HEY ANNIE!


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For the first time, Allen understood what it meant to be breathless, especially when one was not asthmatic. He just couldn’t keep his eyes off Annie who sat beside him […]

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CUPID & SAM INC. Part 5


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***The previous night*** “Hey, buddy,” Sam said to Cupid as he walked out of the elevator. Chief had just left and the night still had much fun to offer based […]

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THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE OF THE BELOVED COUNTRY


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By Richard Oti “I love you, daddy! Come back home safe,” his 3-year-old daughter says, wrapping her little arms around him. He takes a look at her and realizes that […]

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LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT


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All I saw was a glimpse of you, One my eyes caught in the night A night when the moon would not reflect the sun And the stars wouldn’t shine […]

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LIANNA AND JONES (DADDY’s LITTLE GIRL)


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Every relationship has many facets: the obvious, the non-obvious and the never to be obvious. Confused? Take a deep breath, grab a bite (preferably; a Dagwood sandwich), and then enjoy […]

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CUPID AND SAM INC. Part 4


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It was very early on Saturday. Chief was awake, “it’s a brown new day,” he sang like a chirping bird, walking around his room aimlessly, whistling and smiling sheepishly. It’s […]

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CUPID AND SAM INC. Part 3


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Chief had a delicious sleep for the first time in many months. Technically, sleep should not be qualified with such a term because It is not Nigerian jollof-rice. I know […]

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BLACK, BOLD & BEAUTIFUL…


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Young African woman, You are strong, You are beautiful, And you are smart. Young  African woman, Don’t let the walls of any college scare you. The fierce monsters you see […]

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CUPID AND SAM INC. Part 2


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Chief was non-malleable this day. Just like he had been most of his life.  Eyes squinted, and his face ruffled. Even the new millennium haircut did not look so nice on him […]

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CUPID AND SAM INC. part 1


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  His lovely slim tie was placed neatly beside his well-starched and ironed white cotton shirt. It wasn’t one of those white shirts that were on the borderline, closer to […]

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A DAY WITH CARLA CARLSON


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01 A Day With Carla Carlson The little girl sat just a few feet away from me. A crease on her face, her eyes swollen; looking like she had deprived […]

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MEMOIRS OF A BROKEN HEART 8


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Akin had great pleasure breaking the news to me as we sat in the car headed back to central Abuja city. It felt like an ice-box had replaced my heart. […]

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MEMOIRS OF A BROKEN HEART 7


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Akin was stunned. It was hard to believe the gravity of his mistake. Never had he been that careless, not in many years of scheming. “It’s Fred’s fault,” he said […]

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MEMOIRS OF A BROKEN HEART 6


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Ndidi looked exceptional this afternoon. She was dressed in a black Tom Ford sleeveless jumpsuit. A cream shawl hung around her shoulders, flowing down towards her sides. Her braids were […]

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MEMOIRS OF A BROKEN HEART 5


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“Daddy, its past 6 am. Wake up. Wake up.” Turning slowly away from the edge of the bed, I pulled the duvet over my head. “Do you have to go […]

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MEMOIRS OF A BROKEN HEART 4


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“Would you say a prayer before we eat?” Chyoma urged Akin, who was sitting opposite her. The time was 6:00 pm, their meeting was later than they had scheduled because […]

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MEMOIRS OF A BROKEN HEART 3


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Sunday mornings were always exciting for me. I liked church a lot, and as was my custom, I tried to always be in the building at least 10 minutes before […]

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MEMOIRS OF A BROKEN HEART 2


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It was time to leave Grand square, we all got into Chioma’s Bentley (flying Spur, 2014 model). It had tinted glasses, and the interior was custom-made in Italy. It was […]

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MEMOIRS OF A BROKEN HEART 1


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It had been 4 years since they had been separated as little kids, but on reuniting, they were up to their usual shenanigans. In comparison to their mother, I was […]

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MR & MRS


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Sometimes, walking away seems easier than staying back and getting hurt. “But hurt me all you can, I’ll stay with you because I love you”. I heard love is patient and […]

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OSCAR


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“Dad, I know you mean well. But, I’m almost full grown and I need to make my decisions now.” Oscar said with all seriousness and almost desperation. “Son, I walked […]

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MAMA WAS A ROCK STAR


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“Nzogbu Nzogbu, Enyimba Enyi!” chanted the young men as they escorted the masquerade. The older men who accompanied it chanted some kind of mystical gibberish that sent the masquerade into […]

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FRANCES


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FRANCES “Sweetheart, you will find a man who is worthy of you. I didn’t invest this much in you, to give you off to some riffraff. You deserve more”. I […]

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ESTRELLA


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Chile is a southern South American country, bordering the south pacific ocean, between Argentina and Peru. Chile is best known for its sweet wine made from pais and muscatel also […]

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THE DANCE


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All you wanted was a rose So I scampered all over the earth I wouldn’t let Kilimanjaro’s height scare me Neither the length of Thames   My feet hurts from […]

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AURORA


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If we held hands Would there be chemistry? Would I understand why Oxygen needs two molecules of Hydrogen to become water? Or why Sodium reacts with Chloride to liven up […]

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FORT KNOX


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‘Most of you would not make it to the end; some of you would get missing in action, some of you would quit after a few months, some would end […]

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JOHN HAY, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN


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It was her turn to take the vow, she slid her hand forward and took his. Looking into his eyes, she recited the lovely vow she had written for him: […]

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DORIS


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Love used to live on hope street, But she moved away. Now the days are long And the nights even longer. So, I moved into her house on hope street, […]

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NASIR KHALIFA (GIFTED LEGS)


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In life, it’s almost impossible to find that friend that sticks closer than a brother, like ‘the preacher’ said in the eighteenth book of Proverbs, the 24th verse. But in […]

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