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You’d have to pardon me, I should have sent this in since Saturday. But Theatre Arts and laziness are two dangerous factors that could hinder a good man from achieving his dreams. But Thespis is a liar; I’ll write today. The past week wasn’t so eventful, considering the fact that classes resumed immediately after resumption, and girls in the University of Ibadan didn’t refrain from asking boys like me for money. The most significant of…

Last week, the world woke up to the death of Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Quds Force in Iran. He had died in a U.S airstrike on Iraqi soil. Iran isn’t a calm nation, and this prompted people to go on Twitter and suggest the coming of a third world war. It is unfortunate that most people think this is simply another “muscle-flexing” act of the U.S., but in fact, this is a…

Coming up with a title for this diary was pretty easy. All I had to do was find a group that I completely identified with; one which resonated with my reality. Terming it broke wasn’t in any way unplanned, or an attempt to sound cool — because even all these ballers are calling themselves broke. It was more of representation than anything else. I am a member of the Broke community; at least I can’t…

climax is when she left you in the lurch to romance a simple text: “i’m gone, do not look for me.” tragedy is when you start fading away in the corner of your room like some words in a 70s newspaper. & as you sip her away with hard liquids, smoke & sadcore songs, her memory will sink down more to your heart. your heart: a graveyard for sour spittle of when you kissed; b…

This particular story doesn’t start with this sentence. It doesn’t even start at the point I tell myself I want to write a story. It actually starts on a horrid Saturday afternoon existing in the smoldering embers that is my childhood; in a time where time was simply a clock ticking away in the sitting room which doubled as a bedroom and love was sitting on a carpeted floor with my brothers devouring a large…