What Living in the Hospital Has Taught Me About Life

I am writing this from a tiny cubicle in the ward of a hospital. From here, I can hear the shrills of a woman in a labor, the weary face of a nurse who is overworked and underpaid, I see relatives sleeping with their loved ones muttering prayers of healing under their breath, staring at…

Our Parents Are Using Us To Fight Their Battles

Our parents get into battles they cannot finish and then enlist us to complete it for them. So at 50,  it is no longer about being married to the best man, driving the classiest cars and living in the choicest areas. It is now, “My daughter is doing better than yours, I told you.” “My…

Limbo

Dear Diary: January 31st, 2018. Room Alone, Kano State, Nigeria. There is a name for a feeling that isn’t sadness or joy or indifference. You are just placid, you are unmoved about things that matter, your passion is depleted, your energy level is beyond red, and I am tired is now an anthem. Your zeal…

On Turning 24 and Evolving

My full name is ADERINSOLA and it means Royalty merges with Wealth. Funny how I used to loathe this name back then but now I would roll my eyes to the end of world when someone mispronounces it. This paragraph reads like a funny way to introduce my first writing in a while yea? I…