LOLA

Part 1: THE TRAVAILS OF LOLA (photo credit: Olayinka Babalola via unsplash.com) “Excellent results. Quiet and reserved.”The remarks on Lola’s report sheets were consistent every term. Excelling in her school work was not negotiable, it was the demand from her parents. “I am not raising a Mongol”, her mother would exclaim, pacing the floor of…

I Ironed My Bedsheets

Up And Down. One of my favorite gospel rappers is Ambassador. I had “Nothing like us” as my ringtone in the university, and my roommates would request to allow the phone ring a while before I picked a call because the track was dope! We also had some preachers we listened to back then and…