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What if she never took the walk?

By Ask Shade, Storyland

Funmi woke up on Tuesday morning to dress up for work, but this day was unlike every other. This was her last day at work and she felt a sense of utter relief and uncertainty. Relief because she had used the retirement lifestyle planner to walk into tomorrow and plan her future ahead of time, determined how much she needed to live a comfortable lifestyle at retirement and made additional voluntary contributions to match what her employer was remitting to her retirement saving. So, in that aspect, she was covered. Her uncertainty stemmed from the fact that she wasn’t sure…

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The awakening

By Ask Shade, Storyland

When the entire pandemic issue saturated the news and the lockdown came into effect, Folabi was devastated. Life’s worries and constant fear made him forget his plans for 2020 and laid aside his life goals. In January, Folabi had told his friends and family about proceeding to do his MBA in an Ivy league school abroad. He also had the plan of starting his side hustle and had started actively investing in these dreams. All these seemed like a pipe dream drowned by the current happenings as Folabi, out of fear, started to withdraw from his investment. Every single withdrawal…

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Mr. Extrovert 2

By Ask Shade, Storyland

My name is Ezekiel but my friends call me ‘Zeek’. I’m the typical extrovert and life of the party because life is too short to be anything by friendly and happy. You only live once mehn. Getting back from my two-year working stint with a bank in the USA, I needed something fun and lively to do for a living. That’s how I started propositioning some advertising companies in Lekki and finally, after shocking the guys over there with my ‘mad’ graphic designing skills plus the fact that I had an accent, I landed a fun job with a juicy…

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