Buhari Does Not Promise To Bring Back Our Girls — And I Respect Him For That

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I know what you’re thinking: two back to back posts about Nigeria? Well, even if you’re not thinking it, I definitely am. I don’t usually like blogging about anything back to back, but I read Buhari’s op-ed on New York Times yesterday, and I just had to mention it here. I am not into politics at all, and I am even less into Nigerian politics. When GEJ was President (yes, I am deliberately referring to his administration as past tense), I used to get boiling mad whenever I read something from Continue Reading

We Are Not One Nigeria

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In America, we are dealing with racial tensions. It's never over really, but sometimes, it dies down a little bit, and temporarily, people sleep with both eyes closed. And then cases like Walter Scott unfortunately happen, and we have to wonder yet again why another Black man has been murdered, and will we be next? In Nigeria, we deal with tribal tensions and discord. I might be wrong, but I tend to think that our tribal discord is worse than the racial discord in America because in America, Continue Reading

Giveaway: $50 Gift Card To AMI Club Wear!

AMI Club Wear Giveaway

I promised that there would be more giveaways, and voila! There's one today. It's a $50 gift card to AMI Club Wear, and show of hands if you don't like shopping. Now, show of hands if you don't like shopping for free. Yeah, I thought as much. AMI Club Wear is an online retail store that sells fashionable shoes, clothes, and accessories at very affordable prices - not that you'd have to pay with your own money, if you win this giveaway anyway. Goodluck! Entering is very, very simple. Continue Reading

Book Review: Soul Sessions by Carson Gage

Soul Sessions by Carson Gage

I sincerely miss the days of reading books like reading was going out of style. When I was younger, had no bills, and nothing but time, all I did was read. I'd go to the library and come home with 20 books, and during the summer, I'd take my favorite position under the dining or coffee table, and I would devour them. These days, I'm lucky to read a tweet. That said, I'm so happy that I got to read this book. It's called Soul Sessions by Carson Gage, and I bought it off Amazon so that was Continue Reading

Dear Vera, I’m Unhappily Married

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Dear Vera, I have been divorced for 7 years and remarried for 6 years. I have 2 teenage children with my ex and 1 grown child from a prior relationship. We married when I was 24 and my child was 4. After 15 years of marriage I divorced him solely for his inability to control his alcohol. There was never any violence, just emotionally unavailable. I felt I was putting our children first when I left. Our relationship for 3 years after divorce was cold and very bitter! I noticed he slowly began Continue Reading

What Buhari’s Election Means To Me

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Although I was aware of what was going on during the election, I was not actively or purposely following it. But it was hard to miss it. Everywhere I turned, there was one update or the other with the #NigeriaDecides. I read views from both PDP and APC supporters. I read about the infamous debate between the youths representing both parties. Igwe started to watch the video, but I just could not be bothered. Maybe it's my lack of political wisdom, but I did not understand why people who would Continue Reading

Journal #3: March 2015

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Welcome to April. And just like that, March, too, is over. March was an eventful month. For starters, Igwe and I became god parents to Solachi's 3rd baby, Amaka. See her pictures and read about it HERE. Unlike February that sped past me with a blur, March had a number of days where all I wanted to do was stay in bed. I didn't want to work. I didn't want to blog. I didn't want to do anything. There were times that I didn't want to take a shower sef, and I cannot confirm or deny if I Continue Reading

Let Me Tell You About My Yoruba Neighbor, Kemi

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Ehn ehn [in high pitched voice like my mommy], Ndi Yoruba relax, I am not here to disrespect your korshor (culture). So remember my neighbor, Tatiana? Well, she's been gone since 2014, thank God. She was a nuisance. Now, I want to tell you about my Yoruba neighbor, Kemi. I don't know how long she's been my neighbor, and she lives in the building next to mine (no, she didn't take Tatiana's space), but Kemi makes my heart go paulina-paulina. She makes it yori yori. She makes it go kpo kpo di kpo Continue Reading

Curves Need Love, A Plus Size Tankini Shows Your Assets

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Shopping for plus-size swimwear at your local department stores can be extremely frustrating. There’s a limited amount of styles for anyone who isn't exactly a size four and the salespeople are often clueless about how to dress a plus size figure. Add that to the fact that swimwear is only available in the peak summer months, and you might as well stay home. If you've ever found yourself sad and discouraged while wrestling with an ugly outdated swimsuit in a department store changeroom, there Continue Reading

Do You Kiss With Your Morning Breath?

Morning Breath

Something I have noticed on television is how couples wake up in the morning and start kissing. I'm not talking about just a little peck on the lips, but like full blown kissing, tongue and all. I know that on television, they don't actually have bad breath cause they're just acting. But it makes me wonder, are there people who wake up and swap spit with their spouse? Yuck. I wish you could see my face as I type this post. As you may have guessed already, I do not kiss in the morning! I Continue Reading