Creative Writings Non-Fiction 

Nonfiction: Empty Barrels Get Filled Too

“I wish you could see what I can see in you and love it all the way I do. – Self-esteem” -Natasha Dubalia   As humans, we have the tendency to impress, prove wrong and in the process prove our worth. We crave to be wanted, admired and accepted. God forbid it goes the other way. A lot of times, we are so eager to please, prove to the world that they are wrong. We are not what they say we are; we are not empty barrels. Forgetting the fact…

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Creative Writings Non-Fiction 

Adetutu’s Corner: The Bulb in my Head

THE BULB IN MY HEAD   I like to imagine that my head has a light bulb that comes on whenever I get an idea and shines extra bright depending on how great the idea is. Well, don’t blame me – I watched a lot of cartoons while I was growing up which made me think so. To be honest, I am not so pumped about writing this anymore, because I think I am losing the fire, but I shall continue. Growing up, you want to be a lot of…

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Creative Writings Motivational Non-Fiction 

FORECLOSURE: Never You Say You Understand When You Have Not Been There

  WHEN LOSS HAPPENS; Have you ever felt like your heart is being ripped from your chest? You want to cry but the tears are too heavy to fall. Then you wonder if it’s all some kind of test or its just you or the pain is also felt by the rest. Even then, how could anyone understand how you feel? its surreal nature makes you wish to wake up to the reality your heart wants to believe but your head is telling you something totally different. Every second feels…

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Non-Fiction Opinions 

On Biafra: The Freedom You Wanted Was Now Your New Found Prison

Before you talk about fighting and shedding innocent blood, have you thought about how many families are hurting with this Biafra issue? One morning, you happened to wake up earlier than usual because of the gunshot all through the night. Mama was suppose to come wake you this morning, but she didn’t. You thought, perhaps she slept late. You left your room and went to mama’s room, but she was no where to be found. You listened but couldn’t hear your crazy dads radio that always wake you up in…

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Non-Fiction Opinions Politics 

Public Institutions in Nigeria: An Analogy of Sanyeri

I had walked into a very good pharmacy. They had drugs that were very good and even when you get there, you wouldn’t have a cause to doubt their abilities at providing qualitative service at all. That brings me to reminisce of August. I had a cough that was straining my voice. It wasn’t giving me the peace my throat deserved so for that reason I decided to get a drug owing to persuasion. As I opened it, at the pack’s lid, I saw: “Pray for Nigeria” and was wondering…

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Non-Fiction Opinions 

YOUR ACTIONS LEFT THEM BROKEN AND THEY FEEL THEY ARE BEYOND REPAIR

  B R O K E N… Raped, abused, bullied, humiliated, downgraded, ridiculed, divorced, broken without repair… The virginity she used to guard with her life was brutally taken away by a man who she has no power to fight. She wrestled with the little strength left in her but all was futile. She was rendered useless and blamed for being too “loose” by the society she looked up to for support. “Nkan to wa, lo ri” they said, in a mockery tone. She became hopeless and resulted into thinking…

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Contributions Motivational Non-Fiction Opinions 

I RUN MOST TIMES FROM THINGS I DON’T WANT HOLDING ON TO ME ANYMORE

  Almost everyone is a runner. Whether it is towards something or away from something, almost everyone runs. Those who don’t run are either walkers or flyers, either way, they are movers. The sad thing is, people often run away from things they shouldn’t and run towards things waiting to destroy them. Sometimes, just because we breathe in and out, things chase us. A lot of people have missed their ways because they don’t know why they are running in the first place. They see someone running in one direction…

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Contributions Essays Non-Fiction Opinions 

SIMI WRITES: MARRIAGE – A DO OR DIE AFFAIR?

  I can remember vividly after serving my father’s land, after much well wishes and congratulations… Talks like “what next”, “when are you getting married now”, “when are we coming to eat rice”, asoebi things became the order of the day. I am not debunking the fact that marriage is enjoyable but who says it should be a do or die thing. I want us to erase the notion that marriage is an achievement, it’s a choice. Stop acting as if your life depends on it. Little wonder people are…

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Contributions Non-Fiction Opinions 

ADETUTU’S CORNER: FROM A MAD MAN’S PERSPECTIVE

    Typical humans! Anyone who doesn’t behave the conventional way is regarded as this You see us smile as you drive by and shake your head in pity You are the one who should be pitied You can not see the lizards crawling over your bodies You are dressed in well-cut suits, alluring dresses and lovely shoes yet flies hover round you Like refuse dumped by the roadside   We talk about people dancing and we join in Singing as well, yet you cross over to the other side…

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Contributions Non-Fiction Opinions 

ADETUTU’S CORNER: TO BE HONEST

  I fear for myself in this lost age where truths are constantly held hostage, locked away in boxes and on days when part of them break out, they are hacked to death by elders’ cautionary axes. I feel for girls like me who fear to tell most people that they are not just interested in finding men and settling down without them thinking that it’s the feminist palava, but they honestly just don’t want any man’s wahala.     A time might come that parents would think they are…

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