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Welcome to July

Wow! It seems like the snap of a finger, and 2022 is halfway gone. But seriously, if you think about how fast this year is going, the idea that time is a fleeting thing makes perfect sense. Time melts like ice on a hot July afternoon and never comes back. 

And just like that, July 4, America’s Independence Day, is around the corner. I know that we look forward to it. So many of us have planned around the holiday – the travels, the cookouts, the visits with friends and family. But, as always, on behalf of Nigerian Parents Magazine (NPM), I advise you to ensure that you travel and celebrate responsibly. In addition to what you have planned, I urge you to take your family to the July 4th fireworks near you. It is a big part of what makes the holiday remarkable and exciting.

Besides America’s independence, the Dog Days of Summer begins on July 3 and starts the hottest and muggiest days of summer. In Astronomy, it is the period when Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the same time as the sun. It is when as the song goes, you “roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy summer days.” Going to the beach, dipping in the pool, or visiting a water park; however, you choose to spend your summer days, the most important thing is having fun and realizing that summer 2022 will never come again.

For the NPM team and I, we will take solace in doing what we do best – canvassing for new features and bringing you encouraging and delightful stories of Nigerians who are doing amazing things in the United States. However, I must tell you that due to demand from our readers to expand the sphere of our stories, NPM will bring you stories of Nigerians who are also doing great things outside of the United States.   

As a family magazine, we want to see how you spend your summer. So we invite you to share your pictures, videos, and stories through editor@nigerianparents.com or on our Facebook page; you might even make it to our feature page.

Speaking of Facebook, I want to use the opportunity of this editorial to thank our followers. You have continued to make our Facebook page pop. If you have not given us the thumbs up on Facebook, on behalf of the NPM team, which is hard at work to ensure that we give you a world-class readership, I urge you to raise that thumb on Facebook for us.

Lastly, I know you have been waiting for the widely advertised NPM interview with Professor Jacob Kehinde Olupona. The wait is over. The first episode of the interview will come out in the next few days. And, may I add that it is as advertised – scintillating and insightful.

As always, I urge you to keep supporting NPM by visiting our website, sharing, and advertising with us. Our goal is to grow it to compete with major western media so that the world will hear your voice. We are laying a good foundation for it; believe it; we are way on our way.

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