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.
1. Are you Indulging in Carnal Liberty as part of your Christianity? Let me explain this point. People are so quick to propagate this agenda of an ‘Orderless God’, a God who is not bothered about what we wear, eat, watch, how we behave etc, because he’s only ever bothered about ‘your heart’. Yes, God … Continue reading 5 HARD LESSONS God Taught Me in July | FAITH DIARIES
If you could tell your future self something what would it be? If you could write a letter to the future you, hoping you would get the opportunity to read it at some point what would the letter say?
One truth about life we all can agree on is change. Change is constant. Everyday, at any given moment, the life of a human can be subject to change of any magnitude or dimension. Love yeah, that thing cupid stirs up inside of you with his arrows, yeah that very one. Love changes a person; … Continue reading Changes…| OSI ELAME
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
“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.
By Glory Ayara The rudimentary of a state is: ‘a nation or territory considered as an organised political community under one government’. The word I want to take from this definition is ‘considered’. One of the definitions of considered is believed --- so we can rephrase the definition of a state as ‘a territory believed … Continue reading Nigeria: A Faceless Territory
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
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
We're told that opportunities are everywhere but we just have to look to see them. I agree that if you look hard enough, you'll see the opportunities surrounding you. But it doesn't just stop at opening your eyes and your mind wide enough to see these opportunities, you also have to put yourself out there. … Continue reading Resting Is Not Quitting