How You Should Propose To Your Wife

I didn’t even plan it.

We were hanging out at the mall. I think we’d gone to see a movie. As we walked out, descending the lifts, bright lights, gleaming glass and a crowd of strangers surrounding us, she said something that was so cute it melted my heart.

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Want to be a star? DON’T write that Autobiography!

A Book. The non-fiction variety, especially. It does one thing exceptionally well. If you write one, for instance, it helps you record your accomplishment and secure your legacy. 

You know what they say about history. It is written by the winners. And, history becomes canon when it is recorded in written form. 

Let’s say you come back in the year 2122 and you want to know who the thought leaders were a hundred years prior; someone may show you this post of mine — and bam, just like that, you may conclude that Sam Adeoye was a phenomenal thinker, a dude of monumental intellectual veracity, a man blessed with a giant of a brain who championed the cause of independent creatives and consultants in Africa. Please say that about me, please. Please?

So, now you feel like writing a book. Because, of course, you’ve made some achievements and you’d like your own personal first draft of history. Like me, you want to be remembered for doing something cool. What kind of book should you write?

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Coffee Appreciation Post – This Used To Be Illegal

When the euphoric effect of coffee hits, it won’t be out of place for the drinker to feel that the beverage is a hard drug.

All hard drugs are controlled, if not absolutely delegalised. Which is why coffee used to be illegal in several countries, including Saudi Arabia. In Constantinople, the government used to flog drinkers and execute anyone caught with it.

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Suddenly I was published in Forbes

Okay, that’s reckless hyperbolism. My grand arrival in that famed continental magazine was anything but sudden. That story took me all of three weeks, plus a couple of extra sleepless nights—factoring in interviews, research, transcriptions, rewrites, edits, and reverts.

But one day, just as I languished in one of those Lagos traffic jams on Alfred Rewane Road, Ikoyi, I saw Ayeni Adekunle and Steve Babaeko on the cover of Forbes Africa and I was like, Wait, that’s my story.

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I’m on the Grand Jury of New York Festivals Advertising Awards 2020

I’m deeply honoured to be named to the grand jury of the New York Festivals Advertising Awards. Which is a super big deal.

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Boardroom Miracle: How Tope Jemerigbe Resurrected A Totally Dead Ad Agency In One Year

For three weeks, Tope Jemerigbe had waited with nerves on fire for this phone call. Now that she was on it, she knew there was only one answer she could accept from the man on the other end of the line. That man, Tarek Abdelnabi, must make up his mind today or Tope and her people would be out of time. Tope didn’t like to be out of time.

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