Diary

Diary Of an Ibadan Girl: Entry 4

Reading time: 3 minutes Hola! reader :), Before you continue, If you didn’t read my last entry, kindly click here. Throwback to One day earlier: “Morenike!” “Morenike o!” “Ah ah, shey ko si’nle ni?” “Is she not home?” “Morenike!” One must be wandering who it was that shouted my name this way. The same thought ran through my mind as […]

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Diary Of an Ibadan Girl: Entry 3

Reading time: 3 minutes Continued from my previous entry. If you didn’t read my last entry, you can catch up by clicking here. Throw back to 2 days earlier: “Lo beere nkan ti Olayinka fe je. Ki o ba se.” “Go and ask what Olayinka will eat. Prepare it.”, My mother said. I looked at my mother with the equivalent […]

Poetry

Losing Spree

Reading time: < 1 minute   First, I lost the hook to my nose ring, A birthday gift from my old man, Fell down the drain into the sink.   Later I lost one of my treasured books, While in transit aboard a long vehicle, Lost between stops.   Then came the loss of a sum, One night at the […]

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Diary Of an Ibadan Girl: Entry 2

Reading time: 3 minutes   At exactly 10:15 am, I woke up from my long undeserved sleep. By that time, I figured I must have slept for a total of 13 hours and 15 minutes. Usually, I sleep by 9 pm, latest. And I wake by 6 am, nearly all the time. What was happening to me? Am I […]

Poetry

Reincarnates

Reading time: < 1 minute   The night my ayeeyo died, I could not be with her, For reasons that I till date regret, Shortly after her demise, Habooba’s old goat put to bed, It was a fine young doe, Be-adorned with beaut right from the womb, One day, as I sat by Maami’s tomb, Brooding as I sang dirge tunes, […]