Welcome Johnny

Dear Johnny, It was like yesterday when you finished your NYSC that we talked about your prospects in Naija or in the abroad. Now, it's five years already since you graduated. You have done all possible medical jobs. You worked your socks off to pay for different foreign exams. PLAB was your quick fix. US …

Our village and our gods

Our roof is on fire. The rain now comes in trickles. We barely have enough to water our rich farmlands. The new yam has failed. Our roses have been plucked away to adorn the palaces of the kingdoms to the west and north of the endless river. Our cattle are stolen before our helpless eyes. …

Love Yourself First

LOVE YOURSELF FIRST Listen to its voice. Listen to its yearnings  Answer its questions. Don't ignore its cry Give it the care it deserves. Water it Don't ignore its quiet whisper amidst much social noise Don't neglect yourself. Don't forget yourself  Don't punish yourself. Don't exclude yourself Don't disqualify yourself. Don't deny yourself Don't deceive …

This Present Hustle

...Poor people were marched upon like pawns. The middle class, bleeding more money like wounded knights, became more irritable. The rich business and political kings and society queens became vulnerable. Our bishops and priests preached more comforting and morale boosting messages in the face of dwindling tithes and offering...

MMM, Nigerians and the Wailers

I heard even bankers and managers were "caught" doing it. I heard many professionals were doing it, alongside vulcanizers, agbero, danfo driver, Iya Risikat alata (pepper seller) and Baba Wale eleran (meat-seller). It was the new Baba Ijebu. I heard some people quit their dissatisfying and enslaving jobs to have time to “focus” on MMM