It is the last day of the week, month, and most excitingly; it is the end of the year; the last day of 2016… Yeeeaaaah! Are you as excited as I am or is it just like any other day that disappears with sunset to bring forth another day at sunrise? Many people cannot wait to get out of 2016 as though a lot of things will change (for good or for better) the moment 2016 ends. mmm! I have been thinking how best it will be to spend this last day of 2016. I will try to decide during the course of this post.
Saturday, 31 December 2016
Saturday, 17 December 2016
Where have I been? We all seem to blame everything that happens to us and around us on recession and a lot of times on Buhari (Nigeria’s president). I too do o. But lazy people always look for someone or something to blame, instead of finding a way not to get stuck in everything. So what happened? Where have I been? The truth is, if I begin now to tell tales of what happened or where I have been, I’ll spend the rest of the days of the year doing so… that’s not my intent.
Saturday, 1 October 2016
In the spirit of October 1st I rejoice. Happy new month people of God… It has been God all the way. October, November, December and 2016 is over. I have come thus far and so have you. Shouldn’t we have reasons to be thankful to God?
Sunday, 25 September 2016
This write up is not intended to stir up any argument but if it does I don't mind, as far as I know arguments can sometimes prove helpful. It is however aimed at gaining some clarity on the concept of being a Catholic.
Friday, 23 September 2016
TGIF has become popular on a day like this especially for those who work form Monday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday are work free days for them and as such they spend it the way they choose to. I remember how I spent my last weekend. I had planned it two weeks ahead already – Saturday, attend the wedding of a friend in the company of some other friends and that’s all. So my plans for that weekend centered on the wedding I had planned to attend.
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Happy Holiday guys… I was very excited that holiday was coming and only when I am beginning to enjoy the holiday; it wants to finish – what kind of thing is that seeef…lol.
Thank God for our Muslim friends. If it isn’t for them, this holiday wouldn’t have been. So in a very special way, I wish them all Eid-Mubarak.
Now back to business… I am yet to get any ram meat from my Muslim friends in blogsville. Is it the cost for delivery that is the problem? Just tell me and I will trek to come collect it, don’t worry about the stress, we all know the situation of the economy… Keep my meat o.
Please I have a question to ask o: what is the possibility of this holiday being extended by one extra day? The last time it was the moon, what about now?
Do enjoy the rest of the break... Happy holiday.
Saturday, 10 September 2016
Hello Friends, it has been raining like forever since the beginning of the week. The last day of the week is here already and the rains is not taking it easy at all. I am having mixed feelings about the weather right now.
Don’t get me wrong, for the very fact that I should be home resting (sleeping and eating) like all day, I love the weather, but I wish.I have plans to step out today to be part of an event that promises to be educative, inspiring and exciting. It’s the Medina Book Club 1st year Anniversary.
“Pheew! How time flies” those where the unspoken words I heard from Onyinye, my very good friend, when she told me about the anniversary.
Thursday, 1 September 2016
Just as the month of August was coming to an end, Mark Zuckerburg the founder and CEO of Facebook flew into Lagos, Nigeria. The various social media platforms went agog. At a point yesterday, I checked twitter and discovered that Yaba was trending just because Mark whom I like to call Mr Facebook, trekked through the street.
From the pictures I saw especially on twitter, there were no visible sign of security personnel neither was it recorded that there was a helicopter hovering around Yaba area at the time. Mr Facebook walked in the company of his friends and few press men. From one of the aerial shots taken, a person selling pure water sachet could even be seen not too far away from him and his companions.
Thursday, 25 August 2016
It was about 10:00PM Monday night. Obviously tired, I earnestly craved for sleep, so I laid on my bed waiting for the sleep to come. As I waited, something prompted me; “you didn’t check your Facebook account today”. So I stretched and picked up my phone… logged on and found a birthday notification. It was the birthday of a friend. Haaa! This friend never forgets my birthday o. Like a tradition, we communicate just once in a year and that’s on my birthday – she never forgets, and look at me completely forgetting her birthday this year again. I summoned courage to call her, though late, but shea they said better late than never?
Monday, 22 August 2016
I took time out to reflect on the things happening to me and around me. I cannot beat my chest and say that I have the worst of stories to tell, in spite of all that has happened and all that is happening. Deep in thoughts, I kept smiling because I know that Jesus loves me and that it is by His grace that I am, and have come this far.
...then this song I sang a lot while growing up came to me, "Yes, Jesus loves me...!" We usually only sang the 1st stanza then in Sunday School, so I had to search for the other stanzas if there where any. I found more stanzas and I decided to share with you. Kindly take your time and go through them. If you know the hymn, sing along. If not, read along.
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Lately, I have been attending weddings. I probably have attended more weddings this year than I have attended in my whole life put together and the truth be told, I have not attended up to 8 weddings this year (*Cover face*). I guess it is just the stage in life for such activities – attending weddings?
|Amara & Ike as they cut their wedding cake|
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Sometime in January this year, I introduced a friend of mine and music artist/entertainer, Dramzzy (aka Mr Whyte) who had in December 2015 released a track “Wedding Ring”. You remember right? He is at it again.
He promised to get busy this year and come up with quality songs for his fans. He has since then released another track “African Lady”, a song which he featured Emykriz and Sharksin.
|Dramzzy in the shooting of his soon to be released video - Kelenge|
Now he is currently working on his first ever music video for his first track “Kelenge”, a dance hall single he released in 2014. We might just be seeing another dancing step released too.
So guys, wait for it… it promises to be a blast.
Thursday, 4 August 2016
Back then in school, I had a friend her name is Mercy. Ones, I wondered why her parents would give her a name like that. She never did answer that question because I never put it to her. I could only think of various reasons why I would name my child “Mercy” or better still, “Mercy of God” or as the Igbo’s would put it “Eberechi or Eberechukwu” or in Yoruba "Anuoluwa" . There must really be a story backing the naming of a child Mercy.
|That's me and behind is the Door of Mercy I passed through|
On Tuesday morning, I made out time out from my tight schedule to attend a programme at the Catholic Cathedral of Lagos: The Holy Cross Cathedral on the Island. I convinced myself to go because of the significance of the programme - Pilgrimage walk through the door of Mercy. Most of the activities of the Church are so significant and symbolic so much so as to direct our focus on God Almighty and this is one of them.
Monday, 1 August 2016
Friday, 29 July 2016
“I am the greatest”. This word was made very popular by Mohammed Ali who is acclaimed to be the greatest boxer of all time. He used that word when preparing for a world title bout is 1964. If you ever get to watch any of his videos and you listen to all he says, you may think he is going nuts, but you’ll get to realize that he is working on his morale – his self-confidence, by constantly psyching himself up.
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
It’s been a long day like nearly every other day for me and I am ready to sleep (11:55pm), but I could not help staring at my laptop and the feeling of betrayal surfaced. It’s not like it’s the first time that feeling is coming to me recently whenever I look at my system. I ask myself what is wrong? I feel like I have betrayed my laptop, my blog and blog friends. What happened to me? Why have I left the very blogosphere I love so much for such a long time?
Sunday, 19 June 2016
We walked down the street, my left hand braced by he’s right as the feeling of security was certain to me. I would content myself with allowing him to lead as I followed, not necessarily knowing where we were heading to or why we moved that direction. He would tell me things and I would listen, many times not even knowing what he was talking about, but I’d listen anyways. Some of the best times I can ever remember in my few years spent so far in life are times spent with him, strolling, in the farm and in church.
Monday, 30 May 2016
Walahi… no doubt, the situation of the country after 365 days of the APC administration lead by President Buhari has not been funny at all. Things seem to have gone from bad to worse and it is now a normal thing for families that eat 3 square meal comfortably before now to ration every cup of rice and even the pinch of salt. Hmmm… but as a typical Nigerian, we will always survive somehow, abi naa? I can't kill myself.
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
I wanted to write about this last week after I came back from the market. Yes o… I go to market o, what were you thinking? I wanted to prepare my precious concussion tomato stew, so as usual I did my list.
N200 Pepper: N100 (or less depending on quantity) Onions: N50 Iced Fish (Titus): N500
Monday, 2 May 2016
I met Obi nearly three years ago. Over the years, we have come to know each other so well and what once started as chitchat every now and then grew into love. A little less than a year ago, Obi proposed to me. He loved me so much, I knew it; it was like a dream come true. He was just the perfect man of me, made from heaven and personally sent to me by the Angels.
Sunday, 1 May 2016
Like play, like play 4 months in the year 2016 has come and gone and today marks the beginning of a new month. I am sure you are thinking now; how time flies. Yes o, time can fly o… I usually realise this whenever something makes me look at the calendar… God knows I hardly look at the calendar at all these days, who does? I only remember the need to check the date when I go to deposit money in the bank and I need to fill the date on the banks teller. Smh.
Friday, 22 April 2016
Friends, how unu dey? I desired to do a post since my “I am back” post, but NEPA had other ideas for me. Whenever I am at the convience of my laptop-turned-desktop, they see to it that there is no light, not even a flash of it and our transformer is still in good shape. I know this no light thing in Nigeria is not a today’s thing and my fears plus the way things have been going lately tells me that it has come to stay – God forbid.
Monday, 18 April 2016
Where have I been? Guess I have been on sabbatical leave. I have been off my favourite space here for some time, but I am back now – so help me God. I missed everything about this space and I hope I’ll not drift away again like I did already.
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Its been a while I wrote a post on Lagos traffic. I no know as e take do me today. 1st I wake up late and that meant that I had to use public transport. BRT was my best bet since I was going to the Island. So, I had to board a bus to Oshodi where I would get a direct BRT to the Island. Na so I enter one danfo from Ikeja and paid #100 for a journey which is usually #50 - dem say na fuel scarcity cause am. The bus went halfway and stopped only to load us in another bus. See me, initially angry with myself for waking up late and thinking of how to reduce my lateness time, na him danfo carry im wahala come. I had no choice but to move into the other bus the conductor for advised us to enter.
Premarital sex… I began to think about this topic again only recently, I am sure you are wondering why.
Some days back, I was listening to a programme on TV where the topic of discuss was "Premarital Sex". Of course, it was a hot topic. Why won’t it be? Somehow I have come to realise that topics on Sex are always hot topics when ever they are being discussed or taught. Maybe it is because somehow, the mind thinks sex is exciting and so tends to explore any opportunity to know more about it even unconsciously many times.
Monday, 7 March 2016
Gushhhh! Where have I been? …and no one seemed to miss me. There is God ooo! Anyways, I have missed you as I have always looked forward to this day ever since my last post...lol. A lot has been happening with me and around me since the beginning of the year and so I activate my blogging mode to share with you.
Monday, 22 February 2016
My soul glorifies the Lord for her is the creator of all and the giver of life. In his graciousness, I was conceived and in his faithfulness I am what I am and where I am. Sometimes I wish I can take the glory for the distance I have run thus far, but that will be the height of my foolishness. I have no power of my own… all that seem to be strength is actually not mine but God's. In him I find refuge and solace knowing he is the assurance of anything and everything; I won’t hesitate to tell you that’s why I refer to him as Blessed Assurance.
Sunday, 21 February 2016
Happy Sunday friends… Hope you are good. I came back from church not too long ago and will be dashing out again any moment from now, but not without saying hello… *SmileS*. I have plans of taking lots of picture today. Of course, since the beginning of the year, I have been taking loads of pictures, thanks to Santa…lol
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Monday, 15 February 2016
Heheheee… Happy St. Valentin’s day (in areas now) to all my friends and blog readers here, especially my blog mama and blog bae Bee. Love is in the air and the excitement is on.
I took a short walk along the streets of Ikeja – Awolowo way before settling to do this post. I realised how beautiful the colour Red can be again… Many people walking up and down the streets had a touch of read on their dress. The sight was as though planned and so beautiful. To spice it up, Arsenal won their match for the day and so Arsenal fans went around too flaunting their red and with jerseys – the colour of love.
Saturday, 6 February 2016
I bumped into this topic and felt I should do a post on it. I really don’t know much about it and would not ordinarily have something to say if it is being discussed. The kind of curiosity that killed the cat made me ask a female friend about it and I realised her level of ignorance on the topic was alarming. She knew practically nothing about it that I recognised that even in my ignorance I know more than she does… This got me worried, because the subject matter is targeted at the female gender and so she is more affected than I am.
Tuesday, 2 February 2016
It’s a new month already – the best month of the year. I know you want to contest it, but let’s leave that for another day. I am excited that we all made it to this see this month… January came and disappeared just like that and many would say; “just now now, na wa o” but I will say nooo ooo… January was too long jooor. Maybe if you were as broke as I was, you would understand.
I had something else in mind when I started this post, but before I started, I went outside of the house and was met by a neighbour who greeted me. She said “good evening sir”, and I responded and asked how she was doing. She said “fine” and went on. It was about 9:00pm by then, a time I would consider as night.
Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Before now, I could strike my chest and tell you that with my experiences in my Service (NYSC) year and the years pursuing my degree, I can pass everything that comes my way convincingly. I cannot say that now. I am beginning to come to terms more with that saying that the higher you go, the hotter it becomes… Omo, no be lie o.
Tuesday, 19 January 2016
Music mean to us in differently. There is a talk about music and its effect to us as human. In fact there is this talk about the relationship between the music we listen to and our personalities. In any case, I am sure you have your own opinions on music. But I am not going there because it is not the the reason I made this post.
Sunday, 17 January 2016
Happy Sunday friends… Hope your day went well. As many of you that are Christians, hope you went to church today, and went with the right spirit and attitude. You know…, it is tiring and frustrating knowing the number of churches in our land and still seeing things slide speedily from bad to worst. Anyways, that’s not the focus of this post. I want to tell you what happened to me in church today.
Friday, 15 January 2016
Hello friends... How has it been? Seriously, I have been on the holiday mood since after the New Year + I have opened some new tabs in my life (Story for another day); these things has kept me away from you, but I am back now... as I promise to improve on my conent as the days go by.
Thursday, 7 January 2016
I put on my spikes and knot the lace. Then I head for the tracks, on lane 2 where it is more than luck for me – more of hard work and dedication overtime. Now down on my knees with my two hands firm on the ground and a bowed head. I close my eyes for a moment and all I see is the end and victory. Then the voice of the referee goes “set…”, then a gun shot.
Monday, 4 January 2016
Hello friends… I have been enjoying my holiday, so much so that I nearly forgot that work actually begins today. You can’t imagine how much I struggled to get up from the bed this morning. I nearly broke my alarm - of course I use a phone for alarm (I am yet to have that Android phone I am anticipating). I hate the sound of my morning alarm eeehen... Pheeew! But man must make some cash, so no lazing around… hope you know that, right? I cast out every spirit of laziness our lives this year.