The Piano Book is my first published short story. I first published this story in 2012 on Smashwords. I received encouraging feedback and recently realized that I had never shared it here, on my blog. I believe you guys should be the first to know about my work, and I try to do that here. I feel it is time to share the story in parts here, as I know some readers will not read it on Smashwords or on e-readers. So, for the sake of those readers, and for those who have never read this story, I will be sharing it in parts over the next few weeks. Here’s the summary:
A curious 10-year old school boy visits the house of a reclusive neighbor to play his piano. What he discovers is the ultimate reason why this neighbor does not like visitors.
And now, here is Part 1. Be sure to leave a comment, feedback or suggestion. Thanks in advance! Read More
Rarely does a young person quote proverbs in a Nollywood flick. No, that singular honor is reserved for the elderly. Really old people. Okay, maybe not that old. But old enough to use snuff from a snuff box, and drink palm wine. Read More
In the late ’90s in Nigeria, a Ghanaian television series became a local favorite after its initial introduction. Originally aired in Ghana, the series took off in Nigeria with much excitement, and quickly gained wide acceptance. It was titled Inspector Bediako. Read More
That is, if you’re watching the movie from the comfort of your own home. If you are in the house of a friend or getting your hair braided when this movie is playing, you have already left the comfort of your home. So ignore that last part after ‘Lagos.’
But read on …
“Where are they?” Mama Rita grumbled, casting a suspicious glance at her husband. For all she knew, he could be sitting on them. He sat in an easy chair, reading a newspaper, ignoring her completely. He did not look up from his reading for one second.
“Did you know that certain foods can improve your memory? Literally, brain foods,” Papa Rita said, examining a particular page with intense concentration.
“Let me guess: Eba and Banga soup did not make the list, abi? Oh-oh! Where are they now?” Mama Rita said sarcastically and resumed her vigorous search. Read More