My Salvation Story

Hello, my name is Lawal and I have a story to tell you. People who know me a bit more intimately know me as Kehinde, not Lawal — I have a twin, my brother Taye. Twins are often said to have a special bond which surpasses the regular communal bond between siblings. This was no […]

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Cry, Baby Cry.

67 days ago, I became an uncle. On Thursday, 20th day of October, my one sister was delivered of our parents’ first grandchild. The child’s Father comes from an ethnic group in Nigeria with a very expressive language. As a result, seven days after his birth, my nephew was given many names – many lengthy […]

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Candles

On birthdays, candles are put out; I choose to light them on mine. Rain Rain falls Rain falls outside… These were among my favorite lines from the 365.25 days before today, my birthday. I wish I could kick start all I have to say tonight with these lines but no: rain and candles never work […]

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Boxing Day Could Be Everyday

It’s Boxing Day! So let’s box? Err… Not exactly. What if the moment you were born, God sent you a box of gifts, like ‘Santa does at Christmas’? What if an angel, your angel, brought this box with your name inscribed on it and gave it to you – the REAL you housed in the […]

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