If you grew up in the 90s/early 2000s you should be familiar with cassette tapes. Specifically, the art of dubbing. You know, when you heard that song on the radio that you loved and you’d quickly get a new or used cassette tape, put it into the slot for the recordable cassette tape and then … More Ezigbo Nwata Nwanyi: The Mix Tape
I always thought his name was beautiful. I still do; and it was not just because he was partially my namesake. “Ekenedilichukwu” (no relation to the transport line) was not very quiet, but not loud either. He kept to himself but when he warmed up to anyone, he latched on hard. We were fast friends. … More Ezigbo Nwata Nwanyi: Ekene
My mother lived in constant fear of her daughters “getting spoilt” and thus, ruled with an iron fist. We were not allowed outside my father’s compound unless on the rare occasion that we got sent on errands. In fact, why am I saying “we”? I came first so I got the brunt of it. My … More Ezigbo Nwata Nwanyi: I Fear My Mama Pass You
For as long as I can remember, I have always (in my own way) fought for “justice” and fairness. I questioned things that did not seem right and earned myself names like “sharp mouth” and “over sabi” very early in life. It never deterred me though. I was strong in my conviction and as long … More Ezigbo Nwata Nwanyi: What’s In a Name?
The dictionary defines Naivety as a “lack of experience, wisdom, or judgement” it also defines it as “innocence, unsophistication”. I was more the latter. Though I am willing to concede that there was beauty in that kind of naivety; a certain blissful ignorance that made some aspects of life easier, I know that it has … More Ezigbo Nwata Nwanyi: Car Matters
When I look at children growing up today, I sigh long and hard because they will never truly have a childhood. At least not one like I did. Childhood is so much more than being stuck at home, watching television all day long, and/or playing several games on your mother’s tablet PC. Childhood was acting … More Ezigbo Nwata Nwanyi: My Childhood
Ezigbo Nwata Nwanyi. Meaning: Good girl. Igbo (ethnic group native to Nigeria) Can also be written as “Ezigbo Nwanyi” or “Ezi Nwanyi” They teach you in Integrated Science that with puberty comes pimples. They also teach you that puberty starts in your pre-teen years; the average was between 11 and 12 years. Mine started at … More Ezigbo Nwata Nwanyi: Wife Material