Monday , December 18 2017

LOST (A POEM)

I remember The love that shone in your eyes when you looked at me The one sided smile that instantly appeared when I spoke The wandering hand that searched for mine when i was near   I remember Your soothing voice a balm to my raging nerves Your strong arms a wall against the world outside Your beautiful shoulders a pillar to lean on   I remember The security of your love The blanket of your attention The comfort of your smiles   Now all …

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NOT THE END (A POEM)

How dare you?! How dare you tell me you love me And in the next breath hurt me? How dare you tell me you’re sorry And that you didn’t mean to?   How dare you?! Leading me on and on And like a puppy, I allowed you to Then you turn around and say, “I can’t do this anymore” You bastard!   How dare you?! All those lies you told to my face I held back my heart guarding it Still you took your time, …

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS; What you need to know about Monkey Pox

I am currently in Nigeria and there has been an outbreak of a disease called Monkey pox. This ‘Alien’ disease has come with a lot of tension, uncertainty and myths. So I decided to do a thorough research about the disease to assist my readers. Below is a question and answer summary. WHAT IS MONKEY POX?  Monkey pox is a rare viral Zoonosis disease. Zoonosis means that it was transmitted from Animals to Humans.  It is an infectious disease. WHY IS IT CALLED MONKEY POX? …

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Why you don’t believe in God

I remember a time when the thought of not believing in God was ‘alu’, an abomination. It was heresy. Saying that out loud could earn you a slap from your mother. Sure, not everybody agreed as to how to actually worship Him or the exact way to. There were Christians and muslims and even traditional idol worshippers; but all of these people believed in one supreme God. The Christians too had and still have different dominations with different doctrinal beliefs but they all agreed that …

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NIGERIA’S INDEPENDENCE.. what’s there to celebrate?

Well, happy Independence Day to all Nigerians! I’m proudly Nigerian and I do sincerely love my country. Today I saw quite a number of people celebrating and in fact today’s church service was one like no other. I almost wished every Sunday would be Independence Day. There was dancing, laughing, jumping and sweets! I had a really good day. I’m happy we’re celebrating this beautiful country and its togetherness. I love how diverse we are; our different languages and cultures, it really makes us colourful. …

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A Nigerian view of money and recession

Sometimes I hear of, or read about people who spend so much money on so little things and believe me, I don’t judge them. In my mind I’m like, “a million naira to me is like ten naira to them”. I mean, some people go to huge shopping malls and buy onions that would ordinarily cost a hundred naira for one thousand naira. I once asked a friend why she preferred to buy lemons in a shopping mall instead of going to a local market …

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ROMANCE IN NIGERIA

Romance is one of if not the greatest genre of all kinds of entertainment; music, movies, books, you just name it. And we gals definitely help promote it. I mean using myself as an example, any movie or novel that has no romance in it is absolutely wack. Well, can you blame us? We’re the emotional species right? And love happens to be the biggest muse of them all. So anyway, is romance really healthy for us? And before you kill me, what I mean …

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STILL AND PRETTY (A POEM)

Sit still, look pretty Don’t say a word, do as you’re told Sit still, look pretty Don’t blink an eye, don’t try to hide Sit still, look pretty   You’re like a work of art Expensive, but not priceless Movable, and easily destroyable Owned and made for his perfection Used for décor, to be admired Losing value as time goes by Your worth is simply to sit still and look pretty   You’re like a china doll Breakable, and replaceable Beautiful, but disposable Silent, still …

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Learning to love yourself…

Looking into the mirror, I wondered and asked myself why and how I could love the person staring back at me. How do I love me and still not be proud? Do I begin to love myself for my beauty and all around physical appearance? Do I begin to love me for my intelligence or achievements? Why exactly should I love myself? Because I’ve been told to? Because it’s the natural thing to feel? None of those answers felt right and it really made me …

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THE NIGERIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY TO ME

The Nigerian music industry is full of every genre of music: gospel, hip hop, RnB, rock, afrobeat, fuji, you just name it. Nigeria has one of the biggest music industries in Africa and the world at large. However, I’m fascinated at how our minds are blown when we see a white person dancing to our music, or hear it in a Hollywood movie. On the other hand, it’s no big deal to hear western music in our movies or to see our people dance to …

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