#FreestyleFriday


29
Mar 2019
Negative Opinions And You

Look, we’ll be upfront with y’all, some of you have….issues. In a few moments we’re going to say some motivational things and some of you will take it as an excuse to continue doing bad things. Not the kind of bad things apostle will talk about. No, those subtle bad things. Like say for instance we tell you ” You are who God says you are” and you’re like eh hen, it’s true. So you go right on ignoring the fact that a lot of people tell you you’re arrogant, and you should probably look into it and work......

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Sex, Drugs And A Gold Chain

Sex, Drugs And A Gold Chain

I go by the name of Tee-Rex. And this is my story. Or as my homie, Tobechukwu, would put it, my tori! I started out as a young’n running round the neighbourhood of East Compton USA. I was ’bout 17 when my family moved back to Nigeria. No offence but I hated it here. Wack food, no light, and your chics? Your chics be acting real weird down here. A brother can’t even get some without being all extra. But we’ll talk about that later. After about three years. I got used to things. Ran with some cats that...


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The Social Media Lynch Mob

The Social Media Lynch Mob

You left the house looking particularly haggard today. Slippers, that shirt with a torn sleeve, no deodorant. But you’re in a hurry and it’s just the market you’re going to after all. So who cares? You’ve been procrastinating about a couple of personal errands. And now you’ve got to get it all done in the next 24 hours. Here you are on a dusty street in Mushin. Your feet are ashen with dust, you look parched and in frustration, you’ve run your hands through your hair a couple of times so that it now looks unkempt. You notice one...


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Dare Art Alade’s Escalade

Dare Art Alade’s Escalade

Your name is Dare (maybe) and you don’t drive a car. Neither do you have those limited edition Air Jordans. Let’s be honest, the reason you don’t go clubbing has nothing to do with your faith, the bouncers just won’t let you in (don’t worry, we won’t tell, He already knows). But the truth is, like Dare in his 2008 classic single, you’ve got a lot going for you. It’s your value system: the fact that you’re not another reason for another girl somewhere to say “men are scum”. And if your name isn’t Dare, then maybe you’re a...


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When You Don't Fit In

When You Don’t Fit In

I grew up watching the series “Everybody Hates Chris”. It’s a very interesting series, in which everyone seemed to not like him, why? Because he was not like everyone else. He was different. By different, I don’t mean being gay or not liking the sex or body you are in (whatever that means). The kind of different I am talking about is your uniqueness! That character that sets you apart from the rest, that makes you hold your head high in confidence and say “I know who I am!” Growing up, I used to think that there was something...


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Don't Postpone Self-Election

Don’t Postpone Self-Election

Think not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country. These words are very pertinent at this momentous time in Nigeria’s history. This is due to the fact that as contemporary Nigerians, we often mistake the entity that is Nigeria, for the institution that is the government. The Nigerian government is responsible for Nigerians, but Nigerians are responsible for Nigeria. It is upon that foundation of patriotism that the nation is built. Not a passive, procrastinating progressiveness. But a conscious, constant clamour for change. And this mentality of selfless sacrifice for summum...


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Candy Crush Celebrity

Candy Crush Celebrity

You see it on E! Then you get to hear all about it on the artist’s album. Celebrity couples seem to come together to fall apart. Musicians like Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande have made it big by making songs about their relationships and seemingly inevitable breakups. And while Naija artists are yet to give themselves to the same strain of inspiration, theirs too are transient love lives that almost always end badly. It leaves the rest of us with the strong, undeniable notion that affection ends, and the sweet love song on the radio today is just the...


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Relationship Goals or Nah?

Relationship Goals or Nah?

“We’re all seeking that special person, that one who is right for us. But if you’ve been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there’s no perfect person, only different flavours of WIPs. Why is this? It could be because you are wrong in some way, and you’ll always seek out partners who are wrong in some complementary way. It takes a lot of living to grow fully into your own ‘maturity’, and it isn’t until you finally run up against your deepest demons, your seemingly unsolvable weaknesses or blindspots—the ones that make you truly who you are—that you’re...


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The Perfect Playlist for 2019

The Perfect Playlist for 2019

Every superhero needs a theme song. If you’re going to get through 2019 and keep your eye on the ball, then you’re going to need soundtracks that match your vision for the year. Play them while exercising, before you sleep, or as you make your way from place to place. Here’s a track list that will keep your sights on the finish line, we call it The Playlist of Champions! 5. ‘You Can’t Stop Me’ by Andy Mineo Christian hip-hop has been accused in the past of being unnecessarily cheesy. That’s not true of this joint by Andy. If...


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Note To Self

Note To Self

The mind is a flexible mirror. To see a better world, you have to adjust it accordingly. Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside changes alongside it because the mind has a powerful way of attracting things that are in harmony with it. We are a product of our thoughts, these thoughts shape who we are, how we see ourselves and how we relate with our environment and the people around us. What do you think about? Do you think healthy thoughts about your life, career and spiritual life? What do you constantly tell yourself?   The way...


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