To tell you the truth, I’m even tired of everything; of the London boy, of Rotimi, of school, of hustling, and of telling you everything that’s happened to me. Nobody should ever share everything about themselves, but it is what the likes of Facebook and twitter and BB status messages have taught us – to […]Read more "They Call Me Juliet: Part 29"
If like me you’ve watched a lot of James Bond type movies, you’d be forgiven, as I should be, for believing the ransom drop off was going to go terribly wrong. I mean, being woken up from an uncomfortable sleep on a sofa, by a man carrying a Ghana-must-go bag full of money, is not […]Read more "They Call Me Juliet: Part 28"
Needless to say, sleep was the last thing on my mind that night. As I slowly returned to the house, I listened to the sound of Rotimi’s car driving away from me. John junior was standing by the window looking out. When he turned to me and saw the tears, he walked over and put […]Read more "They Call Me Juliet: Part 27"
I’ve woken up in many strange beds before but it’s always been next to a strange man who has paid me to be in his bed. Waking up alone on the bed in Rotimi’s beautiful comfortable guestroom felt strange. I’m one of those people who can go to sleep at 4 am and still wake […]Read more "They Call Me Juliet: Part 26"
My mind was on getting home. As I walked past the big compounds of VGC I wasn’t thinking of the girls dancing for the men and I wasn’t thinking of Rotimi. Later I would realise I wasn’t even thinking about Johnny, and this would make me feel bad. But I just wanted to get home […]Read more "They Call Me Juliet: Part 25"
Uncle China came out to look for us. I saw him walking towards Doctor’s car and shifted in my sit. Rotimi didn’t see him and continued nodding gently to the music with his eyes closed. Uncle China knocked on the window of the driver’s side. I pretended I just saw him. Rotimi switched off his […]Read more "They Call Me Juliet: Part 24"
Uncle China was waiting for me on the edge of his big bed. In my mind I walked up to him, stood in front of him and let him grab my bum in both his arms and suck my boobs through my Boubou. But in real life I stood at the door, looked at him […]Read more "They Call Me Juliet: Part 23"
Things you cannot do on an empty stomach: Think, sleep, relax, make love. Things you can do on an empty stomach: have sex. I did not follow John Junior to his father’s house that night. I asked him to drop me at my place, and I think it was telling that he did not try […]Read more "They Call Me Juliet: Part 22"
Some words of wisdom have been used so often that they’ve lost their ability to impart their wisdom. They’ve become so clichéd that by the time they apply to you, and someone who cares about you says them to you, their strength is lost in the million times you’ve heard them told before, sometimes even […]Read more "They Call Me Juliet: Part 21"
Lagos, a city of thirty million people and still, somehow unable to afford a girl some anonymity. John junior took me to his father’s house and told me as much as I needed to hear. Johnny had called him on the day he got kidnapped. He had intentionally tossed his phone when he realised he […]Read more "They Call Me Juliet: Part 20"