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Jide could see the only woman in the group was no more whimpering, but he didn’t know if she was in the mood to talk about herself. From what little he could see with the aid of the little light, he guessed she still looked...

He was silent for a few moments as he wondered what would be the best way to tell them why they don’t have much time. They noticed his unease. They realized he was struggling within himself to say something they believe is important. “We have just tonight,”...

The room was dimly lit with a lantern which was placed at one far off corner of the room just behind the door. The lantern was burning very low. It created more hulking shadows than light. “We have to tie his hands,” one of them. “His legs...

Caught within that void between sleep and being awake, Jide felt like his head was being hit again and again with a hammer. He felt himself in a dark void which bounced from time to time like he was inside an object which was moving...

The bus made two stops along the way for the passengers to get refreshments and stretch their legs. The first was around 12.00 p.m. They made the second stop at around 4.00 p.m. At both stops they spent about thirty minutes each. When it was 5.30...

He spent less than two minutes waiting at the gate, before he found a commercial motorcycle which took him to the junction of the middle-class estate where he lived. From there he grabbed a government run commercial bus which he got less than a minute...

Jide woke up before his alarm had the chance to ring. Times like this when he’s worried, his alarm didn’t stand a chance. Nonetheless, he always leaves it set to wake him up. It had become a routine. The alarm application in his phone had...

The media crew thanked him and parked up their camera and other equipment. He let the fake smile fade from his face. When the media crew left, the bottles multiplied and the drugs appeared. Cocaine was passed around. It’s been a while since he used,...

He was one of those music artistes who started from the church. He was part of the choir and a very dedicated chorister. He had gotten drawn to the life of worldly music as those in the church referred to it. To him, church music...

He was once a serious musician who played instruments and made great music for mature minds. He had since left all of those behind. Leaving all of those behind had also left him feeling empty. He had tried to fill up that void up with...