As I drifted off to sleep in my brothers apartment that 6:00am of my arrival day, I wondered about our airport. Why didn’t we care more for it? Didn’t we realize most visitors were judging the whole country by that one airport? These were the thoughts that flitted through my head until I drifted off […]
Wednesday Dec 20, 2017 3:30am There was no sense of homecoming when we touched down at Murtala Mohammed Airport, at least not at first. It was just another airport. But as soon as we made our way off the plane and onto the walkway leading into the lounge, I knew I was in Nigeria. Our […]
6am: New York City, December 19th 2017. I had been standing on the boarding line for over forty minutes. The airline had announced a crew delay and was giving no other information. It occurred to me that I should have had breakfast but I had left my friend’s house since 4am and those were not […]
I’ve been suffering from GoT withdrawals so bad that I started watching it from the beginning, in anticipation for Season 6 which kicks off on the 24th. The good thing about rewatching it is that I can see a lot more early clues to the characters due to what I know of the story’s eventual […]
I was supposed to go to Raleigh for thanksgiving. But being that I’ve been in a bit of a slump emotionally (long story), and my break not being really as long as I would’ve liked, I decided to stay put. During my lunch break, I texted my friend King to know if he was still […]
I stood there, in the middle of the empty square in front of Maiduguri’s central mosque. The sun was scorching hot, and my skin felt as if it was being slowly baked under my khakis. I wanted to retreat to the shades under the mosque’s pillar but I chose not to. I welcomed the heat. […]
For your eyes, all my heart has felt and yet will feel I give. For your love, all of me that lives and does not live. I was never one of those in whose heart love lies But all must fall in love who see your eyes.