Good Morning Fellow Nigerians, eku ipalemo elections, emi a se pupo oh. If you are not Yoruba and are wondering what that means, I am simply hailing you regarding the forthcoming elections, may we live to see many more in our time. I didn’t think of posting this article to exchange pleasantries though, I am writing this because I am very worried.
Before I begin this rant, I would like to point out that I do not regard myself a pessimist, I would prefer to think I am a realist. I try very hard not to dwell on superfluous ideals that probably would never yield fruit, I believe in calling a spade a spade and not a working tool. I believe that there are certain heights you should not attempt to climb if you are not armed with a certain type of gear, and I don’t advise people to build castles in the sky. Yes, I am a realist, I think that is what I am.
My reason for this post is really not far fetched. I would not hide it, I am one of those people who were not born with the proverbial spoon in their mouths,
The world watches at the moment as Nigeria slowly takes the spotlight as the hotspot for terrorist activities in Africa. It is indeed sad that the ‘Giant of Africa’ has not been able to curb the excesses of the insurgents that have caused a lot of the damage to the psyche of the average Nigerian. Every week, Nigerians wake up to news of bloody attacks, most of these in the northern part of the country; asides this, there are issues of corruption in high places (we are used to this already) which have left Nigerians wondering as to what hope is left for the people of this country. Most recently there have been vehement protests against the government’s inability to produce adequate information on the fate of the girls who were allegedly kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. With the influence of social media, the tag #BringBackOurGirls has drawn the attention of people and the media outside Africa with a good number of foreigners lending their voices to the cause. Nigeria has slowly become incapable of coordinating her own affairs, and if something is not done sooner than later, our sovereignty could be at stake. Continue reading
#ExodusStores et #NeedlePoint
I love the internet, it is really an amazing place to be when you are not stuck up in the real world. I know it has become sort of clustered with too much from the real world these days, but it still serves as a place for me to forget the realities of my being a young Nigerian. Enough of that for now though, today I want to share my latest find on the internet; I know I am not much of a writer as opined by people, but I would try my best to share my thoughts on this amazing place I just found over the internet.
I am not a fashion buff, I don’t have great ideas about the different color combinations that would birth a proper outfit, nether do I know how to tell the difference between a genuine design and an imitation. I am a regular girl, with regular taste in almost everything but books (I love exquisite books), and so when I stumbled on this site, I was wondering, what would you do with this knowledge if you keep it to yourself? Tell everyone! So yes, I am here to tell everyone that mistakenly reads my blog about this amazing site I just stumbled upon that deals in retail shopping. Continue reading
I think it has now become a big deal for me to write an “Open letter” (Twitter type) to every passing year. Ok, before 2012, I did all that in my diary, now I am here. Its always a great feeling when one makes it to the final days of a year, considering the fact that not everyone made it to the tail end, I think there is every reason to be thankful. The world (and being a Nigerian) might not be as we would have liked it to be, but people like me are glad to at least have a fighting chance while we breath… Thank God for mercies.