With Love From Asaba: Part 15 (FINAL)

As promised, here is the concluding part of With Love From Asaba.  Feel free to leave a comment, suggestion, critique, etcetera. Enjoy!   “Who is that that wants to break my gate, ehn?” Chief Alozie asked in an irritated voice, … Continue reading

With Love From Asaba: Part 3

Thank God it’s F-r-i-d-a-y!  Le Weekend is here … Whoop Whoop! But before I bounce off, let me share Part 3 of With Love From Asaba with you. Have a great weekend! * * * * *   In less … Continue reading

Shine Your Eye (A Short Story): Part 1

This story idea has been stewing in my brain (bad mental picture) for months and I decided to finally write it.  I have not yet made a book cover for it, but you can be sure I will share it … Continue reading

The First Kiss: Flash Fiction

Mama Ikotun shivered as she lay on her bed.  She had been suffering from a strange ailment for six months.  The local doctor had initially diagnosed the illness as malaria.  However, as time progressed, and the drugs he prescribed did … Continue reading

Why We Love Nollywood 2: The Characters are People We Know

I started this series earlier in the year, and decided it was time to pick it up again and finish it.  So here goes!

You read the title, so you already know what Number 2 is, but I will repeat it to drum it into your head emphasize it:

We love Nollywood because the characters are people we know

Did I really have to use the large text? While you’re still debating that in your mind, let me explain myself.

Mercy Johnson

Mercy Johnson

Unlike Hollywood movies, Nollywood movies are filled with characters that the average Nigerian (and many other nationalities who watch these movies) can relate to.  If you overlook the fake American-British-Jamaican-Portuguese (okay, I exaggerated, but you get my point) accent, the characters for the most part sound like you and me.  Pure, unadulterated Nigerian accent.  But that’s not all. Continue reading