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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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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Let’s Get Personal – Get To Know Me Tag

Let’s be honest, all of us sitting at home are bored from this COVID-19 lock-down situation. So everyone is out there doing one challenge or the other on social media. I would attempt to do the Savage challenge, you know, the one that goes – “I’m a savage (yeah)… classy, bougie, ratchet” – but there’s nothing ratchet about me – 100% classy l’omo (though I am legit dancing to the song in my head as I type this, and you know you are too 😀 😀 ).

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Hot Girl Summer Loading. My Experience with 9ja Foodie’s Lose It Nigerian Belly Blaster Plan.

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I never thought I’d go on a diet plan. It just sounds like something weird you see on TV, for you know, weirdos. My motto is usually “if it’s not sustainable, then I’ll pass. But after I have tried exercising, reducing my portions, not eating past 6pm, intermittent fasting, drinking 10 tankers or water, and flying to the moon upside down, I finally gave in. Maybe a “diet plan” is what I needed after all to get the flat belly I once had before two kids. So I decided to try 9ja Foodie’s Lose It Nigerian (LIN) Belly Blaster plan. Here’s how it all went – 

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8 Reasons I Want to Move Back to Nigeria

Even after almost 15 years in the U.S., I still sometimes get home sick. But when I think about the frustration that will slap me in the face as soon as I land at Murtala Mohammed airport, real quick I’m like, issorait, I’m good where I am. In fact, over-good is worrying me. My ideal world would combine the best elements of naija with the best elements of the U.S., and then France, plus the islands… and this is me daydreaming into wonderland. For this post, let’s focus on the 8 things I love so much about naija that make me want to move back.

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Dear Influencers, We Are Tayad!

To my favorite bloggers turned influencers, I’ve missed you being you. I’ve missed you taking a candid photo on the subway and giving us live gist from people-watching during your morning commute. And oh have I missed you posting your outfit of the day, which you have now replaced by a professionally shot photo of an outfit that you claimed you wore to work on Monday. We find that hard to believe because… ta-da! You have on a glittering pair of evening heels and a fur-overloaded vest. 

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6 Ways to fake it till you make it in corporate America – from one immigrant to another

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The other day at my office, I was going to prepare my Milo concoction (don’t ask!) when I saw Simisola, an entry-level analyst, walking to the break room with her head down the entire time as though she was thinking – “this iya had better not bother me.” Being the agbaya that I am, I tried to engage Simisola in conversation regardless. She gave me quick one-word responses in a shy voice, grabbed her coffee, and speed-walked back to her desk. I smiled, because I used to be just like her. 

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Dear Husband, But Why?!?

I have 3 proven scripture-based principles and strategies backed up with experience, that will guarantee a long lasting, happy marriage. Jk, scratch that. I’m just sharing some funny stories from my relationship with Seyi. What the devil thought would break us only made us stronger (take that satan!). 

Seyi read this draft and said that I added an entire box of salt and pepper, plus maggi cubes and yaji, to these stories. So I asked him to write his own version to append to mine, but he put me on iscoming. So ladies and gentlemen, I get the pleasure of telling my one-sided story, and I know you all will believe me of course.

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