Mary Slessor – Lessons from a Queen indeed

Mary Slessor is a true heroine and her impact was felt throughout south-eastern Nigeria. Many think all her work was focused on Calabar but that’s far from the truth. Although stationed in Calabar she moved to different areas and as a result killing of infant twins was wiped out all over the south eastern Nigeria.  In fact I only  recently learned that a friend’s mum and her twin brother from Abba in Anambra State were hidden for months to escape death until Mary’s influence came to bear. One striking thing about Mary was that she preached the Gospel in an endearing way – […]

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Joke Aliu: For the love of the law

Joke is an accomplished lawyer with one of the nations  leading law firms.  Let’s talk about this lady’s love for the law.    Tell us about yourself (family,  profile, education  etc) I was born into a family of 5 children and I found myself right in the middle. I have a feel of what it is to have both older and younger siblings. I have an older sister and brother and I also have a younger sister and brother.I studied law at Nigeria’s premier university, the University of Ibadan and I went to Law School in Lagos. I got a masters […]

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Guest Post : Back to School by Azuka Ogundeji

For many going back to school is a major aspiration and once you achieve that there is a major feeling of achievement and fulfillment. Personally, I had long desired to go for a second masters degree but kept putting it off, so when I finally decided to go for it in my late 30s and with two children in tow it was daunting!Thankfully its all done and dusted and crossed off my to do list.   I can thus totally relate with our first guest post of the year written by the indefatigable Azuka who writes about her recent educational pursuit.  As […]

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Tinu Asegieme : Love and Marriage

Happy Valentines Day everyone! This is one celebration I am not really big on but I appreciate its focus on showing love to not just couples but all and sundry. One person who talks a lot about love amongst couples is Pastor Tinu Asegieme who happens to be one my favourite people. As a Pastor she exudes a rare honesty which allows her to speak with depth and wisdom. She has a passion for single and married women and with her husband Pastor Kennedy Asegieme runs the  Marriage Institute, a Christian resource centre for marriage building and is a widely sought out […]

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Family love: Immediate and Beyond

In this month of February, the emphasis is on romantic love – but one form of love that is often overlooked is “Phileo”, brotherly love. This is the kind of love that is common amongst families; kith and kin. Sadly, with the rural-urban drift and modernization, the bond and love that once existed within the extended family structure seems to be weakening, and this is having negative effects on the nuclear family as well. You hear of children who have never met some their aunts and uncles, and the traditional “going home for Christmas” has now faded away for many. There is, however, […]

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Nikki Khiran : Couturier Extraordinaire

Nikki Khiran is a fashion label that has stood the test of time and the beautiful lady behind it is Nikki Khiran Odu. Nikki Khiran is a graduate of The London College of Fashion, where she majored in Fashion Design Technology, Nikki Odu Khiran came back to Nigeria and launched her design studio, Nikki Khiran Couture!Her signature style is ethereal opulence, and the NK woman connotes elegance,sensuality and mystery, she’s a modern woman, a global gypsy, sensual yet conservative, playful yet reserved and confident, she’s the ultimate lady!Her aesthetic sense is rooted in her African background, but a global western influence […]

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Janine Udogu – Bridging Cultures through language and love

Janine Udogu is a Swiss national married to a Nigerian man. While inter-racial marriages are not new what struck me about Janine is her love for her husband’s culture and how she has integrated so seamlessly. This love for her husband and his culture inspired her to learn Igbo language which is no mean feat as well other aspects of the Igbo culture. From this mother of three one can learn that doggedness and determination will always yield fruit and that true love had no boundaries. Read and be inspired. Janine please tell us about yourself, how you grew up and your […]

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