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Selfless comes after self

There’s a Yoruba adage that translates, “the world will make a mockery of whom they carved you into today, tomorrow.” It is a solemn reminder that no matter how much love you have for people, self-love comes first. It is good to be selfless but it is wrong not to consider yourself adequately. The negative effect of doing otherwise is ... Read More »

Beauty from pain

Now is not the time to give up. I know life can be hard, I understand how it feels to keep trying without the slightest result to show for it. If you don’t feel the losses; if they don’t hurt or humble you, that’s when you know you’re not cut out for the life you deserve. Embrace your pains and ... Read More »


I was having an assessment of my life so far over the weekend. How far have I come? How did I get here? And most especially, why am I still standing? I’ve had help, thank God. After several hours of pondering about it, I came to the conclusion that I am unique. I am because despite what life has thrown ... Read More »


I am not perfect and that humanely disqualifies me from judging others. Nonetheless, I am an emotional being and that means sometimes I feel a little too much, hence the essence of today’s post. To share a story of how people you prioritize don’t show the same commitment and how much it hurts, but to also liberate our minds of ... Read More »

Green Hostel 2 – 2

“Baba God? Kill your babe?” Prof muttered distortedly as he walked away, stopped abruptly then approached me again. This time making a mockery of the misunderstanding he created with his damning choice of words and infuriating me to the point of uncontrollable anger. “It is sad to see you express so much unbelievable naivety at such simple expression of grammar. ... Read More »

Man, Know Thyself

Dearie, your relationship with life and your immediate environment will be dormant if you don’t understand yourself. How can you truly understand your purpose if you don’t know who you are; your strength and weaknesses? You need to know what brings out the best in you and what makes your efforts vain. Else, you’ll keep working hard, so hard against ... Read More »

Bonne Chance!

‘Tom, Dick and Harry found themselves far far away on an unknown island with an imminent war looming over their heads and only two years to prepare to survive the war. Each of them had just one ability. Tom had an eye for food and subsequently learned to cultivate, harvest, cook and preserve food. Dick was a handy man, he ... Read More »

Green hostel 2 -1

SADIST: Life was no longer the same in Green Hostel after Kunle’s demise. Okoro beat himself up about it for weeks. On certain days, he’d sit alone at night and drown his soul in cheap whiskey. He said and did little, and the only constant factor about him remained his expression of words in Pidgin English. On other days, he ... Read More »

A man is not your God

When was the last time you genuinely asked God for guidance? I don’t mean the type of guidance where you are trying to impose your will on Him. I am referring to that humble state of mind where you give up your will, come to terms with the fact that you can’t walk a strange path alone, and request Him ... Read More »

The vow, too

I have never been surer of anything in my life like the words I am about to express you in this moment. More than that, in a world where love fails and marriages, crumble on uncertainties, I keep unwavering faith in what we share. That I take you as my wife in this day, not as for better for us ... Read More »