Living in Nigeria: My Key Takeaways

Fourteen months ago, on 25 Nov 2019 to be precise, I relocated from Kigali to Lagos for work. However, before making this decision, I went through a rollercoaster of emotions and self-doubt. Is this a good idea? Could I do it? What if I failed? What if it doesn’t work out? What if I don’t […]

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Book Review – The Smart Money Woman by Arese Ugwu

By Sarah Jaravaza Arese Ugwu is a respected financial experts, and has gained respect both in Nigeria and internationally. One of her successes is her book, ‘The Smart Money Woman: An African Girl’s Journey to Financial Freedom’. It was published in 2016, but an acquaintance recently recommended it to me. I decided to share my […]

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Spreading Love And Flowers To My Sisters

It is 2:00 am and I am wide awake. I put on my unkempt hair in a messy bun, switch on the lamp, take my writing book, and start scribbling. I can hear the grandfather’s clock ticking and I know that I am the only awake nocturnal being in a household full of sleepy heads. I started writing […]

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A letter to Baba Opembe

  • by Teakisi
  • Sep 13, 2017
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Dear Baba Opembe, I have wanted for so long to write to you a letter. To tell you how my new home is not home without you. But is home anything so physical? I think home is where you are. When you are with me, I feel at home and I am more true to […]

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I Love You

I love you. I love you because you are me. I love you because there will never be another you and you are amazing as you are. I love you, each part of you. As you find yourself outside the bra, I think you are fine, really fine. Just learn to stick a little bit […]

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We Belong In Kitchens …And Boardrooms Too

By Mahbuba Matovu Here’s a picture of my classmates and I. Funny how we took this picture so randomly and yet each time I look at it, I feel so much pride in sharing a moment with these beautiful African ladies. Miranda, Ifeoma, Ahunna, Sussan and I are pursuing our Doctorates in Pharmacy in Houston, […]

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Give Them A Chance

When I went for my compulsory National Youth Service Corps after graduating in Nigeria, I was peeved because I was posted to a school. I really wanted one of the various federal ministry postings, I was sure I would function better in those kinds of organizations. Plus I was a shy person so standing before […]

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Boko Haram: Facts & Figures

Article by Christelle Mekoh April 14, 2014, an abduction took place at Government Secondary School, Chibok, in the Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigeria. Who were abducted? 300 girls. This headline took the world by storm and created an international campaign known by many as “Bring Back Our Girls”. The #BBOG movement was born! […]

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Customer Service in Nigeria

I remember travelling back to Lagos for holiday in June 2013. After my routine of familiarizing myself with the heat, traffic and NEPA; I agreed to meet with a close friend of mine at Ikeja City Mall, one of the most popular malls in Lagos. As I waited for his arrival, I decided to browse […]

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Selma is now!

Article by Christelle Mekoh I was among many to be deeply touched by John Legend and Common performance of Glory from ‘’Selma’’ at the 2015 Oscars. In their acceptance speech, they made clear connections to riot movements around the world including Japan and France. For Legend: ‘’We know that right now, the struggle for freedom and […]

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