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The unnecessary game of numbers




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By Ovundah Nyeche.

The game of numbers…

Medical school was a funny period…

Year 4 especially…

Almighty Pharmacology and Pathology…

You check the board… See your scores… And boom it is low, well lower than you thought you would score and then you spy matriculation number XYZ…your score is higher than his and suddenly all anger within you evapourate…

At least I am better off than…XYZ!

You check the board again… Your scores need emergency resuscitation, but you check again and discover it was a slaughter house… Figuratively a cow was killed on the result sheet, it was bloody… You dare not feel sad… The “motor did not jam only you”…In fact it killed a lot of people.

You check the board on another day, and you did very very well, far above your expectation… But you check the board again and you discover it was bonanza for everyone, Father Christmas, passed this way, you spy ZYX’s matriculation number and his scores are higher than yours and you feel sad and deflated…

Many times this behaviour spill over and follow you outside school…

You had no “wahala” patrolling on “Legedis Benz” and immediately you see someone you knew or know driving, your stomach turns bitter and boils…

You are happy with your comfortable small light Toyota Camry and then you see your friend patrolling on his Lexus or Mercedes SUV and you feel pity for yourself…

No way…. Wu Wu not take it… You look down on yourself and measure your worth and progress by an automobile.

You put your #200 on the offering plate, it is all you have got, and you see someone who is your peer, put several #1000 on the plate and you shiver and get angry…

Your children attend a decent school, they can read and write and are doing everything they should at their age and immediately you discuss with your friend and he tells you the millions he spends on his children’s school fees, you immediately condemn yourself and pass a vote of no confidence & retrogression on yourself.

And so you compete, compare and measure your worth based on unnecessary numbers…

And you stress yourself not necessarily on what you need, but what your mates have or do not have; and what you think you should have because they do.

You smash your head when you see pictures of them in vacation, or doing things in your world of fantasy…

Don’t kill yourself for nothing…

Don’t live your life in a cycle of unending competitions…

Be all you were created to be… And grow in your own time.

Let the great things others do motivate you and not take the wind out of your sail.

Again what do I know?

#HearWord #HearWordseries


wahala: Problem.

Legedis Benz: Having no car and walking on foot.

Wu Wu not take it: Protesting internally or externally.

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    Dr Semire

    September 4, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Lovely. Would apply

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      September 4, 2018 at 6:42 am

      Thank you for your feedback.

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    September 4, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Great stuff. Wu wu not take it! I have learnt a new one

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      September 4, 2018 at 7:54 am

      Thank you so much Dr Irene for your feedback

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    September 4, 2018 at 9:25 am

    …hmmmm, CHOICE- the divide to chose (to live or not to live) between the foolishness of the lures and yore; and the contriteness of the fluid and floss of our competitive life.

    The scriptures sum it up for us:
    2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

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      September 4, 2018 at 10:47 am

      Thank you so much Fred, for your feedback.

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    Chinwe Okeke

    September 4, 2018 at 10:09 am

    I just came here to make noise… Nice one sir… Let’s also count our blessings and our days

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      September 4, 2018 at 9:13 am

      Thank you so much for the feedback

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    Bobby Joachim

    September 4, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Thanks for writing this piece and reaffirming the mind to be content where unnecessary competition is becoming natural.

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      September 4, 2018 at 9:14 am

      Thank you so much Sir for the feedback.

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    Inya Favour N

    September 4, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Indeed the quality of live is determined by choices and decisions…thank you for the reminder Sir

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      September 4, 2018 at 11:57 am

      Thank you so much for the feedback

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      September 4, 2018 at 11:57 am

      Thank you so much for your feedback

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    Dr. Oghenekevwe Daniel Ogidigben

    September 4, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Unnecessary competition/game of numbers really; such that some people take the “competition” to unhealthy levels. Anyways, nice write up Bro & thanks for what you are doing with the hear word series.

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      September 4, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      Great job you are doing too Dr Kevwe… Thank you so much for the feedback

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    September 5, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    People do not have to be unnecessarily competitive. We all have different paths mapped out before we were born. God help us all.

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      September 7, 2018 at 1:46 pm

      Thank you so much for your feedback

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Family Circle

Two can walk together forever…





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By Ovundah Nyeche.

In all thy getting, don’t break your marriage or enter marital problems because of things you read on social media.

All these you are so brave, na so, if it is me… I will not take it… Nonsense man or woman… If he does it, I will do him/her back… Men and women must be put in their place, meniscus, womeniscus, et al… May not be the best for you.

It is also important to note that, people who pour and fire, fire on social media, may not be what they fire in real life…also it is important not to build your marriage on templates that may be faulty.

Like football, great coaches, have a plan or tactics to use, but adapt with the game at hand… Great coaches know when to go for possession and when to concede possession…they know goals and not stats win matches.

As a Christian, my allegiance is to the Word of God, and it guides my relationship with my spouse.

You ginger all the ginger and the word of God, reminds you, O boy, you no try, O boy just look your face for mirror, see that plank wey dey your eyes… 😂 😂 😂 And boom you want to drag leg… But the word of God is not your mate… And you obey and get back your peace…

Like I tell those I tell… Marriage is not war, it is not male vs female… It is not pishim pishim … But a deliberate union, where a man and his wife makes a decision together surmount any challenge and be all what God has destined for them …

If both of you agree to #hearword and both bring 💯 into the union, not 50-50, both of you are vulnerable and open to yourself in your union and ditch the “do you know who I am” or “I did you a favour by marrying you” 😂 😂 😂 and are willing to make your marriage work irrespective of the normal stresses of the relationship… Where both of you look out for the good of your spouse and are willing to walk and work it out to success…

Marriage is a full time job… Don’t allow social media deceive you, it requires investment and thought in the direction you wish it to take… marriage is a wonderful thing…

Everyday airplanes take off and land… Ironically it is the planes that crash or have turbulence that make news… Everyday cars go on long distance journeys and arrive, but it is those that crash or have a mishap that make news…Ships also leave ports and arrive at their destinations, but again, disaster makes more news.
Don’t allow crashes define or determine the mood of your journey…who goes for a journey and is preoccupied about a crash.

It will work out, it is working out… If you are not hearing word in any area of your life be it anger, infidelity, violence, et al … Go and seek for help and don’t commonize it… Get accountable… Invest in knowledge…fix self… Do all you can to make your marriage work.

#selah #hearword #OvdSpeaks #hearwordseries

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Hear Word, from a book reviewer’s eyes…





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By Grace Ngozi Onyebuolise.

A subject can be difficult but if your teacher knows how to use humor and is really good at what he or she does, learning that subject would be easy.

It is one reason I can’t forget my teacher who taught me physics in secondary school.
He could teach, he was funny and ensured we learnt each topic very well.

Real life issues and making choices can be tough. We seem to know the right decision to make but are lured to do the opposite because we find it really pleasurable and being reactive doesn’t require so much energy when compared to being proactive and getting our emotions under control.

In simple, funny, sarcastic, rhetorical but yet beautiful short stories, Doctor Ovundah Nyeche takes us through life lessons on various topics; relationship, sex matters, marriage, failure, personal development, health, character development, friendship and many more.

This book seems small but laced with beautiful short stories that leaves you smiling and telling yourself, “This word enter.”

Most stories are drawn from his personal experiences like the ones found on Pages 69 and 70 titled, Equip Yourself and More Than Papers. While some, like ‘Legend Of The Chaser’ are fictional.

Because of the size of the book, your 8year old may think it’s a book they can read but please, don’t oblige them yet. They are not yet strong to handle stories like Legend Of The Chaser. 😂😂😂😂.

This work is beautifully written. You would find yourself postponing and reading a chapter at a time because of the author’s creative writing style but please, read to the end as a repeat still feels like a first read.

My most enjoyable part of the reading was the chapter that opened my eyes to see this scripture “We know no man after the flesh” in a better and new light.

And like my picture below, the world would present many things to you that would be filled paradox , but choose to Hear Word and zoom in to read a tiny book filled with wisdom to help your life choices.

I am also proud to announce that this wonderful book got it’s creative cover from the amazing designer, Onuora Onianwa
and he can make one for you if you are writing or planning to write a book.

Book Title : Hear Word.

To purchase this book, please do connect with its author, Ovundah Nyeche on Facebook or click the link below if you wish to get a copy delivered to you anywhere in Nigeria.


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I just read my copy of Hear Word.





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By Dr. Adimea Obed.

I decided to practically Hear Word this morning.

My Chief Dr. Ovundah Nyeche ‘finished work’ in this sensational wisdom of the century wrapped in short relatable stories. All in one book

Mixed with enough humour in his characteristic manner that will leave your laughing and learning.

The book contains too much knowledge for the ‘shikini’ money it goes for.

It is divided into 6 parts made up of many short sweet stories.

1)Love sex and marriage ( 17 stories)
2)Leaders of tomorrow (9 stories)
3)Learn, Unlearn, Relearn. ( 4 stories).
4)Pause, Think and Do ( 6 Stories)
5)Social Media etiquette ( 6 stories)
6)Where there is a Doctor. (10 stories)

Tell me why you should not read this book this year?

As a doctor that I am, I couldn’t help but notice an interesting Story in part 6.
Chapter 48
Topic: Diabetes and power failure… can you imagine😂? You must read that story oh.

Final thought there was. It is only wise to listen to your doctor. If you know you will eventually go to the hospital, then just go there first.

This book shall win awards. Note that I told you that first.

Get you own copy from Dr Ovundah Nyeche, too much wisdom.

When OVD speaks l listen.

#HearWord #OVD.

PS To get your paperback copy of Hear Word delivered to you any where in Nigeria you can click the link below.

Or get it on the Okadabooks app

Or via amazon for kindle readers on

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