#FreestyleFriday


11
Jan 2019
For The Love of 2019

We know you think about 2018 in one of two ways. 2018 is the Ex. The relationship wasn’t all bad. There were some highlights here and there. Definitely a lot of potentials, but things just didn’t work out. A lot of broken promises, dashed expectations and maybe even betrayal. The most painful part, of course, is all the effort you put into the relationship. 365 days of giving 2018 your all but it just didn’t love you back. You thought 2018 was an SBA, it turned out to be a Yoruba Demon. You thought 2018 came with Chioma’s assurance,......

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The Hardware And Software Of Being You

The Hardware And Software Of Being You

“I’m not you!” Your friend shouts. You’ve just given her a piece of advice, one based on a universal truth. Perhaps you’ve asked her to turn the other cheek, or to save more and spend less, or to quit her relationship with a ‘Yoruba demon’. But even though she admits that what you’ve said is well and true, she insists that she can’t do it. Because it just doesn’t line up with her temperament and uniqueness as a person. These days good counsel has sadly become designer clothing, one size never fits all. People have taken the Bible backed...


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What Are You Smoking?

What Are You Smoking?

Like most people, you already know that smoking is bad for your health. But do you really understand just how dangerous smoking really is? Tobacco contains nicotine, a highly addictive drug that makes it difficult for smokers to kick the habit. Tobacco products also contain many poisonous and harmful substances that cause disease and premature death. Did you know that out of a group of 1000 smokers (age 30), that a full quarter of them (250!) will die of smoking-related illnesses prior to completing middle age, an additional quarter will die prematurely from smoking-related illnesses shortly after retirement age,...


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Which Ideas Are You Keeping Up With?

Which Ideas Are You Keeping Up With?

What ideas are you keeping up with? It appears that as soon as everyone gets on a bandwagon, we are tempted to join them. But it never quite ends there, you get sucked into a slippery slope of one bad idea after the other. First, you keep up with the Kardashians. Before you know it, you keep up with the Housewives of Atlanta or the Lekki Wives. On and on it goes, as you follow one bad idea into its various brand extensions. We’re not saying you can’t consume entertainment, but you need to watch out for the values,...


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The Mark Zuckerberg Cross

The Mark Zuckerberg Cross

Madmen, outcasts, weirdos! These were the words used to describe geniuses at one point or the other in their life. Whether it was Jesus, Da Vinci, Sia or Zuckerberg, they all had to carry a cross, the cross of a great idea! We’ve all had them – ideas that creep up on us in the middle of the night and become offputting gatekeepers of our sleep. Sometimes they are bad ideas, like what you’re going to do with bae’s friend’s number, which she sneakily snuck into your purse when bae wasn’t looking. But on rare occasions, they are great...


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Don't Be Like Jane

Don’t Be Like Jane

Don’t get me wrong, maybe 20 years ago Jane’s plan would have been perfect and realistic. Then there’s also the rule of exception (that one lucky person that has things go for them exactly as planned). But, we can all agree that our present economy isn’t smiling, and the streets are getting crowded as a lot of people are not avoiding the same mistakes we made back then. If someone had told us, then, what we know now, we would be at a much better place. In another part of Nigeria, Miriam was also preparing to leave for NYSC,...


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Put Your Money Where Your Path Is

Put Your Money Where Your Path Is

Buhari had it wrong. We aren’t lazy. It is, in fact, the exact opposite. We work very hard to make ends meet. We just play a whole lot harder. Take David who blows bae off for weeks on end because he’s trying to beat that deadline at work. He finally gets the job done and now has to make it up to bae. So he takes bae to the mall and spends 70% of what he’s just made trying to make her happy. Bae says it’s enough, she knows he doesn’t have that much, but he insists, after all...


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Na Money Dey Rush Us

Na Money Dey Rush Us

It’s a scene in an old Nollywood movie. The guy meets the lady who is probably an old flame, someone he wooed back in the days on the street. He is surprised she isn’t married yet and wonders how he can help her ministry. He blurts out “So you never marry?…. be say me sef don marry O, but you know fine boys like us we no dey too find girls…Na dem dey rush us ” 😁 This is the origin of the trendy new slang, “NA DEM DEY RUSH US”. Sometimes you don’t have to make things too...


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Borrow Borrow

Borrow Borrow

A few of us must have heard this saying “Na borrow borrow make am rich“. Ever since we were little, our parents have frowned against borrowing, be it a pencil or a book, they have always taught us that contentment is key and to make do with what we are given or what we have. Borrowing, in its entirety, is not bad, depending on the reason why it’s being done. Some of the known reasons for borrowing are poor budgeting, lousy spending, spending money they don’t have to buy what they don’t necessarily need to impress people they don’t...


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Kolo Vs. Piggy Bank

Kolo Vs. Piggy Bank

Let’s put our money where our mouths are and talk about finance. It’s such a fancy word isn’t it, “finance”? We spend the first two decades of our lives learning about allowances, and piggy banks, ‘allawee‘ and ‘magas‘ paying up, but no one ever sits down to help us understand finance. That is, until now. Making money isn’t just about hustle, it’s an art and it takes heart. Have you ever heard the saying “money changes people?”. It’s actually wrong, money simply reveals who we really are. Having money means we can finally afford to be our true selves,...


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