Lasgidi Love. 8

  “Why does every one call me that?”, Ajifa asked. “You’re madam na.  You’ve been hiding your new friend”, Dorcas said. “Him meeting you two is a big step mum. I’m not ready for that yet”, Ajifa said. “Alright honey, whenever you’re ready”, James said. “What’s his name at least?” her mum asked. “His name…

Lasgidi Love. 7

Chapter 7   A few weeks went by and Dorcas noticed a certain glow about her daughter, Ajifa. The “Lovey-dovey glow”. She smiled while eating her food, giggled while texting on her phone and always accepted to do any chores for her mother. Even her father, James had noticed her new aura. Dorcas asked Ajifa…

Lasgidi Love. 6

Chapter 6 On her way home, Ajifa was all smiles, even up to her forehead. She didn’t imagine she’d enjoy herself the way she did tonight. Flashbacks of Nala’s art pieces, soft African contemporary music in the background and Alex’s dashing smile. She pulled up to a traffic light, car window wound down and the…

Racism- a touchy subject.

I write this article as tears fill my eyes, pain cutting through my chest, shaking, trembling at a scene from the “Dear white people series”. It’s a scene that will bring everyone, both black and white, to a realization that Racism IS real. This scene of two policemen rushing at two students fighting, shows the…

Lasgidi Love. 5

Chapter 5 Alex was staring at her. He couldn’t believe the cliché of it all. The pissed lady from the gym. Life was definitely playing tricks on him today. “Hi, i’m Alex”, he said. He wasn’t sure if she was “Eyeing him”, as Nigerians would say when someone was giving you a cold stare, or…

Lasgidi Love. 4

Chapter 4 Ajifa sighted Nala standing with a group of people and went to join them. She watched her friend as she described an art piece to her expectant potential customers. The artwork had 2 northern women with their huge calabashes on their beautifully braided head. They wore traditional white crop tops, woven with some…

Lasgidi Love. 3

Chapter 3   Ajifa looked at the time and it was 2pm! “Demn it, I’m late!” she said, while dashing to the shower. She pressed some lavender shower gel into her peach coloured sponge and started scrubbing every where but her face. In 3 minutes she was out. She was ruffling through her dresses that…

Lasgidi Love. 2

Chapter 2 Ajifa honked furiously at the gate. She saw her younger brother struggling to open the gates. Then he yelled something but her car windows were up, so she wound down and said, “What?” He did that “curling-mouth thing” and said, “Please don’t destroy our ears with your horn oh madam”. She kissed her…

Lasgidi Love. 1

Chapter 1 It was the day she had waited for all her life. Every thing looked surreal for Ajifa. The warmth in the steam room kissed her skin, as she sipped from her tall glass of cocktail, decorated with a slice of pineapple. She wondered what she would be doing on this day, if she…