I remember when, as a teenager, I made my dad buy me a newspaper every week. It started when I was in senior secondary school, during one of those sessional breaks. As soon as the idea occurred to me, having successfully convinced him that I needed it, my father and I went out to get […]
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 […]