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I’M YOURS- A PLAY

  I’M YOURS- A PLAY SCENE 1 (Dunni and Morayo’s room. Two beds are separated by a reading table. On the table is an HP laptop and a blue clear file containing some documents. A tall young man, Israel, with neatly trimmed beards sits on a chair facing on of the beds. Dunni serves him snacks and a bottle of drink. The door opens. Morayo enters) DUNNI: (smiles) My roommate is here, finally...

HOLD MY HAND- EPISODE 7

‘Charles, I want my money now!’ Charles had never seen his best friend in a fit of rage. Shola had barged into his house, shouting at the top of his voice and demanding for his money. Why won’t his friend be patient with him? Shola knew he didn’t have a job yet. His wife just got out of the hospital barely a week ago. He had emptied his account to pay the hospital bills. ‘Shola, I’ll give you...

HOLD MY HAND- EPISODE 8

Read Episode 1  Ebun passed a clean white handkerchief to her sister. Funmi had stopped crying. ‘You need time alone. Just put yourself together and let God guide your thinking process. I’ll be in the living room.’ Funmi nodded and blew her nose into the handkerchief. When Ebun moved towards the door, Funmi ran after her. Ebun turned swiftly, worried. ‘What’s the matter?’ Funmi looked terrified...

BUT GOD TOLD ME TO MARRY HIM- MONICA WRITES

If I got your story clearly, you met Mayowa in your first year in the university. He was that charming and introverted friend you loved spending time with every week. You maintained friendship with him all through your years in school and this friendship according to you was platonic. You had no feelings for him. Well, you had a boyfriend at that time, a 300 level microbiology student. Not for...

SISTER MARTHA: A SHORT STORY

29th January 2015, I lied to my mum that I wanted to spend the night with my best friend, Yewande. I told her we had to study overnight to prepare for our JAMB examination. It was easy to convince her to release me that evening. I had written the exam the year I graduated from secondary school and failed. I scored far below the general cut-off mark for admission into any government owned...

BEFORE WE GOT MARRIED- EPISODE 1.

Tomi’s heart quickened as the taxi took the corner that led into the bubbling Adewale street where her parents lived. It’d been three years since she left home. How time flies. She stared out the car window. A smile lit up her face revealing a gap tooth and dimples on her freckled cheeks. Nothing had changed. Mama Barakat still had her shop beside the barbing salon. As small as that shop was...

THE VALLEY OF DEBT- EPISODE 1

‘Sweetheart, I just got back from the hospital. I am pregnant.’ Jerry turned to stare at his wife, his face suddenly turning pale. ‘Did you hear what I just said?’ He looked away and gently placed his briefcase on the bed. Kike can’t be pregnant. This must be a joke. In fact, this is impossible. His wife left the entrance and came to stand in front of him. He refused to look at her face. What he...

WHAT TEMI’S DEATH TAUGHT ME

When I got out of the airport, Ranti had my SUV stationed at the entrance. For one moment, my heart swelled with pride. I have money. Money is good. It solves all the problems in this world. Just show them your mint notes and gbam! doors unlock. Ranti jumped down from the car and rushed to take my luggage before opening the door. I climbed in. It was time to change my car. I made a mental note to...

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL – EPISODE 3

Click here to read Episode 2 Lola stood, watching her son asleep in a glass enclosure with drips attached to his hands and a small oxygen mask covering his small nose. She covered her face with her hands, struggling to push the tears down. God please. Lola looked around the room lined with incubators. Machines of different sorts hung at different places in the room. A nurse in a clean white...

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL- EPISODE 2

Click here to read Episode 1 Simi’s phone rang, jolting her out of sleep. She stared at the caller ID. An unfamiliar number showed on the screen. Who could be calling her at 6a.m? She hissed and pushed the phone under her pillow. The phone stopped ringing and started again. She grabbed the phone and sat up. What if the call was from David? Maybe something had happened to his phone and he...

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