Sunday 30 July 2023



I was thinking this morning.... Many that were old enough in the 80s and 90s will remember the iconic American photography company, Kodak, advert promoting its camera and film products. The phrase Kodak moment became very popular and even found its way into the dictionary.

A Kodak moment is a moment in time that is so precious because of its sentimental value or its beauty, one wishes to preserve it on film. This was what happened when Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala scored Nigeria’s third goal in their 3-2 win against Australia.

In the heat of the moment, she pulled off her jersey to create an ‘iconic’ image, which has now gone viral across the world. The Barcelona Femeni forward, who is a Muslim, took to her Instagram page to reveal her dad was not happy with her choice of celebration. She had written “My dad is definitely not happy with my choice of celebration but then again, Life is a collection of MOMENTS."

Life is a collection of moments. Yes, Kodak moments. I have had several Kodak moments in life but will never forget the day we had our very last exams in Uniben. A number of us gathered in the room of Alero Edukugho (now Alero Hans) at the female hostel to celebrate. Music blasted and drinks flowed. At the spur of the moment, Alero placed one of her wigs on my head even as the camera clicked. Thirty-two years later, I can still remember that moment. It was a Kodak moment.😎

Not everything in life is pre-planned or fully thought through. Some actions and reactions are on the spur of the moment. The sentimental value of your Kodak moment does not decrease because it lacks decorum in the eyes of the public.

Do not despise the Kodak moments of your life. Collect and collate them. When you look into the album of your life in 30 to 50 years time, you might regret a couple of your actions but one thing will be certain, you will cherish every one of those Kodak moments. The little things of the past would’ve become great things. Eccl 6:9 says 'Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have.'

Stay hopeful. God's got our back.

Happy Sunday!

......Just the thoughts of a certain Wey Mey

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