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Options n Upshots

Options n’ Upshots – UE #10

A lovely Wednesday morning it was. A morning with the sun out in all its glory, surrounded by clear blue skies and very few clouds. In the Dawson household, it was a busy morning, as this would be the last time there would be any serious activity in it. Leticia and the children were leaving. […]

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Options n Upshots

Options n’ Upshots – UE #9

“Hmmm. Leticia, are you sure about this?” “Yes, Rev Bondzie. I’ve thought about it long enough, and I know it’s what I need. Look, I’ve tried my best, but it just isn’t working. Every time I wake up in this bed, every time I sit on the porch… look, thoughts of him have just refused […]

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Options n’ Upshots – UE #8

“Thomas was a loving father. An amazing husband. Someone I believed with all my heart that I’d spend the rest of my days with. From the day he asked me to be his wife, I was convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that this was the man I’d grow grey hairs with, and it […]

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Options n’ Upshots – UE #7

Safe in the arms of Jesus, safe on His gentle breast, There, by His love o’ershaded, sweetly my soul shall rest… Those were the words of the solemn hymn sung by those present in the church as the service began in Holy Ghost Temple. The casket in which Glori’s body lay was at the side […]

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Options n’ Upshots – UE #6

Getting down from the trotro, Boahemaa blinked back the tears that threatened to force their way out, as she made her way to the church right in front of her. Mission Anglican Church. Following the events of the past week, she was no longer allowed to set foot in the Vanderpuye house. Glori’s parents were […]

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Options n’ Upshots – UE #5

“So we’re looking at the middle of next month. That’s about three or so weeks away. I personally don’t believe there’s the need for us to keep him for so long in the fridge. Let’s just get things in order quickly, and give him a proper send-off.” The senior Mr. Dawson looked at Mr. Adjei, […]

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Options n’ Upshots – UE #4

It was 7:50 am on a Wednesday morning. And it was a knock on the door that woke Leticia up. Stirring as she lifted herself to sit up on the bed, she looked at the two little human beings on each side of her. Denise to the left, Samuel to the right. They were still […]

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Options n’ Upshots – UE #3

It was exactly a week since the tragic accident, and at the entrance of a compound house, there hung a big banner with Glori’s face on it. As one would expect, at the top, in clear capital letters, read the words ‘WHAT A SHOCK!’ As per the usual tradition, a one-week celebration was being held […]

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Options n’ Upshots – UE #2

Seated on the balcony, Leticia sat in her usual chair, clad in black, her facial expression void of any emotion. Looking at the flowers being blown by the breeze, she took a deep sigh as she continued to wait patiently. She was expecting certain visitors. Thomas’ father and uncle. Was she looking forward to their […]

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Options n’ Upshots – UE #1

Welcome to the second and final season of Options n’ Upshots! The finale of season 1 really threw us off track, didn’t it? I doubt anyone saw that coming. It was all kinds of brutal. And clearly, what we’re all wondering is… what happens with those left behind? Leticia, Boahemaa, Rawda… they’re all gonna be […]

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Jay Ayima

Jay Ayima Pt. 10 – Me Dixx

So chale, me dixx. This be the end product of what I do that night. Papafio then Semua no survive. Squad take them go hospital wey them say them quench long time. As them barb me knock me out, them take me go police station go report me sey I quench two people. As you […]

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Jay Ayima

Jay Ayima Pt. 9 – Somebody Go Smell Pepper!!

E knack like 11:20 pm as I go the Viva Hostel there. I take the money give the Uber driver, wey I commot the car inside then walk go the hostel. As I enter, wey some of the girls greet me, I nod, wey I just dey go my way. Two weeks catch since I […]

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Jay Ayima

Jay Ayima Pt. 8 – Ei! Herh!

Like one week since them give me that info, I make tense pass. Na I just dey hope sey ibi mistaken identity or some shit like that, coz chale, na I just no dey won believe. My Semua? My Sexy Semzy? Cheating on me? Ah, naaa. E no fit to be true. This girl wey […]

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Jay Ayima

Jay Ayima Pt. 7 – I No Dey Like Foolish Tins!

So from level 200 second sem to level 400 wey me then Semua dey commot. Life make perfect give me kraaa. At that point, somehow I dey fit manage restrain my body for ein top. Even though the make out diɛɛɛ, I never dey spare am. Crazy ass kisses and tins, chale! After that date […]

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Jay Ayima

Jay Ayima Pt. 6 – I Gbele My Heart

I no dey won talk plenty about wana dates, coz we go plenty. But one date bi dey wey chale, ibi very pivotal date, so I for tell you about that one. So na we dey level 300 by that time. Like one year pass since we start dey date. As she come take top […]

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Jay Ayima

Jay Ayima Pt. 5 – Ibi Like Love Catch Me

As I go uni, I no go lie you, I use ma freedom papa! Herh! After all the rules then tins, now I go dey campus wey them no dey enforce rules for your top like SHS. Chale, sweet freedom! This be where the real story dey begin from. So still, I dey keep to […]

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Jay Ayima

Jay Ayima Pt. 4 – Make Nobody Vex Me For Here!

As time catch sey I for go secondary school, my mind all be dark pass. Like really, I no dey like sey somebody go disturb me. Coz me, I never go spare you. I go make sure sey you go bleed. One way or another. Like, honestly, don’t try me. So as I dey hear […]

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Jay Ayima

Jay Ayima Pt. 3 – My Life Make Basaa

I really no dey like sey I go kae that horrible day. Still dey pain me pass. What I go fit talk for now be sey, Momee ein kiddie bro come take me from the house. Obviously, them make police go arrest Popee, so I no fit dey the house alone. Obviously, my uncle thems […]

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Jay Ayima

Jay Ayima Pt. 2 – One Horrible Sunday Gbɛkɛ

The day I see my people dey fight be the day my life change. Till then, I go fit talk sey na life be normal. The moment I realize sey things no cool between them, things change. You be kiddie aa, your expectation be sey your parents get good relationship. So as I see that […]

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Jay Ayima

Jay Ayima Pt. 1 – Ma Kiddie Time

As I mention earlier, I dey start from the beginning, so chale, make we move… Ma kiddie time diɛɛ, I no sheda dey kai many things. Abi those young years, the memories be someway. But some major ones dey stick. To begin with, I be the only kiddie of ma parents. Apparently, them attempt sey […]

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Jay Ayima

Jay Ayima Intro: Ma Story This

Welcome to State of Dabar’s very first pidgin English series!! For the next few minutes, you’re gonna be following the story of a young man who’s not exactly had the happiest life. If you wanna know what that is, then let’s move! A lil caution, though. If you’re not very familiar with pidgin, you’re not […]

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Meet The Dolphynes

Meet The Dolphynes S4 E14 – Abusua Pa

Well, ladies and gentlemen, here it is: the series finale. It’s been quite a journey over the past year. We’ve seen the characters go through a whole lot, and have eagerly followed them throughout. Now it’s time to say goodbye. Chale. Goodbyes are not nice kraaa. But I guess they’re needed. Not too much to […]

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Meet The Dolphynes S4 EP13 – It’s Never Too Late

Wow! The penultimate episode of this awesome series. I’m honestly amazed at how this journey is truly coming to an end so soon. Well, lemme not get too emo, let’s get into it. Remember the whole Adamtey-Aniyah saga? Of course y’all do! Who can forget that bloody end to Season 2? Anyways, the curtains come […]

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Meet The Dolphynes S4 EP12 – Diets, Touchdowns & New Levels

So this is pretty much for us who are wondering what good news came Larissa’s way. Let’s find out as we gradually come to the conclusion of this wonderful series… “Eii, so you finally manage grab that Delphine chic?” “Chaleeee! Finally ooooo! I finally grab am. Wey I make she feel yestee gb3k3. Herh! Some […]

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Meet The Dolphynes S4 EP11 – Proverbs 25:25

That title has an underlying theme that will run through this episode. If you don’t know it, just hold on and read it first. Hehehe, anyways, we move… “Mmm-hmm,” Diamond hummed, the phone to her ear as she stood before a blender, ready to prepare some of her smoothies for delivery to a customer. Maabena […]

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Meet The Dolphynes

Meet The Dolphynes S4 EP10 – Delete Or Defy?

A bit hard to believe we’re edging closer to the end of this story. But that’s just what it is. Let’s keep moving… “Soo, the treatment is going well?” “As far as the doc is concerned, yeah. Still a long way to go, but according to him, at least the cells are under control. So […]

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Meet The Dolphynes S4 EP9 – Don’t Be Silly!

Another fire episode coming up! Delphine took a sip of the glass of red wine and smirked as she looked around her. Gane’s Bar. A serene, relaxing atmosphere to be in. One of her favourite spots to spend her nights at when she wanted a break from the books. And that is what she desired […]

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Meet The Dolphynes S4 EP8 – An Avoidable Entanglement

I guess at this point, we can all tell what the main issue is for this season. And it’s looking like he’s finally gonna come out with the truth. It is not gonna be pleasant, but let’s see what happens… “Mrs. Dolphyne!” “Oh, hello, Aki!” Larissa gushed, her arms outstretched as the little Kenyan lady […]

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Meet The Dolphynes S4 EP7 – The Lion’s Den

So it looks like whatever Daniel has in store for Edem will be revealed here. I bet we’re all wondering how the ‘lion’s den’ experience will be like. We shall find out in the next couple of paragraphs… “Herh. You this boy, you really be some idiot oo. Ei, so after all I’m doing, you […]

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Meet The Dolphynes S4 EP6 – Oh, This Water Seller!

Uh-oh. This title doesn’t seem to bode very well for Toby. What in the world is goin’ on? “Aniyah! How are you, honey?” Dropping her bag on the chair by the door to Barnie’s office, Larissa walked over to Aniyah, who was seated on the couch in the office. “I’m okay,” she answered simply, wrapping […]

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