They sent them to spy out the land; where the warriors there are super armoured. They came back and tendered their reports. The reports made their fear grew with wings. But two came back, Joshua and Caleb, with great optimism. They faced the congregation and said boldly “the land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land”. Numbers 14:7.


It takes grace to look beyond the presence and see the future. Joshua and Caleb also saw terrible things that would have made them tendered a fearful report, but they did not. They looked beyond the present, and they saw the exceedingly flourishing land. I posted a short quote last week reading ‘the bravest of all minds is that mind that sees failure and still call it success”.

It is hard, it is difficult, it takes one to walk in another’s shoes to know how it feels. A lot of smiles we see out there are fake, they need those smiles to become real ones. Would you like to be a volunteer? Most times, it is not about the money, it is not about the accessories, it is about the love. Say positive things irrespective of the situations surroundings. A soul need your words, someone need an optimist, you need one too. Speak well to yourself, profess gracious words to your life. Life would be more sweeter if our optimism can take a step higher.




I have something to share with you. On Saturday, I was inside the studio with Rita Omovbude when a guy right there with us gave a lady some bottles of drink to help dispose and help get another ones, thinking she is the cleaner/messenger. Strangely weird, my thought resonated with the guy. She looked like one, and it was glaring to all.

I was awed and dazed when I heard her speak and I got to know that she is an Author that would be interviewed on the next talkshow.

I couldn’t but encapsulate my words into ‘wow’. Most times if not everytime, your appearance is your spokesperson. Let your appearance encapsulate all you’ve got. You don’t have to dress shabbily all in the name of spirituality, poverty or anti-socialism.

A popular adage that I don’t know its domicile or origination says the way your dress is how you’ll be addressed. Of every veracity, the adage is true. Your mode of dressing preaches a lot, so don’t toy with it. I read an update here last week (I can’t trace the source) where a friend found a taxi driver who was well dressed and doesn’t look like a driver. She couldn’t taxi drivers could dress like a Banker.

One of the ways of projecting yourself is with your appearance. Your appearance can advertise what you do, it can tell every potential customer what you specialize into even before embarking on a conversation.

I can remember sometime last month when I went to the market. I entered a particular lady’s shop, she sells her goods in a departmental clothing store, and of all the sellers there, customers troop into her shop to patronise the most. What got me attracted to her was what she was putting on that day, one beautiful gown like that. Her figure said it all. When you see a Nurse, sure you will know.

When you see a Policeman, that uniform already tells you who it is. When you see a Cook, you don’t have to be told. So it must be, when people see, let your appearance and countenance give them good impression(s) about you.



Respect Beget Respect!

I’ve been meaning to make this post for a while now, but I haven’t felt the fervour urge to do so.
But a particular event triggered this.

Last year December, I met a male Feminist who we were trying to set up a programme for women.
He came along with his friend that day, and you need to see how his friend talked about women, ladies in particular.
He never supported our ideas for once, he smelt and dumped it.

“Those ladies you are fighting for don’t worth it” He said.
I felt somehow within me, because I’m sure he must have experienced somethings before arriving at such conclusion.

You see, when we want females to have a say in the society, we are not talking about females who doesn’t have a say in their own lives. Continue reading



Emmanuela, that young comedian, makes me think a lot.
She is young, she is vibrant, she is smart, she is funny, and very hardworking.

A young girl receiving standing ovations here and there.
I admire her a lot.

Recently, she received an award.
I developed goose pimples when I read the news.

She came from a poor family.
She dusted that fact. Continue reading



I was in J.S.S 3 when one of my seniors got pregnant.
Her protruding belly was not seen by many till she left the school finally.
I didn’t notice her belly as well, the news kept flying till it passed my desk.
Before I could reach S.S.S 1(third term), it went viral that she gave birth again.
S.S.S. 3, when I was preparing for WAEC/NECO, she put to bed again.
The day I saw her, she couldn’t even greet me.
Her kids were wearing tattered cloth, looking umkempt.

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What You Do, They Do!

What You Do, They Do!

My neighbour’s children loves coming to our apartment when they are back from school.
Specifically, to do their homework.

As usual, they came yesterday, but they didn’t meet my younger brother(he is the one who helps them in solving their assignment). So I decided to help them out.

That same yesterday, I decided to unleash my hair. The younger brother, a three years old boy, offered to help me with my hair.

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My cousin had been contemplating on reaching out to his lecturer that once helped him lately, but he didn’t take it serious.
It was either he had no cash on him or busy whenever I asked ‘have you?’

He mentioned it yesterday and I couldn’t hold it any longer.
“You keep postponing it, why not now?” I said.
“No money jare.” He said.

I insisted we must go with the little cash on us and he agreed.
We got there and we couldn’t believe our eyes.
He, the lecturer, had been sick for about two months now.
Before we got there, he couldn’t stand up. On getting there, he stood up and hugged us.
He was so happy to see us.

His wife was surprised, she couldn’t fathom how the change occurred.
Our presence changed his mood.
We took some nice shots together, we ate together, chatted together, and played together. Continue reading


Did you experience this when you were young? Either any of your parents, teachers or someone else might have asked you this question during your childhood. ‘’What will you love to become in future”?. I am very sure that many of us would have found different answers to this challenging question by saying; I want to become a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer, journalist, or a contractor and etc.

Truly, it is an amiable dream if a child aspires for any of this fabulous careers but how possible can he/she achieve this dream?

What is dream? Dream in another way, means a hope or wish which one aspires for. Therefore whoever dreams of something fabulous is also building a qualitative future for him/herself. Continue reading


I entered a MTN outline shop for my sim registration on friday. During the registration, a fair lady banged in. She was lost to words, and was sweating profusely.

Everyone told her to calm down and catch her breath very well.
Without much ado, they asked her what was wrong. She said Mrs Ekanem’s daughter, who happens to be her boss was rushed down to the nearby hospital not so long. She then mentioned the fact that they were asked to bring a particular amount and she(her boss) couldn’t afford it.

I read a story like that in the Bible, but I saw it with my naked eye on friday. Everyone inside the shop and the nearby shops rushed into their shops almost at the same time. I was lost, since I was a stranger.

I knew something that day. In spite of the recession, people can still render financial assistance.

Curiosity overwhelmed me. A lady then said “She must not die, that woman is too good to lose a child at her age”. That was what I heard and I deduced what was happening instantly. I was touched that tears welled up in my eyes.

A woman that sells home appliances also said “She has never begged for help before, she is committed to giving, let’s do this for her.” Continue reading

Define Yourself