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When children want favours from you ehn, they tend to greet you a lot of times, wa ki e nigba ogun (as in twenty times), smile with you and run plenty errands for you; na scam o..


So one morning at about some minutes to 6, I boarded a certain bus and was forced to notice two children (Both females) who sat at the extreme. One of them greeted me like there was no tomorrow, she greeted me non-stop. Infact her sister had to ask her  if she knew me. I was eager to hear her reply because in all honesty I couldn’t recollect her face.

Then in reply to her sister’s question, she said “yes.”

Her sister asked “Where?”

By now I was already extremely eager to find out where she knew me from

And she replied “She gave us cake flier the other day”

Immediately I heard that, I was; I don’t know what to say, I was blank. Egbami (save me), kilode na, gbogbo greetings because I shared flier. I mean the purpose of sharing the cake flier to them was for them to tell their parents to buy cake from that company. In all honesty, I did not even take note of faces when I was sharing the flier.

Moving on, I appreciated her for remembering me as the “cake flier” sharer and for the many greetings and plenty smile with me…

So more passengers entered the bus and there was a great distance between us. You know there was no way she could get my attention easily. So as the conductor started asking for money, you won’t believe this small child was expecting me to pay her fare o.

Ni otito; as in, in all honesty, with the way she greeted me severally and smiled at me, if I had extra cash, I would have paid her fare. But I don calculate my fare hold for hand, and there was no way I could afford to pay for her and her sister.

As I was saying jare, so as the conductor started asking for money. She was looking at my side to pay for them. In order to get my attention, she was now calling me from afar to ask how much I wanted to give the conductor ( Ahah, common child, there were two or more passengers sitting closer to you before me, why didn’t you ask them for change first…) When I told her the amount I wanted to give the conductor, she was so disappointed to find out that I didn’t even intend paying their fare; pele o…



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Born in the 80’s, Ogefash picked up writing early in her secondary school days at International School, University of Lagos (Unilag). She took it professionally after her university days at the University of Lagos where she graduated from the Department of Mass Communication. She is a writer of several short stories some of which have been published in the magazines. Some of her popular stories are: A Night to Remember, The Special Gift, Haunted, Preparing Ahead of Time amongst others. Her novel "Looming Danger" published in December 2015, was highly recommended by people. She has worked with several media outlets some of which are Spur Magazine and Upcoming Magazine. She is an educationist. With her love for children, she took up the task of supervising and taking care of children at the After School Department of Heritage School before her resignation. Her unique strory telling and song teaching skills endeared her more to the kids she worked with. Ogefash is a goal getter, a pace setter and always strives for excellence. She likes to impact and solve problems in a creative way regardless how challenging they may be. She has in-depth knowledge in reporting, editing, social media and other media related works. She is a seasoned writer and very passionate about her work. Interestingly, her blog is the first in Nigeria to start reviewing Nigerian and foreign movies and also write the movies' plots scene by scene. Ogefash blog is also the first to translate songs, interprete and give a full detailed analysis about music and artistes in Nigeria, Africa and America before other blogs started emulating her style. While other blogs provided just music lyrics alone, we took it higher by not only providing lyrics, but translating, interpreting and analyzing as well. It is also the first blog to give detailed analysis of adverts. Interestingly, Ogefash blog also known as Ogefash Photo Blog is the first blog all over the world to blog with lots of interesting pictures to support all articles. Ogefash says "I don't keep male friends because they always say "sex" is part of friendship. I don't keep female friends because they are always bitchy. I only keep people I can call more than a friend!" Ogefash has an affinity for TV reality shows. In 2018, she represented Nigeria in the PanAfrican TV reality game show "The Maltavator Challenge" powered by Nigeria's number one malt drink packed full of energy giving vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6;Malta Guinness. The show brought together four African countries Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and Coted'ivoire who competed for the grand prize of 20,000 dollars. Undaunted by any task in her field, Ogefash is highly energetic and creative. She is a rare gem and a gift to this generation.