Ask a different question…

“I’m 32. I ought to be married by now and even have had kids. To make it worse I’m as single as number 1. Why?”  “I’m 25. I should have graduated by now if not for JAMB, post-UME and ASUU strike. Why?”  “I’m 29. Why don’t I have a job yet? I graduated several years…

Of times and seasons…

Today , I reflect on seasons… And times … Of plenty, of lack , of trials and triumphs… How fleeting indeed they are… Seasons will always come and go… Do you know the current season of life you are in? A few weeks back , all I had to my name was N20.  I d…

When Yoghurt refreshes the soul…

A few days back, I almost lost hope in the Nigerian project. I was sorely in need of a #FindingHope session. Scene was a very heated debate that had only me on one side… A very respectable elder and 2 other young men were on the other side. The argument had started from little contributions…

Celebrations Galore

Three auspicious occasions make today December 1; celebration worthy. First , it is the start of a new month; December the month that heralds good tidings and joy to the world. December 1, 2017 is also this year’s Eid el Maulud Celebration; celebrating the birth of the Prophet Mohammed and the advent of the Muslim…

Remarkable Recovery and Restoration…

*​My story of Remarkable Recovery and Restoration* 2014 was the year it all went down… It started with a gradual removal of blessings I had casually taken for granted over the years. Long term relationship had ended the year before, dream job prospects in Nigeria was zeroed in Nigeria because I had glitches with the…

Finding Hope

Did you know that finding hope in hopeless situations is a function of your mind? Yes, if your mind game is strong, you are better able to overcome depressive episodes. Your mind determines the response you give in a tragic situation. Do you know Job of the Bible story? Can you picture what happened to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

I Dared to call Him Father

I dared to Call Him Father is a must read. I picked up this book; a copy of my sister’s and I could not put it down for longer than fifteen minutes at a time until I finished reading. Picked up the book yesterday , finished reading this afternoon . A wonderful book written by…

For every woman…

On this International Women’s Day #IWD2016, I celebrate every female, woman alive today.   You are beautiful, unique and special.   When man was created, there was a need, he lacked some vital component and then came you and God was pleased  enough to end the work of creation.   You are refined material, an…