“Maksud!” yelled his mother, “go and finish your breakfast before you run late to school, this habit of yours I just don't get it. Besides Ali would be here any minute." He ran passed her. Grabbing him before he knew it, she looked him in the eye saying "for just one day in your life … Continue reading Maksud; The Tale Of A Northern Boy (Episode Three)
Two days ago the world celebrated Father's Day! While most men feel impartial towards just one day being set aside globally to celebrate them compared to their counterparts, we're glad they haven't been relegated to the bottom end made to feel their role in society isn't recognised. After all, it's a man's world, right? On Sunday … Continue reading An Ode To My Father!
10:00 PM Bali walked into the bedroom he shared with his wife and infant daughter who needed to be around her mother so she could suck at night without disturbing the peace of the night and wake up the entire neighborhood. He went straight to the bed, it’s been a long day and had just put … Continue reading Maksud; The Tale Of A Northern Boy (Episode Two)
"Oyinbo pepper, if you marry pepper, you go born pepper." I recall some of my peers from childhood sing this song after anyone who was light skinned. They'd clap along adding a dance to it. Sometimes we sang it even when there was no light skinned person in sight. It formed part of the singalongs … Continue reading What’s The Colour Of Your Skin?
“Maksud would you get off that Neem tree before you fall, and if you injure yourself be rest assured you’d get the beating of your life, no sparing you this time, not even your father can come between you and this cane!” Maksud’s mother scolded. “Comm'n Hajja, he’s just a boy acting his age. If … Continue reading Maksud; The Tale Of A Northern Boy (Episode One)
"For the love of God why can't I get it right? They always make it look so easy, tsk." "They should have added some DIY's to it now. OMG, I'm running late." Annoyed with myself, I let it fall over my head. I looked like a monk from an ancient temple. It's Monday and I've … Continue reading 13 DIY Ways Of Transforming Your Pashmina Scarfs From Drab To Wowza
"If you are in love and you get hurt, it's like a cut. It will heal eventually but there will always be a scar!" Anonymous It puzzles me whenever I'm hinted about the Fulani culture involving marriage rites where the young male suitor is flogged to prove his love and manliness for his bride. As … Continue reading Would You Agree To Be Flogged For A Wife Or Husband?
"Water, e no get enemy." These are the opening lines to one of Nigeria's Afrobeat legend's song. The direct translation of Fela's song means; "water has no enemy." Enough emphasis can never be placed on the significance of water. We see how much effort is put into making it available for whatever purpose from irrigational … Continue reading 11 Convincing Photos Why Your Next Photo Session Should Be Shot Under Water
As kids we were taught and often reminded to use the three magic words; "Please," "Sorry" and "Thank you." They worked when applied appropriately to whomever. It could diffuse any brooding storm, melt any angered heart and make any tiny good gesture grand. About a week ago, I got off work pretty late and the … Continue reading Are The Magic Words Disappearing?
As bad as my sight is, I'm amazed at how quick they pick up things. Imagine if they were perfect? I'm sure the NIA would come knocking on my door with an offer letter to work for the agency. Seated in the back seat of a Taxi cab one sunny morning on my way to … Continue reading This Thing Called “Bracelets”