Don’t Mind Your Business: Help End Violence Against Women.

I was asked to speak about violence against women and my brain immediately shut down. This usually happens when a topic or theme seems bigger than me and encompasses the whole universe. It also happens when I am scared to death because suddenly something that is meant to come out of my mouth is suppose…

W Is For Wisdom As It Is For Woman

The question was very simple and the already confused audience frowned in response.┬áIt was a miracle they didn’t storm out of the room yelling, “No! Stop! We give up!” The truth is Nigerians are used to linear learning and I am a proud rambler. You need to just connect the dots when I am expressing…

Who Is A Hater?

If you are of Nigerian descent and believe you have haters, you are not paranoid just reflecting your true feelings about other peoples success… yeah I said it. STOP! Don’t close this post because you are already pissed at the first paragraph; it is not your fault, you are after all a product of our…

The Importance of Envy.

If you grew up in a Nigerian home and do not have what I will call ‘Foundational Envy’, then go find your parents wherever they are, hug them tight and say a loud ‘thank you!’ And if unfortunately, they are no longer here with us, fill your heart with mountain sized gratitude and offer it…

How To Look Better: The Expansion Theory.

The New Year has rolled in, diets, exercises and cleanses are underway. Even though for some of us, these measure are done in thought but not quite in deed. What can I say, sometimes these resolutions are made at low moments, when the spirit seems willing. But come the morning, when light and tranquility flood…

You all look alike!

I once had a Chris Tucker moment, like the one he had in Rush Hour 2 and it wasn’t in the least bit funny. Okay, wait, let me remind you of the Rush Hour scene. Remember when Chris tucker (Detective Carter) and Jackie Chan (Inspector Lee) were suddenly surrounded by Chinese gang members in the…

Hustlers or Customers?

Everyday, if you are open to it, you will learn something new… This is my new discovery about living life and I am embracing it along with the complexity that comes with learning new things. The original post has changed. I was going to write something entirely different but I decided to take a long…

There is dignity in labour.

I sort of knew I wouldn’t really be shopping in the month of July on account of my sporadic income generation. I am a self employed writer and filmmaker, so there is no monthly salary coming in. I am not even a shopper to begin with, I only buy things I absolutely need after a…