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The Nigerian Challenge

The Nigerian Challenge

Here’s a challenge: In Nigeria, it’s not enough to be good at what you do. You must be good and political; good and cultural; good and tolerant of deeply disturbing mediocre shit. When the emotional pressure becomes too much, many good people simply give...
My Internal Conversations

My Internal Conversations

I talk to myself all the time. I say things like, “Subomi, you can’t be proud.”, “Subomi, be patient.” That’s my Melancholy side (Shosho), reigning in my Choleric side (Subomi). I have other daily conversations. I ask, “God,...
Cholerics & Relationships

Cholerics & Relationships

It is possible to be deeply compassionate about issues and to fight for justice & equity, yet not really care about people. It is the ideals you care about, the projects, not the humans. Many Choleric leaders can be like that. They have a finely tuned sense of...
We Are The Church

We Are The Church

I no longer obsess about what the Church in Nigeria is doing or not doing. I am the Church too. Let me focus on my own constituency, instead of getting my panties in a twist over what others are doing in their own constituencies. If you ruminate too much on what is...
Pastor, Find Your Humanity

Pastor, Find Your Humanity

As a reformed Choleric, now would be a good time to remind my fellow driven individuals to find their humanity before it is too late. Do not let tragedy, failure or the loss of a friendship remind you that emotions, love and relationships are incredibly important....