Lives of Naija businesses matter too -Gbubemi Atimomo

…Reflections on supporting local businesses and the challenges involved In 2016, amidst a struggling economy occasioned by the declining stock market, low crude oil prices, and a challenging forex regime, some prominent Nigerian lawmakers (notably Senator Ben Murray-Bruce), initiated a…

Let me tell you how I became a chef – Gbubemi Atimomo

…reminiscences of my early culinary experiences My love for food started from the womb. I am sure of this because in all of my baby pictures, I am rotund and cherubic. In some of these pictures, I am holding either…

This is probably why can’t you find work – Gbubemi Atimomo

…Thoughts on employability skills, the job search, and unemployment Every year, many hopeful and promising students graduate from institutions of higher learning. They are eager to join the workforce, earn a living, and contribute their quota to national development. I…

How hard is doing the right thing? -Gbubemi Atimomo

…Contemplating on our practice of taking shortcuts The news of the judgement of a suit filed by the former Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun broke a few weeks ago. The suit, filed to determine whether she had needed an…

Do You Know Who I Am? – Gbubemi Atimomo

…reflecting on our love for status and the titles we give ourselves I anchored a friend’s book reading event a few years ago. People from diverse sectors such as the arts, business, politics, and entertainment attended the event. One of…

Why don’t you like politics? -Gbubemi Atimomo

Pondering on the average Nigerian’s apathy to participating in politics  Growing up, my father always had conversations with my brother and me on many topics, many of which were beyond our understanding at the time. Politics featured constantly as that…

Bros, Na God Do Am – Gbubemi Atimomo

…Musings on the concept of “overnight success” aka hammer. You’re scrolling through Instagram and you happen upon a post from someone you know: The post features this person sitting in the front seat of a luxury car parked in front…

Fellow Nigerians, If You Think You Are Safe, Think Again – Gbubemi Atimomo

…Musing on what can be done to secure our community and national safety On the evening of 7 July 2014, whilst slaving over my master’s dissertation at The Forum Library of the University of Essex, Southend, UK, a young man…

Babe, Did You Really Wake Up Like This? – Gbubemi Atimomo

…Thoughts on beauty and emancipation from unnecessary shakara A very good friend of mine got married some years ago while I was out of the country, let’s call her Joy. I had to make do with viewing the pictures and…

My Guy, when are you joining the “Beard Gang”? – Gbubemi Atimomo

…Reflecting on personal grooming and increasing male vanity I kept an afro for about ten years of my adult life. Whenever anyone asked, my default response was that I did it in memory of my father who always had an…

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