She was dressed for the evening. Her house on the wall was a hotspot for travelers who wished to procure her services. Painted lips, drawn brows, dimpled cheeks, dimmed light, a glass of wine and some perfume. The perfect magnet, the perfect recipe no man could resist. She was into … Continue Reading The Harlot and the Scarlet Rope-another angle at Rahab
“Subtle- thats the word“. Krishna described with pains, the discrimination he faced daily in England. “It’s like it’s a holy crime to be different” Chinedu’s experience wasn’t so much much different, only extreme. “I was greeted with hostility everywhere I went” he recalled as he narrated his encounters as an … Continue Reading We all say
“I’m 87 years young” she said with a grin along her cheeks. “It’s a long time to be born, 1932” she smiled as she confirmed her date of birth to me. Sheila had come for her right hip replacement surgery. As I took her bloods for routine post-op tests, I … Continue Reading Sheila says
I used to think everything revolved around money for him. For he was devoted to his business. Importer, Exporter, Pure water! One day, I asked Oga Emeka what was the most important thing to him. And then he sang that song to me 🎶 If we no make money, wetin … Continue Reading Oga Emeka say…
Buy Butter Bread! O’ngbona bread!! O’nyọ butter bread!!! Her voice, thin as a bird’s, sung out lyrics of sweat and toil. She was my alarm clock every morning, and the source of my day’s strength. Her Agege bread was divinely satisfying. I once asked her, “Aunty Tawa, wetin make you … Continue Reading Aunty Tawa say…
He was my childhood barber. Not his real name though, but he was a special person in my life. He made me see that life revolved very simply, just like that chair in in shop. What goes round, doesn’t always comes around, he’d say. And he taught me to take … Continue Reading Brother Segun used to say…
You know that saying in medicine when they say “Patient’s vitals are now stable”? Yeah! That’s one of the most reassuring things to be said about a patient, especially one who was initially assessed and thought to be deteriorating. “Temperature is 36.5 degrees, Pulse is 72 beats per minute, Respiratory … Continue Reading Vital Signs
Some people just take you for a magician. I’m a doctor for God’s sake, not some hocus-pocus, wand shaking, smoke spreading enchanter. Be that as it may, I can pass for a magician too though! How, you say? Simple. I change words to sentences, lines to poems and paragraphs to … Continue Reading Magic!
Stressful is a word. Annoying is another word. I can’t find the word that combines both words so I’d form my own word “Stressnoying“! That’s the best way to describe my experience in the last few hours. I know some people will blame me after reading my account of events. … Continue Reading Kaduna to Lagos! My “Stressnoying” Journey
Hey there, It’s been a long break and the entire EnGw Team really wants to apologize for staying so far away. But that was part of the plan, remember? Stay away for long so you’d miss us soooooooo much. Well, we’re back and we’re ready to make 2018 more literary … Continue Reading Love Letter From EnGw
I can’t seem to find the right words to break this down… But I’d just put it the way it’s coming into my head. If you can think it, then you can do it. There’s nothing absolutely impossible. The impossibilities lie in the thought realm. If you can’t form … Continue Reading Think It, Do It!
Hi Fam.. It’s Freestyle Friday and today, we’re going into the wild! Yeah… Like some really wild stuffs… Just kidding as usual! Let’s look at the supposedly impossible together; those situations that we don’t prepare for in life. Irrespective of how futuristic you are, irrespective of how much of a … Continue Reading What would you do if…?
A few days back, I recall very well it was a Tuesday and I started my day in a very bad mood. I had spent the previous day trying to understand a particular topic I needed to teach but couldn’t. I woke up grouchy and a little bit angry with … Continue Reading Be Grateful!
It’s Freestyle Friday, and today, we’d be exploring a very common “African” concept! It all started when a friend shared a short video on a Whatsapp group I belong to. Here is a link to the video So. I got puzzled. Is this really a necessity? Do children need to be … Continue Reading Correctional Slap!!!
It’s a beautiful Thursday again and we delve together into the scriptures for some teachings!!! Psalms 82:5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. Psalms 82:6 I have said, Ye [are] gods; and all … Continue Reading IGNORANT gods (1)
It’s Freestyle Friday People… And it’s Fabulously Freezing here at EnGw. I meant to say Fiercely Firing! Don’t mind my Oyinbo Abeg! Today, we would be entertaining comments on the blog and giving gifts too!!! Here is how we’d do it! Answer all 3 questions and stand a chance to … Continue Reading If Wishes Were Horses