Episode 1: Life as a DEMANDING SINGLE WOMAN

Okay, so here’s the deal. Life is hard. Being SINGLE and a WOMAN is harder. Graduating from undergrad opens the floodgates of the “So what next?” question. But in reality, when that question comes from these Nigerian aunties and uncles, they’re really asking you “so when will you marry? (Will it be this year, or … Continue reading Episode 1: Life as a DEMANDING SINGLE WOMAN

RAGE | THE JOLA DIARIES

Memories flood and for a moment I’m out of breath, remembering how he’d hold me down and force himself on me. Remembering how sometimes I’d stare at the ceiling and pretend I was dead just so I couldn’t feel anything. The most painful memory, one that plagued me everyday, one which has become a nightmare … Continue reading RAGE | THE JOLA DIARIES

The Blame GAME | Faith Diaries #3

Going back to creation and how sin entered the world when Adam and Eve ate of the tree of Good and Evil, and God asked Adam why he ate of the tree. His first instinct was to blame Eve, and from then on the blame game began. As human beings when caught in a wrong, … Continue reading The Blame GAME | Faith Diaries #3

Intellectual Property Protection as a Creative

Disclaimer: I am not an IP lawyer/ professional, I merely studied the practical side of Intellectual Property during my Legal Practice Course (LPC). So you’ve taken the leap and actually started creating and sharing your content (Congratulations!). And because we're all about being very intentional with the content we produce and share, it's important to … Continue reading Intellectual Property Protection as a Creative

Two Years.

By Anjola 2 years. That’s how long it’s been since we’d been apart. Over the course of that time, we’d drifted apart and attempted to get closer again, but never once reaching the closeness we used to have. For days, I’d wished for this moment- a time when we could finally get what we used … Continue reading Two Years.

PLACEBO

By Anjola The first time I properly understood the true meaning of this word, I was listening to a song, ‘Placebo’ by a Korean rap group, ‘3RACHA’. Only as time progressed, resulting in an epiphany of listening to their lyrics on this song, I came to realise they weren’t merely musicians, but analysts and researchers. Why? The degree of … Continue reading PLACEBO

IDENTIFY

By Anjola Labels.   It’s what we put on everyone, it’s what we define others and ourselves by.  Labels.  It’s how our society works. The principle it’s unconsciously guided by, because people need a name, category or class to understand things. My skirt is too short. I’m a slut.   My skirt is too long. I’m a prude   My blouse is too cut low and … Continue reading IDENTIFY

#TheBYJOLAAGuide to Self-Publishing

At the beginning of 2020, I finally published my first novel after a year and a half of tirelessly working on the manuscript (Fun fact- I actually designed the cover🔥). It’s been exactly a year now, and in this first #BYJOLAAGuideTo..., I share my experience with self-publishing and four top tips if you’re ever thinking … Continue reading #TheBYJOLAAGuide to Self-Publishing

HIGHER | #FaithDiaries

Have we become like the biblical triple ‘S’- Like Solomon, giving our self-made idols prominence over God and bowing to the pressures of the rest of the world to deviate from God. Or perhaps more like Saul, enjoying the spoils of the earth while ignoring the will of God or maybe our type is more … Continue reading HIGHER | #FaithDiaries