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WHEN ‘NO’ IS A WEAPON FOR YOUR OWN GOOD

Just a few weeks ago, we woke up to the viral video of two Nigerian military men, men who are charged with protecting our national interest and national borders from external coercion and intrusion, mercilessly beating a crippled man because he was putting on a Nigerian military camouflage. There have ...

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Too Much Wanks Spoil The Broth

So I’m at home on a Tuesday, two weeks ago, I think. I spent most of the morning masturbating. I get a call from my friend, a guy, asking me to come over, that he’s in town. An hour later, I’m still in my father’s house generally doing nothing. He ...

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TAKING CHANCES

Monday. 4:30AM. Lagos. Still an ungodly hour by your standards but you’ve got to work. The office doesn’t resume till 9AM but for you to have any hope of beating the traffic, you have to hit the road before 5:30AM or the gridlock on Third Mainland Bridge would ensure you ...

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THE WANKER

He sat there, tense, his eyes glued to the screen of his laptop, his entire senses enraptured by the pseudo-erotic sights and sounds coming from the naked actors writhing about before him. He was close. He could feel it, and the urgency had communicated itself so thoroughly, that his right ...

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14: An Anthology of Queer Art | Vol. 1: We are Flowers

The 13th of January is an unfortunate day in Nigeria’s history. It marks one of the nation’s greatest human rights failures. On that day in 2014, Nigeria gave homophobia full legal recognition in the form of a law that made any kind of same-sex sexual act a crime that could ...

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The Queer Art Anthology Is Almost Here!

Titled We Are Flowers: An Anthology Of Queer Art, the literary effort championed by the 14 team and contributed to by Nigerians and non-Nigerians alike is on the dawn of its publication online. Below is an excerpt from one of its pieces titled After The Law Was Passed by Pink. ...

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EVERGREEN

My lips curved into a smile as I watched her. I studied her facial features closely, features that I knew by heart and could in a well depicted manner, divulge its essential contours. I gently rubbed my hand across her face. My index finger rubbed the corners of her lips ...

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Lights, Camera, Action!!!

FOREWORD: Let me just start by stating that the writer of this fantastic piece of creativity will be going to hell for what he did here. Dear writer, both me and my madam are looking at you. (lol) * Writer’s Word: All characters are purely fictional, any resemblance to any ...

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THE POLICE I WANT

I find it a bit ironic that on the day I noticed the #ThePoliceIWant hashtag on twitter was the day I got my first experience with the police we have in this country. That morning, I’d been on twitter and came upon the hashtag. It was trending with lots of ...

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BOLA’S STORY

Let’s call her Bola. Bola was fifteen years old when she discovered it or rather when it dawned on her. Bola was a PK, you know, a pastor’s kid. She grew up in the faith, walked in the word; I assure you that she was not of the world. As ...

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