Growing Up Sucks!

Growing Up Sucks Yes, I said it. It absolutely sucks!  It is really amazing how as a child, I would dream about my future. The future filled with success and greatness. That was the motivation to focus on the schoolwork to be honest, well, that and the fact that I just hate failing. The motivation…

Learning From Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets

Today, I joined with other Nigerians to celebrate the success of Nigeria’s u-17 team, at the just concluded u-17 World Cup in Chile. On the way to the finals, ‘our boys’ recorded great victories – most notably the defeat of perennial heavyweights: Brazil. Our boys did us proud, their scintillating football, warming them into the…

Is It Cyber-bullying When “everyone’s doing it?”

BY Dr Tomi Oladepo|| When the NSCDC staffer flunked on giving us his institution’s correct web address on Channels TV, the Nigerian Internet as I like to call it, went berserk. Soon enough memes sprung up on every Instagram page, comedians published their parodies, and upcoming music talents and disc jockey’s put their creative energy…

“I am not a social activist, I only do activism”

BY Dr Tomi Oladepo Sometime in 2013 I was on the field in Nigeria to gather data for my thesis on digital media and the culture of democracy. One of the categories of people I sought to speak with were the new (and traditional crop) of social activists who had been vocal in challenging the…

The Lagos Feel

By Mitchell Aghatise Lagos is a vibrant mix. Many people regard themselves as Lagosian. Some are Lagosians by birth, others by naturalisation. To be truthful, some are Lagosians merely by association. One sympathises with this struggle to acquire the ‘cool factor’ in being termed a Lagos boy or more colloquially, a ‘Gidi girl’. However, these…

Playing The Long Game Instead of Giving Up

“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” ~Unknown

As our friend Steve Jobs said:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”