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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you were a book, how would you describe yourself? Mysterious. You wouldn’t know what to expect next so I’d keep you on toes throughout every page. When did you name yourself as a bookworm? About four years ago, after I left secondary school. The first book you read by yourself? I honestly can’t remember but for African literature, it was The Joys of motherhood by Buchi Emecheta Digital or Paper Books? Why? Paper all the way! Apart from the fact that digital can create some distraction, the smell of books is like an opium to me. I feed my […]
Put aside logic, reasoning and science, do you believe in fairy godmothers or godfathers? I will narrate a tale of my meeting with a fairy godmother whose action will continue to shape my life. I had the privilege of attending the 2016 Ake Book and Arts Festival at Abeokuta. My first book festival.
A brief introduction into the mind of the girl behind the screen.
My Lagos Traffic Story: Growing up with my mother, she taught me one mandatory rule and failure to abide by this rule earned me excruciating punishments. ‘Do not concern yourself with matters that do not involve you’. I shudder at the memories of the admonishment I received each time I broke her rule. The most traumatising being the day she hit me across the face in our area, ruining my well-built rep. One Monday morning, we both stepped out of the house on our way to Oshodi. We boarded a bus going to Oshodi and I busied myself with reading from […]