By Darlington Osayande. March 28, 2020 was the beginning of a new reality for me and for so many around the globe. I was getting geared up for MSc thesis defense but that never happened because a new “bad” sheriff was in town and unfortunately, I wasn’t prepared for this new quiet but lethargic “cop” … Continue reading AN ODE TO 2020: Co-habiting with COVID-19
It was on a Friday news of the virus hit me for the first time. I was with friends when I started to get reports, calls and messages from family and friends in other locations. Reality didn’t hit until three days later when schools and all other public places began to shut down. Then it … Continue reading AN ODE TO 2020: Life During COVID
Reflections on 2020 by Amara Okwuazu, Social Media Manager.
What has 2020 taught you? What are you hoping to start or continue doing in 2021? In this post, I share some of my reflections on 2020 and lessons for 2021.
In times such as we find ourselves, we have borne witness to a cancer plant itself in within our consciousness and fester and thrive and now it has spread beyond control. Now, I realize it is easy for one to get carried away in the euphoria; basking in the ambience of one’s achievements, the deafening … Continue reading The Suit and The Tie
When someone asks, “what makes you happy?”, we tend to try and create a vision of things which seem overly worthy of our happiness. We have inadvertently programmed ourselves to think that if the thing of choice doesn’t measure up to a certain standard then it is not worth mentioning at all. Without sounding mawkish, … Continue reading Bite-sized Happiness |
Read Maab’s incredibly insightful story as she discusses what being black means to her, shares some advice on standing out in any industry/field.
Osi Elame (Contents & Operations Director, BYJOLAA) relays the message of what being black means to him through ‘Mother Nature’.
‘…We had a deal! We had a freaking deal, Adi you dimwit, and you dying on me is not a part of that deal! So, you better wake up before I smack the life out of you…’. Bernice was clearly distraught; this was the love of her life lying in front of her on life … Continue reading ADRIAN’S LANE: The Conclusion
By Anjola I lived with my tattoo artist. And every day for 2 years, he gave me a new tattoo. Before he became my tattoo artist, he asked me if I’d ever get a tattoo. I smiled because in my mind I knew I already had more than I could count. And they were not there by choice. Only … Continue reading TATTOOED