3 Ways Music Motivates and Saves You

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley Listening to music is such an integral part of my life. Music is my source of motivation, comfort, enjoyment and peace. What I love about music is the ability of sounds to uplift you. I listen to a variety […]

Is Nigeria’s National Youth Service Worth it?

On April 12, Batch A, Stream 1 corps members of the National Youth Service Corps in FCT, Abuja completed their year of service. I was part of the batch that has completed the NYSC program. As NYSC has come to a conclusion, I can’t help but reflect on the experience and express why I have […]

Why You Should Shop for Ankara Material

Living in Abuja can be quite expensive. You can spend amounts such as 5,000, 10,000 or more naira quickly. That’s why we have to be cautious with our spending. Looking good doesn’t mean it’s worth being broke. That’s one of the reasons why I shop for Ankara wear. It is affordable, has a unique style […]

3 Simple Reasons Why Meditation Matters

I started focusing on yoga and meditation when I was in university. I was drawn to it because I wanted to do something that would help me feel less stressed and anxious. I’m glad I started because taking time out of my day to meditate and do yoga has helped in many ways. I suggest […]

How To Cope When Your Plans Don’t Work Out

The reality of life is that the things we plan don’t always work out. We find ourselves in unexpected places, situations and events. This can be difficult to deal with. My experiences have led me to understand that sometimes your plans don’t work out but you have to learn to still ride the wave. Here […]

How To Build Your Brand and Get Paid For It

On a Saturday morning, the Sisters Network held a book reading at Maison The Cafe in Abuja. The book discussed was “Little Black Book: A Toolkit for Working Women,” written by Otegha Uwagba. Sisters Network is a network for female entrepreneurs and professionals. Their mission is to Inspire, Impact and Influence. They aspire to become […]

Are You Wearing a Mask for the World?

I love the late Maya Angelou’s poetry because her voice is unique, touching and mesmerizing. There’s a poem of hers that I adore. I found it years ago on Youtube. It is called “The Mask.” It is her adaptation of the poem by Paul Lawrence called “We Wear the Mask” I’ll share a few lines […]

How Elizabeth Gilbert Compels Us to Seek Our Bliss

I’ve read “Eat, Pray, Love” several times. I don’t recall whether the first time I read it was in highschool or university. What I know is that it made me emotional reading it the first time. It made me emotional because the author was very honest about her feelings. Her dissatisfaction with her life and […]

Sekinat Sanni on Creating a Platform of Empowerment

Sekinat Sanni is an entrepreneur who started her journey to entrepreneurship through her blog. Her blog at SekinaSanni is a channel that is aimed at empowering, influencing and coaching women and men. Her site is geared towards embracing personal development and self-growth globally. In addition to personal development, she’s also interested in the field of […]

To the Nigerian Woman

To the Nigerian Woman, In spite of what our society and culture emphasizes, let’s remember, we are not solely defined by marital status. Marriage is a great bond and commitment made for lifelong companionship, not the ultimate conquest. For the mothers, regardless of what you hear, believe that having the girl first or only girls […]