I don’t think so. Many of us were born into the culture of scarcity— a belief our parents passed down to us. They always said things like winners take all. But that’s impossible. Winners cannot take all.
Washing your car in the rain* is like killing a mosquito with a sledgehammer. It’s literally an overkill.
You know what else is an overkill? Listening to sad advice when you’re sad. What’s sad advice, you ask? That’s a great question. Continue reading How to stay happy in the face of ‘Misery Porn’
No one cares about you. That’s what they say. In fact, just yesterday, I read an old article in Forbes by a startup founder thatsaid no one cared and that’s okay. But I think they care. I think they care too much.
Talk about a powerful idea. My friend, Sam Umukoro, has a show on the radio. Naija Info FM, Saturday Mornings. All he talks about are memories. Specifically the kind of memories that music gives us– you know, how a song can come on the radio and it instantly triggers fond memories and Continue reading Why You Think The Songs From Your Childhood Are The Most Beautiful
On my way out of the meeting, I started to think I needed to pray.
It didn’t look like the meeting had gone as I’d planned. I probably wouldn’t be getting what what I went for so the only thing I could think of was to pray.
But what was I going to pray about?
Involuntarily, I sighed.
I got into the car and started the engine. Pulled out onto the road.
“Have you seen the mail?” she said.
No, I hadn’t seen the mail. I hadn’t seen the mail because on my to-do list for this morning, I didn’t have any plans of reading any e-mails.
“It’s urgent. Read it.” Continue reading Distractions
I didn’t even plan it.
We were hanging out at the mall. I think we’d gone to see a movie. As we walked out, descending the lifts, bright lights, gleaming glass and a crowd of strangers surrounding us, she said something that was so cute it melted my heart.
I have a red corduroy blazer that I wear a lot. So, today I wore it again– to a beauty pageant.
An intern from my office saw me and went, “He’s always wearing this jacket.”
In 2015, when Muhammadu Buhari was running for office, after trying and failing for 16 years, people said, “Buhari would be our president. He’d kill corruption.”
This is three years later. He’s running for another term. Corruption is still alive and well. Corruption is alive and kicking. It’s kicking us in the balls. We. Are. Broke.
Now, people are saying, Continue reading A new religion taking off In Nigeria