Monday, October 31, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
For over 20 years, I had dreamt of travelling out of the country.
Since I was 5, I have had that dream... wondering when I would get on an aeroplane and fly to 'the overseas'.
Back then, I did not believe travelling was for only the rich. After all, mother had told me being wealthy had nothing to do with money. She would say, "your father is a doctor, I am an educationist, you are the richest kid in this close".
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Growing up in the urban 80s - 90s Nigeria was a tad bit scary. Things may have looked 'fine' on the surface..but scratch a little deeper, and you saw the palpable fear; that you could be summoned on 'oga's orders'. And that was your end.
Very few things cushioned this fear. The Cosby show (along with 'the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' and 'the village Masquerade) was one of those things. We loved the representation that a black family had their act together, in a white world.
(Just in case we end up on one of those time-machines to the past that Hollywood (especially Michael J. Fox) warns us about. A little precaution never harmed anyone… )
Dear Adolescent/Younger me,
|Photo Credits: Yours truly|
Since you’re reading this, congratulations!
You survived the haze and confusion of this phase of your life.
From the weird changes in your body, to the increasing side glances from childhood ‘buddies’ of the opposing gender.