My Latest Posts


The One Time Your Parents Got It Wrong

If your parents have ever looked at you like you’re a disappointment, this is for you. If you have ever thought you aren’t at the point where you should be, then this is for you too.

Lessons Life Forced Me to Learn at Sweet Sixteen

I think I’m the worst kind of writer.Or human sef. Life pushed me straight from childhood to adulthood and I can’t even talk about it. Anytime I try to think about deeper-than-the-surface-stuff, my mind goes screeeech, halt and blank. I really don’t know why. I’m left with a blank mind, no thoughts, no emotions and…

The Option Called Failure

Those first five words echoed in my head for years. Failure is not an option. Do you hear it too? Maybe not, but most of us live in line with those words. Until the day failure stops by to say hi. I was in SS2 when it happened. In Nigeria, we have 16 years of…

The Essential Ingredient of Writing

What happens when you give different persons the same ingredients to prepare a meal? Will the meal will taste the same? What if you don’t give them the ingredients? You only tell them to prepare the same meal? That is where individuality comes in. Because each of them will prepare it differently. Some might even…

Not a Thing Wrong With Insecurities

“You are strong. You are beautiful. You are perfect, just the way you are.” Positive talk is what they call it. These are words the media uses to comfort people who are insecure about their looks, shape, size, emotions, personality and many other attributes. Everyone has insecurities. But in the world, self-love talk means not…

Living in the Hourglass- Time

On some days, I feel like I’m trapped in a sandstorm; swamped with pain, desperate and confused while on other days, I feel like I’m stuck in an hourglass, the weight of time slowly catching up on me, filling me with anxieties. But recently, I realised that time can be like a flood too. I…

The Throes of Editing

As a writer, you must have heard the not-so-much-spoken-about rule which says; “When you don’t know what to write, write about not knowing what to write.” That’s one of my reasons for writing this post. The second is the reason I don’t know what to write about. I’m thinking and writing at the same time,…

It Did Not Rain on the Day I Died

The day was October 25th, the time was around 8:35pm when I had a near-death experience. And no, it did not rain. I never liked rainy days, for different reasons. One was my health, and the other was because they made me moody. I guess I still had the childlike thinking that rainy days meant…

What excites you about writing?

What excites you about writing? The interviewer asked me. I was nervous because I did not know the answer to his question. How could I answer a question I have never asked myself? I was doing the nodding and smiling thing we all do during interviews, while twisting my fingers in my laps and scraping…

A leap of faith

At 11 am, on the 15th day of January 2022, I bought my domain name, http://www.geenha.com I used the last cash I had, even if I was unsure. I’ve always planned to buy a domain name and that was my problem, “Planning”. I spend more time planning than I do acting. We all like planning…