Drinks on Me! It’s 5WhatsFridaysversary!#5WFs(53rd)

1. What I’m inspired by: This quote notably by T.D. Jakes; “Never make a permanent decision based on a temporary situation”. It is amazing how things shape into clearer perspective when you give it just one more; minute, day, week, month or even a year!

2. What I’m reading: This article by Bloomberg LP on a “predominantly architectural style in Lagos called ‘Face Me I Face You’”. As a Lagosian, tell me something I don’t know, right? This read provides some loose historical context and could perhaps tell something you don’t know. See here: https://bloom.bg/3LSjbYs

3. What I’m excited about: A story of possibilities! Cocomelon’s $3b buy-out is enough to make you set sail on that big dream. But attaining the 2nd largest YouTube channel with total views more than Squid Game and Bridgerton combined, is an outcome of rigorous science and beautiful art. This piece by The New York Times throws some light on the process behind this outcome and explains why your attempts to separate your kids from these shows are doomed to fail. Read here: https://nyti.ms/3MUwvvp

4. What I did: I made it! It’s 5WhatsFridaysversary! I’ve released an edition every week for one year, since first week in May 2021, and oh, what a journey it’s been. There are several reasons why I started this but poignant of all was reading the brilliant Aderonke Atoke T., former editor at BellaNaija mention one of her proudest achievements as writing an article every week for the media house for 5 years! Not sure I can do this for 5 years though (lol), but 100th edition, here we come. I see you. Thanks for doing this with me!

5. What’s up: The new trailer for the #GameofThrones prequel! Are you ready?! “The story is set 200 years before the events of the original series, detailing the history of House Targaryen.” But we all knew HBO was not going to leave one of their most successful shows without exploring backstories and sidestories- thanks to George R.R. Martin. New Cast. New Showrunners. Same fever? We’ll see. Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon begins in August. Watch trailer here: https://bit.ly/3LYHCDt

Have a great weekend.

Enjoy!

Every Friday-ish, I do a quick round up of 5 things; What I’m Inspired by, What I’m Reading, What I’m Excited About, What I Did and What’s Up! These are my takes on 5 significant, sublime and sometimes silly stuff! Follow me on Medium so you don’t miss this! Feedback’s great so don’t forget to clap, like, comment and share with others. Again…enjoy! #5WhatsFridays

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