Date Your Wife and Marry Your Girlfriend

“Date your wife and marry your girlfriend” – Kurtis Smith, 2015 I can’t stress the above quote enough. Let me break it down. Date your wife: Most people enter into relationships for various reasons. For companionship, to be taken care of (women are mostly guilty of this), for the sex (men raise your hands), for…

The Anger That Can Cook Food

“No matter how hot your temper is it cannot boil water talk-less of yam”. Put the heat of your temper to a productive use or better still do nothing. Remember it is the same fire that refines gold that razes a whole neighborhood. It is just the application. Get angry at the devil not your…

The Bible Verse That Made Me Stop Clubbing

I stepped foot into a night club for the first time in  September 2011 while undertaking my NYSC program and that itself was more out of curiosity than fun seeking. Always heard about clubs and desired to know what made people throng to clubs in search of fun/excitement. My first day wasn’t as fun as…

The Biggest Music Concert in Nigeria

As Nathaniel Bassey blew the trumpet, the whole ‘stadium’ began to shout, scream and sing, all 50,000 of them. It was my first time in this extra ordinary “concert” and it was mind blowing to put it mildly. To make it even more surreal, there were guest appearances from Africa’s most dynamic music duo: Don…

Why A Man Should Not Help His Woman

Schooling abroad taught me one major lesson about life. That “if you don’t take care of yourself, no one else would”. I wasn’t satisfied with depending on my parents for my daily upkeep so had to get a factory job in the UK and that meant cutting expenses which resulted in learning how to take…

Basketball: 3 Tall Men, 2 Kings, 1 God

Growing up, I realized that I was growing taller than my mates and was always made to stand at the back of the class during morning assembly. Occasionally the height advantage felt good as a child but more often than not, towering over my peers brought with it unnecessary attention from teachers who were always…

You are Jollof Rice, Wait For Your Chicken

Sitting down at the reception venue watching my friend dance ever so romantically with his new wife, only one thought kept creeping into my head. For I had finished demolishing the small chops and bottle water on my table and was hungry. I was in need of food!!!!!!! Then I remembered the Bible scripture, Ecclesiastes…

F*#k What Anyone Else Thinks

I had just finished a meeting and it was time for a group photograph. We all took our positions and struck our poses​ and ‘kichim kichim kichim’, the camera shutter sound escaped into the air and pictures were taken. One after the other, we all filed to the camera lady to take a look at…

How To Spend and Still Be Richer

It was December 2013 and I was standing on the terrace at Old Trafford with a Ronaldo-esque pose, my hands aloft and a beaming smile across my face. This was really the theater were dreams did come true. As a young 10 year old boy watching my favorite team come back from a goal down…