With Love From Asaba: Part 9

  By now, it was already dark, and although the electricity supply was a lot better in Asaba than it was in Lagos, the power was out that night.  The generators in the neighborhood had taken over from where PHCN … Continue reading

Let Junior and Pretty Teach you how to Write a Powerful Love Letter

Junior and Pretty’s video for their song, Bolanle is one of those videos that has the ’90s written all over it.  The outfits, the muddied beats in the background, the off-key background vocals.  All these things add to the comedy … Continue reading

The Piano Book (Short Story): Part 3 – Final

“You can play it on the piano then.”  He did not say this like he was urging me.  It was more like a command that he expected me to obey. Motioning for me to follow him, he led the way … Continue reading

The Piano Book (Short Story): Part 2

Mama had not yet returned from work, and I had already been to Mama Peju’s shop.  She did not have the house keys.  That meant that I would have to wait outside the door until Mama came back.  Today, that … Continue reading

The Piano Book (A Short Story): Part 1

The Piano Book is my first published short story. I first published this story in 2012 on Smashwords. I received encouraging feedback and recently realized that I had never shared it here, on my blog. I believe you guys should … Continue reading

The Last Komole (Short Story): Final Part

Komole is a Yoruba term, which literally means “bend down low.”  It is the name given to a dance move that is popular in Nigeria where a person (usually a woman) progressively drops, while dancing until she is crouching low in … Continue reading

When Music Inspires You to Write

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I love Nigerian music, and in recent years, it has undergone such a transformation that it has almost eliminated the need to listen to other kinds of music.  Almost.  Although my focus for the most part is Gospel / Christian music, I have learnt to appreciate other kinds of music as well.  Thanks to my sister, I have fallen in love with period dramas, and their soundtracks.  Currently topping my list are the main soundtracks of Downton Abbey and North and South.  I highly recommend both.  Beautiful music. Continue reading