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THE HUSTLE OF A RAINBOW (Episode 9)

The last time you heard from me, I was in a relationship with Cici, happily in love and all. That was in faraway February. It was just another February past and I’m in a different relationship. I should fill you in on what happened shey? Oya grab your popcorn and ...

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You Are Here (A Tribute To Ohax)

Been moping at my notepad and my thoughts are not coming together. Do I blame them? They are flung far, scattered, apart to the many memories that you graced with your selfless self. I want to cry more, but I can’t. Even if I had more tears, I wouldn’t. Let ...

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THERE IS NO SHAME IN LOVE

It has always lived in his eyes, dancing in the shadows and avoiding the light, afraid of being discovered. Yet I already knew it was there. But he didn’t know I knew. It sometimes escaped in between his words, galloping out in his sighs and laughter, then promptly disappearing, like ...

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I Sometimes Wonder About Love

I sometimes wonder about love… Not the physical kind that flutters away with a warm, passionate night. The other kind… That deep rush of emotions that sates you and then overwhelms you, that makes you more alive than you’ve ever been, all the while threatening to kill you if it’s ...

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“Nobody is born hating another person…” The Things They Tweet

Here’s a great example of the stark difference between the current American presidency and the last: in the wake of Trump’s horrific response to the Charlottesville tragedy, where he condemned “both sides” as responsible for the violence that occurred at a white supremacist, Neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Barack Obama tweeted ...

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You Can Lose What You Never Had

He loved her. And no one could explain why. He loved her when she had crooked discoloured teeth which protruded out of her bulbous mouth. He loved her when her breath stank so badly that it brought tears to the eyes of the perceived. He loved her when her skin ...

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The Letter

My anniversary with Michael is August 17. And this year, I decided impulsively to surprise him. He was in Abuja. So I open his computer to check when his last meeting will be, and this email pops up, flagged urgent. And the subject is “Tonight”. It was about a meeting ...

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The Offshore Diaries (Entry 10)

There are so many things in life that beat understanding. An artiste starts a song by saying, “This gbedu is a problem,” and Nigerians who spend a lot of time trying to avoid trouble and who such an introduction should naturally scare away will still shout “DJ play am again” ...

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DOWN LOW (EPISODE 12)

Previously on Down Low… * Martin woke with a start to find Ayo regarding him with an unreadable expression from his perch on an armchair across from the L-shaped couch in Siji and Ayo’s living room that had served as Martin’s bed for the night. Martin stared at Ayo immobile, ...

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Call Me Selfish

I wanted someone to love but I didn’t go looking I wanted it to find me. And then you found me. But you weren’t it You looked like it You sounded like it You loved like it But you weren’t it. I so wanted to believe that you were it ...

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