Category Archives: 1001 TALKS

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS: BOOKS VS. REALITY

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr The title of today’s post seems to give it away … Continue reading

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SEEDS OF KINDNESS

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou You’ve often heard that – people don’t care how much you know until … Continue reading

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AS WE CELEBRATE 15 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY

For many weeks last year, one of the first things I did when I got to work on Mondays was play a particular track from Beautiful Nubia’s Fere album – ohun oju nri (what the eyes see). The opening lines … Continue reading

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YOUR DREAMS ARE VALID

You probably guessed right. I took the title of today’s post from People Magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman in the World 2014, Lupita Nyong’o. She uttered those words in her powerful and moving acceptance speech when she won the Oscar award … Continue reading

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FOR THOSE WHO “SUFFER” IN SILENCE

If you have followed my writings for a while, you must have noticed that I don’t write about things I don’t know about, so it should come as a surprise if I speak for a people I don’t know. So … Continue reading

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THE RETURN TO INNOCENCE

“Don’t be afraid to be weak, Don’t be too proud to be strong, Just look into your heart my friend, That will be the return to yourself – The return to innocence.” – Lyrics of Enigma’s ‘Return to Innocence’. While … Continue reading

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BABY STEPS

‘The baby steps of today are the forerunners of the giant leaps and strides of tomorrow.’ The year is still new and I’m sure there are people who are still drawing up plans for this year. Its not too late. … Continue reading

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