WOMAN, THOU ART HATED.

I’m glad it was a woman who witnessed the broad daylight sexual molestation of a group of secondary girls numbering about 60 at Falomo Ikoyi, Lagos State. I struggle to find the right words to express my emotions in situations like this that have become all too common. In fact this latest incident isn’t even a common sight but an introduction of a frightening dimension. Secondary school boys who systematically planned to attack, molest and rape girls on their last day of school as a way to ‘celebrate’. The secondary school girls were their next door neighbours; only a wall separated them. They had pairs of scissors that they used to cut the skirts of the girls. The girls that had their skirts cut had worn double spandex which alluded to the...

GUIDE TO A THREESOME

I honestly didn’t appreciate the value of friendship till I got older. Sort of a slow learner in that respect. You would need to build a friendship over the course of time, let it mellow like fine wine and bubble like the finest champagne. All that sounds rosy but it takes hard work also. Friendship can be complex in such a simple way. The attraction, learning about each other, respecting boundaries, the fights, make-ups, the highs, lows, the misunderstandings, external interference etc. along the line in life there are friends you drop, and you don’t quite pickup new ones as you grow older. I have three sets of trio relationships. To make it in this life you must know what you need and what you can offer in each friendship you forge. I...

A PRAYER FOR THE MISSING CHIBOK GIRLS

OH LORD, YOU ARE ALL-KNOWING, ALL SEEING, SOVEREIGN AND UNMATCHABLE. YOU CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH. THERE IS NO CORNER YOU DO NOT KNOW. YOU SEE THESE GIRLS. YOU KNOW WHERE THEY ARE HELD CAPTIVE. THERE IS NOTHING THAT WE MERE MORTAL PROPOSE THAT YOU CANNOT CHANGE. YOU DISCERN THE HEARTS OF MEN AND THE HEART OF THE KING IS IN YOUR HANDS. LOOK DOWN WITH MERCY ON THESE GIRLS AND THEIR LOVED ONES AND TURN THE HEARTS OF THEIR CAPTORS TO RELEASE THESE GIRLS. IS ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR YOU? HOW LONG WILL WE CRY OUT TO YOU? THEY ARE YOUR CREATIONS. YOU SAID YOU WILL HONOUR YOUR WORD ABOVE YOUR NAME. YOUR WORD HAS SAID YOU WILL HARKEN TO THE VOICE OF THE DEFENSELESS. SHOW YOURSELF MIGHTY. YOU SAID WE SHOULD ASK, SEEK, KNOCK AND THE DOOR WILL BE OPENED. OPEN THE...

HAIR

I have done almost everything possible to my hair and I’m not 40 yet! For as long as I can remember, I have had my hair done until last year August when I said, ‘that’s it’! I just got tired and I wasn’t even paying enough attention to the hair (according to the hairdressers). The amount of time and energy and money we invest in ‘our hair’ is mind boggling. Someone did an analysis on what the cost of a bundle of Brazilian Hair could otherwise accomplish! Anyway, my bitch is not about the older women who have men that pick up their hair tab, or those who pick up the tab themselves but our little budding girls. Why in the name of hair must little girls be tortured in the name of having their hair done?? Which hair?? Of all the senseless things we do,...

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