RUM BUM BUM BUM

Logistic problem is the thing that people say after plans they made don’t work out. Logistic problem is the thing that happened to us (my husband and I) a few days before our scheduled travel for our wedding anniversary, such that on the 6th of April (anniversary date) rather than be in our planned destination,…

MY LUCKY NUMBER 10 by Banke Ogundairo

I have always insisted that Banke, my dear friend of 10 years can make a career out of writing if she took it seriously. When you read this piece where she coincidentally writes about 10 being her lucky number, you will agree with me. She discusses growing up with 9 siblings, the friendship of it…

LONDON LIES, LAGOS CHILLING.

You know those people that go to America for one month and then on their return home suddenly start calling Police men – The Feds? As in, our stand-on-the-road-munch-groundnut-and-beg-for-50naira-policemen. Feds. Running down everything about Nigeria while attempting to be an IJGB. You literally just want to slap them and say c’mon will you adjust right…

THE ONE IN MY BELLY; ON OXFORD STREET

When a friend asked me one day, if I could sense what my child will be like, if I was prepared to raise an unknown, I sighed. We were both pregnant, I was almost due, tired and sitting on a ledge at a bus stop on Oxford street, watching the mammoth crowd of tourists and…

FULL CIRCLE; THE ONE IN MY BELLY

To carry a pregnancy full term is to have a child grow in your belly for nine months. It is to come full circle, round about and back, with occasional ticks of exasperation, anxiety and joy. It is to watch your belly go from wash board and bikini ready to a tiny mould, such that…