Irony of life

“Hi!” Ikenna exclaimed in an adorable tone amidst an overwhelming crowd. “Hello!” Nkiru responded reluctantly. Ikenna quickly walked closer to her. “I must confess,” he said, smiling. “You are truly a pretty damsel.” “Thank you.” Nkiru appreciated. “Are you from this town?” He asked, looking into her sexy eyes. “Yes.” Both of them were in a dancing mood. It was during a traditional marriage ceremony between Chukwuma and Adaora. The former happened to be Ikenna’s cousin as well as childhood friend whilst the latter was Nkiru’s cousin sister. Chukwuma and…

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Venom of ego (II)

Two days later, the two ladies – Nkiru and Lola – met at one of the relaxation joints in the city of Zaria, Kaduna State. It was a moment each of them longed for, to assert the least. The time was three O’ clock in the afternoon on a Saturday. Since they left their secondary school in Lagos and consequently secured admission in different universities, they had individually been looking eagerly forward to seeing each other once again, not until forty-eight hours back when fate decided to reunite them at…

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Venom of ego

‘Ever-Ready’ was undoubtedly a booming supermarket in the city of Zaria, one of the happening towns in Kaduna State, North-West, Nigeria, owned and managed by a private entrepreneur. It was so renowned that no blind man that resided in the said territory was yet to feel its existence. People near and beyond were consistently trouping into the outlet on a daily basis that there was no day passed, the teeming sellers wouldn’t realize several millions of naira. The experience continued unabated that it became the envy of every other trading…

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Black Thursday

The ancient narrow pathway had become so bad that they could not find their way to their destination as the three moved in a grey Honda Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) being piloted by Dayo who was very mindful of the steering. It was on a Thursday. The 35-year-old Misters Dayo, Emeka and Okon were old time friends who got reunited just a few days ago at Nsukka in Enugu State having lost contacts about eight years back or thereabouts after their graduation from one of the reputable higher citadels of…

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Golden chance (II)

“You have not still answered my question.” Jessy hesitantly uttered as she fixed her gaze on Dan’s. Dan was rather speechless, seemed lifeless as he sat directly opposite her not unlike a job seeker. At this juncture, they were still the only guests at the bar, Dragon- Top. It was moment of confession; it was the ripe time for him to disclose his prime intention; the period to state clearly in strong terms the reason he left his initial position for hers. And, she conspicuously could not wait to grab…

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Golden chance

Could it be that she didn’t notice him, or was it pretence? He had sat patiently all alone in the virtually empty bar on a Saturday awaiting her arrival, only for her to eventually walked in and never even bothered to take a glance at his presence let alone tendering a casual salutation as courtesy demanded. Dan who resided in the city of Asaba, Delta State, was a secret admirer. He had observed her with keen interest for three weeks now, although the lady in question was yet to take…

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Testimony time

I was barely 8, and was gradually nearing my early grave. What other notion could a kid in class four nurture than to insinuate that nature was against his existence? Though highly cerebral, I was so tender to lead a cause toward emancipating my person from the untold bondage. I became a shadow of myself and the talk of the day within my nuclear cum extended family, and of course the vicinity therein. My darling mum, being a qualified nurse, was very helpful to the situation at hand. In fact,…

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