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Green Hostel 2 – 3

Last week on Green Hostel Tola’s departure was what she called it. Leaving the shores of the country and never looking back except chance allows it. The type of chance that boils down to the next set of choices I make. The choice to nurture my good heart and grow into a better man or just live it all up; ... Read More »

Green Hostel 2 – 2

“Baba God? Kill your babe?” Prof muttered distortedly as he walked away, stopped abruptly then approached me again. This time making a mockery of the misunderstanding he created with his damning choice of words and infuriating me to the point of uncontrollable anger. “It is sad to see you express so much unbelievable naivety at such simple expression of grammar. ... Read More »

Green hostel 2 -1

SADIST: Life was no longer the same in Green Hostel after Kunle’s demise. Okoro beat himself up about it for weeks. On certain days, he’d sit alone at night and drown his soul in cheap whiskey. He said and did little, and the only constant factor about him remained his expression of words in Pidgin English. On other days, he ... Read More »

My 30th Reflection

It’s easy for me to stand here and reflect on how much sacrifices I made in the past but it is indeed God’s grace that got me here. I mean, I Olagbaju Emmanuel Abioye was a nobody who traded his sweats and time to become relevant. I was that young boy who had dreams of becoming a great man. I ... Read More »

The Other Side of Femi Fragile

My birthday is in 8 days and I am thankful to the Almighty for the opportunity to own a breath. I spent the last 48 hours thinking of how to celebrate it with you and I have come up with a plan to do a post about myself from today till then. I wish I could host you all to ... Read More »

Green Hostel 10

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 MAGARET: My life stopped the first time I pulled the trigger. I became a murderer at 15. It was my uncle, Sly. He raped me every day since my parents died in car accident. Life is unfair but rape was fair enough ... Read More »

Green Hostel 9

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 MAGARET: Let me restate the fact that the biggest regret of my life was that Kunle met his death through me. Them say every good thing must come to an end. No be me write am, naso he dey for bible. I am still ... Read More »

Green Hostel 8

Download Echoes of My Journey HERE Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 SADIST: I was nervous for Tola. I couldn’t imagine any harm coming to the poor girl and I absolutely didn’t care if it was time for me to fall. I was aware of my metaphysical fortification but I wasn’t sure ... Read More »

Green Hostel 7

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Kunle’s untimely demise held green hostel to an emotional ransom for days. Everything just didn’t seem right. It became obvious by the moment that none of the hostel mates were going to see him again. At first they were all about what happened between her and Margaret. Okoro ... Read More »

Green Hostel 6

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 SADIST: When evil things happen the day travel slow and the night slower. Despite the fact that no one in the hostel knew that I called for the war I wasn’t at ease. If you have ever been in the system then you will understand that you can trust absolutely ... Read More »