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So you’ve had your visa interview, got your visa and you’re finally about to take that trip you’ve planned for years. But your mom has told you not to tell anyone you’re travelling until you get back. You’re wondering why? We’ll tell you.  Your village people don’t want you to travel This one goes without […]

Life
August 22, 2019

Testimony Time, Blessing Time! It’s that time in church where you can bring your phone out and check your Twitter feed without worrying about the judging eyes of church officials. But thing is, if you really pay attention and forget about Twitter for once, you’ll notice there are different categories of testifiers in church. If […]

I became a Big Brother Naija fan in 2017, avidly following the show and live tweeting my hot takes on all the drama. It was even more interesting to me because a lover and I were watching it as a sort of shared activity, something we could always discuss and watch “together” even when we […]

Recently, I was binge-watching the second season of Workin’ Moms, a Canadian television sitcom about a group of friends dealing with the challenges of being working mothers and being women generally. In one episode, Alice Carlson, played by Sadie Munroe got her period for the first time and was aghast by the reality that women got periods every […]

General
August 9, 2019

While Nigeria toiled at the African Cup of Nations in Cairo, another team of footballers strove to do their country proud in the world’s football mecca.  AK Marvelous, the Nigerian team was minutes away from possible elimination.  Under Sao Paulo’s glowering sun and in just under 20 minutes they had played two games. Their first […]

As the proud child of my mother, I would NEVER openly admit to being envious of another human being. Yes, I might secretly stalk their Instagram pages and have their profiles permanently positioned in my Twitter search bar, but you would never hear me confess envy out loud. Until today. Sowing the seed of coveteousness […]

What happened this week? Did you finally start that diet? Did you tell your boss to stick it like you’ve been planning for the past 5 months? Did you lose a little weight? Well, I’m sure you have positives to all of these questions and your week had a fair share of doldrum and crazy, […]

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