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 H-Factor Speech

I was very impressed today with a young lady named Amina. I attended a conference with really high-end participants. Everyone had an accent; whether innate or improvised. No one seemed immune to it, and if you found yourself having a discussion with someone at that conference, you would suddenly realize that the words rolled off your tongue differently.  Then came Amina. She had a question to ask during one of

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On M’s

On Money One question I’ll always keep asking even if every economist on earth explains to me that ‘money only represents wealth and does not create it‘ or explains the concept of inflation and hyperinflation is; WHY CANT WE JUST PRINT MONEY AND PAY OUR BLOODY DEBTS?!  On Mom Never murmur at your mum  For what shall it profit you? If with your mouth you say things And with your

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Because She’s Nigerian

For polythene bags, she would say ‘rubber’ For plastic containers, she would still say ‘rubber’ But for rubber bands, she would mutter ‘band’ She would shout ‘As in!!!’ when you say what exactly she’s thinking.  And say ‘Like what?’ when she needs you to explain a concept.  Why would she say ‘I’m really surprised’ when she can say ‘I’m flabbergasted’? And why would she say ‘Tunde hurt me’ when she

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La Classe Des Oiseaux

(The Class of Birds)   ‘Les Oiseaux! Oh! Les Oiseaux! Oh! Uh C’mon C’mon Whoo! AH! Uh C’mon C’mon Whoo! Ah!   Imagine the above little war chant being shouted by tiny little 2 year old children. The Oiseaux were (are) an amazing bunch of children. None of the volunteer interns that worked with these kids complained about anything. In fact, we noticed that every free time we had, we’d

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La Classe Des Papillons

(The class of butterflies)  This was my second class. Here, I worked with a bunch of amazingly interesting children of about 3-4 years old. As usual, some of these kids struck me more than the others did. Marie-Vital I don’t see why I would not list you as the first one on my list. You definitely did not catch my attention initially; but when you did, all my attention was

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La Classe Des Beliers

 (The Class of Sheep) So, because the project for which I came to Cote d’ivoire runs just on Wednesdays and Saturdays, my partner and I volunteered to assist the teachers in a Pre-school in Cocody, every other day of the week. There are six classes, so we get to work in about 4 of them before we leave for Nigeria. That is, one class per week. This week, I worked

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Road Trip 2014

So, in line with my ‘Impact Making 2015’, I decided to make a road trip travel to Cote D’ivoire for an AIESEC project. Initially, I was so sure I was going to fly my way there. This was basically because of the fact that any form of road travel depresses me. Even in the campus shuttle in school, I always count the seconds to my destination. And here was a

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Young and Old Students

The Young Students As part of the AMAD project, we got to teach both primary school and secondary school students various subjects. I couldn’t be a part of the primary education project because I was teaching English in the secondary school. However, at night, we would gather together (mostly in the dark) and exchange tales. There was a story about a little boy telling his friend that his (the friend’s)

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