The Interview: Name Your Salary

“What are your salary expectations?”, the interviewer says as if she were handing you a blank cheque. You look at the imaginary blank cheque and realize that going too low can put you in a position where you can’t afford to take the job, yet can’t afford to turn the job down. A high number…

#MAnna2020: Happy (N)Ever After

It’s Anna’s big day Be it April or May She thought about her cake But hey, it was safe with her namesake She can’t help but wear a smile As her groom comes from a mile. Mark puts on his tie, Nervous with his mouth filled with pie And paces himself around the room, Surely,…

The Coronavirus Cure: The WayMaker

I want to write this article while listening to “Waymaker” by Sinach but words fail me. I can’t see the screen because tears keep flooding in my eyelids as I try to keep myself composed. I don’t know if any song has ever being made for a season like “Waymaker” is made for this Coronavirus…

Girl Code: It’s Getting Late

“It’s getting late, I will soon start going”, Angela says checking her wrist watch. Frank on the other hand didn’t get the code and strode to his wardrobe to get dressed as if Angela actually meant what she said.  She was actually speaking in code but he didn’t get the code. He got dressed and…

The Ability to Laugh at Yourself.

What would you consider is the one of the most underrated life skills? A few months ago, at the airport, I went to a restaurant with my friend while we waited for his flight. We sat down and a waitress came up to us asking to take our order. And this waitress was hot. And when…

Why Getting Hit in The Balls Hurt

  This is definitely a question for the ages. Which do you think hurts more? Labour pain for one hour or being held by the balls for one hour? It’s difficult to know for sure, but a graphic meme has been circulating for years claiming that a blow to the testicles is the clear winner,…

Ten “I Love You” Commandments

1. Ladies, never be the first to say “I love you” to a man at any stage of a relationship (friendship/toasting/relationship etc). Let him say it first. You saying it first when he doesn’t feel it yet will lead to him to either just say it back to make you feel good or him running…

Brymo’s Songs F*ck With Your Mind

A friend once asked, “who is your favorite Nigerian musician?” “Brymo”, I replied. I got that surprised look from him. He continued, “so foreign and Nigerian, who is your favorite musician?” “Dead or alive?” “Both!” “Dead, it will forever be Michael Jackson”, I answered. “Alive, Brymo”, I added. “Brymo again?! He said more in anger…

Sacrificing Beauty for Brains

Imagine a six-year-old girl. Perhaps she’s your daughter, or your niece, or even just a stranger. She is hypothetically watching ladies back stage at a beauty pageant. She sits for hours while watching them getting layers and layers of makeup put on, completely changing how they look, even getting spray tans, changing the color of…

Legal Age For Education?

I wept immediately he mentioned it. My dad tried to console me but I was having none of it. “Daddy so you mean you want me to do Primary 6 when most of my friends are entering Secondary School from Primary 5?”, the lanky 10 year old boy said with tears streaming down his eyes….