On knowledge-acquisition:

It has no expiry date.
On hope:

It never dies.
It only grows.
On success:

"Wanna fly? You gotta give up the shit that weighs you down."

Toni Morrison (1931 - 2019)
On humanity:

Nothing sobers you up like experiences that stir deep thoughts on the nature of man and the meaning of life.

Visit Elmina Castle 🇬🇭, the Kigali Memorial Centre🇷🇼 or the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum🇿🇦

The despair you will feel may never ever leave you.
On leadership:

A good example has twice the value of good advice.
On health:

The act of being alive and staying alive is a job by itself.
On happiness:

A merry heart does good, like medicine. But a broken spirit dries the bones. 

[Proverbs 17:22 NKJV]
On marriage:

"Marriage may be made in heaven, but it is assembled here on earth." - @PGeeman
On Customer Service:

A  ≠ O
A + R = O
On memes:

It is only fair that "80%" becomes a meme and proceeds to trend on Nigerian twitter.

I am seeing quite a few tweets with "80%" as a backup to a sentiment - hardly backed by any empirical data.

As in, if you FEEL it is "a lot" just say "80%" whether true or untrue.
On skills:

The fine art of keeping intimate relationships encrypted.
On life:

Life is too ironic to fully understand it.

It takes sadness to know what happiness is, noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence.
On self-respect:

To whom brain is given, sense is expected.
On gratitude:

Make it a beautiful habit to appreciate the things and people you'd normally take for granted.
On fear(s):
A person’s nature is also a cause of such fears. E.g; some people are sensitive, some people take competition seriously, making it hard for them to face failure. Some people take criticism badly- they always want perfection, which -as we know- is near impossible.
On self-care:
Caring about someone adds zero value if they do not care about themselves first.
On political (civic) participation:

Just because you do not take an interest in politics does not mean politics will not take an interest in you.

That goes for the politically literate and illiterate.
On apologies;

Every time you put a "but" after an apology, it erases the sincerity of the apology - and erases the fact that you just apologized.
On Social Media:

#SocialMedia: (Noun) - Brings us closer to those far away from us. Takes us further from those close to us. 📲
On extremism:

When you create an unhinged monster, the day comes when the monster doesn't listen to its master.
On entitlement mentality:
Technically, the world owes you nothing. That world includes me.
On leadership:

Leadership also means having a depth of empathy.

But most of us are not led. We are bossed around by people who have no business being in positions of leadership. 🎯
On personal faith:

Stuff like this reaffirms my belief- without a shadow of doubt- that God exists.

How do you explain that there are over 7 billion people in this world yet none - NOT A SINGLE ONE - has the exact same palm lines? Not even identical twins!

On the last few crazy events in some #African countries:

I think the African problem is all about trying to see which country can self destruct quicker.
On business:

The problem with many businesses in the creative industry (on their way to failure) is that they're full of linear thinkers in decision-making positions who are threatened by lateral thinkers in non decision-making positions.

[Romans 12:2]😎
On leadership:

Our (so-called) leaders treat us like parasites.

They have deliberately failed us by keeping us in ignorance and poverty of the pocket and the mind.

And us?

We have failed ourselves by refusing to hold them accountable.

More here 👉 link.medium.com/2G8QxgNrIZ
On treating people right:

Don't toy with humans.
The wheel turns.

Today you toy with them, tomorrow you are their toy.

[Genesis 37 & 50]
On time:

One of life's greatest misconceptions is a simple fable: that time is a healer.
On war:

There is no such thing as a "clean" war.

War brings with it all kinds of atrocities.
On investing in Africa (in 6 tweets):

First, an analogy:

When you walk into a Kentucky fried chicken to buy a piece of chicken, you are not necessarily buying chicken, you are buying a culture.

Because your grandmother can make tastier, healthier chicken for less than a dollar.

When Foreign Direct Investors come to China, the Chinese demand four things:

1. Technology
2. Market
3. Quality jobs
4. Cash.

But we Africans see FDI as just cash and nothing else.

We receive it, spend it and wait for the next round of cash.

Rural (read: local) transformation must be driven by the whole economy.

We need to expand our domestic markets which drive the economy. (I guess that's why they have all signed the #AfCFTA).

Producing what you don't depend on and depending on what you don't produce is the surest way to poverty.

We will certainly not beat the Chinese at being Chinese or beat the Americans at being American but we can beat them at being African.

We have been concentrating too much on material poverty. Capital resides at the intellectual level.

#Africa's poverty is not material, Africa's poverty is intellectual.

On justice:

The impunity of men can never trump the justice of God.
On relationships:

No risk, no love. 😎
On Success:

Success in life is not accidental. It is incidental. Success does not jump on people, it is laboured for.

Every star has a story of grit; a tale of hard labour.

[Genesis 39: 20-23]
On love:

Qui peut donner les ordres a son coeur sinon le coeur lui même?
On education:

Here's what the late literary icon David Foster Wallace had to say about what “education” really means and the art of being fully awake to the world.
On Time:

The worst kind of people.
On Wisdom:

It is ammunition.
It is defense.
On Education:

I like acquiring knowledge, I love books, but oddly enough I don't like school or the concept & manner in which school is deployed.

I feel like we'd benefit more from a less academic education style & a more creative/EQ style than anything else.

I might be wrong.
On Love:

That kind of 1 Corinthians 13 kind of love. ❤️
On Life:

"The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit." – Nelson Henderson
On Gratitude:

Here's to the nights that turned into morning and to the friends that turned into family. 🙏
On Rights:

Everyone has a right to their own opinion but they don't have a right to their own facts.
On Wisdom;

"Any fool can know. The point is to understand." - Albert Einstein
On Friendship:

Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.

On Love:

Celui qui a aimé une fois pourrait aimer cent fois. ♥️
On Sex:

A man who can't tell that his woman just faked an orgasm is that one a man?

On Circumstances:

We are separated from those less fortunate than us by little more than unmerited cosmic odds.
On People:

People aren't necessarily against you. They are just for themselves.
On Knowledge:

You can know everything about something(s).
You can know something(s) about everything.
You can't know everything about everything.
On Planning and Implementing:

Pablo Picasso once said: “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”
On Propaganda:

To many, propaganda is not a dirty word.

Let's face it, most politicians - for example - are in the game of changing people's minds; of making them think differently.

To accomplish that, they need and use propaganda.
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