I recently celebrated another birthday on the 29th of August and like Thanos my regular birthday existential crises screamed “I am inevitable.”

Ever since I didn’t celebrate my 10th year birthday I made commitment to not make a big deal out of birthdays, I turned another year, which if you…


The time was 6:48, when I switched on my data and VPN and opened twitter to quickly check if Messi’s renewal with the club had been announced, only for me to see very different news from Reshad Rahman (Hagrid): “Messi will no longer be linked to the club…” Instinctively I…


I recently came across a post on twitter talking about female privilege and how it doesn’t exist, and almost instinctively I took offense, because the argument put forward was that “If female privilege is only available to some (relatively) good looking, it is not privilege at all.”

And this seemed…


The terrible thing about sadness is how it takes your mind and forces it to only be able to see all the darkness and saddest parts of your life. It takes your bad memories and shoves it into your face and even when you try to search your mind for…


The amazing thing about being a Nigerian is that no matter how bad you think things are; it always finds a way to get worse. Everytime we think we’ve hit rock bottom; we always find a way to sink deeper. …


Have you ever wanted something really bad, that you made several sacrifices to get it, you gave up on relationships, went sleepless nights, because you believed that when you got it, it would give you some form of happiness, some sort of fulfillment.

Then when you got it, when you…


After Primary 1, my academic fortunes changed dramatically especially after I changed schools. I became the best, I felt like a genius, I would watch cartoons of Jimmy Neutron, Mr. Fantastic in Fantastic 4 and I was so sure I was like them, a genius.

I started reading up on…


According to Wikipedia, “a messiah complex is a state of mind in which an individual holds a belief that they are destined to become a savior. The term can also refer to a state of mind in which an individual beliefs they are responsible for saving or assisting others”.

The…


Child abuse is one of the most normalized things in the Nigerian society. Children are often seen on the streets hawking food, “house boys and girls” are often children who were trafficked to perform unpaid labor almost always accompanied with abuse both physical and mental and often sexual.

It is…


It was so dark, I had never seen so much darkness in my life, and there in the darkness I saw this light, so bright and getting brighter, this yellow light wasn’t my salvation, no on the contrary it was my damnation.

The flames were getting larger and the smoke…

Daniel Ajiboso

Writer, Poet, Humanist

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