I woke up with a pain in my butt. More correctly, I woke up this morning with a royal pain in my black ass. That my ass is black is no news, no big deal in fact. At least I am better than Jack. Jack’s case is hopeless because his ass is worse than black. […]
He cowers. His head is buried in his arms, face down, body tensed. This is it, and it is very different from what he had always imagined before now. Splendid vistae of tumbling waves, inconspicuous perturbations of the sea at its horizon, seamless deluge of flashbacks, of memories tucked away like a withered hand — […]
Last year February, I wrote an article titled “I Forgive Myself“, wherein I lamented life’s general insatiety and the elusiveness of absolute knowledge. Somehow, the conclusion of that article has transmogrified into a ghost over the months, haunting me day and night, with its grotesque face constantly reminding me that reading has become a compulsion, […]
So, it’s been long since I did poetry. Here is a new offering. Dedicated to C.Jas, an inspiration stronger than wine, whose gentle smile shuts out the world.
Some blessings come like a flood of flashlight, undisguised, ineludible but short-lived, and we live to forever bear the burden of appreciation they foist on us. I saw one such blessing in Abuja last year. It has ever since become the barometer by which other such blessings are quantified. Basit Jamiu was a fellow witness. […]
Cicero Oratory Competition is an annual public speaking contest for medical students of University of Ibadan. I partook in the contest for this year, and the piece below was my speech at the finals. Enjoy! Sixty years ago, many people in the world believed the age-old battle of humans against infectious diseases was almost over, […]
Somehow, as I lie supine on this bed tonight, with my head propped up by a pillow, I remember the first time I cried because of you. And no, on that day, the tears did not fall in torrents. It was a noiseless sorrow: no whimper, no wail.I was on this same bed, in this […]
Most people start getting aware of their bodies in their early teens. It is about this time that several rather drastic changes begin to occur in humans. The boy wakes up one morning and suddenly discovers his voice is no more what it used to be, then he looks more closely at himself and is […]