Lupita Nyong’o Is People’s Most Beautiful Person And What It Should Mean For Africans Everywhere


When I looked at my phone yesterday morning and saw that Lupita Nyong'o was named People Magazine's Most Beautiful Person of 2014, I was in awe. I was happy. Too happy. I immediately put it up on Instagram and spent the rest of my day thinking about the irony of Lupita's win. How is it that a Black girl - a black-skinned Black girl - from Kenya, with an accent, and with a last name that has an apostrophe in it - is the most beautiful girl in America? She's the current Hollywood it girl Continue Reading

Dear Vera, I’m Married, But I’m Still In Love With My Ex-Husband


Dear Verastic, I'm new to your page but thought maybe some advice from you could help me. I'm still very much in love with my ex-husband and I know that he wants me back too. However I'm married to someone else, I love and care about him and wish only good things for him but since a few weeks after we married I just didn't love him the same. I came from a big family and always wanted children, we talked about it before marriage and he said yes. Now all I get is no or he evades the question. Continue Reading

Can We Talk About Kenya On Beamly, Please?


I love television. It is not an error that I am most active on Twitter during my favorite shows. The only thing that makes watching these shows better is talking about them. And it's not the same when you talk about the shows with someone who doesn't watch the show or someone who isn't as interested as you are. In comes Beamly. Beamly is a social network for TV, TV fans, and TV stars. Yes, TV Heaven for all. It has TV rooms for the best shows on television, and you can join any TV room you Continue Reading

What If Oscar Pistorius Is Innocent?

Oscar Pistorius

I've been following the Oscar Pistorius murder trial - and it's hard not to when it's on TV all the time - and Igwe and I have been debating the innocence or guilt of Oscar Pistorius. Igwe is pretty sure that he's guilty. I, on the other hand, wonder what if he's innocent after all? The prosecutor - fondly known as The Pitbull - has been doing one hell of a cross examination. I wonder if I wouldn't just break down and admit to guilt, just to not have him ask me another question - not that Continue Reading

Most Popular Post On Verastic? It’s The Vagina One

Feature Types-Of-Vagina

Figures, huh? A girl puts up one post --- one single post --- about the types of vagina (and this was because of The Verastic Show), and all of a sudden, the post becomes world-famous. Well, to be completely honest, I have put up more than one vagina-related post, and I don't know if it's "world-famous," but a girl can always, always dream. The other day, I was playing around with my WordPress widgets and I decided to activate the 'Popular Posts' widget, and what post showed up at the Continue Reading

Dear Readers, What Do You Want?

What do you want

Yesterday, I read an article inspired by LinkedIn founder, Reif Hoffman. It's career advice for college graduates. Although it was written for recent college graduates – which I am not – I still found it very helpful. When the billionaire founder of the top network for professionals writes, you read. And you get inspired. Just because you (I) may not plan on having a network for professionals, you (I) may perhaps plan on having something. One of the things he wrote that struck me – and Continue Reading

PSA: I Cannot Help You Regain Your Virginity


Ever since I blogged about regaining your virginity with the virginity kit, I have received tons and tons of e-mails from people asking me for the deets. You can read that post here. I just received another e-mail from a reader who said that she had sex with her boyfriend and now wants the virginity kit to fix her hymen, and she wants me to help. I am not affiliated with the hymen people, and I don't know how legitimate they are either, so regain your virginity at your own risk. While it's Continue Reading

Dear Vera, Should I Cheat On My Husband?


I met my husband when I traveled to Nigeria some years ago. We fell in love and dated via telephone and internet. You know how that goes. We dated this way (and saw each other twice during the relationship) before we finally got married in Abuja in August of 2013. Yes, we have been married for less than a year. I started filing for him in January of this year, but I'm still waiting to hear from Immigration. You know how long it takes them to do things. About a week after I submitted the Continue Reading

The Good Wife Is Awesome Television! Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me?

The Good Wife

Comcast had its watchaton week last week, but we didn't find out till Friday (and it was over on Sunday). Usually, I feel like, psshht, I don't need Watchaton! I already watch all the best shows AND I have the premium channels. Well, this time I was wrong. We went through the list of available shows and we - more like I - decided that we should watch The Good Wife because I had heard so much about it. Problem is, The Good Wife has 23 episodes per season, and the show is currently in its 5th Continue Reading

How To Bevel The Heck Out Of Your Man!


And you're wondering what that means? Well, read on!The Bible says that there is more blessing in giving than there is in receiving, and I couldn't agree more. There's a wonderful, wonderful feeling that comes with knowing that someone is smiling because of what you have given them. It's almost selfish to have this wonderful feeling. It's almost as if you had an ulterior motive for giving the gift. It's the same feeling I get every single time I give Igwe a gift. I remember one birthday when I Continue Reading