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One Day

  One day, this is going to be a grainy picture. Yes, we paid the photographer over half a million Naira for his ‘Shine Blue Shine’ package. You had asked him what sort of a tag that was; shine blue shine, and I had looked at him sympathetically and pinched you. As he stuttered to reply, you giggled and said to him, ‘Just kidding sir. What am I thinking trying

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Me & All My Bullshit

‘The bride may now read her wedding vows to the groom; reading with reverence and great genuineness, knowing and believing that the heavens and even we, God’s children, stand as witnesses to this pledge’ the preacher’s voice boomed from the speakers.  She smiled as though she was born for this. Perfectly calm, she said: I have piles and piles of paper in my thrash bin, of different versions of one

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He Will Cheat?

Prompt: Feb 26 Happily ever after ‘And they lived happily ever after.’ Think about this line for a few minutes. Are you living happily ever after? If not, what will it take for you to get there?   The week before I was to get married, I got a visit from my grandmother and my aunty. They sat across me in the living room of my father’s house and asked

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She Said What?

Prompt: Feb 21 Undo If you could un-invent something, what would it be? Discuss why, potential repercussions, or a possible alternative.   How We Met: Gideon Tundun and I met in the University of Lagos. I was in my third year and she was in her first year. We had both volunteered on a charity project in Ilaje and we automatically bonded. For me, it was admiration at first sight.

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Okezika vs Zika Virus

Prompt:  Feb 2 Think Global, Act Local ‘Think Global, Act Local”, Write a post connecting a global issue to a personal one.   Looking back on how everything unfolded, I imagine that life was playing one terrible game on me. I do not know when I lost control of my fate, when everything I did was a pre-destined step towards ushering me into this unbearable pain I feel in my

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Fisayo & Mayowa: Flangiprop

Prompt: Feb 1 Flangiprop! Invent a definition for the word ‘flangiprop’, then use the word in post.  How We Met: Fisayo We met on BBM (yes, I said it). It was the whole ‘fine girl on your dp, give me her pin’ thing. My friend, Nora, had messaged me and said, ‘Fish! I’m giving your pin to Mayowa o. He’s a fine boy’. I didn’t read the message until she

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In Crisis: Feranmi & Dr. Susan

Prompt: Jan 17 In a Crisis Honestly evaluate the way you respond to crisis situations. Are you happy with the way you react?     How We Met: Feranmi   You know the saying ‘I bless the day I found you’? Well, sometimes I’m confused as to whether I bless the day I met Susan or not. I have sickle cell anaemia and I never really grew up thinking that

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Clean Slate 

Prompt: January 13  Clean Slate Explore the room you’re in as if you’re seeing it for the first time. Pretend you know nothing. What do you see? Who is the person who lives there? Our elders probably never said That the best way to look Is to unlook Or that the best way to see Is to shut your eyes I stand here in a white long dress, in the

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The Diary of the Groom

 28.04.2015  Dear Ademi Diary,  Baby, I don’t know why you’re making me write to a diary when what I really just want to do is talk to you about this. But if you would rather read what I have to say, then I guess I’d be an Achebe for you. I know a lot of questions are running through your mind. And I know that you’re at war as to

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The Diary of The Bride

*Been off for a while… But I’m back. Here’s something from me.* 25.04.2015 Dear Diary, It’s 2:00am on the morning of my white wedding and I’m passively freaking out. I have gotten up like 20 times to look at my dress over and again. I have wondered at philosophical lengths as to whether I could have done this any better; the dress, that is. My shoes are the worst. They’ll

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