Childhood Memories: Mamu Tutu Vs Mama Wale cross daggers

Mama Wale has always been known for her troubles, but on this particular day, she ran out of luck because Mama Tutu and all the other women in our compound were ready to teach her some lessons and we ...

What Does It Mean To Take It Slow In Relationships? An Expert Explains

If taking a tentative approach to love doesn't sound like a bad idea, then taking it slow might be a good move for you. And if your partner is the one asking to take it slow, remember: The upside is t...

How I fell in Love With My Skin Again

As a child, in the early 00's, being exposed to beauty parlours and hair salons, I got a basic description of beauty. It was about bone straight long hair (if not from your head, then extensions). It ...

Meet Tanzania woman Rebeca Gyumi; Who Fought Tanzania’s Child Marriage Laws and Won

Rebeca Gyumi, in early 2016, filed a petition at the High Court to challenge the Tanzania Marriage Act which allowed girls as young as 14 to get married and won a landmark case that same year that ra...

Today at Toyin street Ikeja, I found a new connect.

It seems that I may have found myself a new connect today at Toyin street Ikeja Lagos. What do you call yourself when the son of a Lagos street owner offers his help. Lucky you think?

Death, they say is inevitable but is it less painful?

I am not an emotional person. I will say it again. I rarely get emotional. So years ago, anytime death was mentioned around me, I never used to feel anything. Maybe I was of the mindset that we will a...

How My Life Turned Around After Our Full-term Stillborn

  Dealing with death is difficult no matter the situation.  Unfortunately, it is something my wife and I had to overcome early in our marriage. Over seven years ago we were expecting our second ...

#DANGDoctor Aniebiet Ekong Preventive medicine – the way forward in Nigeria

  It’s time that we should decide to take the oars of our health into our hands. It’s apparent that the system has failed and is continually failing, from lack of resources to lack of infrast...

Mental illness in teens is more common than people think

It’s normal for teenagers to be moody at times. But when are an adolescent’s mood swings a sign of something more—like mental illness? Mental illness is more common in teens than you think. But ...

Can Age-Shaming Be the Next Fat-Shaming?

I don’t want to feel bad about my neck. And so far, I really don’t. It looks totally fine. If you saw my neck, you’d agree: There’s nothing wrong with it. Nonetheless, I’ve been in an ambien...

I am not a weak person. I am stronger than most can even imagine.

It’s like an endless black hole eating me up inside. It’s consuming of both time and energy and I’m not quite sure how to handle it some days. For the most part I have it under contr...

When You Begin losing interest in life and start getting confused, you should do this

There are many good answers already. Most of the answers are focused on the action you can take. However, the most important element is knowing the cause. Without knowing the cause any action will onl...

Why You Should Prioritize Your Health Before You Meet Someone New

You want to look your best when you’re dating new people. For most of us, that means dropping a few pounds. In your head, you just have to buckle down on your calorie count for a few weeks or months...

Your Will Power Is More Powerful Than You Think

Willpower has been termed ‘the greatest human strength’, and rightly so…as it is the factor behind every single noteworthy human achievement down the centuries! With willpower, the impossible ca...

Between ego, pride, self respect and being down to earth? Which are you?

Ego is one’s own awareness of oneself, ‘I am’. Pride can be normal or excessive. Normal pride a positive self image and a sense of pleasure in what you are. However one can have prid...

Before dating a colleague at work; consider these 4 things

Because professionals spend most of their time together, it is not abnormal to hear of colleagues falling in love with each other. Before acting on that attraction, however, here are 5 questions that ...

Getting Dumped Before My Wedding Taught Me Things I Never Knew

Getting dumped a few weeks before my wedding was the most painful experience of my life to date, but how I came through it is the single proudest moment of my life. When I met with his mother four yea...

IS SOCIAL MEDIA THE NEW HIGH?

I have always wondered why people take out time to put events of their daily lives on social media no matter how minute. A huge percentage of Facebook and Instagram users are so frequent with posts th...

Telling White Lies. Is It Ever Okay To Tell A Lie?

Telling lies is an integral part of human nature, and often makes life a little easier for everyone. If you think back over your day today, can you honestly say that everything that came out of your m...