help me all I can think is ‘God please don’t let them start shooting ’. What has this country come … Continue reading My Country Nigeria