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I had a valentines day gift post scheduled to publish today but unfortunately i want in the mood to edit any post about valentine gifts. Fortunately, i remembered that there was a time i use to write hilarious posts about my experiences just for fun. I am way put together now but i used to be an awkward, clumsy person. I was always in some unfortunate situation and I hated it so much.. But looking back now.. these situations make for the best stories. So for this valentine day, I have decided to resurrect one i really liked. I initially wrote the story on Naija Single Girls blog and on this blog again in 2018 . PS: If you cant stand grammatical errors then don’t bother clicking. I tried to keep the post as similar as possible to the original, but i included more context and some new opinions in…

Losing a job or being out of active employment can be an awkward and depressing time for a lot of people. You see your friends talking about their work experiences, going out with colleagues, complaining about traffic and you cant participate in the conversations because you are most probably stuck at home, thinking about your life, probably broke and depressed. I can totally relate to this as I was outta a job for a period of time in 2018 and while it was a slow and awkward period, I decided to make the best outta my free time, while doing my profitable side hustles. Note: This post is targeted at people who are unemployed but have a side hustle, savings or daddys money to fall back on. Please if you have family responsibilities, you should focus your time on trying to make sure that ya’ll dont starve. Sure it’s very easy…

One question I get a lot is how do to find events to go to in Lagos. I don’t know why people ask me this because I could be one of the most boring people ever. me, everyday But one of the advantages of owning a business in Lagos is knowing about the latest things going on in town. which include events, brands, influencers etc. Lagos is a city that never sleeps but because of all chaos and noise, it might actually be difficult to find out what exactly to do during the weekend/Public holidays or days you just want to chill. This is made worse because of how unstructured everything is in Nigeria. Please don’t go near the Cinemas, Beaches and malls except you want to be swallowed by a mob of people who also don’t know what else to do with their weekends… While I might not be…

Ya’ll that are regular visitors to the blog know about how I shouted about the wonders of Piggybank and how it helped me save 1 million Naira. Heck, I even got featured on Linda Ikeji. If you have not seen the post, here it is. That was almost 3 years ago and I am back with an update post on Piggybank now called Piggyvest. Apart from the name change, they have gotten a lot more popular, credible and they do a lot more than just a piggybank. Here are some things you’ll want to know about the new Piggybank: PiggyBank is now called Piggyvest. Yea, I know.. Piggybank sounds a lot better than Piggyvest but who are we to complain. They had their resons as explained in this blog post.. They are no longer a small company. They got investors who have given them or at least pledged to give…

Social media addiction is a common problem amongst millennials. It’s actually a big deal guys. You might not even know you are suffering from it until you do a proper internal review of yourself. Its a problem you might have to diagnose yourself and most probably treat all by yourself.  I struggled with it for a while which I documented in this blogpost here:  and while I’m not totally “cured”, I can confidently say I’m no longer as addicted as I used to be.  Deleting, taking a break or fasting from social media is one way to manage social media addiction but its not the only way. Its easier said than done and Its also not sustainable for some other people. There’s the issue of your work or business depending on social media to grow or Social Media being the only way you can communicate with family and friends.   I really like…

I attended the Femfunds 2.0 event and it was a life changing experience. … well maybe not life changing but it was a really good event which I regretted not dragging all my friends too. I saw a promoted post of the Femfunds event on Instagram and I went ahead to register for it.. I usually register for events like this and forget but I actually put this on my calendar and set a reminder. I didn’t know what exactly to expect but I had a good feeling about it. It was a free event which was aimed at connecting and empowering women in their businesses and careers. Over 1000 women attended and I’m sure no one was disappointed. Why were we impressed? Firstly, the event started on time, which is super rare in Nigeria, the hall was well decorated and organized with professional ushers, there was a cute photo wall which all the ladies loved,…

The Hate U Give: THUG. It’s rare to see a great movie adaptation of a book but I saw the movie of this book last week and I think they nailed it. I loved it. This book review has been sitting in my drafts for months and I’m just going to publish it without editing much. Angie Thomas is a good writer .. That’s the author of this book btw… This book blew my mind, I almost didn’t believe that this is her first book. Just putting it out there.. I hope my first book blows minds as this one did… The hate you give is a fictional novel that gives a victims perspective to the police vs black people shootings in America. I read stories and watch videos about the shootings and Black lives matter movement on social media but I didn’t really understand it. A lot of things just…

I started reading the book of Esther this month as its the bible chapter of the month for my online bible study group and I had so many thoughts why I have decided to share here. I have studied the book of Esther before but the thing about studying the bible is that you learn new things every single time you read a passage again. So lets study Esther like its our first time. My fun summary of Esther Chapter 1: In a land so far away… Cue Game of thrones music There was this beautiful and wealthy kingdom that stretched out from India to Ethiopia.. (that’s like half of Asia btw) .. It was a very large kingdom. In this Kingdom, there lived a King with too much money and an a drinking problem. He ruled his land well, we cant say the same about his household. He got bored one day and…

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