I am Rikimaru; I am Shadow

Writer, Poet, Social Commentator

A TALE OF TWO BREAD SELLERS

A few months ago, we were bestowed with the tale of a certain bread hawker, whom the gods of the flour mill chose to smile upon. Her story had all … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · 4 Comments

I’m a Beast, I’m a Monster; a Legend, I’m a Rockstar!

…mafioso flow so loco , so call me a monster! I love rap music still. In recent times though, I have not had the time to keep up with the … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Grammarly, Nikolas Baron, #BringBackOurGirls and other thots..

Sometime in the year 2013 I was amongst a group of writers aiming to beat the world record for the largest number of authors to collaborate on a novel and … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

WHY WE WRITE: A Reminiscence of the Craft – by NIKOLAS BARON

When I was in fifth grade, my English teacher taught me the importance of good grammar, though I never fully grasped the concept until the end of middle school. She … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

QUOTES OF THE DAY

“There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it often a comfort to … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 6 Comments

DO EPIC SHIT!

Excuse my Japanese. I am just so psyched and disappointed with myself all at the same time.  Yes I didn’t do a lot of things in my life; I watched … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · 7 Comments

PAYING THE PIPER

I am not sure if any of you remember a story contained in one of the old Primary School English Comprehension Texts, about a flute player who framed his own … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

THIS WEEK…

This week I Leap. I have given ear to the voices in my head that call on me endlessly, with haphazard stories  I cannot understand, let alone put on paper. … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

CLOSURE

[(klzhr) –  or need for closure are psychological terms that describe the desire or need individuals have for information that will allow them to conclude an issue that had previously … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

HOW TO STAY AWAKE WHILE DRIVING

One of the main reasons for my getting into trouble with my mum, as a child, was sleep. I am not referring to sleeping on the bed at nighttime or … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 6 Comments

PATRIOTS WANTED

The ad was original, instructive and unabashed. The jingle was crisp; its message loud and clear. The commercial screamed for audacity and showed grit.   VACANCY FOR PATRIOTS! The Clients … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

WHEN I AM IN POETRY MOOD

So, yes, I am in poetry mood and it’s usually gloomy and moody. ‘Not on the surface but all the way through’. It’s that time when I allow myself to … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 4 Comments

RE-WRITING HISTORY

In Africa we beat our children… I received my own fair share of the cane too and I can confidently say that there came a time during my teenage years … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · 4 Comments

THE MARK OF CONTROL

I BELIEVE IN A LOT OF THINGS… My thoughts and opinions might be regarded as extreme in many cases and I do not intend to apologize about them. However, I … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · 7 Comments

A HONEST BREEDING

One of my most cherished possession is a Levi Strauss T-shirt given to me by a dear friend on which it is inscribed amongst other things: ‘Honestly Made’. I have … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

LAMA SABACHTHANI

It happens… shit happens they say. Get used to it, expect it, prepare for it and you should be fine. Life offers no guarantees, in fact the only guarantee it … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

KING OF SORROW – now there are two!

What is so attractive about grief? What is so pleasant about Melancholy? That bleakness of the heart accompanied by a parochial craving that seeks nothing but creative negativity, is something … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

A MOLOTOV COCKTAIL

Section 2 (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Constitution of the Federal republic of Nigeria, 1979, as amended, or in any other enactment or law, no person other than the … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

KANSAS CITY SHUFFLE

Recently I came across an interesting headline in the Vanguard dated the 20th day of July, 2012: ‘Magistrate orders lawyer to frog-jump for noise-making’.* Interesting, not because I ever thought … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

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