Teen Depression

On the 10th of June I attended a "teen seminar' organized by The Teenage Ministry of the All Saints Baptist church, Jericho, Ibadan, 2017. I must applaud them for the initiative. It was well organized, well attended and impactful. The theme was "depression in teens". Honestly speaking when I first saw the theme, wasn't quite... Continue Reading →

Stand out confession

#standoutConfession "Dear God, I thank you for this stage and a time like this in my life. I thank you for creating me specially. For all the blessings you have bestowed on me, I am grateful. I declare that in my studies, I excel. I read, I assimilate, I recall. I understand what my teachers... Continue Reading →

Overcoming fear

So I was speaking to some teenagers on "overcoming their fears". During my research in preparation for the speech I googled (fears of teenagers) I was shocked at the statistics. A lot of teenagers have very strange and undisclosed fears such as fear of Examinations, fear of parents, teachers, failures, peer pressure, acceptance and many... Continue Reading →

Serious Business

Its fashion trend in recent times to see females wear clothes that exposes their cleavages leaving little to imagination, while males sag their trousers . Fashion in modern times has now become a show of madness and carelessness. I am aware that many people dress this way in a bid to look like their entertainment... Continue Reading →

Teen Dating Conversation

hi guys, am so sorry, should have published this long ago, but really so much work. doing this took alot of guts and "red eyes". but the good news is it an abridged version. its an except from Tekana Ikoko's writing on Teen relationship series. we published in The Hephzibah Initiative magazine tagged "TEENS 101",but... Continue Reading →


I hear the whispers, I hear them laugh. I can see the cruel jokes as I pass by, I pretend not to hear. I am who I am and this is who I shall forever be. I do not care what others think of me. Like me or not that is your choice. I have... Continue Reading →

Don’t Read This

The information contained in this piece is dangerous and capable of changing your paradigm – readers are advised. If I were you, I would stop reading this for the fear of what is coming next, but no, you still won’t stop. You really want to know what happens if you read this piece. Some call... Continue Reading →

Dear Child

You could not understand the joy and gladness that greeted the world the day you were born. Your parents had patiently and eagerly awaited your arrival. They were happy and grateful to God because you have been given to them as rare gift; a heritage. Family, neighbors and friends are invited to rejoice and celebrate... Continue Reading →

Stand out

To Stand out: according to the dictionary is to be conspicuous; to stick out; refusal to accept something. Distinction: according to the dictionary denotes high quality; something to be proud of; distinguishing qualities and mark of high achievement. People who stand out from the crowd are people who have accepted themselves as been unique. Such... Continue Reading →

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