..thoughts on my learnings from the #endSARS protests

I remember the first time I participated in a student protest: alutas’ we called them.

It was my first semester at the University of Ibadan, and those days, alutas’ seemed to be a compulsory rite of passage for Nigerian students. I had…

…as I been dey reason am say we need anoda lingua franca

E get one tori for bible wey I hear when I be small pikin about the tower of Babel. …

Reflections on supporting local businesses and the challenges involved

In 2016, amidst a struggling economy occasioned by the declining stock market, low crude oil prices, and a challenging forex regime, some prominent Nigerian lawmakers (notably Senator Ben Murray-Bruce), initiated a social media campaign to encourage Nigerians to support local enterprises.

Thoughts on patriotism and Nigeria

Peter Enahoro’s “How to be a Nigerian” remains one of my most favourite books about Nigerians. It is a humorous take on how Nigerians conduct themselves in diverse situations and across all spheres of life.

Fifty-Five years later and we are still the same Nigerians…

Reflections on social media friendships

The first social media network I joined was Hi5, sometime in the mid-2000s.

One of my cousins who lived abroad had sent me an invitation link. I wasn’t sure what to expect: I trusted her, so I signed up. Hi5 stated that I would be…

Thoughts on our travel motivations and destinations

About thirteen years ago, I went on a group trip to Dubai with twenty-five people: I only knew three of those people. I had been friends with one of them before the time (I invited him on the trip), and I was Facebook…

Reminiscences of my early culinary experiences

My love for food started from the womb. I am sure of this because, in all of my baby pictures, I am rotund and cherubic. In some of these pictures, I am holding either a pacifier, feeding bottle, or some food item. I wonder…

Thoughts on employability skills, the job search, and unemployment

Every year, many hopeful and promising students graduate from institutions of higher learning. They are eager to join the workforce, earn a living, and contribute their quota to national development. I stumbled on an online report from allafrica.com that said Nigeria’s…

Thoughts on culture, heritage, and tradition

The whole world stood still on Saturday, the 21st of August, 2021 as the Itsekiris of Delta State, Nigeria, crowned a new King.

The new King, Ogiame Atuwatse III, Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko, is the first son of Ogiame Atuwatse II, Godwin Emiko who joined his…

Reflections on the lack of safety precautions along our train tracks

I was confronted by my mortality a couple of days ago. It was a regular day: nothing unusual had happened to make me suspect I would experience a potentially dangerous incident.

I was on my way to the Island…

‘Gbubemi Atimomo

Writer | HR & Business Consultant | Entrepreneurship Advocate | People Observer & Harmony Seeker

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