PLATINUM DIGGER

And so this conversation has been raging for a long time now. Personally I don’t see why. Once a woman gets into a relationship with a man who happens (HALLELUYA!) to have deep pockets she goes through a number of tests (somehow or somewhere down the line ) to ascertain whether or not she is in the relationship with the man for his money. Booby traps are placed, minefields mapped out, friends/ relatives self-recruited to find out this sensitive bit of information. I mean why has it become such a grave issue if women seek to ensure before they end up in a man’s house by studying his level of financial muscle and real time money if he has the capacity to cater for her and their eventual family??? That women are branded “gold...

THE REVOLUTION THAT NEVER WAS

On Saturday 16th March 2013 when the pictures of what seemed like a mass exodus started appearing as display pictures and making the Social media rounds; our reaction was delayed. It wasn’t until people from literally all the states in the country started sending their own pictures did we realize how serious this was and that was not a mass exodus but just people looking for work. They were attending an interview. So many comments have been made while trying to make sense of this monumental national tragedy. So I too would like to add my two kobos. There are conflicting figures on how many people actually went to write the exams into the National Immigration Service. The Minister of Interior said in an interview that 522,000 people were selected to write an...

PARTNERSHIP IN BUSINESS

Collaborative effort pays off twice as much only if we understood how to harness this potential. Partnerships are like a marriage; two imperfect strangers who take a giant leap of faith together (well at least most times) to achieve a common purpose. A lot of people, who go into business especially this side of the world, insist on going it alone; most of the time for good reason. The cons of partnerships are neck to neck with the pros which make it dicey and an unattractive means to own a business. However, there is nothing impossible if you put your mind to it. The most rewarding aspect of a partnership is covering up for the lapses of the other party and knowing that there is a capable hand overseeing the business. In an era that it is becoming increasingly...

DIRTY SEX, SACRED MONEY, CLEAN CHURCH (PT2)

I had started by being baffled at the Church’s attitude towards sex especially among its adherents. With the serious issues that abound concerning sex and the focal point it holds, you can’t blame me for wondering why the shrouding in mystery and avoidance of the subject matter. Curiously the Church will talk about money though; and lots of it. It devises programs all year round for this purpose; coaching sessions in the art of giving, creating opportunities for its members to give, delivering message after message on the need to line the pockets of the church. If you want a job, sow a (financial) seed; spouse?; Pastors’ Appreciation Day is just the right time; children? the bigger the gift in sacrifice the closer to an answer-a car, a house, tickets abroad...

FIGHTING TEMPTATION

I deliberately didn’t put an ‘s’ at the end of temptation because after carefully tallying my ‘temptations I realised they all really are one. That temptation is ‘life’. Everything that I am battling springs from life, living life and made up of life for life! As long as you have breath you will be faced with one temptation or the other. Some might seem like a walk in the park but most will test the boundary of your existence. By the time I got round to realising I am a human being placed on earth to live and survive, the quest for survival became clear as three-fold; nourishment to survive, battling to protect self and stay alive and the deadliest; the unseen and seen temptations that most times honestly we don’t see coming. Life doesn’t come...

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