Ask Me About Good Food (A fried Delight)

Hi lovelies, let’s do a remake of an old old recipe! Let’s go! What We Need Sweet Potatoes Egg (s) Unripe Plantain Pepper (Yaji) Here’s How Prepare your ingredients, slice the plantain, peel and cut up the potatoes and rinse well, chop the vegetables and break the egg(s) Salt the plantain lightly (optional) and fry…

Route 234 (A Review)

From the snow capped peaks of Everest, to the unseen depths of ‘Asal; books will take you everywhere. I’m borne on the wings of words to Los Angeles in America, Bahia in El Salvador, Brazil, Juffureh in the Gambia, Accra in Ghana, Taraba in Nigeria, Kenya, London, France, Germany… and The Netherlands; where timeliness is a virtue, privacy is key and every home has a bike.

Love Does Not Win Elections: A Review

As the pages turn, one is borne from a place of curiosity to enlightenment to exhilarating excitement, hope, and suddenly, plopped in disappointment. True, it is democracy but then the power does not lie with the electorate as expected. Alas! It lies with the powers that be, in this case, a presidential order. A miscellany of betrayals, reneging on promises, blackmail and threats ensue, ideologies and due process are in end just what they are, ideologies and due process; to be much touted but not followed, chanted but not practiced. And after all done and spent…

OF KINDNESS, AFRICAN SOLIDARITY AND SOCIAL KINSHIP

“My sister, what is the matter?” A passerby inquires concernedly as I jump up and down, shaking off ants from my feet and shoes over and again. I had walked right into an anthill as I returned to my room that night, busy on my phone. I explained to him and he expressed his understanding…

How Does One Fall in Love

How does one fall in love? Good question! Is it by the sudden surge of Not know before emotions? Is it by the gradual slipping away Into a miasma of hazy fantasies? Is it by the seizure, stoppage of the Mind’s natural course, giving way to the Fickle, flimsinesss of the heart? Aye! How does…

I Hope You Find Love That’s Yours

I wrote this one for you… I hope to God you do🙏 I hope you find love that’s yours One you don’t have to look for For it seeks you out One you don’t have to appease like a god It pleases you with all it’s got I hope you find love that’s yours Love…

Seesaw (A poem)

It takes two to seesaw… Ever tried doing it alone? Our lives are interconnected as humans, intertwined and interdependence. Long live the human network! It takes two to seesaw I am here because of you We belong in a bundle of existence I am perpetuated by your benevolence My life begins to make meaning As…

Gender Parity, Equity and Allied Matters : Discourse 3.0

When a girl has bad characteristics she gets reprimanded in relation to her husband, to her marriage, not in relation to her being a human being. But the double standards is worse in that, when a boy has those traits, it’s not that it’s bad for a human being to have these traits; they put it under the umbrella of boys will be boys, men are like babies, they get what they want. But for a girl, oh you’re going to be someone’s mother, somebody’s wife, your mates are married… So you see a girl child being brought up, she’s being molded into a wife, so girls are brought up to be more responsible, to be someone who’s going to look after a family…And following to the assumption that men are like babies too, you’re basically bringing up a girl as someone who’s going to be looking after so many babies in the future, and you’re bringing up a man to be someone who can grow up and still be a baby.