In commemoration of her 60th year anniversary (1960 – 2020), University of Ibadan Medical Students’ Association (UIMSA) recently had interviews with 10 of its outstanding members who are making exploits in various fields of interest outside Medicine. This series of interviews was tagged “UIMSA DREAM OUTSIDE THE BOX” (UDOB). Its aim was to encourage medical […]
On April 24, 2020, I gave a lecture on how to improve one’s writing skills at the online conference organised for writers by The Knowledge Ark Team. Due to popular demand, I’ve decided to publish the lecture here so that more people can have access to it. It contains some of the lessons I’ve gathered […]
Two months before I’d make another attempt, I had read some article and my comprehension of it had been poor. I’d felt as though the writer was speaking way over my head. It had all seemed so complicated, with economic jargon and foreign government policies strewn all over it. But I read the same article […]
The exceptional writer, Prof. Chukwuemeka Ike, passed on two days ago. He was 88 years old. Many have written to commiserate with his family and the people of Ndikelionwu, to whom he was also a traditional ruler. To me, in many ways, he was a trailblazer and role model. I took interest in his works […]
(Caveat: Please engage your sense of humour in reading this article. Sentences may have deeper meanings than what can be readily gleaned on the surface. Or maybe not.) “If you no get money, hide your face,” sang Davido, a billionaire’s son and top musician. In Nigeria, you cannot be addressed as a respectable human being […]
I remember when, as a teenager, I made my dad buy me a newspaper every week. It started when I was in senior secondary school, during one of those sessional breaks. As soon as the idea occurred to me, having successfully convinced him that I needed it, my father and I went out to get […]
It was during medical board exams I realised it was possible to write two long essays simultaneously. Ten minutes before final submission, I had three blank booklets before me! That moment must have been my biggest moment of clarity.
Em, my intention was to sleep early last night cos I wanted to wake up in time to jog this morning, so I went to bed around 12 midnight. Just as I put the pillow aside to catch some z’s (as I never sleep using a pillow, which means I’m pretending if you catch me […]