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Be Part of the #icanbemore Young And Cerebral 2018 Essay Competition and Win Prizes

Young and Cerebral, a brand aimed at empowering, inspiring and giving a voice to the youth is declaring its annual Essay Competition for the year 2018 open. This year’s topics are centred on the core belief of the Young & Cerebral brand; Personal Fulfilment through Self-Actualization. The aim is to connect with and engage youths on issues of self-development, personal transformation & fulfilment, encourage and reward creative writing as well as promote Nigerian ideas and stories through writing. Our goal is to sustain a National Conversation about Creative Writing for Change. With that in mind, the following topics have been chosen Category 1 is open to all ages. The topic is 1. How will your raw idea change the world? The essay should not be more than 500 words. Category 2 is open to people between the ages of 18 and 35 years 2. Write about a popular Nigerian that you…

Roses And Thorns #9

Haliru and Tehilah went out for a business lunch with some movie makers from the U.S, who wanted to adapt her second novel, at an upscale restaurant on Mbadiwe. After the movie people had gone, Tehilah wanted to say goodbye to Haliru, but the latter waved her back down.   “Is something wrong?” Tehilah watched his face, which was cloudy, like he was fighting a battle with himself.    “I am actually fighting a battle inside” he said, as if he had heard Tehilah’s thoughts. “I am wondering if I should say a word or forever hold my peace, now that you are pregnant” Tehilah was taken aback. It was obvious to her that Haliru had seen the news. Would it jeopardize her contract with the publishing company, she wondered. “You know?”   “I wasn’t sure, but it wasn’t something far -fetched, seeing as you are in a committed relationship” Haliru peered into…

Please Read This If Your’e A Fan Of Moskedapages

This is a difficult post to write. Some part of me feels that I shouldn’t bother coming here to explain what I’m about to share, that I can hide it and keep on like nothing is happening. And that would be typical of me. But I think it’s only polite to let you all know about this major change in my life. For everyone who has followed me closely on this blog, you would know how much writing means to me. You also know that I quit my job to concentrate on my work. One of the reasons I quit, apart from this, is to be able to spend quality time with my kids – an act that I don’t regret, having suffered enough in the hands of maids and nannies. Writing, however, is a difficult terrain to journey through in Nigeria. I don’t blame those who look at writers…

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…

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…

Join The Kamdora Tribe Today

Contributors Needed At Kamdora A lifestyle blog with over 2.4 million female visitors monthly is currently searching for freelance literary writers to contribute engaging, interesting and captivating content (stories and series) that women in Nigeria (and diaspora) can relate to and fall in love with. If you think you have the ability to make her audience time travel with your articles, then join their Tribe to get your content out there by sending an email to info@kamdora.com.

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…

Dear Writer: How To Create Unforgettable Characters For Your Story

Dear writer, use this guide to create unforgettable characters for your stories and books. It’s good to write a good story. Better still, an unforgettable one. For every writer, it is impertinent to pen down a story people want to always come back to; to have something in your pages that leaves a mark. It might be the plot of the work itself, or the message contained between the lines, or it might just be the characters. Characterization. That’s my thing. I’m crazy about building real lives for the people that dwell in my head. Reading other writers, I get bored whenever I come across a cliché character. How often do we meet the tall, dark and handsome; the slim and pretty; the suffering single mother or widow; the abusive husband; the slut who sleeps around to make ends meet; the lovey-dovey couple that go in the way of all…

What You Guys Did Is So…

Good morning! Today I’m here to just air my mind and tell you how I feel about all of you, so please read this carefully and with an open mind. Just recently, I was interacting with Audrey Timms and she told me something that deeply touched me. We were discussing about you guys, yes, everyone that comes here and takes time out to read the craziness in our heads that we post on the regular. So she was telling me what you did to her and I was amazed. According to Audrey, a lot of you contacted her and bought her book! In fact, you guys were so amazing that she has extended that same love to me – in cash, of course. You won’t believe how my head was swelling over the words with which she used to describe you. What can I say? I feel happy, I feel…

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