Issue #5


Chukwuebuka Ibeh Tadei MacAgu Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau Mosobalaje M. Abimbola Olúwapèlúmi Francis Sàlàkó Fiona Khan Nyamu KJ Innocent Chizaram Ilo Michael Ifeanyi Akuchie Ebenezer Adaramodu Jide Badmus Kwao Jonathan Tetteh Tadei MacAgu

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Towards a NuMoraliti by Tadei MacAgu


  To start with, there is no society that thrives without a set of rules. These rules, often referred to as mores, define how a group of people choose to associate. And this communal effort at developing mutual coexistence is often needful, since the absence thereof is a precursor to anarchy. But the preponderance of imposed sets of rules on…

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In Our Cold Voice by Kwao Jonathan Tetteh


IN OUR COLD VOICE When our ages were older than us Like a century melt into the body of a decade that man behind our home owed an account full of wisdom, we run into his head always to sip deep and even deeper in our minds We always wonder why solitude play his symphony making his home lively to…

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Fragments by Jide Badmus


FRAGMENTS He carries in his mind Fragments of yesterday’s pain His soul is aboard a train of lingering shadows. Lingering shadows in the doorway, A dangling belt with shiny buckle. The echoes of vocal threats still reverberates in his soul     Jide Badmus was born and bred in Ilorin. He hails from Omido in Irepodun LGA, Kwara State. He…

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Two Poems by Ebenezer Adaramodu


my body is a museum my pinched body carried my feet to walk around a mirage in harmattan to burn old feelings. to fly dragons over an enemy’s body spread across head rolling over pains from the medieval age. to clap, tap celestial bodies and ask ocean for a wave over grief. history said, the palm never gave one with…

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Two Poems by Michael Ifeanyi Akuchie


To Be Brave (For Onyi) You try to wear smiles  on your face like a blanket and hope that it causes the mound of pain you feel to wither.   Onyi, when will you learn that you do not have to unscrew another woman’s light bulb to shine? You’re a world of light already. A lantern which manages to cheat…

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Bro Chinua by Innocent Chizaram Ilo


  Mama never liked girls, especially the white ones that wore dark J’Lo goggles  and carried iBand (for that was what she called iPhone). I stood there gaping at the stranger that walked into the room with Bro Chinua. She was an exact depiction of the type of women Mama didn’t like. My muscles were stiff and limp. Mama feigned…

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War by Nyamu KJ


I think even the sightless can perceive that this war of words isn’t at all my battle! For it’s indeed a tussle of a heart and mind of a true loyalist fighting scrupulously in body, speech and pen!   At present, I fully clad my garments of war, carry my firearms and be at war with these deadly viruses of…

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A Quest For Justice by Fiona Khan


Sitting in a puny office at the Greyville Daily News building beside a man who reminded you of St. Nicholas, was indeed daunting.  There was in him a simple humility with a wily twitch of his left eye that reminded you nothing escaped his eye.  It felt like you were stepping into Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytales surrounded by elves as…

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Photographs by Olúwapèlúmi Francis Sàlàkó


    Olúwapèlúmi Francis Sàlàkó , poet and essayist, is a sophomore student of history and international studies at the university of Ilorin. His poems has recently appeared or are forthcoming in Tuck magazine, Dwarts, prachya review, ws Africa, elsewhere. His essays appears in medium. He is the pioneer of #wakaabout, a photography project dedicated to the lives of the…

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