Dear Child, may you not make a life changing mistake – Peju Akande

Last week, at the valedictory service of one of the biggest private schools in Ogun state, the guest speaker, my friend and partner, Toni Kan, encouraged the graduating students to work hard and not make life damaging mistakes. He said…

Dear Child, may you not make a life changing mistake – Peju Akande

Last week, at the valedictory service of one of the biggest private schools in Ogun state, the guest speaker, my friend and partner, Toni Kan, encouraged the graduating students to work hard and not make life damaging mistakes. He said…

So, what if your kid doesn’t win an award? Peju Akande

It is the end of another school year with kids graduating from one academic level to another. Usually, I refrain from attending such ceremonies (in all of my children’s schools.) First off, if my kid isn’t getting any award or…

Let me tell you what happened to me on Otedola Bridge-Peju Akande

Igbo people say the death that will kill a man will find him no matter what…read the story of Ajani and what happened to him on Otedola bridge. Peju’s story will make you weep… I woke up that morning feeling…

When you have nothing better to say, “keep kwayet!” Peju Akande.

Two Sundays ago, I saw a woman I had held a secret grudge against for some six or seven years, I think. I hadn’t seen her in years, which accounted for the length of the grudge. As usual after  service,…

Some people get a second chance at life – Peju Akande

A few years back, when my kids were still young and I was a travelling and working mother, I needed a house help who would assist my mum to take care of my kids. I hired Pasi, a Togolese girl…

Madam husband killer, what were you thinking? – Peju Akande

It’s killing season or so it seems following after several cases of women butchering their husbands or battering them as we have been forced to witness in the last few months. It’s strange because the women involved are mostly educated,…

My sister, there is poverty and then there is bad parenting- Peju Akande

I saw the story in the Punch newspapers, headlined- Lagos pastor arrested for allegedly raping nine year old. As a mother of many daughters, it irks me every time I see headlines like this. Upon reading, I discovered the rape had…

That girl selling bread is not just selling bread o-Peju Akande

‘Era bredi gbo na!’ She calls out every morning between the hours of 6  and 7am except on Sundays. ‘Buy freshly baked bread’ is what she is saying and as she calls out, her persuasions conjure melting butter in bread…

The RANDY Prof and the VERY BRAVE girl – Peju Akande

There is no need rehashing line by line the recorded phone convo that circulated last week on WhatsApp Naija and Naija in the diaspora. We’ve all heard the crass Professor soliciting for sex to upgrade a female student who may…

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