I went running with Aunt K. Calling it running is even a crime. She walked while I attempted to get some workout keeping pace with her. It was slow, annoying and basically a waste of time. The only good thing that came out of it is the realization that whoever came up with that saying […]

Growing up, I revered Nigeria‚Äôs founding fathers. I still do. From early social studies lessons, I was taught how our founding fathers fought for independence from colonial masters. I was taught about Nnamdi Azikiwe, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Sir Ahmadu Bello, Obafemi Awolowo and their contributions to the development of Nigeria. In later years, I […]

Celebration of life My grandmother was born at a time when no one kept calendars or knew dates so it is hard to fix an age to her, but my father who is not her first or her second child is 64years old so it is safe to say she was well into her 80s. […]

I have always been that annoying person who dishes out advice on weight. I never wonder if people want to hear it: I just always felt the need to ‘help’. Well lately, I have put on a bit of weight. In the past three months, I have been expanding from a size 6 to a […]

Writing has always been a release for people…it frees you from the mundane around you and you can travel where ever the imagination takes you. That is what helps readers enjoy a book…the fact that the writer was in the moment at every point. In my terrible teens, I was anti-social and could mostly be […]

BACKGROUND SITUATION In March 2010 an unprecedented epidemic of lead poisoning was discovered in Zamfara State, northern Nigeria – the largest outbreak in history. Around 400 children died as a result of lead absorption from unsafe mining processes around the gold rich region of Zamfara. While medical care has been provided to over 2,500 children, […]

Am I talking to myself? I keep wondering, is anyone listening? Are these signs obvious only to me? Oh dear, is anyone listening at all? I will not be the carrier of bad news, Or the fake painter of good news. I will simply tell the tales as I see them-as the gods allow me […]