Valentine’s Day as we all know is a day when lovers surprise their partners with a special gift or a night out. But showing love should go beyond two people. Looking at the world in the last 18 months, families have been shattered, loved ones have been separated because of politics.
Technology has brought us convenience and information at our fingertips, especially in the turn of the 21st century. Our lives have evolved. These days, access to information is just a click away from you - just type whatever you want to know in the Google search bar and you get barrage of information.
I grew up and I gave passionately to everyone around me. I put all others first: work and school , family, friends, and their happiness first. I turned a blind eye to those who hurt me and hurt others, yet I would still put those people first. I would never speak my mind in fear of breaching everything I was ever raised to know and in fear of betraying my father’s vision of who I was.
Each time I think I have written a perfect letter, I would get to school the next day and notice something spectacular about her like her hairstyle or a new outfit and I will have to go back and adjust my letter. Here’s a one of my letters to my high school crush. Please don’t judge me - I was just an innocent teenager...
I was recently asked about my five-year plan and at that time, I was at a loss, I didn’t have a plan. I felt so much pressure to come up with an answer but why should I? I feel like we are expected to plan our lives so early. I’m still pretty young and I clearly don't have it all figured out. Why is there tremendous pressure to do so?
Entrepreneurship has become the growing national trend across Nigeria. Some ascribe this to be the beginning of something good for the surviving middle class. In a country where no grants or government loans are available, youths are still finding their niche in the business world. This crusade of entrepreneurship has attracted international attention and investors due to recent news of the Facebook billionaire visiting Nigeria’s tech hub in Yaba, Lagos and investing in some start-up companies. Nevertheless, is this rise in entrepreneurship in Nigeria, a new phenomenon?
The power of storytelling is often overlooked these days. Storytelling can transform a nation. Imagine how much more meaningful we would find history if it was conveyed in the form of stories. These stories can spark emotions. Beyond words, there is nothing as compelling as displaying the images associated with the story. We are moved by what they see, what we read, and what we hear. It resonates with us.