The housewives II

Tiwalade, 7:45am Oluyole Estate, Ibadan. Same day. Tunde Emmanuels sat on the dining table as he gently tore off the seal on the letter in his hands. His wife never seized to amaze him. She had written him a letter on their anniversary. He wondered when that had become the mode of communication between them. […]

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AWAY…

You’ve asked that I believe in you. You’ve asked that I remain. You’ve asked me to hold on to you, And you’ll be whole again When Dan complained and Roger whined I ignored all they said I chose to believe in your words I wrapped them around my ears… And times have passed… My love […]

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Beautiful grace

I wake up this morning, stretching and yawning. As the facts dawn again, I shrink back in utter pain, My head is laden with fear, there’s guilt I cannot bear. I cry my eyes sore, till tears can form no more! I flounce into my day, Hope my past will fade away, but it keeps […]

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The age-altering naija-born I

n my whole life, I’ve been to just two countries. I’m giving you this unsolicited info so as to avoid making a fallacy of hasty generalizations. Hence, I implore those who have been to more countries to make concrete my observation, which is: na only for this Naija wey people no dey proud of them […]

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The Housewives I

Isn’t today our anniversary? I remember when we first met. It was magical! Your face shone like the morning sun. Mine was like an ignition. Everything was perfect. It’s been fifteen years! All I’ve done is be with you. Tayo is 13, Timi is 10. Iyanu is 8. We have one happy family. Happy? Well, […]

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Marriage Palava

It was a Sunday, around that time when dinner was usually overdue. The weather was frigid and the neighborhood seemed extremely quiet, oddly. It was usually noisy, irrespective of whether it was day or night. But today was different, graveyard-like quiet. Adaobi lay on her 6 by 4 inch bed and sobbed softly. Somehow, that […]

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ife and the six-year-old

The following conversation ensued between Ife and a six-year old boy(syob). Syob: aunty ife welcome! Ife: Thank you darling. Syob: wah did you bring for me? Ife: Ehmm. . .(frantically rummages through bag for anything edible. Luckily finds two wraps of tomtom) take! Syob: thank you aunty.(immediately throws one into his mouth) Syob: aunty! Ife: […]

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