The Rape Scandal: Biodun vs Busola

Before travelling to the UK in 2012, I asked friends to copy songs and messages to my hard drive. Something to listen to in a foreign man’s land. A few months later while listening to a song on iTunes (it was on shuffle mode), a message came on. The message was titled “The Power of…

My Wedding Plans and the Postponed Elections

One wouldn’t ​call meeting my fiancee, love at first sight. It was hardly two people meeting to chart a future together but had I known it was going to end up as happy ever after then maybe I would have had the ‘liver’ to ask for her number at first. After much search using her…

Part 2: He Bought a Girlfriend for Valentine’s Day

  The next day at the office, Blossom stepped into the office feeling like he was the Managing Director himself. Damn, Blossom was blossoming. He had this ‘larger than life’ brisk about his step. He wore this jacket like looking suit with a shoe that only angels could have polished. Blossom smelt like a million…

Part 1: He Bought a Girlfriend for Valentine’s Day

It was Valentine’s day and the mood at the office was all lovey-dovey. The ladies were all spotting a touch of red and the guys were busy forming busy to drown out the Valentine drama. Krooom. Kroom. The office phone rang. Kroom. Kroom. “Samuel, please pick the phone, it could be MD calling”, Blossom said…

Valentine’s Day is for Only Women

I grew up with the notion that Valentine’s day was for girls. Every Valentine’s day I could remember as a child in school, it was always a ‘battle’ between the guys on who could get the biggest/best Valentine’s day gift for his girlfriend and competition between the girls on who would get the biggest/best Valentine’s…

Valentine’s Day for the Broken Hearted

  The lover’s day celebration is upon us again but asides all Valentine hoopla and sharing of gifts, a few people somewhere are hurting. None more so than in the story of Praise. I had closed from work and decided to spend the night with a bunch of friends in a hotel bustling with Valentine…

Sex: Valentine’s Day and Condom Sales

It’s Valentine’s day tomorrow and I’m still trying to decipher the correlation between this day and sex. I got to the supermarket to get a few things for the upcoming Presidential elections holding a few days after Valentine’s day and I couldn’t help but notice the shelf containing condoms empty. Before you ask, the condom…

The Rich Man and The Noodles Seller

While waiting for the lady preparing my breakfast; noodles and a fried egg, a smartly dressed elderly man in a new looking black Toyota Camry (Spider) attempted to park at a tight spot close to her noodles kiosk. Out of sight, he had missed her cooler filled with drinks which was perched on the side…

Househelp in Banana Island for 250k

A job vacancy on Twitter is causing lots of drama among Nigerians. One, Alaba Otukoya placed a job advertisement on the social media platform where he said amongst other things said, “House help on Banana Island wanted. Pay is N250,000/month (almost $700). The job advert caused quite a stir on social media with a few…

Please Leave Her Vagina Alone

Mary Oloiparuni was 13 when she was mutilated. Restrained in a doorway early one morning in her home, she was cut, bled profusely and experienced agonizing pain. The scarring she endured then continues to cause her pain today, 19 years later. It has made giving birth to each of her five children an excruciating and…