Balm…

There is a particular balm my wife sometimes uses, I do not like the smell. But to be sincere, the smell is not awful – I just don’t like it. I have voiced my reservations a couple of times and it irritates me she still applies it once in awhile. Today at the gym, my…

Sweat…

I think I have discovered two (2) major things that give me inspiration to write; Food and Gym – lol. Yesterday was another day at the gym, I did not take a towel with me.  I was shocked to realise the amount of sweat coming out of my body. I was fully soaked. I decided…

Roti

Roti is my gym instructor, sincerely I pray that guy makes heaven, he is so wicked! I dragged myself to the gym last week after 365days break – the first day was not easy, Roti almost killed me. At some point I told myself “You have used your funds to buy punishment”. He started with…

Stone…

A stone To an artist, it’s a piece of art To a builder, it is an edifice To a local cook, it is a pot stand To my village kids, it is a toy To King David, it is a weapon The new week is a stone – it is in your hand! FORWARD EVER!…

Benz 230

I saw the image of a Mercedes Benz 230 (popularly called Benz 230) on a friend’s WhatsApp profile today. That was my Father’s car growing up. The car was a major character in my childhood memories. Benz 230 was one of the most luxurious cars in the city. To own one you are either a…

Swallow…

Swallow it fast I mean your pride, make the first move Make that call, mend that relationship Ignore the bruised ego, time heals Swallow the medicine You will recover much faster Don’t lay on the path of life nursing old wounds There are miles ahead of you Chew! Feel the taste of every spice Maximise…

What are you doing here?

I remember gaining admission to Graduate school and the excitement of leaving the shores of Nigeria and entering an Aeroplane for the first time. I remember the feeling and the admiration from friends and family. It was at the send-forth organised by my immediate elder brother that it dawned on me that I was going for studies,…

No matter how small…

In 2009, I was talking with a friend who was very excited because his Father just got a new job. Out of curiosity I asked for his father’s new salary – funny me “abi” – and he told me. As at then I was relatively new in the Labour Market, and my Salary was higher than his Dad’s…

Turbulence does not crash a plane

She said no matter the situation, no matter how terrible things are, you must train your mind to respond to situations as who you are, not as the situation dictates because “Turbulence do not crash a plane”. 

I cannot sleep…

I knew what he wanted was not just prayers, he wanted someone to talk to, he wanted an assurance. 

Ice cream is not ICE CREAM

My family went to a local restaurant in our neighbourhood for lunch after church today – by now you should know I am a foodie. I get lots of inspiration from food – story for another day.  After the main meal, my daughter asked for ice cream for desert. I took her to the ice-cream…

What is this?

Few minutes later, she came to me and looked into my bowl of fruits and pointed to my reddish pawpaw and said – Can I have more please?