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    Teenage Memories: Gist From My Sweet Sixteen

    As a teenager, I had plans… Who wouldn’t growing up in a household with Christian and moral values. Ten years ago, I was sixteen. I knew I had to complete my secondary school education to get the freedom I craved for. One of such freedom, was the freedom to date… We had a standing rule at home to have no boyfriend till a particular age… So dating in Secondary school was out of the question. I didn’t plan to be promiscuous. But, after reading a good number of romance novels, my heart was ready to explore. I had plans to find Prince Charming (one way or another). And by that…

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    How to Achieve Your 2019 Goals and Beyond

    Why People Don’t Achieve their Goals (Series alert, not so long… Totally worth your time) Have you set goals in time past and not achieved them? Have you set your 2019 goals and are beginning to get skeptical about whether they can be achieved or not? Worry no more, I will be sharing time tested life hacks (tips actually) on how to turn those goals into a reality. The plus side is they not only work for new years but for any form of goal setting Now we all know in this season, there will be resolutions, goals, dreams, plans, words etc… Beyond just saying them out loud and sharing…

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    Omolabake (Epilogue)

    Epilogue Omolabake: A Tale of Two Fathers! 2 Years Later “Congratulations once again, Gideon. I am happy for you” Morinsola said. “I’m so honoured that you could be a part of our day” Gideon replied as he and Omolabake escorted Morinsola and Lekan out of the event’s center towards the car park area. “Even I couldn’t have convinced her to be absent” Lekan, Morinsola’s husband put in. They arrived at Lekan’s Toyota Venza. she embraced Gideon, her belly brushed against his suit “Congratulations are also in order on your side too” Her well rounded tummy did not hide the fact that she was few weeks away from the delivery room.…

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    Omolabake Episode 15

    Episode 15 Omolabake literally dragged Gideon across the hallway to GrannyO’s ward. “We have good news!” She said as they entered into the room. Three pair of eyes looked up. Omolabake noticed the presence of Morinsola “Hey babe!” She said Morinsola stared at her “Get on with the good news” “You both are getting married?” Aunt Bunmi asked, looking at Omolabake and Gideon, her gaze rested on their locked hands. “Oh no!” Omolabake quickly released Gideon’s hand. He coughed. “I just got saved” Omolabake said. “Even better” GrannyO said. She looked at Gideon, her eyes twinkled. “That is beautiful, dear.” “Wow” Morinsola said. “Congratulations dear” Aunt Bunmi said as she…

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    Omolabake Episode 14

    Episode 14 “How is Granny O doing?” Michael stepped out of the bathroom dressed in his flannel pajamas. Gideon lay on the bed facing the ceiling. “Better, I guess. Though the Doctor requested she undergoes a couple of tests” Gideon replied as he pulled the duvet close to his chin. Michael sat on the other side of the bed. “Turns out you got more than you bargained for when you took the job.” “That’s right… I could never have imagined any of these” Gideon said. Michael scoffed, “You know, I’d have thought you crazy if I didn’t believe God speaks, not to talk of leads his children” “Yeah, I know……

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    Omolabake Episode 13

    Episode 13 Morinsola had texted her Pastor’s wife that she needed to meet with her before their usual Thursday fellowship at Maggies. So she had replied that they could meet on Tuesday at her office. They sat in her teal green oval office. “Tell me everything, Sister Morin?” She had recounted the events of Sunday to the woman. “After my secondary school education. I enrolled at a coaching center in preparation of my JAMB exams.” She stood up from the chair. “I was sixteen and a beauty. My mother always said I was a carbon copy of her mother who was an Igbo woman.” “I was the envy of all…

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    Omolabake Episode 12

    Episode 12 Morinsola sat by Lekan on the large cane chair in the veranda. She wiped off the fading red paint on her toe nails with nail vanish “She decided to drive herself. Ever since Gideon left, she wouldn’t let anyone drive her. And trust me, not even her father can convince her otherwise.” “I see” Lekan continued his candy crush game. He echoed the sound as his swiped his striped candy “Tasty, the boy must be special” “Special? He certainly is! She was human while he was around. Now, she hardly even notices people in the office.” She brought out two shades of blue paint from her paint bag.…

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    Omolabake 10 & 11

    Welcome to our new space! We hope you enjoyed your flight? Greetings to all first timers! I think we should celebrate this new Site together! Hence the gift of an extra chapter. Kindly share this post and also, you can subscribe for newsletters for updates and more. Cheers to us! With Love, Lutomi Modesola.   Episode 10 “So are we friends?” Gideon asked as they walked towards the sitting area “I know you certainly aren’t my enemy” She answered Gideon pulled out a chair for Omolabake to sit on at an empty table. “Tell me, what are your plans?” She looked at him “I applied to Seoron do brand management…

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    Omolabake Episode 9

    Episode 9 “Thank you” Morinsola smiled at the guard who pulled the eatery`s door for her. She scanned the room and sighted the booth where Omolabake sat. Their eyes met. Labake smiled. Morinsola made her way over to the booth. A woman with a bag stopped her in her tracks. “Hello Madam” She looked up to see her Pastor`s wife. “Oh, Good afternoon ma.” After exchanging pleasantries, the woman left with her food packs. “Old friend?” Omolabake asked as Morinsola took her seat, taking a sip of her smoothie “Actually. She is my Pastor`s wife.” “Oh nice” Omolabake wasn’t much of a church person. “So how are you?” She abruptly…

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    Omolabake Episode 8

    I am so sorry esteemed readers, I have been out of power on all my devices for the last 18hrs+. Thank you for bearing with me! Episode 8 As Gideon stepped into the Drivers’ Lounge, Stanley raised his head as the door opened “Look who we have here.” Stanley took water from the dispenser. The room was well lit and had the necessities. Two men sat opposite each other, playing a board game. The older of the two being the driver of Otunba Ibikunle-Pearse was fondly called Baba Lucas by all and Jude, a younger man were at a standstill in their chess game. “How is Omolabake doing?” Baba Lucas…