the player

The Player – 2

(the finale of a two-part series) … continued from last week   “So you’re telling me your wedding morning fantasy is coke, lime and ice.” “Yels ke!” Ewa answered and hissed. “And not just anyhow lime oh, fresh lime that will slap inside the mouth tawai tawai.” I laughed as we made our way down […]

the player

The Player 1

(Part 1 of a two-part series) The atmosphere stands still. At the beckon of the piano, everyone rises and together turn their eyes to the aisle. Ewamade glows as she walks gracefully, dangling off her father’s arm like a dainty piece of china. She wears a coy smile, her eyes dart shyly between the tiled […]


For The Love Of Us: Episode 3

I blinked, absently scratching the scar on my elbow and dragging my sleeve down to hide it. His eyes never left my face. Did he just ask to kiss me? What in God’s name did he want me to say? Um…thing is I’m not the least bit attracted to you so keep your ‘lebe’ to […]


Understanding me – At 19

At 19, I decided I was no longer fine being normal. By normal I mean the kinda girl who accepted everything BS and all. The welcoming lady, with a perfect smile Quiet and shy and coy too, I guess. To make men feel less threatened, Speak only when spoken to, Keep your opinions to yourself, […]


What If

I was 18 when we broke up; 18 years, 11 months and 29 days old to be precise. He attacked my weight again, I remember it like it was yesterday. The first time he did it, I can’t remember what we were talking about but arthritis came up and he said I should watch my […]

The lectern

The Lectern: A Message to Unmarried Men

As promised, Emmanuel Akaeze writes from ‘The Lectern’ this month on bachelor matters. Are you single, dating, undecided, or both? Are you male? Female? Yes? Then read! …that we might be read A MESSAGE TO UNMARRIED MEN Since most women are incapable of physical abuse, some have resorted to other forms, like economic, verbal and […]


  Because the muse hit in 2D, I’ve split this TTC post into two. This first leg is inspired by a sister’s post on her online forum where the issue was of successful women and why unhappy romantic relationships seem to be the price they pay for said success. A lot of people like to […]