I just finished watching the Netflix documentary titled 'Skin' by Beverly Naya, a fellow female Nigerian. Aside from the nostalgia I now sorely feel viewing parts of my home country on screen, this documentary is a harsh reminder of the colourism that exists in Nigeria (I can't speak for every African country). Luckily, I never … Continue reading Beautiful, black skin
Daily, we are bombarded with lots of imagery via social media platforms. This new-age of sharing is so different from what I, personally, am used to. More than ever before, you are somewhat granted access to people you'd not ordinarily meet. With such access comes a lot of advantages and also a lot of disadvantages. More … Continue reading Weigh your words
My mom claims she knew I'd be born with a lot of hair because throughout her 2nd and 3rd trimester, her belly button and the area around it hurt. A few hours after my birth, my father ran off to market to get an Afro comb for new born me. Hair I do have. Lots … Continue reading Hair!
I can't remember the first book I read but I remember how it felt...oh what a thrill it was! Thankfully, I have parents that invested in my childhood interests. They bought me many books, made available pen and paper and at the age of 12, bought me a manual typewriter to encourage my love of … Continue reading Living severally
The awesome thing about having a wealth of dating experiences is the possibility of (hopefully) noticing flaws that stick out like a sore thumb. From my experience and the experiences of some of the women that have been around me, there is a tendency for us to give our all in relationships - so much … Continue reading Have yours!
Happy Sunday! I started my day really early - spending time in worship with God and working out right afterwards. As important as it is to feed our inner man and soul with positive affirmations, it is equally important to take care of our physical bodies with healthy food choices and exercise. I often find … Continue reading Start now
It's the beginning of a new decade and I am here to witness it! Certainly, all praise is due to the Almighty who made life possible. In 2019, I learned: not to take life so seriously. Everything and I mean EVERYTHING will work out in the end. not to merely exist but to live life … Continue reading Happy 2020!
Christmas Eve's evening, 2014. Heart's breaking, tears a-flowing, body's sprawled on bed hopeless, almost lifeless. Outside, it's snowing. Neighbours laughing, children giggling and the twinkle of Christmas lights from the overly decorated houses in the cul-de-sac filter in through the gaps of the bedroom's curtains. A few hours before, love had walked out the door … Continue reading Christmas Eve, 2014
"Girlllll, you are so thin. Please don't run or you'll break". "What are you looking for in the gym? Do you want to disappear?". "Do you have sickle cell anemia?" "Lepa shandyyyyyy!" - Lepa Shandy is a Yoruba movie centred around a skinny, young lady "Someone please grab this girl a burger" These were just … Continue reading 90 lbs no more
I LOVE this picture. It reflects a stage of life I had yearned to one day get to. No, not necessarily the engagement ring and wedding band on my ring finger. Definitely not me seated in a wedding dress beside my groom - a fantastic, handsome bloke - surrounded by my dearest family members and … Continue reading 30, fearless and fabulous!