I Just Left Prison

I just left prison. Kirikiri Medium Security Prison, to be precise. I accompanied a friend, on a mission to free inmates who had the option of fines. Some inmates spend months and in some cases years in prison, for “loitering” if they cannot afford a N50,000 fine! Another popular “offence” is, “No visible means of livelihood”. So, you are sentenced[…]

My Life Pattern

When I think of the money I spend on knowledge, I shudder. From books to courses to training, I love to learn and I have studied how knowledge aligns with my life pattern. There’s a book I read that said, if you study your life, you will see patterns in how God deals with you. In[…]

Dawn Treader

I cannot state how important it is for me to wake up before dawn, a few days a week. Having the opportunity to read for hours; to think, to plan and to talk to God is priceless. I prefer morning because everyone else is asleep. I can’t hear cars on the road or generator noises. All[…]

Gender Privilege

It is difficult to shake off privilege. It is even harder to explain it to those who enjoy it. I see a few goodhearted men writing posts about sharing responsibilities at home, being participatory fathers and not dominating women. This is great. So many are becoming “woke” and we must celebrate this. But here’s the[…]

Culture is Very Serious

Culture is deep. At its extreme, it is a mindset and willfulness. It is not just a harmless celebration of values, customs, clothing, music, language or food. What was it about the culture of lineage that caused (biblical) Lot’s daughters to sleep with their father, in order to produce heirs? What was it that caused[…]

I Teach

There are two types of teachers. The first one teaches you how to learn. Teachers in this category focus on foundational skills like reasoning, analysis, discernment, questioning, thirst for knowledge and information gathering. They may not be adept at providing knowledge, but they excel at showing you how to look for and properly apply it.[…]

Self-confidence in Brief

One day, a mentor told me I should learn to do certain things, if I wanted to make progress in life. Those things made me miserable. I told him that I preferred happiness to progress. Sometimes, you’ve got to say no. — You will never develop the confidence to walk up to someone in a[…]

What Legacy?

When I heard about Chester Bennington’s death, I was numb (pun intended). I care very little about celebrities, but perhaps it was the way he died that made me sorrowful. Or maybe it’s because his band, Linkin Park holds a special place in my heart. After all, their music kept me awake for several nights[…]