The Villa – 3

Nawa o, you aren't even curious about knowing my name. You're just so concerned about reading about the tales of Baba Ade's villa without making any effort to know who the storyteller is. Obviously, you are a gossip. I can imagine the smirk on your face right now; a bit of mischievousness blended with guilt. Well done. Anyway, the story…

True Love through Lies

If you are reading this and have ever truly been in love you'd understand that being in love most times require making impossible sacrifices. Treading abominable paths, being at war with friends and family, but not holding on to regrets if it doesn't work. Growing up has launched my insight into a pond of such helplessly complicated situation. Personally, I…

I was trying to locate the nearest pharmacy when Sly caught up with me, "Omo Aye - Child of the world, no go waste money on top antibiotics o." He pronounced every world like an Oyo man, one very proud of his H-factor. My entire being was in disarray and thoughts in a state of confusion. "Na flusher you need.…

Love me or set me free

We've been at this for some time, Holding on to the bond that binds us, as a newborn depends on his mother's breast to survive, Like twin sharing an umbilical cord in all accord. We've roared at each other like a thunder storming through the earth, And parted ways with anger, like lightning running through the sky, temporarily. You and…

The Villa – 1

The craziest thing about staying in a tenement apartment where you have twenty other tenants isn't sharing the toilet as many people imagine. It isn't even having to take turns to fetch or steal your ally's water when the dry season begins. It isn't in the shouting and numerous arguing or local fist fights. As a matter of fact, all…

Ewatomi: Echoes of Unrequited Love

Ewatomi, I bet you will never truly know how strange it feels to seek mere friendship in someone in whom you daily desire to date, in the hope of matrimony. Do you know how sour it is to wither a seed you planted, watered and nurtured with your own hands? Can you imagine how difficult it is to be evicted…

Alternate Path

Our plans will not always work out, so we must be willing to turn every hitch into an opportunity to create something new. It doesn't necessarily require you to have a plan B, but it definitely demands you to stop obsessing over plan A because you consider it as the best course of action. Be intentional yet spontaneous about progressing.…

Final Note 2018: You are not a Wasteland

Staying healthy and happy isn’t luxury, it is a necessity. Get them by every worthy means but be sure you’ll never have them if you always put others first. Stop being the convenience room everyone comes to ease themselves. You’re not a wasteland for the burden and messes of others, you’re special.

Tales of My Misguided Emotion

Got something to share, the thought of it is already forming a cloud of emotions.  I remember this time last year. I was the happiest girl alive! I had everything I wanted, almost or so I thought. I had never been so happy, so much it made me delirious, so much I felt guilty for my state of utter bliss.…

Mama Ajetunmobi: 60 Years of Outstanding Milestones

It beats my comprehension but I am not in doubt that despite loving my mum more than anything and anyone in the world, there are several others who would lay claim to loving her more. The slightest thought of her kindness and humanity makes me wonder how such a simple woman can extend a hand of friendship to many and…

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