Welcome to the month of August. In the next few weeks, our children will be going back to school. Unfortunately, that indicates that the summer months are winding down. As we gradually emerge from the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is my hope that you have made time to do something exciting and fun with your family. If you have not, there are still a few more weeks of warm days to squeeze in activities. Remember, there will never be another summer of 2021.
By now, it is obvious that at Nigerian Parents Magazine (NPM), we love telling the stories of Nigerians. We especially love it when those stories are about courage, resilience, and hope. We believe that these three values connect Nigerians and their offspring to our roots. This month, we will bring you the story of Chinonye – a young girl who has thrived against all odds. Chinonye is an embodiment of these values that make Nigerians thrive, regardless of the challenges they face.
In addition, this month, the wait for my Candid Pen® column is over. I promise that the column will challenge the status quo and bring about conversations and new ways of thinking. I ask that you share your comments and thoughts. In addition to my column, we are also gathering together some of our best contributors, and in the next few weeks, more columns will be up and running. For example, Dr. Ejike Eze will write on Tribes and Tongues. Dr. Eze, our editorial board chairman, is a linguist who trained at several leading universities, including the prestigious University of Cambridge in England. In other words, there will be no better place to discuss tribes and tongues.
As I have always done in my editorials, I ask that you stay engaged with NPM. I understand that the phrase “the best is yet to come” is a cliché. However, in our case, we are working every day to make continuous improvements and ensure that the best is really coming your way.