Thursday, May 25, 2017
Bunmi walked through the airport terminal pushing a trolley filled with luggage. Her eyes scanned the crowd. She had lost her again. First, it was at the airport on their way to Nigeria and now, it was here, at...
Tinuke was on her way to the tap when she heard Chekwube’s call for help. “What is wrong?” The twelve-year-old asked. “Please, can you help me? I can’t find my wrapper.” Chekwube called out. “Who’s in there?” “It’s me...Chekwube.” “Oh okay...I will go and...
Chekwube didn’t know whether to be flattered by Gbenga’s sudden attention or whether to feel indifferent. The truth was, she couldn’t feel indifferent. He was a very handsome young boy and he was exceptionally neat too. Chekwube loved neatness,...
It was two weeks since Chekwube had resumed school and so far, she was the best in her class. It wasn’t something she’d concluded on her own but she’d heard it from her class teacher’s mouth especially as she...
Chekwube was taking out the garbage bin when it fell from her hand to the ground. She sighed as she removed her rubber slipper and began to push the waste back in. As she pushed the waste into the bin, she...
Ola heard the rap at her door and stood up from the bed to open it, she was bored of sitting at home all day and doing nothing. She opened the door and was shocked to see who her visitor was. “Good morning.”...
Chekwube ran to the gate of the school in frenzy, she was so afraid to be late but alas, as soon as she got to the gate, she saw other latecomers kneeling in the dust. She wanted to cry. “Kneel down!” A...
It was the first day of school and Chekwube didn’t want to be late, she had woken up at six am and had made sure to brush her hair which was cropped low. By the time it was six-thirty, she had...
It was all his mother’s fault, Gbenga thought as he stared at his phone. If she hadn’t given his father sole custody of her son, things might have been different. He thought. If she never left his dad, things would have...
After Chekwube had been returned home safe, Mickey sat on the stool in the small bedroom her brothers shared and tore pieces of fried chicken and placed them in her mouth, chewing nosily. Tiwatope sat on the bed beside Babatee. “Na wah for...

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