The girl ran down the stone pathway, paying no heed to the glances and greetings that were being thrown her way. A brief glimpse at her face would reveal to a casual observer that she was chasing after something very important. This assumption wasn’t far off from the truth. At any other time the girl… Continue reading Faith without works
Do you remember resumption day in third term when I was in J.S.S 1, when you brought the whole place down because a senior student had slapped me 27 times the previous term? Actually she had slapped me twice, but I told you I had received 9 slaps from her so as to build a credible case to change schools. I detested boarding house then, I desperately wanted to leave my current school for another school where they would respect human rights.
I grew up harboring a strong hatred for my mother. I remember the first time I realized I didn’t like her, I was in primary school then. My siblings and I had finished dressing up for school and were seated at the dining table waiting for our breakfast. In between coaxing us out of our… Continue reading Spare the rod?
An abridged version of the article below was submitted for the first Feature Article Writing Competition organized by Oando Marketing Plc in 2016. The article was subsequently adjudged as the 1st runner up in the competition. Please take time out to read and share your thoughts. The world, as we know it, has come… Continue reading Global Emissions and the available solutions to tackling the hazard for developing countries
“I wouldn’t even want to do it that night, I’ll wait for about 3 months so my husband and I can get to know each other more. I think it’s better that way”; The girl stated with a clear conviction. A sizeable number of girls in the room nodded in agreement with her decision, others… Continue reading Let’s talk about the birds and the bees
My mother had a land encroachment problem. It wasn’t the typical ‘neighboring land owner trespasses by a few feet’ matter, this was a case of ‘trespasser moves in with construction men and machinery to boot’ land grabbing. She had purchased the parcel of land for speculation purposes a few years ago and sold it sometime… Continue reading The Fear of Juju
Driving in Lagos could be nerve-racking; it’s not enough that you are driving correctly, you also have to be extremely mindful of other motorists. One minute you are cruising down the road, humming to your favorite song or lost in one happy thought, next thing you know they don use their reggae spoil your blues.… Continue reading What type of driver are you?
Moshood Adisi Olabisi Ajala was a renowned globe-trotter credited with the feat of traveling to the most countries (reportedly numbering 87) on his scooter in the 1950s. This earned him an enviable spot in many Nigerian songs, thereby ensuring that generations unborn at the time would be familiar with the phrase “Ajala the traveler”. Nowadays… Continue reading The Travails of a Modern Day Ajala
It’s not a bad habit to read novels, but it’s quite dangerous when you adopt ideas picked from the novels and infuse them into your mind set, especially when the “ideas” are unrealistic. My first Mills and Boon novel came from my mother’s preserved treasure trove of fiction books which included titles from the Pacesetters,… Continue reading Why Mills and Boon Novels should be banned
So I’ve decided to start this outlet 2000 and late, I know…better late than never though. Idleness and a chat with my kid sister (who you’ll get to know and love in the coming months) on Sunday about sharing my love for music, gist (yes, the word ‘gossip’ doesn’t bode well with me) , and other stuff I… Continue reading Intro/Musings