Heroes past, heroes present… Farewell Brother… By Bayo Owolabi

“Kyom is gone. BH killed him!” My reverie was shattered by the BBM from my sister. I instantly forgot about the flight I was rushing to catch. “What?” I noticed it was his picture on her DP. I remember thinking to myself “it doesn’t make sense, isn’t he deployed to Ibadan?” I asked the same.


I have never experienced racism as it is in the books. Occasional stares from non blacks maybe, and I guess that can pass, humans will always be humans.  I don’t however expect that in the century that we are in, human beings will still be classified based on what they do, much less skin colour….