May 21, 2019
My random thoughts on OWAMBEs
July 4, 2019
Show all

“Las las, we go dey alright!” – the catch phrase that the typical Nigerian student says when he/she is half-choked with school stress, but believes that he/she will scale through alive.

It is no news that depression is on a daily rise in Nigeria. According to the World Health Organisation, there are 7 million victims of depression in Nigeria (Orji, 2018). It is no respecter of age, gender, occupation or situation. It creeps slowly into one’s mind, builds on its foundation and blooms fully into the mental illness it is. It gives you reasons to ask why you still breathe and brings death on a silver platter to you. DEATH! A better option?

Alas! You killed yourself. Did it bring that sweet smile that you have longed for all your life? Suicide is no better option, but the worst there is. Best believe that you are valuable; do not rush to the finish line before your purpose is fully achieved in this world. Run your race steadily; enjoy the process.

Furthermore, failure should never be the major determinant as to how one’s life should be. It should never be a MURDERER. Rather, it should be seen as the springing force back to success; the second chance to right one’s wrongs. It hurts to know that Ebiweni Uzakah, a third year medical student of the Niger Delta University, drowned himself in the Amassoma River on the 21st of May, 2019 due to the FAILURE of his examinations. This occurred after he was advised to withdraw from the university as he could no longer proceed further in his studies in Medicine and Surgery (Nkemakolem, 2019). Because he could not achieve his dream now did not mean there was no brighter path for him in the future. There’s definitely more to life than Medicine and Surgery.
There is a lot more you can explore while in school apart from school work. You can participate in activities that will shape you to become a better and more fulfilled person and help you ward off school stress. Your mental health is definitely as important as your physical health. You should not neglect your talents, desist from developing your skills or doing the things that give you joy because of school. Extra-curriculars matter too.

So play that sport enthusiastically, walk majestically on that runway, be that prolific writer, sing that song from your heart, give back to the community and be that exemplary leader you have always wanted to be. Basically, live every day like it was your last.

Because there is no reason to smile today does not mean there will not be a reason to smile tomorrow. There’s more to life than failures. So pick up your broken pieces and remould them into a masterpiece.

“There are many meanders in life. The moment you allow them sway you from side to side, you will fall, but never forget that you still have a chance to get back UP!
-Halita Garuba


  1. Timi says:

    Thanks. Deep

  2. Cathern says:

    Terrific article! This is the type of information that are meant to be
    shared around the web. Shame on the seek engines for now not positioning this put up higher!
    Come on over and discuss with my web site . Thank you =)

  3. Loads of entrepreneurs think living speak is
    barely best for internet sites which are trying to generate
    online marketing sales. Positive, giving an answer to
    pre-purchase questions may help save revenue and also speak staff can certainly propel people in the direction of this purchase
    — but just about every internet site can be helped by this easy tool.

    Develop a bistro that is intending to create booking plus location visits.
    Reside conversation will help aid those reservations and also may help having little such things as caution with directions.
    Virtually all chitchat expert services will probably integrate using
    mobile phones so also a profitable business maybe a diner can offer a
    member of staff tracking the dwell chat. This really is an affordable choice which could produce
    recognizable results.

    6. Use an get out of pop-up offer.
    Getting visitors to your site seriously isn’t cheap.
    Although you may will not be jogging pay-per-click traffic in addition to
    investing in every targeted visitor professionally, the particular
    determination that will SEO as well as societal media channels marketing
    involves fundamentally assigns a monetary cost for you to every single person who arrives
    on the website.

    The majority of visitors this get away from won’t come back, so why not utilize every
    single out there selection as a measure to transform these folks?
    Pop-up get out of offers do a great job during improving alteration rates.
    Sometimes the slightest the conversion process raises ought to be welcomed.

    After some time this particular exit capture can boost your overall
    give back in investment.

    Connected: Have Online video Obliterate Wording Content material Marketing and advertising?

    7. Include testimonials and have confidence in signals.

    But if your guests rely on your small business, they are
    going to become more prone to shop along with publish
    their own information. Including customer reviews via clients or maybe famous marketplace soulmates will be
    a great way to assemble trust. Promoting
    awards, acknowledgement as well as accreditations such as Improved
    Business enterprise Chest of drawers can even make any visitors
    feel comfortable appointing you.

  4. Victor Grey says:

    This is really nice Halita,

    -there’s more to life asides medicine and surgery, ✔
    -engage in other stuff ✔

  5. Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account
    it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! By the way,
    how can we communicate?

  6. Taiwo Joshua says:

    Awesome,thanks for sharing this

  7. Every weekend i used to visit this web site, for the
    reason that i wish for enjoyment, for the reason that this this website conations in fact
    pleasant funny material too.

  8. play bandarq says:

    Hmm it seems like your site ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just
    sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to everything.
    Do you have any points for beginner blog writers? I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  9. whoah this weblog is great i really like studying your articles.
    Stay up the good work! You recognize, lots of individuals are hunting round for this
    info, you could help them greatly.

  10. dominoqiu says:

    Excellent weblog here! Also your website loads up fast!
    What web host are you the usage of? Can I get your affiliate link for your host?
    I want my website loaded up as quickly as yours

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Skip to toolbar