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He made me do it

Ayo, is always daring me to do things. I like seeing the proud look on his face when I successfully complete a daring task.  Last week, he dared me to jump from the first floor of our estate. I had a mattress to land on and everything. It did not end well. I thought IContinue reading “He made me do it”

Judgemental Much?

There isn’t much to like about Seun. He has a face that only a mother could love and a wily character to match.  Yet, he successfully breaks many hearts: luring one young girl after another into his old car. Right now, he is leaning over the said battered box car, chatting up the doe-eyed girlContinue reading “Judgemental Much?”

Dele

I stopped eating the day Dele rejected me. After months of making eyes at him, he had announced in front of all his friends that I was not his type and should leave him alone.  I could still hear their resounding laughs as I fled from their presence, running all the way home. In theContinue reading “Dele”

Why I Changed My name

Oluwabunmi is the name my parents gave me. It’s a Yoruba name that means, God’s gift.  At school, my teachers shortened my name to Bunmi even though I preferred the name Olu. That is when the teasing started.  The kids called me bum licker.  They taunted me as I sat at the lunch table, allContinue reading “Why I Changed My name”

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