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IFE’S NOTES #1: IS LOVE REALLY ENOUGH?

Somewhere in Kaduna… One sunny afternoon, three friends assembled at Funke’s apartment. Funke is a blogger and on that particular day she was to kick off her vblog. She titled the video ‘Is your relationship working?’ Dare, Funke’s younger brother stood behind the camera ready to shoot. ‘5.4.3.2.1. Action.’ Funke threw a big smile as …

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DARK WALLS- EPISODE 15

I was lying down on the bed when I heard voices. I stopped to listen. It was the voice of a little girl and that of an adult. ‘Rita is very nice o.’ the girl was saying. ‘She gave me biscuit but I did not collect it. I tell her that- ‘I told her-‘ the …

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DARK WALLS- EPISODE 14

When Peter was strong enough to move around, I decided it was time to stop the regular visits. That evening, as we sat in the living room watching a movie, I saw Mama and her children in the living room insulting and making sneering remarks about me. My husband stood aloof, watching them without saying …

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DARK WALLS- EPISODE 13

When Peter entered, I noticed his eyes scanned the living room. ‘Nice place.’ He placed the shoe box on the center table. ‘Peter’ ‘Kike, I’m sorry for everything. I take responsibility for how badly I treated you. I hope you find a place in your heart to forgive me.’ I sat on the arm of …

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DARK WALLS- EPISODE 12

I woke up the following morning, morose. Kike, what is wrong with you? I said repeatedly to myself. Why would I let down my guard…just like that.  I cannot be weak now. I am going to take charge of my life and my future. At this time, I was pacing up and down my bedroom. …

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DARK WALLS- EPISODE 11.

Eyes red,  I walked into Kemi’s duplex. The compound was packed full.  About five boys played tennis at the extreme, three  women talked and laughed at the entrance,  a group of children danced round the two cars packed in the garage.  Kemi’s sisters sat with their babies under the mango tree close to where the boys played tennis. …

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DARK WALLS- EPISODE 10

Grandma flipped through the journal and stopped at the page that had 27th June on it. I sighed as I read those words again. June 27th.  Today, I made a decision to follow Jesus. He’s given me a reason to live. I can’t explain how I feel right now, but I just want to know …

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DARK WALLS- EPISODE 9.

That night, I had a dream. I was standing on the roof of a skyscraper dressed in black. I moved towards the edge and peered at the ant-like humans walking up and down below. I withdrew in fear, wondering how I was expected to jump down. Then someone pushed me. I screamed and tumbled down …

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DARK WALLS- EPISODE 8

While I was fumbling with the zip of his trousers my phone rang. I stopped. Wale’s eyes were fierce with hunger as his hands and mouth worked on the different parts of my body. At first, I ignored my phone and allowed it to ring continuously but when it didn’t stop, I grabbed it. It …

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DARK WALLS-EPISODE 7

On Sunday morning, Peju asked if I would go to church with the family. I refused. I’ll never step into that church. Never. I flung the blanket over my head and tried to return to sleep. But I couldn’t. I reached for the Bible that had been pleading with me to grab it and sat …

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