“Uncle! Uncle Osinachi! Come and buy red pepper from me, na. The freshest wans avelebuh. You can’t find this type anywhere o” Daluchi, my wife’s fellow market-seller shouted. She said this to grab my attention and greet me as she often does when I come to the market to visit my beloved, Adaku. I waved … Continue reading MMUOMMIRI – ARINOLA OSOSANYA


Mr Abiodun watched, flabbergasted as the building burned before his eyes in the dead of night. Oh, how the flames engulfed the structure and licked the already black wood, ravenous for more. The flickers reflected in his dark eyes, as a couple wept bitterly next to him. These were his neighbours, and this was the … Continue reading SECOND CHANCES – ARINOLA OSOSANYA

Moremi Glossary& Explanations

Straw mat:  Quarters: In traditional Yoruba settings, many houses of the wealthy were built in a certain structure. There would usually be a compound, and houses would be built around the centre of the compound, forming a courtyard in the centre[1]. Each individual building could be taken to be a family member's house/ quarters: Source: … Continue reading Moremi Glossary& Explanations