The Anatomy of a Single Girl

When life threw me back into the singles club, the second question I asked myself was, “Under ideal conditions, what kind of man would I like to be with?” The first was “Am I ever really going to date again because it seems I’ve run out of love to give?” Anyways, I launched my mental … Continue reading The Anatomy of a Single Girl

The Shallow End – Part 2

“I’m leaving you for a month. I have some business to attend to in the east.” I could feel the frown begin to set in my face. We were yet to be away from each other for more than two days at a time and I had gotten so accustomed to his presence. Maybe I … Continue reading The Shallow End – Part 2

The Shallow End

Dating apps are the worst inventions ever and I’ve never cared for them. But on this fateful Friday evening, the universe seemed to have other plans in store for me. I was tired of reading the endless research journals splayed before me. They were slowly beginning to morph into what looked like ancient hieroglyphics and … Continue reading The Shallow End

My Struggles With Selective Mutism

There is this popular belief that people who speak less and listen more are usually wiser. I wish I could attribute my being quiet to being a blue-eyed, silver-haired sage. Unfortunately, it's not so. You see, what I am is a child who has a fear of speaking. Contrary to what I've made myself believe, … Continue reading My Struggles With Selective Mutism

How Wokeness is Ruining Us

First of all, let me start by saying it is suuuch a good time to be alive. A time where voices are rising above the status quo, where people are no longer living the because-that’s-how-it-has-been-done life. A time where Nigerian youths are finally coming into the conscious awareness that they can actually speak (and think) … Continue reading How Wokeness is Ruining Us

Have I Been Dating Wrong?

I was riding with an older (non biological) sister one morning when she asked if I knew where we were. I looked around and answered in the negative. She went, "Ahn, ahn? Yemi! Didn't you go to Unilag." I laughed and told her I didn't go out much when I was in school. "So how … Continue reading Have I Been Dating Wrong?

And this is Goodbye

"I'm walking away..." *in Craig David's voice* Hello! My name is Yemi, your favorite four-eyed wonder. In Sam Smith's words, "I'm way too good at goodbyes". However, fret not. Goodbyes are not always the end but first, let's take a walk back in time The Genesis I never intended to start a blog. Like, never. … Continue reading And this is Goodbye

Me and My Big Mouth

I remember when the first wave of (millennial) feminism hit the shores of Nigeria. A lot of (misguided) women not really having a full grasp of what its was about saw it as an anti-men propaganda. It was like a platform for which women came to express their grievances. A free-for-all. Make-it-rain. Champagne shower. Whatever … Continue reading Me and My Big Mouth

KATE

I chopped the runner beans into tiny bits as I hummed along to James Arthur's 'Say you won't let go." Today was a special day and here I was sweating away, preparing my favorite dish; pasta with spicy curry and chicken sauce. The aroma of pasta boiling on the cooker mixed intricately with that of … Continue reading KATE