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Posts Tagged ‘Musings’

16Nov

Dead of the night They come to me Crying like babies Begging like paupers for a release Of all that’s locked in them Some married Some single Some gay Some hopeless Others, commitment phobics The married ones say their wives can’t pull it off anymore The single ones had rather pay to have their release […]

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15Nov

If sorrow is a companion I go to bed with suicide as my lover Her gentle whisper of loss Loss of hope and glory Her silent but strong voice of conviction Her aroma like the waft of an onion Being peeled one layer at a time till it sinks into you She is a powerful […]

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2Oct

This is sad. There is no other word to describe it. If you have never been caught in the system, it is hard to understand. If you have never had a deportation order hanging over your head, it is hard to relate. Sometimes, I truly believe it is better to go back home and make […]

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2Oct

Looks like the recession is also affecting people’s ability to walk down the aisle. Look on the bright side, at least you both know you are not in it for the money! Well, one hopes that is the case.

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20Sep

If foul moods can be measured in degrees, be it the Fahrenheit or Celsius format, then the one I was in this past sunday morning was way over 100, as far as both forms of measurements are concerned. I am of the opinion that the foul mood with which I woke up constituted of weeks […]

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17Aug

Ride on Sista! I will not belittle the content of this video by adding more. Selah!

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6Aug

I understand tribal marks are dying out in Nigeria, I hope they do die out and never come back. All I need to do is remember when my face was being brutalised by that razor blade and I have no issues saying, so long to facial tribal marks. I mean, what’s with the shark drawn […]

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5Aug

I saw this story on CNN two days ago and it brought tears to my eyes.  It simply shows the power of a big heart and the difference one phone call makes. It would be silly of me to tell you the story of Sibahle Tshibika all over. Its all in the video, watch it […]

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20Jun

I hate waiting I hate waiting on people I hate waiting on anyone to make-up their mind I hate the waiting time  it takes to hear the outcome of a query I hate waiting to hear about the outcome of an interview I hate that my heart beats in ways I cannot control when I […]

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7Jun

Watching the BBC Africa Season on BBC 4 was a great relief to episode 2 of Welcome To Lagos. From African School to the Tutu Talks to Africa in Pictures to Rock n’ Roll Years, which focused on the ever evolving state of African music was brilliant. My only beef was the fact that they […]

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3May

Reading the first few pages of Andre Brink’s , A Fork In The Road, I  found myself wiping tears from my eyes, though they was no plan to cry or any notice that the tears would come streaming. Without sounding self-righteous or self-absorbed, thinking I have the key to heal the world of its pain. […]

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17Apr

If anyone has said anything this week that really made an impression on me, it would have to be my mum. I had a funny experience and as usual, spoke to her about it. Now, believe me when I say, my mum knows me. She knows my tongue and how well my fingers can do […]

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17Apr

Life sure comes in seasons and sometimes, you feel like the one you are in will never end. But it will, just like the others came and now they are gone. I cannot get enough of this song,  so I am going to share because it has kept me for months and is still keeping […]

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11Apr

This past week has been very interesting and the situations I have experienced once again, reiterate that in every circumstance, there is a lesson to be learnt. A very promising week and it was well worth it because I got that buzz of journalism all over again by working closely with my editor at the […]

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20Mar

I listened to this and thought it was best people decide for themselves. As far as I am concerned, every life counts regardless of race, gender, sexuality, social or cultural background.  I understand that sometimes, as women we have to make painful decisions whether or not to keep our babies. But for those sisters of […]

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20Mar

Have you ever wondered how different your life would be if you didn’t have a father or never knew him? I know its the dream of some little girls to be daddy’s girls but that is not a dream I carry about. Maybe if I was 10, it would have been cool but I am […]

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13Mar

It seems like years ago now…goes to show how time flies and why it is dangerous to stay in one place for longer than need be. It was one of the best features I had written…but I have since gone on to write features that are in a class of their own and I intend […]

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8Mar

The Oscar buzz was frenzy like wild fire and in previous years, the media has a way of painting the picture to make you think; the actors, directors and producers hate each other and so it is a do or die affair. Getting an Oscar is an honour and one many most likely wish they […]

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