Small Chops ~ He Fell Off His Bike

Small Chops: A Nigerian term for Canapés, Hors d’oeuvres and the like. Small Chops: Quick thoughts of mine Sometime last year, I was out one day completing errands for my mum’s party and I saw something that really encouraged me. A little boy had just crossed the road with his dad and grandmother, riding his…

dearStory: The Wedding Guest Explained

So when I said I was going to explain the imagery in this story I didn’t actually realise how long it’ll take me to do and I also realised that everyone I spoke to about the story each had their different interpretations of the imagery used.  INSPIRED  BY PROVERBS CHAPTER 7 AND LIKE MY OTHER STORIES, THE…

dearMusic: You Should Know Nonso Amadi & Khalid

Nono Amadi (@Nonso_A) When the 21 year-old, Nigerian-Canadian (Canadian-Nigerian) released “Radio” produced by Juls I just had a feeling that 2017 will turn out to be this young man’s year. My Twitter TL is a testament to this. I discovered his music by chance, last summer, while watching the Nigerian web series “Discovering ABJ” (episode…

dearMusic: Layide’s Five

My first music post this year! Back in December I decided to spend an evening sharing music via Snapchat and it was suggested that I start Spotify Playlists… but like many things that don’t work here (i.e. Facetime), creating Spotify Playlists won’t be possible right now. Till then I’ll be sharing five songs I’m enjoying in any…

dearLife: For Niswat – Health Update

This update was shared on Facebook at the start of the month. Since the update below, Niswat appears to be in good spirits, although the side-effects of her treatments are beginning to show. Continue to pray for her, that God will keep her, speed up her recovery and continue to be her strength. The Nurses…

dearStory: The Wedding Guest

 Inspired  by Proverbs Chapter 7 and Like my other stories, the characters have not been given any names. “For she has been the ruin of many; many men have been her victims. Her house is the road to the grave. Her bedroom is the den of death.” | Proverbs 7:26-27 NLT His ego would not let him…

dearLife: In Conclusion

In conclusion I am choosing to walk hand-in-hand with God and His purpose for my life. I am choosing, with His help, that in the coming year and years to come, I will start each day with my conclusion – my introduction and middle will eventually write themselves. “In conclusion…” That’s how most of my secondary…

dearLife: For Niswat – Fundraising Medical Appeal

For Niswat. We met in Mombasa, when you were two. Full of life and a joy to be around. You sat with us young ladies as if we were age mates, Out on Bibi Blues’ shore front balcony as we got our henna done. While you laughed at my accent, I teased you for being an…

dearLife: No New Friends

I closed my Bible, switched off the light and cried. The fact that Nehemiah’s donkey couldn’t make it up the rubble of the ruined city walls wasn’t what moved me to tears (albeit Biblical), what caused me to cry was indeed the title of a Drake song I’ve never actually heard (my cousin Tumi would be…

dearBlog: I’ll Be Honest…

Over the past few days I’ve been reading Proverbs 10 and verse 11 really stood out to me and it pretty much says “The words of the godly lead to life…” If you’ve been following my blog you’d notice some inconsistency with how often I post and it has been stressing me. I have big…

dearMusic: Everything Adekunle Touches is Gold

Release Date: 28 July 2016 | Record Label: YBNL The last week of July Adekunle Gold released his especially anticipated album, aptly named ‘Gold’. I remember sending a text to my friend, asking her to be my voice reason when it came to spending money on iTunes to buy this album (I just moved and every…