Koye's Blog

Koye-Ladele M.
Koye's thoughts on living, loving, and learning
Created 04 Sep 2021
  • Omicron
    28 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    I am not surprised that there’s a new coronavirus variant sending everyone into a panic. The virus is doing what viruses do, mutate, and there will be many more variants before the pandemic is over. (...
  • The Matthew Effect
    21 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 4 2
    Contemplating my future atop the Sacre-Coeur Basilica in November 2018 On this day three years ago, I was cash-strapped. I was approaching the end of my year in business school with an empty bank acco...
  • The Psychology of Money
    14 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 5 0
    Chilling with my first personal finance coach If I close my eyes and think hard enough, I can still conjure up vivid images of my mom’s budget sheets from my childhood. While I prefer to think of her ...
  • One Year an Amazonian
    31 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    November 1, 2020 “I was trying to apply to a position at Amazon today. While updating my CV with post-MBA information, the paucity of new experience gained at Accenture struck me. I need to do better,...
  • Winter Blues, Finding & Working with a Mentor
    24 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Lovely blue skies at the Victoria Park The past week was tough on my energy levels. It was grey and wet from Monday through Thursday, and I missed the sun very badly. I am a child of Ibadan, where the...
  • On black taxes
    10 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    I was recently speaking to someone who is indebted to the tune of 7x their monthly income. Now, not all debt is bad debt. This wouldn’t be noteworthy if they had taken out all those loans to invest in...
  • Virtual bible study and three tips for working more deeply
    03 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 3 2
    With part of the crew. Some of my favourite people in the world One of the things I miss the most about living in Lagos is the spontaneous discussions my group of friends, affectionately known as The ...
  • The CBN goes after AbokiFx; One way to be more creative
    19 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Last week, Nigeria’s Central Bank (CBN) went after AbokiFx for publishing parallel market exchange rates. That is ridiculous – to put it mildly. It’s like going after Live Scores for reporting that Ba...
  • On Turning Thirty...
    11 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    It was a bright and beautiful Sunday ten years ago when I turned 20. It was the last day of Missions, a week-long event organized by OAU’s umbrella association for Christian fellowships, and it was my...
  • Tuition scholarships for five OAU final-year students; Show me Your Work
    05 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    After much hemming and hawing and obsessing over minutiae, I am delighted to share www.etkolscholars.org with the world. While the site has been ready for months, I’ve had one reason (read excuse) or ...
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