Category Archives: 30DaysOfNovember



By Mayowa Gidado.

I am writing not only from how I’ve come to see MENTORING over time; but also from how it has evolved for me over the years with the people whom God has led across my way and given me the awesome privilege to be such to. I believe that to be someone another person looks up to for friendship, guidance and direction in life, is one of the most awesome and humbling blessings of this life.

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WEDDINGS AS I SEE IT #30DaysOfNovember

By Priscilla Adeboye

I, Agbeke Adefunke daughter of Omolayo and Ayodele Adeboye take you *****, to be my lawfully wedded husband. On this special day, in the presence of our loving God and these amazing people, I affirm to you my sacred promise to stay by your side and be your G, in sickness and in health, in joy, in sorrow, through the best times and the worst. I will be to you a rock-solid support system, your numero uno cheerleader, your accomplice, your prayer warrior, your queen, your true counterpart and best friend. I promise to love you without inhibition, without reservation. My love for Mercedes Benz and my dogs has nothing on you. I will encourage you to achieve your goals, grow with you in mind and in spirit, always be open and honest with you, be submissive to you and cherish you and all we share for as long as we both shall live, so help me God…

Sniff sniff….

You know you are a helpless romantic when you ‘roll out’ a wedding vow off hand, like I just did.

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RELIGION AS I SEE IT #30DaysOfNovember

By Joshua Olanrewaju

Ever imagined what the heavenly choir of angels sound like? Read the lyrics below and see if it’s something they could sing.

Holy Holy Holy, Lord God almighty

Heaven is your throne, the earth is full of your glory

The blessing, the honour, the power belongs to you

There is nothing impossible for you to do.

Now instead of singing, try and imagine that the angels rapped it (you know rap – like Jay Z and Eminem). Ha, gotcha! You most likely thought, ‘no way, they can’t be rapping in heaven.’

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BEAUTY AS I SEE IT #30DaysOfNovember

By Tomi Olakunle

Beauty to me is not in the highest cheekbones or the smallest lips. It’s in the eyes that smiles, the hands that reach out expecting nothing back. It’s in the sound of the violin. The swish swash of the pool. It’s in the bird that sings by the window sills. The chip chirp of the hen next door.

Beauty to me goes beyond the surface. It’s deeper than the ocean. It’s in the ability to wear a particular outfit and make the world swoon at you. It’s in wearing a jeans and a tee, and looking like you’re worth a million bucks. It’s in wearing your dad’s t-shirt and looking cooler than the coolest thing on the block. It’s in creating your own style, so you could be recognised even without a face.

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By Tomi Adesina

What is new about life that surges with expectancy? Is it the wont to experience the same chaotic regime of waking up to Lagos city traffic with my bag strapped across my chest as I make for a bus to take me to the other side to make up for my dreams? Or is it in the hope that maybe today I will have written at least a hundred words of my new manuscript before I hit my bed to sleep? Or is it in the thought that maybe today will be different? Yes. I think that’s it.

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By Okiki Oladele


‘I solemnly pledge to consecrate my life to the service of humanity…’

The first line of the Hippocratic Oath now commonly known as the Physician’s oath.  I bet you thought for a minute I was writing out a line from Harry Potter or something? You are not too far off because its almost the same idea. No magic here, no waving of wands and spells but we do have our wand read that as stethoscope. We also speak a lot of latin phrases…I guess you could say we make incantations if we want to be fair! Pulsus Paradosus, Pulsus parvus et tardus, cor pulmonale…latin all of it! So yeah, the art of medicine could almost be a scene straight out of Harry Potter…I digress

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LIFE AS I SEE IT #30DaysOfNovember

By Victoria Akinwande

I laid down on my bed on a beautiful Monday morning 26th of October to be precise with my journal and pen, thinking, trying to visualize and pen down LIFE AS I SEE IT.                   Life is Beautiful, Life is Terrific, Life is Short, Life is Complex, Life is Awesome, Life is Great, there are so many adjectives that we often use to qualify life but we usually forget that Life is a Gift!                                                                                                                             Tony Robbins said and I totally agree with him. “Life is a Gift and it offers us the Privilege, Opportunity and Responsibility to give something back by becoming more”.

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AMBITION AS I SEE IT #30DaysOfNovember

Ambition as I see it by Michael Ipinyomi


So David went over to Irene’s that Sunday afternoon to pay her a much overdue visit, she’d been out of the country and offline for almost a year, nobody knew what she’d been up to, much less, which country she’d actually been to.

David sensed trouble, then again it was Irene, how much trouble could ‘Irene’ ever get into? Once she welcomed him into her tiny apartment in Ajah David knew something was up. The house was upside down, she had lost so much weight (about 30Kg at least) and her pampered light skin had darkened, he was scared. They both settled in the living room and sat facing each other, she didn’t bother wasting his time letting him drag out explanations, and as usual she knew exactly what was on his mind. She just popped open her laptop, and played a video clip.

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WRITING AS I SEE IT #30DaysOfNovember

By Joshua Olanrewaju

I looked at the three custom officers gauging them to see which one was less likely to give me a lot of trouble. It was my first time carrying drugs across the border but my sponsor had assured me everything would be fine. He told me the cocaine was well hidden and my ‘sexy body’ would do a great job of distracting the testosterone driven custom officers. I saw one of the guys pat down a lady, his hands lingering longer than they should. He would be perfect. I said a silent prayer, loosened one more button on my blouse and walked towards the officer.

Are you interested in what happens to this amateur drug smuggler? Are you somehow hoping she is not caught?

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