The lesson I taught my son about money – Peju Akande

I gave my first salary to my parents. (And they took it with joy!) I was about 16 years old and had failed JAMB for the second time so rather than laze at home for one full year before the…

My sister, let me tell you about my miracle – Peju Akande

I often catch this reality TV show on TLC, I didn’t know I was pregnant or something like that. It sounds silly, abi, to be pregnant and have no clue. When you get pregnant, you know your body has been…

Photo me bad – Peju Akande

My people have a popular saying: ko si ireje ni nu foto, meaning, there’s no cheating in a photograph.  They are wrong. There’s always plenty of cheating going on in all of those photographs of huge models on billboards, who…

Cougars on the loose – Peju Akande

I stopped at a restaurant at GRA Ikeja to buy Nsala and poundo yam. As I took a seat one of the male waiters approached. He came in measured steps holding a tablet to take my order. He couldn’t be…

Have you ever been stood up? – Peju Akande

I don’t mean the altar kind of “stood up” o. Those who go that far are the meanest of the lot. I am talking about the I-have-taken-a- bath-powdered- my- face- donned- on- my- best- dress- and waiting- for- you- at-…

Are you showing kindness? – Peju Akande

I’ve often heard people say – be kind. Because… In a relationship, the one thing that will keep it going when all else fails is…kindness; in life, the one thing that may determine how far up the ladder of success…

Death is a part of life – Peju Akande

Death, the very taboo subject we all want to avoid is, sadly, a part of our daily life. The concept of death affects our perception of life and informs the way we view life in general. For instance, to a…

We are just mothers, not God – Peju Akande

Despite my best intentions, I’ll never be able to protect my kids from certain things in life. When I took in, I had no idea what to expect, nothing in my life prepared me for the amazing human being that…

I can’t keep her and her pregnancy, I’m also pregnant – Peju Akande

It is no longer news that rape cases are on the increase. Neither is it news that fathers and caregivers and many times, close family members or friends have often been fingered as culprits in these rape cases. Many times…

It no longer takes a village to train a child o-Peju Akande

Growing up, I often heard people say, “It takes a whole village to raise a child.” What this simply means is that every adult within the circumference of a growing child is duty bound to teach the child the acceptable…

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