No second chance - Part 3
(Continued from last week Saturday) For five months, Lanre became withdrawn and morose, never talking to anybody, always angry and moody. He was actually going out of his mind, really going bananas. He wanted to kill himself. Lanre’s problem worsened when he heard, through the grapevine, that Foluke got married to a rich man. He…
Five things stopping your progress
Have you ever made a New Year resolution and then nothing happened? That was because you didn’t follow through; you didn’t perform the necessary daily rituals. Rituals are simple performances you do everyday that build up and gradually condition your body and mind to make things happen. Rituals define you. Activities that result in successful…
If a man was truly in love with a woman, that man should be Lanre. His heart was full of love for Foluke, and he showed it in every way, not minding what anybody would say behind him. Some people said spiteful things against Lanre. Some called him a womaniser, others called him a ‘woman…
Don’t just read it, practise it
Be doers of the word, not merely hearers,” (James 1:22). We rather cogitate on what we don’t know than act on what we know and need to do. For example, a company knows it needs to improve the quality of its products, so the executives discuss the problem. They listen to presentations, read all kinds…
The heart of a bitch
What would make a young beautiful girl tell blatant lies to her parents? What manner of girl could take deadly risks that portend nothing but doom and calamity? Such was the life of Derby, who was in her late teens. Derby had everything going for her the way she wanted. At a very young age,…
Dinner with the devil - Part 2
They set forth on the journey to Ikorodu on the outskirts of Lagos to meet this great medicine man. On getting there, the elderly herbalist gave Ajadi the potent juju ring and told him how to use it.
Dinner with the devil
Ajadi regretted ever marrying this woman, who beats him at the slightest provocation. He wasn’t so tall and strong like his wife; he was skinny. At times he would wonder if it was a woman he got married to and shakes his head regretfully for his wrong choice.
Drinking one’s own poison
Everybody knew Mama Aro to be wicked in the neighbourhood. She was a landlady living with her tenants in the heart of Surulere, Lagos. There was hardly any tenant that could spend two years in her house.
Tales of the mad doctor - Part 2
“I will tell the Police to arrest you for failing to pay your debts, is that understood? When you get to the Police station, you’ll explain such utter gibberish to the Police. Get out of my sight please,” he retorted.