Everything is happening so fast these days. Everyone wants to make it at any cost. The pressure on young people to prove a point is a tad too much. Social media is leading a lot of people to depression because they won’t stop comparing themselves to random people they would otherwise never meet. Why are we caving in to society’s ridiculous demands? Why are young men throwing all of their dignity away simply to impress their fellow men as well as women? Why are young women so desperate to be used as someone’s header or profile picture?

I woke up…

THIS IS A CONTINUATION OF MY LAST WRITEUP. THE UNIVERSE SAYS I’M ONE OF THE CHOSEN, SO I CAN NO LONGER DENY MY DESTINY.

it was the moment i began to write for money that my hatred for writing developed. i could no longer sit behind my laptop and stare at any blank screen. it was absolute torture. i started coming up with all sorts of excuses so as not to write. what compounded my situation was the fact that i was making a lot of money. or i thought i was. so i kept asking myself why i did not derive any pleasure from writing, even when it was earning me money. it was baffling.

you cannot expect different results if you keep…

finally, i can use my medium page for what i’ve always wanted to use it for: writing my thoughts as they come. writing, for me, has always been a thing of solace. i was in a conversation with some of my friends recently, and i said to them:

“writing takes away all the pain. whenever i’m writing, i feel like i’m in a rollercoaster that’s moving at an incomprehensible speed.”

when i first discovered my writing skill, i was honestly shocked. i’ve always shown traits of intelligence since my childhood. yes, i’m super smart. you know those kids in science…

Love isn’t for people like me. When I say people like me, I mean people who battle mental health issues. I don’t expect anyone who doesn’t have mental health challenges to understand. The way the brain of someone with mental health issues works is completely different from someone who doesn’t have any. But maybe reading this article might give some insight. I have to say that this post will show my vulnerability and as much as I’d like to keep that part of me private, I have made a promise to readers to share both the good and bad. …

Things are unreasonably tough right now. 2020 was supposed to be a great year but with the rapid spread of the COVID-19, everything has become slow. The internet is where most of the activities are happening. Especially for entertainers, their only option to stay relevant is through the religious use of social media. I remember stumbling on an article about blogger and comedian, Sarah Cooper, some days ago. She is popular for making funny TikTok videos and her signature hilarious tweets. …

There’s an ongoing story of D’banj sexually assaulting a lady. The lady, Seyitan, narrated her ordeal with D’banj (two years ago) on Twitter some days back and since then her life has been in peril. She has been unlawfully arrested by the police and kept in custody for more than 24 hours. She has been (allegedly) kidnapped by D’Banj’s manager and although she has finally gained her freedom, the psychological trauma that will follow cannot be measured.

From when Seyitan told her story till this very moment, people have tried to invalidate her story by saying it is a false…

PS: Started writing this article last year and left it when I was about 70% done. But I decided to finish it up and share because Medium has now verified me as a Top writer in Music on the platform. I didn’t do this alone. I mean, I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you. So this win is for us all.

In case you have not heard enough, I’m here once again to reiterate that many Nigerian artists need to invest more in their branding. You don’t have any excuse not to. As someone who intends to carry…

I’m not writing this article to compare any of the mentioned acts. (Or maybe I am *evil grin*). After promising myself to desist from writing about artists and their craft, I find myself still being opinionated. Maybe it is a curse I can’t bid away. Especially as I believe that there is a certain misconception that should be corrected. Alpha P is what people think Rema is. I don’t say this to undermine the great work that Rema has invested in his sound. Rema is, and will continue to be, a talented act. Nothing can change that.

Inspiration Behind This Article

What inspired this…

Something has been happening a lot recently on Twitter. And it’s the unnecessary comparison of new school artists. It might be counterintuitive asking people not to do that. After all, nobody should tell you what to use your platform for. But if you take your time to think about it, it hardly makes any sense. It only ends up creating enmity between artists and their respective fans. We should all endeavor to dead it. That’s not too much to ask for.

I saw a tweet comparing Omah Lay to Oxlade. My first reaction was to call the tweeter a nincompoop…

I know what it’s like to be a successful writer. I also know what it’s like to be an unsuccessful writer. A few months ago, I was working in one of the top blogs in Africa. I was highly recognized by artists and music listeners alike. But at some point, I could no longer keep up with the career I had willingly chosen so I began to backtrack. Incessantly, I disturbed my boss that I wanted to quit writing about music. The cross had become too much to bear. He had no choice but to fire me eventually. …

haywenzo

untethered. let the wings of freedom take me to an unknown destination faraway from here.

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