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Our ‘landlord’ is an armed robber. Come and hear story

You asked how I am doing? I am living in fear; in fear of being a victim to Bullet, the notorious area boy, gang leader, ‘landlord’ and maybe cult captain in our area. They said they’ve taken him to Abuja,…

Are we really listening when our children talk to us? Tara Martins Aisida

I recently read about a mother who wanted her children to be all that she wasn’t. She enrolled them in an elitist school, sacrificed to pay fees, pushed them hard, gave up a lot to ensure they mixed with the…

He robbed me once and one night, I killed him!

The day he first robbed me; I was stopped by the traffic light on the expressway leading to my office; he hobbled towards me like a cripple and I assumed he was a beggar. On some days while in traffic,…

Give Birth by CS, my sister said “No, I will faith it!”

I called because your story about the woman who lost her only child is almost exactly like what happened to my own sister. When I read it, I became teary because something similar also happened to me. My youngest sister…

Losing an only child can drive you mad!

When I finish telling you this story, please don’t ask me questions because I have asked myself so many questions and found no answers. I just came back from Ireland where I went to be with my younger sister. She…

Our children may not be as caring as we would wish in our old age-Tara Martins Aisida

It’s the turn of a new decade and like many of my friends, the realization that we are beginning to leave the middle ages and cross over to old age is starting to hit home. We look at our children…

Naija doctor said I needed heart surgery. I went to Dubai, they said surgery ke!

My heart was almost removed for nothing, can you believe that? When I began to fall sick; I put it down to ordinary malaria. I always fell sick over every little thing; too much cold, I would be sick, too…

She left him, she took his kids, then a miracle happened

My kids would rush down the staircase shouting – ‘Mummy, mummy, uncle Dave has got up from bed and he is preparing to go to work!’ Every time I heard that, I’d look up and say, ‘Thank you, God!’ Why…

Remote control; that’s how mama brought broda back from America

By the late 90s/early 2000, my elder brother, (he is my step brother actually) had finished his studies in the US and was already working. At that time too, a good number of family members and friends who had also…

That change you desire can only start with you – Tara Martins Aisida

It’s the beginning of a new year and like most people I am eager to see what it will bring. A lot of us have written down our goals on paper and that’s good. I  also believe in writing goals and…

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