Recap Of Baltimore Blogalicious Pop Up Event

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Last week Wednesday, I had the pleasure of attending a pop of event hosted by the Blogalicious, and it was beyond amazing. But before it became amazing, there was me crying in the car, frustrated. Let me rewind. First of all, this is the first time I have ever attended a blog-related event in Baltimore. I don't know if they never have them, or if I just never hear of them. There are usually cool events in cities like Chicago, New York, Dallas, L.A, etc --- but never Baltimore. So when I heard Continue Reading

Being Female In Nigeria Is Not For The Faint At Heart

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Yesterday I woke up from a nap and visited Twitter where I saw a hash tag that awoke the beast in me. Well, that's what I'm calling it. It could just be that I had a lot of say. It was a hash tag that discussed the uncomfortable truth of what it means to be female in Nigeria and all the indignation you will face, just for being female. While the hash tag says female IN Nigeria, you don't actually have to be in Nigeria to experience this brand of sexism. Being a Nigerian female and dealing with Continue Reading

Church Just Isn’t What It Used To Be


I know it probably sounds a bit crazy, considering there's nothing new under the sun, and there isn't anything happening now that has never happened before. But for my short life on earth and for the experiences such life has given me the opportunity to have, church, for me, isn't what it used to be. Church used to be a safe haven. When you're in church, you felt like you were hidden under God's big wings - or at least that's how I felt anyway. The Charleston shooting happened last week Continue Reading

Natural Hair: I’m Over It

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Well, I'm not over having natural hair exactly, but just the cult-like following part. Although there was that one time I was seriously considering cutting and perming my hair. I just wanted something different. At this point, I have thrown my hands up in the air and waved them like I just don't care and surrendered to the gods of natural hair. You win. I quit. See, for me, hair has never been that serious. You know how Black women say they are not their hair? Well, I don't subscribe to that Continue Reading

Let Me Tell You About This Yoruba Girl, Tolu

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Firstly, she isn't my neighbor (Kemi is my neighbor). Secondly, I had a mental battle about whether to first tell you about my Oyibo (White, for the non Nigerians) neighbor, Chandler or whether to tell you about my former coworker, Tolu. I chose to tell you about Tolu because I am not done collecting data on my Chandler, and frankly because Tolu's story is much more entertaining. Clearly, I'm only blogging about her today because I have long since stopped working at that job. I don't even Continue Reading

Journal #5: May 2015


Welcome to June. We are in the 6th month already! I'm not going to complain about how fast the month has gone because I have come to accept and expect it. Every month always flies by. It's like life is in a hurry to make me a senior citizen. Still, I rise! April was heavily soiled with the aftermath of the accident I had on March 31st, but May - especially toward the end - was a lot more organized. It was a bit busy - business wise - here on the blog, which I love, but I feel bad Continue Reading

I Met A FIERCE Igbo Lady!


I was at Giant the other day, standing in line to pay for my one loaf of African bread - the crown top one. Igwe loves it, so I buy it on Tuesdays because that's the day they deliver it there, but this time it was a Wednesday because I forgot to go there on Tuesday. I noticed the lady in front of me. She looked to be about 40, was about a size 6 or 8, and was dark in complexion. She had on an afro wig, a fitting red dress, a black and red motor jacket, and a lovely pair of red sandals with Continue Reading

Lessons From My Ex: I Don’t Like Mamas’ Boys


As they say, hindsight is 20/20. In my life, I have had a total of three serious/committed relationships, and I'm now married to the third one. As they also say, third time is the charm. Before Igwe, I got to know other men. Apart from the two I had a serious relationship with, there were some in between that were not serious (because I was young and knew nothing of that life anyway) and some that almost happened, but didn't quite. We died in the "just talking" phase. I'm sure we all know that Continue Reading

Sooo … My Debit Card Was Hacked


Yesterday, I went for a couple of meetings and came home tired and pissed. Tired because it was so hot outside, and I just don't function so well in the heat. And pissed because I waited for over an hour for the client and he did not show up. He could have at least given me a courtesy call, no? Anyway, I went home, took my pants off, and threw myself on the bed. About an hour later, I woke up feeling very refreshed. My phone was next to me, although on vibrate, and I picked it up to check what I Continue Reading

Nollywood Is Now On Netflix, And I Still Don’t Care


Did you know that Nollywood movies are now on Netflix? I don't know how many of them are there exactly, but I have been turned off from Nollywood for a long time. Anyway, because we have a smart TV, Igwe will not let me breathe. Every single day, Igwe will torment me with one Nollywood movie or another. For the first time in my life, I even watched a Yoruba movie from beginning to end, and honestly, it wasn't the worst Nigerian movie I've ever seen. The only problem is that whoever is in charge Continue Reading