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And So We Won The NWA Fiction Writer Of The Year Award!!!

Fam… I don’t have many words to express my joy. But let me just put this here first. Yes! We did it! We won! You guys put my name on that list, got me nominated and voted me to the top. I don’t know how to thank you. I just don’t know the right words to say. I love you all and God bless you mightily. May all your wishes come true, may God expand your territory and make the lines fall for you in pleasant places. XOXOXOXOXO Thank you again and have a wonderful night.

IANS Valentine Special

Happy Valentine’s Day…in advance! I’m sure you’ve been wondering where all the writers on this blog have gone to. Hmmm… Tomi and I have been busy on personal projects and haven’t had time with The Darker Berry. Olajumoke is busy as well. She sends her regrets. Fatimah will be back next week. Ibukunwrites has issues with her laptop. Once it’s fixed, she will return. Seye will be back soon too. Hard times have hit all of us. We can no longer sit comfortably and write as we used to and money will come. We have to take on extra jobs to get the income flowing. Hence, it’s not as easy and fun as it used to be. Please, bear with us. But in the spirit of the love season, I am giving you guys a double dose of It’s Another Saturday on Monday and Tuesday. Don’t miss it! One of…

Help A Friend This Christmas

In 1998, I almost killed myself. I was just fifteen and already, depression had taken over my life. I can’t even remember how I got there. But I remembered that evening. I got home from school, found a bunch of pills where my mom kept some, and just swallowed them all. There were up to twenty or more pills, so it took batches. When I was done, I went to sleep, hoping to be dead soon. But I woke up hours later, alive and still breathing. I have suffered from depression all my life. When I was pregnant with my son, it was the most difficult part of my adult existence. Apart from being physically ill throughout the pregnancy, my mind was also in a dark place. If it wasn’t for the baby I was carrying, I didn’t know what I would have done to myself. I would tell myself…

IANS, New Series and Goodbye 2016

The year has come to an end and I’m glad to be here, still writing. It has been an eventful year for me. A tough one for all of us, I guess. Nigeria has never been this depressing but somehow we made it. My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones this year. Be consoled. May peace find rest in your hearts. So, I just want to thank all of you for riding with me this year. Every single person. For coming here, reading, commenting, sharing, buying my books, checking up on me, praying for me, telling people about my work… I owe you so much. And you know my thanks will not be complete without our famous kiss I will be putting up a couple of IANS episodes to mark off the end of the year here. When the new year commences, we will resume. Other…

New Series, Old Series….

Hi Fam, Good morning. I’m sure some of you are upset with me for not posting IANS during the weekend. I am sorry. It wasn’t intentional. In fact, my erratic nature on this blog has not been out of laziness or lack of desire. Firstly, I have not had a nanny for my kids in a while. The bulk of the housework falls on me. This was partly why I quit my old job because it required me going to the office regularly. I am very picky with who cares for my kids. The last one came with a lot of drama, including jamming Kayla’s finger on the door. It was a mistake, though, but when it comes with other mistakes like leaving the little girl on her potty for nine hours or taking Zane out of the bathroom with soap still on his body, or forgetting to brush their teeth,…

Why I Haven’t Put Up Anything New

First, I want to say that work has never been excuse for me not to write. However, this is all about work. For some of you who don’t know, I quit my job at 360nobs. There was no fight or anything. I just felt it was time to move on. And so, I moved on to another job. With this one, I have to build an entire team of writers, build a concept for a site and a host of other stuff that has been taking my time. When I have free time, I find it really lazy to work on my writing. Usually, this is not the case but for some reason, I’ve not been so in the mood to write. My inspiration hat is currently in use at work. This, folks, is why you haven’t seen anything new. As usual, I have written but I have not worked on…

The Fourth Finger: About Christie’s Incest

Today, there’ll be  no fresh episode of The Fourth Finger. Sorry 😥 I’m also not going to be on radio. I canceled for personal reasons. It’s also why I’m not posting anything here today. I hope to be back next week, as God desires. However, I want to talk about the last episode and the relationship that existed between Christie and her brother, Solomon. I got two messages from two separate readers. One, good and the other that made no sense to me. The other that made no sense to me was basically angry (and I don’t know why) that I brought up the topic of incest and ‘blamed’ it on Christianity. Then he went ahead to remind me that I was a child of God and I should not be writing such things that don’t edify the body of Christ. And in the end, he adds, ‘cool down with…

Reminder: Okadabooks Meet Up

Hi guys, Lazy afternoon for me. Hope y’all doing okay? This is a subtle reminder of the Okadabooks Author Meet Up. Please do come, it will make happy. I have hugs and kisses for everyone. Plus I want to take pics with you guys. If you’re shy, put a paperbag over your head. I won’t ask you to take it off. I promise. Check poster below for details. P.S: For those of you following Immortals’ Code, I apologize for the absence. I have still not gotten back all my files from my old laptop. Sadly, I lost some. But good thing is that I have the originals of the Immortals’ Code. The only problem is rewriting. *weeps* Give me time, biko Now, I want to correct a rumor about Jide of It’s Another Saturday making an appearance in Fourth Finger. Sorry to burst that excitement bubble; he isn’t. But even better,…

Come Hang Out At The Okadabooks Meet Up

Hi guys, So this is what I was talking about… If you’re in Lagos and you want to meet with me in person, please turn up on the 20th. I’m a really reserved person; Okadabooks had to tug me out to do this but I’m glad to do it. I’d be happy if you showed up as well. Also, if you’re an aspiring blogger and you need tips on blogging, please come. A good number of you contact me and ask me questions and I hardly have the time to reply, so this would be a good time to meet up and talk. And none of you Mainlanders should give me that ‘why didn’t you bring it to the mainland?’ thing. Are we not all in the same Lagos? It’s just a ‘short’ ride away if you cannot trek How do they say this in Nigeria? God bless you as…

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