BETA BETA NAIJA

  Our youths dey play inside water From Monday to Sunday, na beach. Pictures go full social media, Yet we want make country beta. Dem dey shout ‘Thank God na Friday” Like pikins dey scream “Up NEPA” But when elections reach, dem go vex Sey youths sef suppose dey in power. Our youths no dey…

The Dream Job

​ It’s been a month now since Thomas called me to come see him about what he called a golden opportunity. I’m a young man in my late twenties, a university graduate for five years now, though jobless still. I’m only trying to make headways through short term and menial jobs, and you would understand how…

THE Password 

​ I stared at the wall in frustration then looked down at the phone in my hands and all I felt like doing was smashing the phone on that wall. “Why now?” I murmured as I walked the length and breadth of the room, desperately punching my phone’s keypads but they wouldn’t budge. My roommates…

DREAMS OF A BETTER NIGERIA 

​ DREAMS OF A BETTER NIGERIA Our politicians are psychopathic killers They slowly but smartly cut Nigeria open The cut would make any surgeon proud However, They leaving her to bleed to death Tossing and playing with her resources Like Lab scientists with internal organs These psychopaths leave no traces Except united but victims without…

DEAR BUHARI, I AM A NIGERIAN AND THIS IS WHAT I WANT

  The youths have gradually begun to position themselves as major stakeholders in the Political Industry. Gone are the days when youths were apolitical, gone are the days when political consciousness and participation among X & Y Generations was low or inexistent; gone are the days when countries witnesses parochial political culture, now we live…

GET THIS STRAIGHT 

​ We all know without an iota of doubt that the nation is presently in a state of economic recession. Reasons behind this recession remain hidden and unknown to us. Blames have been passed to different leaders in government- past, present and perhaps future. What we don’t know or tend to be ignorant about is…

It’s time to change the naija story 

​    Stories hold energy. They keep us focused on the content and energy of life. Stories can also change things by pointing us in new direction.                         What if the story of the present Nigeria is the wrong story?        …

Where are the youths in Leadership? 

​ With the present situation in which Nigeria as a country is stuck into, it is crystal clear that there is the need for a ruler with a vision and not just vision, but a shared vision. That is, a leadership quality in which the leader combines the vision of his followers together with his…

IN MY HANDS 

​It has been the hardest year of my life. And it has been hard, not just for me, but for my family and the entire community as well. Every night, I lie on my mat, hoping to wake up the next morning from this horrible nightmare. But the next day, reality comes head-on and hits…

A Heart for Nigeria 

​ Can Nigeria ever be better? Can the country I was birthed into many years ago improve from where it is now to a better state? Will there ever be a time when her most promising ones find refuge in her and make her great instead of finding the way out of the hell of…

A BETTER NIGERIA

Since independence in 1960, Hardly have we seen any beauty They say: No, No, Youth my foot Our talents, with hate they shoot!   We are bestowed no favour, Up the hill we moan as we labour, Fold not your arms, she is our fatherland! Our country; not an hinterland   Arise oh ye youth! For…

Fathers in Autocracy #ReWriteNaija

So called father’s Who are only panthers They don’t deserve To be on that verve; Authority Which won’t last for eternity It all counts down To when the town Was theirs To willingly tear There being no need for a seer To tell that the time of compulsion will come for the nation[then their’s] To…