What Body Odor Taught Me About Relationships

He had just entered the office when the serene environment was doused with a bewildering smell. “Mehnnnnn, what’s that smell?” I thought to myself.  I wanted to be straightforward and tell him outrightly but I didn’t have the “mind”. Not because I was afraid of him but he looked so cheerful and I didn’t want…

How Porn Affects Your Sex Life

The rise of the Internet has made porn more ubiquitous than ever, no longer is opposition to pornography strictly the realm of religious believers and hard-core feminists. Studies have shown that it affects all and sundry and there is a growing concern that it is beginning to effect our brains, our relationships, and even our…

The Jollof Rice Mentality

No matter how divided Nigeria seems to look in the face of political buhaha, ethnic bigotry and terroristic terrorism, one thing that binds us together even more than football is our Jollof rice.  You can make fun of our girls, insult our leaders or disregard our men but disrespecting our Jollof rice? Get ready for…

Her HIV Status: Family, Love & Sex

Violet is overjoyed when an article she wrote helped get land a job as a weekly columnist in a big magazine in Nairobi. She’s HIV positive, a fact she has hidden from her toaster/boyfriend “Winston” and her family including her parents. Winston has been asking her out but she has kept him off because she…

A Teenager’s Rape: Lessons Learnt

Asha or baby as she’s fondled called by friends and family is a 16 year old girl living in a broken home. She has been separated from her biological father since she was six years old. Her mother remarried and she’s currently staying with her working mum, her step father and Uncle Joe (Step-father’s younger…

7 Life Lessons From EMPIRE (The Series)

I don’t know about you but the buzz surrounding Empire made me watch it and I was hooked from the word GO. I had to literally stop myself from watching the full season one at one sitting. Now after so much anticipation and the long wait, season 2 is only a few days from premiering…

Identifying Pay-As-You-Go Relationships

Angela has been dating Uche for a little over a year now. The relationship started while Uche was in Cotonou on business and Angela was schooling in one of the Eastern states. After a while apart, they both currently reside in one state after Uche returned from his business trip and Angela finished school. Both…