THIS IS NIGERIA

As a Nigerian in the diaspora, my connection to home is sacrosanct; its where I was born, grew up, went to school for the most part. I have friends and family there, my father died and is buried in Lagos- the former state capital- memories of home are fond and treasured. If you have ever…

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THE AUTUMN EDIT

SLOW IT RIGHT DOWN: In the words of the Swedish, observe Fika in your home. We talk so much of slow living but hardly have time to put it into practise because the world is falling about our ears. We need to be intentional about the things we ought to do to put our minds…

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Emily In Paris – Marmite

Carrie Bradshaw voice; And as I sat there watching episode one of Emily In Paris, I couldn’t help but wonder; do we really need another frivolous show set in Paris? With a bright-eyed, twenty-something caucasian American- Blair Waldorf looking, Serena van der Woodsen dressing, Carrie Bradshaw masquerading- mash up as the main character? Whose role…

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The Date

Franny checked her reflection in the mirror for a what felt like the hundredth time, she looked fine. Better than fine, the trusty Zara sales came through for her in this delightful number which she’d been saving for a special occasion. Today felt like the appropriate kind of special. The buttercup yellow midi length baby…

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READ | LOVE IN COLOUR- BOLU BABALOLA

Love is universal, the one unifier we have in common as humans, a sentiment I have often maintained and talked about, no matter where we are, who we are, where we are from, our religion, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity… whatever elements of difference that defines us, love is the single thing that unifies us and…

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HOME ALONE- SOLITUDE

My mother was my first country, the first place I ever lived– Nayyirah Waheed. I like to think the flip side of this quote is, the second country you discover and eventually inhabit is yourself. As we step outside of our mothers’ womb, we go on a journey of self-discovery, understanding the many crevices that…

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Our Darlings Are Dying

Take care of yourself and each other.” Famous last words from Jerry Springer after his shows, where we’d witnessed the insanity of the episode’s entertainment. Jerry always offered sane and rational words of advice which was in clear opposition to the mess he’d just thrown at us. His end message always resonated after which he’d…

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