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SIX MINUTES OF INSECURITY

“Why do you feel this way?” “You think he may be competition?” “Do you think you are not good enough?” “Have you suddenly developed inferiority complex?” “Is that jealousy in you?” “Or is it that you do not want to be left…again?” These questions ran through my mind, but I ...

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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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Nothing Truly Beautiful Ever Asks For Attention

“Nothing truly beautiful ever asks for attention.” This quote has stuck with me ever since I heard my coworker speak the words. Nothing truly beautiful ever asks for attention – it just naturally exists, as it is, in confidence and boldness. Remember this the next time you chase someone you ...

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AN ODE TO BORING LOVE

I often feel inundated with so much art, discussion, and philosophy on all the myriad ways we fall in and out of love. I am the first to admit that I have gotten swept up in it, that I have dwelled on these subjects — we all have — but ...

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END

In the end, you will leave You will say my arms have become thorns Too piercing to hold You will say I am no longer enough to drink in That my waters do not run deep enough In the end, you will say this face is too familiar That the ...

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MY LOVER

She’s a beauty to be awoken by Hovering over me, she drags me from sleep with a kiss This, world, is the way of my lover. * She is a true woman Rounded in her hips with soft lips Raised well by her mother, she never Lets a day go ...

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FIND YOUR JOY

Dad called. His 70 year old voice crackled rustily through the phone. It was filled with a mixture of loneliness and longing. “Rotimi, I know you are very busy. I still remember my time at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. But do you think you can take the weekend off ...

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DOWN LOW (EPISODE 5)

Previously on Down Low… * She’s even fat. Ugh! Straight men sef! Apparently a vagina is all they need, no matter how shapeless the owner is, Ekene thought sourly as he stared at his phone screen. “Ekene, I hope you know I am not your houseboy o!” Ayo called out of ...

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THE HOUSEWIVES’ TALE (Episode 65)

“I don’t even know why I called you,” Ebuka says over the phone. “Chinwe told me everything. How are you?” I ask. “Just heartbroken. I really love your friend. And I know deep down, she cares about me too. But it seems something is stopping her from fully expressing the ...

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