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What if that conversation would be the last?

Earlier today, I visited a family I love. While at the place, the father of the house received a call from a relative. The relative had called to break the news of the death of an older relative. After the call, the father of the house and his dear wife reminisced on...

Want to be more creative? Experiment more

Did you know most of the established styles, methods, approaches, products, etc. we know today are results of experimentation? Several discoveries emanated from experimenting with different ideas. Someone somewhere sometimes ago found the connection by experimenting...

How not to be a loser

Spaghetti or jollof rice? This question confronted me and my brother this morning. We contemplated what to have for breakfast. Spaghetti was an easy choice because we have chicken soup. More so, we have to get some more ingredients to cook the jollof rice. But we’ve...

What it means to be a real artist

“What does it mean to be a real artist? It means you are spending your time doing the things that matter most to you. It means you don’t need someone else’s permission to create.” ―Jeff Goins, author, Real Artist Don’t Starve. Every great creator―and every prolific...

How to be a little more human

There's a question that has been bothering me for a while now. What exactly is the value of human life? I don't know if this question has a correct answer or at least a reasonable one. Perhaps you do, please let me know. I've been thinking about the value of human...

Stop chasing perfection: Do this instead

Arguably the greatest factor holding several creators back from doing their best work and creating more is the inordinate pursuit of perfection. The deep desire to be perfect, whatever it means to be perfect, has dampened the creative mojo of many an artist. Sadly,...

Be more empathetic: Judge less and care more

My people have a proverb: you can’t be angry at someone who is absent. I recently marked my birthday on April 13. Some of my friends were around to celebrate with me in only the second-ever birthday I got a cake. I also received a lot of wishes via calls, texts and...