Dear Subscriber,

The curtain calls on 2020, the year we saw the Covid-19 pandemic bring the world to a standstill, the year the abnormal became the new norm and we will not forget in a hurry, even if we tried.

We know it’s difficult to unwind at a time of high tension & anxiety. The economy is in a tank, inflation is galloping, unemployment stratospheric and poverty levels daunting. Every rational person or economic agent must be at their wits end on how to survive. That is why relaxnomiks is the best antidote for tension this season.

Nevertheless, Christmas is tomorrow but it sure doesn’t feel like it. No Christmas parties, dinners, concerts or celebrations. Hampers are not in our faces like this time last year, fireworks can barely be heard, even Ajose Adeogun roundabout is still bare without decorations and the buzz is just unusually low. Instead, we are swamped with the news of a new strain of the covid-19 virus, restrictions on social gatherings and the closure of the 3rd mainland bridge & Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

If there is anything 2020 taught us…it will be “Gratitude”! Melody Beattie once said that “gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow”. In the end, it’s not all doom and gloom as covid-19 vaccine inoculations have begun.

As we prepare virtually and skeletally for the Christmas holiday, let’s remember to have fun and stay grateful.

This Christmas edition of the Relaxnomiks has been compiled to help get you into the festive mood. There are tons of interesting articles. Look out for the Nigerian delicacies with a twist, the poetic ode to Diego Maradona and a detailed review on the latest music albums in Nigeria.

We wish you a merry Christmas and a prosperous 2021!!!