What Does Church Mean To You?

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I was born and raised a Catholic. I even went to a Catholic high school in Nigeria (St. Louis College, Jos). When we moved to America, we continued attending Catholic churches. But I have never been fully invested in the Catholic church. I liked (still like) some of their doctrines, but spiritually, I just wasn't connecting. So here in America, my friend, Uju invited me to a Nigerian church once, and I loved a lot of things about it. It wasn't Catholic, and it was full of people who had names I Continue Reading

But First, Let Me Wish You A Happy New Year

Happy New Year

I planned on putting up a good ol' post, but then I realized that I haven't even said Happy New Year to you yet, and my mommy taught me well about starting sentences without first greeting. She said it's rude. So Happy New Year to you. Thank you for following me into another New Year. It proves that the juju I did on you to keep you reading is working very well. On New Year's Eve, I found a letter that I wrote to myself on December 28th 2013, and on the envelop, I instructed myself to not Continue Reading

2014: My Year Of Favor

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I've probably told this story on here before, but I'll tell it again. In maybe 2008, I started attending a Redeemed church here in Baltimore. It was my first time ever regularly attending a church that wasn't Catholic. I was born and raised Catholic. That year, the Pastor declared the next year the year of Joy Unspeakable. So 2009 came, and naturally, I expected joy unspeakable, but I got anything but that. That was my year of graduation, but I thought I wouldn't make it because I didn't have Continue Reading

My Birthday Wish List For 2015 Is Here!

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Because I know that you have been desperately waiting for me to release my birthday wish list for 2015. I know you have been having sleepless nights and refusing to eat, drink, or breathe because you have been wondering, what on earth does Vera want for her birthday? Worry no more, the list is here. My birthday is coming up soon, on Wednesday, January 14th 2015. I was going to have a nice birthday party. I already booked the photographer and the DJ, and I made a payment for the hall. It was Continue Reading

Merry Christmas To You And Yours

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Sweet Potatoes!! Merry Christmas to you and yours. May your hearts be filled with joy on this precious day. I'm not doing anything today, apart from going to church at 11:00 AM and going to deliver gifts to my family later in the day. Yesterday we went to church for a Christmas Day service, and it was beautiful as usual. However, this is the best Christmas I have had in a very long time. It's not because of what's happening, but because of what isn't happening, and I am so very grateful Continue Reading

Yes To A Fully Customizable Moto X Smart Phone!

Moto X

Who doesn't like things customized? I mean, whatever it is will be customized just the way you like it. Whatever can be customized, I will customize it. I'm sure that for some of us, if we could, we'd customize our jobs, our cars, our houses, and even our friends and spouses. Yes, please! Picture this: pick your husband's hobby (1) Washing dishes, or (2) Doing laundry, (3) Folding/hanging the laundry. I know there are many, many of us who will jump at this customization. But sorry, as far as I Continue Reading

What Is Up With Nigerian Business Owners On Facebook?

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So Facebook is a great place to do business --- I suppose. I've never tried to sell anything on Facebook, but if I had something to sell, I'd definitely be selling it there.  I've seen a lot of Nigerian businesses sharing their products and services on Facebook. They show pictures and give fancy descriptions, but every time someone leaves a comment to ask, "How much?" the answer is always the same: check your inbox. Is the price a secret? I would have thought that putting the price out Continue Reading

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ideal Image. All opinions are 100% mine. There are many big things that affect a girl's day and life, but there are also a lot of little things that make a whole lot of difference in a girl's life, and sometimes, those little things mean the most. For example, getting new lipstick will have me giddy for days! I'll smell it several times and apply it on my lips, even when I'm not going on, just so I can stare at myself in the mirror. And Continue Reading

With Buca Di Beppo, You Can Host Your Holiday Party Like A Boss!

Buca Di Beppo Italian Food

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Buca di Beppo. All opinions are 100% mine. Even if you’re not the boss, you can still host your holiday party like one. Okay, here’s a secret: I have never attended an official Christmas party. It’s not really something that we [Nigerians] do in America (or maybe it’s just the Nigerians that I know?] And my job doesn’t do them either. I heard they used to do them before, but not anymore. I bought this burgundy pencil skirt that fits like a Continue Reading

So You Just Allowed A Yoruba Man To Carry You Away? She Asked Me

My man crush

I've always known that there is tribal tension among the tribes in Nigeria, but nothing has put it in perspective for me as much as being an Igbo girl married to a Yoruba man. Some of my [Igbo] people look at me like I'm crazy and naive for marrying a Yoruba man, and some of Igwe's [Yoruba] people look at him like he's some kind of god for being bold and strong enough to marry an Igbo  girl. Ah, Omo Igbo??? They treat him like he just told them that he'll be deploying to Iraq to fight the war Continue Reading