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OF AWO BOYS AND AMPHITHEATRE SHOWS

The university I attended was a quite groovy one. There were constant events taking place in our amphitheatre. Both A’list and upcoming artistes frequent the school. Most times the events are paid for. There is also the notorious boys of Awo Hall. They were popular for their “creative energy and throwing of verbal jabs”. We call it “Aro” (an exciting […]

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WHEN YOU WASTE YOUR OPPORTUNITIES

Danielle asked for pap in the night. The mum made some pap for her. After about an hour, the mum decided to take the leftover. Suddenly my daughter begins to ask for her pap. Mum was used to seeing her ask for things that she would later waste so mummy ends up eating it so it does not waste. When […]

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“WHEN THE PRESSURE RISES AND YOU WANT TO QUIT”

We have just spent about two minutes at home when Irewamiri burst out: “I don’t think I can go on with this task. It is so demanding especially when you have to work with difficult people. Darling, I am sorry. I may just have to quit”. I sat down on the same spot and kept looking at my wife. I […]

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“I DON’T THINK MARRIAGE IS FOR ME”

Few months into our marriage, I returned from the office and I met a moody Irewamiri. I was bothered and I began to probe. She would rather be left alone. I was patient enough to keep asking in love. She kept telling me off. I knelt by her side on the bed and she even slept off. Ah! I dozed […]

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OF MARRIAGES AND HOUSE CHORES (2)

In a bid to get me to support her on house chores because of all my complaints, Irewamiri said to me one day in anger, “Am I your Fatima?” She was asking figuratively whether she was my housemaid. I knew what she wanted. I knew what she meant. However, she did not get me to do house chores by squeezing […]

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OF MARRIAGE AND HOUSE CHORES (Part 1)

In the early days of our marriage, I would complain that I did not like the sight of used plates in the kitchen. Leaving plates overnight was a capital offence in my parents’ house. It does not occur all the time but once was enough to get me upset. Irewamiri also had a point- she is tired after cooking especially […]

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WHEN YOU GET USED TO WHAT IS BROKEN

For a long time, the lever of the water closet in our restroom was broken. Whenever we wanted to flush, we would lift the lid and pull the spring inside. Months later, I got a plumber to fix it for us. But this is what happened- I would still go into the restroom and lift up the lid to pull […]

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WHEN IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE WHAT YOU WANT

One of the young men I pastor has a great story: In the process of his integration into the church, he wanted to be a part of the Music Team. Eventually, he was posted to the Media Unit. It was not what he wanted but he took it in good strides. He deployed the initial skills that he had and […]

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THAT GIRL WON’T STOP CALLING

As a young man, I went to preach in a church. I noticed that the eyes of a young lady in the choir seemed to square with mine at all times my eyes went in that direction. I was not comfortable. One way or the other, some of the folks in the church got to ask for my contact (these […]

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YOU DON’T NEED TO LIKE YOUR PASTOR

I was in a conference for ministers of the Gospel. One of the panellists was asked a question of how he had been able to sustain a life of discipline in Ministry. His answer has not left me. He said, “I have a Pastor”. You will not understand the weight of what was said until you think about the fact […]

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