Thursday, November 27, 2014

Obudu, Where the Clouds Kiss the Mountain

I have a few places in Nigeria that are on my list of go to places, and Obudu is certainly top on that list.
Obudu, where the clouds kiss the mountains.
Last year, I made a trip to Calabar, stayed at Tinapa and toyed with the idea of going to Obudu, but decided to save it for when I can plan it properly...I hear it is a long drive.
But feed your eyes on the breath taking sights of this beautiful gift from mother nature and tell me why anyone who knows the meaning tranquility would hesitate to make this trip.

For the unborn Child

Alien embraced by warmth
Kicking against the walls of its Universe
Eyes shut in the dark
Proof of the unprepared
9 months will host this blindness

Devoid courtesy it nourishes itself
Unconventional being
Eavesdropping on our world

As it forms to become one of us.

                                -Fetus,by Obehi Aigiomawu

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Eat Your Heart Out Abuja! Wendyz Character Cakes

Hello Abuja Cake lovers,
We have been working on our image and brand lately, so more people can see and appreciate what we do at Wendyz Character Cakes.
We think cakes should be colourful and fun, and what better way to do that than to bring your favourite cartoon characters to your kids and whatever character you want as an adult!
We make cakes that look so good you want to keep them, but they taste so great you have to eat them! Lol
Our Photo gallery is so rich, you can order just about any cartoon character for that lovely birthday party for kids of all ages and adults who are kids at heart.

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Tel: 08033972620
Twitter: @WC_Cakes
more photos after the cut

Naija Mosquitoes- Obehi Aigiomawu

Miniature vampires
Triumphant in daylight
Precise at nightfall
Humming its famous solemn tune
Taunting my ears
Impregnating,  my skin.

Ethereal laughter pierces the silence
 As they watch me pull my wrapper
They feast within this tent
My efforts futile.
A bulge on my eyelids
A bulge on my lip
Sleep stares pityingly from a corner
Frustration brews within

They have eaten to their fill
Lazily they hug the wall
I become the predator
They, the prey
I shall show as much

Mercy as I have been shown.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

9/11, Boko Haram..How Did We Get Here?

I can still recall where I was that fateful day, the day that gave terrorism a date...September 11, 2001. I was on vacation at my aunty's house in Festac, Lagos when we heard the news. It was terrifying! But then it was also distant, far away America, made it almost seem like it was a movie. Well, it was not!
That somehow defined terrorism for the World, ....some 12/13 odd years later it has also become a Nigerian reality with  Boko Haram.
The difference between both acts of terrorism is that in the US, it was and always is another nation terrorizing them, but in Nigeria it is 'We' on 'Us'
Which begs the question, how did we get here?
We might be from diverse tribes and religion, but how does that justify the killing, kidnappings and hoisting of strange flags.
As we remember those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attack, let us also remember those who have lost their lives to acts of terrorism here in Nigeria, the Chibok girls , and everyone who has lost someone in this fight against terrorism.
We pray this comes to an end soon, as there always is more to terrorism than the average man is aware of, but since we have no proof...lets just shut up and pray.

Loneliness, Depression...How Do We Keep Afloat?

I had a chat with someone very dear to me, and it reminded me why I loved writing as a kid. It was my outlet. I have never been a moody person, maybe very conservative about certain ideologies, but never one to crawl under the rug and be bullied or intimidated. Still,as a kid I needed an outlet, and writing was it for too.
I have had to be around some depressed people and some lonely people too, and it is overwhelming how lonely one can sometimes be even in a crowded place .
Loneliness is a thing of the mind, psychological/mental not physical.
I think of people like Robin Williams, successful actor, loving father, great friend...these were people's testimonies after his demise. Makes you wonder if he knew how much he meant to these people, and how alone he must have felt inside, how hopeless he must have felt about whatever he was dealing with to have taken such drastic measures.
I do not think suicide is the right way to go, as a Christian I would not support it, but as a Christian I would also not judge anyone.
Depression has a way of eating so deep into people that it messes their chances of being happy or productive, which brings me to the question 'HOW DO WE KEEP AFLOAT?' 

People handle these situations in different ways, some take the religious route and ask God for guidance and help, others take the medical route. I would say the first or a combination of both.
However, whatever your decision might be, you should consider the under listed tips: