• Lifestyle,  Soul

    Ultimately, You’re All Alone

    So, the last week was quite overwhelming. Things started off on a good note: school was back in action, registration sahara was over and done with. Yet, as class after class was attended and tasks were dished out, I began to feel overwhelmed. On one hand, I had certain duties I had to carry out which was stressful because people don’t corporate. On the other hand, assignments were already being dished out left and right, coupled with two surprise assessments thrown into the mix. There were also a host of books we needed to bring to each class. Slowly but surely, I began to feel overwhelmed. Yellow fever! _____ I…

  • Soul,  Thoughts

    The Day

    A piece by Mind of Amaka β€œClose your eyes, and let us take a few prayer points.” Said the pastor, his voice booming across the large auditorium, carried by the microphone which he clutched tightly. He wore a navy blue suit, looking dapper from top to bottom. On his shiny forehead were beads of perspiration, formed after more than 45 minutes of energetic preaching. His eyes scanned the crowd, a look of fire in them. The 10,000-capacity church was filled to the brim, and slowly the variety of bodies began to move. Some sat down and rested their heads on their laps, some knelt down with hands clasped, others stood…

  • Soul

    Be Moved: Favourite Gospel Songs

    I honestly love music with all my heart. I’m not the best singer, nor do I play any instruments, but there’s something about music that just has a magical effect on me. It can bump up my mood, make me feel sober and reflective (β€˜Draking’) or just catapult my heart & mind into some kind of different realm. Thisβ„˜β„˜β„˜β„˜β„˜ is especially the case when it comes to Gospel music. Gospel music, I feel, can be a way for me to connect even though like I said here, I feel so disconnected. I LOVE Gospel music, but I’m also very picky. When I want it to be fast, it has to…

  • Soul,  Thoughts

    Candidly Amaka: The Day I Asked for Death

    Depression is a big thing, It affects so many people around the world. It’s like a dark figure with a chokehold on you, invading your mind and body. It makes you feel worthless, it drains you. It makes you reluctant, it makes you doubt. I hope to bring more awareness to mental issues throughout my writing journey! Anyway, depression affected me strongly and still does to this day. However, at one point it got so overwhelming that I tried to pray to God to take me away. By the time you finish reading this, I hope you’ll take time to observe the people around you and reach out to those…

  • Soul

    Confession: I Don’t Love God

    Every Sunday feels the same. I wake up early enough, but then proceed to waste time doing a plethora of unnecessary things instead of getting ready for church. I then am filled with regret as I rush to find a scarf to wear over my head, rush to pack my things into my small bag and also try to fill in the Sunday School workbook before I arrive at church. Church starts at 7.30am, and every Sunday during announcements I chorus this with the rest of the church. In reality, I haven’t been able to arrive at church before 7.30am since the start of this year. Walking to church most…