• Let's talk about it/Keeping It Real

    ON BODY SHAMING: NIGERIAN WOMEN NEED TO DO BETTER

    Pheeew! It’s been a while. Well, it feels good to have gathered enough momentum to be back here. Often times when we speak of body shaming and how ridiculously shameful it is to engage in the act, we don’t speak of how endangering it can be to building and raising a community of true women supporting and standing up for one another because for me, I don’t think body shaming in itself is the saddest part, I think the fact that women are mostly the perpetrators of this act makes it the saddest. A lot of times, women come for one another’s bodies for silly reasons like trying to feel…

  • Let's talk about it/Keeping It Real

    On Religion and Mental Slavery (Part 1): Politics and The Church

    Religion is the opium of the masses. ~Karl Max   Guys, before you serve me that look, I know I said what I said about my next post but mehn, I can’t help this one – so, I’m moving the episode to next week whether y’all believe it or not but I’ll advise you do. So, a happy weekend to y’all! How’s the weekend going? Here, it’s going well and I’ve got deadlines caving in on me! Massive deadlines but I know I’m gonna come through. Shall we get to today’s post already? First, the moment I decided to write this post, I knew that some very religious people will…

  • Travel Diaries

    The Mystery of Yam and Twins

    When you gaze upon the lovely sight. Of twins, arm in arm, asleep at night. Think not that the house has been doubly messed. But that you, as parents, have been doubly blessed. ~ Jon Bratton Today, I’m out to take us on a very intimate and exciting trip to a place called Ibarapa Local Governments in Oyo State, Nigeria. Well, for one, this topic is not something I’m new to but it’s something that came to me in a very different light and most importantly, I hope to intimate my non-Nigerian readers with some of the non-prominent cultures and beliefs of the Nigerian people in the Yoruba region. Also,…

  • Personal Diaries

    I'm Renewing My Vows

    Vows made in storms are forgotten in calm. ~ Thomas Fuller. Writing this piece took quite a long time. For some minutes, I was simply staring at my laptop while trying to pick my words. I did went AWOL so many times in year 2017 because I could tell you, that year was one of the most traumatic years of my life. I couldn’t wait for the year to roll by. I lost a lot of myself, I questioned my mental health and most importantly, I dared myself to survive again. I can tell you it feels weird having to tell y’all a Happy New Year while the first month…

  • Kebbi Diaries

    Only In The North

    Halloz guys! Inawuni! it’s been days I know but the harmattan hasn’t been so friendly; had some breakdowns and all. That being said, expect the next episode of the series on Friday morning. Moving on, I’ve been keeping this post in my archive for a while now. . .so, why not share! Below are the things you find mostly in the North. 1. A typical hausa boy can ride kabu(okada/bike). 2. It’s a harvest of fruits in the North ~ from Pineapple to Watermelon, Apple, Lemon, Coconut, Carrots, Banana etc. I can go on. . . . my favourite right now has been sugarcane! Can’t stop!!!. . .there’s even an abundance…