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Learn the art of contentment –Tara Aisida

The older woman looks back at her life and sees only the opportunities she missed. She doesn’t seem to appreciate the things that are good and going well in her life.

How my step mother lured me with her breastmilk

My parents never married. I am a product of a fling they never knew would result into a human being. My paternal grandma raised me. When my maternal grandma threw my mother out for getting pregnant just out of secondary…

The Day my Tooth Broke in Public

Who remembers this advert? “Be successful!/Be important!/Use Macleans toothpaste!!!” The person who wrote the ad copy, I think was Uncle Ted Mukoro of blessed memory. But this is not a copywriting masterclass. I never considered the importance of a smile…

Make una “Detty this December” small, small o-Tara Aisida

When I first heard the phrase “Detty December” in 2019,  I thought it meant that something had happened to make that particular December dirty but hearing it again the next year made me wonder how December had become dirty. I…

I begged my wife’s ex to leave us alone

I met my wife, Kike through a mutual friend, Charity. We are old school mates and remained friends for more than 40 years. At that time, Kike had been abandoned by her husband for three years. He left for the…

Governor Sanwo-Olu has a John Snow

In Delta state, one Emmanuel resurrected after 27 years with claims of being the bastard child of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state. That’s why I labeled him John Snow. Now, to those of us who skipped watching that addictive…

A person is a person no matter how small-Tara Aisida

I attended a concert recently, my friend’s daughter had a part in the musical rendition of the Dr. Seuss book Horton Hears a Who. As the story goes, Horton an ordinary elephant was splashing around the pool when he hears…

Maybe we shouldn’t blame women who sleep with pastors

Some pastors are from hell, that’s why they will never make heaven. Do you recall the video of a woman called Martha, who was caught in bed with her pastor by her husband. The husband had come home suddenly to…

The selfie generation-Tara Aisida

Always posing, lips pouted, feathers preened and smiles artificial. They take pictures, videos of themselves and others (with or without their consent) showing off their surroundings, attires, company etc. I call them the selfie generation. They are not all young…

Lagos and London-a tale of two train rides

Weeks back I went with my old school friends to Ibadan for a wedding. It was the wedding of the daughter of one of us. There were 5 of us billed to go from Lagos. TBabes, the most adventurous of…

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