BROKEN OR NOT.

BROKEN OR NOT.

  BROKEN OR NOT. ..... EPISODE 5 *OMOLOLU*“The view from the front porch is amazing. We are lucky that Collins saved this place for us. What do you think?” Olivia asked as she pulled me towards the Porch. I nodded. “I think it’s good.”You can have this place for only 60 million naira. The best you can get.” Collins added as we joined him outside. If anyone had told me that I would have up to a million naira before my death, I’d argue it with ‘references’****“My name is Omololu Martins.” I introduced.Mr. Philips stared at me. “Olivia told me you would be coming.”I just want you to know that I can do a lot at once.”He nodded. “Multitasking. That’s interesting.”I smiled.“I have a ship that comes in next week throughApapa, I have some men that help offload the ship. It is long and hard, it takes a minimum of four hours to offload it. You can join them in offloading it. I’ll provide you with accommodation there and feeding too during the time for it.”I nodded. “Okay, that’s fine.”You’ll also get paid, You’ll be paid ten thousand naira.”My face fell, but it was a start. “Thank you, sir.”After a tiring first day of offloading a ship, Mr. Philips called me into his car. “Great job

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Competition “Lagos Poetrython and arts cafe”

Competition “Lagos Poetrython and arts cafe”

Lagos Poetrython and arts cafe is a gathering of wordsmiths and lyricists and a platform for the exhibition of the finest on the Lagos and International Poetry Scene. The event encompasses poetry slam, book reading, panel sessions, Poetrython and masterclasses. The masterclasses would be curated by Tolu’ A. Akinyemi (Newcastle, UK), Saint Rhymes (Nigeria), Torpedo Mascaw (Nigeria), Toyin Seth Ogungbemi (Nigeria), Dami Ajayi (Nigeria), Rezthapoet (Nigeria), Olulu King (Nigeria), Sage Hasson (Nigeria), Adeoye Abodunrin (Life intuitive coach) and Timi Dakolo (Songwriter). There will also be performances by an array of some of the finest poetic voices in Nigeria: Wayne Samuel, Kemi Oladipupo, Soonest, Ifeanyi Bernard, Mankind, Angel salt, Otor Matthew, Nifemi Brown, Larry Foreman, Lazywrita, Solar speaks, Cephas, Ayo Komsons, Olivia, Afolabi Thomas and a host of other readers and fantastic bards. Participants and performers can register online at http://lagos.poetrython.com Entry: Download any of Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s books “Dead Lions Don’t Roar” “Dead Dogs Don’t Bark” and “Dead Cats Don’t Meow” on @okadabooks or buy paperback at the Venue. The event is slated for the 20th of April,

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Word of the Day

Word of the Day

FANTOD noun FAN-tahd Definition 1 plural fantods a : a state of irritability and tension b : fidgets 2 : an emotional outburst : fit Did You Know? "You have got strong symptoms of the fantods; your skin is so tight you can't shut your eyes without opening your mouth." Thus, American author Charles Frederick Briggs provides us with an early recorded use of fantods in 1839. Mark Twain used the word to refer to uneasiness or restlessness as shown by nervous movements—also known as the fidgets—in Huckleberry Finn: "They was all nice pictures, I reckon, but I didn't somehow seem to take to them, because … they always give me the fantods." David Foster Wallace later used "the howling fantods," a favorite phrase of his mother, in Infinite Jest. The exact origin of fantod remains a mystery, but it may have arisen from English dialectal fantigue—a word (once used by Charles Dickens) that refers to a state of great tension or excitement and may be a blend of fantastic and fatigue.  

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10 Simple Steps for Writing a Book

10 Simple Steps for Writing a Book

10 Simple Steps for Writing a Bookhttps://istory.com.ng/10-simple-steps-for-writing-a-book/   The hard part of writing a book isn’t getting published. It’s the actual writing. In this article, I offer 10 steps for writing a book along with 10 bonus steps to getting your book done. Books don’t just write themselves, after all. You have to invest everything you are into creating an important piece of work. How to really write a book In this post, I’ll teach you the fundamental steps you need to write a book. I’ve coined out this easy steps so you can start making progress. But first, let’s look at the big picture. What does it take to write a book? It happens in three phases: Beginning: You have to start writing. This sounds obvious, but it may be the most overlooked step in the process. You write a book by deciding first what you’re going to write and how you’re going to write it. Staying motivated: Once you start writing, you will face self-doubt and overwhelm and a hundred other adversaries. Planning ahead for those obstacles ensures you won’t quit when they come. Finishing: Nobody cares about the book that you almost wrote. We want to read the one you act

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Word of the Day

Word of the Day

Definition : a person who idolizes Shakespeare Did You Know? George Bernard Shaw once described a William Shakespeare play as "stagy trash." Another time, Shaw said he'd like to dig Shakespeare from the grave and throw stones at him. Shaw could be equally scathing toward Shakespeare's adoring fans. He called them "foolish Bardolaters," wrote of "Bardolatrous" ignoramuses, and called blind Shakespeare worship "Bardolatry." Oddly enough, Shaw didn't despise Shakespeare or his work (on the contrary, he was, by his own admission, an admirer), but he disdained those who placed the man beyond reproach. The word bardolater, which Shaw coined by blending Shakespeare's epithet—"the Bard"—with an affix that calls to mind idolater, has stuck with us to this day, though it has lost some of its original critical sting.

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Word of the Day

Word of the Day

Definition 1: to act as a detective: search for information 2: to search for and discover Did You Know? "They were the footprints of a gigantic hound!" Those canine tracks in Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles set the great Sherlock Holmes sleuthing on the trail of a murderer. It was a case of art imitating etymology. When Middle English speakers first borrowed sleuth from Old Norse, the term referred to "the track of an animal or person." In Scotland, sleuthhound referred to a bloodhound used to hunt game or track down fugitives from justice. In 19th-century U.S. English, sleuthhound became an epithet for a detective and was soon shortened to sleuth. From there, it was only a short leap to turning sleuth into a verb describing what a sleuth does.   mettlesome

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EZE GOES TO SCHOOL 3D ANIMATION

EZE GOES TO SCHOOL 3D ANIMATION

A short beautiful well created 3D animation based on the book "EZE GOES TO SCHOOL". Follow @istoryng on Instagram, twitter and on facebook. To watch the full video clip,  visit Istorgng and If you enjoyed this video please dc4dLike, dd25Comment, & and don't forget to Subscribe to our youtube channel, turn on our post notification for your daily dose of enlightenment, interactive sessions, writing prompt, fun, engagement, books and our African stories. [ #istoryng Home for readers and writers ] EZE GOES TO SCHOOL 3D ANIMATION. https://youtu.be/O7MYolbP1X0 via @YouTube

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TOP 10 NIGERIAN BOOKS THAT REMINDS YOU OF CHILDHOOD THAT WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH

TOP 10 NIGERIAN BOOKS THAT REMINDS YOU OF CHILDHOOD THAT WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH

TOP 10 NIGERIAN BOOKS THAT REMINDS YOU OF CHILDHOOD THAT WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH If you were one of those born in the 80s and 90s, books were your everything, your escape from boredom, your companion. It was like a competition. You wanted to be among those who had read certain books and brag about it. As we grow older, it’s easy to forget how important it is to keep reading. We tend to forget how our lives were positively affected by reading. We seem to have lost that excitement and pleasure we derived from reading. Since the arrival of mobile and smart phones, reading has begun fading from our culture and children are concentrating more on keeping up with the trends on social media. Here are some memorable Nigerian literature books that kept 90s children company 1. The gods are not to blame by Ola Rotimi The novel is set in an indeterminate period of a Yoruba kingdom. It is dramatic tale of a man named Odewale who was born with a destiny he tried to run away from.   2. Eze goes to school by Onuora Nzekwu and Michael CrowderIt was one of the popular literatures back in the day. It portrays the life of a typical Nigerian community and inspiring determination in the face of chal

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