When a few benevolent women praised my efforts, my hardened face gave way to a brief superficial smile, mostly so I don’t come across as rude. Gradually, it came to an end. I took out my phone from my pocket and placed it on the sink to play some of my favourite music, just to lighten my mood. More dirty plates were brought in. I washed them, moving my body subtly to the rhythm of the song playing.
TV shows live relatively short lives in Nigeria, the reality variety not any exception. They come into our lives with pomp and pageantry, but sneak out. The list of shows that were once part of our lives is long, headlined by Glo Naija Sings and Amstel Malta Box Office. Is MTN Project Fame West Africa about to join these defunct shows in the retirement home of television programming?
We had discussed him before, when we just met, your now estranged business partner and friend of about ten years. Let me confess here that when you told me of your history with him and the intention to be all professional and keep it business like, I saw a problem. For me, it wasn’t about Okafor’s law.
Dear Morenike, Many people get married to the wrong person. They marry the person they do because that is who…
We pamper our men in every way. We sort out their clothes in the morning, all laid out before they wake up. All they have to do is stand up, have their bath and get dressed. Please note that the wife is also a working mother, who needs to get the kids ready before the nanny comes, pack their lunchbox, and get herself ready for work to ensure she clocks in before 8am.
Ashawo (slang, dirty) (noun)
Nigerian pidgin for someone who exchanges sexual services for money (synonyms: sex worker, prostitute, olosho).
You see, the problem is, my husband thinks we are happily married, and if you consider the important things, you may say we are. We have a good marriage, and if I weren’t such an evil person, I would love him right back.
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They sat under a tree. The leaves were falling. In another country they’d call it fall, but it was really just windy. Good windy, not the gusty type that got sand into your eyes; just that cool calm one that washed over a person’s face. The one that brought a strange type of hope with it.
I didn’t care initially, until you loudly ordered for the coldest bottle of Star they had in stock, to the laughter of your friends who had all ordered cocktails. I turned. The lift of your eyebrows at me confirmed you were the beer drinker.