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
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.
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.
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