Sco pa tu Manaa

In case you’re wondering what that title means, it’s a slang that has gone viral in recent weeks.  According to KnowYourMeme, a meme dictionary site, it is a slang term belonging to Hawaiian culture. It means both “I’ll hit you” and “what experience does this remind you of”.  Following a song release by a Ghanaian…

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ESOSA

What happens when a ship gets disconnected from its anchor? It drifts wherever the wind and tides decide to take it. Life tugged violently at the chains of Esosa’s anchor one cold Wednesday morning after she had gotten up early, to do her chores and get ready, so she could see her sister in the…

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LET’S TALK: JOSH HARRIS

“Testing microphone one, two. This is your Jollof speaking. One, two, testing microphone.” Na so I dey my workplace just dey press computer yesterday as I hear “pim pim” for my phone. I check am, na WhatsApp notifications. One mighty group wey I dey get information say Joshua Harris don renounce eem faith. First thing…

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HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF

I never would have thought that at the age of 19, I would know what it meant to grieve. Grief is such a strong emotion and many times we don’t exactly have the words that entirely encapsulate it. Grief: deep and poignant distress caused by bereavement. Death being inevitable is a hard truth that though…

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Keep Smiling

Have you ever tried to settle a quarrel between two people? When you listen to both sides of the story, you’d realize that perspective is a very big deal among humans. To a large degree, everyone acts based on the perspective they have. You want to change your actions, consider changing your perspective. If we…

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WHY ARE YOU RUNNING?

A viral meme circulated the internet around last year. It was a scene from an old Nollywood movie Pretty Liars. In that scene, Funke Akindele, who plays Cleo, and her friend Alice (Queen Nwokoye) are walking somewhere and a man who Cleo owes some money pulls up. The problem wasn’t that he pulled up, it…

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Sister Mercy: Part 2

To read the first installment of this story, click here. “Um excuse me,” she said, “can I talk to you?” Caleb nodded and faced her, wondering what she had to say. “I’m sorry if this is awkward, you just look very familiar.” He wanted to tell her she also looked familiar, and that she was…

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