I Doff My Hat

Kemka WeliKrus Blog, Tales & Fiction12 Comments

As I picked up my hat to finish my dressing for work this morning it just struck me that all of a sudden Hats have gone out of fashion in Abuja. Fridays are for local attires and we all look forward to it – who never tire for Tie, Shirt, and Suit, Monday to Friday? It is a National policy … Read More

A Utopian View of Wealth Ownership

Kemka WeliKrus Blog, Tales & Fiction11 Comments

Like time and air, it does appear to me that to be truly happy, Man was not meant to own many of the things we struggle for today. Every day, everyone is issued 24 hours, and all the air that is needed. No one accumulates more than they need of each. No one can own time. Money and all that … Read More

The mythical ‘Pot of Soup’

Kemka WeliLife Lessons, Tales & Fiction4 Comments

‘How much will it cost?’ That was the first question to anticipate anytime we asked my parents of anything that had a cost implication. It does appear that everybody also asks that question anytime any purchase idea comes to mind whether it is a product, service, or some other fun stuff. If it was something in the approved list like … Read More

What Ideas Are Using You?

Kemka WeliKrus Blog, Life Lessons, Tales & Fiction8 Comments

“I am grateful to the idea that has used me.” – Bob Proctor The ability to think, generate ideas, work at them and make them come to life is one of the greatest gifts man has. It is one of the things that give our life meaning and a sense of fulfillment. Man loves being able to control his environment … Read More

‘Otula Ite’ – The Scramble For Joy

Kemka WeliKrus Blog, Tales & Fiction23 Comments

A few times while growing up we fought over food. Not because there wasn’t enough food for everyone but well if you said it wasn’t enough you won’t be wrong – there was never enough of the favorite part of the food which we fought over. This food crisis always surfaced anytime the offering was a porridge – Otor, yam, … Read More

Aminu Usman – A Good Man Exits

Kemka WeliKrus Blog, Tales & Fiction41 Comments

When she approached us with her tale, we burst into laughter but as the woman’s demeanor dropped we became more empathetic. Aminu took the lead in calming and reassuring her that ‘it is ok’. As the lady strode out to implement the tips we had given her, we descended into the savoriness of the African Pear the Igbos call Ube. … Read More

Content. Untainted. Uncompromised.

Kemka WeliKrus Blog, Tales & Fiction4 Comments

Make you full your belle before you go, before you comot from your house Ensure you have had a meal, no matter how meager Then you will not be enticed by their delicacies Your decisions will not be tainted by the snare of a rumbling stomach And you will be telling the truth, When you tell them that you are … Read More

The Dilemma of Reuniting With a Lost Friend

Kemka WeliKrus Blog, Tales & Fiction2 Comments

It would be great to reconnect with you, my old friend. How I have looked forward to this day since we parted ways eons ago. But the big question is: what are we going to do & talk about when we meet? Within a few minutes of reconnection after the hugs & back-patting have been exhausted, will silence set in? … Read More

Them Tribute Hunters

Kemka WeliKrus Blog, Tales & Fiction5 Comments

Should I say the man is kind, loving, and helpful whereas he is the very opposite, and really is an epitome of meanness? Should I say he is godly and wise and is a scion of integrity whereas we all know differently? ‘Say good things because he’s retiring o!’ They would insist. What if he’s the bastion of corruption, an … Read More