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Maybe men are scum

Honestly, I am pissed this morning. This has been happening for a very long time now and though I couldn’t fathom it, I thought it was a matter of choice. I was having a conversation with my friend last night on our way home from his office. It was all fun until he heaved a heavy breath, shook his head, ... Read More »

Face your fears, aggresively

I used to think that the greatest enemy anyone can have is self. Recent insights, however, has revealed that a man’s biggest enemy is fear; mental limitation. When people ask me what my greatest fear is, I am swift to say: failure or ill health. It now very glaring that living a life of phobia is a dangerous way to ... Read More »

Friendship: Standards and Sacrifices

Last night my brother told me, Constant communication will strengthen a relationship (friendship) but worthy sacrifices will take it farther. The first thought that popped into my mind was, it doesn’t matter how strong a bond appears, if it doesn’t last then it is merely a facade of loyalty built on deceit. Yesterday I shared a question with my Whatsapp ... Read More »

Journey to the future: My Chapters (5)

Journey to the future broaches the theme of God’s existence; it’s denial in the face of multiple misfortunes and tribulations. I remember the review of an author whom I handed some part of the manuscript to read. She said, How can one man go through these things and not lose his life except God designed his journey. Olufemi, this book ... Read More »

Journey to the future: My Chapters (3)

Patience tells you that when you fall isn’t time to stop, keep going. It reminds you of the end result, inspires you to improve your means, and fixes your gaze on the final destination. Patience is strategic; don’t consider it as a routine built for an inferiority complex. Happy birthday in advance to my handsome self, my basic means of ... Read More »

Journey to the future: My Chapters (2)

Welcome to the second day of my birthday countdown. Remember how I said I will be discussing some of the themes from Journey to the Future as inspired by my travel through the world so far. The theme of love as intentionally expressed in the book is that which remains to be demystified in my life. It will shock you ... Read More »

Barakat

I’ve lost contact with that world With it’s abnormal dimensions and Geometrical architecture that speaks The truth of an only. I now sing Shirk and think it wise when I dance to the “strangers” music and mingle Among the “commoners” wishes.   I pray to no direction and Act out no ablution. Woe be the compass and be burnt every ... Read More »

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 »

What love did to us

See what love did to us. We embraced the word but not its meaning and let it take charge of our emotions and humanity. We sought to maintain the status quo against all odds, and we got blinded to the hurt we were sowing. Love, it became an answer to all the questions I asked you. Love, it became an ... Read More »