God has a purpose for everyone who belongs to him, a purpose for everyday of our lives, be it long or short days. Each day we are given is for giving, serving and for living fully. It is God who gives us strength. This is just as true in old age as it is in … Continue reading HELP, I’M GETTING OLDER! By: Oluwasegun Oluwalana.
Since I have survived my first week in Zuru successfully I think it’s high time I told you about my experience. A mixture of sweet, ugly and manageable, it was. I left Ibadan to Government Science College, Zuru with a lifted spirit and open mind as I embarked on my 13 hour journey through mud … Continue reading DIARY OF A KEBBI CORPER EPISODE 4. By: StacySpeaks.
I learnt to crawl, walk and talk I recognized my mother and father then learnt to call them mum and dad I was told my name and learnt to spell it. Oh how I learnt the hard way that ladies are to be seen and not heard. They told me to compose myself and behave … Continue reading I LEARNT. By: StacySpeaks.
When I never knew fear, When my eyes were far from tears, For all around me was love and care, Shown to me by family and friends. When 5 naira could buy me much food, When 1 naira could do a beggar much good, For I was raised in a hood, Where everyone was treated … Continue reading THE GOOD OLD DAYS. By: Kmajiks.
Every passing night seemed short and I felt deprived of enough rest as the soldier blew the beagle loudly and every Corper in all corners of the camp began to bleed out of their hostels. After the praise, worship and prayer session everyday, a representative of each platoon came forth to read the day's meditation … Continue reading DIARY OF A KEBBI CORPER EPISODE 3. By: StacySpeaks.
The hostel didn’t look so bad after all but having stepped into my room which almost looked like a hall I stood to count how many bunks were there just to have an idea of how many people I’ll be stuck with for the three weeks ahead. 22 bunks meant 44 people ought to … Continue reading DIARY OF A KEBBI CORPER Episode 2. By: StacySpeaks.
Mama, how hard was it for you To walk through hell with a smiling face Why didn't you run? Why didn't you run? Your scars and screams were our dinner Night after night his fist met your face Is daddy a monster? Why does he always hit you? Mama, I'm scared of marriage I'm scared … Continue reading WHERE ANGELS MEET STONES. By: Ordeezy.
I needed a change of environment, something new; but didn’t envisage that the organisers of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) were secretly listening to me. I registered for the programme through their portal; I was super excited and counted myself among the lucky Nigerians who would be called for service just two months after … Continue reading DIARY OF A KEBBI CORPER. By: StacySpeaks.
There is a saying “two wrongs don’t make a right” I thought….. “this is deep!” But again, cultural wrongs are wrongs also So to do right am doing this. Respect has been confused for foolishness And foolishness for respect; It seems cool to be fools to respect people. The mouth is padlocked with silence When … Continue reading #SpokenWords: AGED ‘THE WRONG IN OUR Culture’. By: Shallyola.
A day in the life of me; I say to myself, "you have to make it in life, wake up, wear your make up and break free" Forgetting to ask how many times I've woken up to break free but I'm still captured. A day in the life of me; I thought their life was … Continue reading A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ME. By: StacySpeaks.