I Finally Launched My Business

Thank You

I told you briefly about this in my July journal, but now, I'll tell you more. Something wonderful and amazing happened to me at the Prudential Panel at the BlogHer15 conference. Before the panel started, I was a nervous wreck, as I always am when I'm about to speak in front of people. But it's a good kind of nervous wreck, I think. I do not go into a panic attack, nor do I pass out or just bolt. But I'm nervous about sitting or standing there with everyone looking at me. What if I make a Continue Reading

Note To The Brands That Want Me To Work For Free

brands + blogging

First of all, I want to express sincere gratitude to the brands that have found me worthy and given me a chance to write about their brands. Thank you. You have done more than buy me new shoes; you have also validated me and given me a ladder to stand upon and to ascend in this career of blogging. For the rest of you brands, however, since this is 2015, I am taking the time to tell you in the beginning of the year that I am not interested in working with you for free or for exchange of your Continue Reading

Beggars: To Help Them Or Not To Help Them


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

That Time My Money Saved The Day


My mommy always told me very early on to save money. She told me to never spend everything, and to save some of everything, just in case. She also told me to always have cash in my wallet, just in case I spill someone's oil. While saving money and not spending everything has proven to be very good advise, the same cannot be said for having cash in my wallet. I find that here in America, there isn't anyone hawking any kind of oil that I may possibly spill, and in the event that I do spill oil, it Continue Reading

Dreamer’s Dream: What Would You Do With $100 Million?


This is a question that has been keeping me up at night: what will I do with a hundred million dollars? Choi! I have been picturing going to bed as a "normy" and waking up as a millionaire superstar. The odds are against me, I know, but it always seems impossible until it happens. Ehen, so what will I do with $100 million? 1.  Quit my day job. 2.  Stay home for one week, and all I'll do is sleep, eat, watch TV. Repeat. And that is where my fantasy has reached so far. There's so much Continue Reading

Adele Turned Down £12 million To Be The Face Of L’Oreal? L’Oreal, Pick Me, Please!

Fine girl, no pimples

Sweet baby Jesus, what is this world turning into? Now, you know that I love me some Adele. Well, maybe you didn't know, but now you do. Apart from the fact that she is disturbingly talented, she is also a curvy girl who doesn't get naked for the sake of entertainment. I relate to her. And I think she is very, very beautiful. Yes, I am biased. I know that. Anyway, L'Oreal approached Adele to be their face and take over from Cheryl Cole in 2009 (and Cheryl gets paid £500,000 per year). Continue Reading

My Classmate Is Now A Beggar On The Street


Sometime last week, I was driving on Philadelphia Road and just as I was about to make a right turn into the shopping center (where Walmart is), I recognized the walk of someone that I used to know. I did not see his face, but as soon as I saw him walking, I concluded that it had to be my former classmate from high school. As far as I can remember, the last time I saw him was sometime during our 12th grade. I don't even remember if he graduated. I honestly don't remember his name, but for the Continue Reading

Men Are Never Ugly. Only Rich Or Poor – Vera’s Mom

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I met a man. He's unmarried and in his early forties. I have never been less attracted to a person. And it doesn't matter that I am not attracted to him because we don't have a kind of relationship where I should even be attracted to him. As much as I would love to, I cannot give more details about him because there are people who read this blog that know him. And err, I am not anonymous. This man - let's call him John - has a girlfriend who is young and beautiful, and when you see two of Continue Reading

Attention! Western Union Has Changed Their Policy For Nigeria

Western Union

I had to send money to Nigeria urgently on Sunday, so I went to Giant to use their Western Union service. The guy who was helping me told me that as of the day before (Saturday, October 5th 2013), Western Union had changed their policies for sending money to Nigeria. You can no longer send the money in US dollars. Your loved one has to receive the money in naira. What's so bad about that, you ask? The problem is, the bank converts the dollars at a rate that it lower than the market. From what Continue Reading

Jon Gosselin From Jon & Kate Plus 8 Is Now A Table Waiter?

Jon Gosselin

What the what! I remember when their show - on TLC, I think - was the talk of the town. Then, I don't know when, why, or how it happened, but all of a sudden, Jon and Kate became enemies. I don't know how couples go from love to hate, and I often wonder why there seems to be such a thin line between them. One thing I know for sure is that I don't ever, ever want to know what that feels like. Anyway, in spite of all the money they made, Jon is now waiting tables. And he lives in the woods. Continue Reading