ALL THAT SLAYS IS NOT GLAM

ALL THAT SLAYS IS NOT GLAM

***Culled from a post I uploaded on my Facebook page*** I took this picture on the 10th of September 2016 at a friend’s wedding reception. It was exactly a month after my younger brother had died. I had psyched myself all through the day before to look cheerful compared to the unkempt self I had been all through the past 31 days. I was excited to meet old friends and I vowed not to mention anything about my brother’s death at the party. I took this selfie and I loved it. I had stretched my hair myself that morning and tried

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5 Times English language embarrassed me

I’ve always had the impression that written English is a lot easier than spoken English. For a job interview or any other oral interview, I will prefer to be asked to answer questions by writing them down than being asked to speak. I find comfort and some form of safety in writing than speaking. There have been cases where my spoken English have embarrassed me and I will write about them>>> 1. FILLET – On this particular day, a group of friends and I went to McDonald to grab something to eat. At the driveway making our orders, I asked

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Why The Smart money woman by Arese Ugwu is a must read

I’m not good with making and keeping New Year resolutions but 2017 was a year I determined that I must set realistic goals for myself and attain them. One of the goals was to have read 52 books by 31 December 2017. With a full time job and other things to do over the weekend, I have only been able to read one this month and that’s Arese Ugwu’s The Smart Money Woman. I shouldn’t even be making excuses. I love this book. I learnt so much from it that I had to take my laptop in the middle of

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Living the life

On the ‘Humans of New York’ page on Facebook, there was this featured story of a man that caught my attention. Let’s call him DD. He had lived in New York for most part of his life, had an apartment he was living in for free but he had always wanted to settle down in Atlanta, Georgia. A time came and he sold all he had and made THE MOVE. On getting to Atlanta, he found it hard to adjust to the way of life there especially the non-existent transport system in Atlanta as compared to New York amongst other things.

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A tour of the Great Benin Empire

My first trip this year was to Benin city, Edo state in Nigeria. Edo state is in the South-Western part of Nigeria with Benin as the capital. I needed to see my aunty and also tour the city. I am also from Edo state and my hometown is about an hour drive away from Benin. This city has a rich cultural heritage and was one of the most developed states in West Africa before the British invasion in 1897.  You can watch Lancelot Imasuen’s movie, Invasion 1897 for more details. I checked Tripadvisor for the list of tourist places in Benin

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My Yankee JJC Experience

***This used to be one of the most read posts on my old blog*** In an earlier post, I talked about how I got rejection mails from different universities and thank God I finally got an admission to the University of South Carolina for a masters in international business program. Permit me to brag a bit, my school has the best international business program in the USA *inserts double winks*. I arrived here on the 7th of January 2015 and I have a lot of JJC experiences I’m going to talk about. Don’t laugh at me too much. 6-7 January

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A tour of Badagry slave routes and relics

Happy new year to you all. I pray that 2017 will be the best year ever. My last trip in 2016 was to Badagry. Badagry is a coastal town in Lagos state, Nigeria and it is situated between Lagos and the Seme Border, Benin Republic. It is historically known for been the main port for the exports of slaves from Nigeria to Brazil and other countries during the slave trade era. I visited the slave museums and learnt a lot about how the African chiefs gave massive support to the Slave traders. I also visited Whispering Palms Resort. My first visit

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Cheers to 2016

As 2017 begins tomorrow, I am grateful that I have no regrets. I learnt valuable life lessons and did not throw in the towel to all the challenges that overwhelmed me and my family. I had expected so many positive things to happen for me this year. I was so full of life at the beginning of January that I was sure this was going to be AN AMAZING YEAR. As the year went by, it was as though all the odds were stacked to my disfavor. I got this job I walked out on after three weeks because of

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2016 Loyalty accessory award

It’s just four days left and 2016 will be over. If I am to recount how the year has been for me, it will seem like I experienced a million years in one. In the midst of the difficult moments, I am grateful for the great support system I had; my family and friends. I want to give a shout out to a few possessions that stayed faithful and loyal through my trying moments. My Samsung S4 phone nearly gave up on me. That phone stayed through for me. I have had to change the battery when it fell into

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Celebrating my boo of ten years

I will never forget how I flirted with others going from one le boo to another. I tried almost all the varieties I could ever get but there was something about you that struck me. It’s been 8 years now and we are still together through thick and thin. You get me really mad sometimes. You’ve gotten me so mad that I nearly threw my phone away; other times, I felt like smashing it to the wall. You bug me every day with your different calls and text messages. I still love you though. Through the years, a lot of

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