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Stay Home if You Have No Humanity To Share

A little kindness goes a long way One of the worst things that can happen is meeting rude and unkind people when you leave your house. It can sour your whole day. Unfortunately for me, I met one last week — a bank cashier. After standing and waiting for an hour, he told me my…

Dear Medium, You Hurt Me; But I Couldn’t Break Free

Dear Medium,My name is Georgina Odafe, a writer in the faraway land of Nigeria, deep in the heart of Africa. Maybe not so far away because news of your fame reached me even when I didn’t know who you were. Every time I visited, I felt seen by your community of writers. You created a place…

How to Get Into the Flow of Writing; The random word method

I don’t know if this is a new writer thing, but I hardly ever feel like writing most of the time. It doesn’t mean that I don’t love to write because I do. I even find it hard to stop when I’m writing. But the most challenging part is starting. (And posting all my drafts, but…

The One Time Your Parents Got It Wrong

If your parents have ever looked at you like you’re a disappointment, this is for you. If you have ever thought you aren’t at the point where you should be, then this is for you too.

Lessons Life Forced Me to Learn at Sweet Sixteen

I think I’m the worst kind of writer.Or human sef. Life pushed me straight from childhood to adulthood and I can’t even talk about it. Anytime I try to think about deeper-than-the-surface-stuff, my mind goes screeeech, halt and blank. I really don’t know why. I’m left with a blank mind, no thoughts, no emotions and…

The Option Called Failure

Those first five words echoed in my head for years. Failure is not an option. Do you hear it too? Maybe not, but most of us live in line with those words. Until the day failure stops by to say hi. I was in SS2 when it happened. In Nigeria, we have 16 years of…

The Essential Ingredient of Writing

What happens when you give different persons the same ingredients to prepare a meal? Will the meal will taste the same? What if you don’t give them the ingredients? You only tell them to prepare the same meal? That is where individuality comes in. Because each of them will prepare it differently. Some might even…

Not a Thing Wrong With Insecurities

“You are strong. You are beautiful. You are perfect, just the way you are.” Positive talk is what they call it. These are words the media uses to comfort people who are insecure about their looks, shape, size, emotions, personality and many other attributes. Everyone has insecurities. But in the world, self-love talk means not…

Living in the Hourglass- Time

On some days, I feel like I’m trapped in a sandstorm; swamped with pain, desperate and confused while on other days, I feel like I’m stuck in an hourglass, the weight of time slowly catching up on me, filling me with anxieties. But recently, I realised that time can be like a flood too. I…