Life Updates Since I’ve Been “Away”

I blinked for like one millisecond and just like that two solid months have passed since I last posted on the blog. No, it wasn’t intentional. I just said let me close my eyes and open it small, and then fiam, November appeared. I wrote many blog posts while I was “away”, but I just never posted them. Don’t ask me why, because me sef, I don’t know the answer. So let me gist you on what has been going on with me.

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Would You Still Remain Honest if I Offered You $10 Million Dollars?

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Nothing was going to stop Retty from slaying her wedding reception. Sis was ready to give it to them in her perfect custom-made bedazzled red lace dress. After the designer did her magic on the dress, she sent a picture to Retty. It was oh so perfect! Only problem was… after paying for the dress in full, Retty waited and waited and called and called. The dress don enter voicemailit was a no-show. Finally after her wedding, Retty saw a picture of a famous Nigerian actress in her perfect red dress. The designer had sold it to the actress for who-knows-how-many-times more! Who would have thunk?

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6 Things I’d Change with My Magic Koboko If I Moved Back to Nigeria

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A few months ago, I wrote a post on the reasons I want to move back to home, sweet home. But let’s be real, as much as I have fond memories of home, and miss authentic suya and alladat, there are many reasons why moving back would be real real tough. So today, let’s just pretend that I have a magic koboko that can fix the unfixables. Here are 6 things I’d so badly want to make happen in Nigeria. 

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5 Ways to Thrive in Corporate America – From One Immigrant to Another

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So remember Simsola, the entry-level analyst for whom I wrote a letter called “6 Ways to fake it till you make it in corporate America”? Now she’s been promoted to a mid-level position and she’s totally killing it in her new role. But of course, being the agbaya aunty that I am, I just can’t keep calm. So here I come again with some lessons for Simisola on how to thrive in corporate America, especially as an immigrant climbing the ladder.

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I Sat With Millionaires, and Here are 5 Lessons I Learned

I am fortunate to have sat with movers and shakers in industries from tech to fashion to real estate, and top executives in corporate America. I’ve sat one-on-one with each of them, just listening to their stories, and learning from their struggles, successes, and tough decisions they’ve had to make. Omo, don’t be deceived by what you see on the outside oh, the hustule is real out there in the streets.

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6 Prayers To Pray, Especially Now

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Labake commented on my previous post, “Dear white people, stop killing us”. She expressed her frustration on how tired and helpless we feel right now. I felt that to my core, so I decided to send out some encouragement to everyone who is feeling this way. Irrespective of your race and current frustrations, let’s remember that we have the ultimate helper, Jesus. So we don’t have to suffer alone. For my Christian friends, here are 6 prayers to pray, especially now.

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Dear White People, Stop Killing Us

No dilly dallying, beating around the bush here. I just have a simple message to the (few) racist white people. Stop killing us! Sheesh! How wicked can your hearts be? Just how disgustingly wicked can you be to put your knee on a fellow human’s neck for so long that his life leaves his body? I mean, he’s gone. Dead. Does that even make you cringe at all? And your colleagues stand there in approval of what you are doing? The crowd is pleading along with George Floyd for you to let go, but it means absolutely nothing because the fallen system will back you up for lynching an African American man in broad daylight. It’s the reason why our old uncle in the White House has not yet addressed the nation about this… it’s almost like an implied approval. Sickening. 

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Skinny Girl In Transit (SGIT) Season 6 Recap

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Skinny Girl in Transit (SGIT) fans, let’s gather here and talk about what just went down in Season 6; the love nwantintin (Didi and Editi), the katikati ridiculousness (Kwame), the annoyingness (Tiwa and AY the adopted kid… so annoying!), the audacity (Mohammed, ugh!), and of course, the lessons from everyone. In case you were looking for a recap of every episode like I did for season 5, don’t vex. See ehn, after every single episode, I wrote an imaginary blog post in my head, but time I had not, to transport it into blog posts for you all to read. So the season is over, let’s do one big recap. 

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A Letter to The Good Men

I am writing this letter to the good, responsible men because the world doesn’t focus enough on them. You know who unfortunately gets all the attention? Awon mezzup boyz. Because they do the most. Jeez! Don’t even get me started. But let’s forget about them for a second. Today, I want to celebrate the men who simply get it. You know, the ones that their head is correct. We see you quietly doing your thing. This is a thank you letter, and also a “please I need a favor real quick” letter. 

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