Reena’s heart stopped at the sound of the clear baritone cackling and rolling out heavy Igbo dialect that reverberated in the chilled evening air; Drum! A hot wave shot through her at his thought, and she stiffened on her seat to keep the wild scream of excitement whirling up her throat from bursting out. The … Continue reading Unexpressed–1
“Get your rickety car off the road punk!!!” an idiot yelled to Gboyega. He thought ‘how can a person in a 1985 Toyota Corolla call this, a Volkswagen CC, a rickety car. Well, blame it on cheap booze these days.’ He concluded that the man was blind, stupid or simple. He drove on as the … Continue reading Till Death or Fade
Introduction by Tunde Dawodu Critic/Correspondent, Daily Times Newspaper. “The diary Of a Boy Soldier” “The Diary of a Boy Soldier,” takes its title from the sobriquet used for trainees of theNigerianMilitarySchool,Zaria. The Boy Soldier is a soldier in the making. He undergoes an intensive military and academic course for a period of six years … Continue reading Diary of a Boy Soldier – 1
Nwaigwe still felt tired, the previous day’s four hour journey from Enugu was still telling on her. Next time, she would not be the last passenger who fuses herself into an overloaded bus and forces herself to share legspace like tin sardines with a grotsque looking conductor who will be staring at her face throughout … Continue reading Whisky – The Livestock Pet
A short piece on cancer awareness. Two strangers met on a night bus traveling from Port-Harcourt to Lagos… two strangers that have just discovered they have cancer.
There are devils behind every door. I see them in dark corners but Jumai says it’s just my fevered imagination. The lights hurt my eyes and have been put out. I get up and close the door, shutting out her voice. She is in her room opposite mine and keeps teasing me on how her … Continue reading The Visitation
DEEPER THAN LOVE I WAS DEAF TO ITS CALL I DEFIANTLY FOUGHT I REFUSED TO SUBMIT BUT ITS POWER MADE AN ASS OF ME I PONDERED AND WANDERED INTO ITS DEPTS I REMEMBERED SAVOURED THE MEMORY MARVELLED AND STRAYED FAR FROM WISDOM I FEAR MY HEART WILL FAIL CAN I DEAR TO BREATH? THIS HEART … Continue reading Deeper Than Love
When I was a young boy, My mother had said to me severally, That I am free to pursue my education in the west, To visit my friends in the south, To establish my business in the north Or to raise my family in the east. Though I asked her why, (as a naive boy) … Continue reading Prisoners Of Freedom
The stars have clearly begun to align for Nollywood. Like the beautiful bride, corporate suitors it seems, have turned out in a duel for the hands of some of Nollywood’s brightest stars. It gets better, many are renewing cool deals. How much is Monalisa Chinda’s smile worth? According to industry sources, Vita500, a new energy … Continue reading Making the Most of Corporate Endorsement in Nollywood
“Tolulope”!!! I almost jumped out of my skin on recognizing the voice….. Wait, is that not? (No it couldn’t be) my Dad’s Voice?? I could hear my heartbeat as it increased its pace while I anticipated the second call. ‘Toluuu”!!!…. “Sir” I answered calmly then willed my legs to go to his room, but it … Continue reading He is not my Father?
She is Onyinye A masterpiece of God’s craft Mother Nature’s work of art Tanned in bursting splendour Fortifies the heart in super Valor Her hair weaved in dread Greatly knitted and braide She is Onyinye I recall to have seen the dawn and sunset on grasslands and windy hills coming in solemn beauty like slow … Continue reading She is Onyinye
Hey you all, there goes Bimbo Cute isn’t she? She has got a pretty scarf on Am sure you must have heard her story Its’ got a bad twist that fills me with fury See how she walks with so much grace Moving not so fast but at a steady pace I used to know … Continue reading Bimbo
The beginning. Meeting Femi was unbelievable. It was the most awkward meeting you can imagine, embarrassing as well, but definitely awkward. My friends and I had travelled up to the swamps for research purposes. Unfortunately for me, on our last day, I brushed up against a poisonous tree and was totally consumed with lesions … Continue reading Onyx…. Part II
Come away with me into the night Far away where the world is at peace In silence, in solitude, in strength Into the deepest night we shall sail Where the sky shall be our canopy And thousands of stars light our way Let us lay upon the ten thousand sands And upon hundred thousand roses … Continue reading Come Away With Me
I haven’t lived a hundred years and my hairs still have their colours intact. But what I’ve seen could make a beautiful love story and rival ‘Scary movie II’ all in one package. I have seen peace and pain all in a single place. I have witnessed birth and I’ve seen people die. I’ve seen … Continue reading Fatherhood: Underrated