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RomComs and the Romanticization of Throwing Commitment To The Wind

I watched Resort To Love a few nights ago. It’s this new movie on Netflix, and since I was in the mood for some rom-com I decided to see what it was all about. I’d seen the trailer beforehand, classic rom-com with a twist, I guessed. And that was what it was. A classic romantic […]

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“Camp is fun!”, they said…..

Yeah, right. Here I am, decked in white shorts, white round-necked shirt, white rubber shoes with white socks that have three green stripes around them, and an olive green face cap. I’m sitting in this crowded and humid hall, waiting alongside people who have donned the same outfit as myself for the next orientation or […]

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My Mother & Her Mother tongue

Language is an interesting thing. It can be the reason why two people become endeared to each other almost instantly. It also has the power to set bridges ablaze. Language is deep, and powerful. It gives a sense of pride to a people. I am actively working on understanding and speaking more Igbo which is […]

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GOD IS GOOD.

The concept of the goodness of God is something that I – and a lot of believers – have wrestled with at some point on our journeys. Why?

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The Time I Almost Had An Eating Disorder

I woke up from an afternoon nap today and while I was in bed, I had a flashback to this moment. I remember being in my hostel room by myself, standing up from my bed and going to look over the toilet bowl after a meal I had. I KNEW this was wrong. I KNEW […]

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Doctor, Not Robot.

Yesterday was an unexpectedly busy day. I mean, it was a Wednesday, and Wednesdays – during the time I’ve been employed at my current place – have always had a moderate patient load. It was hardly ever exhausting to work on a Wednesday. But yesterday’s workload took me by surprise. My God, I felt like […]

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There’s Nothing Anti About Aging

Something I’m finding to be quite interesting about human behaviour is how most adults – more so in the Nigerian context – become sneaky when asked a very simple question: how old are you? In this short time I’ve spent in medical practice, I’ve had quite a few people tell me all sorts to avoid […]

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Social Media Vs. Reality: What’s The Tech Space In Nigeria Really Like?

I was inspired by recent conversation to reach out to a few friends who are young professionals navigating (and killing it!) in the tech world – tech bros, if you will – and ask them about their experiences so far. Do the jobs live up to their hype? What peculiar changes do they face that […]