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‘The road to recovery is a long, tortuous and lonely one’ I watched with tears bristling down my face, holding back the screams that threatened...
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Outside, the clouds rumbled. The air was cold and had a delicious earthy smell. “Tonight will be such a great night,” I said in a...
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  She walks down the streetLips painted red, thighs jiggling Nails on fleek, tanned skinYou call her ashawo, ashawo Anklets wrapped smugly round her legs...
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Kemi and Sarah’s bond in the recently released Netflix limited series, “Blood Sisters” is enviable. They were each other’s support system, as evidenced by how...
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The muffled sounds and the continuous loud clinking of ceramic plates downstairs woke me up from my sleep. The morning sun from the window was...
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                                      BOUQET AND EVERYTHING AFTER BY PRINCESS .E. AKENZUA                 They buy what’s not in their budget,                 They spend millions on dresses,                 They...
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            DEADBITS OF LAGOS BY PRINCESS .E. AKENZUA           Oh! What a wicked world!         Our lawless beggars are back again,         They roam...
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                                 Warriors in          Heels by Princess .E. Akenzua             Who are they you ask?             They are our sisters, our mothers and grandmothers,...
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My worriesMy fearsClouded by the thoughts of tomorrowStill wondering what the future might unfoldMy sorroundingMy spaceLiving in the fear of the unknownTrying to utilize my...
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And to think that he loved me,Boy was I so wrong,Choosing himself over and over again,Did I not see that coming?Even when everything was so...
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A long time ago Before time came into view Centuries before civilization Decades and milenias it was Earth witnessed the sweat of their struggle Fate...
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African Child Be authentic, Cease to be a clownDetach from inferiority complexEnlighten yourselves For you are the backbone of the society Guarantee our next generationHappy...
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Abandoned child,swerving in lost misery Build your walls and rip the shame Callous men have ripped your pride Devouring every sense of purpose Endangering every...
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Ayo was homeBut Bode wasn’t thereCrying heavily, she sat downDay by day, it had become her regular habitEveryone knew about it nowFoolish girl, that’s what...
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A city of exploit, want, power drunkiness and dysfunctionalism.Built on the foundation of inequality and uncertainties in all areas.Commissioned by privileged self centered individuals.Drunk and...
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Africa was born in me Be luck, Curse or Death; Energy, Faith and hope will Give me strength.     Have I ever been Jealous,...
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Across the board…Being in the present, being in the NowContinues to be the antidote to chaosDelegated from among other practices Experienced and expressed by manyFar...
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    PEACE, BE STILL.An atmosphere where there is an unsafe euphoria, fear has gripped in, no one to turn to apart from Him.All you...
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 Sergent Jamal walked into the detention room with disappointment in his eyes. It was a hot afternoon and he had been involved with an unnecessary...
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We failed with our plans, We ashamed our clans, We destroyed our plans, But evil works gains.   We ignored advices, We ruined promises, We ...
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Seems I’ll spend most of my time at night under this tree. My normal routine at night is to be indoor doing something important best...
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I no longer want to fist bump the sky  I no longer want to chant and cry   They demanded a toll in money or blood ...