Nigeria’s HR Problem is Your Problem!

On Nigerian Twitter, there’s always one controversy or the other, about the poor quality of Nigerian graduates and their misplaced sense of entitlement. May I offer a perspective? Perhaps the entitlement mentality of the younger generation, springs from seeing their forebears rewarded for patronage, ethnicity, nepotism and corruption; instead of hard work. The reasoning thus goes, “If[…]

Some Life Lessons

Invest fast. Sleep less. Be daring. For every American or European platform that rejects you because you are Nigerian, there is a cheaper and more welcoming Asian option. Read. Read. Read. Refuse to work with people who are unreliable and slow. Carry God along as you plan. Don’t leave him behind. Spiritual power and grace are[…]

I Used to Drink…

I grew up in a time when professing Christianity, meant you stopped smoking, drinking, fornicating and clubbing. So quite a few church testimonies began with, “I used to drink but…” I drink and occasionally go clubbing with friends. I know several other Christians who do. So, I wonder what the standard of our transformation is. When many people[…]

I Don’t Hustle

I am not a hustler. The moment work becomes mind-numbing, repetitive, hard and unfulfilling, I know something is very wrong. I never want to exist on a treadmill of creating wealth. There should come a time in life, when one’s basic needs are met and everything else becomes about other people. It’s not about being charitable. It’s about[…]

Why am I Different?

I am fascinated by the biblical character called, Ruth. She was a Moabitess who married a Jew. When her husband died, she moved to Israel with her mother-in-law, Naomi; leaving culture, family and gods behind. The last item is telling. Those who lived in Canaan were fascinated by gods – Israelites and foreigners alike. The[…]

Issa New Year!

Last year, I became afraid of God’s casual statements. Afraid in an exciting and wondrous way. My relationship with God is simplistic. When I need to discuss something important, I spend quality time with him. I read the Bible and while doing so, God speaks to me. I also talk to him in the stillness[…]

The Man Died

I watched a man die yesterday. He was a pedestrian with bad timing, who crossed a busy interstate road. He was hit by the car in front of me. A few thoughts struck me, after I jolted myself from the incredible shock and sorrow. When the pedestrian and driver made plans for the new year,[…]

Exposure Not Education

I broke up with my boyfriend because he didn’t know who Tevin Campbell was. It wasn’t about Tevin Campbell. The problem was, he didn’t listen to secular music. And so, I broke up with him because I had a terrible premonition that on my wedding night, we would be making love to the music of Don Moen! I came face-to-face[…]

Trust Equity

There are different measures of trust. Sometimes, they help you to uncover who your current friends and future business partners are. There are people you cannot leave alone in a room with your phone, or sit across the table from with an open letter. Their eyes will stray. They are snitches and busybodies who lack discretion.[…]