CROSSROADS 2

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When I said I wanted to tear it all down, burn it to the ground and restart my life, I didn’t mean I wanted chaos in my life. I meant I wanted a well-calculated transition into new routines and a different life path, threading new grounds, getting in touch with aspects of myself I’m yet to explore, all with ease …

BENIN REPUBLIC EASTER GETAWAY

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It feels great to update the travel section of this site once again. After one year and seven months, I left the shores of Nigeria. I joined a group trip organized by Elrom Holidays to Benin Republic, along with one of my favourite travel buddies – Tunji. This wasn’t my first time visiting the country. I was there in 2007, …

BLUR…

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“Everything’s so blurry And everyone’s so fake And everybody’s empty And everything is so messed up…” – Blurry (Puddle of Mudd) I know I said in my last post I had put a stop to drinking, oh well…I haven’t. It feels like a lifeline these days. After back-to-back daily work stress during the week and then school on Saturdays, it …

2021 so far… (The happenings)

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Plans. /plan/ noun plural noun: plans an intention or decision about what one is going to do. verb 3rd person present: plans decide on and make arrangements for in advance I make plans for almost everything. If I don’t, it’s going to be chaos in my head, which will inevitably culminate in me breaking down. I’m the guy who draws …

MUSIC REVIEW – MY TOP ALBUMS FROM 2ND HALF of 2020 (July – December)

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After indulging in several mellow pop-influenced EPs in the first half of 2020 and Albums that cut across various genres, I craved something different. I needed music that was hushed and easy on my senses to see me through the second half of the year. 2020 was a lot and I needed calm and ease as the year phased out. …

2020 (Year in review)

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I think we can all agree 2020 has been a weird year. I bet everyone’s year-end review will make reference to the covid-19 pandemic and how it shaped their year. 2020 has been a year of canceled plans and having to make peace with the new normal. A year of chaos, anxiety, calm and surrender. The year facemasks and face …

CROSSROADS

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“We strip our lives bare of the colour that comes with variety till all that’s left is the black-and-white monotony of what we do for a living. Is this what we call a life though?” – Ore Fakorede Lately, I’ve been thinking about where my life is headed (Nah, it’s not because my 32nd birthday is less than a month …

OCTOBER TO REMEMBER

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Isn’t it strange how suddenly things can change? What started as a peaceful protest turned on its head after being hijacked by our very own Government and its sponsored thugs. Overnight the feeling of togetherness and hope young Nigerians relished for two weeks turned into sorrow and despair. Tuesday, October 20, 2020 (now commonly referred to as Dark Tuesday or …

ONE BREATH AT A TIME (Surviving anxiety)

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“and to be honest, there are days where I get super low and I really don’t know why. Like the day could be going perfectly okay but there’s this emptiness that runs within me. I just feel to isolate myself from everyone and everything just to hide, to bury myself under my blankets and make my bed my grave. And …

MUSIC REVIEW – TOP EPs FROM FIRST HALF of 2020

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Extended Plays commonly referred to as EPs are best described as longer than a single (one track) but shorter than an album (compilation of many tracks). Albums can also be referred to as Long Plays (LPs). On average, an EP consists of 4 to 6 tracks, unlike LPs that have from 8 Tracks upwards. There is however no specific standard; …