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BN Prose: Kwa Falls – A Trip To Place That I Have Never Been by Black Ink



We got our travel wallets promptly that morning, I have always heard about the Kwa Falls located in Cross River state in Nigeria. It is a spectacular waterfall located in a steep, narrow gorge, branching off the Kwa River. I have also heard of the love stories shot behind its walls.

We landed quite early in Cross River State. My husband and I were tired. We could do with a cold shower and pizza for dinner but I was determined to visit the Kwa Falls that day.

At 4:15pm, we arrived at our hotel. I threw my bags on the floor and jumped right on the bed. As soon as I did, my husband jumped on top of me with his full weight pressing me down to the cold sheets.

He held my head with his hands, slowly staring into my eyes. “I love you baby” he said while pressing a kiss on my lips. I blushed. “I love you more to the moon and back” I replied. Soon, he started to tuck off the buttons from my blouse. I held back quickly. Yes! My chance!

“Baby”, I said. “Let’s go to Kwa Falls now”. “Tomorrow is Sunday we wouldn’t be allowed in”. “Okay” he sort of reluctantly gave in. He wanted to go too. He has heard of the stories about the woman who was reunited with her lover at Kwa falls after they were forcefully separated by their parents since they were sixteen. He was more curious to sit at the famous spot of the King III and his queen. The couple had no children and he refused to leave his queen and marry another lady despite knowing that he was the only child of his father and the throne would be given to another family. It has always been best example in history about true love.

I was curious about that spot too. We reached the fall at 6:30 pm. We walked through the narrow road leading to the river. You could hear the birds make amazing sounds of the evening. The sun had cooled off and you could hear the noise of wind blowing over the leaves on the trees slowly as we walked past.

When we got to the edge of the river, we heard two people talking. They sat at the famous spot of King III. They were clad in traditional attires, dressed like a king and a queen. They were smiling and staring into each other’s eyes. The man held the woman’s face up with both hands. We hid behind one of the trees quickly not to disturb.

“Can you see their faces baby?” I asked. “That could be King III”. I exclaimed to my husband. “No” he replied. “But hey look, they are turning around to us”.

They turned around to us. They were both old. When we looked deeper, it was my face I saw on the woman in an old form and my husband’s face in an old form. We both turned and looked at each other with surprise, shock and fear.

I woke up suddenly. I was sweating. I could hear my mom’s voice “Amar get up! It’s your wedding day” My friends started pouring into my room. “Amar! Congrats!” Another friend complemented me “sweetie, you are so beautiful when you wake”. The voices of friends were mixed in my thoughts like ten movies played all at once as they kept flooding into my room. I sat upright on my bed with my two hands on my face.

I must be marrying the right man.

Photo Credit: Dreamstime | Mary Katherine Wynn

My name is Oyinlola Oladipo. I publish under the name Black Ink (nothing serious! It just adds an edge to my work :D) I am a Poet & Author from Dublin, Ireland. Some of my poems include critically acclaimed "Oh Glory " & "No Hearts". You can read unlimited poems (In English and native language Yoruba) on my website


  1. Disguised

    November 25, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Aww lovely!!!!

  2. Tee

    November 25, 2014 at 7:51 am

    I like!!! very enticing and exciting writing…almost wish it were real, would have added more intrigue to my perception of it. Nonetheless, clever! Kudos.


    November 25, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Nice write up. oyin well done and miss you. remember those days at sfis.

    • Lala

      November 25, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      Debola ! Its good to hear from you ! Thanks to everyone commenting ! Much Love. Am on Instagram: Brainy_wiffe . I will follow back


    November 25, 2014 at 8:26 am

    How very beautifully written! I enjoyed every single bit of it, and wished if were real – Well done!

  5. Chinma Eke

    November 25, 2014 at 9:15 am

    How nice, I like!

  6. ibkgeorge

    November 25, 2014 at 10:27 am


  7. Jo!

    November 25, 2014 at 11:07 am


  8. @edDREAMZ

    November 25, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Thats nice…

  9. happychick

    November 25, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    awwww this write up got me blushing, wish it was real tho, Haa any babe that has the kind of dream on the morning of her wedding is indeed blessed o, luvly write up still

  10. happychick

    November 25, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    *this kind of

  11. Graciemama

    November 25, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    I loved this a lot.
    Love is a beautiful thing.

  12. Blackbeauty

    November 25, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Lovely write up and thanks for celebrating my state

  13. kliff Justice

    November 28, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Nice Piece. Well done Oyinlola. More power to ur elbow.

  14. Divadonannie

    January 21, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Beautiful piece…I definately want to read more. God bless you Oyin dear

  15. Bennie Egbedinni

    May 12, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Lovely!!! Kwa falls is very close to my home town but i sure havent seen it in this light until now, well done Oyin!

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