DJ, play me Timaya’s ‘In this life I can’t kill myself’ and Tekno’s ‘Allow me to enjoy myself’. Nigerians and Entitlement Since returning back to Nigeria I’ve realised one thing. Actually two, but we’ll get to the second one in a bit. The first is that the average Nigerian is entitled. It’s the reason a … Continue reading Episode 2: Those 3AM RANDOM Thoughts… | JOLA’S CORNER OF THE INTERNET UNFILTERED.
“Man […] is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future. He lives as if he is never going to die and then dies having never really lived.” -The Dalai Lama. Have you noticed … Continue reading Experiencing The Now.
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
By Fatima Mohammed Yours might be sandyand mine might be muddy.Hers might be filled with cacti and thorns,while his might be through a rainforest. It's because you can navigate desertsand I know how to skillfully move through the mud.She turns the thorns into tools,while he knows the workings of rainforests. Every path is different.Comparing yours … Continue reading We’re Treading Different Paths.
It is unfortunate to see the complete disdain and ‘otherness’ used in referring to Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in Nigeria. With Nigeria being party to the UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), it is important that we join other parts of the world in their efforts towards equality and inclusion of PWDs. This issue bears … Continue reading The Forgottens: A Short Expose on the Fate of Person’s with Disabilities in Nigeria.
Why didn't my age take a break when the world was on a break? I need an apology because where exactly is it running to?
What do you think anxiety really is? Taffie takes us through this journey with a short story in ‘What is Anxiety’.
I’m really excited to announce the #ForBlackByBlackInitiative, through which I would be starting the ‘Employability Series’. This is not another one of your ‘How to get a Job in 30 days’ series, I promise (🤣). I like to think of this as a ‘behind-the-scenes’ of getting a job series; so all things self-awareness, market awareness … Continue reading The Employability Series: #ForBlackByBlackInitiative
There is panic and there is panic. January 2020, I was in panic. I had started reading articles about the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. I live in a flat with a few people and two of them had been to China for Christmas. I didn’t know what part of China they lived or visited. … Continue reading The Thing About… Panic