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The Juju In Your Village

When Baba took the opere from his late father, he had you in mind but your mind was on the streets of Lagos, on flashy cars and beautiful women.

You told him to let the gods take care of themselves but he wouldn’t listen.

Every morning, after chewing bitter Kola he would take some gin and wash his mouth, you knew what he would do next because he came to your hut, the one that smelt of your six year old sister’s urine, to wake you up for the morning sacrifice.

oya dide, eledumare ti dide, orunmola naa, opere sii ma side ni sin yii.”  wake up, God is awake…opere is waking.

You would roll to your sides and pretend not to hear,  he would repeat it like some kind of chant and you would stand up slowly irritated.

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Which One Is Brother Brother? Carry Your Bukarta! By Lisa Kokoko Heels.

Catwalks in and collapses into a chair, lights up a cigarette, puff out smoke, eyes blink giphy heelsrepeatedly as if to wade off an uneasy settling of a perching fly. Suddenly, there is head movement, first tilted to the right,then to the left as if in observation of something forlorn.

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If You Don’t Know Where You Are Going, You Will End Up Somewhere Else. | The Definiteness Of Purpose

Tayo looked up to the fig tree that stood opposite his father’s house and expressed disapproval. He knew what would happen once his father got back from his trip. The tree had disappointed him again. For over three years, this tree had refused to bear any fruits despite it being properly catered for.

Father had asked him for the umpteenth time if it had started to grow fruits but got a negative response much to his disappointment. He had wanted to entertain his visitors that day.

One sunday evening, Tayo welcomed his father home but before he could take his bags into his room, his father barked in anger,
” Tayo! get people to cut that useless tree down!”

In life, when one refuse to bear fruits, one would be cut down because no relevance can be identified. What you make of yourself today tells of who you would be in the future. A lot of people fail to realise their bearing in life. Three of such people are:
People who do not have any bearing and are manifesting uselessness.
Those who have lost their true bearing and bring poor fruits to the table.
Thirdly, those who are yet to or find it hard to discover their bearing.

IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING, YOU WILL END UP SOMEWHERE ELSE!
The fig tree ended somewhere else; in the bush, cut and burnt.

Identify your identity. That burning need that births a purpose. What problem aches your heart and what solutions can you provide to that? WHO ARE YOU and WHERE EXACTLY are you going?  Every great potential has a direction that yields positive results.

CREATE WORTH OR VALUE.
Despite the pruning and cares of life, the fig tree refused to grow while others were blooming and flourishing. Better to cut it down. The same applies to anyone that doesn’t maximise his life potentials but sits on the shores of laziness, frivolities and what have you, waiting for the next rainbow to appear.

Napoleon Hill said, ‘There is one quality that one must possess to win and that is the DEFINITENESS OF  PURPOSE, the knowledge of what one wants and a burning desire to achieve it. The fig tree had no purpose so it became useless.

Find that purpose and let the world see your fruits!

 

 

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