As a Nigerian living in Nigeria, I am used to being a victim of relentless injustice against which I feel entirely helpless. Almost every day that I live, I am hurt by situations that should not exist in an ideal nation with an active government.
I have heard stories. I have heard horrific stories over the years, but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that police brutality in Nigeria was this terrible.
Over the past few weeks, Nigerians have found their voices and protested both online and offline nationwide and all over the world. We have mobilised funds to provide legal aid to arrested protesters, compensation for the families of dead victims, medical aid for injured protesters, welfare packages at every protest, and waste management volunteers who have left the protest grounds cleaner than they met them. … More The Latent Power We Wield
Passion fuels a desire that creates a special drive within you to achieve those goals in your path and become better. However, I find that we might have romanticised the idea of following your passion as being an untiring, unyielding, constantly motivated journey.
I for one grew up expecting to discover something I would love so much, I would go to classes everyday with a spring in my step while in school, bag a first class degree because studying would be so enjoyable, and things would just fall in place to get me to the peak of my career all because of my untiring passion. Thinking about that utopian dream now is decidedly funny. Life really said “lol, hold my beer” as I entered my late teens, didn’t it? … More The Myth of an Untiring Passion
From the advent of the popular Instagram accounts posting screenshots of noteworthy responses from other social media applications like Twitter and Reddit, the art of quirky, sometimes brutal clap backs has slowly woven itself into the very fabric of social media culture.
Clapbacks that used to entail harmless humour and comments that effectively shut down trolls have warped into what is now known as “social media savagery”. The line has blurred and they have now become the same, more or less. … More Clapbacks On Social Media: Yay or Nay?
I have chosen to consciously believe in the predestination of a path that is the very best for me.
On some nights, it is not much comfort. I still struggle very much with destructive comparison. But I have chosen to never be held down; to ensure that I keep making progress regardless of how minute it may seem. … More The Danger of Destructive Comparison
Whether we realize it or not, we all have perspectives to situations that have been developed by our experiences and interactions over years. These perspectives greatly shape our views of situations, and it could be quite frustrating when others don’t view things from that same point of view. … More The Importance of Perspective
Because friends are so important, it is necessary to prune our circles when necessary; dissolving friendships that do not align with our personal purpose any longer. However, ending friendships is easier said than done and it’s perfectly normal to doubt your decision to cut off a friend. … More Signs it Might be Time to Dissolve a Friendship
It is impossible to be comfortable in your own skin if your perception of yourself is entirely dependent on the views of others. Look within yourself for validation and recognise that nobody’s opinions about you are as important as yours. … More Confidence in Your Own Skin
More often than not, these enemies take the form of the person between our own ears, or situations caused by our own hands. They become more dangerous because we concentrate on external factors, completely oblivious to the very cause of the problem that may be right in front of us. … More Dealing With the Enemy Within
As a leader or initiator of a group or movement, it is necessary to understand what you are starting and what you intend to do with it. When a movement lacks leadership and vision, chaos seeps in subtly and what began innocuously, and with noble intentions becomes a hydra; a many-headed monster that can no longer be controlled. … More Chaos: Exercising Control