Month: July

WHEN IS DADDY COMING BACK? (PART TWO)

There was pandemonium just before midnight in the room next to Akin’s. Curses flew in the air amid sounds of objects Mama Biliki kept throwing at Baba Biliki which missed him and violently hit the door. The curses were soon replaced with Mama Biliki’s wailing as her husband descended on her with a rage that

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WHEN IS DADDY COMING BACK? (PART ONE)

The neighbourhood Akin Kolawole lived with his family was a slum and one of the most dangerous places in Lagos. It boasted of hardened criminals, junkies, gamblers, and sex workers. The partial serenity of Coal Street in broad daylight would leave a stranger with profound puzzlement after experiencing contradictory lifestyles of its inhabitants as soon

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EPISODE 18: COPING WITH THE CHALLENGES OF A STUDENT-MOTHER

“Education is expected to free the mind so that one can free oneself from the strictures and inhibitions that arise from laziness, jealousy, prejudice, and arrogance.” I came across the above quote during one of my web surfing about student mothers. And I know that education for a student mother can be more than challenging. Especially the

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EMBRACE ‘POSITIVITY’ OR DIE WITH YOUR NEGATIVITY

Everybody wants to be successful. Do you know the first step to success is being positive? Your positive attitude can lead to your freedom, freedom from all shackles of negativity, freedom from poverty, freedom from failure. We all have a part to play in making our community a better place, and better community starts with

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THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF TRIBAL MARKS

Many historians conflict the real starting point/era of tribal marks but it is an accepted fact it’s purpose is identification. In the ancient Yoruba empire formation, only slaves were known to wear tribal marks. It is a sign to identify and distinguish a slave owner from another. Although the mark is not only for ordinary

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EPISODE 17: LIVE YOUR DREAM

These past few days have been busy for me. We’ve resumed school after the Salah break and as usual, school activities is in full force, and I have my hands dipped into a lot of projects. I’m glad I got to spend the Salah holiday with my family, I was especially happy after a day

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Love Like Ours Episode 5

At exactly 7.30am that morning, Tiwa resumed to work after a casual leave. She was looking so happy and radiant; at least she was going to leave home for work every morning now. Funmi has been one of Tiwa’s close friends at the office. She was always there to brighten up her day but today

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NIGERIA RESIGNATION

Nigeria, A Country Where Honour And Resignation Have No Place In The Books. Adamu Suleiman will go down in our rough and tumble history as the most revered and upright public office holder, he is the type of public office holder whom I love to speak about with gusto and relish, now, I can read

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The time to pray for Nigeria

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee” – Psalm 122:6 Prayer is an essential tool in the life of a living soul, irrespective of the religion affiliation, be it Christianity, Islam or Traditional, we all have ways we tender our pleas to the Almighty God, with the belief that our

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