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What If I Never Get Married?

‘Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important’ – Chimamanda Adichie I’m a late 20’s millennial trying to build my brand and focus on living my full life, but the most common question I get is “Nwando, When are you getting married?” as if I had it penned down in my calendar for summer 2018…

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WITH LOVE FROM GHANA

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson I’m currently in Ghana on a much needed break from the hustle and bustle of Lagos. It was a very spontaneous trip with my very spontaneous friends. We literally booked the tickets the day before we left. Recently, I’d seen some bloggers I admire take a rod trip…

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ARE YOU COASTING THROUGH LIFE? 5 Tips To Nudge You Out of Complacency

“Insanity is coasting through life in a miserable existence when you have a caged lion locked inside and the key to release it.”- Morgan Freeman To coast through life means to sail through life daily; it is just going with the flow and seeing what life throws your way. I woke up one day and I realized that I had started coasting – taking what comes and not asking for much more; content with the…

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THE ‘GOLDEN TICKET’ TO SUCCESSFUL

To me, a golden ticket is a skill or talent you have that can propel you to greatness. Every one under the sun has something they are specially good at. I have a few and I’m willing to bet that you do too so why aren’t you harnessing yours? There are different roads to ‘successful’; one of the sure ways is to do something you’re talented in and to do it excellently and consistently. WHAT…

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MY DAY IN AN IDP CAMP

“Displaced societies are of value. Their issues are our issues.” » Cynthia Basinet I’d seen photos of Nigerian citizens that had lost their homes due to terrorist attacks in their communities and were now displaced, living in government provided camps so I decided to go out to one to show support in my own little way. The first thing I heard when I drove in was the sound of laughter ringing out as children pushed…

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IS ANYONE OUT THERE?

“Don’t work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Often when I write, I wonder who’s out there, who reads my words, if they’re able to put themselves in my shoes, if my words actually help in any way or if it’s just an echo in a hollow space resounding for the walls. I remember reading that when you start blogging, for a while it feels as though you’re talking…

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HOW TO MOVE ON WHEN YOUR EX HAS ALREADY MOVED ON

“Like a sandcastle, all is temporary. Build it, tend it, enjoy it and when the time comes, let it go.” ~ Jack Kornfield I stumbled upon something last night that reminded me of an ex love and I had nostalgia for fond and bitter memories gone by. It took me back to a time long gone by but the bile in my throat tasted very recent and quite familiar. So I sat down and I…

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HOW TO PRACTISE ACCEPTANCE

“When you learn to accept instead of expect, you’ll have fewer disappointments.” ~Unknown Through my limited experiences and situations over almost 3 decades in the universe I’ve learnt the importance of practising acceptance over expectation. To accept something or someone as what it is prevents the anxiety and almost inevitable disappointment that comes with waiting for something or someone to change. Find your tribe and accept them as they are, stop managing situations that are…

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WITH LOVE FROM OGUN STATE

“My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style”  – Maya Angelou I have learnt that it’s so easy to stay in one’s comfort zone and have no idea what is happening next door, to live such a one-visioned life and to mistake that with the reality of others. Due to this, i’ve made it my mission to…

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THE POWER OF CONNECTIONS

‘Real Friendship knows no boundaries’ . N.E I put up the featured image on my social media and tagged it ‘Black Girl Magic’. It was a social media favorite and a lot of people loved it. I love it not only because we all make a beautiful group but also for the versatility and the absolutely amazing traits of each and everyone in the photo. One of my favorite things about the universe is the…

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