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Over the weekend, I read the NYT article – Successful and Schizophrenic. It blew me away. The author, Elyn Saks articulated some things I have felt and believe, when it comes to living and dealing with a medical condition. But this line stood out for me – “What I refused to accept was my prognosis.” […]


Where do I start? Okay, let me start off by saying I apologise for putting your business on full blast but you are so worth it. I have not blogged for a while and for reasons you know but for you, that hiatus is on hold for a day because I need you to know […]


This post is not an invite to a pity party. This post is not about look at what I have been through, feel sorry for me. I don’t feel sorry for myself. Though I have a lot great days and there are seasons when I have shitty days and there are days when I am […]


Happy New Year!!!!! And trust 2012 has been off to a great start. As for me, you know this jig goes, we keep keeping on! 😆 As I write my first post of the year, let me start off by saying thanks so much for taking the time to read my musings, rants, opinions, you know […]


If there is a slight chance this post will offend you, I strongly suggest that you stop reading right about now. The cautionary note is because I know, however much one tries in life not to offend, someone will find something offensive. While I have now reached the point in my adult life, where I […]


“Ten years since a perfect blue sky turned into the darkest of nights.” The words of Mayor Bloomberg, as he gave a moving tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Like most people, I remember where I was and what I was doing and the horror as I watched the second plane go […]


Clarence Road, Hackney is filled with an unusual and eerie silence and the police presence feels like we are under Marshal Law. Every corner you turn, there are two or three at hand to welcome you. It feels safe yet intimidating because in an ironic way, we are under surveillance. Move from Clarence Road to […]


Recently, I told a friend a secret my mum and two close friends have been privileged to know. I no longer pray about getting married or even ask God to bring the MAN of my dreams into my life. She was in disbelief. She just could not comprehend that I would not labour in prayer for something as important […]


The decision to cut my hair was agonising. Racked with nerves, I asked every question under the sun: What will my face look like without long, flowing hair and my trademark Afros? I happen to have a thing for Afros though it was all extensions/weaves. On the other hand, my natural hair, fried by relaxer […]


This is not a subject some ladies like to talk about openly. Well, forgive me because I want to talk about it. Ladies have hair on their legs, the thick, dark and bushy kind, which you dare not show anyone. The type you will see on men like the picture to your right.  There I […]


Mothers Day is only a few days away but for many, that reality has been snatched and all they are left with is a painful memory. I understand giving birth is one of the most painful and beautiful  experience a woman will ever go through in life. An interesting oxymoron if you ask me but […]


We live in a world where a lot of things happen and sometimes, we pay more attention to things far away than the ones closer to us. The Al Jazeera documentary below, Caught In The Cradle,  reminds me of the things in our individual societies which need our attention. I would like to claim it […]


Fela said music is a weapon and Angelique Kidjo said it is a window to the soul. Two very powerful statements about the power of music that I agree with.  Watching these two very different documentaries exploring the arts and its ability to influence people got me thinking because they opened my eyes to other […]


This is a whole new level of getting the kink in the bedroom up to par! Women opting for a shot to get themselves in the mood for sexual healing…well, if Stella could get her groove back with a younger men, a G-shot could be the solution for cougar wannabes… G-shot anyone??


I came across this the other day on the Al Jazeera website. It is an old edition of Witness, documenting the lives, struggles and successes of Ugandan female rally drivers. Personally, this is not for me but if it works for them and they are enjoying it and in so doing, are breaking the norm, […]


As the world gets ready to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, it is a ‘grave concern’ of mine that one day, when news about war in places like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, which by the way is the least reported nation in the world, among […]


My journey to the Southbank for EC Osondu’s reading is one of the most eventful train journeys I have taken for a very long time. Got on the train as usual, nothing sinister or lurking about to make me think twice about the carriage I was in. As I make my way to take a […]


I have been feasting on African Voices for a few days now and really enjoyed this interview with the cast of Shuga. I remember reading about the TV show in an article a while back but seeing and hearing the cast members talk about the impact it had in Kenya, Zambia and other places where […]