9th May 2018
The fault game is as old as man. If you think I’m wrong, ask all the accused at the garden court of Eden. Passing the buck is the easiest form of defense and in Nigeria, we have become masters at the art. From the highest office in the country to the humblest home in existence, the problems … Continue reading Nigeria. Whose Fault?
22nd April 2018
Verses is a word-music gospel channel on Youtube anchored by Tolu Odukoya-Ijogun. Tolu is the first daughter of Pastor Bimbo Odukoya, who was renowned for her popular Single and Married Programme. Tolu, it seems, has towed the path of her mother to make her mark by spreading the gospel. Verses Tolu is a pastor at … Continue reading ‘Verses’ by Tolu Odukoya-Ijogun
18th December 2017
There’re 1000 ways to die, thanks to Sony max TV for the most gruesome show ever, but there’re also 1000 ways to live, you just have to drop the remote for a few minutes, take your mind off the unfortunate fellas on the screen and discover life. Living versus existing will always be a battle, … Continue reading Monday Motivation: The Art of Living
11th December 2017
“Happy, successful, fulfilled individuals understand that the future begins with what happens today…” Joel Osteen ‘your Best Life Now Journal’ Do you ever think about the dreams we had as children or inexperienced adolescents; dreams of grandiloquent and superfluous accomplishments and lifestyles, capped with world peace and eradication of hunger. I am willing to bet … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Dream Again
3rd November 2017
The truth about fashion is that it’s as old as man himself because as long as there was man, there would have been his fashion. Every age has its style and the expression that it refers to as fashion. I can bet you that the cavemen bragged over whether or not their chest hairs were … Continue reading Rules of Men’s Fashion 2
18th October 2017
The gym is a lot like life; it’s made up of people who would rather be somewhere else, doing something else. Yet they are in the gym, judiciously sweating and puffing because they need something that cannot be gotten any other way. Sounds a lot like your job, yea? I used to be a gym … Continue reading 5 Life Lessons From the Gym
12th October 2017
Men’s fashion is no more a novel concept in Nigeria, it has come to stay. We no longer say “just throw on any outfit you see, it doesn’t matter, you’re a man” anymore because men are now expected to be intentional in their dressing. Men’s fashion like all fashion has rules and processes that make … Continue reading Rules of Men’s Fashion 1.
30th August 2017
The most horrific experience for a young man in Nigeria is to get to the age (which I don’t know who set) of marriage and still be unmarried. Your family becomes your worst enemies, going for social events gives you a running tummy and whatever achievement you acquire in any other area of your life … Continue reading 10 Things a Newly Married Man in Nigeria Should Expect
27th August 2017
“Happy, successful, fulfilled individuals understand that the future begins with what happens today…” Joel Osteen, ‘your Best Life Now Journal’ Do you ever think about the dreams we had as children or inexperienced adolescents; dreams of grandiloquent and superfluous accomplishments and lifestyles, capped with world peace and eradication of hunger. I am willing to bet … Continue reading You Can Dream Again
26th August 2017
“Dearly beloved” The Priest took a deep breath, his eyes gazing over the heads of the multitude gathered in front of him. He had learnt that from Father Alphonso at the Seminary, “Whenever you are uneasy, look over their heads” The aged ecclesiastic said The Priest would never get used to this, no matter how … Continue reading The Living Dead
20th August 2017
There was tension in the air, the kind you could easily cut into with a knife. No one was prepared for it and no one saw it coming. It was another boring day at the office until the middle aged man in stripped three-piece suit and alligator shoes walked through the doors in the company … Continue reading We All Get Audited
19th August 2017
A friend of mine who is a book editor amongst other things was raving this morning about a recent book she is editing. This particular book is of interest for two reasons; one is that it was a struggle for her to take the job because the clients could not afford her fees, and secondly … Continue reading How To Discover Something You didn’t know You Needed!
13th August 2017
Yea! I know stuff like this don’t happen to you, being all put together and in control as you are, but I woke up this morning with a headache as big as the map of Africa, and the first words out of my mouth were “oh crap”. I had been dreaming, of what I can’t … Continue reading Oh Crap or Yippee!
A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you Elbert Hubbard Everyone has multiple sides; good, bad and ugly. People admire you because you have one quality or another that makes you glitter from a distance, but when they experience you for who you really are, it’s like a guy seeing … Continue reading LIFE BOOSTER: Friendship Goals
A negative attitude has consequences, while a positive attitude brings rewards – Kanayo Aniegboka A positive attitude is one of lives greatest resource; it is like having money to spend. It’s our attitude that other people relate with, it is what they perceive when they encounter us. The greatest value you can possess is not … Continue reading Life Attitude, Your Million Dollar Ticket
“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” -Tom Bodett There’s a very popular motivational cliché we all use when we wish to encourage ourselves or others to hold on through trying times – “there is a … Continue reading Hope, Lifeline For Success
6th August 2017
The opinion of others about us Our experiences (both failures and successes) Our faith/ religion and The source of our informative development The opinions of others play a major role in determining our self-esteem, especially in our teenage and impressionable years (although it also works throughout our lifetime). We care so much about what people … Continue reading 4 Things That Determine Our Self Esteem
“There are no mountains anywhere; every man’s ignorance is his mountain”. -David Oyedepo Do you have an idea the number of things you are struggling with today just because you are ignorant of an easier way to do it? Or the sheer number of things you are ignorant of? Ignorance means “lacking knowledge or … Continue reading Every Man’s Mountain
5th August 2017
Accept yourself for who you are: Your first step is to accept yourself. You are who you are and peace comes when you accept that. Some folk use this as an excuse to become lazy and give up on life because they accept a low pedigree as the reason not to be successful. Accepting yourself … Continue reading How To Improve Your Self Esteem
The personal message on a friend’s Blackberry device read “Remember to love me”. I quickly sent her a ping chiding that it’s me she should remember to love because she had abandoned me for a long time. We pinged back and forth, accusing each other of the most hideous crimes to friendship we could muster until … Continue reading Remember To Love Me
4th August 2017
I think your own definition of yourself is the most important identity you have. Of all the opinions of who you are (solicited and unsolicited), your opinion about yourself is the one you will believe the most. The danger with it is that ‘belief’ is the strongest human force on earth. The power of conviction … Continue reading What About Self Esteem
While I don’t believe anyone would deliberately hurt you, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t. This list though does not include folks close to you just by proximity e.g. some relatives, colleagues, associates at the office… and what not. These people are close to you by reason of their position, not necessarily because of … Continue reading 4 Reasons We Get Hurt
30th July 2017
Our lives are more similar than we know. We are all born blind, and then grow up to see. As we mature we begin to see life through spectacles. The colour and strength of these spectacles are determined by our individual experiences. The spectacles vary from single plain lenses to double lenses tinted to various … Continue reading What Glasses are You Wearing?
“Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.” ― Douglas Adams I had fun as a kid, not because I was one of those playing in the street kind of kid, but because I enjoyed the world around me. There was always … Continue reading Living in a world where bad news sells…
21st July 2017
House on the Rock, the church which plays host to the biggest gospel event in Africa ‘The Experience’ is about to make yet another historic event, as she rolls out the red carpet to receive the Hon. Bishop T.D. Jakes for his third visit to Nigeria. HOTR will be hosting Bishop J.D. Jakes at the … Continue reading Bishop T.D. Jakes in Nigeria!
19th June 2017
“Things are hard” is becoming a more accepted axiom than ‘the sky is blue’. The economic constraints that threatens the comfort of our time is now a universal experience. Both the wealthy and financially challenged are all bemoaning the situation. Unfortunately, financial gurus are not making any promising predictions for the future. Rather, the glum … Continue reading Secure Your Future
14th June 2017
About two weeks ago, renowned Nigerian worship leader, Nathaniel Bassey, announced a 30-day worship session called The Hallelujah Challenge. This Challenge, which began on the 1st of June 2017, holds every day from mid-night to 1am. Nathaniel, from time to time, leads these live worship sessions via his Instagram page (@nathanielblow), and on his Facebook: … Continue reading The Hallelujah Challenge, a Worship Movement
4th June 2017
“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it or learn from it.” Rafiki: The Lion King. If life is a school, then one of its most effective teaching aids would be our experiences. They’re the culmination of all we’ve been through in life; good, bad and ugly. It’s one of … Continue reading Dealing With Your Experiences