There are phases we all must go through; as far as life exists, there is no running from it. Deep down, we know those dark days will come but we choose not to acknowledge or believe ‘it can never be me’. The day you stop time is the day these days won’t come. Till then, what happens?

I propose you brace up for such days. I call them ‘THE TUNNEL’. It’s dark, lonely, long and scary; you most likely would be travelling through it alone. Here, you may be tempted to give up, angry, feel betrayed, weep, etc. But, whatever happens, don’t stop. Draw your strength from inside you, it’s there. Hang on to God, your entirety depends on Him. At this point, He’s all you’ve got. If you’re lucky to have a support system, you’re almost at the end of the tunnel. If not, find things to do that make you happy and remember, it’s OK to breakdown, you’re human. Just don’t stay there for too long and lose yourself.

‘THE WAIT’, oh goodness! Another episode! Faith is built, hopes are high, all pumped up BUT… it’s taking forever. Resist the temptation to slip into ‘THE TUNNEL’. It’s not your fault that you’re becoming impatient and all those bottled-up emotions are out again.  In all my Earth days, I haven’t met anyone who hasn’t been disappointed or anxious during THE WAIT’; might be the fear of the unknown, pressure or previously dashed hopes. During THE WAIT’, please, WAIT’. Whatever good thing it takes, or how long, WAIT.

Truth is, many of us return to ‘THE TUNNEL’. If you do, you must find your way back to THE WAIT’ because after THE WAIT’ comes THE LIGHT’.

Everything good will come

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Dear Christians, (Pt.4)

Everything about the Christendom is not a competition. If you must compete, compete with yourself. Unhealthy competition is blinding. Even more blinding is the constant ill-checks to see what the other person is doing to ensure you’re doing better than them.

The energy you exert on keeping up with social media could be channelled into other useful life endeavours. I’m not writing to you from a place of perfection but as an alarm clock reminding you to constantly put this behaviour and conscience in check.

Agree with yourself today not to push your way to the front to the detriment of others. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage, for everything about the Christendom is not a competition.

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Have you ever wondered how something so rare, so fine, so admirable and so valuable can come out of an animal, a shelled invertebrate animal? All sorts of shades and colours: white, pink, silver, brown, blue, red, black, yellow, orange, gold and purple.

The most valuable pearls occur spontaneously in the wild they say, and you, you remind me of one. You may not be like the famous ‘La Peregrina – The Incomparable’ but you’re one in 10,000 wild oysters containing a pearl.

Whether wild or cultured, you’re different and special and the world loves you just the way you are. So, let us gather our pearls together and guard them jealously lest the pigs trample them under their feet.

Collectively, we can build a better society for every soul is unique, precious and valuable.

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Nigeria’s 1st Elected Female Senator

I am still unable to describe the joy I felt when PLAC, a Non-Governmental Organisation, asked me to travel to the ancient city of Benin City to interview Nigeria’s 1st elected female Senator, Senator Franca Afegbua. Though she passed on 12th March 2023, her legacy lives on. The full interview can be read here: Indeed, we need more women in governance and this may only be achieved through a legislation.

National Stakeholders Forum on the 2023 General Elections

Working under pressure just seems to have a way of finding me and I have grown to embrace it. Hosting the National Stakeholders Forum on the 2023 General Elections is one of the highlights of my work this year. The MC went MIA last minute, the queen of the mic stepped in and it’s safe to say the rest was history. Happy election stakeholders, happy partner organisations, happy media and happy me. Job well delivered. Be sure to hire me today.