OCTOBER RUSH – ANGEL NDUKA-NWOSU – GUEST POST

The same month Toke Makinwa’s book dropped was the month you both weirdly came to the conclusion that you had indeed being rushed and that his lips weren’t just naturally black. You both realized that truly what the two of you had being smelling those nights when he kissed one of you and called the other “First Wife”, was in fact weed. The thought that because of him, you each had each other’s saliva made you both cringe. As it dawned on both of you that you had indeed being played by him, the two of you decided to do […]

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THE WARS WE FIGHT DO NOT NEED TO BE EXCITING

It is a jolly good day and you wake up to the normal routine of your life. So far everything is going smoothly the way any normal day would, but you don’t like this. This is because you have programmed yourself to be easily excited by news that involves a lot of drama, and involves  people. Now it is as though news have become your personal drugs. You no longer know how to function properly without the excitement of hearing or reading  something out of the ordinary. The day continues quietly, not respecting your wishes for something eventful to happen, […]

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To Submit or To Not Submit -Angel Nduka-Nwosu (Guest Post)

From time immemorial religion has always been used to justify unequal power structures and an overall inequality in systems. A religion like Christianity was once used majorly to push the idea that black people were inferior and as such slavery and obedience to the white masters was the lot that was assigned to them from God. All religions Christianity inclusive have always been used to push the idea that women were to be second class citizens. Statements like “Women were created after so they are not greater than the first” and “The Bible says men are the heads” are said […]

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Woman Choose Thyself: Thou Art Not A Liability (Guest Post) – Angel Nduka-Nwosu

There are a lot of things I don’t like when it comes to gender relations. But if there is one thing I dislike the most, it is the idea that women exist for men and as such we should live our lives making decisions that appeal to the idea of what men find attractive. In coming times, I want us to get rid of that notion and in particular stop saying things like “No man wants a liability” or “Men prefer..” when we want to advise girls. The first statement is often said when we want to encourage women to […]

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1.I need a man 2. Masks – Timon (exhibition)

1. I need a man in a beret In a vintage shirt and faded jeans Wearing an apron soiled in paint Palette in one hand brush in the other Creating my face on a canvas. I need a man in camouflage Boots and warpaint on Crouching in mud behind shrubs Furrowed brows gun in one hand Trying to fight and still keep alive Just for the children and I. I need a man in a tie A calculating machine in his pocket Rolled up sleeves and shiny shoes Drowning in a sea of numbers Multiplying the figures by the hour […]

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MONEY STINKS BUT I LIKE THE SMELL (a short story)

“Them go hear am today” I mumble excitedly as I pick the sixth can of perfume from my very expensive collection and douse myself with it, pressing the nozzle angrily and running it from my head to my toes and up again countless times, till I am sure the fragrance has soaked into every part of my clothing. “And one day the man shall wash his clothes with expensive wine…that day don reach” I soliloquize as I take a swab of hair cream and apply to my hair, observing in my mirror of golden frames, as my hair begins to […]

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THE DOWNSIDE TO BEING THE PERSON THAT ALWAYS SAVES THE DAY

I never envisaged that I would write from the angle that I would today, knowing fully well that a while before the experience I write about today occurred, I would have ignorantly been on the side of the other team. The team that I do not support today Understand firstly, that I am an individual who understands fully well, what responsibility and leadership entails, and I never glorify excuses, no matter how logical they appear to be. To me, excuses should never be a get out of jail card someone uses when the person fails to live up to responsibilities […]

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INSECURE SECURITIES

You sit in the comfort of your subliminal state, taking in your environment with utmost concentration.  You are more tilted to the observant side of nature, at least for the beginning part of things before you spiral out of control. You try very hard to resist the distractions that threaten to pull you out of your shell and force you to display your appealing nature. You feel it isn’t the time yet. You focus solely on just knowing who and what you’re going to be dealing with for the next new phase of your life you have just entered. In this state […]

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THE CONCEPT OF IMMORTALITY -analyzing a world without death

Let’s mess around with the idea of immortality, and imagine a world where the concept of death doesn’t just exist; a world where death and dying is an impossibility, and where ageing ceases after a particular time. Let us allow our imagination to run some miles ahead of us, and let’s see what we would come up with. Some time back, I wrote an article on the topic ‘age is nothing but a number?’ Where I gave my opinions on that popular statement, and recently after replying to a comment that was recently dropped on the post, I allowed my mind […]

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THAT STREET CHILD

I pick my device to start typing, but I am held captive by my memories of that beautiful girl trapped in the predicament of being a street child. For seconds turning into minutes and threatening to spill into hours, I cannot bring myself to form words out of the memories of the day that has followed me into the silence of the night. I close my eyes in utter mental exhaustion, and her face invades the darkness within, illuminating my soul in a way that doesn’t bring hope, but betrays the effort I’m making in trying to stay calm. A […]

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