“Enough? Yes, You Are!” – by Chukwudi Adepoju

ENOUGH? YES, YOU ARE. There is almost no bigger lesson to be learnt than this one. And this is not just some “new-age” bs about self-love and your ability to attract the universe to yourself. You see, I am now a little over forty years old, with some newly acquired grey hair. In this my…

“America, Donald Trump and I”, by chukwudi adepoju

As I write this, the world is gradually coming to terms with the fact that the new President of the United States of America is Donald J. Trump, ‘self-professed’ billionaire and political-outsider sworn in to office less than a week ago. How do I perceive the ascendency of Trump and the future of America under…

“Knock, Knock. Who’s there?”

“Knock, knock, who’s there?” I had come back home from my boarding school only a few days before this. The habits I had developed in school were still very much with me. In boarding school, I loved to identify people not only with their names but also with their surnames… Olumide was not simply Olumide….

“What Fear?”

I knew I had to either go into that pitch darkness, or be unable to live it down. From somewhere deep inside me; from a conviction I wasn’t aware was there, I knew I was capable of going in…

Coups by day and coups by night!

Coups by day and coups by night! by Chukwudi Adepoju In a few days, Nigerians all over the world will mark (or completely ignore) the anniversary of the very first military coup that took place on the shores of their beloved Nigeria. That coup on 15 January 1966 was a rude introduction to forceful government…

“Baa! He’s in EVERY verse”

If, like me, you grew up in a Christian home….ok let me rephrase. If, like me, you actually like the fact that you grew up in a Christian home, then you must be familiar with Psalms 23. Familiar with it for decades, as I have been. I can recite Psalms 23 in my sleep, in…

The Parable of The Straw! pt.1

The year was 2001. Lagos, Nigeria. I had just completed my National Youth Service Corps assignment. I had enjoyed the year tremendously. Not only because I got to work with Nigeria’s very first internet service provider, ensuring I had an unfettered access to the internet, an access that less than 1% of Nigerians had at…

“Goodluck, Nigeria! And matters arising” by Chukwudi Adepoju

These last several days have been nothing if not spectacular in the history of the most populous black nation in the world, Africa’s sleeping giant – Nigeria. Starting with the long-awaited -and previously postponed- Presidential elections which held on Saturday 28th March 2015, logistics kept several local governments voting till very late in the night…