Minds magazine is an initiative borne out of a burgeoning desire to elevate the Nigerian youth beyond the current levels of under-achievement. The recent verdict on the Nigerian youth is damning in all facets of assessment, from poor educational performances to accusations of a complete breakdown in the value system.

At Minds, we are fully solution – oriented, a quality that we have consciously developed over the years solely because we have realized in dealing with several Nigerians and observing news and current events emanating from Nigeria that a sizable number of the country’s citizens are problem – focused with few solutions being proffered to address key issues. A case in point is the pronouncement by the former president about the state of affairs of the current youth, without outlining plausible solutions to the malaise that had hitherto been identified. We have ascertained that Nigerian youth have vivid ideas about their future and some have actually developed tangible strategies for achieving their goals, however they have been constrained by the prevailing mindset and cultural expectations.

Youth are curious by their very nature. They always want to know and when they know, most often they emulate. That is the basis for culture. Our culture in Nigeria is taking on a twist that we neither envisaged nor desired due to the curiosity of our teenagers. We understand the need for drastic change and we are willing to be the agents for the transformation of values back to the African tenets that we remember.

Societal ills are taking control of our youth to day and exposure to western cultures means that we are dealing with influences from home and abroad. With the click of a mouse, we are transported to foreign lands and foreign problems. There needs to be a calming force in the midst of the ever changing technological maelstrom.

Minds Magazine is the brain child of Apeh H. Iwodi.

borne out of a burgeoning desire to elevate the Nigerian youth beyond the current levels of under-achievement. The recent verdict on the Nigerian youth is damning in all facets of assessment, from poor educational performances to accusations of a complete breakdown in the value system.