We Must Remember

Exactly a year ago yesterday, “A girl went to school and never came back home” (in the words of a friend of mine). Only there were 219 girls instead of just one.

To clear up semantics, the girls were in boarding school preparing for their final exams when they (276 girls) were abducted by Boko Haram militants. They have not been recovered. Some escaped by jumping off the trucks that carted them away and some simply deserting camp (57 of them). But majority of the girls are still missing today. And the word wonders. Continue reading “We Must Remember”

Which Way Nigeria?

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The air has positively been abuzz
, and I’m pretty sure it’s not just me. I remember the almost-feverish frenzy on Friday. Hoping to take advantage of my first free Saturday in a while, I decided to bake. I headed to the shops to get some ingredients, and my goodness! If you saw the queues! It was as though everyone was stocking up for an apocalypse, as though we were going to war. Continue reading “Which Way Nigeria?”

Natural HairStyle: Kíkó

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Threading was my least favourite hairstyle while I grew my hair as a 9/10-year old. I just disliked it. Maybe it was the shininess of the thread, or the way it made my hair look sparse (sadly no pictorial evidence but I was growing my hair from scratch then); but for whatever reason, I associated the style with tackiness (beats me now).

Now, I had heard, read blog posts, and watched YouTube videos of kinky-haired ladies using the threading method (what Yorubas call Kíkó) to stretch coily/curly locks without heat. but I was never inspired to do so. But when my hairstylist came to braid my hair over the Christmas holidays last year, she came with the most adorable kíkó style. I fell in love and decided then and there to try it out someday. That day finally came! Continue reading “Natural HairStyle: Kíkó”

OC Ukeje gets married and destroys a myth!

No, my blog hasn’t become a gossip site. 😀 This is a very uncharacteristic post, but I just had to do it! Someone put up a post about his wedding on Facebook and something caught my eye. Continue reading “OC Ukeje gets married and destroys a myth!”

In the Spirit of Gratitude

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Handmade just for you 😉

Following the previous post, I am in the gratitude zone. I would like to say a massive ‘thank you’ to everyone who is following, has subcribed to or reads this blog. I guess this sort of post is more ideal for blog anniversaries, or a landmark number of subscribers or views and that sort of thing. But it has just dawned on me that I have never said a ‘thank you’ (highly silly and ungrateful methinks). But I go ahead to remedy my mistake

Spring must be here!

At least the trees say so! This is nothing but a thanksgiving post. After last winter, I moved to England expecting the worst for 2013 winter. The 2012 (English) winter was exquisite, I’ve never seen snow so stunning, simply divine. But it was cold!!! Cold and I really aren’t great friends; I’m more of a fun-in-the-sun person (even if that sun is scorching). The worst … Continue reading Spring must be here!

Do you love Me?

Originally posted on Nuella's Words:
the heart behind this poem has weighed me down for some time, but nneka’s “do you love me now” unlocked the flow of words. listen to the song before or while reading it, if you’d like.  ____________________________ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR__rLn2tkA *** blood is talking it whispers as The Lord sits watching on His throne of grace grieving at the art of… Continue reading Do you love Me?