MUSIC REVIEW – The Lion King: The Gift (Beyonce)

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N/B: I know this review is coming two weeks late. I needed to be sure I was not making the same mistake I did with Everything is love (joint album by Jay-z and Beyonce). The excitement that gets me with every new Beyonce album release is real. I remember on first listen I felt like wow! This album is so …

MOVING ON…

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Few days ago I woke up to this song playing – Recover by X Ambassadors off of their new album (Orion). The lyrics hit me – “I will recover, I’ll be okay, I’m gonna own my pain…” I had been pissed about a situation I led myself into. I was having misplaced anger towards my ex, though I was the …

EASTER IN U.A.E & OMAN

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The United Arab Emirates was not among my top two Easter vacation choices. When plans fell through for other locations, I had to make do with Dubai. I was not initially keen on the trip, I mean it’s like the 37th State of Nigeria. It feels like a cliché saying you are going to Dubai for a holiday. I saw …

CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF

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After a long day at the office, I got down to my favourite activity just before sleep comes: scrolling through Twitter to get updates on what has been going on around the world. I use Twitter mostly as source of News and an avenue to release all the crazy going on in my head. It’s also been worthwhile as regards …

MUSIC REVIEW – MY TOP ALBUMS OF 2018

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I spent a better part of the month going through about 40 albums released in 2018. As with previous years, my list usually comprises top 10 albums but this time around, after reviewing and shortlisting 21 albums, I couldn’t but end the list with Top 12 albums.   I need to make it clear about the criteria I used. I …

ABOUT 30 (GROWING PAINS)

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PS – this is a long post. I began 2018 saying I wasn’t ready to be 30 years old. As the year progressed, I forgot about that ‘cus I had to step up to the challenges life kept throwing my way. If asked to describe 2018 in one word, it would be ‘Growth’. 2018 had me fighting for survival; it …

WAKA TO EAST AFRICA (RWANDA)

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Land of a thousand hills I have heard so much about how Rwanda is the neatest country in Africa. This was one thing I looked forward to seeing for myself, you know how good the internet is at over-hyping things. Well, it turned out to be very true. Infact, I don’t think justice is done to how disciplined they are …

WAKA TO EAST AFRICA (UGANDA)

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Disclaimer – Those bags don’t belong to only me From the moment we touched down Kampala, the similarities between Uganda and Nigeria wasn’t lost on us. Even the airport had a Nigerian feel. Ijeoma made a comment that finally she has seen an airport that Nigerian airport is better than. Though, of all countries visited, it was only the Nigerian …

WAKA TO EAST AFRICA (KENYA)

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I had a feel of East Africa when I toured Tanzania (Zanzibar) earlier this year and visited Ethiopia. Recently, I had the opportunity of visiting East Africa again. This time I got to see a new side touring three other East African Countries – Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Did you know there is an East African Tourist Visa which allows …

SAYI TAKES NORTH CENTRAL

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Touring the Northern parts of Nigeria has always been a major bucket list item for me. I thought why don’t I explore some Northern States this year during my annual leave though I have been to Kaduna and Bauchi States as well as Abuja. My focus this time was North Central. Though for security reasons, Benue and Plateau States were …