Abike 2

Our king was very displeased after hearing the news on the battlefield. He immediately scheduled an emergency meeting at the village court at his arrival. He could not believe that a chief would kill another simply because of a woman…a mere woman like he called it. News had been flying around town that I killed […]

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Abike 1

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For her sake I woke up early in the morning. Before the cocks crow and sunlight awakens. Straight into the forest, I went to target the fattest of the animals. And right on her laps in the evening I dropped the day’s gain – two antelopes and one cheetah. I walked…

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Village Court 2

The whole villagers began to murmur, they were obviously angry with Asake. Some even began to shout – Stone her! Stone her! But the king calmed them and nodded at Baba Fasakin. Baba, what do you have to say to this? What is your own involvement? Fasakin opened his mouth in regret. Badejo. You were […]

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Village Court 1

As Badejo walked towards his home the only thing that filled his heart was regret. He regretted what he did to his wife the day before. He promised himself to go in and beg his damsel, Aduke. He would touch the dimple on her cheek and Aduke would burst into laughter and also reply with […]

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Witches’ Tale 2

Words cannot explain Tanwa’s feelings. Several appeals were made by herself and by others on her behalf, first with the chief and secondly with the Ifa priest. None of the appeals seemed to blink an eye of her worst enemies at that moment. She took the last option which was to give up hope. She […]

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Cries and wailings have become popular in Akuje. Many homes have been hit by the ravaging tragedy in town. The most popular question has become “who is next in line?” The recent toll of dead firstborns puts the number at twenty-seven. The most recent tragedy is the death of the king to be, Prince Adetuba. […]

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Iku (Death)

In Aka village our most dreaded enemy was iku. The one we fought with all that we had. We have had other enemies at different times but they were all defeated. This one is extremely powerful. He and his army from the kingdom called Aye were fierce and had no mercy.  He wore on him […]

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