Candlelight’s Clarion Call #EndSARS

In the brewery of brutality
they were crushed and killed.
By custodians of criminality
innocent bloods were spilled.

Silenced by trigger happy cops,
yet their peace is loud and clear.
It roars and rages from rooftops
to fight police fierceness and fear.

In the sanctuary of our streets
a million-candle sparkles.
Timeless tales told with tweets
as every timeline twinkles.

Every candle screams in silence
“justice must prevail”.
Politicians can’t preen in pretence
while heroes travail.

The end of bad governance is here,
It’s happening right now.
The end of police brutality is here,
It’s happening right now!

#EndSARS protests in Nigeria took a different and emotional twist today, Friday October 16, as protesters all across the nation and in Diaspora holds a candle night in remembrance of all victims of Extra-judiciary killings and police brutality.

Recall that the protest started as a critical response to incessant police brutality and extrajudicial killings by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigerian Police Force which was disbanded by the Inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu who later, announced the establishment of Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) to replace SARS.

Feminist Coalition, a group of young Nigerian feminists formed in July 2020 with a mission to champion equality for women in Nigerian society has been at the forefront of the protests, mobilizing resources, raising awareness, coordination protests and so on.

The names of some of the victims published by Feminist coalition

The names of some of the victims published by Feminist coalition

Some videos and pictures from the candle night

Say a prayer for Nigeria. Africa deserves a living and thriving giant, not a corrupt and crawling ant.
© Adeleke Adeite All Rights Reserved

You Are Made To Manifest

Stop magnifying your mistakes,
You are not a total wreckage.
Stop being haunted by heartbreaks,
You are still a complete package.

Flaunt your faith, floor your fears,
God’s promises are timely and true.
Crush confusion, tame your tears,
Your best days are ahead of you.

You are made to manifest,
Refuse to be boxed into a corner.
You are created for conquest,
Storm the stage of life like a winner.

You are an expression of God,
A matchless and priceless work of art.
Don’t be deterred by life’s rod,
Hope abounds for your broken heart.

Life is an ocean of opportunities
Learn to cruise with the current.
Life is a potpourri of possibilities,
Learn to maximise the moment.

© Adeleke Adeite

I’m Happy To Miss You (Poetry)

Meeting you was a date with fate
I thought I have found a soulmate.
Your friendship was my cocoon
when loneliness broke my boon.

I will never forget our first hangout,
the aura of your love cleared my doubt.
Gentle breeze caressed us at twilight
till we were woken by sunlight…

Your smiles sparkled like the stars,
I soon forgot all my scary scars.
Your heartbeat was loud and clear,
lyrics of love crept into my left ear.

I stopped searching for love,
for in you, I found a darling dove.
I had plans to put a ring on it
until a war broke out in my spirit.

I was ready to forever live with you,
my love for you was pure and true.
But yours were full of dark clouds,
and your lies were loud and proud.

Though you broke my heart
and our souls had to grow apart,
Since I was not sad when I met you;
I will be very happy to miss you!

© Adeleke Adeite 2020

What do you consider as red flags in relationships, share in the comment section. Thank you.

Past Obstacles and Present Opportunities

Old friends becomes new enemies,
past obstacles turn new opportunities.
in all these, I embrace life, light and love,
my heart clings to hills of help up above…

Through the lies and losses of life,
in the steams of storms and strife…
Sometimes in fear, I fumble and fall;
in God’s arms I stand strong and tall.

I have been through the valley of death;
and on mighty mountains I lost my breath…
In pains and pleasure, God has been faithful;
and in the heart of my heart, I am grateful.

In years past I have met and missed friends;
some gave it all while some had nothing to lend.
but to those who made my skies bright and blue ,
Thank you for being timely and true.

I am not where I used to or wished to be
to some folks I may be like a starved tree…
before men, I may not be on motion…
but God is expanding my roots to reach nations.

O I have seen the darkest of nights
when silent stars hugged a mute moonlight
I have common flaws and fears
At times, I shed midnight tears…

My heart bleeds for the helpless
My soul screams, I feel cheerless…
The Calendar counts as time ticks
When will these silent stars speak?

-Adeleke Adeite

Aspire to Inspire

There is a drop of greatness in everyone, no one is created empty, useless or worthless. God deposited the seed of success in everyone but only few people nuture the seed to grow into a florishing field and garden of greatness.

There is a time to arrive and a time to depart, in between is the opportunity to stay. Every opportunity comes with responsibility and such must be carried out with diligence to enjoy the full benefit of the opportunity.

Success is a choice; if you are willing to succeed, no one can stop you and if you are willing to fail, no one can force you not to fail.
To succeed in any given field, attempt the following.

#Desire something great for yourself and those around you.
#Enquire from successful men and women; read books and relate with great people.
#Acquire new skills, materials and innovative information that can help you fulfil your dreams. Attend seminars and workshops.
#Require great things from yourself and others; set targets and find friends who can help you achieve your set target.
#Perspire and work smart. Make plans and work out your plans without procastinating.
#Refire and never retire even in the face obstacles and opposition.
#Inspire others to get better… Investing in others makes you a super success.

Your decision to change your direction is sometimes your passport to your destination. Take time to reflect on your present position and what you must do to get to your desired destination.
Your friend in the school of Success,
Adeite Adeleke

Open Arms and Pointed Finger

Some friends and family find it hard to assist you to get your business ideas and career prospect become a reality because they are in a social and financial competition with you.
Strangers find it easy to help you, sometimes because they do not feel any sense of competition.
Our greatest disappointment will not come from strangers but from close associates. Not really because they are bad people, it is in human nature to compete. We fast forget that our destinies and destinations differ.
However, it is important to know that help comes from God and He chooses to use the most unlikely people in the strangest of ways and in unknown places.
It is our expectations that get us disappointed, not the people we depended on for help.
Stop expecting too much from people, everyone has a cross to carry. Pursue your dream with open arm and not with pointed fingers. Stop blaming friends and start welcoming helpful strangers.
You are your own best friend and biggest fan.
Shalom,
Adeleke Adeite.