Author: Chydee

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One Tweet – The Power of a Single Story

Eighty three.  That is the number of emails I sent when I was looking for a job. 83 Emails containing my CV, and asking employers and HR people to help my situation. I cannot count the number of jobs I applied for via Jobberman, Naijahotjobs, and other platforms either. But guess what, only 3 replied. One was to send...

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Should people who criticize the government accept contracts/jobs from them?

Should they? I’ve been seeing tweets implying that people who criticize this administration should not accept legit business contracts from them. LMAOO. You people are funny. Imagine paying tax and being told you cannot accept opportunities your COUNTRY is offering you, because you are critical of the CURRENT people leading it. Imagine somebody who owns an Advertising Company being...

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Ebola: The Ripple Effect

Based loosely on currently Happening Events 20-07-2014 A tear dropped from his left eye as he thought about Anna again. How could she be dead? How? Anna, the best sister anyone could ever have. Anna, his only sister … who made so many sacrifices to ensure he went to college and become the man he is today. Anna. Dead....

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Lagos … and my Polythene Bag

No, I’m not a plantain boy. But I admire Timaya’s music. And I most definitely love plantain – bole’d, dodo’ed, porridge’d, or chipped. I came into Lagos 4 years ago, with nothing but a polythene bag, an Engineering degree, and a dream. Ok, it wasn’t a polythene bag, but, you’ll agree it sounds more dramatic. Anyways, the point is,...

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I do Not – Episode 7

I do Not – Episode 7 SEVEN “Every operation has a short cut,” the AutoCAD instructor was saying. “Tap ‘L’ and hit the ‘space bar’ to activate the line tool,” he added. “Done…?” he asked the trainees. Everyone acquiesced except Donald. “Young man … young man…” he called again, tapping Donald’s desk. “Yes … yes sir…” Donald stuttered, snapping...

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I do Not – Episode 6

I do Not They went to the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in a convoy of three cars. Bishop Obuh was chauffeured in a Peugeot 407, Mrs Obuh drove her Toyota Camry while Chinedu, Catherine and Donald rode in the Cherokee. When the female voice behind the microphone announced that passengers for the Lagos-Heathrow flight should start boarding, they bid...

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Ultimate Experience

Where I’m from, 10million Naira is a lot of money. But after my Gulder Ultimate experience, I have come to believe that it is a LOT MORE money where some other people are from. I mean, I used to think I desperately needed money and fame, but there are thousands of people who need it more desperately. I’ve been...

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I do Not – Episode 1 to 5

I do Not – Part ONE PRELUDE ONE Donald’s face was a mask of horror when he finished reading the letter for a second time. Ten minutes ago, when he had seen the addresser he had looked and felt like ‘the cat that ate the canary bird’- excited. After the first read, he had felt amused. This definitely was...

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Bed of Roses

Who said life isn’t a bed of roses…? Of course, life is sweet….sweet when you’re wealthy. I am not only rich, I am famous as well….Rich, Famous and…hehehe….very handsome! The Limousine was very close to the Staples Center, Los Angeles; venue for the 56th GRAMMY Awards. I had been nominated in seven different categories including the Honorium Glorium- Album...