Black on black crime in South Africa, a country that struggled with the apartheid, is not something we should even be discussing.
I don’t want to be the kind of person nobody likes. The one everyone calls a Nagger. Is that even a word? I don’t want to find myself always nagging or have people telling me that I nag. Or I complain too much about things that do not require so much talk. I don’t want […]
“Nneoma!” Bad sign. That’s the name I get when I have disappointed you. People would usually choose this time to call one’s full name but not you. I get pet names especially ‘Nneoma’. ‘What have I done baby?” I ask quietly. “You know you have done something?” ‘Pet names baby,” It is simply that easy. […]
I come to you guys today with so much joy in my heart! So much excitement! I have to admit that I come with a bit of fear too. On Thursday, I passed out of the NYSC scheme and only my Call to Bar beats the excitement I feel coming to the end of this […]
As a parent, you do things all the time in front of your kids, with them, to them and for them. When they grow up, they copy you. It’s not a curse, it’s nature.
Happy Father’s Day!!!
A poem about myself in which everything written is a lie.
HOGWARTS! HOGWARTS! HOGGY WARTY HOGWARTS!!! I love books. I’m guessing you already know that. What you might not know is that I love magical books more than most and that any book that is set in a world with magic or some sort of special skill makes me fall in love. That said, I’m sure […]
Happy Sunday! I didn’t go to church today. I don’t know why, just one of those days I guess… I seem to be on a roll… I had another unexpected visitor today. Someone I met while I was in NYSC camp. He was in charge of POS transactions and we kinda got friendly. By the […]
How do you like your surprises? Subtle and sweet or fierce and semi-deadly? I got one of the semi-deadly ones today. Today was my clearance day for the month and I had band practice after. By the time I was done and was ready to go see a few friends, all of them were forming […]
Hey guys, how was your night? Great I hope. Mine was cool. When you sleep with the knowledge that the next day (and the day after) is a public holiday, you tend to have a more restful night. Happy Sallah guys! Yesterday I was talking about giving and how sometimes, we just don’t do it […]
I’m a firm believer in the Bible. Right now emphasis is on the scripture that says God loves a cheerful giver. I’m here to tell you that it’s not just God. Me too. I love cheerful givers. I’m sure you do too. It can’t be just me and God. I believe that giving is even […]
People wonder why I hate my PPA. Apart from the fact that I really do not like law, my office is the most uncomfortable place. They constantly speak Hausa. To me. Sometimes, I know enough to know when the conversation is about me but I don’t know what it’s about.
When I started this blog, I wanted to tell stories. Stories of love, happiness, fear, anger and sadness. But I wanted them to be my stories. It was my blog, my space. My place. Most of the stories were supposed to be stuff that I couldn’t just up and discuss with someone else but I […]
The first man came sometime in December. I had just returned after my call to bar and I was cleaning my room. Next thing I heard was the sound of dripping liquid outside my window. Or so I thought. I actually thought someone was pouring water out their window from one of the rooms upstairs. I look out to confirm and I see this guy, happily uriniating in front of my window. What the hell!
Someone just told me that by keeping to myself so much, I tend to have a myopic view of life. Really? Is that true? Even with all the books I devour, is that even possible?
So what do you say to someone who is mourning? When it was me, I just wanted everyone to shut up. Sorry. May their soul rest in peace. Some would even say Perfect Peace. Then there was the I know how you must be feeling. No you don’t. I don’t even know.
You would say, argh, don’t go getting all worked up for nothing. It’s just a name.
It’s an identity.
It’s where you are coming from. Or where you are going. Or both.
It’s never just a name.
I’ve said this before, I celebrate all my wins. Every single one. There is nothing like a small win for me and if I didn’t currently live in a place where I don’t know where to find ice cream, I would definitely be getting ice cream today!
Pinky says she has never seen me this happy. I don’t know what she is talking about. But I know you make me smile and true smiles cannot be contained.
Why would you keep something so good to yourself?
How does one go about getting a man?
Don’t like cooking? Simi doesn’t. But is there a slight chance, her husband could cheat on her just because of that?
A letter to my 9 year old self.
Sometimes we don’t even see how self-centered our actions are. Can you relate?
Dust settles. I don’t.
A letter to all the boys in the past, hoping they got exactly the things they left me for.
I like Nnamdi but he doesn’t see me. Nnamdi, dearest Nnamdi, won’t you like me too?
Little, innocent flames can become an all consuming blaze of fire. One minute you are telling your daughter she is a queen and the next minute, she is fighting with demons in her head.
Sometimes the voice in our heads speaks louder than reason and heart burns should never be ignored.
Just because some Christmas gifts come early.
Say hi. Hi. I’ve missed you.
Your views on religion. I was born into a christian home, an Anglican one at that. My dad is an Anglican cleric and I grew up in church and all that. I’m sure you can imagine. I had the best time ever as a child. I went with what I was taught in church but […]
Top 5 pet peeves. A pet peeve is something that really annoys you. My top 5 are: Trying to toast me in bad grammar on social media and persistent calling for days! Please swerve. Spitting on paved ways or on the tarred road or out of a moving vehicle. What are we doing here? Showing […]
Where you’d like to be in 10 years. For starters, in 10 years I would definitely like to be in a family of my own. You know, husband, kids and the whole works. . I would love to be in the wife-and-mommy zone. In 10 years I would love to have finished my book and […]
Discuss your current relationship; if single, discuss being single. I am single to stupor and I am in a love-hate relationship with it right now. Being single for the major part is fun. I know, so is being in love. But I am enjoying my single hood. It’s the time I have to mould a […]
What was your biggest dream in life (you wanted to do as a kid but no longer can) ? This one is really easy. I wanted to be a really great dancer. I don’t think I can do that anymore because the bones be set and all that. I don’t know if I will ever […]
Something that is part of your routine that you enjoy. First of, I do not really have a routine at the moment because I haven’t settle down at work and things are still shaky in Bauchi, where I am for service. Also I am not a routine person. I usually have a plan for the […]
Something at which you’ve been a champion or the best. I don’t know. I can’t think of a time when I’ve been a real champion. I did win a lot of academic prizes in primary and junior secondary school I have also won my fair share of bible quizzes. I used to be really good […]
Hello lovely people! This is coming kinda late and I apologize. Today I have to talk about 👇👇👇 Something about which people seem to compliment you. Well, the first thing would be my eyes. Trust me, I really do not see what it is but I supposedly have good or beautiful eyes. Or so they […]
I want to scream right now and I can’t do it in civil society. But I think I can do it here. I don’t feel my best. The above is what I’ve been reciting to myself for the past 3 hours and I’m failing miserably. I’m not very happy but I’m learning now more than […]
Talk about your addictions…. I don’t have any addictions as I think of it now. There was a time I could say I was addicted to carbonated drinks but I don’t think I’m still addicted. I use my phone a lot but I’m not addicted to it. I’ve never been addicted to social media. I […]
Getting ready for camp? PCMs have you gotten all you need?
Something you’re looking forward to this year and something you regret not having done last year. All I can say I look forward to this year is my call to the Nigerian Bar. Not because I can’t wait to practice law but because it is conclusive evidence that I am done with this law thing. […]
Talk about your dream wedding. My dream wedding is large! All my friends are there. Every single one of them! The colours of the day are teal green and wine red and purple finds its way in there. I don’t know how that will work out but there. That day is organized to a T. […]
Your favorite musician and why. This is a herculean task. I love music too much to have one best musician or one best song. I can’t! 😭😭😭 Anthem Lights or Jennifer Hudson? If I was forced to pick on pain of death, I would likely go with Anthem Lights at the moment. They are a […]
What is something you hope to change about yourself and why? Hmmm, you guys want me to use my hand and cast myself right here. It’s alright. Well first, if we were talking of something physical, I would be slimmer and taller. No, I wouldn’t change my pimply face. However, I’m sure that is not […]
The meaning of your blog name. My blog is called The Clandie Place. My blog has been baptised a couple of times since I started it almost 5 years ago. I can’t remember the first name it had. Then it became The Hideout. Now it’s The Clandie Place. So why did I come to The […]
Hello… Before I get to what’s in for today, I just want to say congrats to my grandparents… They have been married for 60 years! So back to business…. 15 facts about you. You would be making my world right now if you gifted me with a personal trainer. I’m a lifelong member of the […]
Hello friends… I’m sorry this is just coming in but I’ve had the longest and roughest day. But let’s get to business… Discuss some of the things on your bucket list. I’ll just list 5 things. By the way, I have like 3 bucket lists. The short, midterm and lifelong. Depends on timeframe and all […]
Today we start the 40-Day Challenge and I hope it goes well. Most of the posts will be very short. I’ll just answer the questions and try to keep it brief. Day 1 – Discuss a dark/turbulent moment in your life. I have had many trying times in my life and I really had a […]
Hello… Happy Tuesday! To start the new week, guess who is getting in on her very first blogger award? Yes me! 💃💃💃 Thanks to Thony for asking me to participate. What is this Mystery Blogger Award about? An award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They […]
Back in 2015, a friend and fellow blogger Olo, did a 40-day challenge. I wanted so bad to do one but I think I had a few issues back then. I didn’t have a good phone, I was too lazy to stay in a cyber cafe and schedule 41 posts and I wanted it to […]
All the major activities at orientation camp and tips to help you prepare.
Yesterday, October 1, was Nigeria’s Independence Day. Nigeria turned 58. I’m a Nigerian and Independence Day is usually a public holiday, there are parades in every state and everywhere is in a celebration mode. Yesterday was different. I kept waiting for the ‘feeling’ to write about Nigeria but it never came. And that’s when it […]
On this NYSC matter, where did we stop? A typical day in camp yeah? Today, let’s talk about groups. THE PLATOON This is the basic Corp group. The family unit. The cell. All Corp member are divided into platoons. You know your platoon by checking the last number in your state code, I spoke about […]
Hello! First off, I could not do that long title again and I apologize. 😁 Secondly, I am having serious issues with being consistent at the moment. It’s not writer’s block. I’m just lacking the motivation to pick up my pen and write phone and type. Once again, I apologize. I’m sorry😥 Back to NYSC […]
More camp gist. Food, health and laundry. Are you looking forward to orientation camp? 🤓
Helloooo! I just got back from orientation camp in Wailo, Bauchi State where I was basically phoneless. Network was so bad, I couldn’t even check my mails for 3 weeks! But I’m out now 💃💃💃Who missed me? I missed you too. I went for NYSC immediately because I felt that if I allowed myself to […]
Hello everyone. It’s night here in Nigeria and as I write this, I’m in a night bus on my way to Jos, in Plateau state. From there, I will move to Bauchi where I have been posted for my compulsory year of serving my country. This service thing. It’s called NYSC for National Youth Service […]
I am usually your typical fraidy cat. I am spooked easily and I am scared of so many things. It’s all very strange because I was one of the boldest and most outspoken children ever. Like, UNAFRAID! I would say and do whatever without fear but I entered adulthood without that boldness. I was never […]
I’m so sorry I didn’t start by introducing myself last time. My name is Eniola, Kachiside Jegede. No, I’m not Igbo, both of my parents are Yorubas from Oyo and Osun state. I am from Osun state. However, I was born in Enugu state. My parents lived there at the time and I was supposed […]
I remember the first time I saw Dauda. It was at a friend’s traditional wedding. I was a bridesmaid and he was a groomsman. We didn’t know each other but at some point when we were all out dancing with the couple, our eyes met. I was not there to look for boyfriend. Let’s forget […]
Just a quick one people… I finished my Bar exams today! I am done with Law School! I hope some of my joy and excitement come across in this post. All my love, Clandie.
This post is not mine. It’s a repost from one of my absolute favourites, Lolsy’s Library. The post is right here. Visit her blog though for more of the amazing reads I enjoy regularly. Miss you always Some people leave our lives, and there’s nothing, Then we feel “What’s wrong with me?”, Some people leave […]
Somebody is taking a short break…
Happy Sunday everyone! It’s a rainy Sunday morning today and I’m not sure whether I want to be reading, sleeping or just staying cozy in my bed, sipping hot tea and digressing from all my work by day-dreaming. The books will win at the end of the day. Hope y’all are going to church? Fellowship […]
I remember my first heart break. It was not as devastating as some others that I have witnessed but it was a heart breaking situation all the same. I didn’t go around telling his friends to help me beg and I didn’t call his phone a million times to inquire where I had gone wrong […]
Hello lovelies! There is so much to celebrate! I’ll go point by point. I published the last official story of Embellished (see previous post). I remember when I started writing these stories, just looking around in class and generally picking stuff on the way. With time, I added some of my own personal experiences. Boom! […]
LAW SCHOOL CRUSHES So, we made a promise to ourselves To use what we know for sure To weed out uncertainties Find out what we do not know And hit the grand mark We know we want Mide But we want him a litlle fairer Dark ones might still fit in But our clime is […]
As a sister with natural hair, the journey is hard. Whether you start natural with a big chop or you transition, whether it was a choice made educatively or a life saving option when you noticed that relaxers are making you look like a cancer patient, either way, it is hard. For big choppers, you […]
For a split second, Tolu wondered how on God’s green earth she got into such a horrible situation. Gbenga was forcefully pulling her against himself and well, she was no match for a guy who was either drunk, high or plain crazy. All she had wanted was a hi and a handshake. The said confrontation […]
Sometimes I shudder at myself. And here’s why. I am at a birthday get-together and it is all my friends gathered in one place. I am supposed to be happy right? And having the absolute best time of my life, yes? All my friends in one place, my kinda music playing, suya and cake all […]
Hello y’all! Happy Sunday! It’s bright and the sun is shining, what a time to be alive! It’s amazing, yes yes? Bar Finals has started! MCQ was on Friday. I wanted to say something here but I was too tired. 100 questions in 60 minutes and so many scenarios but Blessed be the name of […]
It’s a painful thing being put in the friend zone. Oh, stop it. You know exactly what I mean. You have been there before, you know. That bad friend zone thingy. You have felt the pain and gone through the torture of listening to her go on and on about him without knowing that all […]
In Nigeria, we are sadly still at the stage where only those with professional degrees went to school. You read law, medicine or an engineering course and they start to hail you from the day your admission letter comes out. First is the family thanksgiving at the local parish. Your father might even be given […]
Hello lovelies! It’s been a while. I have my first exam on Friday and then it’s about 3 weeks to Bar finals. Sometimes I get scared. Sometimes I panic. Sometimes I sleep in frustration. Sometimes I’m numb. I have come up with a billion ways to motivate my self but trust me, there is no […]
Ahmad prayed that the ground would open up and swallow him. Whole. And very quickly. He read one more line of his presentation and winced as the class snickered like one giant bully. Yet again. Who was to blame for his accent? Nobody. He was a Northerner and he spoke like one. What on earth […]
Hello my people… How has the story reading being going? Some of the private feed back I’ve been getting have been making my days. Some have made me want to 😢… Anyways… This Law is a funny something sha ooh. Ever since I came to Law School I’ve been waiting for a sign that I’m […]
Your alarm screams like a banshee for the third time, refusing to be quieted. You know you should get up but you really hate mondays. Remember that 16-year old who killed two people in Carlifonia because she just didn’t like mondays? Tsk tsk, that’s you but you are an African. A black African who does […]
The makers of the stupid cheese balls in your hand must think you are stupid. It is only their cheesy and sleazy way of thinking that would give them the balls to sell their product. The cheese balls are shaped like triangles not balls and they taste nothing like cheese. You are annoyed with yourself […]
I really like being alone. I know you can’t really be alone in Nigeria. You have flies and mosquitoes, ants and lizards, running here and there around you. But then, any day, better these than some human beings, especially those who can’t shut their mouths. You sit on a rock or a chair in the […]
Good morning lovelies… I’m so grateful to God to be awake this morning. I have had the greatest so-so six months ever and today is the last of it. I’ve had the past few weeks very tough and my grandma’s burial was yesterday. So it’s kinda blue for me. But, some people know how to […]
If Aisha was anything like her Urhobo roommate, she would think any boy who smiled at her had sinister intentions. Ok, not sinster but intentions to ask her out, lead her on or reel her in like a bass, into a trap of lies that was a part of every player. Aisha was not like […]
There was a time when I used to be quite ashamed of the fact that I was big on thrift shops. I saw a post on thrift shopping by one of my favorite bloggers, Brenda and I’m wondering why I ever was ashamed of my love for thrift shops and all the pretty things I […]
It is not as if you hate coming out at night. No. You like the occasional stroll in the evening. You don’t mind sitting on a bench and just watching people walk by, getting their business done. Nah, you do not mind that at all. However, you do not go for strolls or sit at […]
Brown paid close attention to his phone. Not because, he was actually doing something on it but because, he knew she was looking at him. It was Thursday and since Monday, he had caught her staring at him so many times. He shuddered inwardly at the way some girls just stared and stared as if […]
Hello my wonderful people. I know I said I will stay away but candy crush has been crushing me for days! I’ve been on a version of the game and I play it so seriously, my books think I’ve broken up with them. I’m still reading ooh but it’s looking like I’m having some side-chick […]
Today is Father’s Day and I do not know what to say. I’m not so close to my dad. In fact we only started getting close when I was in the University. Prior to that time, I think I was a bit scared of him. However, I have some really fun pictures of my dad […]
Bola knew the dress she had on was short by Law School standards but she was running out of clothes. Vanessa had said her skirts were tight and she knew that she had added some serious weight in the past few months. Right now she had only one acceptable skirt. The other three were almost […]
It’s been a great week so far. OK I’ll be more honest. I couldn’t wait for the week to end. Came down with something on Tuesday. I don’t know what was wrong with me except I had all the symptoms of a sick person sans the fever. I was ready to snap at anybody who […]
Erinn had never been so embarrased in her life. Ok, that was an exaggeration. Maybe she should just limit it to her most embarrassing moment so far in law school. What on earth! Her, of all people! Short dress! Haba! She wished she could lay hands on the tailor who had made her dresses. She […]
Hullo everyone, I’m so excited. While you read this, try to imagine that I’m talking in my Cardi B voice. It sucks but just humour me! I’m so excited! I always say I’ll try to do one post a day and see how that goes for a week but I never get to it. I […]
Tersoo flinched as water splashed on him for the second time that morning and the fifth time that week. The boys in the room above his seemed to be hell-bent on annoying the hell out of him. He wasn’t going to lose it though. First week of orientation in the Law School, he had heard […]
Hello loves… Yesterday I was telling a story about how I lied to my mom about something I shouldn’t even have been lying about in the first place. A major part of the reason for lying was because I was scared of punishment. Somehow my brain thought that if my mum heard that I had […]
I remember this one time I lied to my mom. What you would call a White Lie. I was about 7 and I had just been knocked down by a very careless Okada man (motorcycle driver). This is not a case of I was playing on the road or I was in the wrong place. […]
Please I just want to ask a question. Is there any other place in the world where police men break traffic rules for no just cause or reason except that they feel like? Because I’m tired of Nigerian Policemen, especially the ones that move about in those their rickety vans with the loud sirens. Just […]
Hello everyone. Today I am going to depart from the norm. I just want to cobalize the inspiration for today’s story. My roommate! My people, if you know, you know! 😁 Here goes nothing. This presentation thing was slowing turning Boma’s head upside down. Or more appropriately, her stomach. The law school divided students into […]
Hello y’all. So yesterday I did a personality post based on a tag I got from Laura @ Riddle from the Middle. I had so much fun with it so I went to the wordpress community and found so many other tags. Today, I’m doing a post based on a book tag I saw on […]
Hello lovelies… If you could hear me now, I’m trying to do a Cardi B impression while saying that but I digress. One of the reasons why I have enjoyed blogging so far this year (the year I got serious) is because of the blogging community on wordpress. They have been a great family, providing […]