I started blogging in 2016, a few months before I finished school. It was my last semester and we were in the last weeks before the final exams. I had a laptop and that was what I used to begin blogging. My phone was a miserable Blackberry torch2. I call it miserable because I couldn't… Continue reading When My Facebook Page was My Blog
Can you count how many times you have heard people give the if-you-want-to-succeed-in-Nigeria-you-have-you-be-an-entrepreneur speech? I can't. I've been hearing it since I was in primary school, literally. And when I graduated from university, it was ringing in my head: you have to have the mind of an entrepreneur in order to rise above the Nigerian… Continue reading 5 Pointers That You Are Not an Entrepreneur
Every employer has a set of goals he intends to achieve and every job sector has a job content as well as professional capacity to sustain it in the highly competitive global clime. This is the reason why professionals are always making input of fresh ideas and innovation into their industry. Sadly and Incidentally, the… Continue reading 5 Reasons why Nigerian Graduates are Unemployable
The desire of every employee is to do their job (I would like to exempt some government workers from this 🙄), find favour in the sight of their employers (and colleagues) and get paid (on time) at the end of the month. Sometimes, it's smooth but most times you find it difficult to find a… Continue reading 3 Things You Should Not Ignore if You Want to Avoid Headache at Your New Place of Work
By Sunday, I would have been working for a month. Sigh. The first two weeks were slow. One day felt like two days and so two weeks seemed like a whole month. The third week, however, ran like a cheetah and before I knew it, it was Monday of the fourth week. What this means… Continue reading Salary: Dead on Arrival!
I feel a bit down today. A few days ago, one of my friends from unversity chatted me up. This was the short exchange 👇 Her family just recently got an elevation and I know she can afford it right now. So I told her to go. This afternoon, I was in grade 4, teaching… Continue reading When You Feel You’re Left Behind…
So this little, pretty girl in grade two has a massive crush on me. OK, OK... not crush crush, but I noticed earlier this week that she smiles at me whenever our eyes meet and is always quick to greet me. I didn't think anything of it until three days ago when she came to… Continue reading Nwa Teacher Chronicles: I’ve Got a Crusher!
So, as you all know, last week was my first on the job and it was good, really. My skirt split, though, and I was forced to use one other one with spoilt zip (because when I tried to patch the split skirt myself, I realised I couldn't) and so all the clothes I wore… Continue reading Nwa Teacher chronicles: What do I do with My Naughty Kids o?
Holla 👋... I officially resumed our job today. I updated everything in real time on instagram (if you're not following us there, what's your purpose in this life?), beginning with a rare video of me 😁. The video is the first before all these👇👇 So, we were asked to resume by 8am. I was there… Continue reading My First Day at Work
For months, I sent applications around and searched for jobs upandan, no show. And then a job came and the gods of temptation sent agents of shield! Temptation comes in different forms. Me, I'm tempted to leave the job I have not yet started!😂 So, two days after I got the teaching job. I got… Continue reading The Universe is Playing with Me!
Read part one of this post here Even though I had absolutely messed up the interview process, the following day I received a call from them. Talk about a miracle! Again, they had sent me a message (which I did not receive) and the second stage of the interview (which I had qualified for, surprise-surprise)… Continue reading How I Landed a Temporary Teaching Job (Part 2)
Yes o! Say hi to the latest teacher in town! So, on the 31st Of July, I received a call for an interview for a teaching position in a private school. Apparently, they had sent me a text on one of the numbers on my CV, but being that that particular number was not in… Continue reading How I Landed a Temporary Teaching Job
So, since I passed out from NYSC in April and came back home, the person that seems to feel the pain of my unemployment (I think even more than I do) is my mother. Mostly because na she dey suffer am pass. You see, she takes it upon herself to help me financially, sometimes even… Continue reading When You Have Long-Leg That You Cannot Use
On Thursday, I called my little sister, Butterfly, to my room. She had been too quiet for the past three days, moving around with a sullen face, practically dragging her slim, perfect body around, smiling at things she would ordinarily laugh at. I asked her if she was OK. She said yes. I asked if… Continue reading The Relationship Between Bullying and Depression
I remember an exam I had once written back then in school. It was the toughest! In the end, I packed my things up and made for the front of the lecture theatre where I submitted my answer booklet. I walked out. It was hot but I felt a cold shiver travel through me. I… Continue reading Throwback: The Toughest Exam I Ever Wrote!
It was sometime in November last year and I had just resumed serving in Nasarawa. I got a call from a neighbour back at home saying that his friend had just got called to work as a content developer for an agro-based NGO in Abuja. Because she was very busy at the time, she turned… Continue reading My First Interview Ever: Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned
After months of saving, losing and postponing, I got my laptop today. I went to Banex in Abuja with my friend and two of his brothers. Don't think it was too many people o, because the people at Banex can be crooks if you are not lucky to meet the good ones. I had only… Continue reading I Finally Got My Laptop!
Since I came back home, things have changed. You know, I always had it in mind that things would change when I finished school, but I never thought it would be this... Overwhelming. As a jobless human, they have given me new roles at home and my worries have evolved into a journey of uncertainty.… Continue reading Now That I Am A Former Corper: Adjusting Into The Graduate Life
You guys, I need your help! I have this younger sister that I am 7 years older than. She is the one I spoke about here and here. Most times, we are cool. Now that I'm a full time unemployed graduate and am always home, I'm like her daily diary where she offloads interesting events… Continue reading Help! How Do I Talk About Sex With My Teenage Sister?
I attended a wedding on Saturday. The groom is from this very wealthy family around here but for some reason, they decided the wedding would take place in their village. We arrived the very grand mini-mansion that was their house in the village right about the time that the rain which had been drizzling all… Continue reading I Attended a Wedding on Saturday: The Rainy One