Author: Chydee

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I actually thought I was poor

When I was about 13, I lived with my aunt and her family. Her house was closer to my school then, so it was convenient. However, on occasional Fridays, I’d go to my own home. My aunt was kind, her house was big – first time I ever had my own room – but nothing gave me more joy...

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Cornell University – Social Media Marketing Presentation

If you didn’t know I was invited to the Cornell University, New York to participate in the Cornell Alliance For Science Global Leadership Fellows Program, see details HERE, and on my Instagram page, @Chyddee. I just want to tell you people that I have been invited to be a part of the AFS 2018 Global Leadership Fellows Program. So...

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4 lessons I learnt from almost killing two children

My name is Chidi Okereke, and about 9 years ago, I almost killed two kids; siblings. One was 4 and the other was 7. It was in 2009, and I was a 2nd year student of the University of Port Harcourt. I had gone to my uncle’s house to spend the weekend, as was customary and before I returned...

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#36DaysInRussia – The World Cup Travel Series: Dubai

(5am local time, 1am Nigerian time) If you’re like me, and you want to make the most of long trips – money and experience-wise, book a flight with a layover that is long enough for you to go into the connecting city, but short enough for you to exit before your money finishes. That is what I did. My...

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#36DaysInRussia – The World Cup Travel Series: Lagos

I am spending the next #36DaysInRussia. While the World Cup is the ‘excuse’, this trip is #BeyondFootball for me. Oh, best believe I’ll be cheering the Super Eagles to success here, but this trip is a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to be in one nation, connect with people from all over the world and have a first-person view of their lifestyles. It is...

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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...