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Are you tired?

How are you doing today? I can’t exactly say how I’m feeling but I’m okay, I guess. This week is going to be awesome. Can I get an Amen?

So, it’s been well over a week since the #EndSARS protests started in Nigeria. A lot of people would have thought that we’d be tired by now. After all, we’re the ”lazy Nigerian youths”. We’re the ”phone pressing” generation, the unserious ones. But look at what we’ve done in a week! Look at what we’ve done!! Our voices are being heard by the world and by the Grace of God, Police brutality and every other nonsense that comes with it will end in this country.

I asked if you’re tired. Are you? Please don’t be.

Think about the people we are fighting for, the people that died at the hands of brutal policemen, and the peaceful protesters that have also lost their lives. Let us ensure that their deaths are not in vain.

Think about the country we want to live in. The country that we’ve been dreaming about for as long as we can remember, a better Nigeria, where we don’t have to live in fear, where our leaders will be held accountable to the people and will not get away with crimes just because they’re in positions of power. A better Nigeria where the educational and health sectors are up to standard, a country where we are free to express ourselves and exercise our rights without fear of intimidation. Let us try to build a Nigeria that we will be proud of.

Think about the generations coming after us. We don’t want them to suffer like we have, or accept what shouldn’t be as normal. We should do this for a better future. I believe that if we keep pushing, we will be proud of ourselves and this country.

The truth of this whole issue is that it has been a long time coming. I’m glad that the youths are finally waking up and we are finally taking our future into our hands.

However, please don’t lose focus. I like using Donald’s status updates because he expresses his anger well.

Look at these:

You get the gist yeah?

Even though we’re still pushing, please be safe. I saw this online, just in case you or someone else needs it.

I sincerely hope that we don’t forget what we’re fighting for.

Love,

’Ruona. ❤️

PS:

You already know that I want to know how you’re doing.

Have you been protesting online or offline? How has your experience been?

Are you tired?

What do you want from this country, Nigeria?

Please make use of the comment section below. You know how much I love reading from you. 💜

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CORRESPONDENCE

RUONA

Dear Writer’s block,

It’s me, your prisoner. You’ve held me captive for almost two months and I’m using this medium to remind you that I’m still here, held in an agonizing sequence of unending torture because you won’t let me write. It’s not easy you know? When you’re not able to be consistent with your work. I know you can’t relate because you consistently snatch creative souls and drain creative juices for fun. But abeg, I wasn’t born to be a prisoner and I’m tired. I deserve freedom too. I didn’t even do anything wrong so what kind of captivity is this?

At first, I just thought my brain went on holidays and would be back soon but after three weeks, I knew it had to be you. You didn’t even deny it. Instead, you came to gloat. You’ve been deriving joy from the fact that I cannot write my thoughts and ideas down. What did I do?

WRITER’S BLOCK

Dear Ruona,

First and foremost, you’re rude. If you want to beg me, can’t you beg properly? Is it because I’ve not taken away your will to write that you’re here, speaking big English?

You’ve been enjoying this prison since. Other people that were taken captive after you have been released and it’s now you’re realizing that you’ve been subjected to an agonizing torture for almost two months?

RUONA

Dear Writer’s block,

Please forgive my lack of manners. What I should have said is that I am sorry for whatever it is I may have done to offend you and if you don’t mind, I’d like to ask for my freedom.

I am pleading for mercy. I don’t want to be here anymore. All I want to do is write. It would mean a lot to me if you could release me from this torture and I promise, I won’t bother you again.

‘Ruona

Hey guys!

Have you ever had writer’s block?

How did you overcome it?

How’s the lockdown treating you?

Did you miss me as much as I missed you?

Hope you’ve been making the best use of your time?

Please gist me in the comment section below!! 💜