Recently my assignments have been piling up. Ill-health, laziness, plenty of distractions, lose of interest, etc, have got in the way of doing the things I ought to do and really wish done. A lot of the pending jobs are very important and some are also urgent. In all honesty, I have lost a lot of zest and enthusiasm. As … Read More
‘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
“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
The Otula Ite is burnt, some part charred, yet it is the part we fought over. Your value is not in what you look like; it is in what you are inside which is unique in the whole wide world. When I see the Otula Ite now and how it is often neglected, etc, I understand clearly that our value … Read More
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
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
The community was abuzz with excitement following the completion of the community project which I and a few friends masterminded and executed. Wearing a large smile, he approached me with outstretched hands, and as we struck wrists in greeting, he told me ‘this project is wonderful, you need to see how it has added beauty & functionality to the area’. … Read More
I hear that one of the reasons women live longer than men is that they ventilate regularly – they speak out.
Are you able to say how you feel to people you relate with, abi your mouth dey heavy you?
Within the bounds of moderation & morality, we can greatly improve our relationships when we say it as it is.
As I opened the door to proceed on my exercise this morning it dawned on me that I had not brushed my mouth. ‘No be solitary walk, wey only you go waka? No waste time, make we dey go’. ‘What is more your mouth no dey smell’. I rationalized, lazy to go back and eager to start off on the … Read More
For many years, I have seen the quote “Salary is the bribe they give you to forget your dreams’ used countless times by many different people. This morning, part of a friend status message read ‘Don’t bury your vision because of job. The job was never meant to be a permanent take but it’s established for those who have a … Read More