We are one today. We have always been one but today the figure is more defined. You are really the best, Kayode. You have embraced my imperfections perfectly. We have a long way to go, so let me teach you how to dance real “alujo” dance. I really want us to be dancing together. It’s boring when I dance alone and you watch me dance. Continue reading Tola & Kayode Olla: “We Are One!”→
Every year she added a year, you wonder if she was growing any older. Her shiny black hair doesn’t lose their natural curls with each year she adds. It’s like the curly hair of maidens from Niger, Egypt or Lebanon. Her baby-face, gentle, cool and endearing, gets even younger year after year. Tola Adegbite Olla is the cutest, sweetest lady I’ve been so fortunate to meet – and to marry. Continue reading Happy Birthday to My Wife, the Cutest Lady I Know→
It’s a week today since I brought the graphic creative essay “The Artist” across your way. The essay serves as the first post of my new 7-part essay series on the society’s conventional perception, image & portrayal of creative people such as the creative and performance artists, and that I call The Artist Portrait Series.
Nota Bene: First penned down this day two years ago, when I was getting ready to finally travel back home southwest, from the southeastern part of Nigeria I underwent my yearlong National Youth Service program. There are names I still remember for their influence.
I wrote in a blog post of January of this year, that I’ll be back with you soon. I had about a yearlong writer’s block that started somewhere in the middle of last year 2015. Those months were a moment of silent hibernation for me – and a moment when I returned to my drawing board.
I’ve been back months ago, writing and releasing really creative poems. But then, 2016 is more of private writing for me. I’ve been back with a major novel ghostwriting contract and a series of novel manuscript editing contracts that keep my literary engagement more private than it has ever been in the past years.