MagaQuestions; Does She Like Me?

Every male at several, multiple un-ending points in time have been faced with this question. Does she like me? Should i continue playing this field? This is of course the time where she’s telling you to send her recharge card, give her money for her hair, for a wedding, for shopping, the list is endless….

His Confessions 2

“They’ll never know peace……their generation is cursed….” “Amen!!!” “May their manhood shrivel up and dry…” “Amen!!!!” “May they never feel the joy of carrying a new born baby in their arms…….” “Amen!!!!!!!!!” “May they never watch their children grow up…..” “Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!” The door opened and the doctor walked in, bringing relief to Kunle. ‘Good. Maybe…

Life of the Nigerian Unemployed

Long queues, CVs and letters of applications, job sites, networking, eternal hopes and prayers, connections and lack thereof, taxi hopping, interview seeking, red tapes and bureaucracy, and the worst of all, trying to describe yourself in fun glowing terms so a potential employer can like you.   Let’s not forget the hope of being an…

Kidnap

The baby was in his stroller in the mall, the biggest mall in the city that attracted thousands, especially during weekends. There were couples holding hands and giggling, friends hanging out and having fun, the old trying to understand what the noise was all about and the serious shoppers who hardly smiled. But everyone was…

Splitting The Cheque: Should Ladies pay on a first date?

The Modern Man He’s so enlightened, he supports feminism, he believes strongly that a woman is not just a house keeper, she should be in the office, career oriented if she wants to and nobody should harass her for that. All this is good but where do we draw the line? He takes you out…

His Confession

He was seated in an arm chair beside a bar, a glass of what looked like brandy in his hands. Last night’s mission had been a success. Not only had they retrieved the money, they got the old man’s stash of gold watches and pendants. Even now, the boys were in the living room downstairs,…

Get the Wedding of your Dreams without Killing your Bank Account!

Get the Wedding of your Dreams without Killing your Bank Account!   The glitz and glamour that usually accompanies weddings can be overwhelming for engaged couples especially for those on a tight budget. Those big weddings that have exotic food and drinks, bole and fish on the side, popcorn and ice cream for the kids,…

The Reason 1

Mr Ugboajah was in a sour mood this morning. His wife was at it again. The fool woman was always asking for money like it grew on trees. He swore as he eased into the traffic heading to his office, recalling how she had ambushed him as he was dressing up to leave, undeterred by…

Invisible Girl Finale

Love is blind. True. For a while, I was blindly in love, blind to the fact that I stopped walking with any of my male friends, blind to the fact that I didn’t notice when other boys stopped talking to me and blind to the fact that Alex and his friends became the only boys…

Invisible Girl 4

After the Valentine’s day debacle, we had our mid-term break and went home for half a week from wednesday to Friday. My school has always been stingy with breaks. I don’t think they even want to let us out of the school gate except on very compulsory holidays. So while other schools would have a…

Invisible Girl 3

‎Very slowly, I turned. My heart was already beating very fast, I felt like I was in a marathon while my heart was screaming ‘he knows my name, he knows my name, he knows my name.’  Oh well, when I did turn, Alex was still sleeping. It was just my imagination. Before you get angry,…

Invisible Girl 2

This new term, I have a goal, to not be the quiet and depressed girl anymore. I was tired of watching others laugh and live life to the fullest. I was tired of observing others being happy. I wanted to be happy myself. So during the long break after we wrote our junior Waec exams,…