Success means different things to different people. Different races, tribes, school of thought and scholars have different definitions of what success is. Therefore, there is relatively no one-way approach to what success is to different people from different walks of life. To Mr Chima, success maybe when he built a house for his mother. To … Continue reading What Is Success To You?
BE A MAN! “Be a man! My brother, and endure it!…” “Why can’t you be a man?…” “You are a man, you shouldn’t show any form of weaknesses…” “Be a man, Men don’t cry out. They endure…” “Be a man, men are not vulnerables, they are strong people. They don’t cry…” The Be-A-Man Syndrome has … Continue reading Be A Man
DEAR UCHE NJIE, FROM MY LIFE I WRITE TO YOU THE MEMORIES OF A LONGING LIFE. Like the spider spinning her web and knowing which threads were safe for her to tread on and which were the sticky ones meant to trap her meals, I am quite a stammerer blaming the work of my maker … Continue reading Dear Uche Njie, From My Heart I Write To You The Memories Of A Longing Life
THE HUMAN BODY AND THE MEMORIES OF A MORTUARY. The day my father’s dead body was carried from St Anthony Hospital, Aba, to Nkporo, his hometown; it was on a Friday morning in 2004. I didn’t go with them to the Mortuary. It was said that only the first son and the first Daughter and … Continue reading The Human Body And The Memories Of A Mortuary.
THE YOUTH AND THE COUNTRY: UNEMPLOYMENT The problem of unemployment has gone viral over the years in our country. It has been one of the major problems that this country has suffered over the years. No work for the youths and those who are supposed to resign from their various departments in the government sector … Continue reading The Youth And The Country: Unemployment
I WANT TO RAISE HUMANS, NOT GENDERS. I don’t really understand the kind of children some of our parents are raising now. The kind of children some of us grew up to become. Most parents are busy doing one thing or the other that they don’t really have time to groom their children the way … Continue reading I Want To Raise Humans, Not Genders.
JOHN CHIZOBA VINCENT IS A POET OR SOMETHING LIKE A FINE WINE I have learnt how to die a long time ago but death is so boring. I have learnt how to deprave myself of many things to remain the kind of person heaven may be pleased with. I never knew salvation scream also learning … Continue reading John Chizoba Vincent Is A Poet Or Something Like A Fine Wine
WRITER’S MISERIES AND NIGHTMARES: EMOTIONAL BREAKDOWN The most electrifying and interesting part of a writer’s life is to hold his or her hardcopy published book on his or her hand, to read or to show some friends and family members and relations. This means a lot to many writers out there. Some have not gotten … Continue reading Writer’s Miseries And Nightmares:Emotional Breakdown.
WRITING IS NOT A CHILD’S PLAY Writing is not for lazy minds, it is not for those who cannot think beyond where they are or what they see. It is not for those who cannot think outside the box neither is it for those who want to do it because others are doing it. It … Continue reading Writing Is Not A CHILD’S play
IT IS A CRIME TO BE POOR HERE The other day I was listening to Olamide’s song “Poverty Die”. The chorus got me, it went into my veins, to my bone marrows; and I remembered how being poor here is a sin, how being poor here is a crime because you will be denied of … Continue reading It Is A Crime To Be Poor Here
WRITER’S MISERIES AND NIGHTMARES: FINANCE Finance is one of the nightmares of every writer out there. Every writer encounters the problem of finance whenever he or she tries pushing his or her book out there for publication. It is a major thing in every writer’s life especially these days when we no longer have traditional … Continue reading Writer’s Miseries And Nightmares: Finance
WHEN JIDE BADMUS WRITES… When Jide Badmus writes poems, he writes poems that grip you like a vice. When he writes, the prison walls are broken and hearts are amended like the sun rising from the East in a beautiful morning to enlighten the earth of its beauty. He is an exceptional poet from others … Continue reading When JIDE BADMUS WRITES
BURYING THE DEAD IS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN CARING FOR THE LIVING IN SOME PARTS OF NIGERIA. “The man that buried his father with cow and the man that buried his father with hen, each did according to their ability”. Igbo Proverb. The chaos and havoc experienced in some families when sharing what a dead man … Continue reading Burying The Dead Is More Expensive Than Caring For The Living
LETTERS: TO A GREAT PERSONALITY, IFEANYI BERNARD I won’t forget you in a hurry; I won’t. I will hold rivers for you. You have been a brother, a friend, a colleague, a teacher and motivator. You have been helpful to me in many ways in my writing career. You are selfless and kind and enduring. … Continue reading Letters: To A Great Personality, Ifeanyi Bernard
LETTERS: TO AN EXCEPTIONAL YOUTH LEADER AND GREAT THINKER, SOUL’E RHYMEZ I will hate myself if I fail to acknowledge your impact in my life. You stood to defend my art when the storm came. You came to my inbox some years back, 2016 precisely to tell me to keep writing when they said I … Continue reading Letters: To An Exceptional Youth Leader And Great Thinker, Soul’e Rhymez