It was during medical board exams I realised it was possible to write two long essays simultaneously. Ten minutes before final submission, I had three blank booklets before me! That moment must have been my biggest moment of clarity.
Em, my intention was to sleep early last night cos I wanted to wake up in time to jog this morning, so I went to bed around 12 midnight. Just as I put the pillow aside to catch some z’s (as I never sleep using a pillow, which means I’m pretending if you catch me […]
So, on October 15, 2018, I won the undergraduate category of John Kayode Fayemi Inauguration Essay Competition. Lots of people have been contacting me to get a copy of the essay, and I thought, for easy reference, I should just put it up here once and for all. Below is a picture taken at the […]
ABC: Please introduce yourself to the court, sir XYZ: My name is Dr. Kogberegbe Smart. I am a professional coroner. ABC: As a coroner, do you perform autopsies? XYZ: (Visibly irritated) Well, in “dull-man” language, as a coroner, I open up dead bodies to determine the cause and time of their death. Is that simple […]
(Below is a short speech originally delivered on January 27, 2018, and it qualified me for the finals of an oratory contest. I hope it touches something in you.) It was November 2015, a depressing period for me because I was at the Intensive Care Unit, University College Hospital, Ibadan — visiting, visiting… My beloved […]
So, I started this series on WhatsApp and Instagram, sharing with others valuable lessons 2017 had taught me. It was an interesting one, with quite a number of people wholeheartedly following the daily posts. It lasted for a week, one lesson per day. I have decided to compile the seven in this blog post for […]
Sometime in early June, I woke up to see an alarming number of notifications on my smartphone. It seemed as though all social networks to which I belonged had been seized with a sudden fever. It would take me 45 minutes of painstakingly following threads on Twitter and checking news websites to get a full […]
On June 23, 2016, I had a close shave. About 7.30PM, I was on a bus traversing Lagos-Ibadan expressway when we were attacked by armed robbers. They were four in number, faces concealed with black masks, each of them carrying long guns whose description you wouldn’t expect me to know because it turned out the […]