CHRONICLES: 8 FIGURES AND A SHORT DASH By Gbenga Osowe (@gbengaosowe)

Countless numbers of fowls, beheaded Tubers of yam, pounded Bottles of drinks, emptied                                                                                                                                                   Merry-making and dancing, An ecstatic father, an elated mother, The solemnity amidst the merriment As the priest pronounces the new-born’s name, And the party continues    Omo tuntun alejo aiye, omo {Oh new born babe, a guest in this world}  Iya aburo … Continue reading CHRONICLES: 8 FIGURES AND A SHORT DASH By Gbenga Osowe (@gbengaosowe)

Boarding Tales ~ Episode XIV (Bosola’s Confessions)

**** “Madness! That’s what this whole business had to be.” I said a bit loud to myself after leaving Yewande’s bunk. I listened to the peal of the breakfast bell as it rang for the last time. I wasn’t hungry at all or better still I had no appetite for food. I wondered if that … Continue reading Boarding Tales ~ Episode XIV (Bosola’s Confessions)

MOTOR JAM POLICE – Osowe Oluwagbenga (@gbengaosowe) & Toyin Fabunmi

MOTOR JAM POLICE – Osowe Oluwagbenga (@gbengaosowe) Melodious rhythms echoes from the bean cake seller As she bids all to come and gladly partake of her delicacy, “Sweet honey bean cake, bring small money make u come take” Then two silly swerves of the vehicle, Like a madman on cheap drugs And alas of the … Continue reading MOTOR JAM POLICE – Osowe Oluwagbenga (@gbengaosowe) & Toyin Fabunmi

COIN …there are two sides to every story by Temitope Obasa (Episode 1)

Happy Owanbe Saturday to everyone. This series was written by TEMITOPE OBASA and would be published every Saturday. Enjoy! Prologue     For weeks, the stranger planned the greatest task, so far, of his life. His master, whom he loved to think of as Chief, had carefully set everything in motion and there was to … Continue reading COIN …there are two sides to every story by Temitope Obasa (Episode 1)

The Ignorant Future Leaders By Adesokun Mayowa – @kaybanconceptz

  Last week as was my practice, I went for the compulsory weekly Community Development Service program  in the place of my primary assignment. One thing led to another and a fellow corp member raised the issue of Boko Haram and the State of Emergency declared in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states. Ready to learn … Continue reading The Ignorant Future Leaders By Adesokun Mayowa – @kaybanconceptz

My Wife is Another Woman by Kolade Gboyega @newnaija

                                 This was written as a sequel to Some Men Make you Want to Hurt Them, see here We got married ten years ago and the union had been blessed with three boys before the birth of our baby girl some six months ago. Ever since the birth of the baby girl my wife … Continue reading My Wife is Another Woman by Kolade Gboyega @newnaija

Boarding Tales ~ Episode XIII (Yewande’s Story)

FOR ALL PREVIOUS EPISODES, PLEASE CLICK HERE It was an assignment that had been given to me by the woman of the stream; Iya Stream as the students calls her. A woman all the students talked about but that few people had ever seen. I had met her early one morning while I walked back … Continue reading Boarding Tales ~ Episode XIII (Yewande’s Story)

Boarding Tales ~ Episode XII (Yewande’s Story)

Please find all previous episodes here "What’s he doing here?" I murmured thoughts of rape going through my head. Yewande, egbe ni e o? Why are you screaming just because you saw a young boy like you? “I didn’t expect that anyone else will be in and then he was hiding behind you and watching me … Continue reading Boarding Tales ~ Episode XII (Yewande’s Story)

Silent Chapters- (One Thought-Two Genres-Two Writers-1 Title)

SILENT CHAPTERS ( The Poem) Osowe Oluwagbenga (@gbengaosowe)   Mum says it’s a clinic, but all I see is a room full of books; Big and small, written and illustrated by women like my Mother, men like my father? Maybe! Maybe I'd write a book one day. Hard-covered, gilt-edged, with words masterfully crafted to Recount … Continue reading Silent Chapters- (One Thought-Two Genres-Two Writers-1 Title)

Boarding Tales ~Episode XI (Yewande’s Story)

For previous episodes please click here   Yewande’s Story I knew when the dog started howling. I also knew they would all wake and start their usual chants of “blood of Jesus’’. I wonder what makes them think that Jesus would listen to them. Sometimes I would also wonder why whatever it was that made … Continue reading Boarding Tales ~Episode XI (Yewande’s Story)