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On Happiness & Joy

On Happiness & Joy

A while ago, I started having mild panic attacks brought on by anxiety. After seeing a therapist, I was advised to stop planning too far ahead and to stop catastrophising. God has also been schooling me on trust. One good outcome of the episode is that I made up my...
Nigeria Needs Mentors

Nigeria Needs Mentors

The true value of mentoring in this generation is not access to business or career networks. Rather, it’s two-fold. First, “home training” – transferring values that ideally should have been learnt at home, but which circumstances prevented....
Investing in Nigeria: Agric Crowdfunding

Investing in Nigeria: Agric Crowdfunding

First principles Agriculture crowdfunding is a practice where companies raise funds for agricultural activities directly from the market. Essentially, these companies (who are farms or agritech institutions) appeal to retail investors and then pool individual...
Red Flags & the Role of Due Diligence

Red Flags & the Role of Due Diligence

A while ago, Nigerian Twitter trended #RedFlag, an allusion to warning signs. It reminded me of the headaches I’ve been having for the last 2 years over a few of my investments. Some institutions my investment company did business with, defaulted on their...
What Are You Afraid Of?

What Are You Afraid Of?

I made a big decision today. It occurred to me that I have been afraid of change and so, I kept stalling. Because I’m driven, I tend to push through despite my fear, but it’s not a healthy way to live. I need to let go of assumed control and embrace...
Know Your Business Strengths

Know Your Business Strengths

You must come to terms with your business strengths and then, collaborate to solve your weaknesses. For instance, my specialisation is services not products, quality not quantity. I love to develop ideas & products and to prototype them. I see them to the point of...
Enjoy the Process

Enjoy the Process

Let me share a few things I’ve learned recently: A while ago, I began wondering whether I was doing anything significant in life. You know how we all get caught up in activities and duties but worry if they matter. Two days ago, I heard in my spirit that my most...
Worry Shouldn’t Kill You

Worry Shouldn’t Kill You

No one is tensioning me or putting me under pressure, so why am I heaping pressure and excessive expectations on myself? It must be a lack of self-care and self-love. I need to stop it. If there’s a 50:50 chance that things could go wrong or right, then I choose...
Musings About Nigeria

Musings About Nigeria

As I walk along the dirty streets of my neighbourhood, I realise that what gives “abroad” its feel is not necessarily the weather. I’ve visited countries that are as hot and humid as Nigeria. It’s cleanliness, order, quality and standards....
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...