Miniature Gratitude: Early Bus rides

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye Before I came to Lagos, I have heard tales of how rough living here would be. One of the highlights of what I was told was how people had to chase buses to enter and alight from them because the buses are always on the move. There was no way I could…

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…

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…

While I Was Waiting For You, I Took the Time to Love Myself

By Salma Elbarmani I used to ask myself all kinds of questions about you. I wondered what you’d look like, if you’d have dark hair and gorgeous dark features. I wondered if you’d be tall, although you wouldn’t even have to hit 6 feet to tower above me. I often asked myself if you’d be…

A LETTER TO MY FRIEND

BY MOYINOLUWA OKUNLOYE Sometimes, I feel like my family will be better without my presence in it. A lot of times I want to disappear from this space because it seems as if I will save people lots of trouble once I no longer exist here. I do not think in a way to take…