Tag: Advice

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This is a continuation of my “Life Hacks” series. In case you missed parts one and two, check them out! Today’s topic is MONEY. Here are a few tips to help you manage what is often a limited resource, especially in this current economy. 1. Save before you spend. Not the other way round. When you…

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I remember the first time he kissed me on my forehead; I couldn’t wait to tell my friends about it and call him ‘my perfect man’. I think it was the third time we were seeing and after talking to each other about everything for three months, one would think this would excite me but…

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Christmas day is nearly here! I am more than excited. Christmas is my favourite time of the year. Why? The decorations, the food, and the weather. Yes, the weather. I love how harmattan is so cold and dry, but there has been no harmattan this year, and it is breaking my heart.  Initially, everyone thought…

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I wish they were completely honest with you. I wish they told you the reality… That knowing better doesn’t always mean that you’ll do better. I wish they told you that with the gift of introspection is its less attractive sister, deception. I wish they told you that even with this new-found knowledge and ability…

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Each time I sit on an interview panel, I see the need for guidance and mentoring of young graduates. Many struggle with getting, keeping jobs and generally building a career not because they aren’t skilled but because they lack requisite insight. I’d like to share some of the lessons I’ve learnt along the way in…

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Some girls will raise their legs up when their mum is sweeping but go to their boyfriend’s house and form environmental sanitation. When they visit… they will sweep dirty floors, pick up smelly boxers, go to market on okada in the hot blazing sun to buy foodstuff and also do a bit of washing. I…

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Score: Piano Guys || Desert Symphony (Southern Utah’s Lanscape) There will be bad days… Be calm. Loosen your grip, opening each palm slowly… Let go. Be confident. Know that ‘now’ is only a moment, and that if today is as bad as it gets, understand that by tomorrow, today would have ended. Be gracious. Accept…

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Hello Efe, this is AConfusedGirl. I left this comment on one of your articles but I would truly appreciate it if it can be made as a stand alone post as I need the advice of your matured readers. I can’t talk to my friends as a couple of them are mutual friends with Bae. I…

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For a few days, I have pondered sharing my thoughts about being a young professional with other young professionals. Not many pieces advising young professionals are written by their peers, so it was easy to conclude that this was worth the effort. I’ll be straightforward – my advice is based on my limited experiences and…

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Hello Naruto, Compliments of the season. I don’t recall seeing your first mail where you asked for tips on how to start a business. If I indeed received it and didn’t reply, my sincere apologies. However, you can get the ebook online at kobo.com; there is no pdf version of the book yet. The number…

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I still remember him. White jalabiya swinging, white cap placed pertly upon his head, hefty book carried in the crook of his arm, hateful words spewing as he pointed to everyone in a running stream of vitriol. I remember him; a potential stressor at a time when I clearly avoided those, the mad woman who…

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 Hello Efe, I met a girl and I asked her out, she told me she was into a relationship and she couldn’t date me as a result of that, however, she introduced me to her best friend and she said she was single. I ended up dating the best friend and things went smoothly. Over…

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    Efe, yippppeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for posting my letters…..mwah!! That’s a lot of exclamation marks right? Sorry I’m just REALLY excited/hyper/hyped/energetic today. Seen the comments too, tnc readers think I need help. Rubbish!!! We all need help, nobody is perfectly content with their live. I was cranky last weekend, I was on my period. Sigh,…