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The Night I Lost My Virginity

It was a memorable night. But not for the right reasons. At least, not for the reasons you think. I was a final year student in a school of very high repute. And I had been dating my boyfriend for… Continue Reading

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Boys Want What Other Boys Want!

Once upon a time, I hit a dry spell (a really dry spell) where there were no potential toasters, no appreciative looks, no winks, no requests for my phone number (even when I was pointedly staring at said object –… Continue Reading

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My Name is Ruth

No it isn’t. Not really. But Ruth is the kind of woman I am, the kind I want to be. You see, Ruth was strong. She was the kind of woman who could deal with anything. She dealt with loss.… Continue Reading

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Why Didn’t You Fight For Me?

My sweet sweet love, we’ve been together for three years. They haven’t been easy. We’ve had our good moments and our bad. Our very bad moments… But, we were happy. We used to be anyway. Remember when we’d just sit… Continue Reading

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Diary Extract #13

Fear /fɪə/ noun an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm.   After my dreamy weekend with Danladi, (yes, I saw him on the Sunday as well, though just for drinks), nothing could spoil my week.… Continue Reading

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Woman, Will Thy Kingdom Ever Come?

Now, this is not a feminist post. Neither is it a slur on men. It is more a quest to understand something that bothers me deeply. I drove my first car at the age of 17. It was a gift… Continue Reading

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This is not my real face…

This is not my real face. No, it’s not. My real face is not calm and expressionless under the worst pressures. My real face is not smiling when someone does something that hurts me. My real face is not laughing… Continue Reading

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This Is The Man I Want…

“Ko si eyi t’o da ninu gbogbo won”. That’s my mum trying to explain to me that there’s no perfect man, in the hopes that I will marry the next man that shows more than a passing interest in me.… Continue Reading

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I am ‘Flawfully’ and Beautifully Made!

“That thing about you, the thing that you hate the most, that you call a flaw, that’s what draws me to you, what I love most about you, what I wouldn’t trade for the world.” Oh, the joy that would… Continue Reading

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Crazy. Stupid. Love. Or Not…

“Perhaps the problem is not the intensity of your love, but the quality of the people you are loving” – Warsan Shire I love stupid. It’s the way I’m programmed, the way my heart is built. When I love someone,… Continue Reading