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I came online to express my grief, to cry for the demise of such a rare man. But the online space was fiery. Nigerians were talking about bad roads, poor supply of electricity and insecurity. Someone even mentioned the poor state of state-owned hospitals before the COVID-19 pandemic. I was devasted. Something again went off in my chest — I seriously need to get that checked. How can we talk about bad roads in the face of grief?

JolaadeLove me & mind not the colour of my skin,My age, class & naïvete. Love me wholeheartedly for who I am For the sooth is my love for you is true. Love me as I love you infinitely & with redemancy – with the all of you. Love me with the vibrancy of your natural way For your pulchritude alone aglows my world. Love me without condition & seek not excuse To escape from this…

i to be depressed is a sin in this nation where it’s name equals depression. the white’s man disease it is! & my heart weeps out: ii. i pledge to depression my county to be drained, famished & broken to serve with all my sweat & sanity… iii. mama found me this time withering away in the corner of my room like a flower deprived of water. she sprinkled some smile on my sad face.…

COVID-19 is real; that I’m certain of. I’ve heard so many conspiracy theories I’m convinced these movies have done so much damage. I’ve heard the 5G tale, the World War 3 “without a single gunshot” tale (my favorite), the Chinese takeover tale, the chemical weapon tale and a few more. I must admit that these tales come with a fancy ring; imagine telling my grand-kids I lived through the years China killed the entire world…