Our Kenya Trip

On January 1st this year, I decided that I wanted to celebrate my 30th birthday differently. I told my husband that I wanted to celebrate it in Dubai… Our Kenya Trip

Forget Me Not

They are fighting again. Not like they didn’t fight all the time I had grown up watching them fight Years ago, it used to scare me But I learnt from friends that all parents fight So I felt I was in good company Little did I know that this fight would change everything I had…

Unrequited Love

There was a new girl in school Everyone talked about her She had guys lining up and girls jealous, But she only had eyes for one, Lanre. She smirked, This new girl couldn’t have Lanre Lanre was hers He called her “The Queen of his heart” She found her and taunted her, “I hear you…

My Brother’s Keeper

I spotted him the moment I walked into the restaurant, His dressing and over-sized flip-flops gave him an unkempt appearance, I approached the counter to place my order, “Jollof rice, a bowl of salad and two pieces of chicken please.” “What drink ma?” “Water. Ordinary water.” From the corner of my eye, I saw him…

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. …