Scripts

8
Nov

READ: “It Was Not Christmas Yet” | Bose Ayeni-Tsevende

I did not want to tell you But you must have heard The blast was heaven-bound! The blast shook the earth! Was it also Christmas eve in heaven? Here, it was, The eve of chicken slaying The eve of chicken frying The eve of last minute buying That tomato that wouldn’t do That toy for junior That cabbage for jollof

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8
Aug

GRANDSUN “No Fear”: You’re just another name tag abandoned after the course.

This is not a review. GrandSun’s No Fear didn’t try to bask in his lyrical dexterity. It came with one message and one message only:  You will never be misguided if you know where you belong The track simply asks these few questions: Who are you? What do you do? Who is your crew? What do you listen to? If they

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15
Jul

READ: AFRAH MOHAMMED |Brazed, Yet Sublime

Sitting on the stairs, so sublime, Eyes fixed on the horizon, dazed Happy, sad, waiting for bedtime Any who passes picks a mime, Isn’t her pretty face all hazed? Sitting on the stairs, so sublime They think all she does is begrime, The little stuff they had emblazed, Happy, sad, waiting for bedtime. But then, this is her best past

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3
Jul

Read: Jazz Night | Basiru Sunday Amuneni

Blue lights red dazzling dimpled arena a smiling cascade of white chiffon debonair drapes heralding a bevy of divas clad fitted in black cleft mean and profound on stiletto lifts pumped in variegated existence of colours such beauty to behold music, romance and splendour convolute at past six Fellas in gingered disposition primed ready to savour candle lights and wax

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15
Jun

Read: Afrah Mohammed | KALEIDOSCOPE

So dear so near, If only you knew that with your ink You drain the sorrows and worries From the tunnel of my heart Into the clear blue sea Neither contaminating nor discoloring But mixing so perfectly with the ocean tides Neither could they recognise your end from your beginning, But you’re the hope, the voice I have, For when

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3
Jun

Read: Prudence Obadan-Enujiofor | Compass

Paradox is the title of our song Parallel lies our destiny Yet in our separate lives In our claustrophobic corners In the serenity of our lonesomeness We ponder; and his heart says to mine Could this be…?   Look into the water and tell me what you see He said to me And i thought those were the dumbest pick-up

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19
May

Bangwan Nuhu Usman: Dear Future Wife…

Dear future wife, How is your love life? Strolling down the street of my thought,I took a U-turn to your junction Because most times your thoughts come with veils of questions. Dear future wife, I can’t imagine how comfort massages you in another man’s arms. How your words lay bricks,building a future you will never use. How relaxed your feelings

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30
Mar

Read: It’s in the Wind | Emmanuel Udo Ibiok

Gone with the wind Another morning with a Shattered dream Pain’s my best friend, little wonder I scream visibly torn, a reflection of the turbulence therein A purple morning it is, but I see no hibiscus You may be thick,I still feel no viscous You, me, our future, and our world, that should have been pretty much us Just because

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22
Feb

Read: Forlorn | Oluwadamilola Agboola

I may be broken, I may have hurt myself I may have lived my life as somebody else Lost my way in a maze inside my head I’m as strong as my weakest end I fall as hard as I have tried to stand I’m not perfect, I strive to be But hopeless, sometimes I feel Whole, am I? I

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17
Feb

Read: When I Met Him | Rachel Charles

This day, I took off my shirt to write out what bothers my flirt. The night came with little light as I realized his fingers did a little mime. When I met him, I had a dark festoon. “Is this what I prayed for?” were the thoughts that fed my cerebrum. What is it about him that can’t wait to

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