A Letter to the Recent Graduates – 6 Ways to Kill it in Your First Year in Corporate America

Latifa @itz_unpredictable

I was tapping through my Insta stories the other day when I saw a young lady, Latifa, who just graduated from college had landed a job at Microsoft! I was so ecstatic, like she was my little sister. I mean, would I really be your favorite internet aunty if I am not hyped about things like this? But then right after my excitement came concern… will Latifa know what to do to excel in this strange land of corporate America? Good thing she has older siblings who are totally killing it, but I thought it won’t hurt to chook my mouth and offer some tips for success.

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Dear Young People. 3 Things That Can Change Your Life.

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Gosh how did I get here? I blinked and became one of those African aunties, offering unsolicited advice. But issokay, for today, I will own it with my full chest. Here’s the thing; when I was younger, I slept a lot, like A WHOLE LOT. I actually had two “sleeps” every day. I’d sleep at night, then wake up in the morning, and do the after-sleep sleep. Then I’d come back from work or school and just lay on my bed for hours, because why not? And just like that, pooof! Valuable time gone. 

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The Cutest Etsy Shops; “Home Goodies” and “Gifts for Her” Edition

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I have a love-hate relationship with Etsy. It’s an absolute love relationship as a customer, because boy can you find the oh-so cutest things on there. Sugbon o, as a shop owner, I ain’t even gonna lie, it’s sort of a hate relationship, because nna men, the struggle is real on Etsy. You can list the best items in the world all you want, but Etsy just won’t give us starters enough visibility on the platform. Anyway, all that is a story for another day. Today, I am focusing on my love for Etsy, because I’ve found too many cute things not to share!

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6 Secrets to Black Girl Magic Skin

Someone, please tell me how I wore makeup to work EVERY SINGLE DAY before the pandemic hit? Who would have thunk that I actually brought this self-imposed stress upon my life? The physical strength or desire for that kind of lifestyle, I haveth not anymore. Since I’ve been working from home during the pandemic, I noticed that my skin started to glow just from taking a long break from my daily makeup routine. Well, that was just the ginger I needed to start being more intentional about my skincare routine. Ladies, I present to you the best secrets that will have your skin glowing in no time!

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5 things I loved about Namaste Wahala – A Nollywood & Bollywood Movie

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Fam, did I love the Namaste Wahala movie? Yes! BUT, what is a cheesy movie? Eeeer, also yes! Cheese yen po gan, so much cheddar and pepper jack, plus mozzarella and cream cheese. I’m talking “fine boy bumps into fine girl while running on the beach” type of cheesy, as space has finished on the wide ocean shore, abi? But issokay, not every time kishaun kishaun action movies. Sometimes, relax and watch a nice feel good movie with (mostly) good acting. As long as you set your expectations and don’t try to make too much sense of the unrealism of the script, then you’ll enjoy a lovely romantic movie.

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