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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...
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...
What Is Wrong With The Nigerian?

What Is Wrong With The Nigerian?

I’ve been thinking about this question for days – “What Is Wrong With The Nigerian?” Traveling around Africa and Asia helps me to imagine what Nigeria could be like with light and leadership. Western countries are too advanced for me to...
Moments of Joy

Moments of Joy

If you live in Nigeria, you’ve got to take care of your mind. Your environment will seek to squeeze the humanity & nobility out of you. You turn savage as you fight for existential rights. Yesterday, I reminded myself to focus on moments of joy. To find...