We all want to get ‘there’ Sometimes so desperately cos we’re sick and tired of ‘here.’ We start to race even though we don’t know where And no matter the red flags, we press on cos we just don’t care. We all can’t wait to get ‘there’ But for the time being all we have … Continue reading Here to There
‘Patience!’ The crowd echoed in disappointment. ‘What a stupid boy! What has patience got to do with sharing a coconut? This is the silliest answer so far. You just want to put your parents in agony. An answer could not be more laughable.’ Even Ukeme’s parents were disappointed in him. The immediately began to grieve … Continue reading The Coconut Conundrum (Episode Five)
The crowd was still and quiet as if cold water had been pour on them. ‘Great king Imoh,’ One of the chiefs drew the king attention. This puzzle has taken us by surprise because we are just getting to hear it now. However, we would like to know how long you expect us to solve … Continue reading The Coconut Conundrum (Episode Four)
Ukeme was hesitant at first. But he received the coconut without looking back at the fairy princess. ‘My princess but…’ ‘Not buts. The only place for butts in the life is the ash tray. Leave all the butts there. Go and share that coconut without dividing it. In seven years from today I will come … Continue reading The Coconut Conundrum (Episode Three)
‘Don’t stare at them,’ Akan whispered to his son. ‘Don’t dare look into their eyes else you will be charmed.’ ‘How dare you speak in my presence when you have not been spoken to?’ Roared the beautiful woman. She pointed a finger at Akan and he suddenly became transfixed in one spot. He suddenly became … Continue reading The Coconut Conundrum (Episode Two)
Come home love, And quick the drops waiting To full love; the birds cease Merry, because in silence our Love hid and it’s not free. Come home the love cherish I, And wake the morning flowers With your love, your love Let the gentle rains, making Tender the flowers to show Colors to God of … Continue reading Come Home.
She picks up immediately with a frantic hello – like she had been expecting my call. Hearing her voice floods me with an indescribable joy; I know immediately that I am doing the right thing. I tell her it’s me and she starts crying again. She tells me that she is sorry, that she doesn’t … Continue reading This Loving Heart Of Mine – Part 5
She remembers it like it was yesterday, that day in the scorching heat of the Lagos sun as she walked down the street just by the stall of that Hausa man; the one who sold sweets and cigarettes, they called him papa Sule. Do you remember him now? You saw her from a distance and … Continue reading A Picture of Yesterday….
The blazing mid-day sun had morphed into the orange orb that heralded the evening and still the figure under the dwarf palm tree sat. Neither the billows of dust that swirled in the air, tossed up by the strong breeze that usually blew as evening wore on nor the lizards and other small critters chasing … Continue reading The Watcher
We met on a dry, dusty and windy January afternoon; the gleam of sunshine piercing through the windowpane could shatter glass impenitently. The first time I laid my eyes on you everything stood still for a moment and the intense look in your eyes spoke silent words too difficult to decipher at the time; ever. … Continue reading Innocent Emotions