A Mother’s Mantra: Minding your business.

Living in Lagos - A Mother's Mantra - Aisha Yusuff - Thatothernigeriangirl - Lagos traffic

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 […]

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My mind: A Reality Show? (3)

My mind a reality show

Random thoughts I’ve had this week… Does everyone substitute themselves for fictional characters in TV series in order to fall asleep? Please tell me I’m not the only one in these streets  XD. I think i have run through all the female characters in Supernatural, Arrow, Dark Angel,The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Game of Thrones, Smallville… I’ve even created a number of strong  and emotionally complex female characters.

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If the bad guys won…

Arrow +The Flash + Legends of Tomorrow - Bad guys

The world is coming to an end… I said to myself once. I don’t know if anyone else has noticed the intense desire of the writers at the CW to destroy the universe. Seriously, the writers on the shows highlighted in this post overlap and it amazes me how they keep finding ingenious ways to erase us all from existence. Of course, the heroes on the prospective shows manage to thwart plans that they couldn’t seem to stop at infancy at the execution stage (that’s a story for another day), but I want to explore a scenario where the writers lost control […]

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My Mind: A Reality Show? (2)

My mind a reality show

Over the years, I have always kept some form of diary. I have never been committed enough to write an entry every day but once in a while I use it as a medium to vent my frustrations. Recently, I have gotten into the habit of typing notes on my phone; At first, I was using it to ‘form busy’ when I wasn’t in the mood to talk to people but over time it became something of a a venting pad. Anyways, on the 28th of May this year, I got into it with a friend. When i say got into […]

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