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It was Alfa that killed Messiah but now we are all in trouble

We all lived in the same house, here in Ibafo. Alfa, that was what we called him. Though not his real name, we called him so because he was a Muslim cleric and then there was Messiah. He is an…

The day I lost all my books – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

It was a windy Tuesday evening, and the traffic jam in Ikeja GRA was choking. I decided to get out of the car of filmmaker Mahmood Ali-Balogun in which I had been for the past hour or so. Rain clouds…

Pornography is the bastard that landed me in Kirikiri

Guilty! That is what my lawyer said I should say, that is what I am saying. At 22 years, I am the oldest child of my mother, Niniola, who is a cleaner for one small company in Anthony village. She…

10 novels to help you beat the January blues (Independent)

You could join a choir or start a gratitude diary or try dry January or veganism. Or you could just shut the curtains, pour yourself a gin and tonic, and curl up with a good book. Not just any good…

Peruzzi disappoint us; nyomke confusion-Dami Ajayi

I am hard-pressed to declare Peruzzi an original artist. Here is why: he has had his 2Baba moment; cue in his uber-competent guest verse on Amaka. He has had his Davido or Wande Coal moment; cue in the viral pictures…

R. Kelly – our mumu don do! (The Ringer)

In 2015, Alice and Angelo Clary took their daughter Azriel to an R. Kelly concert in Orlando, to celebrate Angelo’s birthday. Azriel was 17, with, her mother says, a bubbly personality and dreams of being a famous singer; during the…

Hosting the Oscars is a great job—so why doesn’t anyone want it? (the Ringer)

It’s been 30 years since the Academy Awards did not have a host. Do you remember it? That was the year Rain Man won Best Picture in a walk, leading all nominations with eight and wins with four. There were innovations and…

How we said goodbye to our side chick-(Medium)

In the beginning, she was merely a symbol, a wrecking ball that invaded our family and smashed it apart. I didn’t ask her name for a long time. If I knew her name that would make her a real person…

Life is short, so make lasting memories -Tara Martins Aisida

The little things that trigger off emotions in ways only we can understand, because in their ordinariness they show us just how much our lives and daily routines have been disrupted.

Oya, let me tell you why our brother raped our sister

Our brother’s name is Lati; short for Abdullahteef. He was born seven years after me. He is the only son of my parents and the last born. We are five in number. At the beginning; when we were much younger,…

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