There’s a joke about Johhny Depp that goes like this: Johnny Depp has been found to be 90% scarves.
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
Do I have a job? How much does that job pay? If it’s not paying enough, will I look for another job? How much will I want that new job to pay? What do I need money for?
Two times I almost got my ass kicked in traffic.
The first time, a car cut me off at the traffic light, just as I was about to take a roundabout. I felt a little bump, as if the dude’d hit my bumper. So I chased after him. Continue reading You ain’t shit.
A long time ago, one of my bosses told me there’s no such word as “empathetic.” Turned out there was. But I’ve never looked at that man the same way since.
As a person with the utmost confidence in your own abilities, speaking in Continue reading Why some people sound “stupid” to us
You may already know this story but, hey, allow me to repeat it, even if it’s just to illustrate the incredible role of serendipity in success and failure.
We begin in 1984 when Leonard Cohen, the venerated Canadian musician, released a song titled Hallelujah. You see, Mr Cohen had been toiling on that one song for so many years and, although it wasn’t a bad piece of work, it arrived like a wink in the dark.
And to make matters worse for the singer-songwriter, some of the biggest records of that decade would also come out that year. Continue reading The man who became a superstar by mistake
Follow Your Passion is bad advice. It assumes that you already have a passion and are aware of it. When people say you should focus on something, the return question should be “What?” Many of us spend our lives trying to find our purpose, passion, calling, etc.
But what I’ve learnt is Continue reading Follow your passion is terrible advice