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I have heard a lot of Doyin, I don’t read your blog because you say it’s for Gen Zs’ Wait, What? Why? Saying the blog is for Gen Zs is to Niche Down, my good people. Also, the blog has been read by a lot of people before it became a bit audience-specific. Truthfully, many times, I know you are interested in the topics because they concern you but once you see Gen Z your mind is closed to it. But do you know whether you are Gen Z or not? Let’s start from there. Quick Differences Between Millenials and Gen Zs Photo by Joshua Mcknight on Pexels.com Generation Z (Gen Z) refers to people born from 1997 to 2012. millennials are born from 1980 t0 1996. Although some experts extend it to 2000. It is not an age grouping but a year of birth grouping. If you check it through,…

Whether or not you want to accept it, the 25 year benchmark exists. at this stage, you have just begun a Quarter-Life Crisis. Who names these things right? 😂 Personally, I affirm that I’ll not experience anything like a crisis. However, there is this pressure that exists at that stage. You think about what your life will be, plans goals, the achievable and almost unachievable. This is not to scare you, though. For me, I still have a couple of years before I hit the big 25. I am sure you have the saying that “a fool at forty is a fool forever”; I’ll like to add what the world has for 25. A fool at 25 will most likely be a fool at forty and then a fool forever. Crazy dynamics, right? Marriage Before and After The 25 Year Benchmark Photo by Andres Ayrton on Pexels.com While thinking about…

The UN set a day to celebrate mother tongue. So, quick question, do you speak your mother tongue? Or do you know what it means to do so? When a lot of people are still disagreeing as to what mother tongue even means. UN World’s Mother Language Day. I am interested in this particular topic because it concerns and affects me a lot. Truly and of a fact, one’s language is their identity and shapes one’s mind or world view. There is no contesting that. I have met a lot of people who are like, ‘You are from where?’ Me, ‘Kwara’. ‘Oh, so, you are Yoruba?’ And then, they switch immediately to continue the conversation in Yoruba and when I reply in English. The expression on their face is utter shock and every other thing that follows I am used to already. The why’s, the blame game, the losing our culture talk, comparing to…

LET’S START THIS STORY FROM HERE… My NYSC pre camp experience started way back before university. Crazy right? Back when I was little and young, I always admired anyone I saw putting on NYSC uniform, the entirety of the khaki (even in part). Left to me, every year would another set of teachers that we would call corpers. They will take us subjects in school; some would later become private lesson teachers. It was fun seeing them acting new, the town strange to them, talking about how new everything was to them, their university experience and how they are now serving et cetera et cetera. We too, we’d listen to social studies, government and history lessons on how NYSC was created by Gowon, Civil War and the likes… Meanwhile, I was just waiting to enter university, graduate and go and serve Nigeria somewhere. If someone had seen my thoughts and told me…

I will be doing this on the basis of relocation. So, I finally got Oyo state. Whilst others were on their way to their various PPAs, I, alongside some others, began another journey to another state. Not to mention the shock on a lot of faces as they began seeing their various LGAs and PPAs and states for those of us who relocated. Yobe was fun. It is cool and beautiful but it’s not meant for me. Read: MY NYSC CAMP EXPERIENCE At least as compensation, during my clarion tour, I got to see a lot of places and I travelled as many as 9 states.Before you decide to relocate make sure you have a PPA in mind or somewhere at least that is sure. Otherwise, be prepared for NYSC to post you as usual. It was quite strange moving around the NYSC secretariat with relocation letter while others had…

Eventually, I got posted to Yobe State. Tell me about the power of the tongue or rather the hand. I went ofF obeying the clarion call on a clarion tour. In other news, everything you must have heard about camp is true. INTENSELY TRUE. But, some things are overexaggerated though. DEALING WITH THE SHOCK OF POSTING. That very day I logged in to my portal, looked around then logged out. 5 minutes later, people were sending in screenshots of their state of deployment. NYSC, why? Wrong timing. I couldn’t log in again due to traffic network issues. Eventually, I was able to check and discovered I had been deployed to Yobe State, I was shocked. I had already been so sure I was going to Oyo State. To think I had already been making fun of people deployed to Taraba, Gombe… after all the mouth I had made to my…

Would you rather speak your native Nigerian language or the English language? Ordinarily, there shouldn’t be any reason to compare but then, the gap between those that speak only the English language and those who combine both keep increasing in Nigeria. The language that you and I speak has always been an issue. If I speak English or I speak Yoruba, it would always spark a reaction. Also, if I can speak English, it’s good. If I can’t, it is fairly good but bad because it will affect my education or job hunting but at least I can communicate effectively. If I can speak Yoruba or Igbo or Hausa or any other indigenous language, basically, my own native language. Then, I am a real, correct Nigerian. But, when I can’t and I was not brought up abroad, something is wrong. It is either I am forming, or my parents didn’t teach me.…

Why do we wait every 365 days to mark the day of our birth? Of course, we are alive. Yes, we should be grateful for that. But then, why all the pomp and galore? Why choose a low key celebration? Why do nothing at all? I used to feel birthday celebrations are uncalled for like I saw the New Year. I thought it to be something abstract. Just thank God you are alive and then rest. But no, birthdays are the perfect time of a person’s life. It’s the time to relieve experiences, take notes, learn from them, set new goals and achieve new things. Birthdays are the time to be grateful. Imagine the number of people born at the exact second, minute, hour, day, month and year as you. Imagine the number of people who have also died, not to be insensitive, but be grateful During our birthdays, we…

Right, so every normal, brain having, air-breathing human being has certain dreams they want to become reality, has wishes they want to come true. While most people are hard at it, others are nonchalant and some just move with it. The thing is, either way, the world wants to see results. Nobody wants to know how you do it, just be productive. If you are not in a hurry, don’t worry, people will rush you. Nigerians and our poke nosing. You cannot live your life in peace, you must have people that are living it with you. Do you ever notice that you do things you never planned on doing? Our parents are on the top of the list. From your choice of friends, to how you eat, look, the university you attend, to the course of study. It is even harder on the ladies. They go as far as…

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