Going down is easy, going up is work | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Life presents a lot of challenges and difficulties and sometimes, they pop up at the least expected moment. We want things to be good and turn out well most times but we get that jolt from life. Interestingly, when we are getting our jolt, that’s when things look for beautiful …

Your bursting out will be mind blowing | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. – 1 Corinthians 2:9 God definitely has something big in stock for us and it’s far bigger than you …

Help for hindrances against bursting out | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia. – Daniel 10:13. We understand that there are hindrances against bursting out and when …

​For those condemning church growth over the slow growth of industries in Nigeria | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

I just saw another post this morning about how many churches or religious houses we are ‘putting up’ versus the industries we are building. For me, it has become annoying, not because it’s about the church but because the argument is not tackling the issue and just passing the buck …

Find someone who can listen to you this year? | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Over the years, I have come to appreciate the importance of having someone who listens. I realized that they may not have provided any special help in the things that we were doing but that they listened and asked questions helped a lot. That’s why I am now suggesting you …

What will you do differently this year? | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

What will you do differently this year? | © Fola Daniel Adelesi It’s a few hours into another year and the race has begun already. Some people are already making the needed moves and a few others have started lazing around like they did last year. Some others have stated …

​To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven – Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV

​To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven – Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV It’s really a beautiful thing that God has brought us safely into a New Year despite all that happened in the past year. He brought us through the storms, recession in the country …

The one word solution to Nigeria’s myriad of problems | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

For years we have talked about the many challenges that we face as a country. Some argue that it is corruption. Others say it is the lack of infrastructure. There are those who say the population is the problem. A few others are on the side of ethnicity being the …

​​Buhawomenomics – 'Buha-wome-nomics' | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

A short drama on a woman’s change of attitude under the present economic realities written by Fola Daniel Adelesi. Scene 1 Before the recession, 50 naira charge on deposit and other CBN brouhaha… Woman walks into a store to pick a few items and the conversation goes like this: Woman: …

​Developing profitable business ideas for self reliance | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

I have decided to make this just bullet points. This also because it’s my note for a recent speaking engagement on the topic. I am sure you will find this useful. I want to start by separating all the words that form the topic given to me. We look at …

How does the US election or any other event affect Africa, especially Nigeria? | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Following the passion, analysis and keen interest of so many Nigerians on the just concluded US elections, some people have asked me an important question: ‘How does the US election affect us?’ Someone even asked this as a way to belittle my participation in a debate recently organised by EL …

​Encouraging young entrepreneurs: what the government can do differently | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

I was recently invited to a meeting of Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs – West Africa (CAYE – WA) which held in Lagos, Nigeria. The meeting focused on the challenges of young entrepreneurs and seeks to identify what government can do to make it easier for young people to do …

Valuing teachers, improving their status | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Text delivered at the commemoration of World Teachers’ Day organized by Nigeria Union of Teachers, Kosofe Local Government Branch, Lagos State on 5th October 2016. I can’t be more privileged than I am right now. The set of people who gave me an invaluable asset in life have asked me …

Why you must know who you are Pt. 2 | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

6. Our destinies, when launched, will launch other destinies – ‘Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.’ Mt 5:16 NKJV. The preceeding verses of this scripture says that we are the salt of the earth and we …

Why you must know who you are Pt. 1 | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

You should never come into this world without discovering who you were meant to be. You should always remember why you came and state clearly what you came to do. Until you achieve this seemingly simple but complicated question of why you are here, your stay here on earth can’t …