Be Kind to me,

Oh mother Africa,

I was born in a different generation.

I was taught before I could count my teeth,

The sky is not your limit, but your starting point,

But now, as I enjoy the bounce of my hips at every step,

You tell me,

Limit your expectations child!

Please be kind to me,

I was born in a different generation,

I am an intelligent woman,

A dreamer, a visionary,

Confident and full of life,

You made me this way!

Why then do you speak,

From two sides of your mouth?

I became a chef,

I soaked myself in your religion,

I walked the path of professionalism,

Yet clean like a boss.

You made me this way!

But you say,

Zip your mouth child!

Limit your expectations.

But I have already learnt to soar,

Better than the eagle in the sky,

Be kind to me,

Oh mother Africa,

For you made me like this,

When you taught me, before I could count my teeth,

That the sky is not my limit!

But my starting point.

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 I heard about Jazz-hole from some friends. Ikoyi's oldest jazz clubs still  in existence, some say ''in those days, it was a site to behold''. It was ‘’the place’’ to be for the best coffee, book read😍, munch apple pie crumble and just transport oneself to another realm. So when the opportunity came to visit jazz-hole, I hopped on it like a rabbit.

I was totally in love with the mini club owner’s African print attire, other love moments were the array of books, as a geeky geek like me, 'just so you know I did literature (that’s why am so lomantic)', my eyes kept roaming for the latest/newest book to read and there were alotttt…there was Chimamanda Adichie, the beautiful ones are not yet born, there was once a country, things fall apart, I wondered if I would see ‘’Tess of d’Urbervilles’’ that book gave me headache😥😓. I also saw African cook books and contemplated getting one to sharpen my culinary skills(who knows were bae would be from😁). I finally settled for ‘’the Glimmer Palace’’ it was a novel about a famous actress who grew up in Berlin (it did not inspire me)

I was extremely happy when I was invited for a live band show on the 18th of September 2016. I can tick that off my bucket list ‘’join a live band’’.

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The 2016 SPE NAICE Conference or rather society of petroleum engineers, Nigerian Annual International Conference and Exhibition was here again😄.

All the oil and gas companies you can think of came out to show their soldiers might, show case their products and of course to network.

From Ofserv, total, Shell, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, NNPC Group,weather ford, Petan, Well fluid, Weltec, AOS Orwell, Oil data, Eroton, Emval,the list goes on and on am exhausted already👌. It’s a job seekers hunting ground, who knows you might just get lucky👍.

The last time I attended SPE NAICE Conference was in 2013,it was a crazy year. I was fresh out of NYSC😜, ambitious, smart, courageous,young😍and optimistic. Ah when you are young and the world is at your feet😘. This year I like to think am younger🙏, but smarter and wiser…lolz.

This years conference was a bit scanty tho, you could tell that the oil price saga and the economic issues had hit some companies below the belt, but still some companies are still standing tall.

I have to respect the organizers and participants, the journey from start to final day of exhibition is not an easy one😓, I have literary lost my groove life😓(if that is possible😁),I have missed my “udeme is a great man days”😍. I have been neck deep in preparations, I have worried my eyes out, gotten upset😒, contemplated dividing myself into 10 places, if that is possible just to meet deadlines and make the exhibition worth it. You won’t understand half of it.

I got to meet friends I haven’t met in years😃and lecturers that refused to give me an ‘A’😉. I was actually shocked that they remembered me😳. I missed my famous ‘pam pam pam’ tho 'Engr ####'😁, I was actually on the look out for him 06’ set y’all know who am talking about!😄It was great. When I wasn’t worrying or talking about one product or another, I was definitely laughing.

My highlights of the exhibition was definitely I got to eat lovely customized cakes, and I had this lovely dinner at “bottles”, you know my fancy for new places, I was impressed 100! The live band, the cool serene atmosphere, I love it love it love it…Expect a full gist of that later on!

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I have read a lot of advice to job seekers and most times I would be like uhun😏! This is naija abeg. The oil saga taught petroleum Engineers a lot of lessons, even though we have been hustling the job way before the oil price saga happened, but let’s just blame it on that.

I believe with the way naija economy is going and the uncertainty of the stability or rising of the oil price any time soon, it’s very obvious that one needs to have their own side geek. I would get calls from some of my friends asking me ‘how far na’ what can I do? And I would be like shuooo! Even me I dey the same hustle o. So I put some stuffs together to tell you how we do it the naija way! Correct me if am wrong.

PRAY:If you don’t know how to pray, just get on your knees and say ‘God help me🙏’ he will take over from there. Please naija is crazy and you need to pray. Prayer gives you the grace you need to overcome the frustration of rejected letters,irritation of long queues at exam halls, annoyance at searching and not finding any vacancy. Join a volunteer group, Sow seed once in a while, Olamide knew what he meant when he sang ‘who u ep’ abi u think say na your condition worse pass. Be sincere and true in your prayers.

Stay connected and develop yourself: Learn how to build and keep relationships. Who are your friends? Are they lifting you up emotionally, do they motivate you? Are they encouraging you? Are they also helping you in the job hunt😃? Stay connected with people in and out of the ‘industry’. Keep in touch, let them remember you’re still on the look out. Develop yourself, a lot of free courses are advertised on LinkedIn👍. Block that aunty, uncle, sister,brother or friend who happens to have WIFI. I have blocked so many people that when they see me standing outside the window, they just say, please just come in, I know what you’re doing😂.

What’s your flavour?And by that I mean what’s your passion😍? I would always tell my brother, you have talent you design shirts, you make music, you started your own studio. To my sister I would say you started your own body butters/ facial scrubs👍, to my  mum I would say, you are a writer, an editor and a poet, I am just an engineer  who spots talents and get people to buy into someone’s idea. My brother would look at me and say, the ability to spot talent is a talent itself. Linda  Ikeji loves gossip and makes lots of money from it, wizkid loves music and makes  loads of money from it, I know a friend who is so good at graphic designing,his name is ‘EL Russoe’ find him on Facebook. I know another friend who started a foodie mart go to ‘’’’, I know people who work and  also are experts in makeup, fashion designing, catering, what have you! So  what’s your flavour😍, everyone has that something that comes naturally, discover  it. Have you read about Colonel Sanders, founder of Kentucky fried chicken or Mary Kay Ash?

Don’t Stop!What the heck would you stop for😳? You keep applying, you would get rejections,you may not but who cares, one day monkey go enter market see banana. It’s a sink or swim situation and you want to swim because the people who finally made it, swam!😁

Please have fun:Be like me and chill with a cold bottle of stout sometimes because basically there is nothing else you can do😃. My over wise brother would say ‘you need to remember that everything comes from God, you may work extra hard and won’t see the result but someone lifts a pen and it goes boom’ It’s all God at the end’.

Sometimes plan B even becomes better than plan A that we forget about plan A

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I once witnessed a marriage proposal and I was all smiles😊. Some months back, I went to Titanic Club house which is one of the coolest club houses in Finima Bonny Island😉mostly known as the best spots for mouth watery meals😍, footie moments, Birthday parties 🎈🎉🍸, musical battles and of course marriage proposals💍. On this faithful day, I was at the club house cosying up with management, contemplating if I should go for Isi Ewu or Nkwobi😁, discussing the way forward and just watching people getting their grove on, when suddenly a girl jumped up with surprise,ring in check, big time YES😍😘!!! Free drinks for everyone🙌. It was a funny sight to behold, all that emotional excitement, love and romance in the air🌹(makes me wonder what I would say, before I say YESSS!!😜).

So if you’re coming to bonny Island for vacation, leisure or you live in bonny island and looking for a place to say “marry me😉😉” and hear the words “I do👊” or throw a birthday bash, or perform a musical contest or rap battle or better still you love mouth watery meals 😍like me and you’re looking for the best spots, then come down to Titanic Club House Finima,lets share your fun moments with you.

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Laugh with me and yet don’t laugh, this is serious😎. On this faithful day, I was in church, seated lady likely with my fashionable pleated white and black skirt, waiting patiently to get home to that sizzling rice and stew moment🙈 (I mean its Sunday rice now) when this special announcement for singles was said “am I really in love” I almost laughed out loud, I had to remember I had some really matured mean faced Christian mothers seated beside me and held it in😁.

But seriously, ‘Am I really in love’? 😍I read this book by Chimamanda Adichie ‘Americanah’ it felt like a proper Nigerian love story 👌(neeeeyy or nakkkk) at some point in that book, there was this man to man talk ‘’many of us didn’t marry the woman we truly loved, we married the  woman that was around when we wanted to get married’’ 😂😂

Oh yea, I had a really long speech about that. That was two years ago and two years after, I am single ✌️, not perfectly single but happy 🍹 (tatafos keep off) and almost laughing at a church announcement. I am totally not ok at all (sometimes am aware of that 😀).

Honey with the increasing rate of divorce 😔,relationship/marriage craziness 😞, husband and wife brutality😢, it’s enough to ask ‘are we truly in love’. I perfectly understand it, I know, how it feels when we meet that tall, dark or fair (you know your spec) 😍, handsome 😁, generously 💸💰 in tune type of guy or that boobicious, bootilicious 😁, tall, tiny waist, legs to go on forever 😏, face like a rose, lips like red rubies 💋, monkey in the banana wrap 👏, I can cook for Africa kinda gal, you now add perfect English and voice like ‘Cornelius Ogar of the voice-Nigeria’ ♥️oh baby💓! Yassssssss 🙌 , we are in love 😍😘😚, Our heart does that vavava vooom 💑 kind of song we like, we texting each other and laughing all the time, head bubbing like ducks (hello! I know😕). Emmmm sowiee no you’re not in love 😜, not yet tho (I know what they call that moment, but I won’t say😉).

So am going to sit straight, forget about that sweet rice at home, wipe the smirk off my face, and put the date down, because if he is going to be the father of my kids, or the mother of your kids, and hold your hand when your 90 (opps, you thought you would be young forever? 😄😄😃 phulsssss) then we need to ‘get in hia’ and ask each other ‘Are we truly, really in love’, because sisterrr garlll or dearest booboo kitty,

a stitch in time, saves nine…🍸🍷💕💋

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My one crazy famzing moment with a long-time friend turned fashion designer ‘’Karen Ayuba’’ aka Flat 17studio. I am def loving it 😍. I remember my shopaholic days in Manchester and Metrocentre Newcastle💋👗👠. I would come across this fashion store ‘Karen Millen’ and instantly remember ‘Karen’. That’s how I would be on one of my shopping sprees and see ‘Flat17studio’ 😉I better famzy asap with Karen to get some sexy sales when the time comes (Giggles ☺️).

I know way back in school she talked about wanting to go into building which she studied. When she started with fashion designing later on,I was a bit surprised. After seeing a lot of her sketches, work and how strong and focused she has become over the years, am completely star struck. This is a star in the making👌, take note

This lady puts the B in Bridezilar. You should see the grin on the faces of all the beautiful ladies rocking her designs😁, looking all elegant, its epic. You know me now, I already have my bridal fashion designer on lock down☺️ (Karen I better have some discounts for early booking). I just need to drag that man 😜down the aisle (fierce face😑). Just take a look and feel the passion in the sexy sketches and the sexy vixens wearing her designs, I don’t think any bride should go too far! Call her and get ‘bridazzled’.

I have so much admiration for you Karen, it’s not easy to find that ying to your yang! Dat pumped up energy in something to keep you going. I feel the passion every time I look at your designs.  Girl you rock!!👏👏💕

Am sure you all reading this,love it as well, don’t get lost in all the bridal fittings, Flat17studio is the way to go, go get bridazzled!!! 💕💕💕💋💋

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I was in a hurry to board a flight to Lagos, Nigeria from the Port Harcourt,International Airport. As usual they fell my hand😰, the flight was rescheduled from 12.06pm to 17.28pm😞. Like HELLO!!!!😏.Trust me, I called customer care sharp sharp to find out what the issue was and if I should expect any setbacks again👎! I know I should be flogged right😒? Even my mum said ‘’so u think they will just tell you, oh yea, we would cancel again, you are not serious’. Bet why? Why can’t I book and board the plane at the said time. Why must Nigerian time enter eh? Let’s not even get into all that because that’s not the major issue.

Please is Port Harcourt International airport really an International airport? To me, it seems like an air strip in an isolated village for refugees😂. I have questions, Abeg why do they collect cash at the entrance? 300 for big cars and 200 for small cars? Why is there only one fan at boarding area😭? Please who knows how close we are to the sun these days🔥? I almost passed out! Thank goodness I was not pressed for the rest-room. Wonder what it would have looked like.

With the flight cancellations and rescheduling, to gate fees and all, I so do not dig PHC airport. I haven’t even spoken about the structure yet! I won’t get into that am half-exhausted already. 

Like seriously ....

The funny thing is we (I mean Nigerians) are so okay with poor service. I noticed a couple of guys complaining of the whole situation, and saying ‘’ imagine if one had important impromptu stuff, you just can’t trust these airlines o, they just cancel anyhow or delay anyhow and send am sorry for inconvenience, as if that na consolation’’

Imagine paying gate fee when tomatoes 🍎🍎are so expensive! And fuel price is now #145.


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If you reside in Lagos, Nigeria, or coming to Lagos for✈🚅vacation, this is definitely for you. We all know how Lagos market is now😓,do I need to elaborate, they can grab your skin away from your bones, and if you happen to be light skinned like me, My dear you are done for🙆❕!!. The funny part of the matter eh is, if you have a mum like mine who when you’re all dressed up💃, make up on flick, lashes glittering away, skinny jeans skinnier than ever, heels👠on point ready to make that Saturday history, she goes hmmm!! You’re going out, there’s a list on the table, branch to the market please (faints😳😱) you start to mentally ask yourself if you’re the only sibling😒, why am I not a guy, I need money for my own apartment😂! Why today of all days, but we still have food now! What are we going to cook now? Is this a ploy! Is she kidding😒? I can’t believe it. But you know you can’t voice out all these thoughts, are you kiddingafter 9 months? Do you want to be dabbed, African mothers!!👏

Wait o!! What of all those Mr sunshine’s😏who are always disturbing you to help them with market stuffs and cooking ‘’after all we are friends now’’, Edakun 😏😏well-done Na me sun like!!

Anyway EkoFoodie is just the best option for you😍😁. click click clickaway and get your well packaged ingredients at your 🚙 doorstep. The good thing about EkoFoodie is, you get all the ingredients you need for a particular meal, in a well packaged box instead of perusing through different pages on a site👍..

Is it that Afang soup, that Fried rice, that Banga moment👍, that sizzling Sunday stew, that sweet Nigerian Jellof rice, that Ogbono soup, that mouth watery Vegetable soup,that coconut rice! Oh my God😁! That Saturday barbeque😍, that sweet Nkwobi or pepper soup for ‘Oko mi💋’ or ‘Iyawo mi💋’ ah ah that Efo Iriro 😉on point!! That you want to prepare but you don’t have the time to rush to the market or you know Lagos sun cracks your skin into bits😓. My dear foodies, my lovely Mr sunshine’s 😉what are you really waiting for, don’t waste your breath,

EKOFOODIE IS THE WAY TO GO🙌🙌, let them do your shopping!

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Theme: Culture and safety starts with you

I had the opportunity of attending the last day of the international nursing week 2016 at the NLNG nurses branch in Bonny Island, Rivers State, Nigeria. I must say no profession or career is easy 😅, being a nurse aint easy dear all. I give kudos to y’all nurses 👏 and those going through nursing school. It requires a lot of hard work, patience, understanding, emotional control, commitment and serious grace 😇. Let’s consider the Night and day shifts, the weekend and public holiday duties when everyone is out having fun, the hourly checks and what have you 🙏.

Nurses are front line workers, they meet different people every day with different temperaments, ailments and emotional discomforts, they understand the frustration, anger 😤, discomfort, bitterness sometimes sorrow 😢 from different patients and offer them kindness, empathy, care, love 💕 and healing in a professional manner 👩❤️👩.

‘’First do no harm, and if it is not safe do not start’’,that was a speech given by the CMO. He also encouraged the nurses to aim for greater heights by undergoing personal and professional development even with the ‘oil price saga’.

One of the charge nurses gave a good speech on ‘culture of safety starts with you’. She encouraged personal and professional safety, washing of hands to prevent spreading of infection, sterilization of tools and equipment thereby controlling and preventing infection.

The presence of nurses in clinical care was taken by the Matron.She spoke passionately about the key tool of nurses which is caring. She also said that in order to attain excellent health care service, physical proximity, availability, authenticity, engagement/connection with patients must be practiced.

Hmmmm  enough of all this serious talk😁, my favourite part was the refreshment 😍, plenty of stick meat, pastry and drinks 🍋 (you know my history with food already). During the toast I heard someone jokingly ask if the wine was alcoholic. I had to blink twice 😳😳oh I didn’t know nurses drink alcohol let alone even know the meaning of fun, you all should have seen them jumping around 💃 taking pictures and dancing, I even saw one doing the ‘’peace sign ✌️’’ ‘’you know what I mean now, they are always serious with needles so try understand my surprise’’.

Please who knew alcohol makes one tasty 🙈!! I did not know, the things you learn when you hang out with nurses.

Big gbosa 👏👏 for all those nurses who stick to their code of honour aka pledge

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