Whenever I think about Africa, the first thing that comes to my mind is this poem by David Diop: Africa my Africa Africa of proud warriors in ancestral savannahs Africa of whom my grandmother sings On the banks of the distant river I have never known you But your blood flows in my veins Your … Continue reading Celebrating Africa Day.
"As a teenager, how am I supposed to approach my mum to ask for advice in a relaxed way, without cutting out part of the story and feeling scared that she'll overreact?" she asked. After the other women gave their answers, I got up and gave mine. "I would like to speak from the point … Continue reading My mum, my friend.
Early this year, I received a WhatsApp message from a friend who's more like a brother. It read: "A throwback to when we just finished NYSC and were seeking corporate jobs. I always wondered why an intelligent girl like you couldn't secure a good job. But fast-forward to 2019 when I read your write ups....It … Continue reading Happy birthday to me! 🎂
Phew! Storytelling for Brand Visibility training, done and dusted... Growing up, I visualized myself as a newscaster. However, in my teen and tween years, I visualized myself as a teens coach. During the one-month training, when I got my first job, the trainer asked "Where do you see yourself in five years time on this … Continue reading Storytelling for Brand Visibility.
I know how you used to dream, as a young girl. I watched you slip your tiny little feet into your mum's heels and don your face with her makeup. I listened to your lovely speech, as you addressed the audience inside your mum's mirror. What happened to you? Why did you stop dreaming? Why … Continue reading Dear Woman…
I'm grateful for ZIZYWRITES and all the positive feedback. Those feedback give me wings; I believe I can fly! I love you all because you are the reason I write. 😍 I'm grateful for you. Yes, YOU! I'm grateful because we successfully completed the pages of every chapter in 2018. 2019 is now a blank … Continue reading Happy New Year! 🎊
Today is International Men's Day and I want to celebrate two remarkable men in my life with a post I made last year. DADDIES AND HUBBIES! Perhaps the former informs the choice of the latter. One chooses to love you all your life and the other you choose to love ‘till death do you part’. … Continue reading International Men’s Day!
I mounted my motorcycle to make my way back home. My job was done for the day, or rather night. I longed to collapse upon my fluffy bed. The cool early morning breeze blew against my hair and caressed my cheeks. The clock had barely struck five. At the bus stop, I noticed her - … Continue reading The Night Shift – a short story to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child.
Who is a teacher? A teacher is a trainer A leader, a mentor A teacher is a guide A guard, a pointer A teacher would have been a carpenter but chose to drill in knowledge like nail to wood. A teacher would have been a tailor but chose to weave wisdom like thread to cloth. … Continue reading Celebrating World Teachers’ Day.