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The sweet taste of the forbidden fruit.

Mr. and Mrs Okpara, one of my neighbours have a ‘no-trousers’ policy for their three beautiful daughters. I hear it is a very conscientious matter for their father. I have always admired how they’ve been able to keep at it when I heard that it’s been like that since the girls were born. As in, the girls have never worn …

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The folly of cheap things 2.

Kofo brought out her jotter and was following instructions from her make-up lesson notes. She kept rubbing, and plastering and cleaning and painting. Finally she declared that she was through. “My Anty, you are looking very sweet” She said. Before we could say Jack, she disappeared. Alice looked horrible. The gele was looking like roofing sheet. “Do you want to …

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Awoof! The folly of cheap things.

If there’s one lesson my friend Alice has learnt, it will be that sometimes if you want something good, you have to spend good money. All this awoof(freebies) ehn, no be only belle e dey spoil. Come and read the gist. A friend of ours Itohan was getting married. It was going to be a celebrity wedding judging by all …

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Humor 15.

Hope you’re having a good evening. There’s one anty in my area that we have become somehow close. Her name is iyabo. She’s single and in her early forties. I’ve always felt that she could dress and groom more tastefully so when she told me about one bro Kola who was showing interest in her, I decided that I will …

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Humor 14

Aging with swag. I attended an event recently and took some really nice pictures with family and friends. There was this beautiful one where some of us gather around a matriarch and I wanted to upload it on facebook. But first, out of courtesy I sought the permission of everyone in the picture. All the younger ladies gave their consent …

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Humor 13.

The Folly Of Oversabi (Doing Things Excessively). Some people will just see trouble sleeping and wake it up for a selfie. Cynthia announced at work that she will be getting married. Normal thing. But she said it will be in an unusual way. It will be the talk of the town. First, it will be on a Thursday as per …

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Humor 12.

Dress Gone Wrong. The day I knew my tailor never meant well for me was when I gave her a purple fabric for her to make me a jumpsuit. Instead of the gold sequence I told her to use for the bust, she uses a greenish something I don’t even understand. I didn’t realize how bad it was until I …

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Humor 11.

My grand aunt came to visit me. It’s her first time since my wedding so I show her the wedding album. 1st picture, I’m pouting. Grand Aunt: kilode ti o se se enu bayi? (Why is your mouth this way?). I explain. 2nd picture, I’m dabbing. Grand Aunt: kilode ti o se fi owo boju. Ta lo n sa fun? …

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Humor 10.

Dear Angelina, your mother raised you using wrappers but you have ‘stepped up’ to duvets. You better get up before you die of heat. 2. No matter how glamorous it looks, asoebi is a uniform. 3.  Yoruba people be like: Mama Titi: ki ni ka ha ni Iyawo Titi? (What should we distribute as souvenirs at Titi’s wedding? Mama Bose: …

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Humor 9.

Never make anyone make you feel less of a person. Even in poverty, you’re almost as good as a rich man. 1. A rich man drives a customized security car, you’re the only one that knows how to connect two wires before your car can start. 2. A rich man uses a passworded and voice recognition phone, you’re the only …

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