"A father’s love builds, validates and empowers. Most men don’t realise how important it is to play a significant role in their child’s upbringing." - Chidera Muoka. I was in Primary One. Couldn't have been more than six years old. There was this boy in my class. His name was Victor and he was a… Continue reading Lesson From My Father
Two days ago, a friend and I were talking about how funerals in Nigeria are turned into carnivals, rather than solemn ceremonies for friends and family. The excessive demands from clans people and the debts people incur in order to bury the dead. Certainly not the only country who goes overboard with burial ceremonies, ours… Continue reading The Carnival That Is A Nigerian Funeral
That day, I did not mean to lock my sister in the freezer. We were playing hide and seek. It was one of those days; the sweltering heat was softened by cool breezes and leaves swayed on the trees, their swaying permitting the speckled rays of sun to touch the ground. The adults were all… Continue reading Hide and Seek
“Ordinarily, you should be a housemaid somewhere in Lagos. Your parents must have really worked hard to be able to send you to the university.” This was said to me by a friend’s roommate, in my second year in the university. We weren’t fighting at the time or anything; she was making what she believed… Continue reading If You Don’t Broaden Your Horizon, Who Will?
I was seated at the back of the taxi, behind the front passenger, musing to myself. That's when I saw her. Or rather, I saw her car. It was a fiery red, like a fully mature ata rodo pepper; it was no surprise it caught my attention. She was driving, her side window beside mine.I… Continue reading You’ve Got To Try A Little Kindness