Category Archives: Personal Experience

“My first encounter with the divine was special to me. I didn’t see heaven open up, didn’t see flying angels or see the hand of God. It happened when I got baptized with the Holy…

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My Guitar Story Breakfast. D–ner, with faith that Someday it’d be enough to get you. On this beautiful Wednesday, My colon weighed more, the notes multiplied, with a broad smile I told me “Tori, its…

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Growing up people asked why I liked to smile the way I did. Upper gums visible, upper and lower teeth visible, cheekbones high and eyes almost squinting. So I thought it was bad to smile…

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Rita’s Story “After 3 JAMBs, I finally got admission in 2009 but not without scourge from my dad. He threatened to send me to a College of Education if I didn’t pass that exam. In…

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“This was 2011, my first time in Calabar. I had come down for my upcoming post-UME exams and I was staying with my elder brother in the hostel, Malabor. I was walking down to the…

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People of Calabar is a personal project of Sayyid Elabor. He believes everyone has a story to tell. So he runs, jumps, and sprints around Cali town, getting random people to share their stories with him.
Everyone always has an interesting, funny or inspiring story to tell. Your story could be someone’s motivation.

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“I’ve had lots of goofy experiences,” she pauses for a moment. With her eyes turned upwards in their sockets possibly trying to recollect all the memories. They stay this way for some time before a…

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When I woke up, my room was dark. I didn’t want to wakeup. I only wanted to keep sleeping, keep sleeping and have a ghost read for and write my exams for me. The time…

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Am I the only one that thinks I get it all wrong almost all the time? I know I can’t be the only one that feels this way. Like, where next? Am I right to…

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Most Outstanding Generals, CEOs’, Athletes, Inventors and other successful folks Throughout history share many things in common… Let’s touch just the preliminaries today With emphasis on ‘A Winning Spirit’ From David killing Goliath and winning…

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If I never get heartbroken I would never understand what it feels like to once love and still desire a love long gone. If we never get depressed, we wouldn’t be able to spin out…

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What makes the gods thunder with laughter? What brings the Devil to tears? What makes love hurt? What makes evil geniuses tickle with such brain power? What makes love break people— Shouldn’t it strengthen? What…

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Don’t you just want to do stuff and not care what others would say? Don’t you just want to leave the house with those comfortably loose free clothes and not care how styleless you’d look.…

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To Nne’m Today doesn’t have to be momma’s day for me to celebrate you, cause I’d celebrate you everyday. I’ve read that the older we grow, the more we realize that we have to respect…

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My mind was in its usual state, far away from my body. All I could think of was 12pm! 12pm and I hadn’t done my morphology assignment yet. I walked as fast as my feet…

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I’ve lived a good part of my life envying people. It was crazy back then you know, just wishing I could live their lives, wishing I could enjoy like they did, having low self-esteem. But…

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