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The Mirror of Life: Why Survivors Lie

Survivors are not saints, so they don't tell the whole truth; they are neither artists so they don't paint the whole picture. Sometimes, they are scared that you will be scared of the truth, worried that you will be too worried about them if you really knew the things they keep facing, so they hide it. They don't lie per...

The Big Picture

Sometimes we judge others for the actions they take but we do not fully understand what made them do those things. Is it that they suddenly changed and wanted to spite us or did life heap on them a pressure and they sought some kind of relief? At other times we blame people for the things they do not do,...

The So-called “Nigerian Dream”

Sometimes I wish I could sing... at least it is noble, unlike internet fraud... I was sitting on the sofa, going through a set of white papers when I heard a tap on the door. Fela was churning out his critical lyrics from the speakers of my phone. He was a good companion in a hot afternoon without public power...

No Ketchup, Just Sauce

I still remember the incident over four years ago. It was at a KFC eatery in Lagos and I was playing Big Uncle to a cousin (then 6). The lunch was going well until the waitress asked if she wanted ketchup to go with her food. I had no opportunity to say no (on her behalf) before she said yes....

Maybe We Should All Go Blind

She was born blind, unable to make out colours, save for a mental canvas of the world severed into good and evil. Life gifted her sight, and she saw the world a segregated spectrum, a rainbow that rained blows on her conscience.  The lies of this chromatography wiped off variety from her mind like lye. When she will be blind...

The Contract of Life

Many years ago, someone told me that I 'lived a life that one could hardly ask for more'. It looked flattering at first, but now I strongly disagree. In life, you always ask for more, you need to, and there will be things and times that force you to. Life is like a contract, in it you negotiate, you use...