Fight for it…

It is Oke (mountain) and not Oke (cowry)…..looking back, one of the first things if not the first thing I had to fight for was the mispronounciation of my last name. Till today I am quick to defend my identity. A bit of background – I am Yoruba, a large (and unique) tribe in the…

Loke…

My name is Lanre Oke – many people call me Loke. Loke is a combination of the first letter of my first name and my last name.  Who named me Loke? Where did it all start? It was my first day in secondary school, the  best secondary school in Nigeria; Federal Government College Ogbomoso (argue…

CPR

It has been one of the toughest three (3) months in our generation. Everything happened so fast, our world changed overnight. We never knew many things we took for granted were blessings e.g Sunday eat out, public gyms and our dearest Party jollof. May you survive COVID-19 and be able to eat party jollof again…Did…

Awa alaye eniyan…

Wify was supposed to start a new job in the 2nd week of April. I got a gig the week the lockdown commenced, I was meant to submit budget and full proposal the week after. A project meeting was set up for the week after. I had a (contract) job running that was just 2weeks…

COVID-19

Full name: Corona Virus December 2019 This season is arguably one of the toughest seasons of my life.  And I guess it is the same for the average person out there.As humans – we want to strategise, we want to plan, we want to think through every situation. But the last few weeks introduced me…

Again and Again…

I had the privilege of catching up with old friends at a 40th birthday party recently. I wonder where time has gone, especially when your friends are clocking 40 left, right and center. Anyway, my immediate older brother is not 40 yet – do not kill my joy – I still get time😜. During our  catch-up…

Bad days

I had a pressing financial need last week, I reached out to some “trusted” friends and family to possibly bail me out and lend me a hand. Unfortunately everyone seems to have one financial commitment or the other – this is not the gist.Yesterday, one of the people I reached out to called me and…

Don’t look Away

How long do you want to keep running and ignoring reality. You are in a BIG mess! You are in trouble! Stop calling it another name! Stop trying to keep up with the Joneses, pretending nothing is wrong … By the way – HAPPY NEW YEAR. I celebrated my birthday during the week, then it…

Ope…

🎵🎵🎵… Ope meta lemi o se (I will give three types of praises) Ope meta lemi o se (I will give three types of praises) Mo ru layo (I got pregnant) Mo so layo (I delivered safely) Mo tu romo gbejo (I can rock my baby) Ope meta lemi o se I will give three…

Baby Steps

Waoh… It has been a while that I shared my thoughts on this platforms. I have been busy stretching and learning – story for another day. My 14 months old baby girl, Eni, just reached a major milestone in her journey of life. She started walking! This is a major feat and exciting for any…

You are a Student

In 2016, I was recruited to manage the lifecycle of a digital product. I was very excited, motivated and certain that the product will be successful. I believed I was sitting on a goldmine and about to release the best thing after Coca-Cola. Days rolled into weeks, weeks into months and months into years. “My”…

Apples…

* #Copied* This story is for all of us….. As an old Irish saying goes…. “Three apples fell from the tree. One for he who tells the story, one for he who reads/listens to the story and one for he who understands.” You will have one apple when you read this …..I hope you receive…