Comfort!!!

What constitutes a bad day? A sequence of unfavorable events that might or might not be linked together but in its totality will piss me off, cause me to want to cuss or cry out. Most people have had one of those days, and if you haven’t, consider yourself lucky, for now!!! For most people,…

Dara (Finale: Conclusion)

I moved as far away from Kunle as I could manage.If all she saw was the slap then that can be explained, but she was here before that…When your friend catches you kissing her fiancé, there really are no explanations. At least any that make sense.So how do you explain in that moment?I can tell…

Red hat Club by Haywood Smith

Written in 2004, it’s about friendship that lasts a lifetime and the binds that keep them that way.Tradition, loyalty, rules, dinners, and secrets.It’s about five middle-aged women, ‘Georgia, teeny, Susu, Diane, and Linda’ that have been friends for over 26 years In Atlanta. It shows their past, their present, and how they have been able…

How to make Killer 9ja Jollof

Ingredients: Rice-2 cups Atarodo puree- ½ cup Tomato puree- 1 cup Tomato paste- 2 sachets Garlic powder- ½ teaspoon Ginger powder- ½ teaspoon Onions- ¼ cup of chopped onions Soybean/canola/groundnut/olive/avocado oil- ½ cup Beef or Chicken broth- 2 cups Salt (to taste) Knorr/maggi chicken or regular cubes (seasoning) Method: 1. Place a pot on your…

Dara (Part 3: Revelation)

No matter how much my heart aches and I want to call him, I don’tBecause I remember that I promised myself to never be like my mother. Never stay with a man that hits a woman.But why did he look so surprised?I refuse to believe that she fell in the bathtub but what if that…

Dara (Part 2: Confrontation)

I would love to return to the moment before I knew. Before I heard a knock at my door and my whole world changed. When I opened the door, there stood Mofe, her face littered with bruises. Let me tell you a little about Mofe and me. We met at Covenant University, she was studying…

My faith experience

To know God in me is easy, I just have to look to past poetry I have written. And I know that God is my inspiration. It makes me wonder at his depth and goodness. One particular experience was when I prayed with my mentor for the revelation of his presence. I just wanted to…

Enough

How strong is strong enough that I don’t attract enemies but I can protect my family So I never see a repeat of the hopelessness I felt of the helplessness I had How powerful is power enough that my name provokes respect in ways that save my children How can I only watch her condemned,…

Dara (Part 1: My Confession)

I have a secret I am scum. I really am. You may wonder why that would be the first thing I say about myself, but in my rare moments of sincerity, I understand that I must not lie to myself irrespective of how good I want to feel. I am twenty-three, light-skinned, and beautiful. I…

The Rise and Fall of Single-use Plastics

As a young and budding environmentalist, I would be remiss if I do not talk about the current movement in several countries of the world to ban the production and use of single-use plastics. It’s a movement because it is happening at a pace I could not have anticipated. This series will focus on a…