Tag: Writing

  • An Ibadan Girl’s Guide to Career Evolution

    An Ibadan Girl’s Guide to Career Evolution

    I have to warn you – this is, in fact, a guide. Now that we have gotten that out of the way, let’s get started. A few years ago, I chose to restart my life. What this meant for me was putting behind a career I had spent four years building and starting on a […]

  • An Ibadan Girl’s Guide to Fireworks

    An Ibadan Girl’s Guide to Fireworks

    Hola! I’m back with a new story. I had originally written this story sometime in 2020, right before Nigeria’s Independence Day celebrations. I never got round to publishing it then but here you go! FIREWORKS I love fireworks. I love the way they light up the sky like it’s the 1st of October. The bright, […]

  • An Ibadan Girl’s Guide to Blooming

    An Ibadan Girl’s Guide to Blooming

    Hiya! This is a simple, sweet story of blooming written with Spring in mind. It’s a new year (technically, lol) and there’s always time to start again. Take a chance on yourself! RED BLOSSOMS It rained cats and dogs that Winter night. I remember because each raindrop felt like a mocking pelt of ice slamming […]

  • AN IBADAN GIRL’S GUIDE TO HORROR FICTION (3)

    AN IBADAN GIRL’S GUIDE TO HORROR FICTION (3)

    Hiya! I’ve got another exciting piece. I’ve got a postscript at the end of the story. Be sure to let me know what you think of it! SWIMMING LESSONS I am five years old and Mama dropped me off at the pool for my swimming lessons. I am surrounded by water and I sink deeper […]

  • AN IBADAN GIRL’S GUIDE TO HORROR FICTION (2)

    AN IBADAN GIRL’S GUIDE TO HORROR FICTION (2)

    Hi hi! I’m taking out the time to explore some more parts of horror fiction. In this story, I take a quick jab at the innate injustice of murder which is that nothing ever really can bring back the murdered. In addition, the lives of their families are permanently altered. To some it is some […]

  • AN IBADAN GIRL’S GUIDE TO HORROR FICTION

    AN IBADAN GIRL’S GUIDE TO HORROR FICTION

    Hi there! I’ve got the next story in my flash fiction series. I had fun writing this story because it required me stepping into the mind of my younger self. For context, I read a lot of horror fiction as a child and in my teenage years. My favorite author for a long time was […]

  • An Ibadan Girl’s Guide to Bouncing Back

    An Ibadan Girl’s Guide to Bouncing Back

    Happy New Year 2022! I took a break from writing to focus on other things and I had no idea how much I had missed writing until I started again. Anyway, I am back and I am adding a nice twist to this space….Drumrolls…’tis fiction! Fear not, it is flash fiction but pretty enjoyable. Here […]

  • An Ibadan Girl’s Guide to Being a Tech Bae (Part 2)

    An Ibadan Girl’s Guide to Being a Tech Bae (Part 2)

    And so our story continues, the captivating tale of my foray into the world of technology. After the years of on-and-off attempts to learn Python, I have restarted learning programming. I am studying to become a front-end developer and my learning journey began with HyperText Markup Language (HTML). Having gained some level of mastery of […]

  • AN IBADAN GIRL’S GUIDE TO BEING FEMINIST

    I knew what it meant to be feminist. Or I thought I knew.  It meant to be a man-hating, God-hating rabble-rousing shrew who will never find a man willing to marry her because no man will ever want to put up with ‘that’. ‘That’ being a word spat out disdainfully at the folly of the […]

  • AN IBADAN GIRLS GUIDE TO BEING RACIST

    AN IBADAN GIRLS GUIDE TO BEING RACIST

    I cried all through the movie ‘The Hate U Give’. I did not when I read the book. But as I watched the movie, as I felt the pains become palpable, a huge lump formed in my throat that just wouldn’t go down because I knew what it felt like to be black. I knew […]