Ibanujẹ

Ibanujẹ

My name is Ibanujẹ; I used to cower behind the curtains as blows rained like hail on my mother’s frame I am Ibanujẹ, I bear the scars from attempting to stop my father’s rage My pillows have melted from constantly drenching them with my tears My truth hides within me for my lips are sealed […]

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Of Lost and Saved things

Of Lost and Saved things

I lost my way, entirely flew off track My feet hurt and my eyes were sore from crying Nothing felt familiar, the air smelled of burning tarmac My ship crashed, and I emerged from the state of dying My head still hurt and I could barely see past my helmet I took it off, and […]

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State of the Nation: Going Nowhere, Slow

State of the Nation: Going Nowhere, Slow

Hello everybody, Efosa is here again; SumtinJustHappenRightNow. It’s been 6 months of hibernation for me and I have mixed feelings about my second coming. Nigeria seems to be on a time loop so we live in a constant state of déjà vu; we invent newer ways to make old mistakes. As this is my first […]

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Starburst #2

Starburst #2

Read Also: Starburst #1 ~Authors Note~ Well, I’m not sure how the science of this works but let’s see. So imagine if a meteor were to crash into the Earth unimpeded; thousands of people would be dead before it even hit the ground. They usually travel at 30 kilometers per second, and to withstand the opposing […]

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Starburst #1

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Looking back, it amused me. Humanity had been a form of entertainment to us for so long, as much as we were things of wonder to them. That was then anyway, we had been through all the wars, the rise and fall of several civilizations, technological advancements, strife and death, that was before her. Nothing […]

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Black Panther: Black Patronisation

Movie Review: Black Panther

First off, Black Panther is a movie, not a movement. I waited for the release date for over a year and when the pre-screening happened weeks before the premiere, many of the industry’s elite called it the best thing to happen since Jollof. Ryan Coogler (Director) and his crew seemed to had turned comic book […]

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Am I Enough?

Am I Enough?

Am I enough? She muttered Mutters were the only thing she had strength for. She laid alone tonight in her unmade bed staring at his framed photo Was I not more precious than the spoils of war? Did my beauty not eclipse that of an island of women? Shame It’s a shame you didn’t desire […]

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Of Fate and Faithfulness

Of Fate and Faithfulness

We were young and we dreamed We believed our imaginations Or so it seemed We were tied with our dreams In strings, knitting our lives in seams Believers of things not seen. We had faith in our dreams. Hope That all we saw would one day wake up and come alive That they would make […]

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