Diary Extract #12

  Reckless: /adj/ Utterly unconcerned about the consequences of some action; without caution;   I’m driving through Alausa, making my way towards the Lagos-Ibadan express way to join the Third Mainland Bridge. It’s a nice Saturday morning and I’m smiling… Continue Reading


Read, sleep and be merry, for tomorrow we WRITE!

I wrote my first poem somewhere between the ages of 12 and 13, though it was more a rhyme than anything else, as I tended to focus on making sure each line ended with the same sound. And then I… Continue Reading


Diary Extract #11

Disclosure /dɪsˈkləʊʒə/ noun: the action of making new or secret information known.     “Can we skip classes today?” That was the first thing Danladi said to me this morning, when I sat with him at the bar during our… Continue Reading


Ladies on call: 12 girls men usually have on speed dial.

Notice how the keyword in the post title is ‘usually’, not ‘should’. And that right there is my disclaimer, clear for all womankind to see and know that I am not in any way encouraging the boys to be naughty.… Continue Reading


Men on Call: 10 guys every girl should have on speed dial

Let me start with a disclaimer. The characters in this post are purely fictional creations. If they bear any similarities or resemblance to you or any other persons in real life, it is not my fault. If after reading this… Continue Reading


Diary Extract #10

Trouble (trŭb′əl) noun A cause or source of distress, disturbance, or difficulty He didn’t call. He didn’t text. Complete radio silence. I must have picked up my phone and scrolled through it a hundred times yesterday and another hundred today,… Continue Reading


Please don’t ask me again…

Do you know any of those people who have a habit of asking questions they have no business asking? How many times have you had to fend off busy-bodies who have nothing better to do than look for their next… Continue Reading


Live for today.

What will tomorrow bring? You think you know the answer to that question. I can almost hear you thinking “Tomorrow, I’m going to work and then I’m going to see a movie” or “I’m meeting with a potential investor and… Continue Reading



I’m sitting at the airport, in transit, and thinking back to exactly a year ago. It occurs to me that I made this same trip at exactly this same time last year, but for a different reason. I marvel at… Continue Reading


Diary Extract #9

Jeal.ou.sy noun \ˈje-lə-sē\ an unhappy or angry feeling of wanting to have what someone else has   We’ve just finished classes for the day and I’m walking through the car park as usual. It’s the third Thursday after the “Aisha”… Continue Reading