Voluntary Blood donors are heroes

I just spoke with one of the best volunteers I know, a young man whose selflessness has made him embraced regular voluntary blood donation. He is a hero , courageous and always ready to do something , anything that makes another life better… Why don’t we have more people like Oriola Oladipupo in Nigeria? If…

Celebrating the journey… 1

This early morning I was in a celebratory mode. Despite all the hiccups, one goal has been met. The result? The book is out! A hardcopy version as well as an ebook version. Let me give a brief recap. Recently (On my birthday , I announced that I had finally gotten the courage to release…

To better friendships…

This is one desire of the moment. No resolutions… Just a consciousness that I ve let down some friends in the previous years. A lot of excuses could probably be given. Still , it will not remove the fact that a lot more could be better. The last month in 2016 had me angry at…

When the muse dries…

Sometimes, it is a desert. Parched and seemingly incapable of new  growth. Like no words will ever flow from the usual hole.   At other times, it’s a marshy pool; turgid in its very filthiness, murky depths hidden for what seems like aeons.   Then you remember the days of abundance, When the muse poured…

Random Musings …

Random musings …   I am a testimony that life does not end when everything turns topsy – turvy. That what your eye sees is often different from what the camera captures… That there is always hope… That today’s struggles and pains are simply a foundation for an about to be unveiled glorious beauty. It…

The Song of the Sun

The Song of the Sun It’s a brand new day. The sun is shining. It’s gonna be alright. It’s a brand new day. Drop your fears at the foot of the bed, As you step out of your room today, Open up your heart to the beautiful possibilities ahead. Join me to sing… It’s a…

Who do I report this to? Ecological Disaster in the making.

Ecological wahala is loading in this community. While coming back from an outreach visit to Fadage – the #UHC4AllNigerians One Community at a Time Project Phase 1 community; I observed this terrible evidence that we are sometimes the reasons for some of the environmental challenges we face. Go through the photographs. Houses were built ridiculously…

Eku Chronicles 2

Eku Politics   Politics in Eku is largely like it is in every other community. There are dirty deals that ensure that the most popular candidate may not often get the nod for party representation and of course there are the godfathers. The ever present godfathers of Nigerian politics – unfit for political contests but…

The lifecycle of a Grudge by Tochi Eze

Keep a grudge. Find the silence you so despise, wear it like a locket, like a memorial. Let your eyes fade into the distance. Let it rest on the screen that sits in your heart. Flicks of pain and doubt, and words carelessly thrown across the room. See the door flung open and slammed shut….

Eku Chronicles 1

So, yesterday while looking for a document, I found these scribbles of mine about Eku –   Delta state- the sleepy town where I stayed till January this year. Read on … Eku Chronicles At first sight Eku appeared to be a bubbling active town. Sadly, that was a false impression. The first needle in…

Did the boy die? Part 2

herephoto in the first part of this story#UHC4AllNigerians #OCP How many Nigerians are buried on a daily basis without their really dying? I have started with Lona and husband and extended it to their community. First, was to educate them about the need for always confirming death by a qualified healthcare personnel before burial. Lona…

Faces and Masks

We all put our best faces forward. To do otherwise is to expose ourselves to social harm and ridicule. We learn to smile, even when inside we are crying a river of tears; painful buckets by buckets. We learn to laugh politely, instead of clawing out the smug face smiling down on us at the…