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A woman Scorned – a Short story

A woman Scorned – a short story Author – Dupe Bobadoye Ibadan, Iwo Road, Oshodi, Ojota, Berger” echoed noisily from the megaphone at the motor park in the ancient city of Abeokuta. The typical motor park noise, hustling and bustling, fights, hawkers advertising their goods, travelers and conductors arguing over

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Dripping lies of Omission

Dripping Lies of Omission “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you” No one believes a liar. Even when she’s telling the truth. Sara Shepard “I didn’t lie; I just didn’t tell you” Have you heard that line before? I

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depression, voices, self-criticism

The one-way street to Depression

The one-way street to depression “Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” – Benjamin Franklin Are you depressed? WIP Related Posts Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share

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The “imperfect” Children with “Dyslexia”

The “imperfect” Children with “Dyslexia” “Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” – Benjamin Franklin The children of our lives WIP Related Posts Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter

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non-violence, peace, transformation

The 5 levels of Leadership – John Maxwell

The 5 levels of Leadership – By John Maxwell “Leadership is influence”  Leadership is influence A few days ago, a colleague at work complained bitterly about his supervisor and how difficult it’s been working with him. He simply couldn’t understand why he appeared “power drunk” and obsessed with giving instructions

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How men want their women!

How men want their women – By the association of concerned men “It’s a myth that men only care about the way that a woman looks”  People don’t get along because they stop trying to understand one another. Dear Jolade, I have read your article; what do women really want? See link here  And

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When it rains, it pours!

When it rains, it pours! “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” ~ Maya Angelou Bad things happen notwithstanding We all have our stories, don’t we? I am about to share one with you, so here

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What do women really want?

What do women really want? – By Jolade “To be loved, to be listened to, to be desired, to be respected, to be needed, to be trusted, and sometimes, just to be held”  Every woman is uniquely different and beautiful. Today I am in a generous mood and I want to

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Life Lessons most people learn too late II

Life Lessons most people learn too late II “If it cost you peace of mind, the price is too high”  Have you learnt some too? Lets find out! Life is a teacher WIP Related Posts Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn

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Life Lessons most people learn too late I

Life Lessons most people learn too late I “If it cost you peace of mind, the price is too high”  Have you learnt some too? Lets find out! Life is a teacher It is often said that life is indeed a teacher with no remorse for your mistakes. Because we can’t grow as

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Blood in the Water – Chapter 10

Blood in the Water – Chapter 10 Thank you for reading and following through to the last chapter. I would appreciate feedback on the story and the plot. Cheers 1.22pm Saturday Chapter Ten 1.22pm Ibrahim’s grief was shattered by the wailing siren of the ambulance. It felt like a scene

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Silence is Golden

Silence is Golden – by Jolade “Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” – Benjamin Franklin Make your Silence Golden! The proverb silence is golden dates as far back as

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Blood in the Water – Chapter 9

Blood in the Water – Chapter 9 11.50am Saturday Chapter Nine 11.50am “Hey babe, how are you this morning?” “Not bad. Got a bit of body aches here and there, but nothing a good kiss can’t fix. And you?” “You are in luck because I got a basket full of

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Blood in the Water – Chapter 8

Blood in the Water – Chapter 8 8.34am Saturday Chapter Eight 8.34am The sound of the impatient knock on the door startled Collins for a moment. It was like the sound of his heartbeat. The knocks came thrice, strong and loud, and it wasn’t stopping. He starred coldly at the

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Blood in the Water – Chapter 7

Blood in the Water – Chapter 7 7.45am Saturday Chapter Seven 7.45am The hallway into the rooms at the motel had as much personality as the reception. The floor was slate grey and the walls dove. Above, the ceiling was made from those polystyrene squares laid on a grid-like frame.

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Blood in the Water – Chapter 6

Blood in the Water – Chapter 6 4.15am Saturday Chapter Six 4.15am Collins shook his head in despair. For a moment, confusion had set in just as fast as he had seen the motorcycle race away. Lost in thought he questioned the conundrum. Princewill had shown that it was each

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Blood in the Water – Chapter 5

Blood in the Water – Chapter 5 3.27am Saturday Chapter Five “If you dare move!” It was the voice of a soldier armed to the teeth with one of his colleagues. They were not joking when they popped out of the dark fringes of the bush nearby. It was as

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Blood in the Water – Chapter 4

Blood in the Water – Chapter 4 2.03am Saturday Chapter Four Outside, there was no traffic or bird song or passersby. It was all eerie dark and incredibly silent. By now it was way past midnight- the time in which today becomes tomorrow. The asphalt on the road was a

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Blood in the Water – Chapter 3

Blood in the Water – Chapter 3 12.10am Friday Chapter Three Bilkiss looked amazing in the mini-dress she had on that night. It was flattering, cute and gave her a sense of feminine confidence. Her dress sat above her knees when she walked over with the boys to their table.

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Blood in the Water – Chapter 2

Blood in the Water – Chapter 2 9.12pm Friday Chapter Two Collins and Princewill have been friends for only a couple of months. They had an astonishing common interest and for as long as they shared the same passion about women, sex, drinks, the excitement, extravagance, and risk-taking of life

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Blood in the Water – Chapter 1

Blood in the Water – Chapter 1 When two friends set out for an evening of mad fun, they had no clue how the night would turn. They had no idea it was going to be the longest nights of their lives – one that would change their lives forever.

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The Necklace – a short story

The Necklace – a short story By Guy Maupassant – a 19th-century French author, remembered as a master of the short story form, and as a representative of the Naturalist school, who depicted human lives and destinies and social forces in disillusioned and often pessimistic terms. Story time! The first

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Tips for Online Video interview

Tips for Online Video interview -the devil is in the details Online video interviews will be the norm rather than the exception Online video interviews are not entirely strange at this time. As improved technology closed the physical distance gap around the world, many employers are relying more on online

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dancer, man, male

The underdog who proved himself right!

The Underdog who proved himself right Fight like the underdog and finish like the favorite. Story time! I have thought about the best way to tell this story for many months and the excitement about writing it gave me the illusion that it would take a good chunk of my

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It’s toxic and you know it!

It’s Toxic and you know it! – Of toxic relationships and living in Lagos Whatever doesn’t kill you does not always make you stronger, sometimes it makes you dull and lackluster – unknown Sometimes, your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows No one goes into

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Learn to say NO

Learn to say NO – By Dupe Bobadoye “Even the bible says the grace that teaches us to say NO to all forms of worldly lusts has been given to us. (Titus 2:11-12).”  Our scars only tell half the story, but right in our heads, the memories linger. As a

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Perv. Alert! – Of Sweets, Innocence & Silence

Perv. Alert – Of Sweets, Innocence & Silence “We will probably never know how bad this has gone”  Our scars only tell half the story, but right in our heads, the memories linger. She was only six, not old enough to take responsibility for her actions. Pleasure was not a

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When we were Young Part 2

When we were Young Part 2 – by Abidemi Adebola “Sometimes our best love moments are like a flash, leaving timeless memories never to be forgotten”  What love did  1996 I met Kadijah for the first time at the video club. We wanted to borrow the same movie and only

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When we were Young Part 1

When we were young Part 1 – by Abidemi Adebola “The things we did for love decades ago will feel like gibberish these times”  The things we called love  1995  I began to have sexual fantasies; I loved Tony Braxton’s lips and when I watched her sing, it did a

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What drives you? -Passion or Obligation?

What Drives You? – Passion or Obligation “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”  Howard Thurman This post was written by Jolade What drives you? Passion

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If You Are a Man

If You Are a Man – by Abidemi Adebola “Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history”  Plato The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress and grows brave by reflection If you are a manYou have not been brokenYou have not failedYou have not been defeated You

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How to Recognize Stonewalling

How to Recognize Stonewalling “now” Stonewalling Writing in Progress Related Posts Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn

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First Impressions – how much does it matter

First Impressions – how much does it matter “You never get a second chance to make a first impression First impression is an incomplete impression Now that you are here, let’s talk first impressions. If you think about this deep enough you will realize that our inquisitive minds is always on

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ships, vessels, sea

The Mind is a Battlefield

The Mind is a Battlefield Watch this Space Work In Progress WIP Related Posts Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn

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imagination, creativity, illustrator

Let’s talk Catch 22

Lets Talk Catch 22 – learn 5 tips to manage the situation 5 tips to help you reach for that hatch and see beyond the winless situation I am sharing 5 tips to help overcome the Catch-22 situation The expression Catch-22 comes from the name of a satirical novel written in the

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26 Phone Call Etiquette tips – Know more

26 Phone call Etiquette Tips – You should know these “A smile can “Translate” through the phone causing your voice to sound friendly and warm” Phone Etiquette 101 For most of my mentees and clients, one of the first lessons I pass to them is the concept that energy flows from

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Business in Nigeria: Entrepreneurship or Opportunism?

Business in Nigeria – Entrepreneurship or Opportunism? “The pursuit of wealth is not a bad thing in itself because without food and comforts which wealth provides life will be penurious and drab. But always remember that any wealth accumulated on a selfish basis, at the expense of others or at

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Imposter Syndrome – how to navigate!

Imposter Syndrome – the Types & how to navigate “Its not what you are that holds you back, its what you think you are”  Imposter syndrome sounds like another of those words brandished about as though it were an illness. Just so you know, it’s been around for a while

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Dealing with a broken heart?

Dealing with a broken heart? – How to move on! “Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.“Mandy Hale Don’t cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won’t let you see the stars.

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We are Called

We are Called – By Abidemi Adebola “We are called to change the world” Life is a spiritual journey not in the sense of Religion but in the sense of history, purpose and education. Every man and woman is a spiritual being, the world itself is a spiritual force. In

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