Category: Non-fiction

I Miss Peeing In The River

I Miss Peeing In The River

I miss Enugu – I miss the melodic Igbo Christian songs that blared from loudspeakers in marketplaces, and bus parks. – I miss the jealous stares of the market women whose eyes wander, questioning why Mama Ebuka is selling more fish than everyone else. – I miss the muddy waters that turn your eyes red …

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Everybody Lives in Lagos

Everybody Lives in Lagos

I spent my teenage years in the town of Mowe. A very popular town in Ogun State. Before we all joined my father in the town in 2004, everyone called it Lagos. Everyone that lives there seems to call it Lagos because Lagos is more recognized than the town. For decades, the town has existed …

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Raped or sexually assaulted? Contact these organizations

Raped or sexually assaulted? Contact these organizations

I talked about how we should be speaking up for abused children on a recent post here. A major challenge I thought I would have was listing the organizations to contact if you have been raped/assaulted or know anyone that has/is being abused. I found this in a review on Bellanaija. Note: If you’ve been raped …

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Is this observation a Lagos/Uniben thing?

Is this observation a Lagos/Uniben thing?

I attended Auchi Polytechnic briefly while in Edo state for my Neco exams. That was a long time ago. I would follow Morse to his evening classes sometimes, wander around the school and meet his friends – One of them was a talented guitarist named Emma Songz. He’s dead now. I met other remarkable people who …

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On Girls and Phone Numbers

On Girls and Phone Numbers

There was a time when we’d want to hook up with someone (girls, okay, girls) and worry that our phones were not shiny (or popular or expensive) enough to collect her number with… I was young… It suddenly doesn’t matter anymore. I just leave my phone at home sometimes and ask you to give me …

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Speak up for Abused Children

Speak up for Abused Children

If you know men that are sleeping with their children (or child relations) or underaged children that are being abused in your environment and you can’t speak up for their sake, you’re part of this world’s problems… It is not cool – Christian, Muslim, atheist or … It doesn’t matter. I’ve lost two amazing people …

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Daydreams and Nightmares

Daydreams and Nightmares

I’m accustomed to having daydreams and Nightmares when I’m sick. Daydreams, well, because I stop working to rest my body then I fall asleep. The nightmares, on the other hand, are not really nightmares, nope, not all the time. Sometimes I’m being tortured, sometimes I’m re-living a good day in time, other times, actual Nightmares. …

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My Last Days At School 3

My Last Days At School 3

2017 was different things for different people. For some, it was the year they got married, the year they got a new stable job but for me, it was the year I graduated from the university. I finished since June last year and I was supposed to write this article around November like Shalom asked …

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Some Moments Can be relived

Some Moments Can be relived

My Music Player does this occasional thing were it plays calls recorded between late 2015 and early 16 as audio – Mostly calls from my father and mother checking up on me. I was in school at the time and some things were really difficult for me, from Trigonometry to what to eat, I barely …

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My Last Days At School 2

My Last Days At School 2

Written by: Adebola “Shalombrain” Shalom My last days at school were pretty much fun, depends on if you consider writing your last two papers with one eye since the other got punctured, well not really like burst or anything but it was rendered useless. But in comparison to my first days the last ones were …

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