You Only Live Once


The Dalai Lama when asked what surprised him most about humanity had said, ‘Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money, then sacrifices money to recuperate his health, and then he is anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present, the result being that he does not live in the present or the future, he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never lived’. I’m not sure there ever has been a more intelligent array of words that best describes the irony of life.

Being trapped in this insane everyday Nigerian hustle that deservedly comes with guidelines such as ‘No dulling’ and ‘No sleeping on bike’ one might find oneself going through life without as much as stopping to smell the flowers. So in a bid to try to make sure this doesn’t happen to our dear countrymen, the ousted happiest people on earth, we have drawn up a bucket list to help pull you through the hassle.

[rad-hl]Read a Nigerian classic[/rad-hl]: Cuddle up to some of the all-time Nigerian classics and best sellers.

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[rad-hl]Learn to play a musical instrument[/rad-hl]: Music is the fuel of life. Why not master the art of handling at least one musical equipment

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[rad-hl]Get married[/rad-hl]: Indulge yourself into our wedding store to plan the perfect wedding.

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[rad-hl]Support a football team[/rad-hl]: ‘Football is not a matter of life and’s more important than that’. Buy a jersey and support a football club today!

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[rad-hl]Stay fit[/rad-hl]: Stay in shape by taking advantage of our wide array of home gym, fitness and medical equipment.

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[rad-hl]Own a pet[/rad-hl]: Have an addition to the family. For all your feeding and grooming needs we’ve got you covered.

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Learn to speak a foreign language: Break one of the topmost barriers of human existence and learn a new language.

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[rad-hl]Capture life[/rad-hl]: Memories last forever. Capture the best moments of your life.

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[rad-hl]Go to an event[/rad-hl]: Dress up. Be out and about. Experience life.

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Support a cause: The chance for you to be a hero in the lives of people in your own little way.


[rad-hl]Beautify your home[/rad-hl]: Transform your house into a home by moving in on our range of home and living products.

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Shower in/Climb a waterfall: Erin Ijesha waterfall in Osun State has been described as a craft of supreme architecture. Encounter this mountain of mystic and myth.


Watch a blockbuster movie..on its opening night: Take pride in being the village town crier who has heard/seen the latest in town.

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[rad-hl]Learn a skill[/rad-hl]: Become your own boss and rule your world by acquiring a skill.

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So there you have it, the bucket list you can have by your side when you are bored stiff in front of your office computer or television helplessly thinking that there has to be more to life. Proudly and exclusively Nigeria so there is no running with the bulls in Pamplora or skydiving into the Grand Canyon but fingers crossed you found these equally exciting and worthwhile.

This article was written by Yemi Kuti