My name Bi Bra Mate, Respect My Office

Mate no be easy job at all my paddy. You dey shout make passengers come tap your troski inside, you dey fight station masters den help your master dodge koti. You dey add plus minus, den times plus divide money all the time wey you san dey watch passengers we dey giddown, or enter di bus,…

Dear Daddy, your girlfriend is pregnant. 

Dear Daddy, Your girlfriend is pregnant. But you already know this. I have seen how easily you snap at everyone who questions you about your sudden pensiveness. This information is more for myself than for you. I couldn’t bring myself to telling you- no, asking you if she really is your girlfriend, so I thought…

Shoddy no wan marry

Shoddy gree say make we marry She talk say make we go see ein poppee i gree ein poppee say make me den my family come collect list. we gree. Dem say this be traditional marriage bet the list say make we bring cloth from Holland make we add whiskey from Scotland Ei the gods…

My First Time Zip Lining!

I was quite comfortable balancing on the ropes, and making my way across hanging ladders to the point where we had to let go. I really felt like the real G lol especially when I could tell some of my companions were scared stiff but it took the special grace of God to jump…

Happy Mother’s Day

To the mothers with no mothers to tell them how it’s done or what to do To the mothers who themselves need their mothers because they are too young to know what to do To those who just discovered they’re about to be mothers. To those whose decision to be mothers meant severing relationships or…

The People Called Family

“Owuo ayε ma di ooo owuo wa yε ma di. Ah we di mi ewu” screamed a woman, she was addressing death as though it was human. She said he had taken something precious from her. Her voice was hoarse perhaps from shouting too much. Aya got out of her bed and crept towards the window. She could see them, they were clad in the traditional black and red mourning attires. Many of them were women who wore black scarfs on their heads, wrappers

Death by Fright

“Form one fuɔ! Gymi nii bεn na ayε saa gyimi diε wei?” Asabea bellowed.

“Asabea, you will speak English and remember your manners in this house, understood?” Gianni, the House Compound prefect scolded calmly.

“Sorry Sister.” Martinette replied and shouted again “Sisters in the Upstairs Dormitories, whose stupid daughter, brought to this school by the stupid computer system of the GES, thought it wise to turn the staircase….

1,280. 

The radio in the Trotro was loud. Very loud. The passengers complained but the driver, probably deafened by constant exposure to such unpleasant loudness or at least pretending to be, ignored their complaints. Perhaps he had cause to, the man who was talking on the radio program sounded very angry over the recent increase in…

‘C’ for Complications 

Hi There, In an attempt to write more, I am going to use all the letters of the alphabets as writing prompts for flash fiction pieces. I will write at least 250 words based on the first word I think of per alphabet. I hope you enjoy them. Cheers. ***** “Congratulations Perfect, you’re the ideal…

Sister Sister:

I am trading my Arden- Clarke for their Nutsukpui, I am wearing Ewe Kente for the traditional marriage, I am even agreeing to only three bridesmaids instead of six, and a simple trumpet gown instead of my intended dreamy princess ball gown. As if all these aren’t enough, they want me to do six months of counseling, when we have already done three months at my church! Why, do they want us to get PhDs in marriage counseling before we marry? I can’t deal with their pettiness!