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Coming to America was with sorrow, tears and blood

I’ve seen Coming to America 1 and 2 but while Prince Hakeem came to sow his royal oats, Omo, I came to reap sorrow, tears and blood! I went to America 30 years ago; I went on a student’s visa.…

My Guy, when are you joining the “Beard Gang”? – Gbubemi Atimomo

…Reflecting on personal grooming and increasing male vanity I kept an afro for about ten years of my adult life. Whenever anyone asked, my default response was that I did it in memory of my father who always had an…

Bridget beat four boys without help yet you say women are weak

There was this girl in our neighbourhood where we lived in Surulere. She was called Bridget and I hope she reads this story.   Bridget, we thought was a ‘pompous girl’; she was our age mate then, all of us…

AstraZeneca: Is it fear or ignorance for Nigerians? – Peju Akande

It’s okay to fear the unknown. The world before now had never seen coronavirus before; yes, there’s the spanish flu, similar to coronavirus but it isn’t the same. So, expectedly, we should be anxious about a hurriedly created vaccine. We…

Tough conversations and how to have them – Tara Aisida

I have a unique trait. I talk to myself. I hold conversations with myself in my head with other people. The subject matter varies but they are mostly things someone has done to hurt me. I usually start by tabling…

People Go Fall Your Hand o! – Gbubemi Atimomo

Reflecting on how inconsistent people can be and why you should never seek adulation from people I was thinking recently about how unreliable some people can be. You know those people who say one thing but do something else? or…

I lost 50kg to please him but you won’t believe what he told me…

See me see wahala, o? My own story is not long, I just want to tell people that they should just be content with who they are because my story is just one that tells you that if you try…

See woman o, after 12 years, she says I am now too old for her

I married my wife when she was in her early twenties; she had just come back from Europe at that time. She was deported from Europe where she told me she was working. I asked, “as what?” but she said…

Dear Nigerians, why do we behave so badly? – Peju Akande

My brother sent me a Facebook post someone had shared from one @Harrydaniyan about a social experiment he conducted in Utako Abuja. The writer said he was walking on the sidewalk when pedestrians began to give way to vehicles who,…

Do you like the people you love? -Tara Aisida

My friend called me with tears in his eyes and a heavy and confused heart. He almost could not utter the words but he needed to say it to someone and for some reason I was the person that came…

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