We were created to make a positive impact on others: family, friends and strangers. Some people know this, conduct themselves accordingly and leave an indelible impression on Earth, long after they are gone. Grace Olubukola Adebogun, also known as Mama Apata was one of such people. She exemplified a life of selflessness and generosity that is relatively uncommon nowadays, and this is the reason I am compelled to share a story, and extol the virtues she upheld and taught her children, and which have been handed down three generations. Also, I am hopeful that, in this book, family, friends and anyone who reads it, will be inspired to live for others and fulfil their calling on Earth, just as I am convinced Mama Apata did. I wish I knew more to share about Mama Apata, but, as I have learned with the life of our dear Lord and Savior Jesus, that it’s not about length but impact. Here’s why I am convinced there’s enough written here that you can learn from about Mama Apata, and hopefully be inspired to fulfill your true calling, which will involve saving lives and making people better, just like Mama Apata did. Happy reading
Have you ever wondered why anyone would make these terrible rules about transitioning from pleasant joyful years to adulthood? Now, you have to get a job, make your own money, wake up and go to bed at questionable hours. You are constantly at loggerheads with yourself trying to figure out if your actions are responsible and matured enough. All this stress just to be called an adult. And if this wasn't bad enough, you have to do all this, while surviving the craziness of a metropolitan city, Lagos craziness. All the while trying to slay your Teletubby-ness and retain your sanity. The struggles! The complete anthology will be out on the first of November.
Purposeful Pain is a masterpiece of hope, a source of divine strength and a teaching tool to rise in the midst of pain, find healing, purpose and intimacy with God using her own personal pain story.
Oyelakin Quadri Olasunkanmi (Abu Muhammad) is a Nigerian creative writer, graphics designer as well as a pharmacist; graduate of Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. An avid and zealous writer that uses his writing skills in various styles and techniques, he is on a mission to communicate ideas to inspire individuals and society at large. He lays his writing skills and techniques to promote society and to nudge the despaired mind to hopefulness.
Coming to Canada is a dream for many around the world including my family and it took us 3 years to make this dream a reality and what better way to relive and celebrate that experience than sharing it in a beautifully scripted piece that details our ups, downs, disappointments, win, pitfalls, roadblocks and the victories along the way, key parts of our submissions, what my friend and I learnt about other provinces and even my family's experience upon arrival. I am a middle-income Nigerian-Canadian lady who has had family, friends, and foes relocate from Nigeria to places like Canada, Germany, USA, Norway, Australia, etc. They moved to gain access to better healthcare, stable jobs, companionship, security, education; basically, a better standard of living. My move was born out of an innate desire to build capacity, improve the quality of life for myself and my family, and reside within an efficient system — one that worked. Today, I have made that move and couldn’t be more proud of that decision. #HelloCanada is about life opportunities told using my personal immigration story and my experience during the process of relocating is what led me to write this book and Iam excited to share my journey with you.
It did not start in the boarding school, but I will start there and take you through a timeline of how I became who I am today, and hopefully hint you on where I am going. Note: this is my story, my journey, it's not the same for everyone, but it might be similar to so many. It would be unfair to conclude on others from this. Disclaimer: In the cause of telling this story, I coded the names of some of the people involved as I don't want to implicated anyone. All characters of the story are still very much alive and are all in their twenties and so, I thought it was important to code their actual names in a name nearly similar to theirs.
From the beginning of time people have left their places of birth to seek opportunities and adventure in foreign lands. The reasons people leave familiar homelands for unfamiliar territories are endless. This book is a collection of the author’s experiences as a Nigerian immigrant to the United States: from her experience as an international student, maneuvering the culture shock of Boston, to her life as a permanent resident navigating new ideas and perspectives, and the adventures that America has to offer.
This is a story. A story of grace, travel, career & waiting for marriage. A story of a lady fresh out of school trying to chart a career path, then longing for marriage and waiting for it to happen while friends seemed very much ahead, of a young mum trying to juggle career & family, and of a married woman with a career, relocating countries 3 times in 5 years. This book is written for single ladies trying to get clarity on waiting & choosing a life partner and for young mums trying to navigate career & marriage - It is packed with lessons and experiences!
A classical African traditional book that recounts the story of the not so good encounter and grapple between the natives and the white man's strange ways. Okwuegbuneme follows the tales, struggles with, victories, losses, lessons, tolerance and progress of one religion over the other. There is profundity in the lessons and a warning in the tales of what the consequences of religious fanaticism above humanity can do to a people as we see in the case of Obinyelu, Michael, Ogbuezodo, and Fr. Uduji.
World Without End is the story of a man, Akintola Williams CFR CBE FCA, who is regarded with awe, not only by most members of the accountancy profession but also other professionals, business moguls, government officers in Nigeria and the international community. This book is about his struggles as a young lad growing up in colonial times in Lagos, Nigeria and how he weathered the storm of life to earn his name and prestige. The first black chartered accountant in Africa; his, is a story of doggedness and passion to overcome the difficulties that confronted him. These brought him untold joy and respect once he had found his way to the top. An unassuming and humble man, his prominence is proved by the following top national awards that he was decorated with, being; (1) the Nigerian national award of the Officer of The Order of The Federal Republic (OFR) in 1983 (2) Commander of The Most Excellent Order of The British Empire (CBE) on July 17, 1997 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (3) Knight of The Order of Rio Branco of The Federal Republic of Brazil on February 18, 1999 (4) the Nigerian national award of the Commander of The Order of The Federal Republic (CFR) on December 18, 2001 He, in many respects, has also been a source of inspiration to many youths, some of whom have decided to become chartered accountants because of their admiration of him. A multi-faceted man, who has led the way in accountancy, music (MUSON), the Nigerian Stock Exchange and a myriad of philanthropic endeavours, he stands tall as the epitome of integrity and a consummate role-model for the hard work ethic. At the end of each chapter of this book, you will find the Iconic Principles, written by Kola Olutimehin, who served as co-author to this classic. These Iconic Principles extract from the relevant chapter, principles that may be applied in anyone’s life in order to achieve a desired result.
This book will take you on a journey with the final destination being becoming a writer. This book will teach you how to write, how to organize your book, design a book cover and build consistency as a writer.
From being accused of orchestrating a homicide to becoming the owner of the most reputable prison van service in Philadelphia, the birthplace of America and the criminal justice reform movement, Crystal knew she had come too far to die from burnout and compassion fatigue. She was a trauma survivor and those are the kind of people who retrace their steps to heal themselves with the hope of healing others. For seven years, she transported women to visit an incarcerated loved one to 13 of the 26 state prisons in Pennsylvania. She too had been inside 7 herself and had even legally married a Lifer in the visiting room of one. What she gleaned from the tales of the women on her van and her very own experience is that women bear the biggest burden on the incarceration journey. This book is her truth and homage to the women, the forgotten soldiers in the war on mass incarceration, who will triumph in learning that trauma isn’t what’s wrong with you, but what’s happened to you and your resilience to endure is the real testament of strength!