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

What I Wore To Our Wedding Photoshoot

These earrings might be my new favorite. Might be.

If the title of this post is totally confusing to you, it means you didn't read the post about our wedding. Or about our marriage. Or our union. Whatever you want to call it. But the post is here. Please read it. That said, although you have already seen all of what I wore in that post, I just really like doing these posts. I did not have a color code or theme, but I knew that I wanted Igwe to wear all black, and he obliged me. All I knew about my outfit was that I wanted a skirt. Everything Continue Reading

Beggars: To Help Them Or Not To Help Them

Money

I'm a Nigerian who lived in Nigeria, so I am not new to beggars. Although it's not anyone's image of America, there are beggars here, too. Remember when I saw my former high school mate on the street begging? I have not forgotten that incident yet. It's like every other time I stop at Walmart, there's someone begging for something. I used to just indiscriminately give to anyone (if I had it) because there was no way for me to know if they were lying or not, and I figured it's God's business to Continue Reading

My Secret: Igwe And I Are Married

Funmie made us strike this pose

Yup. That's my big, bad secret. A lot of you already guessed as much, but what no one guessed was how long I have been married. Sit back and enjoy the long post ahead. 2011: Igwe and I were still dating. He talked about marriage like every other day, and a lot of times, I shut the conversation down because as much as I loved him, I just felt like there was no point talking about it so much since we weren't planning on doing it yet. Fast forward to November 2011, Igwe just randomly told me one Continue Reading

My Neighbor Tatiana Is Moving Out

Tatiana Files

Somebody shout Alleluia! I was on my balcony the other day doing some blog work when her royal highness nuisance, Tatiana came out. You know it's impossible for Tatiana to see you and not start a conversation, so she asked me what I'll be doing for Thanksgiving, and I told her nothing. Then she wanted to know what I will be cooking, and again, I told her nothing. She asked me why and wanted to know what Igwe will eat on Thanksgiving. I told her we weren't going to be home anyway, that we will be Continue Reading

Igwe & I Were Bamboozled At The Mall

Deja Vu Skin care products

So the other day, Igwe and I went to the Towson Mall because we had to go to Macy's for me to return a top and buy it back. The top originally cost $50, but I returned it and bought it for $20. Yes to coupons! We could have gone to Macy's in White Marsh, which is a lot closer to us, but we went to Towson because I wanted to stop at H&M to check for a belt. We were at H&M couple days earlier and I had seen this beautiful belt. I picked it up, then I left it at the cashier, but when I got Continue Reading

I Have A Secret … And I’m Ready To Tell You

secret-(1)

I've been keeping a secret, y'll!!! But I'm ready to tell it yo you. Remember when I did the 20 random things post? The first random thing I listed was that I have been keeping a secret, but will be telling you what it is before the end of the year. Well, I am finally ready to tell you --- but not today. I will tell you what the secret is exactly one week from today: next week Tuesday, December 2nd 2014. So I did not really start off by trying to keep this secret, or perhaps, a better way to say Continue Reading

My Entire Thoughts About The Bill Cosby Rape Scandal

Bill Cosby

It's like every other day, a new "victim" appears from somewhere, accusing Bill Cosby of a rape that happened a few decades ago. At first, I thought these allegations were ridiculous. Now, I still think they're ridiculous, but I don't know if I think they're ridiculous because he could not have done them, or ridiculous because how dare he do them? Some people have made up their minds that if there are 13, 14, 15, 16 or whatever number of women accusing you of rape, then it must be true. Others Continue Reading

About My Very First Thong

Purple lace thong

Do you remember your very first thong? I remember mine very clearly. I don't remember where I bought it from, but it was purple, and it was made of lace. I was about 18 0r 19, so my mom didn't know of the thong. I don't know what your mom was/is like, but my mom would have never approved of me owning a thong at that age. It was my one and only thong, so I loved it - as you can imagine. It was during this time that I learned - thanks to my friends - that I had a little booty behind me, so I was Continue Reading

Being Nigerian: The Sex Tape Edition

Scandal

Do you watch Scandal? This episode is inspired by Scandal. Well, during the episode, Like Father, Like Daughter (Season 4, Episode 4), the President's daughter, Karen filmed a sex tape with two boys. When her father found out, he wanted to know if she was forced, if she was raped, etc. She confidently said that she was not raped, and that she was alert the entire time and knew what she was doing. But when she spoke to her mom, her mom said (I'm paraphrasing) that she understood why she made the Continue Reading