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 …Read More
***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 on …
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 are all in your mind,
They are …
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 …Read More
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 brown …
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 them of …
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. …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
“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 to …
“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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
“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 this …
“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 …Read More
“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 think …
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 …Read More
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 the scorching sands of the …
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 my pot of
If I …Read More
‘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 …Read More
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:
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,
Just to remember her once …