Hi dear, Merry Christmas! I hope you have added a bit of weight…Yeah, it is that season, so it is allowed #wink. Today, we are going to be as personal as ever, because why not? You have come this far with me and yeah, we turned 1 year some four days ago – something I still cannot wrap my head around. Why? Don’t worry, I will be telling you all about that in some minutes.
Tuesday, 26 December 2017
Friday, 22 December 2017
THE WEDDING PARTY 2; Destination Dubai.
THE WEDDING PARTY 2, is Rom-Com sequel of The Wedding Party 1, a movie that features a host of actors and comedians, like: RMD, Shola Shobowale, Ireti Doyle, Patience Ozokwor, Chinwetalu Agu, Banky W, Alibaba, AY and the list goes on and on. The Elfike (EbonyLife, Filmone, InkBlot and Konga studios) film collective and Niyi Akinmolayan’s skillful directing merged up to create this star-studded, humor imposed movie.
The Wedding Party is a tale of
Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Four Issues I have with Banky W Exposing Wife’s Nakedness…
Last week, a munched picture of Banky W in a hotel room with his wife’s bare butt exposed, circulated on social media and lots of people cringed.
A little background
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Proposal? No… I won’t scream and act all surprised!
Or cry, or act like I did not know it was coming because we must have had conversations in that light before the ring came. Eighty percent of my mind must have been expecting it the day it came. Maybe I am just strong hearted or maybe my discussion with my mentor changed my thinking radically.
I, like most single ladies, am
Friday, 24 November 2017
Celebrity Marriage is a drama/comedy flick, produced and directed by Uchenna Mbunabo and Pascal Amanfo. The duo delivered the very sensitive topic of domestic violence and the marital struggles of celebrities in a rather hilarious way.
Celebrity marriage paints what can be termed the perfect picture of the marriage and life of celebrities: Domestic
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Daddy’s call woke me up the next day,
“Omalicha, I am sincerely sorry that I was not able to pick your call yesterday, I had a really long meeting and when I got back home, I was too tired to return the call.”
“You don’t have to explain; I know you must have been busy. How are things with you?” I replied.
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
“Bia, Nkechi, which 16-year-old girl still writes things in her diary? One day, I will take that silly thing from you and go through it, if I find anything that is close to my name in it, you will smell pepper!”
I was back home; back to walking on egg shells. I and my dad had spent the Christmas holiday in our village in Awka, last year while my mum stayed with my sister, Chinwe, in Lagos. The yuletide season always ended with a rather unexplainable misunderstanding between my mum and dad. Daddy was always eager to spend it in the village, while my mum had countless social events to attend in
Saturday, 11 November 2017
Tuesday, 7 November 2017
And history was made!
I hit up my girl who was in the same space that I wanted to enter –story writing. I asked her how this went and what approach she recommended I took. She strongly disapproved of my starting a blog,
“Becky, you do not have following. Nobody is going to listen to you that way! In this space, you need to grow your following and fan base. My sincere advice is that you start with posting your stories across all social media platforms, grow fan base there, then proceed to starting your blog.”
Friday, 3 November 2017
Excess Luggage is a comedy flick that features a range of exciting actors like: Queen Nwokoye, Mike Ezuruonye, Ik Ogbonna, Nikky Ufondu and the eccentric Denrele Edun. IK Ogbonna and Damijo Efe Young collaborated to deliver this hilarious film.
Excess Luggage is a rural-meet-urban story. It tells a tale of an extremely unrefined village man (Enyinna), who, with his family, visits their “sophisticated” and wealthy cousin (Douglas) - and the nuances that goes with such visits.
It is no news that comedy films are
Tuesday, 31 October 2017
A letter from a Single Lady to her unborn child:
Dear Child, today felt different…
When I was younger and not sure which way was the right way to go, I wished I had someone who I could share my thoughts, more like questions, with. Someone I could trust and be sure would always give me a sincere direction through life. But I found no one befitting this role.
I could not talk to my dad, because, I mean, he is a guy and would have never understood the confusion that female teens go through. Like: can you imagine me saying, “Dad, when is it appropriate to have my first kiss? With
Tuesday, 24 October 2017
We needed a minimum GPA of 3.5 at the end of our second year, to move from diploma to full admission. After the first two weeks of living with Ada, I knew we could never meet up with that requirement, because Ada and I spent the most part of our idle time gisting and partying. So I made friends with the two smart brains in my class - Nneka and Ndidi. They had the standard
Friday, 20 October 2017
Catcher is a crime thriller, directed, produced and written by Walter ‘Waltbanger’ Taylaur. He presented a passed down whodunit in a decent way.
Catcher is a story about unraveling a murder case: Abiodun Bello (Beverly Naya), who is married to Tony Bello (Alex Ekubo), is murdered on the
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
It started in small bits:
First, tales of how I was a part of a reading group in school, that required me to sleep over at Garba square, for overnight studies.
The first time I gave Aunty Chika this line, she asked for the phone numbers of my reading partners. There was certainly no reading
Friday, 13 October 2017
The Women is a drama/comedy film that features a range of delightful actors like: Kate Henshaw, Omoni Oboli, Ufuoma Mcdermott, Femi Branch, Gregory Ojefua and a host of others. Blessing Effiom - Egbe and B’ Concept Network teamed up to create this hilarious and fascinating film.
The Women tells a very
Tuesday, 10 October 2017
I needed to be far away from my Mum. I needed her to miss me; to miss the little house chores I did; to miss the way I cooked my beans that she loved. I hoped that my distance would make her realize how much she loved me and how she wanted me back home.
Needless to say, I passed the examination and officially left my Mum’s shackles. Or so I thought.
Thursday, 5 October 2017
I had just gotten off the phone with Ada and she equally did not meet the cut off mark for Unilag but had applied for a diploma program in Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Anambra state. She wrote the entrance examination a day before the call and was certain that it will be a piece of cake for me.
Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Friday, 22 September 2017
an Icon to A Single Lady:
An Interview with Joke Silva
I know it has been a while; and yes, I missed you too. Today, I am handing the mic to our very own Aunty Joke Silva, to give us life lessons on how to stay positive, sure and happy as single ladies; at least until we get
Friday, 15 September 2017
TATU is a well told African epic adventurous story, with a little bit of horror in it. The movie is an adaptation of the book, Tatu, written by Abraham E. Nwankwo, produced and expertly directed by Filmone Production and Don Omope respectively. Abraham presented a very relatable tale of the humiliation and desperation that comes with a woman’s childlessness, in an intriguing way.
Tatu is a tale of a childless Nigerian widow, who will stop at nothing to hear the cry of her own child. Her determination pushes her to enter into a pact with the god of her land, Gburu, to bare a daughter, Tatu, and then sacrifice her for the forgiveness of the sins of the people. At the sight of her child, the mother would
What Lies Within.
What Lies Within is a thriller that features a range of beautiful actors like: Ebele Okaro – Onyuike, Michelle Dede, Paul Utomi, Vanessa Nzediegwu and a host of others. Vanessa Nzediegwu and Paul Utomi, teamed up to create this very draggy, but suspenseful film.
What Lies Within is a 24-hour chronicle of the life of a young woman, Ireti (Vanessa Nzediegwu) who has been constantly abused, both physically and emotionally by her husband, Brian (Ken Erics). This faithful morning, she placed a call through to her friend and sister-in-law, Fiona (Michelle Dede) and their lives
Saturday, 9 September 2017
Friday, 8 September 2017
My Wife & I
My wife & I…...a comedy drama piece, written, directed and produced by Chinaza Onuzo, Bunmi Ajakaiye and Inkblot Production respectively. The trio teamed up to create a very predictable body-swap story in an insightful and humorous manner.
Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Episode 20 (Season Finale)
I woke up the next morning feeling like a shining star. I was shining from inside out. I felt like a real woman; I was able to get my husband to do just what I wanted him to do in the easiest way there was.
I turned to my side and looked at him, he was sleeping like a child. I bent over and planted a wet love kiss on his lips. He responded instantaneously, licking his lips, as though I had rubbed something sweet on his lips. He opened his eyes and his gaze met my smiling face. He suddenly jumped
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Baby Mommas, The new Trend?
Today’s topic is one that particularly bothers me, because I have been harassed more than once on this topic. I would share the most severe of them with you in a bit.
A picture of Patoranking surfaced on Instagram, holding a
Saturday, 26 August 2017
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
I know I said I was going to Ebeanor Supermarket to get some alcohol, but somehow, my hand was wheeling my car past Ebeanor to Lekki phase 1. I put a call through to Chioma to find out if she was home. She did not
Sunday, 20 August 2017
Watch as beautified taught and created a Bridal and Smokey Eye look in just 10 minutes. If you are Nigerians or you are bothered about hash weather, then get closer because she dished out tips for that and trusted products to use!!!
Friday, 18 August 2017
Hakunde is a drama-comedy that features two chief jesters in the movie scene: Kehinde Idowu aka Frank Donga and Toyin Abraham aka the Alakada woman. Tomi Adesina and Oluseyi Asurf presented a very relatable tale of a jobless and frustrated Nigerian graduate in a sentimental yet humorous way.
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Four days later, I got a call from Chioma, she sounded really cold and hesitant. I knew why she was calling: Shola must have put to bed. I knew she knew that
Friday, 11 August 2017
Banana Island Ghost (B.I.G)…
B.I.G is an action/comedy film that features a range of beautiful actors like: Chioma “Chigurl” Omeruah, Patrick Diabuah, Bimbo Manuel, Saidi Balogun, Ali Nuhu, Tina Mba, Akaha Nnana and a host of others. BB Sasore and Biola Alabi media teamed up to create this rattling good film.
Tuesday, 8 August 2017
It was a cold night; the sky was void of stars. It seemed to her like even the stars understood the magnitude of the occasion. The darkness seemed to have come with a cloud of absolute silence, only broken occasionally by the whimpering of young girls.
Tuesday, 1 August 2017
I put my head down with a shy smile as I took a gulp of Jack Daniels diluted with coca cola, almost emptying my glass; then inhaled loudly. Jack always did it to me: made me
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
“Oh dear, please do not say a thing like that.” Paul said, as he leaned on the car, beside mine.
I stared lost into space. What am I doing? What is my life turning into? I thought to myself then felt hot tears run down my cheeks. I did not want Paul to see the tears; did not want him to know that I was already having issues in my marriage, but I
Monday, 24 July 2017
The movie “Roti” is a suspense filled drama that would keep you fixed to your seat, eyes wide open, calls and messages totally ignored till the very end. Award winning director and producer Kunle Afolayan, as usual, proved that he is no ordinary Nollywood film maker with this one (he must have read my last review). He teamed up with Sola Dada to address a question that unconsciously lingers in the minds of most of us: Does reincarnation truly exist? This movie, however, reminds me of Rihanna’s third album, Good girl gone bad; it was a splendid movie that went sour.
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Picture perfect is yet another cliché romantic comedy that tells the tale of the coming together of two individuals, of different sex. Tope Alake, (director) and Biodun Stephen (writer and producer) teamed up to create a not so impressive movie.
Thursday, 13 July 2017
Wednesday, 5 July 2017
“Please get back on your seat Tunji”, I said, then ended Paul’s call, shut my eyes for a bit just to wrap my head around all that was happening in my life. My life was complicated, well my relationship life was. I didn’t know what to do; I had one guy with whom I had spent the last six years of my life loving and committed to and prayed vehemently that he saw me as enough, to be content
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Saturday morning and I was all packed up for the weekend getaway with Paul. I was certainly in the worst mood yesterday, so the only thing I was sure of, was the fact that we were going to a beach house in Ilashe for the weekend.
Monday, 26 June 2017
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Thursday, 15 June 2017
Just before you spend your hard or soft earned –depending on who is paying- money to see a Nollywood movie in the cinema, let me give you my two cents and after that, you can decide if it is still a wise decision seeing the movie or not. Today, let us talk about Alakada Reloaded:
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
As I arrived Silverbird galleria in Victoria Island, I put a call through to Paul to find out if he was there yet; he was. I looked at the
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Oh gosh, what on earth was Tunji doing here? I thought to myself as I came out of my car to open the gate to my apartment to drive in. He came out of his car immediately he
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
: Break ups and Suicide
I had been dating this man for over two years and I thought he was the one and he made me feel like I was the one for him too. You know, he always gave me those silly reassuring lines, like, "A life with you is really what I asked for; thank God I found you." "You mean a lot to me and I do not want to ever lose you."
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
My home, my fancy clothes, my boxes, me... all check. Then in Tunji's car, headed for his place. As we approached the gate to his house, I felt all forms of twitchings in my belle
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
I never knew how loud I was, but the way he jerked up from sleep told me all I needed to know. I silently walked to the toilet and sat on the floor till morning. At dawn, I went to my bag, got my wallet, went to his neighbour’s, borrowed his phone and called in sick at work. I went back home, headed straight to the wardrobe, packed my things and walked out of the house, all through, Tunji just had his eyes fixed on me like a zombie.
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
: Single and successful at 30… Can I please be happy?
I would like to run my own business, do my own thing, get to the apex of my career… oh, how easy it is to say these things. Something that is also very easy to do, is to sit in your comfort zone, in the midst of your friends and analyze the life of a successful lady who is unmarried and even state the reasons why you are sure she is not yet married. One of the greatest questions that I know was asked in Luke 6: 41, “Why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?”
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
The look on Cynthia’s face when I asked the question was the strangest. I wondered if I should worry about it or not. Because, Cynthia was one girl I never understood: she was a really
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
The hangout certainly wasn’t normal this day. A strange coldness hung in the air of the room, it felt like we were hanging out with angels and needed to act like zombies; not saying a word, just staring at each other. We had been in this seating room for an hour, thirty-five minutes and had not said more than six sentences altogether. It was obvious some things had been said behind me. I was sure they all knew about
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
: A short story about AUTISM
I paid the cab fare and the cab man assisted me in getting my luggage out of his car. I opened the gate just how he had thought me to. As I stepped into the compound with my box of cloth in one hand and hand bag in the other; the sight of a little boy, say in his fifth or sixth year, running towards me, startled
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
I had been dating Tunji for over two years and I was sure that he was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. At work, almost everyone knew his name, -yeah, I was that kind of girl, if I liked something; everyone in my world would eventually know about it.
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Steering my hot soup
Seeing steam bubble
Thinking how all we came
And every want to rise to fame
Without breaking a simple sweat
Bullshit the leper and the lame
ladies around having no shame
Rise and fall is all about death
I've tasted your warm honey rain,
Every stroke burnt my heart's metals
And as such
I have become a beggar in your streets,
bruised and tattered
bruised and tattered