To Have A DNA or Not?

One dubious mistake most men make is to under estimate a woman’s capacity for deceit. Others suffer from deep-rooted insecurities. They would rather hurt comfortably in lies rather than bearing the free weight of the truth. Such calibers of men tie their worthiness to a woman’s approval, and are but half-men, simps. Getting a DNA…

Flume

To the man who believeth that men are naturally promiscuous and the woman who sells herself to the highest bidder shalt never feel safe in any relationship. This is because of them not being able to discover the power of reason. They are both slaves to their emotions. Belief in the faculty of logic has…

His Mess is Mine.

Amwadeghu, I wish I had met you earlier and narated my story to you. But due to this Covid season I’ll just put it in a draft and hope this email finds you. I’m in no position to meet you simply because I already have an image of you in my head. And I wouldn’t…

Belle 11 – Fire on Fire

Previously on Belle: Belle-10-Glimpses Jonathan Mother had always thought that I was a hopeless romantic when it came to Belle. She said it felt like I used to dance in the movies whenever Belle graced her presence around me. At some point I almost believed her. Then I saw her in Lagos. She recently came…

Who is She?

She writes from within and places it on paper. Her diary is full of journals. Greatness and darkness create brilliance at its finest. Out of the blank white screen that stares back at her, she brings to life her vivid creations and imaginations. They are protected her angels from all the four cardinal points. Her…

Nairobi’s Traffic

Nairobi traffic jam is too slow today. But that is the least of Neville’s worries. His work contract elapses in a month and a half. He is behind on schedule on his car payments. Three days ago the bank sent him an email. Again: “How would he survive?” Neville revs up his Subaru. Traffic is…

Belle 10 – Glimpses

Previously on Belle: Belle-9-Reminiscing BAKO There was one thing I did not want to say… I was out of words when tears streamed down your face in our last few hours together and you sobbed into my chest. I wanted to say it so badly. So badly that I didn’t know if I would be…

My Hands Are Full.

Being born an African, one does not know peace. When you are born an African American you only need to fight one major bigotry – racism. When you are born an African you fight the world. Every prejudice you can conjure, I suffer. I cannot fight for you, my hands are full. We share a…

Dear Broken Person.

To The Broken Person, Hi. We do not know each other, we are just two people passing in the night. Even though I have never met you, I wanted to say that I understand. I understand how difficult these moments are for you. I see how hard you are trying even when no one seems…

Belle 9 – Reminiscing

Previously on: Belle-8-Ifuoma A month had passed since Belle got married to Ifuoma. Jonathan reached Lagos safely. He slipped back to his solitary ways. Occasionally he thinks of Belle, but he is more baffled and pissed off by Rosemary. He is wary of her. He went quiet as soon as he reached back home. He…