Dear Uzo, Yes, only family can call us Uzo. I have been given a once in a lifetime opportunity and time is short, so I’ll be quick about it. You’re 15 now. Life is good. Just recently, you got a boyfriend. Your first. Elesha. See you smiling already at the mention of his name. Wake […]
#Letter: Five Sachets of Water and Eggs
My dear 15-year-old self, You’re in a lot of mess and you can’t see farther than this year. Life always seems that way, that’s why we take life one step at a time. It is a crime to be friends with a boy in your school and everyone is talking about you. You didn’t do […]
#Letter: Enjoy The Fame While It Lasts
Hi Daniel, This is your 20 years old self. I know you’re 15 years now and you feel you’ve achieved a lot, but let me tell you that life is not a bed of roses, you will come to understand that soon. All your life, you’ve always been the boss, you’ve always been the one […]
#Letter: Tomorrow Always Takes Care of Itself
Ayomide, This is me from the future (it’s really just 7 years but it is still the future you get). Babe a lot has happened in these seven years but let me give you the major highlights. So you just finished from Pharmacy in OAU, not UNIBEN and you didn’t finish school before 21. Fun-fact […]
Toluwalope, I. As a child, I always dreamed of my future husband. I think it would be fair if I told you that I suffered from sleeplessness when I was small. I found it hard to sleep during the night and so as to make myself dizzy, I had to think of something sweet or […]
Coming Home [Part 2.]
When I received your letter, Ayanla, I did not know how to react. At first, a river of happiness flooded my heart at the thought of seeing your rebellious face again. And then grief beyond measure swept me off my feet. It is sad, Ayanla, that you ignored all our warnings and pushed your own mother to the floor that night you sent Folashade away. It is sad that after you’ve caused our family a big loss and thrown our family name into big disrepute, you are coming back with the magical words.
Coming Home. [Part 1]
Yes, it is not a mistake. It is not a dream. It is me, Ayanla. I will not be surprised or disappointed if you decide not to read this letter further because I know I do not deserve your attention and should even be grateful that you have read to this point and are still reading. Uncle, I want to say sincerely, I AM SORRY.