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Once Upon My Shame — June 13, 2016

Once Upon My Shame

“Praise the Lord,” he ended the sermon, I knew what was next, I was shivering from the cold that seeped through my skin pores as a result of the fear that was already fully built inside. I thought I could handle it. I couldn’t sleep all night, I knew this hour would come. Last week Friday was just like a dress rehearsal in front of the Directors and other people who helped build the momentum of movies, today, even this first day of the week, all shall be acted out in front of everyone. I shall be the only emotional being. Not anyone else, except anyone who cares to feel.

“I read from first book of Paul to the Corinthians, Chapter 6 from verse one through 20,” the young man sitting next to me put the verse down in his note as though it was the continuation of the sermon, he was wrong. That was the prelude to my own sermon. My palms were wet, I tried controlling myself from wiping my already teary eyes with my handkerchief.
In few minutes, the opinions of several people in this gathering would change towards me and it would take another 20 years, more or never before they could change.
“…You were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” He closed the bible and wiped his face. It was going to be difficult for him too. He is very strong and will fight the fright of that law and pronounce the judgment anyway.
“I am very sorry, this is very difficult for me I don’t like doing this, I never prayed to do it at any point in time in my ministry but it is something that has been a norm for long and I for one single person cannot change it.” the whole church was silent, waiting for the next line of action. The silence was deafening and choking at the same time, I silently wished for someone to cause a kind of distraction or maybe, maybe I should die at that spot and avoid the next scene! Why? Why must I go through this? I didn’t see this happening five years ago, not even last year until the devil placed the right person in my path…until now.
” May Sister Jolene Oladele step out?” he rubbed his face and actually , there was no need for the suffix Sister! I dragged myself and put on a very beautiful and bold face as I stepped outside. I stood in front of the congregation and made eye contact with the wall clock for the last time…before bending my face towards the floor. I looked down all through. I won’t need to look up anyway.
“Sister Jolene here is hereby excommunicated from the spiritual activities in this congregation from henceforth. Most of you mSlutight have heard and for some of you who haven’t, She was caught in the act of sexual immorality and it was a serious one, it is the law of this church to excommunicate such a member.” He directed me to stand directly facing the congregation, what a humiliation! The ground had refused to save me. Death had denied me a single hearty request. Life had handed me an embarrassing choice. Here is the music, I knew the tune and had to dance. My feet started giving way, I felt light and I woke up outside the church with very few people standing close, it was as if I had leprosy. The stigma had started, the hardest part of a very long journey.
The next two Sundays were difficult and I felt more than an outcast. I was forced to look down on myself and I, I took the only choice I c
ould find. I stopped serving the god who refused to stop the one who brought shame my way; who refused to make my judgment more subtle. I walked out on religion and ended up at this nite club and shared the pathetic story that charted my way to this place with anyone who looked well enough to ask.

 

5 Poverty Bullets Ready to Kill You — June 9, 2016

5 Poverty Bullets Ready to Kill You

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Most times, we do some things and just cook up excuses for them when we realised they have taken our time. And Time is LIFE, can I get an Amen? When these things take our time, they also take away money from our pockets with our full approval and without our full knowledge. Wait there, don’t even try to turn away, you are a victim or errrrm, maybe you know someone who might be a victim, either way, YOU NEED THIS.

  • Number One: social media
  • The easiest money stealer is social media. You hang out online, wait, how many friends do you have again? #countingMyhairStrands 5 to the thousand! Man! That is a lot of friends! And, #rollingMyEyes, you might not even have up to 10 friends out of the cyber space. You chat, update;  chat and update. That is totally cool but it consumes your data and since you can devote so much time for it, it is taking more than just your data.
  • Way Out? You can become a social marketer, market other people’s products to your friends and get paid doing that.
  • You can also be an events social media reporter, that is why you keep friends on the  cyber space, for pete’s sake.

 

  • Number Two:MoviesMovies! Some people can watch movies for Africa! They will stay glued to the screen and even serve themselves popcorn! Cool! That is super cool! It is very easy, you have just seen Part 1, you are definitely going to see what happens next by seeing Part 2 and some movies Producers can be so wicked by making sure the movie gets 4 Parts. Ehya, they are in the business of making money, should we blame them?
  • Way Out? Seeing movies is not a SIN, seeing lot of movies and doing nothing about them is the greatEST of all SINS. Instead of seeing and reporting to your friends and everyone else who cares to listen for that matter, and you are so good at that gannnn, why don’t you start a page on Facebook, where you can write summaries and reviews of the movies, Mark pays owners of pages with higher likes and visits. If you can afford a laptop, please, start a blog already. Stop reporting for free, TIME NA MONEY!

 

  • Number Three:gossipGossiping! Talky-Talky! Na only you waka come? You know everything going on in your neighourhood! Every tenant in your house has one secret of theirs in your palms. First hand reports of streets’ events can be gotten from you, Tolu, your classmate has gotten pregnant again, you are not sure if she’ll be keeping it this time or would be going to the toilet as usual.
  • Way Out? Repotu! REPORTu! Report every every on a blog, write a book, start a column in a newspaper. Use wisdom and digression by not using their real names sometimes, but how did Linda Ikeji become so popular? When next Anike comes for the hottest and latest update, direct her to your blog, ce-fini! Otan!

 

  • Number Four:SleepingSleeping! Waitey! Wait! How many hours do you sleep per day? I am not even talking about those time you slept off while seeing a movie, I am talking about the hours you dedicate to sleeping at night. En En, now you see? Who your sleep epp? Tell me now, are you now fresher than Monalisa or chubbier than Lepacious Bose?
  • Way Out? Iyav not finish for you. Get an alarm clock. Get an alarm friend too, someone who does not sleep like you ni o. Set goals for each day, if you have been setting some nice goals you wont have the luxury of the day time given out to sleep just like that. Of course, you can sleep for 7Hours in the night, if you are a very great strategist, then, it is possible for you to achieve all your goals within 15Hours. The remaining two? se you wont bath, take care of your room (Maybe), cook (Maybe) or eat?

 

  • Number Five: romance
  • Arru Oh Erm Hey Cee He (ROMANCE) Yes! Roll your eyes from Jamaica to Jerusalem, that is the truth. UNnecessary romance steals away your life, Wait na, what are you doing spending your money and time on that girl when you cannot even successfully feed yourself with what you want three times per day? You cannot fully cater for your own needs without having a hitch, yet, you allow her to tie down your destiny with daily recharge cards requests, Meat Pie, and other simple simple outings that are stopping you from thinking for the present talk-less of tomorrow.
  • If you do not have enough money to start a family right now, then, just focus on your life until you can get it right.

 

I wish you the best in life! YOU CANNOT DIE without making IT LIFE.

SHINE ON

 

DONE! — June 7, 2016

DONE!

“You’ve seen me in my worst and my best and you’ve appreciated me just the way I am; I love you for not putting up with my bad habits,Done

for helping me grow out of them..you are the one I love, I can’t settle for anyone less.”
Akpan looked on, he was staring in her dilated pupils, which showed how excited she was. He was just staring, he heard everything she said but he was lost in his own thoughts. He understood her, even beyond her expressions. They’ve been together for two years now. She made him visit hell and heaven, the deepest and darkest places, just to get her real self restored. He had loved her that much. He loved her. All she just said were bits of the summary of a whole project he committed his whole life into. She once turned him away. She once hated him and his bluntness, until recently, when she started loving him back…when it was too late.

Chindinma came along – the combination of beauty, brain, and character. He did not have any work to do at all, she loved him too. Last night, just last night, under the mangrove tree, they sealed that love with a butterfly kiss. His belly was filled with magical creatures that sent sweet sensations all over his entire body. He wanted more…that was the love he craved.
It was beyond the kiss, it was the love and how it made him feel. His heart was detached from Anita already, and now, she was professing her love, when he only came to wave her bye.

His job was done. Restoration of ANITA

Colours Initiatives Launches #5Days5Schools Project — June 4, 2016

Colours Initiatives Launches #5Days5Schools Project

Overall, there was an estimated 1.3 million adolescent deaths in 2012, most of them from causes that could have been prevented or treated.
Estimates suggest that numbers of HIV deaths are rising in the adolescent age group. This increase occurred predominantly in the African Region, at a time when HIV-related deaths were decreasing in all other population groups.

In response to this, Colours Initiatives carried out a week long educational project, which was designed to educate secondary schools with key population on HIV/AIDS, Comprehensive Sexuality Education, and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights. ‪#‎SRHR‬. The project titled ‪#‎5Days5Schools‬ reached over 450 adolescents from various secondary schools in the State’s Capital, Akure.

The journey started at Aquinas Boys College and moved to Ondo State School for the Hearing Impaired and ended at Shagari Estate High School. The students were elated after the programme, as they were enlightened by the information they did not have before.
Young people were also mobilized towards accessing the youth friendly services available at the State’s Adolescent and Youth Friendly Centre that is situated at the State’s Specialist Hospital, Akure.

Ending new transmission of ‪#‎HIV‬ is a joint assignment, the fact that one person is infected has affected everyone of us.

Special Appreciation to TWO Foundation, High Flyers Initiative, Courageous Volunteers and Gbenga Adene and Associates for making this project a huge success.