A story of the tiny hurts swept underneath the passions of love and how they eventually derail relationships and lead to heartbreaks.
A story of what can happen to a mind when it’s hurt by love.
Remember Olufunmi, Call My Name, Iya Basira? What happened to that group? What happened everyone’s favorite RnB group? Why do some artists fade in their primes and others live forever? Time? Talent?
While ‘loving’ was the proof of being in love, the actions you took to show that you’re in love, the things you do out of love. But as I grew up, I realized that there was a difference.
Ask an average Nigerian, possibly in a year long relationship what he/she is doing with their partner and their default answer will probably be “Oh, we’re going out”. Going out? Where to? When? Why?
In this unique series, you the reader is given the power to decide how you want your story to end. The main dish is Pounded Yam and you have four options of soup to go with it - Egusi, Efo Riro, Bitter leaf and Banga.
I bend my fingers to get a better view, watch as the rock catches the light and I think, my mother would be so proud. A sigh forces itself out of my mouth into his, and as he grunts in response his doughy fingers dig deeper into my back. Ouch.
I was expected not to sweat over the steaming yam nor to wipe my sweat with anything I was wearing while at this pounding. My mum was that scrupulous. And now she was comparing love to my most annoying kitchen chore.