I took a quick look at the clock across the classroom,it was 4:45pm “just 15min more” i thought to myself. Akin Olufemi is my name,i come from a family of 5.i’m the second born among my 3 brothers,i am what most people call ‘SHORT’, i’m also kinda of a nerd,but not an ‘IN-YOUR-FACE-NERD’.it was because … Continue reading The Outcast 1
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?
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.
Weakness is a strength beneath, striving our thoughts to see the future we imagine as we lay calm on a Sunday night. Busy all day isn’t a success day, but accumulated smart busy work makes us success when we reach out to change lives. I lay me down with heavy eyes at night, yet I … Continue reading My Hope
When I wake up in the morning, I hear cockerels tingle like a town-crier with their voices as I release my body from the calmness that the night has wrapped around it. I hear my hand and my back cry as I stretch them to honor the beautiful day that has just come to welcome … Continue reading Memoir Of A Poet
Many of us are yet to ask ourselves this important question. We date for various reasons. I know a guy whose girlfriend encouraged him to come over to Canada . .He refused saying he can’t live in another person’s house. I inquired further and realised that he felt the woman would be ” in charge … Continue reading Why are you in your current relationship?
Why do you believe what you believe? WE Believe so many things without inquiring why we adopt that belief. Are we influenced by authorities, expert or institutions? Dover believe because we have recited from memory repeatedly . We don’t need a belief that we are alive now .That is certain. We do need to believe … Continue reading wired to believe
I just read that over twenty thousand babies were born on new year’s day alone. I quickly took my calculator to multiply twenty thousand with 365 days. The figure was over seven million birth annually. Majority of these babies are born to families who cannot cater for them . The parents would be quick to … Continue reading The Essence Of Children
I AM Igbo I’m not western, I am culture I am not a fraudster, I’m enyi gi (your friend) I am not bureau-de change; I facilitate money supply (Omee-ego) I am not violent I am not stereotyped I am not a ritualist I am an entrepreneur I am literate I am humane I am not … Continue reading I AM Igbo
For a human to die its just a twinkle of an eye.
An eye for an eye makes the world go blind.
We run for our life as we are killed by our very own.
We are back to history when brother kill’s brother like cane and Abel.
We are men in black without suit and tie, so is our strength hidden in dark.
But we have sold our right like isaw and Jacob for a mear plate of rice.
Like a biblical prophecy our neighbouring brothers has forsaken us.
Xenophobia has become our way of life.
Mama Africa, the mother of all blacks, the rainbow nation has spilled our blood.
Your giant hunger for war to cleanse your land.
The song of vengeance play in our hearts.
The weapon of battle receives strength in the hands of our warrior.
Mama, once again the labour of our heroes now burns with the bodies of your children, with our blood as fuel.
We count the bodies of our people like a king counts his wealth.
Mama, your giant has been stabbed and your well is filled with our blood.
The sun has shut it’s light, for the night is angry, shouting at the borders of Africa the heart of we black it’s bleaching white.
Time flies, moments swindles our Intellect to bring the best out of us. we ponder and we yield to it without grief, but with determination and courage to tear the pages and set a record of new history. With a profound gratitude, my thanks are always expressed in excitement as my teachers encoded their best … Continue reading Valedictory Speech
Aambra-born young writer, Izunna Okafor has yet added another prestigious feather to his literary status, as he won the 2019 Young Achievers Award as the Best Young Writer of The Year. This was disclosed at the award ceremony which took place at the NAF Headquarters Conference Center, Abuja, and which drew the presence of … Continue reading Izunna Okafor Wins Best Young Writer of The Year 2019
No doubt, the life we live is in different stages, each with its own peculiarities. The youthful period — which in particular, is the prime of one’s lifetime — is one that requires a great deal of one’s productivity. It is akin to the fulcrum of a lever upon which the load of your life … Continue reading The Life That Happens
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
Since I moved to the big city I had learnt to wake at exactly 4:20, it was necessary if I wanted to beat the mammoth third mainland-bridge traffic. I’d say my prayers, rub and shine then dissolve into the dense stream of chaos and anarchy. Living in this city taught me one thing, rage. It … Continue reading Change