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…

Compass

Growth can be inconvenience Growth can be leaving your comfort zone Growth can be leaving your friends and loved ones Growth can involve letting go of your best party clothes, because you have outgrown them But growth is life Growth is pride Growth is refreshing Growth is attractive Everyone loves associating with growth, I will…

One Call

In 2013, I was introduced to someone that was interested in a skill I was proficient in. The plan was to help this person pass his professional exam and possibly get a good job. We connected via Skype and began to talk regularly. Coincidentally, I was working away from home at the time – meaning,…

Iruks…

Yesterday was International Women’s day, for some special reasons I was very conscious of this remarkable day compared to previous years. I spent some part of the day thinking of my career and the ladies that contributed to the success of the journey so far. I have been privileged to work with some outstanding female…

Grow…

Eni is my 6months old baby, very gracious and beautiful. Every child is special but she is extra-special. Within this short time we have spent together the life lessons learnt from her have been phenomenal. We have always tried to be “baby friendly’ I.e adopt exclusive breast-feeding for the first 6months for our kids. For…

No Excuse…

Life is funny! Two people are exposed to the same information, same experience and possibly same background and they process their experience differently. When I watched the opening ceremony of Russia 2018, the colourful and carnival-like event was remarkable. It is an image that will stay with me for a long time. I know an…

Kunski

You can call me a people person but I choose to be a lover of People. When I find myself in a new environment, I always look for like minds that I can befriend. I am sure you have heard all sorts of tales about bad friends, betrayals etc – but I have been so…

Lost

My country decides today! Everywhere was locked down, public places and shops locked – including my gym. It seems I am getting addicted to this fitness thingy – guess it is a good addiction; even after 100 squats in the morning, I still decided to have a walk in the evening. My plan was to…

I will get back to you

I was not expectant on my birthday this year, this was because I just started a new job and thought I have not made many friends in my new office. Also I was broke and did not have any plan of throwing a party. I belittled the power of social media and the fact that…