A common question most writers get to answer is: what inspires you? This usually comes from fascinated readers of your work who, perhaps while they read your work, wondered what could have inspired you to write in such a manner. Yes, I get the fact that we are inspired by many things in so many ways but do you have to be inspired before you write?
When I first started writing, I would usually wait to be inspired and when I’m not, in a long time, it is termed a writer’s block- every writer’s dreaded moment. I would often talk…
We have been called the phone-pressing generation, lazy youths, irresponsible, jobless, and more. But what do you say when we take these insults, own them, and throw them back at the older generation to let them know that we can be all of these and fabulous regardless?
This is what is happening with the #EndSARS movement that has been top of the news in Nigeria in the past week. We have owned the shame they threw at us and turned it into something beautiful that is changing Nigeria, in bits.
Dear Nigeria, Why Are You Killing Us?
I had hope. I’m sorry but I did. For a moment, I was hopeful that the country was going to turn around. If you listen closely, you’d hear the excitement in my writing tone in my previous #EndSARS article. Nigeria has failed me and the tiny string of hope I had left in me has been shattered.
Nigeria killed that hope and there’s more to it.
Today, I don’t want to talk extensively about what’s been happening or the massacre that happened in the country between yesterday and today. I don’t have the…
Grammarly is one of the most important tools to use as a writer today, and this isn’t even about how great a writer you are. It might seem almost impossible that a digital tool will help you get better in your craft but what if I told you that it is possible?
The question now is HOW? For anyone who uses Grammarly regularly, you already know how it fixes the random basic things that you are likely to miss. If you use Grammarly premium, even better! …
Aim of the cover letter: to provide more information about yourself and how you best fit in for a job. This is different from your resume. The post explains, in the shortest way possible, how you can write a killer cover letter.
Most jobs would require you to send the cover letter as an attachment, in which case you can have an interesting layout to grab their attention. See some samples attached below.
A 2015 research from the International Trade Center on International Ecommerce in Africa shows some of the difficulties with international banking transactions. It highlighted the restrictions placed on the amount that can be transferred across borders, the inability to use foreign credit cards in certain African countries, and the lack of requisite foreign bank accounts to allow an integrated payment solution. All these and more are a concern, considering we are in the modern age with improvements in technology, where digital payments are considered basic in more developed countries.
The founders of Flutterwave- Iyinoluwa Aboyeji and Olugbenga Agboola- thought about…
Practice makes perfect.
It is quite easy to sing those words but how well do you integrate the phrase into your life and career? Every serious writer would want to become better at all costs but how many put in the work?
Again, we are back to thinking and talking about goals but doing nothing about them. Anyone can do that. What singles you out and determines your progress is the action you take towards achieving the set goal.
So, you want to become a better writer? What are you doing about it?
Of course, you have to learn the…
Your goals are what you intend to achieve. We all, at every point in time, have things we intend to achieve. It can be a long term goal or a short term goal. The result then depends on how well you play your game; the tactics you use in achieving the set goals.
A short or mini-term goal is what you intend to achieve within a short period, like in the next few minutes or hours or days. A long term goal on the other hand is what you intend to achieve in months or years.
Either way, a plan…
“I’ve gone through enough faith trials. What is God testing again?”. This is something anyone close to me must have heard in one of those times of telling me “your Faith is only being tried”. This is because I’ve had, and still have, many encounters that will pass as “trying of my faith”.
I remember asking the Holy Spirit to tell me the “section” of my faith walk that he wants me to talk about.
Sometimes, I can’t but think the “Faith” in my name is the reason I encounter this much. There are times I feel great about it…
I call myself an internet rat, because I do a lot of things online. I must say that the internet is many things; it can be distracting, disturbing, educating, inspiring, and many more. The internet can make or mar you, as little as it may seem, and it’s funny how time flies so quick while you have your eyes glued to your screen. You keep scrolling down your screen and flipping through tabs and different applications; you decide to take a glance at your time and you discover an hour or two is gone. Oops!
The internet is great, and…