31st December 2018. I was in the car with my cousin. He asked, “Ore, what’s the plan for the new year?” That question aroused a cocktail of feelings - a fatal mix of anger, self-pity with a dash of fear. My cousin was genuinely concerned but I was sick of hearing, “What next?” 2018 had … Continue reading #My2019Story – OreOluwa Eni-Ibukun
6:01pm. 25th December, 2019. Lagos, Nigeria. I have been staring at my system for the past 30 minutes, unsure of how to start this. My 2019 had three seasons in one - Clarity, Growth, Thrive. My body feels like it’d lived nine lives. Clarity Weeks before I completed NYSC, everyone but me was fixing their … Continue reading #My2019Story – Jokotola Odusami
I started 2019 as a fresh graduate. One who was grateful to finally be done with school but wasn't excited about it because of her grades. I came out with a 2:2 and I'm sure you already know how anyone that graduates with less than 2:1 is looked at 🙄. People said the most Chai! … Continue reading #My2019Story – Chigo Paul
I don’t remember how the year started...some folks can tell you how the 1st of January was boring or sunny and all that. Well, not me. A few days to the start of the year, I went away, to somewhere quiet and had a deep and long talk with myself. I needed the year to … Continue reading #My2019Story – Alex Ubaka
Growth in itself is not physical. It is only manifested through physical means. The real growth takes place on the inside where capacity is built to maintain the physical manifestation that we call growth. Okay okay! I’m not here to preach. So, let’s dive in! 🙂 I remember drawing a plan for 2019 in December … Continue reading #My2019Story – Victory Ogbebor
The other day I asked my Nigerian friends in school if they had plans to get Christmas clothes. Their reactions ranged from smiles to laughs to weird stares. Apparently, I am one of the few that used to get or be hyped over new wears at Christmas. It was even worse these past few years … Continue reading No Christmas Clothes – Adulting or What?
My birthday is in a few hours 💃💃💃 and I'm feeling so un-birthday-like. Lol... understandably so. It is exams season and thankfully I do not have any exams on my birthday but it is right in between two exams. So even if I had plans to flex, I cannot flex with my chest because exams … Continue reading Birthday Bants || 12 + 1 Lessons I have learnt along the way
Hey guysssss! Lol. I'm very excited to back to blogging. May not look so long but for me it's like forever. The last few months have been such a roller-coaster. Some days back, I had tweeted about how I feel panic when I try to write again. Majorly because when I write, I write from … Continue reading Life Lately || When life hits sudden and hard
I woke up yesterday to horrific news of the Xenophobia happening in South Africa and my heart was saddened. It was saddened even further when I heard about the violence in Nigeria where people were attacking South-African owned businesses, stealing and all that evil forgetting that these are Nigerian-owned properties and Nigerians work in these … Continue reading Being Nigerian: A Blessing or A curse?
Hey fam! I am typing this from the lobby area in Carnegie Mellon University, Africa. Yaaaaaay! Grad school is finally happening, and I am super excited. Its been a roller-coaster since I realised I'd be going for my master's a little over a month ago at such a prestigious school and on a scholarship too. … Continue reading Hellooo, Grad School!