Posted in Poetry, Truth Series

Black Tuesday

Photo Credit: Pexel

When you see shooting and blood baths in movies, you’re a little shaken. But then you remember they’re just acting a script.

When you see shooting and bloodbaths in reality, you can’t even fathom it. How? How do people take the lives of others who posed no threats?

Oh! Such stark evil in their eyes and their hearts…

No wonder blood speaks the loudest. It screams of what’s been done in the darkest.

Words betray me tonight. All I can do is groan for the red stained soil, and for the souls whose blood cry out tonight.

20th October was the day the sun was darkened in Nigeria. 🇳🇬

-m.e.2020

Posted in Travel Diaries

Why I Love Solo-Cations

Sometime last year, I went on a tour of some natural attractions in Southwestern Nigeria. These were states I hadn’t been to before and I didn’t know anyone there. Yet, I was drawn to the sounds of waterfalls and of heights yet unseen. So I did the most insane thing to do— pick up a backpack with little cash and take the trip!

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Posted in Travel Diaries

Travel Diaries: EKITI

Sequel to OSUN, I remember how my tummy growled like a hungry lion when we were told that the restaurant and bar were closed. It seemed like they weren’t expecting any visitors. The rooms were left unattended to. Although the receptionist tried to explain that a government party had just used the resort for a retreat. We were at Ikogosi resort, and I was disappointed. Continue reading “Travel Diaries: EKITI”

Posted in Inspiration

Change Your Perspective

Someone once said “geography is destiny”. And I think that to be true to some extent (not ignoring other factors that come to play in shaping destinies). Where we’re from, our parents etc. all help in pointing us to what we’d become. I’m proud to be a Nigerian. Even though currently, the national image keeps plummeting faster than I can blink. Nigerians are now identified for more negative things in the international system. People constantly want to migrate to seek greener pastures because the system is pretty much broken. Here’s what I think, it all comes down to our perspectives. How do we see things? Continue reading “Change Your Perspective”

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Last Rays of Summer

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to go on a road trip with my friends. It was gonna be a lot like road trips with my family—except that the home-cooked meals would be replaced by Pringles. Finally, in July I was able to get some of my friends onboard with our mini-vacation plans to explore some deeper parts of Lagos (which I coulda sworn was a totally different state). Here’s how the journey went: Continue reading “Last Rays of Summer”

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Travel Diaries

Growing up, one of my fond memories was traveling across the country with my dad on official duties. He usually teased and called me his ‘briefcase’ which he carried around. From then on, the love for traveling was seeded in me. I wanted to see the world differently, learn new things, watch changes in weather, eat new things and much more. Traveling became a part of me that I would stifle in years to come. Continue reading “Travel Diaries”