I sat down for drinks the other day with a new friend who has a life many people can only dream of. He is very smart, has multiple skills, has a great…
An almost-girlfriend had lunch with me the other day, and the talk soon moved to one of the causes of her unhappiness: relationships. “I was telling X…
“You’re so brave,” a friend said to me the other day. “No I am not,” I replied. “It’s not bravery. I just see clearly what I have to do, why I have to…
I have never understood the human instinct to hunker down in the face of trouble, rather than to fan out. When most people get into trouble, their first…
“What is joy?” one of Nigeria’s most powerful politicians (he would be in the top 10 of any rankings, I suspect) asked my co-founder of 15 years…
My friend, Mfon taught me this powerful lesson a while ago. Love is a gift: it’s spirit calling to spirit. You don’t need a lot of effort for love. When…
It bears repeating, and this time in a more pointed way. To be depressed is not the same thing as depression. To be anxious is not the same thing as…
“What are the three things about Nigeria you are most angry about?” An interviewer asked me just a few hours ago. I thought about it briefly: “Actually…
There is a mistake a number of people make, and I used to make it a lot. When someone has wronged us, and we know it, we get so consumed in the other…
On New Year’s Day, I caught myself crying three times in one day – and they were tears of joy. I had fallen in love. Or, as the lover says, “We rose in…
Take the example of, say, a priest who is accused of abusing minors in his parish. (You can replace this scenario with a teacher, musician, politician…
When my gorgeous 2-year old Lhasa Apso, Adaeze gave birth to her puppies - 4 of them - a wondrous phenomenon came alive to me. Each of these dogs came…