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Me, sex for marks! Haba, I was set up o

Our people say, the word of a thief’s mother does not contain a grain of truth. It is true that whatever I tell you now may seem like a lie but I can swear by the Bible or Al Qurani,…

Course 101: To raise boys, we need male role models -Tara Martins Aisida

I recently watched a documentary  titled , ”WHAT ABOUT THE BOY CHILD” produced by Debby Felix  and directed by Titi Alpha ( two young ladies) at the IREP film documentary which held in Lagos. The documentary aimed at understanding the…

America is not a good country for old people, Naija is better

I came home recently to see my aged parents. I hadn’t been to Nigeria in over 12 years but of course like many of us in the diaspora, we are up-to-date on what’s going on in the country. It’s good…

Pastor did very bad things to us but we couldn’t tell our mothers

See, I didn’t want to tell my mother what happened to me. I didn’t even know how I to go and tell her that:  ‘Mama, one pastor over there at Mile 2, did something to me and I can’t sit…

Odia Ofeimun: The Poet Laureate of Lagos – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The phone call was straight to the point: “I want you at my house this evening.” Odia Ofeimun is of course “he who must be obeyed.” When I got to the poet’s home I was handed an impossible task. Odia,…

Yes, I did drugs, couriered it in fact but America still forgave me

I was born an American to Nigerian parents and the reason I am in prison today is ‘cos of trauma. I am serving a 15 year prison term and I will tell you this, I feel safe, I feel secure …

Men, biko why do you repeat your father’s mistakes? – Tara Martins Aisida

Men fascinate me. I consider them a mystery. My grounds for fascination are obvious. I am a woman, so a man’s world is alien to me. Many times, I do not understand the way they think, reason, behave or even…

Why did I marry Alhaji? To escape poverty, that’s all

How did that even happen? My name is Halima and I am 18 years old. I did a bit of schooling before I was abducted and married off about four years ago. I know who abducted me and my parents…

Nigerians are the Playboy of the Western world -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Nigeria is the playboy of the western world. Back in time, Nigeria followed Britain like a zombie to practise the parliamentary system of democracy that crashed like Humpty-Dumpty. Then the country turned full circle to ape the presidential system of…

My brother killed himself over union wahala but everyone is blaming his wife

In Nigeria, it is easy to blame the wife for anything that goes wrong with her husband; but let’s be honest here, my brother’s wife is a terrible woman. We generally don’t like her in the family, even to date.…

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