The Bus Tales (1)

Kola heard the bus conductor call out as the bus approached the bus stop. ” Obalende Obalende Bonny Camp Obalende” the bus conductor called out, Kola approached the bus and spoke ” Obalende ” the bus conductor looked at him and muttered “Obalende na Two Hundred Naira oh I nor get change make una enter…

Champagne Hustle

“Champagne Hustle Caviar dreams, everything in Lagos is not always what it seems..” The lines from Udin’s new single Champagne Hustle reminds you of what you love and hate about Lagos. (Eko for show) The city of hustle. But that is exactly what we all love about the city (right?) the efficy, the hype. You…

A LETTER TO MY SISTER

Dear Nekpen, I am not sure how to start this letter, (I am emosh right now) so anyway this is how it goes. Happy birthday and may God bless you loads. There isn’t anyone who is as strong, focused and determined like you. You remind me daily of mummy the strongest woman I have ever…

We are all Patriots

Disclaimer: This is a rant post Living in Nigeria is HARD, (Seriously hard) if you do not belong to the category of person’s who have enriched themselves from the coffers of state resources. This list excludes people, whose wealth is of course through hard work and sheer determination to succeed. Nigeria is a tough place…

THE WITNESS

  It was raining heavily as Osarobo tried to avoid  the potholes that were on  Isibor Street,  that night as he  drove into house number 14. He came down from his Toyota Camry and shut the doors he wasn’t surprised that the street was quiet. There had been a number of robberies in the area,…

Death be not proud…..

Have you ever wondered about what happens when people die? If they are transmitted to a different world or if they remain in their bodies? Death is something that I haven’t felt affected by in a long time, except for the time my classmates died in a terrible road accident and when my uncle died….

January Blues and more….

I miss the holidays all the noise the constant chatter of the kids running up and down the stairs. I miss my neice who has gone back to boarding school who was my kitchen helper , (the girl helped me stack the dish washer and helped me with the cooking as well.) I dont know…