#FreestyleFriday


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Jul 2019
Difficult Conversations: Sex Education_ WhiteOlive #FreestyleFriday

How did you find out about sex? Were you lucky to get first- hand sex education from your parents? For most of us, this was the most difficult conversation to have with our parents (more like it never happened). Unlike the present generation where everyone is becoming self-aware about sex, where puberty teen sex is being trivialized, we the millennials weren’t lucky. How did your mom tell you about sex? I recall mine was something like “don’t let any boy touch you, if a boy touches you, you will get pregnant”. And for my brothers, it was “you are......

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Are you Black or White?

Are you Black or White?

When it comes to difficult conversations in Pop culture, there’s none as divisive as Michael Jackson’s turn from black to white, and whether or not his fondness for children was healthy or otherwise. But let’s back up a bit and talk about us: Christians. There was a time we were considered the most pious bunch of people on the planet. But now, almost everyone’s a smooth criminal. It may not be immediately obvious, but somewhere in your Israeli genius is a Jacob scheming on how to get you to trade your birthright for some porridge. We constantly let sin...


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Boring Books Of The Bible

Boring Books Of The Bible

Just last year, I promised myself I was going to get familiar with Bible history starting from Genesis. I was enjoying my study till I got to Exodus then I got stuck. I just started seeing tabernacle, altar, garments, sacrifice, make it this way, that way, every way with this cubic feet, gold, scarlet and that length. I was so distorted. Whenever I picked up the Bible, it was a tiring experience. MY FIRST LESSON Nobody forced you to do this, you can ignore it and wish you completed it. Or you complete it and be grateful you ignored...


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Don't Let The World Burn

Don’t Let The World Burn

This will not be motivational. This will get dark, very dark. Because the world is a dark place, and no matter how we try to hide behind the curtains of church, community and family, that darkness is still there, lurking in the shadows. The truth is until we shine a light on the darkness, we can never defeat it. In Abuja, women have and are being sexually harassed by Policemen. Your government will apologize, say they’ll look into it, and that will be the end of that. Your life goes on. But not the innocent girl, who reportedly, just...


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The Endgame Of Thrones

The Endgame Of Thrones

Beware, spoilers follow for Avengers: Endgame, Game of Thrones Seasons 1 – 8 (Episodes 1 and 2) and last week’s panel discussion at WCA: Driven by Difference. I used to be The First Avenger of the Christian faith. It irked me to hear Christians and Pastors cite unbelievers and atheists as inspirational figures. Whenever I heard names like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Obama thrown in a sermon, I internally rolled my eyes and say, ‘they’re not Christians though’. To me, that made them vastly inferior to us, no matter their accomplishments. However, Philippians 4:8 says ‘Whatever is true,...


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Uncommon Sense

Uncommon Sense

Everybody thinks they’re so smart these days. Only one person will be Twitter Savage (“your forehead has more oil than Delta”), the same person will be motivational speaker (“Love yourself, because no one can love you like you”) same person is relationship counsellor (“insert wise-sounding but probably silly quote here”) but ultimately this one person’s only expertise is the ability to use social media, and nothing more. Opinions are like noses, everybody’s got one. The problem is these days everybody is arrogant enough to believe their opinions, and the opinions of those they trust to be fact. In Mass...


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Don’t Just Say it, Live It

Easter has come and gone. Jesus has paid our debts in full. He lived in grace, love and kindness. It was through his exemplary life and that of his disciples that the word “Christian” was coined. Are you truly a Christian? Are you the type of person that makes the unchurched want to know God or are you the reason your neighbour or colleague would rather remain unchurched because if the way you treat people or how you behave is how Christians are, they would rather remain unchurched? Let’s talk about you for a minute, what is Christianity to...


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Playoff Seasons

Playoff Seasons

Yes, my fellow Nigerian. Football isn’t the only sport in the world. So for this episode of #FreestyleFriday, we’re going to show you the true definition of a baller. “I just don’t see the point of watching adult men chase leather up and down” said a non-football enthusiast. And he’s kind of right. Football’s one of those things that everyone kind of loves only because everyone else loves it. Are you feeling offended already? Relax. Unlike the pointless passes of some Liverpool games, we’re going somewhere. Football can, honestly, be boring. At the very least, you must admit that...


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Witchcraft 101: Jealousy

Witchcraft 101: Jealousy

Your fav #Savage has been on the receiving end of the #Fyouchallenge. Her colleagues say she’s been stopping their bags, even the men have been weighing in on the matter, the social media courtroom has taken sides. Defendants: For Tiwa, yeah well, she can do no wrong in their eyes. The other chicks are just jealous because she’s making it big and their own career is more or less dead. Prosecutors: If they said she did that, then “she frigg’n did that!” For there’s no smoke without fire. All the other females can’t just gang up against one person,...


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The #FYOU Challenge

The #FYOU Challenge

F you! F you again, and F you one more time! Do you feel insulted? Why? F is just the 6th letter of the alphabet, and as the Tiwa/Wizkid issue shows, things aren’t always what they seem. Right now, you have a handful of haters, a WhatsApp list of snobs and a bees nest of stinging words that still hurt. But what if those haters are actually just constructive critics? What if those snobs are too busy to even chat with themselves, and what if that bees nest of stinging words is actually just a hive full of honey?...


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