Symphony of Confusion by Osowe Olugbenga (@gbengaosowe)

SYMPHONY OF CONFUSION - Osowe Oluwagbenga Hiohiohiohio Hysterical laughter from the throats of elders, Mocking, The cacophony of voices of their children, Anger’s children, Coherently incoherent in speech, And consistently inconsistent In their convictions, Daggers drawn, bellies receiving Harpoons set, jugulars endangering Swords of words subversively delivered Facts distorted, Truth corrupted, Laughter Kwakwakwakwa Harmonized guffaws, … Continue reading Symphony of Confusion by Osowe Olugbenga (@gbengaosowe)

A Narrow Passage by Mofifunoluwa Aje (@rossymorph)

Relaxing from the stress of the day in her sitting room, Bolade stretched her spotless legs on the footrest placed in front of her. She was a very hardworking young lady in her early 20s, if not a workhorse, she was close to that. She was so famished that day but she could barely take … Continue reading A Narrow Passage by Mofifunoluwa Aje (@rossymorph)

Ife Won Gbona by Kayode Faniyi (@il__Duce)

  It should be impossible. Finding personal space within the turmoil, the tumult, that was the hostel area of the university campus at night should be impossible but the gravity of their engagement wove a cocoon around them. So feet sloshed noisily through mud, some clacked over tar and mouths yapped excitedly or solemnly and … Continue reading Ife Won Gbona by Kayode Faniyi (@il__Duce)

My Mother….The Sunbeam by @sleekdami

Hi, everyone @sleekdami is a reader and a friend. She lost her Mom last week. May her soul rest in peace Amen Tuesday 9.03 pm,‎​I knocked on  my house door in Abuja after staying in Karu holdup, after all the greetings,‎​I sat to charge my phone. “Your mum is sick.” said my aunt, “ehen ‎​I didn't … Continue reading My Mother….The Sunbeam by @sleekdami

TWIN-OBITS- FOR COMMON SENSE&CAUTION BY (@gbengaosowe & @il_duce)

TWIN OBITS – FOR COMMON SENSE & CAUTION Adieu Common-Sense – Osowe Oluwagbenga @gbengaosowe Common sense is dead and gone to the grave Ooh, aah, gone to the grave We went to the burial and said #OMaseO Ooh, aah, and said #OMaseO It’s buried in iPads and tablets, living no more Ooh, aah, living no … Continue reading TWIN-OBITS- FOR COMMON SENSE&CAUTION BY (@gbengaosowe & @il_duce)

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)

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

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

BROTHERS, STRANGERS – Osowe Oluwagbenga (@gbengaosowe)

    They are brothers yet strangers, Born of different mothers One dark and stocky, The other light and lithe   One lives for the rings The world of punches and jabs The more you throw, the more your belts The other lives for the pitches, In his world, goals and dribbles count The more … Continue reading BROTHERS, STRANGERS – Osowe Oluwagbenga (@gbengaosowe)

LET’s TALK ABOUT SONGS – Osowe Oluwagbenga @gbengaosowe

    Let's talk about songs, Lyrically waxed intelligent or not, Life’s messages mapped unto beats and rhythms Love’s sonnets arranged into soul-enriching tunes Lullabies, sending little ones to the lands where no worries exist, Loud, ear-assaulting, intelligence defying, peace- eroding cacophonies Let’s talk about songs, meaningful or not   Let’s reminisce about Commander Obey, … Continue reading LET’s TALK ABOUT SONGS – Osowe Oluwagbenga @gbengaosowe

National Anthem Annotated – Osowe Oluwagbenga

    Arise! O Compatriots, For 12 years or more of our lives we’ve said those words, Like robots and parrots, chanting and reciting, But to the meaning of the words we give no thoughts, So we refuse to arise, rather we chill and relax While our nation continually rots,  Yet we say we’re compatriots … Continue reading National Anthem Annotated – Osowe Oluwagbenga

Wailing Smiles By Damilola Hassan (@popsispice)

  I feel miserable! What would I do? What can I do? I have only been away for three months or less and everything has gone upside down. My brother is unusually quiet, mom is dying silently and Dad is now somebody else. It used to be a happy family. My parents were the very … Continue reading Wailing Smiles By Damilola Hassan (@popsispice)

TEETH FALL APART- Osowe Oluwagbenga (@gbengaosowe)

      (E gbo, e e pe, e e f’erigi jobi) When your teeth fall apart, The gum stands alone, No longer can you chew meat, The wrinkles on your face abound in folds, For without doubt you’re old, And in a tomb you’d soon lie cold, Hearing nothing while from others’ lips your … Continue reading TEETH FALL APART- Osowe Oluwagbenga (@gbengaosowe)