He’s not good enough for my daughter

FUNKE EGBEMODE     At a stage in life, parents, especially mothers, tend to start fretting about the unmarried status of their daughters. It is at that time that they start taking interests in every man that does as much as say hello to their daughters. They ask after her male colleagues and other not-so-silly questions. They start introducing their friends’ sons and nephews and cousins and generally trying to match-make, albeit in a subtle manner. Unfortunately some parents, many mothers have lost the confidence of their daughters by interferring…

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She’s a pro, not a dove

Men are not so smart even if they insist they are the best thing to happen to the human race since bread and butter. Let’s take another look at bachelors who think that having obvious risky fun is hip. Eligible bachelors, they are supposed to be, but they work their randy ways through the ‘rank and file’ of the womenfolk like a hot knife through butter. Some of them have been through so many skirts that they have lost count. Yet they are not tired or ready to retire. These…

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Manless and happy

Let’s be clear about something upfront: this is not about me campaigning against men. They have their irreplaceable uses. But there are times they can’t find you or you can’t find them. So, this piece is about those dry seasons when you are manless. This is me telling you girls that your life does not have to come to an end just because you are single because being alone does not necessarily mean you have to be lonely. You can be single and happy. You just need to look on…

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Dad in mummy’s shoes

The alarm goes off at exactly 5.00am. He turns on his side and taps his wife. ‘Honey, go and get the kids ready.’ ‘Aren’t we forgetting something here? Today is the day you are wife for one day. So, off you go.’ Madam rolls over to get one more hour of sleep. Mr hops out of bed. First challenge? It takes forever to persuade children to get out of bed especially if the next bus stop is the bath. Today is particularly not good. Daddy does not know how to…

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Rich girl, poor boy

Do you know there are still men around who feel threatened by a girl’s family names and or wealth? In this day and age? It’s strange, so archaic, don’t you think? It could have been honourable if it is fed by a genuine need to be independent and not be called a fortune hunter or gigolo. I mean, if a guy truly loves a girl and would have loved her if she were a house maid, but in a case where it is the perks of her family’s wealth that…

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Dead-end Affairs

Not all relationships would lead to the altar; some women admit that harsh fact while many really think they have the magic wand to make even obviously bad affairs lead to marriage. Of course, either party could go into the relationship for fun but even when both the man and woman go into the relationship with their eyes on the altar, things still fall apart. Not all affairs can end happily ever after. However, more and more women are pushing their luck nursing bad relationships, patching up bad affairs and…

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Me, wife of a drug dealer?

There is a race going on at breakneck speed for the big bucks. Every man wants to be a millionaire even before he’s out of his diapers. Check out secondary school boys and pranks they are all into and you will be sorry for this generation. Looks like we are doomed. Sixteen-year-olds want to be big time businessmen. Listen to 20-year-olds talk and their favourite currency is either the pound sterling or dollars. Never Naira. Young men are trying their hands on all sorts of business, legal or illegal as…

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