you entice yourself with nectar from your own breasts and fill your mind with the magic of delusion You caress your waist to sweetly impress and only by vain dilections Adanna! You eat thoughts of your effulgence You brand cowries on your wobbly head Notes of self-acclaimed beauty two penny worth you lull … Continue reading ADANNA
I remember Usman even today. His memory lingers like a pale veil hovering in my subconscious. Sometimes I even seem to hear his voice ululating in my mind. The throaty clatter of his words used to make me laugh. I remember when I first met him. He had been quarreling with mama Useni, over the … Continue reading FULANI BOY
I shivered with tension and awe as I was ushered into the spacious entrance of the Presidential Villa. I clutched my UNIBEN Student Identity card like it was my Nigerian Passport, as that was the only credible Identity card that I could use to identify myself. My mouth opened as I saw a fleet … Continue reading THE GREAT INTERVIEW
Amidst the tintinnabulation of door bolts and keys opening up to surface a new farming morning, was a sharp-pitched voice waking up the entire household, dragging us from the comforting arms of Morpheus. That was my Father’s. Popularly called ‘Ekpen’ (which translated to mean ‘The lion’) in Bini Language amongst his peers usually when they … Continue reading 1984; A TRUE LIFE STORY
Gore Verbinski’s blockbuster- the 140 million dollar budgeted project-, in the form of the everlasting movie; the Pirates of the Caribbean(Curse of the black pearl) was a production that received for the worth of it, a preposterous amount of accolades upon its release. The success story, with its spectacular plot and peculiar casting, boasted and … Continue reading THE CURSE OF THE BLACK GOLD.
I’M NEVER SMOKING AGAIN! I will swear before a court of law if I have to. That thing almost killed me! And that saying about a problem shared being half solved…Lie from the pit of hellfire! So this is what happened. I had just come back from work where my boss almost bit my … Continue reading I’M NEVER SMOKING AGAIN!
She just stood there, naked as a happy-go-lucky deer in the jolly old forest. Naked skin glowed in the dim illumination of the white florescence bulb hanging right above them. He watched as she provocatively kicked her last stitch of clothing- her skirt- which had cascaded into a fabric mold below her, off from her … Continue reading DESPERATE OFFICE WIFE Part II
Ugo slowly paced the length of the room. It was quite small, a bit like a perch. Since the bulk of the building was upstairs, he did not have to walk too much to complete a stretch across the room. Rubbing his mouth tiredly, he motioned to the lady sitting in front of him, who … Continue reading DESPERATE OFFICE WIFE Part 1
“So you really can’t even look away from your phone for two minutes to watch what’s going on in your Country, ehh Sylvia?” Sylvia’s mother asked, gesturing to snatch the phone from her daughter. She had come into town for a few days and as with most mothers and daughters, they had been butting heads … Continue reading STORIES I’LL TELL MY KIDS II
Good evening people, We're introducing a new segment to the blog with hilarious stories of everyday happenings. Enjoy! “Ahah Sylvia! You’re shining oh.” Nkechi cooed as she took in all the ‘bling bling’ her friend was covered in. “My sister. Na God oh.” Sylvia replied, in the usual Nigerian way. “Mbanu Sylvia. You’ve known God … Continue reading STORIES I’LL TELL MY KIDS I