09.01.2021. We've had 9 days to try on 2021; the fit is not quite right - it chafes in places but we can't return it or ask for a refund. As we dip tentative toes into the year, I am reminded of lines from Chris Tomlin's song 'Whom Shall I Fear' "I know who goes … Continue reading The Offer of a Lifetime
2020. Rolls nicely off the tongue when you say it doesn’t it? But as we hurtle towards the final days of the year, I think it's safe to say that this year has left a bitter taste in the mouths of individuals and nations. Many of us started 2020 with dream jobs but are ending … Continue reading When Life Empties You Out…
Recently, I was having a chat with an elderly neighbour in my area and during the conversation, I asked him if he had any prayer requests. Without warning, he burst into tears. Here was I, a twenty-something-year-old girl struck by the vulnerability of this elderly man who used to be a fit police offer working … Continue reading Day 8: Thank God for Healing
20.10.2020. The day Nigerians at home and abroad watched helplessly as the blood of its youths was shed by the government supposed to protect them. The day the rickety, ineffective government officially crossed the line from incompetence to shameless brutality. The day they thought they had managed to snuff life out of the New Nigeria … Continue reading The Long Walk to Freedom
Recently, I was having a chat with a friend and of course we took the inevitable trip down dusty memory lanes to scenes in our history we are grateful are well tucked away in the past. In the aftermath of that conversation, I was left thinking about an article I read a few years ago … Continue reading What to do when you get dumped
One of my all-time favourite poems is Niyi Osundare’s ‘Not my Business.’ I know poetry can appear dry and extremely abstract but I think this piece by Osundare is an exception. Have a read: They picked Akanni up one morningBeat him soft like clayAnd stuffed him down the bellyOf a waiting jeep.What business of mine … Continue reading Put your yam down and ask questions.
Recently, I failed at something I thought I already had mastery over. Funny enough, I wasn't hit from the shadows. I could see failure approaching but was too frozen in place to move out of the way, so failure did what it knows how to do best - it ran me over big time and … Continue reading Three lessons failure taught me