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Daughter of No One

What do I have to do?

To get you to notice me too.

I got this Malaysian hair new.

Eyelashes and this flashy shoe.

Hoping it will make you to.

Turn me into your beau.



My name ends not.

With a hyphen but a dot.

I have an appendage glut.

No prefix to be sought.

All doors to me have been shut.

Cos I am Ms So and So not.



Just give me a chance.

To prove to you I have fans.

In the ball room I can dance.

My character I’ll enhance.

I will not bow to happenstance.

I’ll let nothing be an encumberance.



See, I can laugh like the elite.

With their intelligence I can compete.

Like the buorgeoisie I greet.

Mixed accents, a dash of conceit.

Come with me take a seat.

Table the caviar and sushi, let’s eat



What do I have to do?

To get you to notice me too.

I have to be a Buhari.

To get to marry an Indimi

I have to be a Dangote.

To attract a prince, make him stay.



I am the Daughter of No One

So destined

I am 

To perish as Mrs No One.

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Posted by on January 1, 2017 in Poetry

 

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#GrillandReadLagos2: Fun All the Way

#GrillandReadLagos2: Fun All the Way

Sunday, December 18 2016 will go down #GrillandRead history as the best event ever and the template by which other #Grillandread events will be measured. From the guests to the audience to the ambience to the palmwine, all things came together to produce a great show.

@tonypox was in his element as usual. I think he should be an auction master. The book auctions are fast becoming one of the most exciting features of #GrillandRead and this time, we had books from @Quramo_Limited, @Rovingheights and the anthology “Route234” for auctioning. We also had artwork supplied by @ToniKuyinu. All proceeds went to @TCL_lnitiative.

We can rightly say we delivered on our promise to make people see reading events as fun and have fun during a reading event. Spoken word by @Olulu4ever and @Rezthapoet was top notch. Authors, @moskedapages and @PeluAwofeso impressed the audience while talking about their books. The talk by @nkwocha_chris was quite enjoyable and in all you could see that everyone had a part of the event that impressed them and most, had two or three 😜.
 Of course, the book and food stands were again the points of convergence for a lot of our guests. Many, as usual, wanted the palmwine but we also had iced tea, water melon drink and water for the guests.

We must take out time to thank the people at @ethnicheritage. They were superb hosts and they have excellent customer service. I will not hesitate to recommend them to anyone wanting to host a book event on the island.
A low point for the event would be the timing. People did not arrive on time and this has been noted as we travel from city to city. Come 2017, we shall work around this so that people who arrive on time will not be forced to wait for those who are late. 

 

We ended 2016 with a bang thanks to all our friends, fans and supporters. It has been an exciting four months of learning and growing since the debut of #GrillandRead in August 2016. We look forward to greater collaborations in 2017 as we open new chapters in the book of Grill and Read.

We will use this opportunity to thank the publishers who worked with us this time. We thank @quramo_Limited and @rovingheights. Our guests, @nkwocha_chris, @tonikuyinu, @peluawofeso, @moskedapages, @olulu4ever and @rezthapoet. We thank members of the G&RVolunteers and the #GrillandReadingSupportGroup and all others who helped to promote and support #GrillandRead in cash and in kind. God bless you all.

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2016 in General

 

And So #GrillandRead Abuja Held…

 

All we feel is gratitude.

First to Hedge and Pembrook for sponsoring the entire show. #GrillandRead Abuja would never have happened without your funding it. Thank you for keying into our dream and believing.

To all the blogs that carried our Press Release without demanding a kobo from us. Thank you for your love @NewsWireNGR, @BTBreakingTimes, @LeadersNG, @BagusMutendi @SparkleWriters, @PeluAwofeso, @waka_about, @MobilityArena and all others.

To the publishers who partnered with us @KurdanP @Parresiabooks. Thank you.

Reports reaching us shows that the about sixty persons that attended the event had lots of fun. We sure are looking forward to see you all again in 2017! We hope each of you makes a #GrillandRead convert before we return. Just spread the gospel that #GrillansRead is set to encourage people to read for pleasure without pressure. Deal?

A Brief Report of the Day’s Event

It seemed the 2pm start time was too early for the laid back people of Buj(😒). So we busied ourselves with the grill and drinks until we were able to get a good number to start off. At about 4pm @Ruddapoet opened the show with a resounding performance that sent the audience clapping quite loudly. Our Compere, Ilemona @i_am_Anomeli was a toast and I heard someone say this lawyer had chosen the wrong profession.

Another major highlight of the show was @TJBensonNG’s presentation. A good number in the audience physically stood and followed as he talked about his artistic photography.

And then there was the wonderful performance put up by @richardalijos with a reading from his work “City of Memories”.

People could not stop talking about the food and drinks. There was lots of grilled chicken, chips, turkey, palmwine, orange juice, watermelon juice and other drinks available. No one could complain about this department.

Then there was the auction with books kindly donated by the bookshops/publishers working with us. Tabitha Heritage was handed the takings from the auction as part of #GrillandRead’s way of giving back to the community.

The day was wrapped up by another scintillating performance by @ruddapoet. He showed us why he had won the Abuja Literary Society Poetry Grand Slam!

The DJ/Sound guys on the other hand ‘showed themselves’- as we would say in Nigerian pidgin. The DJ was terribly late and when he arrived, his equipment refused to work 😦

To all who turned up for the party, to all who had advice to offer to improve the show. To all who supported by way of retweets and shares…you all are the reason we are.

 

Up next, #GrillandReadLagos2. This time we are hosting the event at Ethnic Heritage Centre, 35A Raymond Njoku Close, Ikoyi. We hope to see you all who enjoyed the first edition there and then more. If you would like to volunteer to work with our publicity team for the Lagos event please send either me or @joyceodukoya a Direct Message (DM). Our DMs are open. I am @Anabagail on Twitter.

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2016 in General

 

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Conspiracy of Ravens Review. Verdict: Silver Plated Gold.

I just realised that my last post here was a review. I’m not sure I want to do this very often but when I’m asked by a fellow author to give an honest opinion about their book, I feel a sense of responsibility to do so. So here is a brief assessment of the last Nigerian Author I read.

Book Title:

Conspiracy Of Ravens

How I got to know about the book:

Friends who had read it talked about it on Twitter and then I was privileged to meet the author at the #GrillandRead Book Party Port Harcourt and got gifted a signed copy of the book.

Name of Author:

Othuke Omniabohs

Book genre:
Thriller

Book Summary:

It is a conflation of stories that is built around a ‘conspiracy theory’ that Boko haram and the Niger Delta militancy is somehow related. It is about a man who seems to be seeking revenge for the wrongs his country meted out on him. The story is set off by an assassination and then the daredevil kidnapping of expatriates in a Shell Oil rig.

Why I like about the book:

I loved the pace of the book towards the end. I loved the way the writer eventually wove the stories together and seamlessly married  Boko Haram, Niger Delta Militancy and the Fulani herdsmen Crisis. I also loved the way the writer explored the issues affecting the Niger Delta through his characters.  The presentation of the story itself is suspense fllled and quite believable. I found myself drawing parallels with real people. The politics of kidnapping in the Niger Delta is also explored. At the end one is left with the belief that things are often never as they appear to be at first. Most importantly, I also liked the way this could easily become a whodunnit movie. I was impressed by the work.

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I felt the resolution was a little Nollywoodish. I expected something stronger. I also thought the book dragged with unnecessary details at the beginning, I skimmed through certain paragraphs full of descriptions. Also most of the characters sounded alike and so had a hard time differentiating them. Also I didnt like the idea of an Amercan rescuing the kidnapped. Felt so let-me-just-roll-my-eye-at-this-ish. Cant we save ourselves? I must say I almost stopped reading the book at points but I’m glad I read it to the end!

Rating *****Platinum ****Gold ***Silver **Bronze *Brass.

Silver plated Gold.

             

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2016 in General

 

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#TLGotS Review – Verdict: Refreshingly Different. 


​Imagine if you were present watching the events that lead up to the ouster of Satan from heaven as recorded in the book of Revelation. And then,  imagine that the Devil and his legions make a comeback to reclaim heaven because of human error, not just any humans,  but the only four humans spiritually equipped to stop Lucifer – the Guardians of the Seal.  Hard to imagine? Worry not,  Tunde Leye has done all the imagining and put it down in his book, Guardians of the Seal. 

This  185 page book tells a story that many Bible readers have had a hard time following . Yet,  the book is not a Bible story. In fact, only avid Bible readers will recognize how deeply certain parts of the Bible were explored. The writer takes many liberties with timing and order of these biblical events which,  of course,  is what qualifies his book a work of fiction. Beware, a fanatical mind might declare it heretical. 

The story starts out with a description of Lucifer’s Neatherworld. Not anything you may not have imagined if thinking about Devils and demons is your thing. It may seem surprising  that even in the midst of the chaos in this world, order is maintained in the hierarchy of demons. One is reminded of what it is like working in some industries, a dog eat dog situation.  

The reader is quickly eased into the connection between events in Lucifer’s world and the world of humankind through the eyes of a woman. You may begin to get a feel of the “feminst” leanings of the writer as one of the major characters in his book, Tara,  finds a way of having a child without the aid of a man. This episode appears to be a spin off to the biblical record of the conception of Jesus presented as a scientific breakthrough. (Is God a feminist?)  This is just one of the many times that Tunde Leye gets the reader wondering if science and spirituality are as estranged as many want us to believe. 

The child grows and becomes a subject of controversy like the biblical seed of the woman. But again, the child is female. And at this point, those who started off thinking this was just a bible story begin to wonder when Jesus will make an appearance or if Tunde Leye is in some way insinuating that there is a woman  in all of us,  even in Jesus. Heresy? Or Feminism being put in perspective? I will let you be the judge. 

Guardians of the Seal is divided into ten chapters of two parts. Five light chapters and five dark chapters. This division,  which a few might miss, is further emphasized by a change in typography at the beginning of chapter 6. Perhaps, Leye uses this to symbolize the coexistence of good and evil in equal measure and the need for balance in making decisions as one can easily tilt either way. 

For a thinking mind,  #TLGotS offers a lot of fodder. Leye explores themes such as love,  heroism, lust, drug abuse, sexuality, spousal abuse and truth among others. He does this without moralizing. A part of the book that stood out for me is his exploration of how the abuse of drugs affects the human mind putting it in close proximity to the world of demons. Leye relates the experience of one of his characters,  Tony, after he had smoked the “illuminator”, “By the time they got to the podium in front and the DJ turned down the music, Tony was seeing different creatures flying over the warehouse.  One seemed to look straight at him like it really saw him.  For a moment,  a chill ran through him as their eyes met.  But he reminded himself it was just the high and he laughed at himself for being scared.” 
From the outset of the story,  the reader believes that good will triumph over evil, yet, as they read it becomes difficult to put the book down because somewhere in their minds,  they are unsure how the writer will spin the story. One of the reasons for this is that God is relegated to the position of an onlooker in this novel. So many times the reader expects an introduction of deux ex machina to the plot but God keeps allowing humankind use their freewill to make decisions. This in spite of the fact that this ecclesiastical story lends itself to divine intervention. The writer deserves kudos for his self control in allowing the plot unravel without such interruptions. 

At certain parts of the book, the reader finds himself flipping pages, often skimmng to keep up with the story but at the same time being conscious not to lose the plot. Whereas at other parts the pace is leisurely and the reader may be tempted to skip pages to get the story going but for the fear of losing the plot. 

I would  not say that Guardians of the Seal is the best Nigerian book  I have read this year but I can say that it would easily rank among the top 5 were I to make such a list. It certainly will not be described as forgettable. 

#TLGotS will make a refreshing and easy read for a lover of fantasy and has a couple of plot twists that could make one’s heart race a little faster as one reads.  

I am biased towards this story. To understand why read the acknowledgement page of  this book. Nevertheless,  I  score Tunde Leye a 3.8 for his great effort in this work. Wondering why it is not a 4 then read the book and prove me wrong. 

Guardians of the Seal is refreshingly different in a world where African writers are generally known for writing about pain and war. #TLGotS will be a great addition to any booklovers  library. 

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2016 in General

 

All is Well… A look back at #GrillandRead Book Party 

I woke in the morning of August 27th 2016 thinking to myself, “Finally, this day has come”.  I had mixed feelings.  I was apprehensive because the #GrillandRead team were trying something that had never really been done before. The idea behind #GrillandRead was to sell reading to people in a way that didn’t make anyone feel that they had to be “intellectual” in order to be readers,  it was aimed at attracting none readers and assimilating them into the reading commumity. With all due respect to the reading community, book events have somehow become associated with drab “jorks” who must sit,  talk and react in a particular way to books. 

The focus of #GrillandRead is reading for pleasure.  When I read for pleasure I sit with a snack and a drink,  lie on the sofa and put my leg up.  This is atmosphere we sought to create at the event. Our biggest fear was whether “book people” of our generation were ready for this kind of event. Were they ready to let their hair down and go from “drab”  to “fab” ?  Were they ready to loosen up and let in converts who were simply leisure readers? Annnnnnnnd what if it started raining (This one I could not shake off 😢) 

These thoughts preoccupied my mind as the kids and I prepared for the event.  We were to be picked up by 10am so that we could get to the venue well ahead of time. I had even planned to sneak out to attend another book event organised by Winepress Publishers and stay for a few minutes before returning to #GrillandRead. And then everything started going wrong… 

First my ride was cancelled. 

I remember sitting on the floor and trying my best not to burst into tears. After plenty of back and forth,  I opted for a taxi.  (Please someone remind me to overcome my fear of driving) We got one easily enough and set out from the traffic ridden Alagbado area of not so Lagos, only to,  after crossing Iyana-Ipaja, realise that I had left the tickets at home. The taxi made a turn and took us back home. 

And then my ride was back on. 

But then it was already 2pm and I was still at Alagbado and it was threatening to rain. Somehow we managed to arrive CCHUB,  the venue for #GrillandRead at 3.05pm.

But there was no grill. (😖) 

I found that the team coming with the grilled food and drinks were having their share of car troubles.  The plan had been that guests would be greeted by the smell of grilled food as they arrived and they could start informal conversations over the grilled food and chilled drinks even before the programme starts. This surely was not going to be the case. So we had to find a way of improvising. 

But where were our guests? (😱) 

I tried not to go into panic mode. There were just about 5 people already at the event at this time. We sold our first ticket about 10 minutes after I arrived and I thought to myself, “oh well, at least we tried”. But then we sold another and another and another…

And so we started late. 

Partly because of all of the above and partly because our guests were mostly Nigerians. And I forgot to change into the dress @skinart made for me or to wear any makeup (If I don’t look good in any of the photos,  this is my story and I’m sticking to it 😒) 

And so the party started. 

@Rezthapoet’s performance set the stage for what some have described as an “amazing”, “lit” and insert some other rave review here.  I checked in on Twitter at about 10pm heart pounding only to discover #GrillandRead was trending and not for any bad reason. (🙌) 

Everyone we invited came. 

It was amazing to have award winning Nollywood Director Dipo Abdul and writer and critic Oris Aigbokhevbolo discuss Book to TV, Getting it Right. It was a highly entertaining conversation which involved the audience in ways I did not even imagine. We had the right  mix of book and movie people in the crowd. 

@tundeleye and @SeunOdukoya later took the floor to talk about African writing and how much the system needs to begin to respect writers within the continent who have no “international exposure” (People like me 😏 By the way,  have you read #SectorIV?)   This session ended with a conversation on if Africa was a book… I’m hoping to see this hashtag on Twitter soon. 

In between,  we snuggled in quizzes to win freebies including #TLGotS and #SectorIV and an auction of two sets of books to raise some money for @TCLinitiative,  a charity that wants to establish more libraries for the next generation. 

How can I forget @Chika_Jones’ performance that sent chills down everyone’s spine. 

And the  @Rezthapoet again did a final performance. 

Then the grill came. 

Everyone was happy to get something grilled finally! @Simplyroli did an amazing job on the grill.  She has a secret sauce which she swears by.  Time to get into Plankton mode. (If you don’t watch Sponge Bob Square Pants,  of course I judge you 😐) 

Did I fail to mention that our photog for the day @bowiiii and his crew were busy capturing every moment?   I’m sure he will flood our space with his photographs soon. 

And so,  it ended well. 

I want to say a big thank you to @tonypox. I overheard someone saying she has an MC for her wedding. Tony did a wonderful job of keeping the audience entertained. 

To the #GrillandRead crew: @skinart3020, @simplyroli, @akintonmide @joyceodukoya, I thank you all. 

To @sparklewriters, @farafinabooks,  @bookhubng, @BookWawa, @BookBarterNG, @themustycorner, @main_book_cafe @Rovingheights and all the other woke book people that came out to support us today,  we say a huge thank you. 

To all that supported us with DP change to broadcast this event,  those who sent the event to their networks, for believing in us when we had “nothing”  to show,  I hope we did not disappoint you.  Thank you for your faith and love. God bless you. 

To @theTPL who believed and sponsored this event. 

To God, who held back the rain till we were done.  I feel this was a personal favour. (🙆) 

And we are back to the drawing table. 

We promise that #GrillandRead2 will be even more lit!!! We will certainly keep you posted of the next event date. Follow @GrillnRead on Twitter,  Instagram and Facebook, we shall keep you updated. 

Thank you all. Blessings! 

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2016 in General

 

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#SocialLeague: Story Twelve 

The Vice-President could not sleep. He listens to his wife snoring beside him and realizes that if he indeed becomes president, he will be stuck with her for another four years. That will be one of his biggest regrets. He had been planning to divorce her secretly before he was picked as Vice President and now providence was going to make him president.

He really should be asleep. Everything is working according to plans and the president will not know what hit him when the senate reconvenes in two days and he is impeached. The Maestro has worked everything out including ensuring that the perception that the president is ineffectual does not affect the party. They have based all their criticisms on the person of the president and used his own media team against him. The only person they have not been able to get is Nasir, but even that is about to change. He really should sleep, tomorrow is going to be a long day. He has to go through the list of cabinet members and decide who to keep and who to let go. Left to him, he will sack them all and get in his own people. But this is politics, interests need to be protected. He gets into bed and shuts his eyes. He knows that soon enough, sleep will come

                                         **********

Nasir is going through his email. If someone has managed to hack into his mail who knows how many emails they could have sent. He clicks on sent items and begins to go through the mails one after the other. He is very tired and wonders if it will not be better to go to sleep and do a more thorough check whenever he wakes up. The knock on the door startles him. He automatically looks at the time. it is 1.42 am. The knock becomes a more urgent bang. He looks at his phone. There are no missed calls. He rises and goes to the door and peeks through the spyhole. Maria. His eyebrows furrow as he wonders what she can possibly want from him at this time of the night. He unlocks the door and lets her in, a query in his eye.

“The President will like this visit kept below the radar,” Maria begins the minute she steps in, “when was the last time you swept this apartment?

Nasir wrinkles his nose wondering what smell she is referring to. “swept”.

“For listening devices? Bugs?”

Nasir feels like a child who is about to get a scolding. 

“That will be since inauguration,” he answers.

“Then I suggest we talk outside,” Maria concludes already leading the way out.

Nasir turns slowly wondering if he should throw on his just discarded shirt.  He decides against it and walks out topless.

                                  ******************

Niyi sits hunched over his laptop. Just as he suspected the header of the email terminates in Shenzhen China. He tries to remember something he had read about the city and decides that whoever wrote that email does not want to be found.  Niyi stops to think of the handful of hackers he knows that can execute something like this and he can only count them in one hand. He cannot decide on a process of elimination. At this point he does not even know what the criteria will be. One thing he knows for sure is that the person knows Akata and perhaps has a personal beef with her but also knows Nasir and may be looking to settle scores as well.

Niyi massages his temple with his fingers. Perhaps those on Twitter may know Akata but what could she have possibly done to make anyone so upset as to keep attacking her. The only thing he can think of is perhaps someone in the presidency is upset about a story she did and hired a hack to deal with her. He can’t even think of the Social Leaguers, they are the ones most likely to be used by someone in government. But, he has also come to know that things are not always what they seem.  He goes back to his laptop, time to rewrite the algorithm.  

                              ****************

The President sits on his desk going through some papers, reports from various Ministers just as he has directed. He is particularly interested in the Minister of Education’s report. He sorts it and begins to read. The Minister has some revolutionary ideas for the sector but he can’t seem to concentrate on reading it. He keeps wondering if he is one of those that are for him or against him. He shuts the report and wonders whether Maria  has carried out his instructions.  He knows he should have asked for Nasir to be brought in so he can speak to him directly. He deserved that much.  But he has again allowed his aversion to conflict to make him ask Maria to do the job. He needs to concentrate on fighting his political enemies and not be wondering if his Chief of Staff is still on his side. The hard part of this fight is that he is fighting members of his own political party without being aware that there are even factions.  Maria is the only person on earth he trusts at the moment. She had suggested that he make Senator Jimmy Vice President.  He closes the report and rises from his seat. His actions in the next 24 hours will be the most crucial. The first thing he has to do is replace his Chief of Staff and he knows the woman for the job.

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Maria makes her way towards her car. Nasir hadn’t taken it so well, not that she expected him to. She knows he loves the President like a father but what had to be done, had to be done. She wonders if she should go home and take a quick nap before flying to Lagos to complete assignment number two. Her phone beeps as she gets into the car and she checks the notification.  It is a message from Osi. She reads it quickly and shuts her eyes.  They are moving faster than she expected. How did they know to go after Senator Jimmy. If you found him so can anyone else. It was time for her to activate her Twitter network. She has left it dormant for years.  She seeks out a number and hits send. 

Akata picks the call at the third ring. She had fallen asleep trying to figure out how to resolve her issues and nothing seems to be working. The number displayed on her phone screen is not familiar to her.

“Hello”

“Katie”

Akata holds her breath. There is only one person on earth who calls her that.

“Marie?”

The laugh at the other end of the line is unmistakable.  Akata remembers a time from long ago when they had been friends and had adopted those names. She also remembers a more recent meeting.

“Yeah, it’s me,” Maria responds. 

“You sound so awake…it’s 2 o’clock you know.”

That laughter again, followed by a clearing of the throat. Akata could tell this was going to be important.

“I need your help,” Maria begins. “I need your help with pushing a counter narrative.

“A counter-narrative?”

“Yes, you will be going head to head against the Social Leaguers.”

“I don’t understand,” Akata says, sitting up in her bed. “You know I’m non-partisan.”

Maria looks at her watch.

“You know what? I will be at your place in 15.”

She hangs up before Akata can protest.

Akata gets out of bed naked as the day she was born. She always sleeps naked. From as long as she can remember, she has always been comfortable looking at her naked self in the mirror. She once made a joke about being able to identify any part of her body if it goes missing. She picks out a chiffon gown and throws it on as she makes her way to the living room. She knows that Maria will stop at nothing to get her to be involved in this war, but she is determined not to be drawn in.

The knock comes exactly 15 minutes later and Akata is ready for it. She had boiled water before Maria arrived and she used the first five minutes to break the ice. She avoids looking at Maria, concentrating painstakingly on the measuring: a level teaspoon of cocoa, a teaspoon of sugar, two teaspoons of milk, hot water to fill the small cup.

“Would you like something to drink?” Akata asks unexpectedly.

“Maybe after we talk,” Maria answers a smile on her lips. Akata misses the smile. “You know you can look up at me,” Maria continues. She wants to add something else but changes her mind.

“You know my answer is no. I know we have been friends and I know it’s probably for a good cause. But my answer is still no. Besides, I don’t even know if my blog is going to recover from the last spate of continuous attacks. So I really am of no use to you”.

Akata finally looks up and finds Maria’s smile, firmly in place.

“But I haven’t asked you anything…yet,” Maria responds.

Their eyes meet and hold and then the two burst out laughing.

“My God, Akata,” Maria begins, “You are so uptight, you are seated bolt upright like we used to do in Madame Coker’s French class.”

Akata relaxes as she continues laughing. She remembers how it used to be in Madame Coker’s class. Everyone seated bolt upright hoping they don’t get called to answer any of her questions. She never said anything in English from the moment she steps into the class to when she leaves adding to the general confusion.

“On second thoughts, I will have a beverage. Do you have any coffee?”

They both walk into the kitchen and Akata picks out the unopened tin of coffee from the shelf and gets out a cup.

“Sugar? Milk?’

“Black.”

Akata hands her the cup but she makes no move to leave the kitchen.

“I have no intentions of dragging you into politics. But I know how much you love this country. And no matter how non-partisan we may be, there comes a time when we cannot afford to be neutral.” Maria pauses but Akata can tell the pause is not meant for her to respond .

“What I am about to tell you will shock you but I swear to you on my honour that it is the absolute truth. When I’m done you can decide if you still want to sit on the fence.”

@akatablog was first to tweet the breaking news. The Presidency had relieved Nasir of his duties with immediate effect. Wale almost had a heart attack when he saw the tweet. He reached out to Etim Immediately but Etim was unreachable.  Etim was on a flight headed out to meet with the Maestro and the rest of the Social leaguers. Things had reached the point where phone calls could no longer do and the next few days would be crucial.

The rest of Twitter received the news with mixed feelings. The Fencists tried to analyse the news and what it could portend. Some predicted an imminent cabinet reshuffle. The lower rung of the social leaguers were at a loss what to say, without their leadership actively tweeting, some decide to just ignore the information. Wale tweets that it was difficult to tell if this news was true or the handiwork of some disgruntled bloggers and advised that everyone calmly wait for the presidency to release a statement. A few tweeps took exception to Akatablog being referred to as “disgruntled bloggers” and soon there was a full blown twar between the social leaguers and the supporters of Akata blog with each trying to outsub the other. It was in the midst of this cacophony that Zainab opened her Twitter.

(Disclaimer: All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.)

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2016 in Series

 

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