Remind Me

Remind me when I start to forget, Of Your goodness and Your faithfulness, Of how You’ve saved me, time and time again Of all you’ve seen me through. Remind me when I start to question Your plans and your purpose for me, Your ability to take care of all my needs, And what tomorrow may…

Lagos Corper : Welcome Party 

I was slowly beginning to get a hang of camp. It wasn’t so bad after all. My routine was to wake up when the beagle was blown, then start dressing up, go to the parade ground and stand at the back. I was also getting familiar with my platoon members.  Some girls in the room…

Lagos Corper : Under The Sun

Swearing-in Day  Registration ended officially at 12 midnight, so today, we cease being prospective corp members and become gentlemen corpers.  I woke up with a running tummy. I thought I could control it until I got to the parade ground and I feared that I was going to embarrass myself. I told a female soldier,…

For Our Fathers 

For our fathers who have been,  Who lulled us to sleep,  And kissed us good night.  For our fathers who have been,  Who carried us on their shoulders,  And taught us to ride bikes.  For our fathers who have been,  Who scolded us when we strayed,  And hugged us when we cried.  For our fathers…

Lagos Corper: Let Us Lift Our Nation High 

I remember waking up to shufflings and noisy footsteps all around me. I opened my eyes and tried to adjust them to the  light in the room, all this time, I still wasn’t sure where I was. Then almost immediately, like someone had thrown a glass of cold water in my face, it hit me…

Lagos Corper: Youths Obey The Clarion Call 

National Youth Service Corps (N.Y.S.C.) A compulsory scheme for all Nigerian graduates below the age of thirty years as at time of graduation, in which, they serve their nation by offering almost free services to an organization they have been posted to, in a state that isn’t their state of origin.  Or something like that. …

Lagos Corper : Prologue 

Corper wee!  WA! Corper wee wee wee!  WA! WA! WA!  After almost two years post-graduation, I finally got posted for my youth service. I was unsure, not enthusiastic, and definitely quite embarrassed; embarrassed because I had to explain to a lot of people that I was just going to serve when I already had a…

Stand in the Rain

This morning, I left the house later than I usually do – a few minutes past six am, but it was alright because I was going to join the staff bus which doesn’t leave till half past six. It has been raining for a few days now so the roads were flooded and the weather,…

My Dreams

You lie on your bed Thinking, dreaming, imagining The life you want to have The things you want to do The person you want to be. Then a thought creeps in, Disturbing your fantasy Reminding you of your reality Who your parents are Where you are What you have Your weaknesses and your non-existent strengths….

Letter to Mama

Dear Mama, It’s another mother’s day this year, And you are still here. You don’t know how good it feels to know that whenever I call, you are on the other side of the line, Listening to me pour out my heart Rejoicing with me when it’s good news Comforting me when it’s otherwise. You…

Tell Me Something

I have some questions. Permit me to ask please. How do you do it? How do you live like it never happened? Like those years of your life never were and this is a brand new you? Years of sharing the events of your day with this special someone and you can live today like…

Church – Hunting

Since I moved to Lagos,  a lot of things have changed and I have had to make some lifestyle adjustments. One major one question I get asked all the time is what church I attend. Now anyone who knows me knows how important church is to me, not just the attendance but the word and…