TEN STORIES (III) AANU

‘Man! I need a drink!’ Aanu plopped into a restaurant chair as soon as they’d picked a corner and a table. Mayowa took a seat opposite her and signaled a waitress. His driver had picked her up from a décor location that evening, a few blocks away from the restaurant where he’d been meeting up…

TEN STORIES (II) ‘STEPHANIE’

    As Stephanie loafed through some files at her dressing table, she turned over the happenings of the day in her mind. She‘d been out all evening with Doctor Steve celebrating her promotion at work. They’d gone from strolling on the beach to doing karaoke with strangers at an open air barbecue and drinks…

TEN STORIES (I) ‘DUNNI’

‘Do you really believe that? That it is everywhere? That innocent girls who have been deflowered by depraved men like Wale will always be confined to such dastardly fate?’ ‘Lawyer, it is not-‘ ‘It’s an unfair tradition. It is contrary to equity and good conscience-‘ ‘It is not a matter of grammar.’ ‘Of course it…

When You Say ‘I Love You’

When you say ‘I love you’ What do you mean? Or is it just the cliché cadence to a phone call? When you say ‘I love you’ What do you mean? Or is it just a hackneyed subject verb object arrangement? When you say ‘I love you’ What do you mean? Or is it just…

Another Trial (7)

‘Baby, what’s this about?’ Mayowa asked again as soon as the doctor closed the door behind him. ‘Nothing,’ She smiled. ‘I’m sorry for reacting that way, she went on calmly.’ Look I know I’ve been very busy lately and haven’t had enough time for you or myself and all. But I promised I was going…

Friends, and the People We Know

I was not only shocked beyond measure but practically mesmerized some weeks back, when a ‘friend’ took a supposed joke personal and went as far as telling me I don’t know her, we were with only classmates. Now this is someone I would have told you I know well enough, even reeling out some of…

What’s in your Hand?

This was the question God asked Moses when he was to deliver the Isralites remember? See Exodus 4:2 citation supplied. He answered that it was a rod. What will your own answer be? I begin to imagine how better our world will be and how easy it will be for us as children of God…

Read and Think Outreach (III)

The Read and Think Initiative train moves on… Forward ever, backward never! On the 2nd of November, we were at Oluwatoyin Progressive Secondary School, Ilorin. All about purpose discovery and proper educational alignment for purpose fulfilment. After the talk, the students asked questions. Many were concerned about their fitness for the career choices they have…

Another Trial (6)

Quintessence, a catering, event décor and home makeover outfit was run by AanuOluwapo Philips, as both the business owner and general manager. Having dropped out of an electrical electronics degree program in her fifth and final year, due to constraining circumstances, Aanu had found solace years later in the catering and décor industry. After training…

Hate Your Name? Let’s Go To A Nigerian Market

The Nigerian marketplace is a potpourri of interesting experiences. Experiences you won’t get or have anywhere else. You want to be cracked up? Head on. You want to be comprehensively angered? Go there. Much more interestingly, you want to be re-christened? That’s the place. I told you about my very interesting experience at a clothe…