If only 

If only I could sing, My voice will echo through the earth, Trees dancing,mountains skipping, If only If only I could write, My ink will never run dry, Changing lives with every story, If only If only I could act, The screens will reel of my scenes, ‘Oscars’ will litter my shelf, If only If only you would let, That little light shine, Maybe the world will be a better place, If only you’d start NOW.

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One God ?

I get on my knees, And pray to God, He answers, She faces Mecca, And prays to God, He answers. Who is this supreme being, That answers all and sundry, Yet turns the other way, When we kill in his name. Is there one God, Many gods, Or none at all?

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Trust you 

I choose to trust you girl, Even though you’re miles away, And friends whisper and foes say, There’s no way you ain’t cheating, I choose to trust you I choose to trust you mum, Even though you left dad, And people say you’re not a good woman, But you were there for me when others left, I choose to trust you I choose to trust you friend, Even though you’ve decided to leave, ‘Cos you want more and I can only give less, But you gave me hope when I had fears, I choose to trust you I choose to trust you ‘self’, Even though you keep messing life up, And you’re confused more than ever before, But you got here and it’s far from where you used to be, I choose to trust you I choose to trust you Lord, Even though the times are hard, ‘The Promise’ looks […]

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Two strangers 

Like music to a broken heart, Like food to a hungry belly, You came into my life, And smile filled my once straight face, Her name, ‘U&Me’, My name, ‘Love U&Me’, Once wondered how people fall in love, Now I ask how they fall out of it, Some friends say she’s too good for me, She has it all and you have nothing’, I smile and say, ‘Why judge a person by the clothes that they wear?’, Some say she’s too bad for me, Different religion, Different language, I frown and say, ‘Why judge a culture by the things that you hear?’, She makes me want to try out the love thing, She says love is good for me, I make her want to try out the love thing, I say ‘love is good for you’, After all is said and done, We’re just two strangers who want the same thing, […]

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Òrékelęwà (4) – THE FINALE

Mo ti ri ododo kan, (I’ve seen a beautiful flower) Ibadi Aran, adumaradan, (Lovely waist, taintless skin) O mo ara mu, o mo oge shey, (Dresses well, very fashionable) Bo fe wura mo ma fun e, (If you want gold I’ll give you) Fadaka kere ninu ohun ti mo ma bun e,(silver is little amongst what I’ll bestow you) Ife re n kan mi lo mi inu (Your love is at the center of my heart) Orekelewa ni mo ma ba lo. (It’s Orekelewa I’ll go with) I’ve read about it, I’ve listened to people sing songs describing it, I’ve scolded friends about it,jilted one or two hearts that have felt it for me but for the first time in my life I am not ashamed to proclaim it…I am drunk in love and I would sing it to the end of the earth. I smile to myself every time […]

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Òrékelęwà (3)

“When it comes to matters of the heart my greatest fear is not falling in love…they say it’s a beautiful thing…my fear is falling out of love”. The last thing I wanted at this hour of the night was to have someone disturb me with a call,yet my phone had rung twice already. Work had been hectic and what little strength I had left was expended in traffic. I got home too tired to even shower, I just fell on the bed and drifted off to sleep only to get awaken barely 20 minutes later by the buzzing of my phone. The phone rang for the third time. “Who the f#%k is this? Don’t they get the concept of day and night?”, I thought as I frantically tried to pick the phone without opening my eyes. I rarely use swear words but I’m sure you understand my grief. I answered […]

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Òrékelęwà (2)

Still beats me how any guy wouldn’t love football, especially the ever dramatic EPL. What better way to relax after the hustle and bustle of the week than to get down to a weekend of soccer. Bolu, my best friend, once teased that he wouldn’t be surprised if I leave in the middle of my vows to see a Chelsea match. He’s probably right though, but I’m not bothered because I am very sure he would have helped touched up the vows so he’ll tell the wife-to-be whatever is left to be said. *straight face* That exactly is how much I love soccer. Yet on this Saturday afternoon, I’m staring at my plasma screen but not at the players in blue, nor their opponents clad in red. Not at the tackles flying, nor at coaches yelling instructions from the sidelines. My heart is in another land, far from 22 men running after a […]

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More: The story of Tamuna

It was one of those periods in the year when there was not much to do at work. The ‘less busy season’ as they called it, was a time associates and mangers looked forward to. The office was usually empty as over half of the employees would have jetted off to various places on their annual leave, some to new countries, others (especially the associates) sitting at home enjoying time off work and praying the season never ends. However, a small percentage of employees were always left at work to tend to whatever business that came up.

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JESUS PIECE

This thing I have, It’s a knowing,not a bling-bling,   A knowing your son died for me, A knowing your spirit lives in me,   A knowing you know me by name, A knowing I can call you ‘Abba’,   A knowing you’re 1 yet 3, Father,Savior and Friend,   A knowing i’m 3-in-1, Son,King and Priest,   A knowing you’ve loved with an everlasting  love, A knowing I can run to you and you won’t turn me back,   A knowing you have plans for me, Plans bigger than my mind can ever conceive,   A knowing that I’m a god, A knowing I can do all things,   A knowing that when I’m weak, then you’re strong, Your strength is made perfect in my weakness,   A knowing I can face tomorrow, Cos I have a piece of you,   Jesus piece,   Not hung on my neck, but […]

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Òrékelęwà (1)

The argument was intense, it lasted about 90 minutes, time I should have invested in the just concluded Chelsea match. This however was one topic very dear to my heart. Tayo had told me about his friend who cried because his babe threatened to leave him. Half interested, I answered with “how I go dey cry for babe when dem no dey do me”. I did not know I was lighting his fuse. I was surprised by his reaction. His temper flared and he started ranting, calling me names. Calming him down, I explained how I just could not imagine myself sulking over some babe. “I be sure boy nah, all these babes no worth make i pour water from my cup talk less of letting a tear roll down my cheek”. We had gone on and on, my opponent’s strong point being I never give room for love, so […]

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