carpe diem

'The best things in life make you sweaty' ― Edgar Allan Poe My last trip to Abuja, in January, was a hectic and work filled space with little time to read, write or take photographs. Back in town today, and felt I should seize the moment. This man's purposeful stride seems to set the tone…Read more carpe diem

ambience

I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie I'm back in Abuja, reading another book, Americanah, by one of my newest discoveries, the peerless Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for wordpress weekly photo challenge - ambience

trace afrobeats show

Somewhere in all that travel advice, along with taking malarial pills (every single day) and not walking along unlit streets, lurks that bit about avoiding crowded areas. Only thing is, to really get to know a place, it's hard to follow all that advice, all of the time. So, last night after devouring spicy grilled…Read more trace afrobeats show

new horizon

If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore I took this chance shot whilst visiting the Dutse Alhaji market. The photo is my response to this week's WordPress weekly photo challenge, this week's theme New Horizon, challenged us to show something that we wanted…Read more new horizon

it’s her day

I only want an easy mind, sir; not crushed by crowded obligations ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre In this case, the obligations were all fiscal, fuelled by social media, dubious status and egoistic fantasy. The closing scenes, which involved a cavalcade of 'keke' were almost as inspiring as the near final scene at the altar, when *redacted…Read more it’s her day

gone (cat)fishin’

And chase hard and good and with no mistakes and do not overrun them ― Ernest Hemingway, Islands in the Stream The finale to the weekend? Another taxi ride. With my trusty companion and friend, David. This time into a military compound. As ever, our driver switched on the interior lights, and popped the trunk,…Read more gone (cat)fishin’