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Artistes never get nervous, probably

Artistes never get nervous, probably

When an artiste is about to go on stage you’ll hear the fans screaming and waiting for the artiste to come on stage and sing hit songs. The songs the audience already know. Everybody starts jeering and cheering as soon as the artiste hit the stage. The artiste, now loaded with excitement starts singing and …

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Why I Stopped Writing

Why I Stopped Writing

I write, not because I’m Imaginative or brilliant or Introverted or whatever. I write because there is another version of myself that a lot of people don’t know about. There is this ME in me that is very quiet, muffled and unfit for society. Have you seen me dance before? God! It’s awful. I’m so …

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Jessica

Jessica

Neighbours are unpredictable; especially the friendly ones with their sweet country songs and decorated compounds. They could slaughter a man with a kitchen knife, drag his body to the back of the house to chop his corpse to pieces before burning him when you’d wave from across the yard and they would wave back with …

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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┬ápeople 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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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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My Last Days at School

My Last Days at School

After fasting and praying and swearing that if I gained admission to school I’d stop making noise in class, not chase girls and Face my book I finally gained admission into a popular polytechnic in Lagos Lucky me right? I said the same thing when I saw my name on the merit list. I was …

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