I love Twitter. It’s such a mixing pot of opinions, some I agree with and some I baulk at. I make different sounds of disgust, surprise, glee etc because this is how I react to reading things. My face just won’t make the effort. So there I was scrolling down […]

                                                  KNOCK, KNOCK I never quite learned to knock. It had little to do with upbringing, or courtesy, or even a lack of respect for peoples’ privacies; I simply didn’t learn to knock. Maybe it had something to do with my peculiar left-handedness. Older people told you what hand to […]

 Backseat yarns about the life of a Lagos runs girl. Wazobia FM threw back Christopher Nusa Ohenhen’s hit song “Dupey” on the car radio as Afo drove around the tarnished roads of mainland Lagos. The rhythmic sound of the old school instrumentals boomed softly from the car speakers and Afo […]

Sometimes no is not enough even when it is said firmly Sometimes no is not enough especially when a broken man holds a knife to your throat not when he uses the knife from YOUR kitchen to threaten you into undressing fearfully in. your. own. house Sometimes no is not […]


I remember falling into the gutter when I was seven. Returned home soaked and smelly, dripped in dirt. Told mama the neighborhood dog chased me, And I was sorry I lost the bread she sent me. It is ok, she said: You’ll buy plenty of bread for me one day I […]

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