Yajide

Yajide

The first time I spoke to Yajide, I had just woken from a light sleep and he was standing there, staring at me, wearing a beautiful smile, and that singular outfit of dark blue jeans and a white t-shirt. I no longer ask if those are his only clothes; there is something comforting in knowing […]

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ONE LAST PEE

“You will not kill me in this house. You stupid girl.” “Mummy ndo, sorry, sorry.” “Sharrap! At your age, you are still bed-wetting. Sixteen years old” – she splayed out her fingers as if the digits were sixteen in number – “and you are still peeing on the bed like a baby. Agadi nwanyi baby! […]

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THE CLUB OF GOD-FEARING MEN: EPISODE 10

Catch up on the previous episodes HERE   She picked on the first ring, like she had been waiting for the call. For an instant, Genesis was caught off-guard. “Finally!” she spoke, almost breathless. “Hello, who’s this?” “I…um…this is Genesis from…” “Ah, Genesis! I need a favour from you immediately, please! Do you stay anywhere […]

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Harvest

At first, it was all about the disease. They said I had breast cancer. I did not cry. I was too busy to cry, too busy not believing; the pains, the spongy lumps I ignored out of fear. Like that faulty tire you simply shun and drive on, telling yourself that it can’t be lethal, […]

EBOLA…STILL GOING VIRAL

Still on the hottest issue in the country right about now, Ebola which is quite literally going viral all over; the market for hand sanitizers turned lucrative overnight as the demand rose following speculations that the chemicals were adequate protection against contracting Ebola. We recently learned though that hand sanitizers are anti-bacterial, whereas the Ebola […]

EBOLA-RIOUS

The sky was a brooding blue-grey up above as I navigated the human maze of the popular Marina market in Lagos with Chidi. It was well into the rainy season so the atmosphere was more humid than hot; yet there was a cloak of heat that hung in the air, from the many human bodies […]