Birthday

It was her birthday, but she wasn't excited about it. Somehow, this neighbour of hers with whom she'd only recently begun talking had convinced her to go hang out with him. She guessed it was ok, he seemed funny and he'd definitely drop her off home since he lived a few houses down from her. … Continue reading Birthday

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Plastic

I open my eyes and squint, caught in the shard of violent sunlight sneaking in through the curtain. I wonder, as I often do, what actually woke me up. Like, at what point did my subconscious jerk awake, and why? I heard my neighbour open a door, heard footsteps and waited for more information so … Continue reading Plastic

Turning a New Age, Keeping the Old Leaf

So it was the birthday on Wednesday, and I've decided to share some life tips, goals and general updates today. Yes, I've grown into a kind, wise and sensitive lady, I know this.  I've stared long and hard at my reflection and am pleased to report no wrinkles. There are a few things I insist … Continue reading Turning a New Age, Keeping the Old Leaf

Seven Things They Didn’t Tell You About Love

Premise: you'll float through life humming your "relationship song" which is mushy and sweet and describes your love perfectly. Reality: You’ll walk around singing Stereoman's Sample Ekwe under your breath, because that's what the guy you love loves. Sample Ekwe. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLEZr3MUcnA Seriously. (Meanwhile, he was the original Iyanya, lookit some of those moves.) Premise: You … Continue reading Seven Things They Didn’t Tell You About Love

I Know I Bashed Your Car, But Have You Eaten?

The question has logical origins, I suppose. We Nigerians have always had near-maniacal levels of hospitality etched in our culture. I mean, you have a guest coming from far away, guest gets to the house by say, 2am. The first thing you ask is, "Have you eaten?" then proceed to offer him a wide array … Continue reading I Know I Bashed Your Car, But Have You Eaten?