When we were young, up and coming, in a dusty village deep within the hearts of Anambra state Nigeria, everything seemed so small. The village was small, Hope was small, we were small and dreams were small too. Escape had been spelled out to us by our parents “Gain enough grades and go to university … Continue reading Paintings From Earth To Sky
Life, they say is a tale but oftentimes people forget it’s distorted. Smoking thwarted his destiny, it misled my brother, Segun.Jeffa was Segun’s best friend. They knew each other since secondary school. He was studying petroleum engineering but everything ended suddenly. Their first year in uni. was great. They were zealous and ambitious. They … Continue reading Smoke Until You Are Six Feet Under!
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
She dances to the beat of her drum. As the beat changes so do her steps. She is careless while she dances Moving her hips side to side Craving for touch and love She seduces the stars making them yearn for her physique But too quick she becomes distrait Hearing outside beats excluding that … Continue reading Deviated
The sun was scorching as hard as it could that afternoon, it was having relentless fun irking everybody, from the cobbler who was constantly twitching under a poorly built kiosk which was obviously letting in more sunlight than normal to the seemingly distraught student, pacing near the departmental car park. she was obviously waiting for … Continue reading Udin’s grouse – Episode 1
Imagine a generation that relegates Education to a hidden location. What will be the situation if not retardation instead of illumination? What will be the situation If not like a child suffering from malnutrition? Only if they have seen procrastination as an abomination. Who birthed Civilization? Answer me. Who nurtured millions of World population and … Continue reading Yes To Education
The Letter Rosie tossed and turned on her bed that night, unable to sleep. A thousand thoughts swarmed around in her mind. Some were great, others not so much. “Doesn’t this sound a little too good to be true?” “What if he’s lying to me and just wants me in his bed?” “He looked honest, … Continue reading Boss Lady – Chapter Eight
12th September, 2014 Lagos, Western Nigeria. Eneh sat resignedly in his 2005 model Honda Civic saloon car. The traffic on the bridge was not moving any faster and the tropical heat of the day was replaced by engine and exhaust heat emanating from the cars crawling fender to bumper across the Third Mainland into both … Continue reading THE MADMAN’S RECOMPENSE (The Finalé)
Rosie’s best friend from secondary school, Dora came to visit her at her house, after getting the application form for the state’s polytechnic. She encouraged Rosie to get the form as well so they could attend the Polytechnic together. “We had such a great time at the A.G.G.S. Hostel, Rosie. So many memorable times. Let’s … Continue reading Boss Lady – Chapter Six
Rosie made her way past other commuters in the rowdy bus park back in her village. She had just returned from her trip to Benin and wasn’t particularly in a great mood. She transferred her purple box from her hand to her head in a bid to ease the weight. She had no idea what … Continue reading Boss Lady – Chapter Five
It was 4:30 pm on Wednesday evening when Rosie arrived at Mr. Adam’s house. He was a close friend of her father who was living in a neighbouring village. Following the cancellation of the free education scheme, Rosie had made up her mind to find alternative ways of paying her school fees. She had decided … Continue reading Boss Lady – Chapter Four
Rosie sped past passers-by on the dusty village road that led to the Anglican Girls Grammar School (A.G.G.S) compound. The result of the entrance examination into the secondary school had just been pasted and she couldn’t wait to see if she had been offered a spot. A.G.G.S was one of the few reputable schools in … Continue reading Boss Lady – Chapter Three
When a high-school romance that went awry resurrected in adulthood.
Hello everyone! I’d like to thank those of you who have given me feedback on Iwalewa thus far, I appreciate it. Please keep it coming! **** The appointed time had finally come, after four long years it was finally here! Graduation day! June 19, 2008 was a good day for me, another chapter closed. I … Continue reading Iwalewa Iv
If you haven’t read the previous episode, please click episode 4 Continuation…… I fidgeted when he looked back at me because I was a bit scared and it just felt awkward. He moved forward towards me and finally spoke up. Stammering and squeezing his face in disgust he said, “They…they share th…that at my work pla…place so … Continue reading Forbidden Love (episode 5)