Monday, 21 July 2014

More Than Enough



I made the above image from a tweet Mr Ayobami Oyalowo tweeted. It really struck me and those words were very true.

" I have made the choices that work best for me. I know I cannot please everyone, and that's fine" - Marlee Matlin

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Know Your Place


Everyone of us is uniquely created, we each have the potential to make us into whatever we desire to be;  Everyone of us has something that distinguishes us from the rest. Each of us is gifted!!!

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Dear Fiona, Let That Baby Live


1. Dear Fiona, i am writing to you as regards the latest turn of things in your life.
2. I learnt you are pregnant and you are much considering a surgical abortion.
3. You were frolicking around young boys and ungodly company.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Daddy and You Knew..... by Aladeloba Babatunde


Daddy and you knew, she said as she laid helpless on the hospital bed, her eyes were yellow, her stomach protruding, she was back in the hospital for the sixth time just at the first Quarter of the year, she always spent her holidays at the hospital bed and unlike other school kids Bunmi never made 70% of school attendance. I am sure am going to die,  she said to her mother who was on a black head tie, and looking dejected and in utmost despair. You are mourning me already Bunmi said, but her mother stayed mute. The room ambience had a pre-mourning silence, her father was on a polo shirt, he was the CEO of Global energy, a multinational oil company. Bunmi had been diagnosed of  Sickle Cell Anemia at birth, her chances of living past childhood were slim and here she was at just the age of twelve, she was loosing the battle to Sickle Cell Anemia, her father made to placate her, she moved her hand and turned her head.  You both knew it will come to this she muttered and yet you went on to get married. This opened the lachrymal glands of her father as tears begin to roll down the contours of his cheek. The doctor and his team of nurses came and wheeled her into the hematology room for bone-marrow transplant as her mother dropped a rosary in her hand.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Women And Balance by Temitope Aigba

Join us this morning as we welcome @topsyken on another wonderful session on #YouthsEngage as she discusses "WOMEN AND BALANCE"... Enjoy

Good morning Great People. My name is Temitope Aigba but I prefer using Tope Aigba. Sounds better shey? Errrrmmmmm where do I start from o??? Ok. Tope Aigba is d first child in a family of 9. I'm ijebu by birth from Ogun State but married to an Etsako man from Edo State. I graduated from the former Ogun State University now Olabisi Onabanjo University Ogun State in 2001 and went for NYSC in 2002 in Imo State where I met Bros. We got married in October 2005 after some tribal wars sha o *chuckles*

Nine months after marriage, God blessed us with a baby boy (Our General) in 2006. God blessed us with good jobs though we had a rocky start. Part of the dictates of d jobs is constant traveling.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Are creative people really crazy? by Tomisin Ajiboye



People have been asking my opinion on this article and the research behind it. So here it is.

Are creative people crazy?

Are creative people ‘crazy’? Is creativity ‘madness’? Or do they mean that we had all better watch out, because if you’re one of those creative types, you’re probably going to go crazy, if you really want to come up with crazy ideas or concepts.

It is a known fact that creative people make more use of their mental raw materials and practice less intellectual regulations but does that make us crazy? I was once introduced to my audience as a “crazy man” just to depict creativity. I did not feel bad about it even though it did not sound pleasant to my ear.

Then, I thought to really find out myself why anyone would think creative people as crazy. I realized that the characteristics of highly creative people are, I believe, the result of two specific behaviors of such people. These characteristics are common among average people and cannot comprehend how one person could have such beautiful thinking, so they refer to them as being “crazy”. Let's look at those behaviors and how they affect broader behavior.

Friday, 2 May 2014

A LETTER TO DAME PATIENCE JONATHAN ON THE ABDUCTION OF CHIBOK GIRLS. #bringbackourgirls

 1. Dear Dame Patience Jonathan, i want to use this medium to congratulate you on the just concluded wedding of your Daughter.
2. I really do wish her the best of connubial bliss.
3. Dame, there is this issue that bothers me and every other well meaning Nigerian.
4. This issue i suppose his pertinent to you and the natıon, ıt degenerates the brand Nıgerıa, but you seem mute over it.
5. Its about Mrs Halimat Galadama, her name doesn't ring a bell right.
6. Mrs Halimat is at the base of the heirachy prism of social and financial strata, Nigeria doesnt keep birth record, so you cant find her in a non exıstential Data base.
7. She is a middle aged woman about 42, she resides in chibok, an obscure village in Borno State.
8.Mrs Halimat's daughter(Zainab) is amongst the 234 girls who has been abducted for 15days and taken to a certain sambisa forest.
9. Mrs Halimat fought "tooth and nail" to see Zainab and her siblings get education, even if it was not of high quality.

SIX POWERFUL ATTRIBUTES OF AN EFFECTIVE VISION

The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose. Purpose gives directions to the ways of life, which means a purposeless being struggle with life.

Vision on the other side is impossible without a purpose. Vision is a visualisation of something that you don't have right now.
If you have ever desired something that you don't have right now, and have imagined the picture of you having that, you've had a vision.
Read my previous post to understand more about vision.

Today I want to share with you, the SIX POWERFUL ATTRIBUTES OF AN EFFECTIVE VISION.
For your vision to be effective, it must satisfy the following attributes

Monday, 17 March 2014

Sober Reflections by Aladeloba Babatunde

Dear Mama i know you must be in tears,
You enthroned me in Grace as I exited home,
It was in a bid for financial salvation,
Tired of  burden of dependency,

The crowd volume skipped my heart,
But struggle was a trademark,
I squeezed my way into the path of victory,
But i came into the terrace of rest,

There came a conquering stifle, drenched in my gasp for breath,
It was sweat and blood,
I hit the floor in voiceless screams,

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Come! Let Us Reason Together by Ayobami Sholola

If you are reading this, then I must congratulate you for making it into another year which promises to be a great one. 2013 has come and gone and it was a very challenging year for many and a prosperous one for some. Personally, it was a year of many lessons, I learnt few of them easily, the rest came in a hard way with a hard knock and tough experiences. But really, Its not that all bad, I experienced  breakthroughs in some areas of my life. I graduated, got a new job and achieved few other goals and am sure you can count few successes too if you really want to be sincere. Being positive goes a long way in gearing up our spirit. No doubt, It was a year full of surprises (+ves and -ves). The negative is that we went through unimaginable difficulties, and the positive is that we are able to overcome.