Dr. Saint Valentine

I am just a normal woman. As in... I am young and married. I am a mother of two children. The boy is the older one. He is ten years old. I have been married for nearly twelve years now. I know that this fact is not your business. But there is a reason for … Continue reading Dr. Saint Valentine

The Ruckus At Erin-Ijesha

At least the Indian guy had decorum. Raju or whatever my husband calls him. The other one, Goody, or whatever her name is was just plain getting on my nerves! They were both seated behind in my car. We were behind the Toyota Hiace bus #backpackersabuja had chartered to convey the rowdy bunch to some … Continue reading The Ruckus At Erin-Ijesha

Mayo Kam 

I am not originally a Backpacker®. I only signed up for this trip because I was tired. I was tired of life. I was tired of being alive. I actually went on that trip hoping to die. Misadventure, murder, animal attack... Anything. Even via the auspices of the pack of prescription sleeping tablets I had … Continue reading Mayo Kam 

The Auditor 

Felix realized too late that he had made a mistake.  Chibuzor was too much of an ass to be this nice. Plus, the shady character Chibuzor had arrived with did not help curb his feeling of foreboding.  As they both leaned over his shoulder, their fetid halitoses reeked of cannabis. That fact did little to … Continue reading The Auditor 

The Eleventh Commandment

I was standing upstairs on my balcony one hand on the steel railing. The other hand a scalding hot mug of herbal infusions. The door of my neighbors balcony slid noisily open.  Just then my totally impossible sibling joined me outside.  She was wearing a kimono. No hijab this morning. Her beauty is exotic. Smiling … Continue reading The Eleventh Commandment

My Oga (Boss) At The Top

Charles was always the epitome of the henpecked husband. I suspect a bit of a cuckold too. He is married to the most cantankerous and the most garrulous woman you would ever see. He is as skinny as she is fat. As silent as she is loud. As intelligent as she is... (Charles is going … Continue reading My Oga (Boss) At The Top

Myths About Naira Devaluation

…according to the data, we do not have an import problem… However, we do have an export problem, highlighted by the fact that crude oil accounts for 90% of our recorded exports and crude oil prices are volatile. Recognising this key difference between an import problem and an export problem is very important because it … Continue reading Myths About Naira Devaluation

The Writers Wife

Trust me I understand his absences. Was it not I, his official muse, that set him upon this path? He is all over the world now; awards, book signings, book readings, CNN, even Bollywood want deals. He is in Abu Dhabi this weekend... Al Jazeera interview slash a book signing. And I'm stuck in Abuja … Continue reading The Writers Wife

Book Promotion: “1” By Dan Ochu-Baiye

My first e-book is suddenly making waves. Funny because it's been over a year published exclusively on Amazon. Just in case you missed it, I think you should check it out. Remember the popular quote about not judging a book by its cover? Yeah... Case in point... Leave a kind review? (for my ego). Thank … Continue reading Book Promotion: “1” By Dan Ochu-Baiye