Hi guys, it’s been a minute. 2020 brought in a busy timetable for me but I am not complaining. With a Web series (Witches) to complete-a dream come into reality and then a brand-new season of ‘Lasgidi Cops SCU’ to develop has been hard work whilst looking for the Naira and travelling for School breaks. But we move as they say and I am very saddened that it is the halt due to this pandemic called COVID- 19 that has enabled me time to do this post now Soo I got my first letter from a man!! !Normally they...Read More
My beautiful Aunty Ranti and I were catching up over some red wine at a party the other day and a very married uncle we had seen leaving the party earlier with his wife, reentered and now sat down next to a young lady at a table opposite ours. The lady started gyrating to the music in a fashion Uncle’s wife could never dream of trying. Without saying a word, Aunty Ranti and I exchanged a look and shook our heads. Later that week, one of the popular blogs had a story on the same girl about her glitzy...Read More
Maintain your lane- Golden Rule of a successful Marriage An older woman told me a story once, which at the time I felt was totally unsolicited and unnecessary but that’s story for another day. The story goes thus. In the olden days a young woman married the love of her life and was very content. Her husband was a hard worker and supported her as best as he could. She was a stay at home mum. All was well until her friend who we’ll call ‘Tojubo’ started to visit. Tojubo would tell her how lovely Mr Tojubo was and...Read More
Fela and his Kalakuta ‘queens’ I was so excited when I heard about the show Fela and his Kalakuta queens. It was the first time the story was going to be about the queens and not Fela the legend. It came out at the same time I lost my dear dad and but for the fact that the show was so popular hence extended I would not have been able to see it. I actually did not ever meet Fela nor hear him perform live; I never went to the Shrine but I love his music and the fact...Read More
Writer’s bloc is a reality especially when you’re constantly writing on particular issues. In this case I try to write to mostly women about relationships using experiences I have gathered over the years personally and from others. However it could get monotonous if there’s no dialogue. I asked in an instagram post for ideas on what to write about next and one of the ladies wrote ‘A lot of girls are scared of marriage or the idea of going into one because of the high increase in domestic violence. Could you kindly write something encouraging to assure them all...Read More
Ogechi was one of the first people to make an impression on me my first weeks at University. She wasn’t necessarily very pretty but she was so cool, very stylish, so confident and so chic, you could describe her as beautiful. I watched how she did everything with awe. Coming from such a sheltered place, seeing another young lady who was so independent and confident was a thrill. She didn’t just walk. She swayed. It was almost as though she had a soulful tune in her head and she swayed to that tune as she walked. Her short dresses...Read More
NO MORE SHADES by Yemisi Wada When the slap landed on her face, even before Abiola could process the pain or feel that her jaw was shaking, the first thing she did as usual was to look around as usual to see who saw what happened. To see him beat her up again. The only person she saw was Tosin her and his little princess. ‘Oh, she thought, that’s okay, its only our daughter. Little did she know that years and years after she had died, that was the same thought floating through Tosin’s mind as she was...Read More
As the Christmas approaches I’m very excited. I start to make plans. I can’t wait for the children to start coming home. ‘Which of my children finish early?’ I wonder. I excitedly call my ‘guys’ at the Airport. Putting them on notice that my treasures are coming home. I’m not scarce at the Airport, as the Yorubas would say. Changing dates and just hanging around Airline staff like they could bring my children quicker than planned. I smile to myself at the thought of how grown they must be and how my mother would be so excited to see...Read More
What age am I? This thought came to me recently very strongly. It all started when I saw my 13-year-old son off at the Airport in London and the Nigerian guys behind me were whispering. They were gossiping about me though it was flattering I suppose. They said they couldn’t believe I was the mother of a son that grown. It gave me immense pleasure to explain that this grown boy is infact my 4th child and I have a 26 year old who is married hence soon going to be a grand mother by the Grace of God....Read More
‘On Becoming…’ –A personal review by ‘Yemisi Wada I was away when someone asked if I had seen the ‘On Becoming…’ video on You Tube. I immediately looked for it and I must say when I watched it I didn’t understand what was coming. I thought perhaps there was going to be a reality show on Toke’s life and adventure moving on. I however didn’t have to wait long as about two days after I got a message from Toke and an invitation to the Book Launch. I had to leave the launch early and didn’t get a...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.