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A Rare Occurrence: A Lesson From 'Emptiness'.

Sometimes, Life chooses to stay beautiful without the many trappings we regard as norm, or standard.
So usually when we travel (state visit or official trip) there’ll be a red carpet, security and airport officials, and the Vice President’s Official Vehicle in front of the plane, so what happened here?
The pilot had informed @profosinbajo midair that we wouldn’t be able to land in Edo from Owerri due to bad weather and that he had to divert the plane so we could land in Abuja until the weather situation in Edo got better... it didn’t.
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Chinaza.

In 2018, @profosinbajo visited Nyanya market, Abuja to monitor the impact of the TraderMoni scheme, a mild shock greeted him.
Chinaza, whose mother owned a store at the market, and had promised herself to tell the VP what she thought of him from his appearances on her TV and other media, made her way through his security and grabbed his hand.
Amidst the presence of a security detail, and an extremely large crowd, she tugged at the VP’s hand ceaselessly, insisting that he visited her mom’s store, and telling him about how much he inspired her to be courageous and reach for her dreams —
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Around 6pm on a Thursday evening last year, a memo that required @profosinbajo to be in another country in less than 24 hours came in. I watched as our ADC delivered the message and I was expecting some shock from him about this being so last minute
but what I observed with my camera was quite the opposite. Instead, he replied with a calm, “what time are we leaving?”

Boarding the plane, I observed the luggage officer carting boxes of briefs and files.
Curiously, I asked “who gonna’s read all these?” he laughed and replied, “e be like say you know know oga. E go finish this thing before we land.”

And he did!
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After almost a year & a half of documenting @profosinbajo, perhaps the most reinforcing lesson that I have been able to pick out is the one of building strong, healthy habits that help to guide your life.

It would be an unusual day if I didn’t walk in on him in intensive study.
Initially, it wasn’t too surprising because, after all, he is an academic, but seeing how consistent he is with it — especially during this pandemic — provoked some thoughts.
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If his example is anything to learn from, it is that successful people have a plethora of great habits that they submit to daily, regardless of inane distractions or actual genuine excuses.
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Cosplay is yet another artform one can express their culture. I did this a with my Bishop cosplay by incorporating the colours of the flag through it.
But in the cosplay community there is now a conversation about cultural appropriation, colourism & racism....

@CosplayOfColor
As an Indigenous cosplayer, this is magnified as many cosplayers feel it is ok to use very symbolic cultural items as simple decorative accessories for their costume.
However, if the cosplayer respectfully explains their reasons for incorporating this...
Incorporating items, which aren't sacred in any way, but some SMALL symbol of respect for my culture. It does influence my view.
Note: i say SMALL, because the MY CULTURE IS NOT YOUR COSPLAY arguement ALWAYS applies!
#cosplayindiginous
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