What if Nigerians did not Crash Weddings?

I suppose you read the title.  Wishful thinking, ba? From time immemorial, Nigerians have always crashed weddings.  Okay, I know “crashing” sounds like a bad word, but if you were not invited to the wedding, i.e. you did not get … Continue reading

Spicy is not the same thing as Pepperish

Growing up in Nigeria, it was common to hear food that had pepper in it described as being “pepperish.” So, I am used to that word: pepperish.  But, I do believe the correct word is peppery.  Today, however, I don’t particularly … Continue reading

Ajebota Returnee: Flash Fiction

Titi stared at the bucket. It lay half-submerged in water, floating in the well. She could almost hear it taunting her, daring her to come after it. But, whatever the bucket was saying was drowned out by the voices of … Continue reading

Men who do not wear wedding rings will be unfaithful

In a typical wedding ceremony (traditional, white, court) the couple exchanges wedding rings.  So, in our world today, one surefire way of telling if a man or woman is married, is by looking at their hands for the tell-tale sign: … Continue reading

Is Aso-Ebi more than the Family Cloth?

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Aso-Ebi is a Yoruba term, which literally translates to family cloth, as Aso means “cloth” and Ebi means “family.”  For my non-Nigerian readers, it is pronounced ‘Ah-Shaw-Eh-Bee.’  There! That wasn’t so hard now, was it? Continue reading

NEW – Bewaji’s Ankara Adventures: A Novella (The Aso-Ebi Chronicles, Part 1)

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 So, on Saturday, I finally uploaded to Smashwords, the first novella in The Aso-Ebi Chronicles, a series of novellas which I had introduced here.  What a mouthful.  Here’s the blurb, as it reads now: