Me And My Hair – A Personal History

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When I was 7, my older sister transferred to a model college in Lagos. This school had strict rules about grooming. Everyone had to resume school with nothing more than an inch of hair on their head. I remember tagging along as my Dad escorted my sister to the barbers. Watching her cry as her glorious hair piled up on the floor. Up until that moment, I had no idea shaving my head was an option. I hated the old lady my mum took me to braid my hair every Saturday. Those sessions were nothing less than torture. Having my little head squeezed between her thighs for an hour. My hair being pulled and […]

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Never (Would I Ever…)

I love lifestyle blogs, the more personal the better. I enjoy reading about the intricacies of other lives. Learning from their challenges, realising I’m not so bad… These things make me happy. When I think about something I would absolutely never write about though, it’s my personal life. When I read Victor Ehikhamenor’s recollection of how his mother ensured that family matters never got dished out for public consumption, I could relate to that. My grandmother lived with us when I was younger and I quickly learnt the importance of keeping my thoughts to myself. Now I’ll probably never know […]

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Red Pill, Blue Pill

It seemed like a good idea when I decided to take a couple of days off my blog, it felt good to take a step back and remind myself why I started in the first place. Then a few days turned into weeks and all of a sudden I couldn’t sit still in front of a keyboard. (The keyboard is still taunting me, I’m doing this on my phone for now.) I need to strengthen my writing muscles again, so I decided to take part in a writing challenge. I found a fantastic one that was compiled by the team […]

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Tuawa Adenekan, @InspiritPages, Shares Her Go-To Bookstagram Hacks

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When I first came across Tuawa’s account, Inspirit Pages, I was stunned to realise she was Nigerian. Not because of the popular misconception that Nigerians don’t read, I mean, look who’s talking, but because I hadn’t come across anyone who collects books the way she does. This is a hobby I ascribe to foreigners and my brain could barely process this anomaly. Getting to know more about this unorthodox Nigerian has been a real treat and is one of the highlights of my journey as a book blogger. In this interview, Tuawa shares tips for curating a fabulous bookstagram account, making […]

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5 Reasons Audiobooks Are The New Sidechick

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Earlier this year when I shared tips on how to improve your reading, I included listening to Audiobooks. And with the smugness of an Ignoramus, I immediately dismissed the idea based on my single experience with an audiobook. The book in question was a pirated copy of The Confidence Code I got about 3 years ago. In my defence, I was as broke as a church rat at the time and there was no way I was buying that book. The fact that it was basically stolen may have also led to my ambivalence about finishing it. Although trying to […]

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