Personal Leadership, Published Articles

Letter to my Friend, the Nigerian Undergraduate

Dear Friend,

In a country where many universities are struggling and some have already begun to decay, students like you who still strive for excellence and greatness against the odds, are in the minority.

I want you to know that I’m rooting for you, and I have a few things to share with you that will help you if you don’t merely read, but actually take them to heart.

Inspiration, Interview

10 Questions for Osasu Paul-Azino, Coordinator, Pastor Bimbo Odukoya Foundation

Osasu Paul-Azino is the coordinator of the Pastor Bimbo Odukoya Foundation which was founded in 2005 after the passing of the beloved Pastor Bimbo Odukoya. She talks to me about the mission of PBOF, how you can help, and her motivation for what she does in this interview.

Published Articles

Do You Need Reasons to Love Someone?

In my first year at University, I had a roommate whose new boyfriend was very generous. At this time, I held the belief that if you truly loved someone you didn’t need a reason to. You just loved them. If you could actually say why you loved someone, then it wasn’t real. As time went on I stretched this theory even further: it is wrong to love someone because of things they do.

Now this roommate of mine, every time her boyfriend did something for her, would say in her very Deltan accent, “Why I no go love?” I remember the particular episode that irritated me the most. The guy showed up with a carton of provisions for her, dropped it off, and left. She started bringing out the items and setting them on the table; milk, sugar, sardines, corned beef, cocoa, cornflakes, margarine, biscuits, juice…and when she was done she smiled and looked at us, “Why I no go looove?” Read more…