I have had a very tumultuous life. Like a paper plane in the wind. Some people will never understand and I understand that. There has been so much pain and I didn’t know how to not notice it but no matter how hard it got I never got comfortable in it. I didn’t let it stop me from living life. Imagine a light at the … Continue reading Poetry of the Alternative Nigerian Boy
Love doesn’t happen at once – It doesn’t happen in one take, it takes more than one shoot. Sometimes you don’t even know it’s happening. They could be your best friends and one day just a little wink of theirs would change it for you and you start seeing them differently. True love builds, as you learn and lose and you learn again. Most … Continue reading Seven things we learnt about love from movies that are wrong
You told me you wanted to die and I couldn’t understand You hated yourself. You hated the world I was your breath of fresh air I loved you and you loved me back You tried to kill yourself when you lost everything. I rescued you You are Beautiful-crazy and witty You are perfect and that’s really annoying You liked my hat and you didn’t … Continue reading Don’t you owe the person that saves you?
Sadness makes us seem nobler, more elegant, and more adult. Which is pretty weird, when you think about it. We want the sadness because it seems so grown-up, classy and polished. I remember listening to Linkin Park’s Numb in 2003 and feeling so traumatized and alone-mind you I was 7 and having the time of my life but the song did something to me. As … Continue reading WHY WE LOVE SAD MUSIC TOLD THROUGH THE ART THE WEEKND AND LANA DEL REY
When I was 4 my mother tried to kill me. She tried to suffocate me with a pillow while I slept. I barely have memories up until the age 6 but that night I will never forget. My father got her off me and mercilessly beat her, for some reason the look in his eyes didn’t stem from love for me but pure dominance of … Continue reading When I was 4 my mother tried to kill me
I was going to end it now. It was time to start the end. I turned off the tap, the bathtub overflowing with hot steaming water. I could barely see my reflection in the mirror fixed to the wall as I turned back to lock the door. I dropped my towel on the floor ready to be immersed in the waters. Shaking with tears falling … Continue reading I MET AN ANGEL
As always, Beyoncé surprises us with a music video that operates across multiple vectors. “Formation” it’s title is grounded on the politics of the United States police brutality, effects of hurricane Katrina, racism, slavery and queer culture but going deeper it’s about the entirety of the black experience in the world as at 2016. Black people all over the world share the same history … Continue reading Dissecting The Political Work Of Art That Is Formation
And I remember when I met him I hated the aura he had around him. He was electric. Too electric for someone made out of stone like me. He is so electric you either appreciate him or you become instantly jealous of him but never can you hate him for it. I remember meeting him for the first time and thinking to myself “I … Continue reading Cruel Series II: My Teacher