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. […]
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!!!
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!
Why would you keep something so good to yourself?
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.
Say hi. Hi. I’ve missed you.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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! […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Hello sweeties… I don’t like Mondays!😌 Anyways, how are you? My week is off to a great start, inspite of my confession up there. I just came around for some hair gist real quick. It’s a hair day. 😎 Yeah, so I wanna talk about going LOCO. In the hair world, you ain’t crazy just […]
Hello everyone…. Can I just say that the court attachment part of my Externship is over and I am a bit giddy. It was such a wonderful experience and I worked with some of the nicest people. My judge was just too lit… Anyway, Chamber attachment started this week and my law firm is a […]
Today, I have been having a really nasty time. The sad thing is that, it’s not bad circumstances that are making my day go badly but some of my so called friends. Just the other day, my sister was complaining about how she didn’t have good friends anymore and I thought I was better off. […]
Today has been overwhelming! I was practically thinking of the Royal Family throughout the day and of course, the wedding today! Whew! Loving love is a bit exhausting. 😂 Where on earth does one start from? First of all, I would not mind a British Royal somebody to just meet me on a blind date […]
Today is mothers day and I just wanted to do a small shout out post to my mum and all the plenty mothers in my life. From a very young age, I’ve had so many people taking my matters on their head and you know, just caring for my siblings and I even when they […]
So today My People, Ice cream carried me to Wuse Market, all the way from Maitama! 😥😫😥 What even happened sef? I was in court reading my thing jejely. Next thing I start looking for ice cream and cake. You know this yeye cravings that just start and fall on you? That’s what I had. […]
Hello people… today I’m celebrating an amazing friend of mine. Some months back, we were talking about poetry and I asked him to share one of his poems. He did. I like to call this The Backslider’s Poem. it is a call to come back home. It is especially for believers (yea, cos it’s all […]
Two more days… The excitement is on a high even though I’m good at hiding all things giddy and all things touchy. Song- 22 by Taylor Swift. All thanks to Roy for giving me the album – Red. I’m still jamming to this one plus it’s so appropriate. Moment- Well this is a really awkward […]
Once again, a disclaimer. It’s 4 more days but the birthday would count as day 1 instead of 0. So where were we? Song- More than Anything and Rest of my life by Lara George. The songs I’m planning for future boo though… Moment- When I was offered a job that would keep me busy […]
Hiya.. 6 more days people. Song- You hold my world by Israel Houghton. Fell in love with the guy this year and that song was just lit. Moment- Waking up on the first day of October to hear my aunt had given birth that morning. I missed the naming but she gave the baby the […]
Things I enjoyed, people I met, life at the end of 21…
Generally I’m not one to cry over spilled milk but when I spill milk and the tears come, I know that something is wrong somewhere. Sometime in September, I travelled to the East with my family and one of my aunts gave me this special black soap mixture from Ghana which was supposed to clear […]
That title right there…? That is my definition of procrastination. I cannot use the words I’m thinking right now because my mum would wash my mouth with soap if she reads this. So let’s just stick with saying that procrastination is a rat. A dirty, slimy rat fresh outta the sewers. Yea right. You see, […]
Today, I attended a programme put together by CLASFON which is the christian fellowship for law students. It was awesome but that is not the gist. It was the second time I was attending anything CLASFON. No, the third time. First was in my first year at the University. I went for some reason I […]
Hiya everyone! I’ve been away from this blog so long that I don’t even remember my introductory sentence, y’all can imagine! Anyways I was going through the documents on my mum’s laptop and I saw an article I wrote during the strike period in 2013. I didn’t even finish it and at the time, I […]
Hello great people! It’s been ages and I’ve kinda missed writing about all the stuff that’s been happening to me and all the lessons I’ve learned. some of them very happy and others, very sad. Sad as per, you know you’re learning but as you’re doing it, all you can do is cry. Kk. where […]
Hello, great people. It’s been a while. Happy new month, May Day and Worker’s Day. I’m so grateful to see this month and be free in it. Also today is my cousin’s birthday. I mean, what better way to start the month right? However, what worse way to start a new month than to have […]
Lovely people! Hellooooooo! Its been quite sometime. Something happened today and despite me wanting to read (for that dreadful thing called exams), I just had to share. So today, being the seventeenth day of the month of March, two thousand and fourteen, it rained. Yes, a very heavy rain from heaven descended to water the […]
Hello great people, happy Vals day, Hmmm! Hope y’all are enjoying today and feeling all the love in the air. I’ve recieved only-God-knows-how-many fliers today, inviting me for one love ‘ish’ or the other. Well, I’ve been away for some time. My phone decided it was not in the blogging mood. Thank God, it’s back, […]
Hello great people, Allow me to gist you guys some of the things that have being going on around me. I am a student of the prestigious faculty of law, at the prestigious University of Ibadan. I am also a member of the prestigious youth wing of the Chapel of the Resurrection (the Chapel is […]
Good day beautiful people, It’s a wondeful saturday morning and I’m thrilled to be alive. Hope you are too, because it is a wonderful priviledge. Today, I just want to say something about reading and how much I love it. Hehehe, please ooh, I was talking about novels and story-books there, not school books or […]
hello great people!!! I think the first thing I should officially say is Happy New Year!!! Oopsie!! I can already hear it already, ‘girl, it’s already 10th january!!’ but who cares?? As far as I’m concerned the year is still new until (at least!!) the 31st day of a year with a minimum of 365 […]