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Experience my personal essays, explore society and identity through people, places and passions; sometimes blending history into the present.
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  • 10 Underrated Small Businesses of Africa’s Top Startup City

    Service provider directory of a Lagos worker If you ever lived in a city where everyone is mobile, has something to sell and advertises unashamedly, whether dressed in a three-piece suit or…

  • How to Get the Job After a Failed Interview

    Guide to job hunting Virtual interviews are no easier than the panel of interviewers I sat face-to-face with in my early career years. As Covid-19 came upon us in 2020 threatening our…

  • Discussing Porn with a Teenage Son

    A tool to aid parent-adolescent experience It is always a proud parent moment during my children’s visiting day at their boarding school. When I get introduced as Roy’s Mom, a staff would…

  • The Pride of Africa’s Mega City

    Drive, trek or move out! Cities that inhabit 10 million or more inhabitants are described as mega cities. The largest of them are Tokyo in Japan, Jakarta in Indonesia, Delhi in India,…

  • The Neighborhood of the Naked Pedestrian

    What standards of humanity can justify such neglect? The weather was bright, traffic was light and at 7.45am we drove off the Roundabout to the inner road. Lining the road on both…

  • The Race That Began Before It Started

    Seven Life Lessons for Achieving your goals I woke up on race day somewhat nervous about the 10k run. For a Goalaholic like me, this first milestone for the year would validate…

  • The Choices We Called Mistakes

    Courage to embrace them intentionally One of the lessons I’ve learned since living more intentionally was to embrace mistakes. This sounds like incitement to do wrong. It’s not. It’s been demonstrated that…

  • The Brisk Walker and Her Fixer

    Village memories of a grieving daughter Every school resumption week the shopping goes full swing for my children in boarding school. My twelve-year-old daughter accompanied me to Yaba, a bustling open market in…

  • The Best Way To Engage Your Child This Holiday

    It’s not Coding, Music or Art Classes Summer holidays are here. It’s a full house of fun, fussiness and fights. This time five years ago I would have made all these grand…

  • Solo Traveler in Strangerland

    How I learnt the real meaning of longevity. Tonia and I talked about a ladies’ trip ever since our first pregnancies in 2005. Out of our bucket list we narrowed down to…