How new is the New Year?

Whizzing whistles…Bang! Bang! An explosion of coloured lights into the night sky...

Happy New Year

A big thank you to the 1,474 individuals that read my stories. I appreciate you all. May your dreams for 2020 come true. Doshelles is 2 months old.


The Christmas season fills you with the feeling of nostalgia. You remember going Christmas caroling with other kids of the neighborhood. You sang Christmas songs at the top of your tiny voices. Sometimes, the neighborhood stray dogs gave you all a chase for disturbing the peace … haha. Waking up on Christmas day, you raced … Continue reading #Christmas

Hey New Mum!, Do You Dread Immunization?

This one is for new mums. It was originally written 2 years ago. On that cool morning, my brave little princess got her Measles 1 and Yellow fever immunization. The little human received one shot of each on her arms. She wailed as any baby would. A new mum would tell you how an uncomfortable … Continue reading Hey New Mum!, Do You Dread Immunization?

Grass and Rain

I remember the day I decided to clean my wedding gown. It was my 1st wedding anniversary. I was on Cloud Nine, cruising on memory lane. Remembering the fun events of the day: our nuptial dance, the father-daughter dance, you name it! In remembrance of that beautiful day, I took my wedding gown out of … Continue reading Grass and Rain

Throw Pillows

Throw Pillows have become a companion in our journey on earth. When we are having that nerve wracking conversation that leaves us sweaty in an air-conditioned room, we cuddle you. We place you on our lap: caressing and outlining your designs with our shaky fingers. In a bit to dissipate nervousness. To our mothers, you … Continue reading Throw Pillows

The Search

Upon my graduation from the university, I was excited and ready to take the job market by storm. Like most recent graduates, I jumped on the 'job search train', calling only four (4) cities in Nigeria: Lagos, Abuja, Portharcourt and Uyo.Eventually, my train terminated in Lagos because I thought the city had more job opportunities. … Continue reading The Search

The Quiet and Reserved Ones

As an undergraduate, I wasn't the boldest or the most eloquent in class. However, I knew that I wanted to make a difference in the quality of studenship in the department. So there came the decision to run for one of the supporting leadership positions in the department's students' association. When I indicated interest to … Continue reading The Quiet and Reserved Ones

A French Doll

A French Doll by Ngozi Dorcas Awa

It's 6pmThe sun has setWe are set to welcome the three. Two French ExpatsUncle Elo making them threeThree geologists to arrive within the hour. Uncle Elo had phonedBoastfully he announced 'my prospecting license is here, see you in a fortnight!' Mommy is over the moonLike the sun, her brother has risen in ranks, her excitement … Continue reading A French Doll