5 rules that every Nigerian woman should break

Till today, the upwardly mobile Nigerian woman is constantly expected to dumb down herself and everything around her so guys don’t feel emasculated. Rules are often made for her about how to live and act, where to go, and what to do. Here are five of them: Don’t date too many guys or else men will not want to marry you. Don’t ask for a raise because your boss might think you’re too greedy. Don’t…

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Four ways to beat Lagos traffic

If you have lived in Lagos for any period of time, you must be familiar with the perennial road traffic problem that plagues the city. Going from point A to B in Lagos can result in a number of scenarios that will leave you drained and frustrated. Still, there are ways to cope with Lagos traffic. 1. Work remotely The concept of remote working hasn’t caught up too much, but it is one that will…

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Between being without ambition and dreaming the impossible

At 42, I have lived quite a bit. In many of those years, I have listened to people attempt to describe me. In the context of the subject of this post, one group thinks that I do not dream hard and push hard. Basically, that would translate to me not being ambitious. Another group of people have interacted with me and they are shocked at the goals I set and chase. Very often, someone in…

"Between being without ambition and dreaming the impossible"

Samuel Ufot Ekekere: Climb on to the stage of life

There is a natural instinct in us that craves for that opportunity to be the one all eyes are directed towards. If you think otherwise, you will be lying. No one entirely loves the very quiet life away from others. We find ourselves with the impulse to conquer, to be the one giving the rules and having others watch or marvel at how well we perform. This is the reason why we have quite a…

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Greatness is costly, but not in the way you think

If you follow my writings keenly, you know by now that when events take place, I look for nuggets to pick out of them and share here. The death of global icon, Nelson Mandela has reminded me of something that I learnt long ago. In life, something always gives for something. If you aspire for greatness in an area, odds are that one or more other areas of your life will suffer. It may be…

"Greatness is costly, but not in the way you think"