I have never been impressed by garrulous or talkative people. The foremost reason is that they do not have a filter; in the process of baring their minds all the time, they tend to say the words that should remain within. Words that are bound to hurt others and ruffle feathers when it’s unnecessary. There’s also the challenge of not giving adequate thought to one’s verbal expression when one speaks before one thinks thereby circumventing the natural course of things.
One rejection and fortuitous conversation later and I was on a journey to what I had always wanted and sought.
Over the years, however, I have come to appreciate the boundless energy that extroverts exude, the ease with which they make friends, and their never waning life-of-the-party persona.
Hot topics are a staple of our existence depending on our societal reality at a particular moment in time. The usual suspects are the ever-rising cost of goods and services occasioned by inflation, government policies (primarily unfavourable), relationships, and celebrity shenanigans, amongst other contentious issues. However, none of these juicy subjects can hold a candle…
Rated US Pastor and Televangelist, Creflo Dollar, court controversy earlier in the week when he made a u-turn on one of his core teachings in a message to his 30,000-member church and followers all over the world when he declared his previous stance and preaching on tithing wrong. The law stating that Christian adherents were…
It’s election season and I have found this period particularly fascinating compared to previous times we have inched towards choosing our next set of leaders in a democratic process. There are a number of factors that make this point in time different. For the first time in a while, we will have frontline presidential candidates from Nigeria’s three major ethnic groups. Personalities who possess the stature and clout to win in their own right. Aside from this, the surge of interest from Nigerian youths who were hitherto apathetic or indifferent to politics evokes excitement and renewed hope.
There are a plethora of issues that plague adult life: endless bills, the dilemma of decision making, transversing the delicate world of social interaction, and the subtle but no less consequential distraction. Distractions are a real challenge we rarely talk about even as we struggle to stave them off in our daily lives. For the average adult, family and work-life are only the most basic of the forms of distractions they have to contend with. Add unforeseen occurrences and the seemingly external but equally challenging incidents that have become staples of our existence then you’ll agree we have a real plight.
I have always wanted to be a mother. As I made the inevitable transition from childhood to my teenage years and finally a full-blown adult, there were many things I wasn’t certain of. In career, it took a while to discover what I would find joy doing and be willing to do even if I…
It’s no news that the internet was the game-changer that democratised access to information, and more than that, the unbridled ability to share opinions. We did not have that before. You had to be invited onto a platform or actively seek one to air your views if you were intent on getting heard or read. All that is firmly in the past. Now, with your ‘obscure’ Facebook or Instagram account, you have the power to ruffle feathers and make those who matter pay attention to you. If you prove to be maverick enough, you’ll soon court attention and subsequently or consequently become a social media celebrity.
The permutations and projections regarding the 2023 general elections may not be in full swing yet, but there’s no doubt that they have kicked off. And as new presidential candidates emerge, the dynamics will change gears and reach a crescendo. It will be an encore—we have seen it happen every time an election season approaches—especially one where a sitting president will be ineligible to contest. A common denominator we can expect as a response from these presidential hopefuls on why they aspire to the apex post in the land is love for the country. They will swear they love and are passionate about the Nigerian project and their hearts bleed for the giant that is content with living as a dwarf.