Obligatory Birthday Post

It is fashionable, it would appear, to blog on your birthday 🙂 but it’s generally a good time to reflect too.

I havent blogged in a while so I thought to share something very short. I am a big fan of Rudyard Kipling and I must be only one of a million plus Nigerian kids who read and watched The Jungle Book growing up.

I read this poem ages ago but then I was at a seminar with a friend last year and she read excerpts from it…it was like hearing it for the first time.

I pray for my country…that it will, hopefully in my lifetime, become a place where these Six men will be able to live happily…where it becomes normal to question things and honestly say when they are not good enough.

But a country is only as good as the people who live in it so I pray that you and I get better at whatever we do and keep these Six men close by at all times. Because sooner or later, you are going to be called to make something, anything better than it currently is.


I KEEP six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
I send them over land and sea,
I send them east and west;
But after they have worked for me,
I give them all a rest.


The rest of the poem is here if you want to read it.




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