Lasgidi: life n times 1

Lasgidi: life n times 1

Bloodshot eyes, facial creases, hasty strides; every man like they are chasing after one ultimate prize. Men, women, young, old of different shapes and sizes with disquiet demeanours. Without doubt, this street hardens you! Better yet, it redefines us with an aura of hardness that’s both socially enlightening and subconsciously rigid. It’s no wonder someone … Continue reading Lasgidi: life n times 1

Mr. Henry – the Shitty Postman

Mr. Henry – the Shitty Postman

I always thought postmen were exclusively intelligent, especially about their job; the delicate sorting of numbers on envelopes, the addresses and the safe deliveries of mails. But I was wrong. I had made a conclusion straight from my bedroom. Pathetic! Pa Ikhide, one of Nigeria’s free-willed columnists with the 234next newspaper, promised me a copy … Continue reading Mr. Henry – the Shitty Postman

Introducing the NaijaStories.com Short Stories Anthology

Introducing the NaijaStories.com Short Stories Anthology

Naijastories.com launched as a collaborative blog in March 2010 and a platform for upcoming Nigerian writers to share stories they were working on and offer critique on submitted stories. It was also an opportunity for already established and published authors to see what the younger writers were doing, and if possible offer mentorship. In June … Continue reading Introducing the NaijaStories.com Short Stories Anthology

An Encounter with Asa’s Second Album, ‘Beautiful Imperfection’

An Encounter with Asa’s Second Album, ‘Beautiful Imperfection’

The first track of Asa’s second album introduces the listener into her lyrics about life’s happiness, sadness, worry and so on… Her voice which struck the world by storm with her first album four years ago, did not have the surprise effect that leave questions like, ‘who has such an awesome voice? Is she really … Continue reading An Encounter with Asa’s Second Album, ‘Beautiful Imperfection’

Puddles

We crossed the desert, Sailed the seas, Rode the constellations, Cruised the milky way Why was it the minute pond that felled us? Why was it that splash of water, that stretch of stillness created by our mistakes that drowned us? Who would have thought, that something no bigger than our bath tub would have … Continue reading Puddles

“TheDevil’s Pawn” -Selected Poems 3

“TheDevil’s Pawn” -Selected Poems 3

..the poems here are some of the poems i have in my latest project. I. FEAR THE SHADOWS In the shadows of the silent night In the cawing of the crow in flight Hear the knell and cower in dread For you bear death’s rune on your head II. BOAST NOT You have boasted with … Continue reading “TheDevil’s Pawn” -Selected Poems 3

Disliking Natasha Deverill (2).

Disliking Natasha Deverill (2).

Mr. Shammah is talking. “Hellooo. Hellooo. Alright, silence everyone. The 3rd round is about to start. Silence… SAAAAIIIIILENCE!” The buzz of voices across the Hall reduces. Me and my teammates hold hands, bow our heads and say a short prayer. I see Tash smirking. Hmm. Let her smirk. This competition is just like ‘Who Wants … Continue reading Disliking Natasha Deverill (2).

Bus 222

Bus 222

The crowd filled the Abia Transport Corporation bus terminal at Ojuelegba that Monday morning. They sweated as they shoved with the characteristic rudeness of the Lagos traveller during the Christmas period and went after the buses with single-mindedness unfazed by the hike in fares. ‘‘Bus 222!’’ The voice of Andrew, the junior manager, filled the … Continue reading Bus 222