​HOW MENTALLY HEALTHY IS YOUR FAMILY? by Dada Emmanuel

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), about 20 per cent of the world children and adolescent have mental problems and about half of these mental issues begin before age 14. These problems cut across behaviours such as: Substance use, suicidal thought, self inflicted injury, destructive behaviours, low or no energy, anxiety or persistent worry. The…

REFLECTING ON THE PAST (OR WHY RAPE VICTIMS SHOULD SPEAK UP)

 this piece is based on actual events, no fiction. I woke up today and felt like telling my younger sister to guard  herself against abuse. My dear sister, speak out so that you will not regret you never did. Scream now not minding what people will say or who it will wake up. Shout! I…

ESCAPE

#WSW  I have only heard about it and always have sympathy for those involved. I’ve never for once thought of experiencing it but notwithstanding, I have a lot of “what if?” thoughts whenever I embark on a journey. In fact, it has been an habitual thought whenever I’m travelling to think about the wildest thought…

​YOU OWE THE FUTURE

The good things we enjoy today and the bad things we endure are the consequences of actions and inactions men took yesterday. And talking of yesterday, don’t even think of it literally. The prayers we pray for our fore runners, the praises they receive, and of course, the curses we rain on them even posthumously…

THIS IS NOT YOU AND YOU KNOW

He says, Your heartbeat plays to my soul a melody, That though legs can’t dance to, certifies your heart and I’s harmony. She says, I want my unborn futures And even my lettered files To bear your ancestors’ brands. So I say to him This is not you and you know For the same words…