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”
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?”
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”
To stop my brain from degenerating and possibly exploding during a 13-hour layover, I march to the airport bookstore and spend the next half-hour searching for the perfect book. When I read the synopsis of Me Before You by someone named Jojo Moyes, I know I have exactly what I need. Continue reading “Who Are You?”
On this day in 1995, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Saturday Dobee, Nordu Eawo, Daniel Gbooko, Paul Levera, Felix Nuate, Baribor Bera, Barinem Kiobel, and John Kpuine were executed on false allegations (proven) of murder. These men known as the ‘Ogoni 9‘ were hanged under the military dictatorship of General Sani Abacha. Continue reading “Remembering the ‘Ogoni 9’”
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!”
I came across what I consider to be a very offensive campaign ad towards the Nigerian 2015 elections. And I just had to make a video about it. The insult on the intelligence of Nigerians is just too much. Ah Ahn! I think it’s we time we refuse to go on the ride these people insist on taking us for. Watch the video
If we’re classifying, I’m what would be labelled a low-maintenance natural. I mean looowwww-maintenence. I try to stress out as little as possible on my hair. Hence, my absolute dread of wash days. I mean abbssolllutee dread. 😀 As my hair has grown longer, the maintenance, and styling time seem to have grown exponentially 😦 Washing and detangling now stretch into houurrsss. But I have happened upon a game-changer. Find out what it is
The video pretty much says it all, and some. But I’ll just do a quick overview. At a prayer meeting the week before the Scotland Referendum, an elderly British woman tells me that I should pray for the unity of the UK. Of course, I’m in total support of this; but her demeanour makes me giggle a little. In response, she says she hopes that … Continue reading Going home = a threat ;-(
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