Visa Wahala!

We are suffering in this country oh! If you see the queues at Visa application centres, you go tire. I mean do people want to leave naija so badly? I have friends who are willing to pay up to $2000 for a UK or US visa. In fact, it’s only in naija that you hear people give testimony in church about getting a visa. It can be especially trying when a husband or boyfriend is “stuck” in the UK or whichever country and the wife is stuck in naija. I don’t have any problems with getting visas as my passport […]

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For All The Battered Women.

Happy Mothers day! I hope all the mums had a nice mother’s day this last Sunday. For you guys in North America I think it comes up in May, but happy mothers day all the same. Mine was nice, for some reason dh never remembers I am a mother so I wasn’t expecting anything from him, however my sister in law gave me a lovely gift. We spent the day with my mum and mother in law and of course they were happy to have their children around them. On Saturday, I spent the day with my mum at her […]

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UPDATES

So, here’s a bit of update. On my house-help issue, a new girl (she came highly recommended) started last week… so far so good. A little bush but can be brushed up. I love the fact that she speaks Igbo to my kids and seems very kind, especially with the way she talks to them. After day 1, they had already warmed up to her. The old girl is still around because I wanted my kids to get used to this new lady first. So she will be leaving at the end of the month, which is also when her school term ends. […]

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How Fluently Do You Speak Your Mother Tongue?

I feel like a glutton. I weigh 74kg and it’s my heaviest ever and I have no idea how to loose it. When I was almost due with my first son I weighed about 72 so you can imagine how much I have added. I thought I was ok and just needed to loose my tummy until I climbed my scale! Now I know it just ain’t a tummy matter…help!! I watched ‘Living in Bondage’ yesterday. It was interesting to watch the first naija home movie. It was funny to see how archaic the outfits from the early 90’s looked. […]

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Nigeria’s Next President and Vice President (Olorun Maje, Chukwu Amankwe Ihe Ojo!)

Hello, I’m sorry about my long absence. My oga’s at work have been on my case and I don’t have internet at home. Anyhow this is mainly directed at those of you in the diaspora. Have you seen the fellas Obasanjo hand picked for President and V. President? Let me look for some pictures of them. Ok, the guy on the far left is Umar Musa Yaradua. He is currently the Governor of Katsina State and the PDP’s Presidential Candidate. This is a man who had no interest in the Presidential Race whatsoever but was nominated by the President barely […]

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My First Meme!

1. What time did you get up this morning? Woke up 6.30am 2. Diamonds or pearls? I have pearls but would love diamonds 3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? ‘Blood Diamonds’ I think Leonardo interpreted his role pretty well. 4. What is your favorite TV show? Well right now, I am loving Prison Break, I have a huge crush on the guy who plays Michael Scofield (did you guys know he is multi-racial? His dad is half black) 5. What did you have for breakfast? Rice Krispies 6. What is your middle name: Nwamaka (what […]

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Lagos Na Wa!

There was a book I came across once titled “Lagos Na Wa! I swear” now as a young teenager (and even as an adult) I had no business reading that book. It chronicled the sex lives of some Lagos people and it was quite raunchy. Now my post has nothing to do with that book, but it has to do with my recent trip to Lagos. I grew up in Lagos and though I am from Anambra State, I consider Eko (Lagos) my home. Most of my cherished memories are here; my first kiss as a 3 year old in […]

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