Husbands & Handbags

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No. I ain’t talking about the latest Gucci or Chloe purse. Let me refer you to Naija Dictionary for beginners Handbag (hănd’băg’) pronunciation n. 1. A woman that a man picks up at a party or wherever 2. A woman that a man takes to a party or wherever NOTE: This woman is never one’s spouse or steady girlfriend just a girl on the side. I mean the whole thing is getting annoying. You see a man enter a club and he leaves with a handbag for an unknown destination. The more stories I hear the more disgusted I get. […]

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I Got Some New Shirts!

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Was pleasantly surprised recently! Have you heard about Davida? She’s a topnotch shirt maker in naija …our very own Thomas Pink. Her shirts are however quite feminine and lovely. Let me see if she has any shirts online …hmm strange she doesn’t even seem to have a website but they look a bit like Nara Camacie shirts but much nicer. Well, my co-wife (don’t worry my husband isn’t polygamous, it’s how I refer to my brother-in-laws wife) and her big sister wanted us to go to a Davida show. I wasn’t really keen because I knew I couldn’t afford any […]

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Religious Tolerance

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Religious intolerance is something I am so not used to especially as I have experienced growing up with Muslim cousins. Growing up, we were raised to respect and love each other irrespective of religious or tribal persuasions. That’s why I was totally shocked when I heard about the senseless killing of Mrs. Christianah Oluwatoyin Oluwaseesin by some Muslim secondary school students last week in Gombe State. Gombe was carved out of the old Borno State and it is a beautiful place. According to the deceased’s husband Mr Micheal Oluwaseesin who was out of town when the unfortunate incident occurred. “From […]

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Braiding My Hair. (Dry Title)

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“Aunty keep ya head” I am braiding my hair at a popular Abuja saloon, I brought my laptop to relieve boredom and I also think making hair is such a waste a time that you just have to the maximise it by doing something else, so here I am writing some new posts. I hate making my hair; that’s one of the reasons I cut my hair last year. I just hate going to a saloon and having to wait hours before it’s your turn. Rubbish! Also, I hated that hair dryer. Arrgh! It must have been an angry man […]

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Oooooh!

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Me, I am tired of this house-help wahala oh! Well, my new girl has been around for a few weeks and I am quite happy with her. She needs no supervision and is very committed to her job. Lois (my old girl), is still around because I want her to finish this term (she is in form 1). I had pretty much decided I would send her home once she was done with her exams …until her dad called. Did I tell you she’s from my town? Please abeg don’t do village connections; we aren’t related but I’ve known her […]

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Visa Wahala!

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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.

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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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