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…

Election 2019: Students, ASUU and the Federal Government

  A few months after defeating incumbent President, Goodluck Jonathan to emerge as President of the World’s most populous black nation, President Buhari while speaking with some youths in commemoration of the International Youth Day 2015, applauded young Nigerians for their contributions towards his emergence as the President of the country. According to him, “I…

The Farce Called Big Brother Naija Auditions

Google Dictionary aptly defines ‘farce’ as an event or situation that is absurd or disorganized which best describes my experience at the Big Brother Naija Auditions that held yesterday in Lagos. Where do I start from? So, as early as 5am this morning, my mum phoned me. I told her I was preparing to head…

Day 31: Thoughts Shape Your Life

I had a bad dream last night. I dreamt that two colleagues of mine at the office died. Before I slept, a dear friend told me of how two people, a lecturer and a student died at the University she works at in the space of a few days. We spoke at length about it,…