Little things

Recently, I have been quite overwhelmed with visions and plans that seem to be taking forever to materialise. It was like the more I achieve the farther I am far away from that ideal life. On one of “those mornings” I woke up tired, I knew I needed to talk with someone, I needed to…

Maami…

Dear Maami, Today in celebration of Mother’s day I remember you, what you represent and the life lessons you taught me. The funny thing is most of what I learnt from you were not ‘classroom’ based, I mean you did not ask me to sit down and start pouring into me. What I learnt from…

Waiting

We all have to wait at different points in our journey through life. Either you are waiting for food to be ready, waiting for your turn on a queue, waiting for an outcome of an interview, waiting for the first payment, waiting for the ‘’alert’’. Now to deeper things – waiting to be declared cancer…

Pick up your phone

It is a great pleasure writing again after about 10 days break. This was not intentional, work was overwhelming and I was occupied all through last week. Last week was quite exceptional for me. The week started with a small party; my friend Dad’s remembrance, where I had the opportunity to catch up with some…

April….

Today at the gym, my instructor asked me to do some belly exercise as I was about to leave the gym. Like an obedient child, I mounted the bench to do some sit-ups. After 10 sit-ups, I asked – “How many sit-ups in a lap”. He replied: Twenty (20). I added, “How many laps am…

ME, MYSELF and I

Credits I can not wait to share my before and after body transformation #OperationBellemustgo My target is to drop 20kg – Yes- you read right. I need to move from 95kg to 75kg in order to have the perfect BMI. I have lost 7kg already…currently  88kg. The interesting thing is people have started commenting: Your…

Rep your Brand II

Please read part I here. I will like to tell you that you already have a personal brand – Yes, you already have a position you occupy in the minds of people. Call it reputation, but if you want to be intentional about life and career you should call it Personal Brand. You remember the…

Rep your Brand I

I ended my last post with – Rep your brand. Sleeping over that line, I remembered a write up I wrote last year for the Marketing group I was working for. It was a note on personal branding – I consider it very relevant to “Rep your brand”…enjoy. In October 2012, I was working for…

Can you imagine?

I live in Nigeria, Lagos to be precise. Lagos is a metropolitan city with lots of “craze’” Everyone seems to be in hurry, hardly will you see any car without a scratch. I remember hosting colleagues from Kenya; they were so thrilled about the cars honking and the fact that every driver was in a…

Awgu 2….

As at the time I got to Awgu; the orientation camp – please refer to the first part of the article – I had developed headache, fever and Catarrh. I asked myself that familiar question; what exactly are you doing here? Every thing irritated me; the weather, the registration, the noise, the hustling, the food…

Agwu Camp

In Nigeria where I grew up, it is mandatory to serve the nation after graduating from a tertiary institution. The scheme is called National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) – it is a one (1) year mandatory service, where youths are posted to different parts of the country to learn other cultures and “serve our fatherland”….

These things are in you…

I had a conversation with one of my colleagues recently, the conversation was about children from privileged background that are currently maximising their parent’s platforms. He was of the opinion that some skills/traits are not genetically transmitted – so there is no basis for some of the children to be on these platforms. The context…