TWO RICH MEN AND A WALL

After a lengthy discussion the Chief reached a conclusion, “I have heard all you have said but *mbanu, it is against my tradition to encroach on another man’s land, I and my father suffered before we acquired this property to build this mansion, it is family, I’m sorry”

THE PERILS OF MOTHERHOOD II

The land is no respecter of persons and its terrain to commercial success is rough. Florence recently divorced her husband, marital scandals that stemmed from infidelity and adultery prompted her to push for this. In a way, that action plunged her into the arms of poverty. The man gave her and the children nothing! nevertheless … Continue reading THE PERILS OF MOTHERHOOD II

THE PERILS OF MOTHERHOOD

She’s supposed to be a mother, yes a mother. The toddler wandered around, following her closely as she hawked her goods. Concerned, I called the mother to attention, “madam, it’s risky to leave your boy this way, hold his hand at least this area is way too busy” She was really angered by my approach, … Continue reading THE PERILS OF MOTHERHOOD

A DAY IN THE COURTROOM

On this particular Sunday, Larry’s jovial face was pale and expressionless, his eyes pierced into that of the Judge. Silence brewed in the courtroom and after hours of deliberation, the Judge passed his verdict, “Senator Ken, for your crimes, you are hereby sentenced to three years’ imprisonment without parole” Larry felt an unease in his … Continue reading A DAY IN THE COURTROOM

SOMEWHERE IN LASGIDI

The villagers stood in the public square, agitated, waiting for their prince to address this issue. His action, an abomination to their cause. As he mounted the podium, they watched scornfully. He began, “a lot of you are gathered here because of the colour of the wife I have chosen, you say it scoffs at … Continue reading SOMEWHERE IN LASGIDI

WELCOME TO THE LAND OF THE FREE

My friend Ade is a great man, Lasgidi (Lagos State) humbled him recently. Here’s a summary of what happened between him and a conductor at Oshodi. “Conductor, give me my change now!” Ade began. The conductor moved across the seat, his fist crashing into Ade’s face. The blow propelled Ade against other passengers. He used … Continue reading WELCOME TO THE LAND OF THE FREE