What They See When They See Us

I finally summoned the courage to watch When They See Us. Courage. I know how that sounds, but when the limited Netflix Series came out in 2019, I didn’t have the courage to watch past the 20-minute mark of the first episode. I just couldn’t. I was so heartbroken, I concluded it was not a […]

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The shadows never leave

Another midnight phone call from Emmanuel left me shaken to the bones. My wife had been awoken by the loudness of the ringtone with suspicions about who it was that was calling so late in the night. She didn’t know Emmanuel, and there was no point opening old wounds. So I claimed it was a […]

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Demic Demic, Get Me A Pan.

Let me confess, I have been cheating on you. Can you even blame me? There are all kinds of social media platforms these days and one can get carried away, updating one’s life on all of them while abandoning the one space you have created solely for that purpose. So I have been writing, alright. […]

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The Mysterious Ways of An Introvert (like me)

I am one of the not-so-fortunate Lagosians who live in the same compound as their landlords. Let’s not pretend it’s an easy thing. It is like living in the same building as your in-laws, or your boss. You’re under constant eagle-eyed scrutiny, and in Naija speak, you cannot drink water and drop cup. Well, it’s been […]

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We are growing old

The one thing that, even if you whine and cry and refuse to eat and sleep all day, will never change, is the passage of time. The clock will keep ticking. The sun will keep setting, and those quiet grey hairs will keep waiting till the day they can sprout with joy and never look […]

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All my issues with being a 9–5er.

So, in its entirety, my experience of being a 9–5er hasn’t lasted more than a year. Yep, and I have been out of school for six, so do the Math. It’s not that I have spent the remaining five faffing. Agreed, there was some faffing, but it’s the kind of faff that puts money in […]

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Sometimes, I forget.

The last time I wrote on this blog was a year ago. It’s funny. No, it’s really funny. Because the only reason anyone should have a blog is because they want to write in it. Consistently too. To be fair, this was the case for me once. I had a phone where I would write […]

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