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The Opposites – Mo’s first blog Post

Motunrayo is writing her first online published work and hopes to write her own book some day. Just like daddy! Once upon a time, there lived a happy little family of 2 children, a twin – a boy and a girl, and their single mother. Her husband died before her

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Night Runs – chapter 4 – Blood

Enjoy this new short story series Chapter 4 Blood Adio was oblivious to the blaring sirens and flashing lights of the two ambulances that sped past him in the opposite direction. He was focused on reaching the pick-up point for his next rider promptly. His schedule had been slightly delayed

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Night Runs – chapter 3 – Raunchy

Enjoy this new short story series Chapter 3 Raunchy It was 2am in the morning. There’s a certain level of tiredness that equates to illness; Adio’s tired body was inching closer to breaking down, but his brain kept on going as if it was on some Olympian overthinking sprint. He

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Night Runs – chapter 2 – crazy

Enjoy this new short story series Chapter 2 Crazy Adio’s passenger for the night was starting to irritate him. He had picked him up in front of a popular nightclub in Victoria Island but soon regretted it the moment the young man eased himself into his car. The young man’s

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Night Runs – chapter 1 – gossips

Enjoy this new short story series Chapter 1 Gossips His rider showed no sign of irritation when Adio wheeled the car to a halt by the roadside kerb. It took him all of twenty-four minutes to arrive at the pick-up point. He had been driving around roads on the island

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There’s a writer in each of my kids – Novelist, Akingbogun

Published May 1, 2022 on The Punch newspaper A civil engineer and creative writer, Akin Akingbogun, speaks to OLADIMEJI RAMON about his craft Tell us a bit about yourself. Akin Akingbogun is a 42-year-old civil engineer, who has openly professed to be 13 years younger to fit the narrative for

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How Nigeria can produce another Nobel winner, by author

Published March 27, 2024 on The Nation newspaper A creative writer and author, Akin Akingbogun, has said Nigeria can produce another Nobel winner almost two decades after Prof. Wole Soyinka won the prestigious prize in literature. For that to happen, the limitations must be addressed, he said. The Obafemi Awolowo University

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Visual content affecting reading culture, says Author

Published March 15, 2024 on Punch newspaper A creative writer and author, Mr Akin Akingbogun, has said the high amount of visual content on social media has reduced reading culture and affected the attention span of readers. Akingbogun a graduate of Civil Engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife,

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Surprising tales that effortlessly intertwine imagination and reality – A Review of Akin Akingbogun’s Dreams from Yesterday

Published May 4, 2024 on Business day newspaper Title: Dreams from Yesterday Author: Akin Akingbogun Publisher: Winepress Year of Publication: 2023 Number of Pages: 179 Category: Short Stories While the cover of “Dreams from Yesterday” may not fully convey the depth and excitement of Akin Akingbogun’s collection of 14 short stories, within the book, Akingbogun showcases

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Is fear holding you back?

In Nelson Mandela’s own words: “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” Learning how to be courageous in the face of fear takes practice and persistence Is fear holding you back? Fear isn’t always an inherently bad thing. After all, fear is and has been

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Old Town Road – PART 2

Due to popular demand, I have continued the first story from my fourth published book – Dreams from Yesterday; a collection of short stories   The story continues from here. Old Town Road Part 2 Garba turned to face the only man who appeared to see him. “Can you really

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My Interview Story – only the audacious survive

This is my story, every pulsating detail documented to inspire you to leap beyond your limitations. This story was first published in 2019 and remains the most viewed, most read and most commented story on the blog till date. I hope you find it worth your time. In search of

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Remember me (XVI)- Final Chapter

The story nears its end  Final Chapter Chapter 16 Tara felt better, but the annoying pain in her foot kept her in bed. She was starting to rouse from sleep when the door into her room opened gently and a woman cradling a small bag in her arm walked in.

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Remember me (XV)- Short story

The story nears its end  Chapter 15 Her father That evening Christiana was convinced that she had to end it all. She had been walking for three hours non-stop through the busy highway and the arterial roads within the Lagos mainland. Her destination was unknown. Her legs kept asking her

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Remember me (XIV)- Short story

The story nears its end  Chapter 14 The Mansion Tara had always wanted to visit the house her mother lived before she married her father.  She approached her father with her finding from his room that afternoon. She walked up to him while he had dinner with the beach bottle

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Remember me (XIII)- Short story

The story of fate and destiny Chapter 13 The Ghost Dad 1977 Christiana lived in her head, to a large degree most people do. But it was most pronounced with her. She wanted to be as successful as her only sibling, her brother. He excelled in virtually everything he started.

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Remember me (XII)- Short story

This story is just unfolding Chapter 12 The Beach bottle Tara stopped using her medication the week after she left the wellness centre. She found the cocktail of pills irritating and could barely swallow the tablets even after she drowned them in bottled water. She hated the after-taste because it

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Remember me (XI)- Short story

The story of fate and destiny Chapter 11 Back to the start Tara eyes opened to a room that blurred like an old painting yet welcomed her with the hum of a central air conditioning unit and the scent of lavender that was spat out in a hiss from air

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Remember me (X)- Short story

The story of fate and destiny Chapter 10 The Mansion In one moment, Tara’s eyes welcomed the sunlight as it bloomed and bathed her in a rosy glow through the crack in her curtains and in another, she was toweling her rich dark and wet skin dry before jumping into

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Remember me (IX)- Short story

The story of fate and destiny Chapter 9 Tara’s kitchen had been begging for attention for many days. Unwashed plates, with leftovers dried and caked up from the heat, were heaped together in her small kitchen basin. That was not the scene Tara had anticipated when she got into the

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Remember me (VIII)- Short story

The story of fate and destiny Chapter 8 The Mother It started to rain. Tara was grateful for the rain, earlier in the haze of the afternoon heat, she could feel her dress starting to cling to her back in places while she sat in her car. Tara used to

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Remember me (VII)- Short story

The story of fate and destiny Chapter 7 The Meeting Ann was a gorgeous woman by the very definition. There was a softness to her appearance and a kind of warmth married to her beauty that allowed Tara to find sanctuary in her black twilight eyes. Her fine skin, honeyed

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Remember me (VI)- Short story

The story of fate and destiny Chapter 6 Ann the daughter. When Tara paced into the reception at the House of Order wellness center, her face still carried fading streaks of confusion. She couldn’t believe that the bottle she had left behind in her living room had found its way

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Remember me (V)- Short story

The story of fate and destiny Chapter 5  Beautiful beginnings Tara’s fondest memories of meeting Levi was at a sip and paint event at a posh boutique hotel lobby in Ikoyi, where more than two dozen canvasses, set on wooden stands told the story of colors and rising hope. The

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Remember me (IV)- Short story

The story of fate and destiny  Chapter 4 The Dilemma It was the lightest traffic she had been in that week. Vehicles were sprinkled on the road as though it were a playset that came with only a few cars. The aftermath of the COVID pandemic meant that a lot

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Remember me (III)- Short story

The story of fate and destiny Chapter 3 Shattered Pieces That afternoon, the sunlight conjured the most brilliant of mosaics, reflecting from the glassy black tarmac to the leaves on every tree and from wisp of cloud that barely provided shade. Bright streams of light ignited every gap as it

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Remember me (II)- Short story

The story of fate and destiny Chapter Two The Message Tara sat quietly behind the steering wheel. It was so quiet she could hear her own breath with ease as she tossed the bag into the passenger seat. She stayed still as though anticipating someone to knock on the car

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Remember me (I)- Short story

The story of fate and destiny Chapter 1 Nature’s Gift The waves broke around the beachfront with their foamy crests transforming into a chaotic lace over the brown. In the same way that curtains folded above a golden stage, the waves thrashed like the dancing hem of a long and

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On the second day of Cathay – enter the dragon

The Travel chronicles of a sorry Nigerian to Asia. Chapter Three Chapter Three We arrived Beijing at about 5pm. If there was anything I craved for at that instant, it was a soft bed with warm duvet. It didn’t look like that was going to happen anytime soon, as we

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On the second day of Cathay – Addis a burger

The Travel chronicles of a sorry Nigerian to Asia. Chapter Two It was an uneventful 5hour flight. The first leg of the journey was uneventful. Aside the flurry of food trays and a few miniature bottles of red wine, I spent the time immersed in two movies, each with a

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On the first day of Cathay – Naija & drama

The Travel chronicles of a sorry Nigerian to Asia. Chapter One The flight to China was scheduled for 1.40pm on Saturday afternoon. I had known this for up to two weeks and there was no way I was going to arrive at the airport later than 3hours before the scheduled

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Teamwork in marriage & relationships – don’t be a liability

That we are different means we are stronger together, possessing varied attributes, not that our differences should be a discriminatory divide. Deji Sowunmi Ladies and gentlemen, lovers of all ages, please yield your attention to me, for the next few minutes, because what you seek has found you. Love is

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The Deadist – Chapter One

New Stories! I offer no promises on this story, best to leave your seatbelt on. Chapter One There was something about the Lagos lagoon that beckoned to Jude whenever he drove his Toyota sedan on the third mainland bridge. It was not about the winding bridge itself, neither was it

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The lady or the tiger – Life Series 2

THE LADY, OR THE TIGER? by Frank R. Stockton From far and near the people gathered, and thronged the great galleries of the arena, and crowds, unable to gain admittance, massed themselves against its outside walls. The king and his court were in their places, opposite the twin doors, those

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The lady or the tiger – Life Series

THE LADY, OR THE TIGER? by Frank R. Stockton In the very olden time there lived a semi-barbaric king, whose ideas, though somewhat polished and sharpened by the progressiveness of distant Latin neighbors, were still large, florid, and untrammeled, as became the half of him which was barbaric. He was

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