ONE NO TOO MANY

Tade woke up that fateful morning with a headache, a searing headache. He rolled over and glanced at the alarm clock that had woken him. Eleven fifty-five. He jumped up with a start and fell back with the same simultaneity. He held his head against the pain as he slowly recollected the event of the…

POETIC JUSTICE

She did all the loving she could And then she left He did all the hating he could And then he wept Hated; she left Left; he wept.

Book Review – Allah Is Not Obliged

TITLE OF BOOK: Allah is Not Obliged AUTHOR: Ahmadou Kourouma COUNTRY PUBLISHED: Great Britain PUBLISHER:  Vintage ISBN: 978-0-099-43392-7 YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2007 NUMBER OF PAGES: 215 TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH BY: Frank Wynne BOOK REVIEWER: Mof’Oluwawo O MojolaOluwa “I was flicking through the dictionaries that I’d just inherited… That’s when this brilliant idea popped into my…

Ask Me About Good Food – Homemade Wheat Cake

Yippee! Hallos! New recipe! Yay! And did I hear you ask how easy it is? Uber! I’ll call it my quick fix home made wheat cake. Believe me you can have this for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s not only nutritious but filling too. INGREDIENTS Butter Sugar Vegetable Oil Egg Milk Flavour Baking Powder Sifted…

YELLOW – YELLOW (A REVIEW)

TITLE OF BOOK: Yellow-Yellow AUTHOR: Kaine Agary COUNTRY PUBLISHED: Nigeria PUBLISHER:  Dtalkshop ISBN: 978-070-833-2 YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2006 NUMBER OF PAGES: 179 BOOK REVIEWER: Mof’Oluwawo O MojolaOluwa Zilayefa, a young girl of mixed parentage battles with social, economic and environmental factors on her journey to self discovery. She has to make several choices, most of…

POET ON RAMPAGE DAY 10 – RHYTHM OF THE UNIVERSE

The pitapat of the falling raindrops The ding dong of the tolling bell The dang! Dang! Of clanging cymbals The chime chime of the grandfather clock The gbam! Gboah! Of banging doors The krik krak of falling summer leaves The koh koh of the Agogo* The chirp chirp of the Ibaka* The whoosh, whoosh of…

POET ON RAMPAGE DAY 10 – RHYTHM OF THE UNIVERSE

The pitapat of the falling raindrops The ding dong of the tolling bell The dang! Dang! Of clanging cymbals The chime chime of the grandfather clock The gbam! Gboah! Of banging doors The krik krak of falling summer leaves The koh koh of the Agogo* The chirp chirp of the Ibaka* The whoosh, whoosh of…

POET ON RAMPAGE DAY 9 – DEAR ASAKE

Dear Asake, Your love is the chorus on my lips When all songs have ended The little beam on the horizon When the sun is set Your love is the silver lining I see On cloudy days Your love is all I’ll have When all else is gone. The unbroken rhythm in my heart Sans…

POET ON RAMPAGE DAY 8- My Business

Good old cousin Rosy I know you’re quite nosey And nothing short of a busybody But I must tell you And I hope it sinks through That; Whatever I wear Or choose to do with my hair Is my business. However I walk Or choose to talk Is my business. Whomever I floor Or choose…

POET ON RAMPAGE DAY 7

Omo niyi Omo nide Omo lewa Omo leye Omo laseyinde Ina ku afi eeru b’oju Ogede ku a fi omo e r’opo Bi aladi o si ni ile Omo e nii jogun ebu Blessed be the womb that bore Blessed be the seed therefrom Blessed be the life giver Blessed be the life given May…

POET ON RAMPAGE DAY 6

One would think you had an education A proper one to say the least Or at least went to school And let school do the same- To you But this kind of behavior This manner of attitude I can neither comprehend Nor agree with Sure you must have lost something Along the line Manners? Etiquettes?…

POET ON RAMPAGE DAY 5- ALARIWISI*

Bolaji ko dara Debisi ko suwon Simbi ku die kaato Ata ko to Iyo ko dun Alariwisi There’s always something with everything The sky should have been green The moon purple The sun should have been blue The stars red He sings like a frog She snores like a toad He writes like a chicken…