What I Tell My Writer Friends

1. Don’t send your book to people for free, especially trying to show them you’re good. They won’t read it. And often, they don’t deserve it. 2. Don’t rely on another writer to promote your books. Rely on your content and the audience you’re creating it for. If writers choose to promote you however, it’s…

What They Mean to Goats

In this life, one just has to live as one’s soul demands. You want to be rich, be rich. No, you only want to live quietly, then, live quietly. Stick to what pleases your soul and let others stick to theirs. It’s wicked replicating your decisions for other people or condemning their choices in the…

What Mrs Benson Said

First time it happened, I was on a bus to Ibadan from Oshodi. I sat next to a woman who carried a child I wasn’t very pleased with, as he made it a duty to stain my clothes with his shoes. I was by the right edge of the seat, you know, that place where…

HIGH FEIFE

After my dad’s incident in 2009, people threw the word, ‘revenge’ around a lot. I knew it was mere nonsense. Dad wasn’t someone so easy to kill. If his origins hadn’t consented, no bullet could’ve penetrated him. So, who was going to carry out the revenge and how? To me, he was a soldier who…

Who Shall I Tell?

You see, while I was president in school, a printer swindled us. Without warning, we travelled to Ibadan to catch him, and luckily, we did. Then, we dragged him to a police station. Months later, when we still hadn’t got results, I found out that the guy was already taking the officers out on weekends…

GOSPEL OF LAZINESS

Let me tell you what rich people think of you; they think you don’t have sense and that’s why you’re poor. They also think poverty inspires desperation, that desperation prompts criminality and your criminal tendencies make you dangerous. So, simply put, they believe poor people are dangerous and should be avoided at all cost. Poor…

That Guy

Let me tell you about a guy; I shall call him Sucrutum, to hide his identity. He was a teacher I worked with. He was a very respectful person, especially indoor. Outdoor, he wasn’t very respectful. He would want to sell himself big, and he would think portraying himself bigger than everybody else would give…

HAPPENS AS IT WILL

“Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.” -Swami Vivekenanda A sage was once asked by a boy, “How can I be happy in this world?” “Do not beat yourself up over what you cannot change,” the sage told him. When the boy’s mother died, he cried, and then he looked for someone to blame. He…

Passionate Pasts

Nearly everyone has specs when it comes to choices or tastes in man/woman. You think physical punctuations and accentuations matter most, or perhaps you’re sapiosexual, or maybe you rather fantasize about people that have certain skills. Come, let me tell you; when love happens, it doesn’t care what your specs are, it just happens and…

Bringer of Wisdom

“Omo ò jìyà, ó lóun gbón” has outlived its trueness (as a proverb insinuating that wisdom can only be borne by suffering). Wisdom is the end product of a man’s intercourse with information; not with adversity. You need a green paint while you only have blue and yellow. Now someone comes around, takes a cupful…

Moshood Is a Gnome

I wasn’t Caesar but Oyo was my Rome. Though Nepa was an abuser, books lived on my foam. Dreams, oh lofty dreams, sadly against schemes from deadly teams. Bullets on a quiet night, unexpected extremes. Where we turned we were cut, our eyes were beams. I grew up with a permanent smile on my face,…

FIVE FEET APART: A REVIEW

Five Feet Apart is a romantic drama, released in the United States on 15th March, 2019 by CBS Films. It’s about two patients of cystic fibrosis (CF) who fell in love (with each other) at the hospital. CF is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs, with no known cure. Lung transplants could sustain…