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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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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Sho mo age mi ni?

I had a haircut. But you know this already. Well, unless you are new here, and if this is the case, you’re welcome *insert ear-to-ear grin here*. In fact, lemme do a brief introduction already, so my visitors won’t say I don’t have home training. *clears throat* So I’m Ife from a family of six, […]

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Hairdresser by Ife Olujuyigbe

Image from Pinterest. Dear Hairdresser, Well done. This is what you say to me every ten minutes as I sit and you stand behind me, twisting and weaving and tying and working hair magic. You also say, Straight your head, and while I am not sure what that means, I sit up, and you work […]

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You pipo can lie!

I must be missing something. Schoolboy comes home with brown teeth from too much chocolates. His mother looks him over and wrinkles her nose in disgust. Then she goes in and returns with a tube of toothpaste (usually with a three-syllable name)and a knowing smile, as if to say ‘Everything is great with the world, […]

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Project fame, claims and games (II)

I like Arewa. I think she deserves to win. Often, the people I support don’t win. The exceptions to this are Iyanya, Mike and Olawale. I didn’t watch Chidinma’s season. Monica’s too. I thought Marvy deserved to win his season, but I’ve come to like Ayoola over time. A lot, in fact. He’s currently my […]

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