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It’s Another Saturday…#28

Read Previous Episodes Of It’s Another Saturday I’m So Not Sorry I don’t let them drive with me. They are tailing my car and I’m wishing to God that I can just lead them off a cliff or lure them to some place where someone will have them abducted or something worse. I do not want them near the Onuoras. I honk my horn at the huge gate before me as I bring the car to a stop. A smaller, pedestrian gate opens and a uniformed guard walks out to meet me. I let down my window. “Aunty, good evening,” he greets. “Good evening, Solo. How you dey?” “Fine, ma. Erm…una no fit enter. No space to park inside.” “Oh. Okay.” “Maybe you fit give me your key make I park the car for you.” “That would be great.” I turn off the engine and step down. I walk to…

It’s Another Saturday…#27

What’s Love Got To Do With It Last night, I was down in the pits. There was a trigger, a text from Harry that I ignored, and before I could stop myself, I lurched into this senseless state of melancholy that I couldn’t get out of. I went to bed and found myself feeling like the walls were closing in on me. Tola and Mary had long gone to sleep and when I checked the time, it was 1am. I sat by my window for a while. The bed seemed to be laid with pins and needles. It took me exactly twenty-seven minutes to decide that I needed to sleep in Jide’s bed to feel better. I got the car key, slipped out of the house and drove all the way to Jide’s. I had not expected to find him at home. When I entered his room, he was in…

It’s Another Saturday…#26

Good evening, my people! I promised to give you info about Boys With Toys. It’s not so good news. So here it goes… The book is not ready for publishing. I know I promised but I have done everything to keep the promise and yet that little part of me that says not yet has been saying not yet quite a lot. It’s finished but I just feel something is missing. It’s there, edited by my good friend, Uche but I can’t exactly say what’s missing. And I’m not about to put out something that I’m not 100% comfortable with. Usually with such stories, I leave it to rest for a while and review it with fresh eyes later, so hopefully I’ll find that missing thing. Again, I apologize for raising your hopes. I am as disappointed as you, having planned for something and it doesn’t come out the way…

It’s Another Saturday…#25

Good morning! For those of you who haven’t read the Fish Brain series, it is out for download on Okadabooks. Follow the Facebook link below to download them (Like my page in the process :)). The first book is free while the other two cost just N375 each. Really cheap for the length and the experience. 😉 Please leave a review and tell your friends and family. FACEBOOK LINK  As for Boys With Toys, I’ll give you some info on Saturday. This episode is dedicated to people like me who suffer from depression. Nobody really wants to talk about it but a lot of people go through it. You will find your healing and all the love you need. If you want to talk to someone, you know how to reach me. Hang in there! Healing “So I have a toaster,” Peace whispers into my ear. My eyes pop out.…

It’s Another Saturday…#24

Honey’s Secret So the other day Oba asks me how I cope with two wives and I give him a pretty straight answer. I tell him what he wants to hear – that I’m having a ball, basically. Double the pleasure, double the fun. It’s not beans to wear two wedding rings. I think I deserve some respect. You’re never going to hear me complain about my marital status. I love both women and they love me back. Case closed. We have bumps like every normal family. Jide tells me I’m living in a fool’s paradise. He calls my situation, in quotes, “a fucking freak show.” I take no offence. He’s my brother and he means no harm. Besides, he’s been cynical since Honey dumped him. I honestly like her as a person but the moment their breakup clocks two months, I’m hooking him up with one of my friends. I…

It’s Another Saturday…#23

It Must Have Been Love Shit has hit the fan at last. We have been called to a family meeting by my parents on this humid Monday morning to settle issues between Emeka and Tola. As told to me by my mom, Tola had threatened to kill Emeka with a knife last night, literally holding his penis hostage for nine hours until the sun came up and Kalu drove over to rescue him. They say she is still in bad shape but Nne has been able to calm her down. Now, she wants to have a word with everyone. I really don’t know why I have to be there. I wish they would just cut me off from anything that has Emeka’s name on it. I have my own issues to deal with, the biggest being how I am going to convince the woman I love that I am not…

It’s Another Saturday…#22

Eid Mubarak, guys! This one is for the holidays just because I love you. Another comes on Saturday. Have an awesome night, fam! Baby Daddy  “Love without complications? Honey, that’s like asking for a rose without thorns.” I look at the bunch of roses in mommy’s hands. She is wearing gardening gloves but she remains careful not to touch the thorny stems of the flowers. “Tola, please pass me that vase I gave you.” A sulky Tola picks a green vase at her feet that contains clean water and hands it to me and I pass it over to mommy who smiles into my eyes. I love her garden. The flowers, the way they are meticulously arranged, their different fragrances all coming to one intoxicating fragrance make me want to forget that I’m having a not-so-good day. Jide and I had this nasty fight this morning and I miss him…

It’s Another Saturday…#21

Hi guys! I apologize for not posting Family Secrets. You know how busy I can get. I’ll make it up to you guys. It’s a Very Complicated Something One of the simple pleasures of my life is watching Honey’s morning beauty routine. She doesn’t do much makeup but her skincare regimen is a different matter entirely. She has this array of herbal creams and lotions which she obsessively applies every morning. I think that is why she has a perfectly-even skin tone. My job is to just lie back in bed and watch her exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize; and then I pull her back into my arms just to feel her skin and er…do other things. This morning, she has that look on her face that tells me to basically keep my hands to myself. She hasn’t got time for any extracurricular activity. Peace had sent text messages to all the…

8 Things I don’t Know About It’s Another Saturday

I might be the writer of It’s Another Saturday but it’s becoming clear to me that there are things I don’t know about the series. Dele’s Wife’s Real Name Seriously, I don’t know her name. She met Honey in uni and they have been friends since then but unfortunately, all I can tell you about her is that she is Dele’s wife. 2. The Town They Live In One might argue that the story takes place in Lagos, being that Genesis from Novocaine Knights who lives in Lagos, made a cameo appearance. However, nothing else has been mentioned about the name of the city. So, go ahead, call it Abuja, Kano, Ado-Ekiti; I don’t mind. 3. If Jideofor’s Bridemaker Phenomenon is Psychological, Spiritual or Just Plain Coincidence Tarela feels she did something diabolical to him that plunged him into reckless trysts with several women but what if it’s just simple psychology,…

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