I was late for work – again! As I walked in, Kemi, the receptionist was waiting for me. “ Good morning sah…”, she said almost genuflecting, not looking too happy,”…Oga say as soon as you get in you are to bring the cheques in for him to sign…”, she paused and in a quieter voice … Continue reading To Catch A Thief……..
What was Lord Lugard thinking ? Was he on the sherry, opium or destracted by his mistress ? Who in his right mind would open a Pandoras box amalgamating the North with the South ? Methought God put the rivers Niger and Benue there for a reason – to keep us apart!
“ A Perfect Bomb” by Tony Ogunlowo The President of the United States was livid and at the same time worried. North Koreas’ latest test of its space faring “Unha-3” rocket had America and a host of other western nations feeling edgy. After many years of spectacular failures, Pyongyang had finally … Continue reading A Perfect bomb
I am the Lord God says the Lord whosoever beliveth in the Father Almighty and the Kingdom of Heaven, if he be worthy to fight the forces of Evil in this realm and the next forsaking all and everything worldly, brave enough to take arms and stand in the ranks of the Legion of Good, … Continue reading The Power of The Archangels
“Orbitplane” by Tony Ogunlowo It had to be an Orbitplane,nothing else! I offered to buy her a Strato- Glider, but no, it had to be an Orbitplane. All her friends at college had Orbitplanes and why couldn’t she? Try explaining to a stroppy teenager these things don’t come cheap, … Continue reading “Orbitplane” – a science fiction story by Tony Ogunlowo
Our Fadda wey dey up in di sky for heaven, as I dey for dis life na im I go be for heaven as I dey go waka everi day, help me find wetin I go chop and forgive me for all di bad ting wey I do as I forgive dem dat do bad … Continue reading Our Fadda -( Our Lords Prayer in Pidgin English.)
I last saw my father when he was at Deaths’ Door his pomp and pageantry and pride all gone, his body racked by incurable disease, full of remorse, dying. As his life was ebbing away, his condemned soul was pleading with death to give him a chance, another chance, to turn back time, right … Continue reading And When Did You Last See Your Father?
We might be in the 21st century but some old habits don’t die at all. In the very old days(-circa- my great, great grandfathers days) you’d have to walk for miles into the forest before you could see a witchdoctor or babalawo in his shrine. Nowadays they are two a kobo, jostling for space on the … Continue reading “Mr Dele” – A Contemporary Nigerian story – 2
Mister Dele by Tony Ogunlowo It was a hot day and the fly had flown in and had become trapped in the office. It was flying around in erratic orbits near the ceiling, buzzing here and buzzing there, trying to get out. It’ll probably keep on flying till someone swots … Continue reading “Mr Dele” – A Contemporary Nigerian story – 1
Abeokuta By Tony Ogunlowo Abeoukuta in the local Yoruba language loosely means ‘ under a stone’, a reference to another time when people used to hide under the huge Olumo rocks to seek refuge from the then marauding slave hunters from Dahomey and Ibadan. Abeoukuta today is the capital … Continue reading Abeokuta – a short story