Painful love

Be warned, this is an intriguing love story with a happy ending but beneath it are pain and hurt. This is a tale of how I found love in the woman I got married to. Yes, I said found love because she wasn't the one I fell in love with. In fact, I was madly in love with her best…

There will be no helper without the helped

When your dream eventually comes through, I want you to remember that you owe yourself the best life. Every other person comes after. Why? One of the cankerworm that feeds on success is the pressure that comes with wanting to attribute it to everyone you came across on that journey. Hence trying to conform to a lifestyle that pleases people…

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…

Green Hostel 2 – 3

Last week on Green Hostel Tola’s departure was what she called it. Leaving the shores of the country and never looking back except chance allows it. The type of chance that boils down to the next set of choices I make. The choice to nurture my good heart and grow into a better man or just live it all up;…

Expectations

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…

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.…

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…

Love and Standards

The greatest attack on love is when it is expressed or reciprocated based on another person’s standard. The joy that it’s supposed to bring our way diminishes and in turn we begin to embrace hate. Yes, I said hate. What happens when you decide to starve someone because he or she didn’t feed you while you were hungry? If you…

Love, Choice and Consequences

I had plans of blogging about an entirely different topic but that can wait for later, this can’t. It is burning my soul. Before I proceed I’d like to be clear on something, “if you want to love or be loved, don’t play hide and seek or procrastinate, love and allow yourself to be loved.” I am not commanding, I…

My 30th Reflection

It's easy for me to stand here and reflect on how much sacrifices I made in the past but it is indeed God's grace that got me here. I mean, I Olagbaju Emmanuel Abioye was a nobody who traded his sweats and time to become relevant. I was that young boy who had dreams of becoming a great man. I…

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