16th September 2020

Contemporary Nigerian Music and the Failing Society

“Scientists have found that music stimulates more parts of the brain than any other human function.” Elena Mannes, Power of Music It was December 2019! I had just arrived Muritala Mohammed Airport and I was looking forward to a nice […]
10th July 2020

Rising Above Societal Narratives

“We live in dark times. We can choose. We can be a shinning light. It is possible” Bukola Omodara   I was recently asked to speak at an event for young ladies between ages 13 and 25 on the following […]
11th May 2020

Nigerians and the Culture of Mutual Disrespect

I always knew it but the privilege of having to live in another country in West Africa helped me confirm it beyond all reasonable doubt that we do not respect each other in Nigeria. And this lack of respect taints […]
25th August 2019

Ayisha Osori’s Love Does Not Win Elections: Elections in Nigeria for Dummies

Ayisha Osori's detailed, up, close and personal account of her experience while running for the PDP Primary Elections in 2015 as documented in Love Does Not Win Elections is a must read not only for intending politicians but also for […]
9th January 2019

APPLY SOME PANACHE!

Everybody has style but a lady with panache expresses her style in a way that one can hardly ignore not necessarily because she adorns herself with the most expensive jewelry or wears the most expensive perfumes, but rather because of the way she comports herself.
26th December 2018

Lade Falobi; the award winning teenager using photography for Social Good

I figured out that my photography could do more than just show the world what I see; it could be a way to help others. In accordance with the United Nation's SDG 17 (Partnership for the goals), I started working with NGOs and small startups that had ideas that could help change the world. I take pictures of them carrying out their projects, so that they could show others, especially those who could give them grants to further aid their projects.
5th October 2018

Leading an Educational Revolution in Nigeria

There is no gainsaying that education is a very important tool of nation building and one of the core indices of national development. In fact, in the very true words of Erasmus, “the main hope of a nation lies in […]
27th July 2018

TEENS GOING FOR GOLD NETWORK EMBARKS ON THE TRAINING PHASE OF PROJECT #TEACHATEEN

As a follow-up to the #TeachATeen campaign which lasted throughout the month of June 2018, Teens Going for Gold Network, a not for profit organization dedicated to grooming teenagers to become socially conscious and financially self-reliant, started the training phase […]
25th July 2018

Girl-Child Education Advocate and Inspiring Filmmaker, Zuriel Oduwole Turns 16

Making her first film at age 12 and having met with 24 Presidents and Prime Ministers across the globe to talk to them about creating policies that makes sure all girls go to school, Zuriel Oduwole is one very inspiring […]
3rd July 2018

My #TeachATeen Story on Financial Education: Why God Did Not Answer My Money Prayers

The first time I opened a bank account, I was 16 years old and in my first year in the University of Benin. After I received my account details from the Bank, I made at a stop at the University’s […]
27th June 2018

Etiquette for Teenagers: Taking “Etiquesteps” to a Successful Adulthood

The importance of etiquette consciousness for teenagers cannot be undermined. This is not unconnected with the fact that many benefits are derived from living an etiquette conscious life as a teenager and these benefits far outweigh the efforts put into […]
27th June 2018

James Okina, the once-upon-a-time street kid now helping hundreds of street kids access education

Can you tell us about yourself? YO! First off thank you for this opportunity, I am truly humbled to be featured on this bulletin. Well as you probably know by now my name is James Okina and I am one […]