Success demands a gradual everyday progress 

What is meant when we talk about progress? By Miriam Webster’s, Progress is “a movement forward” or “toward a place”; “is the process of improving or developing something over a period of time.” The key words (movement forward, improving, developing) expresses progress as a gradual process and not a one time explosion. That is why to…

How to pick a perfect glasses for your face shape

  For those of us that use glasses (reading glasses or sunglasses), sometimes, we realize that we look wonderful without the glasses that when we want to take pictures we take it off. We don’t like how we look with it on pictures. To put an end to it, I’ve realized that we probably aren’t…

Ben

It was a dark Monday morning when Ben arose from his bed. Taking a look at the time it was past 5am, his one room apartment which he shared with his four friends always irritated him. They shared the floor not even a Bed, the roof had leakages whenever it rained. It smelt bad as…

Memoirs of a repentant slut Episode 1

Come out now o! I no dey follow u play o! which kain nonsense be dis na?” “O o ni jade abi (you won’t come out now abi), ashawo, you don overchop dis time o! ‘Anuofia come out na o, ehn ehn!” Mama Seun was shouting at the top of her voice and banging the…

The new girl (based on a true life story)

I sat on my seat looking out the window at the students being punished for late coming not minding what James was saying, he was always a talkative. It dawned on me that I had not completed my math assignment, this made me ponder on my fate at the math class which was the very…

Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers

It is very important to know that the kind of people around you have a way of influencing your perception of life, because some people are best described as dream busters while some, fortunately are dream builders.  The reality is that these dream busters could emerge even from your family and closest of friends. These…

Art by Vlad Yashin

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves  – Thomas Edison

Sounds like home

His eyes had danced through the room But they stopped and stuck on me His teeth shun through his grin And his heart reflected in his eyes   Fast forward to the fights and tear drops. Fast forward through the smiles and awkward laughter This was my soul mate and no one could tell me…

Guest Interview with Amaka Chukwudifu

 Here’s a fun interview with Amaka Chukwudifu. Hello, Talent Castle came across your poem, and would like to feature your work, but before we do, we would like to know more about you and what inspired you to write. Let’s jump right in by asking you, what is your name, nationality and tribe? Hello, my…

Interview with Nairabox

What kind of App is it? Nairabox is a digital wallet that allows its users to pay for goods and services within the app and also make in-store payment. Users can buy airtime for themselves, contacts or buy airtime with just phone numbers. They can make bill payments e.g DSTV, GOTV, Startimes, Internet providers, LCC…

The Voice Nigeria: Season 1

The famous American tv singing competition, The Voice,  which was initially created by Dutch television producer John De Mo, has finally aired in Nigeria. The first show aired on Sunday, April 10th, 2016 on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv 151) and Africa Magic Urban (DStv Ch153) with co-host Ik Osakioduwa and Stephanie Coker. The Judges for this season are Waje, Timi…