Confessions of a New Born

  I’m not a prophet, but every now and then I have a prescient, a message that weighs heavy on my heart. But first I have a confession. I grew up in  a christian household.  My father being a minister meant for us church once or more times in a week.  This was fine at […]

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The Root of Nigeria’s problems

“MENTAL SLAVERY IS R.E.A.L” In today’s episode of “Wetin this one dey yarn?”, I wanna stress on a topic that really hits home. You may have heard about Nigeria in your local media. A lot of foreigners associate us with Boko haram, religious wars, poor infrastructures and welfare etc, and a lot of foreigners are […]

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A Painful Soul

“Scars from battles hurt as It should”     Way back when waking up every morning was a struggle (honestly not too long ago), I used to write into  my Journals aka my ugly notebook. I sometimes browse through them when I feel stuck. My first journal is actually really depressing, I can’t believe the […]

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Beautiful hands

I once thought you had the most beautiful hands I ever saw Until you cut mine off and wore them like  gloves.

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Know Thy Worse Self

We’ve all heard it. We’ve watered it. And it’s grown, and it’s growing faster than innovation. It is the voice of destruction. The one who wants to kill you. The one who will stifle you, and choke you to death without justice. I’ve listened to it whine, all my life. It’s told me how senseless […]

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Blackaholic

There is an old Afrikaan proverb which says, no matter what a leopard does, he could never rid himself of his spots.   This is the story of a German lad. He resided in England for the first four years of his life, then his family had to move back to Germany. He made no […]

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White Noise

Don’t take this the wrong way but who do you think you are? You serenade me with a golden harp yet bind my hands and feet. You torture me, My screams fall on deaf ears You manipulated me in the times I trusted you. and judge my existence with every breath I expire. You delude yourself […]

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The Shrine

Her hips sway to the beat of the banjo Skylight filters through thatch roof The flicker of light on a solemn night A hue of blue shades her face Her pelvis wines In the center of the shrine.     The audience watch keenly Such mastery, Such art From a beautifully dangerous woman Like foreplay for […]

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No Man’s Land

We come from the same land dear brother, I trusted you unheedingly, We walked through the desert me, yearning for a new beginning.     Your skin like mine is dark your flag like mine is green I’m not a slave. But like the Portuguese pirates of the old world you’ve branded me, a cow and […]

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Follow the sun

7.38 AM The streets are crowded A glowing yellow ball seats at a vantage point, hiding behind rooftops. Ike tiddled his flute This early in the morning, he had to go the farm. He spent the first hour lying on his back, playing the instrument then he buckled his belt, and begun harvesting cassava. Other […]

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