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THE CHOIRMASTER WANTS TO MARRY ME

I joined the choir because I loved to sing. In fact, Singing is the only consistent thing I’ve done in my life. I sing in the bathroom, on my way to school, in the kitchen and many times in my dreams. When I’m sad, I sing. When I’m excited, you’ll hear my voice loud and …

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ON SUNDAY OF LAST WEEK : A SHORT STORY

On Sunday of last week, you walk down your street swinging your husband’s free hand while he holds your son with the other hand. You stand on tiptoe to kiss him on his cheeks. He pleads with you to stop. He says such actions are meant for the bedroom and not for public display. You …

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SOMETHING IS BURNING O!

It happened at our annual singles summit. I was sitting on the third row sad that the worship session had ended so quickly when Pastor Henry smiled and said; ‘Shake the hands of three persons and welcome them to the house of God.’ That was when I saw her. Nike. Our eyes met and then …

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CHOICES : A SHORT STORY

The interview was for 8am. But by 5:30 a.m, I was dressed and out of the house. This would be the third interview I’d be attending in a week and I was hoping that one of them would at least click.  At 33, what I wanted so badly was to move into my own rented …

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TO LOVE AND TO HOLD

I returned from the market tired and worn out. Thank God my husband was home. He met me at the door and took the sacks from my hands to the kitchen where we began to offload the things I had bought. ‘Imagine, I bought the onions for 2k.’ My huband’s eyes widened. ‘You don’t mean …

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LET LOVE FIND YOU : A SHORT STORY

Two months after I arrived the National Christian Corpers Fellowship (Nccf) family house in Gboko, a strong wind of attraction for Kunle blew my heart away… Imagine, it started from a morning devotion. If you are familiar with Nccf, you can tell how terrible we look on those mornings, faces swollen, mouth smelling, eyes dull….and …

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THE DAY LOLA DIED

When Ada told me early last year that she was getting married, I was so excited. Two years before that time, I had been with her the night Francis called to say he was no longer interested in the relationship, and that was a few days to the introduction ceremony. She had cried throughout the …

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NO LONGER A SLAVE TO SHAME

I was happy…I mean very happy until that knock on the door and my life came tumbling down. If only my landlord hadn’t knocked that afternoon. ‘Stella!’ I turned off the gas, brought down my eguisi soup and hurried to the entrance before the old man breaks my door. His face read worry and that …

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IFE’S NOTES 4: FOR BETTER OR WORSE

Breaking News. Six months ago, Dabira had sex with Rotimi. Gbam! A seed was immediately dropped into her fertile womb. Because Dabira is a well respected Sunday school teacher, to save her face, she decided to abort the child and in the process almost lost her life. Let’s hear what some members of the youth …

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