Shadow of a Rainbow-4

 

Mummy wake up”

“Mummy wake up!”

 

Five years of active and healthy, playful boy settled on my stomach, it was his ritual to launch himself on my body after saying his prayers. Morning had never been my favourite time of the day and it was Ibrahim kekere’s job to wake me up.

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Guest Post-A Reflection on Choices.

Today I have a guest post from a very special person, my youngest brother Ikenna. I literally had to sit beside him to get this post out of him and I had to type it myself because he “wasn’t in the mood to type after writing”.

This pictures were taken at the National Museum Lagos, don’t know why I keep procrastinating about writing a post about that visit.

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Shadow of a Rainbow-3

Catch up on the preceding parts HERE

My grandfather taught me ABC, my hand writing looks a lot like his because he taught me to write too in his neat cursive that looks like the beautiful Arabic texts in his Quran that he bought when he went for Hajj. Mine isn’t as beautiful but it still beats the chicken scrawls that my generation calls handwriting, well thank God for computers right? Continue reading →

Shadow of a Rainbow- 1

A new series is kicking off today, it should have kicked off yesterday but life happened. For now, it is centered around a young woman who is dealing with a major loss in her life, I might just change my mind about that tomorrow. I struggled on what to call the series, nothing seemed to fit… The only word I kept coming back to was rainbow, maybe because I’d written a Rainbow Series once upon a time… or maybe not. Anyway enjoy part one of this series and let me know your thoughts on it. Criticisms are highly welcomed too! They might not be accepted 😉 but they are welcome.

 

  SHADOW OF A RAINBOW

My name is Bilquis Ademola, however almost everyone calls me Biliki. I hate Biliki but I can’t do anything about their insistence on the name. Isn’t it annoying how people in Lagos spoil beautiful Arabic names? From Mariam to Moriam or Moriamo, Aisha to Aishatu, Amina to Aminatu or Ameeno. I could just scream! You might not understand just how annoying I find it, after all it isn’t your name they’re spoiling, is it?

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Lyrically- Here and now.

Luther Vandross is one of my favourite singers in this world. That man did the best love songs ever! From the oh-so-romantic lyrics to that honey coated milk chocolate voice, his songs were perfection and quality silk to the ears.

Here and now like several other Luther classics like So amazing are perfect for weddings. Now I’m not talking about the average Nigerian wedding where you have to prance about showing your shoki, alanta and skelewu moves while people paste bank notes on your face and others will dance with you and even outshine you.

The wedding that these songs fit are those romantic ceremonies that have you crying mascara dyed tears if you’re female and “manly” coughs if you’re male. Yes that kind of wedding, if you’re planning that kind of wedding and you need a playlist that will knock your socks off and have both of you weeping as you glide around the dance floor… my email address is chynanu@gmail.com, let’s whisper about prices.

Enjoy Here and now, still as beautiful and soulful as the day it was released in 1989.

Here And Now”
One look in your eyes and there I see
Just what you mean to me
Here in my heart I believe
Your love is all I’ll ever need
Holdin’ you close through the night
I need you, yeah

I look in your eyes and there I see
What happiness really means
The love that we share makes life so sweet
Together we’ll always be
This pledge of love feels so right
And, ooh, I need you

Here and now
I promise to love faithfully (Faithfully)
You’re all I need
Here and now
I vow to be one with thee (You and me), hey
Your love is all (I need) I need

Say, yeah, yeah…

When I look in your eyes, there I’ll see
All that a love should really be
And I need you more and more each day
Nothin’ can take your love away
More than I dare to dream
I need you

Here and now
I promise to love faithfully (Faithfully)
You’re all I need
Here and now
I vow to be one with thee (You and me), yeah
Your love is all I need

(Starting here) Ooh, and I’m starting now
I believe (I believe in love), I believe
(Starting here) I’m starting right here
(Starting now) Right now because I believe in your love
So I’m glad to take the vow

Here and now, oh
I promise to love faithfully (Faithfully)
You’re all I need
Here and now, yeah
I vow to be one with thee (You and me), yeah
Your love is all I need

I, hey…yeah…yeah…hey…
Uh, hey…
I-I, love is all I need
Ooh…ooh…yeah…
Yeah…yeah…hey…yeah…yeah…
Love is all I need
Ooh…ooh…
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh
Hey…yeah
Hey…yeah…

 

The VIDEO is awesome too, click on video to find it on YouTube.