I’m watching cars snarl and drivers curse at Lawanson bus stop while I’m getting series loaded into my Iroko TV app. I’m the last customer of the day, well not a customer- I have an active subscription and it means Success the agent, will get no commission from me. Continue reading →
Let the music play,
As long we like,
As loud we want,
Will you dance?
When I was five years old, I was chubby or fat or plump or whatever adjective that can be used to describe a child with an abundance of flesh. I had a neighbour called Chinyere- that was her real name, if she has issues with my writing her name here- she should come to my house and beat me. Continue reading →
One day, I’ll write about what this song by India Arie means to me but today? I’ll be content with sharing the lyrics.
“Can I Walk With You”
I woke up this morning you were the first thing on my mind
I don’t know were it came from all I know is I need you in my life, yeah
You make me feel like I can be a better woman
If you just say you wanna take this friendship to another place
I have been typing for hours, and erasing for the same length of time. Stringing words, unraveling sentences and phrases, wanting to say only the right things and failing. That’s what a full heart has done to me and a mind blown by kindness from Abuja to Lagos and all the spaces in between. Continue reading →
I was bouncing down the stairs when his words froze my feet.
“Stupid idiot, ungrateful element like you”
I looked down and saw them, he was tall with a bushy afro and a yellow shirt tucked into red jeans, he reminded me of a pair of pliers, the girl holding his arm with a fear tattooed on her palm fruit yellow face was one of the most beautiful girls in all of Hall one. Continue reading →
I want to sit by my window
Clinging to the fragments of the faded days of you and me