Of Things Remembered and Hoped For

Every year on social media I post my top ten songs for the year. These songs are by no means the only songs I’ve enjoyed throughout the year, just the new ones I learned to really enjoy and that were often on repeat that year. They are not always new songs either, I tend to…

From Naija with Love: A Book Review

During my time in Lagos, Nigeria I had a chance to read a biography that gave me a window into colonial life in Nigeria. The book, A Train Ride to Zaria by Bankole Ososanwo was set in Lagos and it helped me to understand the history of the state as well as the names of…

Protect Your Creativity: Is Media Working For or Against You?

I’m a writer, and I love to write.  But usually, when I sit down to pen a magna carta—I often shut out all other media (radio, tv, news, ads, even music with too many repetitive lyrics).  Media is powerful, and it can influence your choices in many ways.  More importantly, those choices can be detrimental. …

Telling Your Story: Connecting

Have you ever visited a website curious about their services and searched high and low to find out more about, “The About?” It’s a very common scenario I see a lot!  Many businesses are so happy to finally get a website up, that they do not take the time to create a story that tells…

Getting Grants that Matter

Lot’s of small businesses and fledgling nonprofit organizations overlook the possibility that public and private grants can afford.   Many do not know that grants can be acquired by for-profit businesses and even non-affiliated groups.  Often I’ve seen that smaller nonprofits, social justice enterprises and groups grapple with writing grants alone.  Many do not even a…

Writing Tips that Matter

If you are a blogger or even a fledgling writer, sometimes finding the right words or even hitting your stride can be a challenge.  Writing requires some reflection and the aggregation of words that paint a clear picture of what you are hoping to share with your reader.   I’ve literally been writing since I was…