How are you doing? Before I start I wanna let you know that in 2019, you'd still love Garri.* Especially with milk, groundnut and dangerously chilled water.
Lets get to business.
As you grow up in Nigeria. Be smart.
You're a Lagos boy, be sharp.
Always mind your business. Never join the crowd to watch a public scene, you'd lose you wallet if you do.
Never take it personal for being born in Nigeria, be grateful.
Don't jump out of a moving Danfo** , you'll have a scar that will still be there in 2019. I know a lot of people do it. But don't. I hope you listen.
Most of the things you're shy of don't matter. Yeah, that's true, i'm your older self.
You'd have many Strike Actions by University Lecturers in your university days. One of such will be six months. Don't be afraid of seeking out internship opportunities.
Damn it Seun, don't be afraid.
A word is enough for the wise.
Naija*** is a funny country but good people abound in the land, share in the positivity. Make friends, don't be concerned about being snubbed. Damn fear. Learn to network and keep it. The guys you traded FIFA Games with in the early 2000s, reach out to them Seun. Stay in touch. Enough said.
I know you love reading Punch Newspapers. But don't be caught arguing about the Government. It's a waste of time. Use your energy for better things.
Be inspired. Stay driven.
In a couple of years you'd loan out the family copy of C. S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia. You'd learn this lesson the hard way.
Never borrow someone what's not yours.
To be continued...
*Garri is a staple food in Nigeria made from Cassava.
**Danfo is the name called commercial buses in Lagos. They are painted in yellow.
***Naija is... well another word for Nigeria.