Monday, April 23, 2012

'Antonyms of a mirage'-The creation of a creator

Hey people,how are you and how did your weekend go? Mine went awesomely well.I did work over the weekend,but after then it was grooving all the way.Went to see one of my cousins and realized yesterday (Sunday) was her hubby's birthday.A party started even though it wasn't planned,food and drinks were flying everywhere.However,yours truly couldn't unleash my drinking dragon cos i had to drive back home with my other cousin,her kids and our aunt in the car.

I am excited and proud to make this particular post cos it concerns a fellow blogger @ilola.Let me first tell you a little about her.Her name is Atilola Moronfolu,she's a writer,an editor,a worker and a blogger (so much for telling you about her right? Oh well).Anyways,she's been working on a book and it's finally out.First of all,i'm thrilled by the title "Antonyms of a mirage",it spells creativity and creative the book is.I got a copy of the book and like a hungry lion being fed with a sumptuous antelope,i pounced on it and i already am captivated.Here's one thing i know for sure,she's a good writer!

First of all,title of the book "Antonyms of a Mirage" is very original and would make your head work a bit and then prick your interest in the book.And then the cover,simple yet deep.It is in categories; Prose,Drama,and Poetry.She started with drama,'Corruption noni',where 'corruption' as we know it was personified.She moved on to poetry and the one she started with 'The same Cain' simply blew me and i'm sure it'll get to you if you lay your hands on the book.It is about what's obtainable in terms of women in this modern times.Enough of these talks,lemme give you a little teaser;

A preview from ‘In My Pocket’

‘Goshe – A short form of Shokolokobangoshe
Scenario 2
Mummy Bobo: Olowo ori mi (owner of my head), how was that favourite food of yours that I made for you? I am sure you enjoyed it. I have come to tell you about Bobo, your son. He is about to write his SSCE exams. The other day, I heard my senior wife bragging to her cousin that kola, her son, made all his papers two years ago because he is hardworking and brilliant. She then said she is sure Bobo will do the opposite and fail woefully. Olowo ori mi, please, don't let my enemies laugh at me. I know you can help me get the exam questions on the eve of every exam paper. This is the only way Bobo will be able to prove her wrong and shut her mouth forever. Daddy Bobo, you always say you love me more than my senior wife and if you really mean that, you will not let her have the last laugh over me.

Chief Goshe: Woman! Woman!! Woman!!! I have always warned you about this Bobo of a boy, but you will never listen to me. You spoil him too much, I hope he won't be the source of your downfall in future. Anyway, I will give you what you request, after which he will go to the UK to start his foundation course. You better warn your son to buckle up now, because there is no way I will fly over to meet David Cameron to organize exam papers by the time he gets to the UK. A word is enough for the wise. For now, the exam questions are not a problem. I have the education sector IN MY POCKET!

Scenario 3
Oloyinbo: (Getting up from his two minutes prostration, which Chief Goshe acknowledged by massaging his head with the sole of his left foot, he then starts hailing loudly) Baba Goshe, Baba mi, you will live long, your enemies will not see their children. Anyone that says it will not be well with you, it won't be well with them too.
Baba mi, the time has come. I need your help seriously. It’s time for the councillor election for the local constituencies. As I told you last year, I intend to contest and since I have adopted you as my political father, who else will I run to but you? Baba Goshe, don't worry about my credentials. The minimum requirement is the SSCE result and I have already sorted that out with some boys and now have my results. All I need now is your backing and support. Baba mi, I am in your hand now o.

Chief Goshe: Oloyinbo, my nephew, see your mango head like that of my father. You want to run for councillor, hmm? I thought you were joking when you mentioned it last year. I hope you know the implications of what you are doing? The politics of our time is not for the lily-livered at all. You have to be on your toes at all times. Be ready to make friends and enemies, be ready to do anything to protect your political career and even your life from political detractors. It’s a dog eat dog world and make sure you are ready for all the consequences. You should have just accepted the business I offered to set up for you, but you youths of nowadays have been bitten by the get-rich-quick bug. Since you insist, I will help you. I will take you to a meeting tomorrow, where you will meet some powerful people. But know this one thing, you must not, in turn, bite the fingers of these powerful people, including mine, when you win. You will have to dance to their tunes. Otherwise, the ground will have no choice but to reject you.
After tomorrow, your victory is a done deal. Even if you don't contest, you have won! It’s a done deal, I have the electoral system IN MY POCKET!

Scenario 4
Sisi Peperempe: (After a steamy sex session) Honey boy, cookie crumble, sweetie, darling, sugar! I need your assistance o. You remember my youngest brother, Dodoyo, he's in Anti-graft commission’s custody. He was arrested last week
(Kissing his fat filled pot belly). They said he posed as a minister and defrauded some companies. You know the story of my family and how Dodoyo and I had to see ourselves through life by all means possible. He's the only family I have. We have gone through so much and he doesn't deserve jail time or to lose all he has worked for. (Pouting her lips, with permanent red lipstick on) Baby boo, you must help Dodoyo or else ehn...

Chief Goshe: Sisi Peperempe! C'mon, rest your little head. Why are you worrying yourself over nothing? I am disappointed in the way you keep worrying and emphasizing on this issue. After the three years of us playing this 'love game', you still worry about these little things. Before you start your rants again, don't worry I forgive you. I guarantee you that it is settled. Give me a maximum of two days, Dodoyo will get out of custody and all his frozen assets will be returned. Plus the anti-graft commission, plus the person that created the anti-graft commission, I have them all IN MY POCKET!

Scenario 5
Mr. Sinwonje: (Smacking his stomach during a meal of Suya and bottles of Lager beer at a popular elite club in Abuja) Chief Goshe, what are you going to do about this latest development now? I think Mr. President is serious about this power thing this time around o. If those Japanese people dare sign that contract of the electricity overhaul in this country, that line of business is over for me o, and you know that means you will also lose your regular cut. Hmm, Goshe, this is not good news at all. That is my major income-generating business and I use it to keep body and soul, Princess and Priscilla together. Imagine that this whole country, Nigeria, will not need generators or diesels to make their life easier. This is serious disaster. I will do anything to make it fail….

One of the very very good poem is 'Fame';

You sit all by yourself
Just an ordinary guy next door
Like a flash in a pan,
You are discovered
With the great talent in you
Without prior warning
You are shot into limelight

Were you expecting i give the entire poem to you? Ah ahn,you like free things o!!! Lemme not torment you with excerpts from the book,just go and get yours and savour it as you wish.It is a good read and definitely going to be a good buy.I have a copy of the book to give away,if you want it,just keep visiting this blog,you'll know what to do to get it.Have a pleasant week ahead people.


  1. So you like 'Fame'?
    The true life story of many celebrities.


    1. You're welcome! I love fame! I love some other poems in there too,jes didn't wanna bore people wit a long post.

  2. Yay for @ilola. I better go grab my copy.

  3. ...with all the hype from you, i guess we have no choice but to get the book., but you didnt say how

    1. You should get it bro,it's a good read.I'll put up how soonest.

    2. If you are outside Nigeria, search for 'Antonyms of a Mirage' on amazon and buy or order the paperback version here.

      If you are in Nigeria, abeg, just wait till next month, lol.

  4. Such lovely write-ups and you've kept them to yourself. How do I get one for myself? My best library collection is African writers. So make una help me get one, I dey beg. lol

    1. If you are outside Nigeria, search for 'Antonyms of a Mirage' on amazon and buy or order the paperback version here.

      If you are in Nigeria, abeg, just wait till next month, lol.

  5. I have been seeing your book on so many blogs now Atilola, This is good.

  6. Congrats ilola..({}) º°˚˚˚°ºbig hugº°˚˚˚°º‎​({})
    I'll jes chill till next mth then.

  7. I just nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. Please visit my blog for more details. Congratulations!

  8. Hi 9ja-great,

    You have been tagged. Please go to my blog for details.

    Thank you