Genius, digital technologist, and storyteller

Doing The Barest Minimum

I recall how years ago, I used to write and publish between 6 and 8 blog posts per day on MobilityArena. It was a lot of work. I never did any copy-and-paste. I’d research a topic and then write, citing sources. I’d also write completely original articles from my personal experiences with devices and services.…
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January 29, 2020 0

So you want to blog for a living (a must read)

Despite all of the great-sounding articles about how to write a winning blog post in 20 minutes and how to write a great blog post in 5 steps, did you know that the average new blog has a lifespan of 3 to 6 months, after which, it pretty much becomes a graveyard? No surprise actually.…
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January 21, 2020 0

Multi-speaker seminar panels are not effective for teaching or skills acquisition

A problem with many of the seminars being conducted these days is that they are packed with multiple speakers per session and so end up being largely pep talks. If you want people to learn something they can actually use, bring one or two speakers to flog one specific subject thoroughly at a full-day event.…
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December 31, 2019 0

Who wants to be a millionaire?

You are not a millionaire because you earn a million a month. You are a millionaire only if your networth is over a million naira (or whatever currency). There are people who earn a million monthly and are not millionaires. There are people who earn N250,000 monthly, yet are millionaires. People in the former category/class…
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November 2, 2019 0

So, your parents want an emotional connection with you in their old age

So, there is this regular refrain about how Nigerian parents do not build emotional connections with their children in the early years and then after the children are all grown up and said parents are in old age, they want to get close and wonder why their children are not so forthcoming. So, here is…
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November 1, 2019 0

Be an original content creator; or hire one!

Blogs used to be fun. Back in the day, long before blogging became boring, you could read multiple blogs in a field and you would enjoy rich, original content on each of them. These days, many blogs have no originality: read one and you have read exactly what you will find on other blogs in…
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October 31, 2019 0

If your spouse changes drastically in marriage

If you are looking at what is going on between Kanye and Kim now, and asking, “What do you do if your spouse changes in marriage?”, the first thing you must settle is that change is the only constant thing in marriage. Expect it to happen. To not expect change is to be in denial.…
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October 27, 2019 0

This is the worst mistake you can make running your personal blog

If you want to run a personal blog that generates organic traffic, gets noticed, and grows, do not make this mistake. When I started blogging a little over 15 years ago, the field was not fashionable yet. The thing about something becoming fashionable is that a lot of the meaning tends to get lost in…
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October 26, 2019 0

The Fast and the furious in Oyo town

I’ve had gangsta experiences in this life sha. Let me tell you about the time I was chased by bad guys. On one of my road trips outside Lagos, I arrived Oyo town and parked safely to ask for directions. Suddenly, an Okada with two men behind the rider pulled over and the last man…
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September 15, 2019 0

God will not save Nigeria

Every time there is a discussion about how bad things are in Nigeria, there is that one person who will come up with “God will save us” as a response. And then others will chorus the usual amen. No; God will not. I assure you. This country will fall to bits and become Afghanistan, Sudan,…
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June 4, 2019 0