The emotional diary of a novice Pt 1

Coming up from a strict home with 4 brothers who were religiously stiff with the things of God, Osas sometimes felt like the black sheep because he had this perspective that was so different from his brothers. His dad left while he was 16 and he didn’t really have any uncles or aunts around to make him fully aware of his emotional capabilities, his mum tried her best but she couldn’t penetrate the thick layers of his teenage years…………. I know you would ask if both of his parents didn’t have brothers or sisters. They did but there was this … Continue reading The emotional diary of a novice Pt 1

ITS TIME TO TONE DOWN THAT NOISE

On a sunday I had to chill with my cousin at one of this open air relaxation spots and possibly catch some live premiership matches. Actually had a couple of my green bottle brand and then tried to relax but I couldn’t. Why? Because the music was loud and disorganized and I couldn’t leave because my cousin was really enjoying his day. My generation is filled with Party crazed individuals who get together with extremely loud upbeat music. The jet age is what they call us but if we travel all our lives with Jets would we ever savor the … Continue reading ITS TIME TO TONE DOWN THAT NOISE

The person i’m not sure off

Yesterday before leaving the house I spent close to thirty minutes in front of my mother’s mirror. Don’t get it wrong I was dressing up and at the same time I wanted to have this heart to heart discussion with the man in the mirror. I am Leonard Ekene Iduwe and so? But there was something else I noticed and that was the fact that I had this unhappiness inside of me and its wails were actually beaming faintly from my eyes. I had a problem and that problem was getting to know what was actually wrong with me. I … Continue reading The person i’m not sure off

The Nigerian state so far.

The Last content I posted was about the emergence of the APC(All progressives congress) and the bunch of seem to be repentant political hoodlums with the said plan of salvaging the already crumbled Nigerian state. This time I am about to analyze the Nigerian state and its happenings so far. INSECURITY: Ever since the president of the federal republic of Nigeria declared a Partial state of emergency in three states on the North east(Adamawa,Yobe and Borno) notably strongholds of the boko haram militants. We were all aware of the threats of the most wanted man in the country Abubakar Shekau … Continue reading The Nigerian state so far.

Societal failure

2:51:27 PM March 19th 2014 I was at the popular ever busy food stuffs market(Mile 12) and I was actually trying to cool off in a buca( make shift canteen) on the road side and I saw a pregnant woman with a bowl and I just froze and focused on her……….. Once she sees somebody that’s about to enter the market she advertises herself and tells the person how much she would carry the person’s goods. Since my two decades of being a resident in lagos state I’ve seen different people with different hustles but what I saw at Mile … Continue reading Societal failure

Do They Really Care?

In 2011 the present president had us all emotionally persuaded with his tales of his impoverished past, his hobbit days, days when he had no shoes and so on and so forth. We all bought that, Paid in full and saw him as the man to bring economic salvation to the close to wretched masses. Old men old women,the youths we all came out in mass to hopefully exercise our franchise even though he was under the seriously perforated umbrella of the failed PDP. We all wanted somebody different somebody who has not been in the sport of politics, a … Continue reading Do They Really Care?

“Yet the beatsmiths remain Unsung”

Growing up as a kid I was exposed to a lot of music both local and international stuffs infact my dad had a dusty stack of Vinyl ranging from Fela’s work to billy ocean to bob marley to the jackson 5 to shalamar and so on. Then when I listened to those songs I didn’t get the proper feel…… I know I was always energetic whenever I heard micheal jackson “don’t stop till you get enough”. Fast forward to now its been over 20 something years and recently I download the same song and I listened to what Quincy Jones … Continue reading “Yet the beatsmiths remain Unsung”

What are your 2014 Plans/Expectations?

31st December was just like any other day for me except for the fact that I slept like a bricklayer through out the day. Later that evening I woke up to a street amped up and charged up to step into 2014. So I retreated into my mole hole and was like “Did I really achieve anything in 2013?” A question that kept me thinking for a very long time………. The answer is yes some of my achievements minimal some of them personal and some of them were even funny and that kept me laughing. Now I went to church … Continue reading What are your 2014 Plans/Expectations?

What are your 2014 Plans/Expectations?

31st December was just like any other day for me except for the fact that I slept like a bricklayer through out the day. Later that evening I woke up to a street amped up and charged up to step into 2014. So I retreated into my mole hole and was like “Did I really achieve anything in 2013?” A question that kept me thinking for a very long time………. The answer is yes some of my achievements minimal some of them personal and some of them were even funny and that kept me laughing. Now I went to church … Continue reading What are your 2014 Plans/Expectations?

Airborne diseases

Music! We all have that moment and time where we just wanna listen to something that’s pleasant, something melodious, something with depth, something that would make you escape the bustle of this crazy life. But let’s be real do we still have songs that we could use to chill (yoga style) in nigeria? From my own point of view its a big “NO” and even if you see my opinion as being one sided or biased, you could point out my fault and tell me I’m wrong. Let me start with lyrical content…….. Every nigerian music loyalist would agree with … Continue reading Airborne diseases

Sticky post

The Marginalized youth.

I’m in this bus headed to the island(Cms) and I was seated with a man in the front seat. The driver was in doubt of what orile would look like so we took the Ajegunle route and when we got to boundary market there was this hotel that’s very popular around the lagos metropolis with its branches scattered around the mainland popularly called Premier hotel. We had this minor traffic and our bus halted in front of the hotel and we saw 4 girls almost underdressed looking tired and stressed from last nights romp I guess. And the old man … Continue reading The Marginalized youth.

The last 5%

Originally posted on The Thesis Whisperer:
Long time readers may have noticed that for the first time in 5 years the Thesis Whisperer did not publish a post first thing on Wednesday morning. I just… well – I forgot. I felt terrible about this until @deblsda just pointed out on Twitter, a habit interrupted is not a habit broken. Five years is a long time to keep something like a blog going, believe me. There’s no small amount of effort involved and I have a busy academic life with lots of responsibilities. But it’s ironic that I forgot to set… Continue reading The last 5%

The last 5%

Originally posted on The Thesis Whisperer:
Long time readers may have noticed that for the first time in 5 years the Thesis Whisperer did not publish a post first thing on Wednesday morning. I just… well – I forgot. I felt terrible about this until @deblsda just pointed out on Twitter, a habit interrupted is not a habit broken. Five years is a long time to keep something like a blog going, believe me. There’s no small amount of effort involved and I have a busy academic life with lots of responsibilities. But it’s ironic that I forgot to set… Continue reading The last 5%

Transitioning out of academia

Originally posted on The Thesis Whisperer:
Have you thought about running your own business after finishing your PhD? Shari Walsh worked as an expert PhD career counsellor when I first met her, around 5 years ago. Now she runs her own business called ‘Growth Psychology’ and specialises in helping PhD students develop a successful post-PhD career both inside and outside of academia, amongst other things. In this post Shari shares her own transition story and offers you the benefit of her expert advice – for free πŸ™‚ It’s been over five years since I graduated from my PhD – wow,… Continue reading Transitioning out of academia

The last 5%

Originally posted on The Thesis Whisperer:
Long time readers may have noticed that for the first time in 5 years the Thesis Whisperer did not publish a post first thing on Wednesday morning. I just… well – I forgot. I felt terrible about this until @deblsda just pointed out on Twitter, a habit interrupted is not a habit broken. Five years is a long time to keep something like a blog going, believe me. There’s no small amount of effort involved and I have a busy academic life with lots of responsibilities. But it’s ironic that I forgot to set… Continue reading The last 5%