Jay's Corner

Lessons from a run on 3rd Mainland Bridge

Getting stuck on third mainland bridge is the worst nightmare of every Lagosian, and it came true for me today. The bus I was in had a overheating problem and it stopped at the head of the bridge; the part where people drive like formula one racers. I’d always believed that if I ever got …

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Who are you following?

Social media is always being blamed for stealing people’s time, but the problem is not social media, it’s how people use it. Social media is like money, it becomes what you make of it. If you allow it to consume you and rule your life, it will do just that. But if you control it …

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How is it my business?

I’ve been asking myself this question a lot lately and it has been my saving grace. Before I say anything or comment on anything or get angry about anything, I ask myself “How is it my business?” It’s amazing how we can create unnecessary tension in our lives by taking ownership of issues that don’t …

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Why foreigners still rule Africa

Some senior management officials of my company came visiting last week and after listening to them I understood why foreigners still have an edge over Africans. Three of them spoke, and what I noticed was that there was no negativity in their tone. None. They spoke about the good work that was being done, praised …

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What I’d say if I was a street preacher

I heard a woman screaming “Jesus” this morning and for a minute I thought someone was in trouble. I eventually found out that there was nothing wrong with her, she was just preaching. I don’t like street preachers, and I don’t like bus preachers either. Every time I pass by one, I cringe visibly. And …

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Free Yourself

I started taking myself seriously from a very young age. At a time when my peers were still playing with sand, I was already reading newspapers. My dad tried to stop me because of the Ikebe Super comics, but I couldn’t care less about them, all I wanted was to fill my growing mind with …

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