An irony of life is that it’s people who think they know you the most…that doubt you the most.
Familiarity can make people blind, uncomfortable, or doubtful about your growth.
It’s why prophets are not recognized in their hometown. Those are the folks who knew prophets before they became prophets.
It’s difficult to make that mental switch…especially if they’re not being intentional about their own growth.
May 22 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
When I was in my third boarding school in Nigeria, our set was up for selection of school prefects.
I recall some classmates of mine feeling pretty confident that they would be chosen because they were the popular kids.
Unlike them, @ChineEzeks and I weren’t popular kids. We just existed in our own world.
Sure, we were the students you’d call to do a dance performance on social night…but apart from that we weren’t ‘popular’.
In a low-trust society (especially around data and the government), he transformed the brand of the NBS and made the institution trustworthy. Impressive stuff.
There are good folks in Government and it always helps when we tell their stories. Giving credit to whom it is due matters.
I’ll share my personal story working with @sgyemikale and the NBS. It’s one that shows how open he was to new ideas that moved the NBS forward.
Jun 15, 2021 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
I'm reading this and all I see are the parallels with what we've seen @obyezeks experience after helping many young Nigerians in the past decade. Too many parallels. Too many.
The ingratitude. The entitlement. The lies. We've seen it all. I can see why a lot of people keep away from young Nigerians. A whole lot of them are opportunists and ingrates.
Mar 28, 2021 • 12 tweets • 6 min read
@DoshimaJohn Lol. Thank you for the opportunity you’ve presented to educate you and tackle all your BMC lies at once. Shall we? :)
@DoshimaJohn 1. We her children agreed she would step down if we felt that any part of the race went against her values. She agreed. Once it was clear that the party was compromised, she decided it would be best to step down. Might be new to you, but that’s what honorable leaders do. :)
Mar 28, 2021 • 10 tweets • 1 min read
I’m starting an accountability thread on short articles I’d like to write at some point this year. 😆
Iteration - nature’s superpower
The best part of putting this permutation of rules together is watching it work when applied across everything. Looking forward to watching it scale. ⚡️⚡️⚡️
Oct 16, 2020 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
It's hard, but I have to learn to balance my productivity while staying engaged on #EndSARS. It's such a consuming energy.
Who else feels the same way? And what have you done to design your productivity? I'll share some things we're trying out below. #EndSWAT1. We start by slowing down. We *try to* avoid getting on Twitter immediately we wake up. Instead, we outline the most important tasks we wish to get done. 1-3 tasks are ideal. We arrange them according to priority. Then start working on them. #EndSARS#DesigningProductivity