COVID-19LockdownChronicles: Good People Radar

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye Often, I have been conflicted on who a good person actually is. Is it someone without flaws? Is it someone who goes out of their way to satisfy other people? Would that be someone who feels fulfilled from being confident of the person they are? Seriously, I don’t know. Or maybe, I…

COVID-19LockdownChronicles: A love letter

Dear Extrovert, *Don’t roll your eyes at me, try to read what I have to say* How are you doing? Of course, I want to know. I can imagine that this season is especially tough on you. You couldn’t have made a choice for solitude ever, in your life. That is not how you function….

COVID-19LockdownChronicles: People versus People

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye Way back in the small town where I grew up, I remember that the measuring cup for grains was a big bowl called Kobiowu. There was the paint bucket which was a bigger measurement and then there was Kobiowu. It was what we used to measure cashew nuts to sell to farmers….

COVID19LockdownChronicles: Gratitude

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye This year is already spent. We’ve had a whole 12 months only in three months. We’ve been through it all and still going through it. And now, it feels like the apocalypse. I am sitting on my bed, exercising by taking walks from my room to the sitting room and back, for…

Miniature Gratitude, Massive Obligation

By Oluwatoyin Adeleye Psst! Attention! Okay, no need to be dramatic. I would just like to draw your attention to one thing. This will be brief, don’t worry. Have you ever been in a situation where you prayed for something so hard, because you needed it, and you were certain you may not get it,…

My pain, my process; the journey of my life

By Temitope Omogbolagun Receiving the invite from Moyinoluwa, I wondered what exactly I would write my gratitude on from the numerous things happening in my life. Right before my eyes, my life has continued to amaze me, in fact, I am dazed at the dawning of each day about the wonders that ooze out of…

Miniature Gratitude: I have decided to remain beautiful

By Toluwalope Adegoke One of the things I dread the most as a person is having skin blemishes. Up until puberty set in, I’d always had a healthy, smooth, scarless, and spotless skin, especially on my face. With puberty came pimples, so, I had to deal with it. What would you expect from someone who…

Miniature Gratitude: Life and Light

By Damola Morenikeji It’s 6pm and I had just hugged my new friend, Fritz, as he left for an appointment. The hug was warm and humane. It warmed my heart and prepared me for the night. We had just talked about how we may improve the learning experience and culture of an international organization we…

Miniature Gratitude: Joy

By Joy Igbinedion Flash back to a few years ago, in my cream coloured, short-sleeved blouse, and my navy blue, sleeveless dress… Oh yes, I just attempted to describe my secondary school uniform with fancy words; we all hated it! Back to the flash back; As I walked along the corridor tapping my fingers lightly…

Miniature Gratitude -Thankful for “little things”

By Iremide Akinsola “In all things, give thanks.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits” Psalm 103:2 February 2014. One evening, I went to the makeshift pitch beside the corpers’ lodge to play football. I can’t quite remember whether it was early in the game or late,…