I could be so naïve many times, I realize as I have gotten older. I make very childlike suppositions. I assumed for a long time that women were in bad relationships because they didn’t realize it or because they didn’t see it or they were not aware there could be a better way. To this end I am always proffering often-unsolicited advice. Just the other day I was at it again ‘Madam Adviser’ when I realized my aburo I was talking to was filing her nails. At some stage when I had told her another unforgivable thing I heard...Read More
Author: yemisi wada
We were at a get together in a house in Abuja my friend and I, several years ago. She brought out some pills and as she was about to take them one of the guys asked her what they were for. She told him ‘Webititis’ he asked what her symptoms were and she told him some rubbish. The next thing I heard was ‘can I have some? I get symptoms similar to those too’ He says! What? I butted in? I had never heard such nonsense. We had such a laugh when she handed him some, (they were indeed...Read More
I don’t know Tiwa Savage personally and I would not really say I was a fan of hers for that matter. I get easily star struck much to the embarrassment of my children who have come to accept it can’t be helped. I first saw Tiwa a few years ago as I was leaving an office at the Secretariat in Alausa, she walked in, I guess she’ll say unassuming with a few people with her. No smiles and no frills. To my surprise the staff at the office didn’t look impressed either and then the Secretary even asked her...Read More
So Valentine’s day has just come and gone and Lagos as usual has been buzzing with the dizzying euphoria of activities and sales for this one day. It amazes me the amount of successful marketing done for this one day considering our attitude to love, commitment and fidelity generally. This one day we sheath swords and spears and celebrate Valentine’s day. Restaurants are all booked with couples busy on their phones and not talking, the traffic on the Island is crazy, florists and confectionery stores are sold out what with having many deliveries often for one same client. A...Read More
Would I Marry me? As I heard my friend Derin spit out venom as her daughter told her her boyfriend of 2 years, had come back that he could not marry her because his mother says there are signs of mental health issues in her family, I sat and I wondered. I felt for Derin because she was not disputing the claim as I thought she would be, nor did her concern seem to be whether the boy ever loved her daughter at all to be swayed at the first sign of defect observed, nor did I sense a fear of how many more boyfriends this issue will chase away and I think most important of all her heartbroken daughter. It was HER ego that was at stake. How dare that ‘wannabe’, whom they only stooped down to receive into their home because their daughter was getting on in age, reject them?!!! Could I imagine the insult she fumed…. It got me thinking, would she rather he married her beautiful daughter and then deal with her according after? as the ‘small’ issue of the mental health issues would still be there. Or marry her and then if the issue, which is hereditary, rears its head later then it will then be their headache? No longer hers? In the old days, before a couple could marry each other after the...Read More
Book of the Month
This is my book of the month. This book has now been adapted into a movie, which I can’t wait to watch to see if it matches the wonder the book is.
This is a story basically of a girl who you find out things in her life just took a wrong turn and just because of the desperation to have a child.