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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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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Travelling Whilst Privileged

Before the entire world went into hyper lockdown mode, I was travelling around in Morocco with my sister- a bucket list trip for my birthday that saw us traipse from the historic city of Fes to the blue pearl- Chefchaouen. An unforgettable place. This was my second trip to Morocco in two years, last year…

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I CAN’T BREATHE

There is so much I want to talk about on here, but I simply could not talk about any other thing, without speaking on what is going on now, about this because this one is heavy and to some extent personal. And I hope the conversation never stops until CHANGE. Never trust people who say…

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