Parents, please respect our children’s teachers – Peju Akande

Growing up, my mother had a pattern for discipline; she would say, ‘I’m not your mother!’ This establishing statement had the intended effect of mentally separating our biological connections. That done, she would chant repeatedly while delivering powerful strokes of…

Some parents don’t have sense o – Peju Akande

I love children but I’ll never assume I am better at caring for them than their biological parents or guardians. Like our people say, you can’t love Ojo’s mother more than Ojo himself loves his mum. That said, I was…

Konga annual back-to-school goes live today

E-Commerce giant, Konga has flagged off the biggest annual Back-to-School promotion online @ Konga.com and offline in every Konga store nationwide. This year’s edition of the annual nationwide promotion kicks off from today, Monday August 26th till Friday, September 6th…

Our parents no try, at all – Lucia Edafioka

Isn’t it just cute when you see your younger siblings doing things you wouldn’t have thought of as a child and getting away with it? Nigerian parents will get older, or become grandparents and then suddenly realise that everything is…

My best friend killed himself at 17. Lemme tell you why!

Daniel was my friend. We were friends from nursery school continued halfway through primary school then met again in secondary school. It wasn’t planned, it just happened. The funny thing is, much as we were close, our parents weren’t close.…

My parents say I can’t marry my fiancée because she is too old

My mum always likes to say, “when a bird is alive, it eats ants. When the bird has died, ants eat it”. It was and has always been her favourite saying and she has been mouthing those words as far…

Okay, I killed my son but I swear I did it to save him

I am a mother who wanted the best for her child. I am a woman, who suffered to have a child. I am a good mother and what I did was simply to correct my own child. The same way…

Let us say no to bullying – Peju Akande

I was bullied when I was in secondary school and to date, I have not forgotten the incident. I truly find it hard to think well of the senior who bullied me. What did she do? She humiliated me by…

A few things that don’t cost a thing -Peju Akande

Growing up, my parents served me and the rest of my siblings some tough love. Their understanding of parenting was to deliver instant justice that came in the form of back handed slaps, ear twisting, and hard knocks that made…

Parents ordered not to shout at children’s football matches to take pressure off kids

Rowdy parents are being banned from shouting out at children’s football matches this weekend in a bid to take pressure off youngsters and quell violent incidents. Mums and dads have been issued with a code of conduct to adhere to…

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