AuthorAkin Ibitoye

What to Write when you don’t Know What to Write

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  It has been a hazy couple of years, and like a dripping faucet, the energy I usually derive from putting my thoughts into words has leaked away into the great unknown. What joy is there in sharing my most intimate thoughts with complete strangers? Is there a point to us humans just curious about what is going on in other people’s lives? No matter the color of your skin, or the society that...

The Spark

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At this point, I should give you a bit of background information on how I got to that point. My earliest memory of getting interested in technology was in early 1993 and I had just witnessed my dad bring a huge device out of our stereo system. I was so upset I began to cry, telling him how he has damaged the equipment (I loved listening to the radio), unfazed, he coupled the stereo as it was and...

Highly Indebted

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There is no self-made human being anywhere, we are all products of the people in our lives, a reflection of who they are. More often than not, we turn out just like the people closest to us, and we perpetuate or if at all possible, re-invent ourselves to chart a new course. I would like to appreciate some of those people who shared their knowledge with me. Sometime in December of the year 2000...

Growing Up in the 90s

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I remember rapping in primary school for uncle Sola, my teacher who also raps. We would rap together and he would let me have the second verse after he took the first verse. Somehow, we would rehearse every day during break time and sometimes after school hours. It got to a point he told me that if I practiced and got so good, he would take me to the United States of America. I was about nine...

Newton's Second Law of Motion in Life

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Newton’s Second Law of Motion says, “The rate of change of Momentum is directly proportional to the force applied”. This implies that to get to the point where you achieve your goals, you will have to work very hard at the beginning.  Remember Newton’s First Law, you are starting from Zero. The force of inertia (the reluctance to leave a state of rest) is your biggest...

LIF101 – POST NO BILL

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I want to tell you a story, and in the next couple of minutes, I would appreciate if you could loan me your undivided attention. I promise to return it with interest;A child was born in an urban area in the heart of Lagos state almost 3 decades ago, attended about 5 primary schools, finally obtained a first school leaving certificate, from there on to just 1 secondary school, being a very...

Three Decades On

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Its been almost 9 months since my last post and looking back now, I had been drifting gradually from writing and focused more on joining the race that over 2 million individuals before me had run faithfully.I was born on a cool Saturday morning somewhere in Lagos Nigeria, back when the military junta was making a comeback and the Naira was stronger than the US Dollar (yes, that time existed in...

#ChildNotBride

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#ChildNotBride was the major rallying cry over the weekend and it brought to the fore, our innate feelings of love and compassion for our fellow humans, especially our children. Let us borrow a leaf from the reaction generated by this debased form of thinking (inferred or not) and extend that same anger to the paraplegic educational system, the hostile business environment, the derogatory lyrics...

About AI

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Akin Ibitoye is a Computer Maintenance Expert who studied Physics at the prestigious Lagos State University. The first encounter he had with a computer was with a laptop running Windows 98 Operating System in 1999 while he was attending a Conflict Resolution workshop organized by the Christian Impact for Nigeria (CIFN, a UK-based charity organization comprised of Nigerians in Diaspora) and that...