Africa, Everything Else, Style

Cupcakes in the Wild

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It was the second day of the recent eid holidays in September. My friend called me saying they were going to LCC [Lekki conservation center] just to chill. I figured I didn’t have anything better to do, so I got dressed and headed there. 

I wanted to wear something comfortable, but was in the mood for a lot of color. As soon as I opened my wardrobe, this House 38 two piece co-ord set jumped out at me. It was just what I was in the mood for. Super comfy, but still stylish enough, and very colorful. 

That’s how I ended up having a photoshoot [with my iPhone] lol. So here are just a few of the pictures, kindly taken by my friend Yinka. I wouldn’t bore you by posting all 200 pictures [kidding!]

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D. xxx

Everything Else

The Smart Money Woman

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Ladies [& gentlemen]. It is soooo important to pay special attention to your financial health, no matter how young you are. Many people wait until it’s too late, and unfortunately get into a lot of trouble. I read ‘The Smart Money Woman’ by Arese Ugwu over the weekend, and it gave me life. I thought I knew all I needed to about managing my money, but now I know better. I like that the book isn’t all personal finance from start to finish, so it’s not boring. I’ve tried and failed to finish many personal finance books because they got too boring. This one actually has a storyline; following the lives of a bunch of young ladies that I could relate to. There was even a love story in there.

What lessons did I learn from this book?

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Everything Else

September – Wellness

Willworkforairmiles will work for air miles Yay, September!!!! My little sister turns 30 this month. I’m so excited you’d think its me turning 30. I’m trying to convince her to have a photoshoot before the day, hehhe. Sucks that I may not get to see her since we live one billion miles apart, but I know she’s going to have an amazing day. Anyways, I digress. My theme for September is wellness. “Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being.”  So what do I plan to do? Continue Reading

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August – Giving Back

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Hola hola! It’s been a bit. I didn’t miss out on a theme for the month of August, I just didn’t blog about it. I decided that August was for giving back. I don’t remember how I came to this decision; however I remember feeling very strongly about it. I am deeply passionate about kids; particularly less fortunate kids. And I’ve always wanted a way to give back to them. That’s why I decided to run a Back2School drive, through my kids’ clothing line. Continue Reading

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The Magic of Starting

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The magic of starting.

I’ve read many quotes and articles about starting, and now I truly believe that it’s one of the most important steps in achieving any goal. It only makes sense, right? If you don’t start, then you can never achieve the goal. And if you do start, what’s the worst that can happen? You at least stand a chance. Continue Reading

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Gratitude…and other stories


Today, I walked into a grocery store to buy some bread. I grabbed the bread, and was standing at the checkout counter when I heard the exchange between the cashier and one of the cleaners. The cleaner was begging her to let him buy some beans, N300 worth, but he didn’t have the money. He promised he’d pay tomorrow. She said some nasty words to him, but eventually agreed. She stressed the importance of him paying tomorrow, otherwise she’d get in trouble. The bread I went to buy was N250. Continue Reading

Everything Else


Woah! We’re in the second half of the year already. How amazing is that? I love July for a multitude of reasons:

  • My mom’s birthday is on the 8th; I love her so much and I’m always excited to do something nice for her
  • It’s the start of the 3rd quarter and 2nd half of the year, so it gives me a chance to really reflect and figure out how to achieve those goals I set at the beginning of the year, if I’m not already on my way.
  • It’s like a reset/refresh – new energy, new enthusiasm. It’s like okay, I might have messed up in the first half but here’s a chance to redeem myself.

July: Reckless Optimism |

The word for July is not one, but two words – RECKLESS OPTIMISM. You get what you give. What you put out to the universe, you get back in return. This month, I’m going to practice reckless optimism. Optimism in every situation I find myself. Optimism, no matter how unrealistic it might seem given the cirmcumstances. Optimism, in every area of my life.

I’m working on setting my professional and personal goals for the 3rd quarter, as well as a 180 day plan. I’m setting measurable goals around

  • The number of dresses I want to sell at The Maxi Shop & Pretzels Kids
  • How much exercise I need to get in weekly
  • How many inches growth I want in my hair
  • How to bring my blog back to life
  • How many new connections I want to make

And many more like that . . .

Do you have any exciting goals for July? Or the 3rd quarter? Or the 2nd half?

D. xxx

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Ramadan. And other tales.


Ramadan, for Muslims, is the 9th month on the Islamic calendar and a very holy month. It’s a month of reflection, and one of practicing a lot of self-restraint. It lasts for 29 or 30 days; and we are expected to fast from sunrise to sunset on each of those days. But it goes beyond ‘starving’ yourself. It’s a month of spiritual cleansing and rejuvenation. It’s 30 days of repairing your relationship with God. It’s 30 days of performing your duties as a Muslim, and going above and beyond [ more prayer, charity, and acts of kindness]. It’s basically like a reset; from sinning back to holiness, with the hopes of retaining your new level of spirituality beyond the month of Ramadan. Continue Reading

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Self-care May.

Self-care May. So. I started the year with a theme. I also made everyone in my family pick a theme. Mine was “blossom”.  The dictionary definition of blossom is ‘to mature or develop in a promising or healthy way’, and the idea behind it was that I would blossom in all areas of my life; particularly work & personal life. I have now gone further since the second quarter started to pick a theme for each month [in addition to blossoming all round, lol]. The theme for April was “Go all out”, and this was specifically for my business [my kids’ clothing line House 38]. And I think I did go all out. I pushed myself harder, and put my all into pushing the business out there.
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Afropolitan Vibes – March ’16

Random shot right outside of Freedom Park
Random shot right outside of Freedom Park

I went to the last Afropolitan Vibes at Freedom Park in Lagos. It’s a monthly live music series that holds at Freedom Park, in the heart of Lagos [Nigeria]. The March edition featured soul singer, Nneka, and a major throwback from my childhood, Blackky. As usual, Bantu was also there. Dammy Krane was there as well, but we missed his performance.


Freedom park by the way used to be a prison and was reconstructed into a park, with some of the history preserved. I’ll share more about Freedom Park in a future post

D. xxx

ps. This is my first Youtube video. I hope to do many more. Let me know if you like it!