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…

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…

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…

For Our Fathers (Finale) : My Real Daddy

Good evening! This is the final post in this series and if I can say so myself, it has been a wonderful one. I want to thank everyone that featured : Bablo @ToluBablo Ojuolape @JuolaO Aunty Bimpe @lolamodder Ronke @O_tega Tokunbo @0Toxic ‘Dania @Ms_Dania GT @blessedmouth Jibola @JXBZVS Tiwatayo @its_LASH Damilola @omotookelonge And to the…

For Our Fathers : My Daddy Said

                                      By @omotookelonge ‘Dami Dami, it’s very simple, two times two is four, when you put two in two places, you get four… it’s not I want to baff, it’s I want to take my bath… What is the plural of goose and what is the past participle of give?’ I’ll always get a rewarding,…

For Our Fathers : Aren’t Dads Supposed To Be Busy?

                                 By @its_LASH Hi People! Happy Fathers’ Day to all our wonderful dads out there. Thank you for being awesome. I’m so sorry guys for not posting yesterday. I was really busy with a special owambe. Here’s today’s first post. ***** Some people will never cease to amaze me. You know, yesterday was my roommate’s…

For Our Fathers : You’re Not My Father

                                       By @JXBZVS Our people say that when the child of the deaf man buys his father a radio, he is fixing to hear the story of how he was born. The first time I heard this proverb, I had skipped afternoon lessons and had gone to play football with Kayode and Moyosore — the…

For Our Fathers :The Knowing

                                         By @Ms_Dania I think he knows that I know. I’m standing on the threshold of these oak doors that lead to my new life, the hair dresser, make up artist, and other fussers having finally deemed me fit to embark on the journey. I turn my head slightly to the left and my eyes…

For Our Fathers : The Way Here

                                By @0Toxic I watch Ayomide sleep and can’t but wonder “How close am I to the real thing?” Does the child see me and think “Farce”? Am I good enough? The road to get here was murky, thorny and stony all at once. Before I found myself here, it was easy to look…

For Our Fathers: Papa Laughed

                                      By @O_tega Papa never laughed. Even Sisi could not remember if Papa ever laughed. But Madam Hatchet, the old lady that has the salon where Papa takes me to get my hair cut said Papa used to laugh once; a long time ago, but he stopped laughing again because there were not so much…