Friday, November 16, 2018

Dayo Oladele-Ilori

    Olè gbe Olè gbà unlimited

Olè gbe Olè gbà unlimited

……Sound………(sound is running) ….. Camera… (camera rolling) …..6 take 2 and ACTION!!! (Jimoh pushed Sule roughly, snatching the posters from his hands. Sule retreated packing his stuffs into his bag.) Jimoh: Ole!!!! thief!!! your friend is a thief and you are still supporting him. How can he say he didn't steal the mangoes when he was the one who kept watch for them [...]

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    Seasons of slaughter

Seasons of slaughter

When I was growing up, my parents had poultry farms. We had poultry houses at a cooperative farm in Ojowhere farmers aggregate, to do their business in a communal fashion. My mum will go to the farm in the morning as early as 5.am, apron in hand to feed the birds before heading to her corporate job at Victoria Island. [...]

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    The Chocolate Bar and Company

The Chocolate Bar and Company

The Finance Director had delivered a brilliant presentation of the financial position of the organization. The net profit after tax (NPAT) for half year was 718 million Naira. It was a growth of 43%. It was a good half year especially with the indices showing a 15% growth potentials from the new partnership with the tech giant, Pronoko. After questions [...]

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    It is a better choice

It is a better choice

It’s a better choice to live a dreama personal dream that strips and free your spirit of every inferioritythat wakes you to a vision and actionAnd propels you to victory, an unprecedented victory It is a better choice to live a lifefull of expectation, milestones and new yardsticksSomething to win, something to conquerA forte, an enduring pride against shameNot just to bear [...]

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    Home builders unlimited

Home builders unlimited

Today I went to the market to get some materials for bed sheets. It was nostalgic passing through the Ikeja cantonment. It brought back memories of January 27, 2002 bomb blast. That I escaped, going through the Oke-Afa route that took several lives was just the Grace of God. Anyway, that’s story for another day. I got into this big [...]

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    Leadership: character, competence, capacity

Leadership: character, competence, capacity

It was the third call. It had all returned negative. Nobody could give him the information. None of the executive members of the council was Nigerian. It was a strange and foreign army running affairs. His thoughts drifted to Michael. If Michael was there, maybe the story could have been different. He had refused to sponsor Michael for the regional [...]

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    Women unlocked: The ambition gap

Women unlocked: The ambition gap

Happy Women History Month. The International Women Day, 2018 theme, “Press for Progress”, sent two major questions down my line of thoughts. “What does progress mean to a woman?” and secondly “What measures should we take to press effectively?” This two questions for me yielded one singular factor, the Ambition Gap. The number of women Heads of State is about [...]

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    And that day will come…

And that day will come…

By Dayo Oladele-IloriAnd that one day will come…… It will surely come, when the sun will glow, dropping its yellow all over your brow When the rain will reign, drenching your hair, dress, pants without an escape When the stars will leave the sky, trails of light at your feet to embolden your path That one day will surely come, when everything beautiful, everything lovely will [...]

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    A lion’s playground

A lion’s playground

One of my favourite cartoons till date is the Lion King. The shock on Simba’s face as his father’s hands slipped off his sent shivers down my spine; his cry, “somebody, anybody” broke my heart. But the leadership lessons of this cartoon is amazing. One of my greatest read of all time is the book, “The Angel inside” by Chris [...]

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    Three leadership buttons: Pause-think-respond

Three leadership buttons: Pause-think-respond

“Hanhan, always use your PTR,” He chastised his sister. I was lying on the sofa, punching away on my phone. “What is PTR?” she queried. The long trademark hiss of irritation and impatience filled the room.  “So you don’t know PTR; what exactly do you know?” She ignored his comment and moved closer to me.“Mummy, what is PTR?” It was a voice [...]

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    Zero to hero

Zero to hero

A beautiful day indeed! And another beautiful experience. It is a complete depature from everything I had done from the beginning of the year. It was a location I had often seen but never really connected my desires with. It was the Remand Home, Oregun road, Lagos. The correctional home for boys, mostly teenagers who were juvenile delinquents; what you [...]

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    Women and the media: The single global narratives 

Women and the media: The single global narratives 

Wekeweke, Wekeweke…… that radio jingle usually fills my car as I drive to work through the Ojota axis to connect Ikorodu road. It was early 2000’s and it couldn’t have been better delivered, yet it came under so much fire and criticism. And a few months later, competition responded in defiance with a match-for-match “press-up” radio jingle. And on went [...]

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    Entrepreneurship; super-smarter-savviest

Entrepreneurship; super-smarter-savviest

Lala, my darling friend dropped by yesterday afternoon. She sells sewing materials, original pearls, stones etc. She had just fired her sales girl for non-compliance with rules; she refused to wear her uniform. But of course, she pilfers, misbehaves and comes late to work.By the way, Lala loaned her money for WAEC and she borrowed herself that of Jamb from [...]

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    Entrepreneurship, the untold truth

Entrepreneurship, the untold truth

By Dayo Oladele-IloriI snatched my phone from my desk, holding it between my shoulders and my cheeks. I continued typing. “Do you have the emotional stability and mental strength to watch your bills pile up, without having a nervous breakdown or a depression bout? You need to pay your staff even when you haven’t earned a dime and businesses are [...]

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    Where are the opportunities?

Where are the opportunities?

I was invited to speak at a program on October 21, 2017, tagged “Youth Rally 2017.” It was an event organized by the “The Men Christian League” of Hoare’s Memorial Methodist Cathedral, Yaba. It was particularly interesting for me because that was the 10th anniversary of the annual event. Men rising to address pressing issues concerning the youth was a major [...]

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    Sibling rivalry: Bully vs Dunce

Sibling rivalry: Bully vs Dunce

“I want to become a medical doctor”, she replied, chewing her meat. Some oil dripped from the corners of her mouth. I rushed to wipe them away before they stained her school uniform. I always like the pristine look; mine was a far cry from it.  I wish we attended the same school.“What about you, what will you like to [...]

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