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.

Photo: Ogo

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

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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My Dear Two Dozen Meatpies, RIP.

Photo: Chef Lolas Kitchen

Earlier this summer, I ordered some meat pies from a naija caterer, popularly called aunty Sidi, because I can’t come and kee myself on top of this #fitfam matter. Two whole dozens I ordered, so I could chop this life and store the leftovers in my freezer for future enjoyment. I got to aunty Sidi’s house to pick up my order, and I was shook. Guys…there was stuff EVERYWHERE! The house couldn’t possibly accommodate any more random things; unless maybe the one little couch in the living room that was spared. 

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Why You Won’t Catch Me Eating Amala + 5 Other Things I’m Currently Afraid To Do

Simple Naija Girl happy in the snow

Do you have that one random thing that you really want to do, but have held back doing for whatever reason? You’re not alone. There are 6 things that I really want to do, but somehow, I have not done them, and I really don’t know if I ever will. I think my reasons are legitimate, but I’ll let you be the judge when you see my list. Let’s dive right in.

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