Help Others… find their voice.

It’s Friday, the end of another working week. It is also the day I get to spend time with my team of musicians to rehearse, pray and generally prepare ourselves for the programs we have ahead.

We haven’t met in the last two weeks, so today’s meeting was very crucial and important too because I have been doing some mental assessment of the team, and also planning new goals to achieve collectively.

As they came in one after the other, I started engaging them in conversation buttressing on the need for all of to step up in other to take the team to another level of productivity and higher impact in our service first to God and then humanity.

As Stephen Covey said, about the 8 habit, moving from effectiveness to greatness. As you grow it is important to help others to grow by helping them to unleash their human potentials and capabilities to the fullest- This is one of the main cruces of true leadership. when a leader has found his or her voice in which lies the discovery of talents, understanding passion and using the talents and passion to meet the needs around with a clear conscience to do right and be right then it is expedient that the leader helps those around him to find theirs as well.

I believe this is a kind of paying it forward in leadership.

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. we should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”   ALBERT SCHWEITZER.

How can you help other people find their voices? First and Foremost you must have found yours. We are always surrounded by people- family, friends, workmate, colleagues, church community and on and on.

  • Affirming others- Offering emotional support and encouragement to the people around us, helping them to be the best version of themselves at every point in time. This is so important in the parent relationship with their children.
  • Unite others- Making all joints supply for a common goal, it is the responsibility of leadership to combine and incorporate so as to form a single whole.
  • Motivate and inspire- provide them with a reason to do something, propel them and not only that make them feel they have the potentials to achieve the unimaginable.
  • providing the enabling environment for others to thrive- voices can’t be found in a harsh and austere environment, therefore the onus is on leaders to provide an environment where people can blossom with their talents and passion.

In what ways are you helping the people around you to find their voices? Remember everything rises and falls on Leadership, whether in the home front or at work or in the community.

When you find your voice, you motivate and help others find theirs.







Khadijah is well…

The joy and excitement of her conception couldn’t be contained for the newlyweds’ lovebirds.

It’s the proof of their undying love for one another.

The birth of that precious baby girl in the wee hours of the morning got the whole family extended celebrating all week long.

That blue-eyed, pinky little girl with such great smile with such a promising future- so they thought.

The event that unfolded afterwards would shatter every ray of aspiration for the child, especially for the parents.

Why should it be us?

Why should it be Khadijah?

will she be able to lead a normal life?

Many questions, yet no answer.

Sixteen years down the line, the big hole in her heart has left a void almost impossible to fill.

Hey, it looks as if help is here

From borders least expected

Help from a strange land,

strange culture and differing beliefs

What awaits this beautiful personality behind enemy lines

Is an assurance of a wonderful future after all

Maybe she will get a second chance at life

To live her sweet sixteen fantasies.

The reality is here

That girl with a deep perforated heart is doing very well now


Life’s rhythmic interludes.

Hello, blogger world.

I know it’s been like forever, but we are back!

The last one year or so had been filled with so many rhythmic interludes in my life. But I am excited to be back here to gradually get my writing groove back and catch up with all my blogger friends.  I hope to share some of those rhythmic interludes in the days ahead.


Until then,

It feels good to be here again

Se dada le wa?

Translated: Trust you’re doing well.

(c) OBA@Thekingsoracle2018.



The queue is rather  long

Oh no! not again

Will I ever be able to get one today?

The almighty Passport

With so much stress attached

So many officials “illegal”

waiting to get a cut from distress citizen

After much ado, the long process is over

Now I have my passport

Andrea got to check out

To find a greener pasture

Though they say, the land is green here

I got to find a greener option




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Simple dimple Smile.

via Daily Prompt: Simple

Simple, Dimple

Mingle, jingle

Turn the world around

with that sway

A simple smile

reveals that innocent dimple

by the corner of her face,

Her voice sonorously rings

through the jingles piercing  the airwaves

Now there she is ready to mingle

with the rest of us

On this simple plain

like all of us,

Her name is “Simple”

Ready to mingle.





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Discover Challenge: Songs from my heart.

via Discover Challenge: Song.

Song my favorite word. Singing has become second nature to me, The feeling that overwhelms me when I take the microphone and stand on the stage, truly I was born for this.  Music found me,and lyrical expression was embedded in my loins, such that even in my sleep ,I am singing a song.

Different songs resonate with me at a different season. lately, I was having difficulties coping with major disappointment,because of the setback, I found that I was emitting negative energy,I didn’t want that.

I just found myself going back to a song I have just written and recorded like a dummy recording, Listening to that song over and over again melted my heart,and reaffirms the Father’s love for me [God].  Even when it seems I am facing a disappointment , I am never alone,my father’s love overwhelms me, helping to see things in the right perspective and helping me realise that there is always a way out. Now that’s the power of a song.

The great Reggae music legend, Bob Marley had this to say about music and song,

One good thing about music,when it hits you, you feel no pain.

Many times in life we face situations pleasant and unpleasant, we are faced with challenges that almost want to snuff life out of us , but as soon a you hear a song that resonates with you, it emits a beautiful feeling and you almost forget what you are going through.

Songs and smells will bring you back to a moment in time than anything else. It’s amazing how much can be conjured witha few notes of a song ora solitary whiff of a room.-Emily Giffin.

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Music found me. Always be in command of your Music.


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It feels good to be back  here again.

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Blog! Blogging!! Blogosphere.

Blog: an abbreviated version of ‘weblog’, which is a term used to describe websites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information.

Blogging is a love /hate relationship, it is not just for fun

Though you must enjoy doing it, but it’s not all the time you are excited about it.

Blogging is a rite of passage to those passionate and serious about it, I hope I can say that about me.

I hear how people are making cool cash out of this chronicles, I would love to get some of the cash  sometimes soon. (who no like better thing0 but until then I keep  on falling in and out and in again with you blog!

In the meantime, I have learnt that it is not about pleasing others, it is about your truth, no matter how great or ugly it may look , write! just write whatever comes to mind till your hands bleed- Because content is king.

The more you let it out, the more it flows from you to the world. You can never tell who’s watching. You can never tell who will identify with your truth.

With my blank space ready for some inkling, Here I stand as a ready writer.

Let my words inspire, let it encourage you as I encourage me.

Above all let the Master writer of life chronicles delight in words, as he lets out His smiles to me as he reads my heart poured out in this space called “blogosphere’. Because God is involved.



Passionately blogging,

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Gratitude Thursday on Friday.

The exercise from Revofkindness this week was centred on gratitude . I wrote a  post on it, you can read it Here. I am someone who likes to thank you to almost everybody for almost anything. I got more and more serious with intentional gratitude when I started keeping a gratitude journal.

I learnt how to be grateful  for all situations, especially unpleasant ones,as I took my gratitude exercise further by meditating on the book of Psalms daily- It’s like a daily dose of thankfulness and gratitude .I take 5 doses daily.

Sometimes, last week I got from someone who had seen me performed somewhere many years back,She heard my songs and saw my book and wanted us to hook up, we tried scheduling a meet to no avail until she called again and ask if I was available and I said yes.

We arrange to meet, and I was supposed to go pick her up from her place to go to the Radio station where she co-anchor a program with her friend. I drove to her place one hour earlier than scheduled time. Because I have a mantra for punctuality, especially when I am not familiar with the route for my appointment. In this case, I didn’t know the route to her house and since I was driving myself I left home early.

She was surprise to see me, an hour before, so I explained to her and all that. I also met her friend and we got talking about my music and how long I have been in the game,all this was happening while my host was getting herself ready so we can head down to the radio station.

As we drove down , we got talking the more,and I knew I will be spending some quality time with this lady, because we just flowed seamlessly in conversation,and I could tell we have quite a few things in common. As we got to the radio station I remembered that I have been to that station once several years back .The memories came flashing fresh once again. We got up to the studio and as we were climbing the stairs I here one of my songs coming out from the airwaves- My friend said to me,’OBA, isn’t that one of your songs playing? I said yes!

Then she asked again,’how do you feel when you hear your songs been played on air? and I said I am always gratefl!

We got into the studio,and she introduced me to the anchor of the program, who was already position behind the machines. Guess what the program is called? Gratitude Thursday with Funmi& Didi.  I mean like seriously! Gratitude again!!

It’s a phone -in program where people call in, to talk about what they are grateful for,and make request or talk to guests on the show. For the next hour, It was really a fabulous time as people called in, to share their gratitude stories. One of the stories got my attention, One young lady called to say that she was grateful for the rain that fell, because she had tried all morning to buy water to fill the tank at home,but somehow the person that sells wasn’t around, and they did have water at home.

The rain fell heavily yesterday and because of that she was able to fill the tank and other buckets,she was excited about it, because that rain was an answer to the water problem she had at home.God works wonders even when it looked mundane or insignificant! some might think what’s the big deal with the rain, but to that lady that called in, it was help at the nick of time. Something to be grateful for.

Other people called in, to express gratitude for families, loved ones, for life and also commented on my music -I am for ever grateful that my skill and talent is making a huge impact and touching lives out there!

I am grateful that I made new friends yesterday,and made the whole crew of TopRadio90.9FM laugh themselves out with the comic side of me, we are laughed and laughed it was such a wonderful time. Because I was reminded again and again, I have every reason to be grateful.

I am grateful that I met amazing ladies touching lives and making impact within their sphere of influence- Yetunde Durand and Funmi Longe the hosts of ‘GratitudeThursday’.


Yetunde and I .
A selfie and 3 pout 😀
Making a divine statement with an African signature.



@The studio TopRadio 90.9
I speak becaause I believe..
The Duo- Funmi& Didi on Gratitude Thursday. So you think you can hide Didi?



With Funmi after the program



Passionately speaking.



That’s how I roll with my  new buddies.  #Gracias
We make others smile.. so we got the smiles too ;D


I am grateful for the new possibilities, as each day unfolds

I am grateful for Life,Love,and so much more.

I am grateful for my amazing audience here 😀 😀



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