The day that witnessed my Rebirth

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye *I have written this since 2017, so the ending is not exactly my present state of mind. However, at the time that this happened, it felt like the dark cloud will never pass. Every day since then has being better, even more so since 2017. I love my progress, and it’s being…

I CAN ……. if I WANT to

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye This morning, my mind strayed back to a few weeks after I completed my Junior Secondary school examination. I felt so free but so bored. I was not going to be laden with the burden of school for another three months (I think; I can’t remember vividly now) and I needed something…

I am going to CRY!!!

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye I think I am going to shed tears the first I have to talk about my marriage. I don’t know if every single ladies think that, but I am saying mine out loud. I am going to shed tears of joy for finally getting married to my best friend, but I will shed…

I found love!!!!

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye *NOTE: I have a pen-pal who I often share the most vulnerable details of the progress and setbacks in my life with, before I find the courage to post it up here. I wrote this letter to my friend in January just to appreciate how beneficial our acquaintance has being to me….

From one addict to another: About the Devilish Masturbation

By ‘Grace’ I was a bit reluctant to share this experience for three reasons? One, I had forgotten how it felt, second, I didn’t know when exactly it stopped and last of all, I feel ashamed of how foolishness and adolescence made me do some things. I must re-emphasize, that I can just recall that…

From one addict to another: The Terminator

By Opeyemi Odejide The sound of my alarm woke me up for the third time after snoozing it off twice and going back to sleep. I decided to wake up by 4:30am daily to plan my day, do some meditations and also pray. But every time my alarm sounds, I tell myself that “I can still…

From one addict to another: “I’M DOING IT AGAIN, OVERTHINKING”

Addiction! The English dictionary defines it as “‘the state of being addicted.’ A habit or practice that damages and jeopardizes one’s life but when ceased can cause trauma, meaning it is detrimental to your wellbeing but you’d rather indulge in it irrespective. It’s a pathological relationship to mood altering.” I don’t understand the last sentence…

From one addict to another: ‘Sometimes, Be Useless’

By Oluwatoyin Adeleye It is strange to fathom, but there are times that I’m so miserable that I almost feel like there’s nothing to be thankful for (even though the religious African in me keeps roaring: “You’re breathing you ungrateful child”!) But sometimes I just want more – no, I need more. I need more…

From one addict to another: Seeking validation from others

I always wanted to be agreeable. Not necessarily because I wanted to be popular but merely as a source of satisfaction.  I wanted to be liked; to be perceived as admirable. And so, I would be in a gathering of young people like myself, but rather than be me, I’d be thinking of how best to conform, look and feel like a part of them.