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

#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

My Top Korean Dramas of 2020

Its safe to say that Nigerians really tuned into Korean shows this year once the pandemic hit, and we were all locked down at home with nothing to do except make videos for tiktok challenges or stay browsing on twitter. For some unusual reason I didn't watch a lot of ongoing dramas so this list … Continue reading My Top Korean Dramas of 2020

AN ODE TO 2020: Co-habiting with COVID-19

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

AN ODE TO 2020: Life During COVID

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

Charity Begins at Home—— are government tactics in response to #ENDSARS similar to the abusive techniques maintained in some Nigerian homes?

Over the past few weeks , an array of paradigm shifting occurrences in Nigeria attracted  the attention of both national and international eyes. The #ENDSARS movement, a revolutionary call to action, for the Nigerian government to  hold power drunk law enforcing officials accountable. The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), originally established to reduce surging crime rates … Continue reading Charity Begins at Home—— are government tactics in response to #ENDSARS similar to the abusive techniques maintained in some Nigerian homes?

Bite-sized Happiness |

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 |