This memoir is a compilation of life events as I remember them and the lessons I have learnt along the way. It is a reminder of the blessings in ordinary things, and that while there are high and daring dreams yet to be achieved, 30 is a good place to start.
It is dream of every student that ever want to live in luxury, especially the ones that have watched the struggles of their parents and had promised to make it in life no matter the circumstances. The mantra is: I will never let my background put my back to the ground. If you have to, try to achieve excellence in your academic pursuit and come out with an excellent performance. This is the chant we raise from our heart to God and I am one of those students that has high hopes towards a bright future. As the first child of my family, I didn't want to fail because it is a shame to fail when you have three siblings that look up to you. Days were counting on my age, I was growing and becoming a care taker, soon, my family's care would be at my disposal. One day, all hopes of better life for the family would be my responsibilities and if I like it or not, the little ones would look up to me as their big (elder) sister that would provide solution to their problems in the future. What great shame would it be if I didn't measure up to these expectations? If I don't start thinking of way out of failure? If I become a repressed person to my siblings and family?
God may not always answer our prayers the way we want Him to, but knowing He is by our side amidst life’s battles and storms gives us A Love Worth Having. That’s what Temilolu discovered when at just 31 years old, she found a lump in her breast. In this book, she chronicles the highs and lows of her journey from diagnosis through to surgery and treatment and tells of God’s love through it all. Yet how do you hold onto hope when the doctors say there is nothing more they can do? And how do you maintain faith in the face of uncertainty? Temilolu did not give up hope of being healed. She held on to her faith in the love of God. She was a warrior to the end. Temilolu’s story was completed by her sister Susannah, who though fighting her own cancer battles, did not want the story to end in Temilolu’s death. She hopes to set up a foundation in memory of Temilolu to raise awareness of breast and ovarian cancer, and the link to the BRCA gene mutation, in the UK and Nigeria.
When everyday living becomes more of a chore and struggle, it’s time to evaluate, take stock and make the necessary changes to revamp by reorganizing those important aspects of daily living as they should benefit and add value, so that living becomes as easy as you can make it. Change is difficult, but according to Socrates, ‘The secret to change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.’
Sheer Providence is more than your classic grass to grace story. Not only does it narrate the life journey of a poor village boy who worked his way to the top of the engineering profession in his country, it also explores the thinking and values that set him on the path to success and significance. But do we succeed merely because of our efforts and quality of values? Adeniji Raji, in this engaging autobiography, uses his personal experiences to suggest providence plays its part in our outcomes in life. His story meanders through history, politics, engineering and religion in a fascinating manner that will leave you curious, enlightened and motivated. This is not another tale of the rich and famous. It is that of an ordinary man who dared to dream and take his best shot at life.
This is the the story of a young Nigerian woman who also has cerebral palsy. She did not let her handicap keep her from fulfilling her dreams. She got her education, became an educator, and was named an ambassador for people with cerebral palsy.
This is how I owed my worth of honor and respect through the mud, I learned how to take care of myself by taking what I got while I could. There were deadly foes but I struggled through the mud emerging beautiful and whole.
In Unchained, Tosin candidly chronicles her life’s journey from the little girl whose innocence was poured out like water, to the young adult; deceived, ensnared and lost in the wild.Tosin tells a compelling, no-holds-barred story that points readers to the reckless, redeeming love of a Father who fights fiercely to win our hearts, and to beautify the most broken places of our lives.
SOMEHERE IN MOTHERLAND is a colourful autobiography inspired by the author's experience and the experiences of many whom he had the opportunity of meeting during the course of his compulsory National Youth Service Corps. It diligently probes into the origin of the Scheme both locally and otherwise. The book chronicles some of the most sensational and revealing moments of the service year combined with the so many discomforts, hardship and life threatening circumstances most corps members had to endure in their bid to answer the Nation's clarion call.