COVID-19 AND MY 2020 TRAVEL PLANS

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I think I’m having travel withdrawal symptoms. My entire being longs for a change of environment. Going through old travel pictures and clips doesn’t help anymore. Heck, it feels like torture lately, aggravating my wanderlust. The virtual travel thingy people are promoting these days is more or less a faux front that doesn’t cut it. The thrill of landing in …

AND TIME SLOWED…

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Stillness. I doubt I have craved anything more than my age-old desire for an extended period of quietness. To be able to count my breath as each second passes without feeling like I am racing against time. To have a prolonged period of rest without the pressure of meeting deadlines. To exist, just be, frozen in time; days on days …

SOMETHING ON FINANCE

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Several persons have in the past asked me for tips on how to save, so I thought I’ll make a post on it. I may not be a financial guru or investment banker, but I think I know one or two things about saving. Things I learnt on my own or from others or from reading online posts on personal …

2020 so far…

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Is it too early to do a review of the New Year? I stumbled on a powerful post by Oreoluwa Fakorede titled Talking to myself at 21 (everyone needs to read it). I remember Reward tweeting at me that January was not yet over and I had already read the post a hundred times. The post is my unofficial guide …

MUSIC REVIEW – MY TOP ALBUMS OF 2019

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2019 saw me opening up more to hip hop and Nigerian music. I deliberately decided to expand my music reach but I still wasn’t able to embrace rap (I really tried with NF’s The Search album) but as Dr. Paschal once said, Art is to be enjoyed and not endured. 2019 saw the return of veteran Boy bands – Backstreet …

REARVIEW

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What’s the point of living if all you feel is an unending cycle of despair, struggling to keep your head above water and few flashes of happiness that don’t seem to last? I had written an entirely different end of year post in my head before today. It was going to be a post filled with retrospect of 2019. A …

TURNING POINT

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“Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets” – Matthew 7 vs 12. This is one verse of the bible I don’t resonate with. It’s almost as if it’s the things I’d never do to others, people keep doing to me. Something happened ending last month that …

Sink or Swim 3

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“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination or forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing” – August Wilson I hate that my first reaction to crises is thoughts of disappearing. I find myself fading to a place where I get lost in thoughts of how easier it …

CONQUERING MOUNT KILIMANJARO (Adventure of a lifetime)

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Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro which magnificently stands at 5,985meters above sea level has been a major bucket list item for years. My interest was established in 2014 when @Osams summited it, though much thought was not given to it until June 2018. While flying back to Nigeria from Zanzibar last year, I caught a glimpse of the mountain peak and my …

SALLAH IN LEBANON

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Touring Lebanon has always been a bucket list item, though I wasn’t keen on it thanks to the media portrayal of the country. Like my last minute decision to tour U.A.E, this trip came as an afterthought when plans for my preferred trip got cancelled. I’m glad I embarked on the trip even though it had me exceeding my travel …