What Kind of Friend am I?

Over the last holiday season, I was asked if I had any friends at all. I thought it was a weird question until I got the reason for it – I was hardly ever actively chatting, no one came to visit me in particular and I didn’t visit anyone either. It was not the first…

Stop Downplaying People’s Emotions

2017 was a really tough year for me. However, one of the most painful things that happened to me was the death of my dog, Rex. I was really grieved because since I was telecommuting at the time, we literally spent the entire day together. If you have lost a pet, especially a dog, you…

Let People Enjoy Their Change

There’s this weird thing that people on Twitter do. Okay, you’re probably wondering why almost everything I write about recently has to do with Twitter. Bear with me, please. That network is just really interesting. Anyway, as I was saying, there’s something users there do that I find absolutely ridiculous. I’m talking about how they…

On Nigerians and Our Weird Distaste For PDA

I saw a video of Wale recently where he was talking about his parents and how they were not vocally expressive of their love for each other and for him. It is something that virtually every Nigerian understands or can relate to. Here, we gush over public displays of affection, but only when it’s on…

Honouring Parents: Is That Still A Thing?

If you’re very active on Twitter, you would most likely have seen conversations going on about parenting in Nigeria. Apparently, there is a new trend where people ‘call out’ their parents for bad behaviour/parenting. That way, total strangers whom these people have probably never met and never will are encouraged to judge these parents. If…

My New-Found Way To Get Revenge At People Who Hurt Me

In the last couple of weeks, I have had to work with or require the services of people in a (seemingly) higher position than I am. I was going to say that I needed their help, but what I needed from them were majorly services for which I would pay or had paid. They were,…

I Just Might Have Missed an Angel

It was the brink of sunset. My shoulders were starting to hurt because of the weight of my back pack, which these days, follows me everywhere like it’s my shell. Behind me were several traders, who constantly cried to me and other passengers waiting for a bus, not to block potential customers from seeing their…

My Selfish Heart

Ayanfe walked into the church, visibly all smiles behind the transparent veil that covered her face. She was indeed beautiful. I felt my heart drop and as much as I wanted to deny it, I knew what it was – jealousy. I looked away from her and focused on Josh, the groom. My Josh. The…

My Best Friend Is A Porn Actor

I remember when I called him on his 18th birthday. ‘Ogbolo! Happy birthday!’ I screamed into the phone. He laughed. ‘Thanks babe.’ ‘So the big 18 is finally here,’ I joked. ‘I can’t believe you get to vote before me.’ Scoffing, he replied. ‘Who cares about voting at 18? There are better things worth being…