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IFE’S NOTES #3: BROTHER OLADIMEJI

Folake was setting the table for dinner when her husband walked into the house and went straight to the bedroom. Quietly, she placed the food warmer on the table and hurried after him. ‘Welcome Honey.’ Oladimeji removed his shoes and kicked them away from him. Folake moved closer. ‘What’s the matter?’

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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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GOODBYE HANNAH

Lord, I prayed about this. When I wanted to work my posting to Lagos, you gave me no peace. Look where my trust in you has landed me.  I stifled the cry that almost escaped my lips by covering my mouth with my hands but I couldn’t stop the tears already forming on my eyelids. …

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DON’T MESS WITH A RIGHTEOUS WOMAN.

Bimbo didn’t want me not to take up that job initially. She said something about her heart not being comfortable with it but what was a man like me to do when I have been living on my wife’s meager income for the past four months. So I took up the job and the morning …

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A PURPOSE IN YOUR PAIN

Life was perfect for Busoye until the call she received that evening while turning a pot of eguisi soup. Her husband had been standing by the entrance teasing her and making her giggle. She rolled her eyes playfully at him and moved towards the sink to fill a pot with water in preparation for the …

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UNVEILED

The moment I sighted the three women chatting behind the church auditorium, I immediately wished the ground could open up and swallow me up. When Elder Ajayi’s wife had called the previous night to inform me of our meeting after the church service, I never envisaged seeing three women. How would I face these women …

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MY NAME IS SARAH AND I WILL FOLLOW MY DREAMS

I was the girl who would graduate with a first class from the University of Lagos. I was that young beautiful lady who would work with an NGO that fiercely sought justice for victims of domestic abuse. Those were my dreams and my aspirations from the day I clocked 14. But then, 14 years later, …

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DON’T FALL IN LOVE WITH ME.

I laughed the first time Niyi uttered those words to me. “Fall in love with you? That’s never going to happen. I am married.” I stretched out my ring finger. He gave me a wry smile. That was two months ago. “I have to go now.” I said, shivering. We were in the reading room and …

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MARRY ME

I am at Farida’s Boutique with my best friend Dupe. I can’t seem to find the perfect gown for this special evening. Yes I want this evening to be special and memorable because Femi is going to propose to me, this special evening. “Kike, look at this one. It’s beautiful.” Dupe says, holding up a …

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