4th February 2023
  • 9:11 pm Through the Eyes of Ides Ofune – Women Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Motherhood and Higher Education
  • 11:32 am Meet the 2022 shortlisted authors for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing.
  • 5:13 am 6 African startups among World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers 2022 cohort
  • 1:01 pm Canadian Based NGO GoldenKes Foundation holds First Empowerment Program in Nigeria 
  • 5:38 am Meet the 6 Africans shortlisted for 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize
  • 7:49 am Facebook invests in fibre optic cables to improve internet access in Edo State

When working in a group, some people struggle on how to bond with others or how the group dynamics should be. Being able to work in a group is becoming more crucial as companies become global, multicultural and diverse. Whether you belong to group at school, in a family or at work, these tips will […]


If you are from a developing country and have intentions of furthering your studies, scholarships are one sure way of doing it. They make studies easier, ensure you have a seamless stay abroad and could even boost your career profile. However, getting this opportunity seems to be an herculean task for most people. They do […]


   Everything begins from the mind—our dreams, ambitions, opinions are all formed in it. Mental growth, according to APA Psychology is the incremental improvement in a mental function, usually intelligence, with increasing age. Mental growth allows us to unlearn unhealthy mindsets, particularly the ones we picked up as children. Then we can learn, expand our capacity […]


It is amazing how the same microorganisms we avoid everyday are living in us—in their thousands and millions. Bacteria, fungi, viruses and single-celled animals live in the human gut and form the gut microbiota. Surprisingly. scientists have found that these gut microbiota play important roles in our bodies. For example, these organisms help to break […]

Read Empire

Our Desert Bloomer for this week is Lawrence Okon. He is an entrepreneur living in Nigeria who loves sharing his knowledge on growing businesses online. He is a web developer, a blogger and a writer. Due to his drive for mental and emotional well-being of young people, he is currently enrolled in a mental psychology […]

How to successfully develop a reading habit

I started a knowledge series a month ago where I review books and articles drawing out critical insights that are useful for personal development. Ever since I started, if I saved a dollar every time someone asked me how I manage to read the books I review, I think I would be richer that Jeff […]

Dr Weyinmi Erikowa Orighoye

There are some people you admire and wholeheartedly know that when they lay their hands on anything, you trust it will be fantastic. When I got to know that this person had published a journal, I knew I had to go get it. Indeed, it was fantastic! Meet the self-published author of “A Life’s Journey […]

Intentional Parenting

Desert Bloom Initiative is excited to interview Kehinde Mosopefoluwa Babajide as she launches her new initiative, Intentional Parenting. Kehinde has a B.A in French from the Obafemi Awolowo University, an Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Education from the University of Lagos, a Certificate in Advanced Parenting Skills from Alison Online Learning. As a seasoned educator, […]

Godbless Akaighe

As a Doctoral Researcher in the area of ‘Dark Personality Traits’ and having had the opportunity to serve as a ‘Child Pastor’ for 20 years, I combine theoretical understanding and practical experience of child psychology to discuss the childhood roots of narcissism. Narcissism is defined as a personality trait or disorder that everything a person […]

Emmanuel Etti

Anger is a healthy emotion. It’s normal and neither good nor bad. It’s a healthy emotion as any other because it conveys a message, telling you that a situation is upsetting, unjust or threatening. It becomes unhealthy or a problem when you express it in a way that hurt others. Simply put, anger is a […]