I was almost fast asleep while I hear Papa and Mama talked and laughed low tones. A knock came at the door. The knock on the door was heavy in assumption that the person behind wanted to pull it down. My shut eyes were quickly opened and cold silence descended upon Papa’s room. I was … Continue reading The Return Of Amadioha 2
Truth be told, Nollywood is in deep trouble. Don’t conclude yet that you know its troubles because there are more that meet the eyes. I’m one person who believes in Nollywood and its revolutionization in no distance time. Yes, I see a Nigerian story that will take the world by storm. A story that will … Continue reading Saving Nollywood
As I write this to you, I’m really angry. I wish you could behold my face to see the level of anger on it. You might jump to conclusion that my anger is much more of envy and bitterness of your way to the top. I’m more concerned about future your endeavours. You’re already seeing … Continue reading An Open Letter To Up and Coming Nollywood Stars
Nollywood makes bad or worst films, yes I agree. None can dispute that, but I wish to tell the critics of Nollywood to find better jobs to do than buying pop corn to laugh out the mistakes of translation of a Yoruba film. Nollywood might have lost its creativity and respect. Yes, it might always … Continue reading Why You Should Stop Criticising Nollywood
Kitchen. Day. Int Camera opens on James in the kitchen preparing noodles. He got everything into the pot and brought out a phone from his pocket with a headphone, then put on the music to dance. There came a knock on the door, while James struggles to look after the pot, he broke a plate. … Continue reading The Food(Short film Script)
One of the reasons why I am a hit with my children is because of my fertile imagination. So while telling the story of Joseph and Portiphar’s wife, I tell them for example that Portiphar’s wife represents a female or male boss who wants to take advantage of you and believes he/she has the ability … Continue reading The Short Story Challenge From Chinyere Obi-obasi
Mama’s face wore nothing, but grief and anger. She was bitter. Her eyes had swollen up. She can cry no more. If tears could be measured, hers would have formed a little stream at the backyard. The sympathizers and fellow mourners, who came calling immediately the corpse arrived our compound. The ambulance had two occupants, … Continue reading His Death
On Tuesday 6th December 2012, Nollywood, Delta state and entire Nigeria was thrown into mourning. A great iroko has fallen. Veteran actor Enebeli Elebuwa kicked the bucket finally after a long time illlness. His death came barely three weeks after Nollywood was yet to recover from the shocking dismissal of Pete Eneh, another veteran actor. … Continue reading Deaths in Nollywood: Before we all die.
Aluu! Just like your name, You’ve wreaked an abomination. Your veins are filled with wickedness And death speaks through your lips. Aluu! You have cut short dreams Hacked away ambition, Burnt out the future, Clubbed the husbands of your daughters And blown out the candles That hold the light of tomorrow! Aluu! We wail for … Continue reading Aluu: The Abomination you did.
Now you are 52 – Yesterday is past. We recall 1960; 1967-1970 still tell stories – Of course, no victor no vanquished. The sun sets at dawn, Children down with kwashiorkor. Khaki boys from barracks have gotten a koboko – A change in this Obodo, Many Olodos eating cocoa. Now you are 52 – The … Continue reading 52 YEARS – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
We are battered Worn clothes of tattered republik Our pubic hairs now forbidden before clippers Salt cum ash is better paste Kuli kuli eating with delight Bush lamp light up “Don’t shout up NEPA!” We got no paper for exams We face book while others Facebook We google everything even our names My parrot makes … Continue reading Changing World
In shame of scarcity They dine in hunger When plenty was in abundance Chewing their nails as edible coco yam, Sleeping under leaking roof While they cry, “Oh God, maka why!?” Legs become Hummer jeeps Trekking to different destinations Running in anchors of gentlemen of the way A dusty road that threw everybody into turmoil, … Continue reading When country is bad
It keeps happening Sweeping across like a whirlwind Escalating than a wild fire Lives are more of a chicken Slaughtered in the kitchen Because it is too cheap Worth two seeds of okro, We were never this way Where did water enter the pumpkin? To you fanning the embers of trouble Flee not thee when … Continue reading Advice
I took up my cutlass then put it in its shield and hung it on my shoulder while it strapped down touching my left buttock. I hung my bow on my back. I had my small dagger on my waist. I took some arrows into a small bag. I wore the warrior’s regalia, which should … Continue reading For Mama
I have not lasted on the throne for three full moons, Ezediala of Ndida kingdom sent an emissary asking me to ally with him. He has been an enemy of Obodo after helping the people of Puta to take over our lands. My father had warned never in my life should I do anything with … Continue reading All hope gone sour (2)