The Amasa Dialogue.

OLU: She didn’t want to be a lawyer in the first place.
KAYODE: Who?
OLU: The lady who refused to remove her hijab at the Call to Bar ceremony.
KAYODE: Oh! Why did you say that?
OLU: Ahan! Is she the first Muslim lady to study law?
KAYODE: I’m sure she’s not .
OLU: Ehen! So other Muslim ladies who have been called to bar were not good Muslims, no?
KAYODE: I never said that. I’m just asking why you said she didn’t want to be a lawyer in the first place
OLU: She knew the dress code of the Bar ceremony but intentionally broke it. And it’s that one that is supposed to be a repository of laws, right?

KAYODE: But she said it was a form of protest for her and her kinds. She believed the dress code violates her religious belief.

OLU: So, the Law School is now a religious school?
KAYODE: Nope.
OLU: How do you even expect someone like her not to be biased in religious matters?
KAYODE: Well, another angle to look at it is that if she couldn’t compromise on her religion for a few hours, how would she be bias when her religion expressly advocates for fairness?
OLU: So you’re saying she was right not to have honoured the code? I learnt Belgore even spoke to her sef. Did you see Buhari’s daughter during her call to bar? She didn’t wear hijab o. A whole Buhari’s daughter!
KAYODE: Is Buhari or his daughter the model for Muslims to follow?
OLU: B-but if not that she wanted to pull a stunt, why didn’t she heed to Belgore?
KAYODE: Stunt? I guess you would have said the same thing when Rosa Parks didn’t give up her seat in that bus in 1951.
OLU: That was different. It was a discriminatory law that needed to be repealed.
KAYODE: Well, that’s what Firdaus also thinks. The dress code, to her, was discriminatory.
OLU: But she could have fought for it after she must have been called to Bar.
KAYODE: Rosa too could have given up her seat and fought thereafter. Heck! She was even part of NAACP.
OLU: Now, I’m confused; what do you think about the issue?
KAYODE: Well, I’m not pro or against any of the parties. They both acted with their beliefs. However, I think the law should have been reviewed. In Nigeria, Muslims make up up to 50% of the population. That’s a sizeable number.
OLU: So if CCC members also decide to express their beliefs by appearing in their white garments during the Call to Bar ceremony, it’s welcome?
KAYODE: In my belief, that will be mischievous.
OLU: Why? Isn’t what sauce for the goose sauce for the gander again?
KAYODE: The board to review the dress code will be made up of smart people who would be able to detect mischief. The hijab isn’t just an attire for occasions; it’s an everyday wear for Muslim ladies. Do you see CCC members wear white garments to the markets or offices or classes?
OLU: But that will make mockery of religious neutrality that the Law school stands for. Hope you know that Deeper Life Church members don’t normally wear trousers but wear same during NYSC?
KAYODE: I don’t think it’ll make mockery of the religious neutrality. Like I said earlier, the hijab is an everyday wear of the Muslim lady. It’s only right, in my opinion, that in a country with such large number of Muslims, their belief system should be put into consideration before rules are made. Muslims make up about 1% of US, yet the diversity is respected as a Muslim lady wears her hijab during her Call to Bar ceremony. The Sikhs are also allowed to carry their kirpan around in many parts of Europe and the US. Does that equate to religious bias? In essence, the law needs to be reviewed.
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This is purely a work of fiction.
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20 Random Facts About Me

Narcissistic? Well, sue me! I was once asked to describe myself in one word and what I could come up with is introvert. Quite cliché, don’t you think? Well, I had to come up with random facts about myself to give me options.random facts

  1. I’m a sucker for good grammar and punctuations, especially when reading. I can’t stand those who use ‘am’ instead of ‘I’m’; ‘loose’ instead of ‘lose’, ‘your’ instead of ‘you’re’ or ‘their’ instead of ‘there’. I might just punch you in the throat.
  2. I used to think the concept of celebrity crush is nonsense but I have 2 of those now 🙈. They’re Janelle Monae and Sanaa Lathan.
  3. There are 3 songs I rarely skip on my playlist- Captains and Cruise Ships (Owl City), Vivid Imagination (K1 de Ultimate) and House on Fire (Sia).
  4. Chip off the Old block: I’ve lost count of the number of times I have been told this. Even my barber told me this yesterday, despite the fact that he has never seen me with my dad before! Few years ago, a man I had never met before and who had never met me too asked if I was Mr Femi’s son. Quite creepy!
  5. I’m a movie junkie. Sometimes, what gets me through a bumpy day is the fact that I have unwatched movies on my laptop. My favourite series is How I Met Your Mother.
  6. The first feature I notice on a woman is the stomach. I love flat stomachs.
  7. I’m usually unmotivated and unproductive when my space is invaded.

Oh! You’ll be visiting? That’s fine, but when will you be leaving?

  1. When I can, I cherish a 10-minute time of silence every morning.
  2. I’m a lover of dark rooms. Bright lights freak me out.
  3. When I was younger, I had 2 contrasting nicknames- Gentleman and Ekun.
  4. Sometimes, I get the urge to get lost. When I get bored, I take a hike into hitherto unchartered territories.
  5. I believe pizza is overrated and semo is thrash.
  6. The oldest piece of clothing I have is a 16 year old jacket. Classic case of ‘You-Will-Grow-Into-It’.
  7. If it’s not beef, fish or FRIED chicken, count me out.
  8. One day, I would love to have either a cat or a monkey as a pet.
  9. Sometimes, what gets me through a rough week is the knowledge that there is a Manchester United match in the weekend.
  10. It was a few months to my 8th birthday when my paternal grandmother died. I was disturbed when she was referred to as ‘late’. I thought anyone who was late would be punished. No thanks to latecomers in school.
  11. I am allergic to dust.
  12. I have a mild OCD. It leans more towards compulsion than obsession though. I haven’t told anyone this before.
  13. It requires much for me to get angry, but I can be vindictive when I am. I’m still a work in progress in this department.

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The Dark Place

Dark Place

Tonight’s the night we lose control!

Her naked body wriggled feebly as he tucked in his flaccid penis in his boxers. The room was lit just enough to appreciate her areolas once again.
‘Wow! Is this how make-up sex feels like? We need to quarrel more’, he thought with a smirk.
John Legend’s Tonight had been on repeat primarily to drown her loud moans. Quite a moaner, that one! While fondling with the papers on the bedside cabinet to pick his wedding ring, his hand hit the little metal and it rolled under the bed.
‘Oh fuck!’, he cursed.
He crouched and his stretched hand meandered around the dark place the way his tongue did on her moments earlier. The flashlight on his Samsung phone came to the rescue. However, instead of the ring, what the light shone on was a recently used HIV test kit.
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Dashed

‘My courage will not be squashed; I’ll tell her my feelings today’, I soliloquised, as I passed by an electoral poster of her father. I always look forward to seeing her alighting from the chauffeur-driven SUV but oddly, she wasn’t in school today.

A crowd lurked around her house. People conversed in hushed tones, gathered in twos and threes. The usual euphoria was absent. I moved towards Rotimi as I sighted his customized Arsenal jersey in the crowd.

‘Guy, wetin dey happen?’, I asked, tapping his shoulder.

Baba, you never hear ni? Otunba & his family were assassinated last night’

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