my personal experience with 15 wonderful kids!

Yesterday night, I had the opportunity of discussing tawheed with some kids in faraway Canada, like 15 of them. I was a bit tired with the activities of the day but hey, there I was at 9PM, teaching and discussing tawheed with brilliant kids far away from Nigeria.

It was such a fulfilling moment that brought some Nostalgia of when I was still an active class teacher in Lagos.

And having the opportunity to discuss Allah and His beautiful names is an experience I always look forward to.

The kids were very welcoming…

on the difficult journey to a beautiful transformation

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It’s 11:17pm here as I write.

And everywhere is cold and silent, save the noise from my generator. That is how we live. Where I live, and for most Nigerians, we sacrifice silence for electricity. It’s that pathetic.

As I sit across my desk in this cold room my mind drifted over the past 2 months and I am mostly proud of some critical decisions I made and the aftermath results unfolding.

September 1, 2020 I walked away from my full time Job.

It was a nice job with memorable experience and lots of fun. It was 3 years of…

a fisherman

Your Message is your Hook.

Your Story is your Bait

Your Audience are the Fishes

Your Environment is the Ocean/River

For you to grab the attention of and catch as many Fishes (AUDIENCE) as possible, your Hook (MESSAGE) must carry an enticing, captivating and irresistible Bait (STORY).

Stories are magical. They are like magnets, and pierce deep into the hearts of your audience and connects them to you.

It is what makes us tick.

A good story can help you explain an idea.

But a Great Story educates, entertains and ultimately fired-up your collective imagination.


In writing…

how to use powerful imagery and visual storytelling to hook your prospects and land more sales.

Blendtec’s Will It Blend?

Have you watched the video above? If not, watch it, it’s just 3min long.

How did you just feel after watching it?

“Damn it! This is a super crazy blender — it blends an iPhone!”

Now, you’re probably checking out the name of the blender and hoping to get one, isn’t it? Haha!

What did Bledtech just do? They showed you the efficiency of their product. And that is triggering the “I must buy this” in you.

Have you ever read a book and it took you back in time that you felt like you were…

(a reflection on man and death)

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How soon have you forgotten

That yesterday your heart shrank

Out of fear of the sand

That will fill your mouth in

The grave — how come you’re

Short in memory? Wasn’t it a few

Days ago that Tunde, your friend,

passed away.


How soon have you forgotten

Your bosom ‘ol friends

That you built sandcastles

Together in Mama Agba’s courtyard

After you tire yourself in the rain

Dancing, singing, jumping bare-footed

Where are they? One two, three…

How many of you are left?

Have you soon forgotten!


How soon have you forgotten

The horrific news of deaths…

why you need to strike when the iron is hot

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If you have ever been to a blacksmith’s shop you will notice their mastery of this principle. They understand that for them to have a good carve of whatever they are going to make, whether it is pieces of jewellery, tools like swords, axe etc., they have to hit the iron while it is hot. Blacksmiths use red-hot fire to heat metal into a malleable form where they can hammer, bend, cut, form, and create a variety of goods. They don’t waste time.

They strike while the iron is hot.

As a salesperson, I understand this better. I have a…

Yesternight you were
The devil wear —
ing a mask and a glove
Stealthily towards that house
Armed with iron and sharp metal blades
One. Two….wasn’t that your number six-
teen? You jumped shamelessly on innocent girls
And force your disdainful bestial rod
Into their cultured treasure garden –
Spilling evil stinkily-cursed seeds of hell

You took cover in darkness
To commit your evil crime
And today, at dawn when we
Weep and our hearts bleed
from the evil that befell us in the
dark while the town was asleep
You are at the forefront — shedding

Once there was a man who saw an ad of a freezer at a crazily ridiculous price of $50. It was unimaginable, a freezer being advertised for $50. But, a smart man as he was, he wouldn’t let this offer pass him by. He knew what the average price of a freezer was — around $500. He was glad. “Yes, I would save $450,” he rejoiced.

He dialed the number on the ad, and ordered for the freezer.

Deal closed. He was happy!

Soon, he got the freezer and put it to work.

On the first day, he wanted to…

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My late dad, Abdulfattah Jimoh was a man of wit. May Allah forgive him and grant him paradise. Composed, and very easygoing, he would hold me by hand as we go to negotiate and close business deals as far back as when I was 10. One of the things he always echoed into my ears was

“Ibrahim, always maintain decorum.” Yes, I was very smart and full of ideas but he cautioned as I grow old, “be discreet with your plans until you’re done implementing.” Till date, I’ve kept that in my heart.

See, the world is a fierce playground…

When I was in Kano running my Cyber Café business I made a lot money from writing reports, projects, and most especially, resume and CV.

At a point what was bringing in the money was >95% writing and not browsing. I made research with my data bundle.

Interestingly, most were from BUK and other tertiary institution students and some Corps members and graduates. Others were corporates.

That was 2016–2017.

My very good friend and benefactor, Saheed Oladele (SURETRUST) whom we shared a great time together would visit me at Kawo area where I had my Cafe, and I often spend…

Ibrahim Jimoh

Author|Writer| Entrepreneur|Communication and Digital Media Strategist| Peace Advocate|Fellow, Equal Access Int.|Poet|Founder,

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