5 things being a mentor teaches me everyday

  To be patient To be a good listener To be honest To never forget about me, too! That I am human, and I can make mistakes.   I’m very blessed to be able to support and help young aspiring journalists and others and continuously advise them, I’ve been supporting many of them over the…

My 7th trip of the year: madness in Mexico

A busy, fun and relaxing week well spent in the heart of the sizzling and very Spanish city turned out to be a week certainly learned! Probably the worst bites I’ve encountered – those mosquitos were unruly! Thighs, wrists, legs, arms, FACE – woah.  ​ Several things brought me to Mexico: – my fascination of…

How faith helps me to deal with bad news

Negative headlines, terrorism, death – it’s too much. Life is too much sometimes. Why? How do I have better understanding it? How do I encourage others who have also dealt with bad news? Scrolling through stories online which often provide in-depth details of horrible events can often make one feel desensitised to bad news –…

What’s a strong-distance friendship?

A  strong-distance friendship is a term I didn’t coin, but randomly said to one of my close friends, Marija, who lives in Switzerland. I think whether you live far away from or in a different country to one of your friends or not, there will always be distance in our friendships: Hectic schedules Family Work…

5 things I’m going to do way more of this summer 

1. Eat good! It makes you feel good. I made a food list and researched into restaurants I’m going to be eating at this summer in London. It’s great to see so many of them ticked off my list.     2. Take time out. To breathe, to concentrate on something, and to not be…

The time I did a film with my 107-year-old grandma

    I flew to my motherland, Nigeria, to speak with and interview one of the greatest role models in my life. I’ve been lucky enough to know my grandma from as little as a 7 month old, and over the years I have grown increasingly fascinated at her strength, the fact that she uses…

4 vital things I learned travelling by myself

1. I love my own company.   I get stuff done, I don’t have to wait on anyone for anything, and the whole plan of the day is down to me and what I want to do; where I want to go, what I want to eat, and more. There’s a massive difference between being…

What you’re really not understanding about this photo

So get this: it’s 2017, and for the first time in almost 30 YEARS, two black newsreaders have appeared presenting a prime time show on Sky.  Let that sink in. Please note: this is nowhere near a dig at Sky, but rather at the whole of journalism. The face of journalism. Let’s face it, the face…

3 simple reasons why I’ll never force my friends to support my work

 Friends will naturally support you. Maybe not with EVERY blog post you write, but one in particular that they really enjoyed so decided to share. Not only does it show support, but it gives you an idea about something specific that they liked about your work. Not everything you do will appeal to your friends….

The most expensive city break!

I had done bits of research into a part of Europe I’d never visited before, but heard so many great things about Stockholm, as well as many other parts of Sweden.   On a city break, I usually take £150-£200 which lasts me the 48-72 hours I usually spend there. For Stockholm, the spending money I…

My favourite place in the world 

“What’s your favourite country visit?” is often a hard question to answer. I’ve just returned from the glorious motherland, my parents’ original home, and experienced it in the best way I could imagine. It’s refreshing knowing that through my social media accounts, I was able to change ignorant minds and thoughts about Nigeria. The government…

5 things that make Lagos better than London 

I am indeed back in the motherland and probably my favourite city ever! 72 hours in the buzzing city of Lagos has showed me the many things London lacks in comparison to it: 1. The freedom to build a house from scratch and do whatever on earth you want with it. I met several people…