MY BIG CHOP

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Nothing in my life is overly planned. At least not by me and neither was this decision. Don’t get me wrong, I over think things, rearranging them in my mind, trying to make the perfect fit but it all comes down to whimsical me going on a whim.

I had planned a September rebirth. Continue reading

NikE aRT gALleRY

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My NYSC year had turned me into a proper okada passenger, and as the taxify driver pulled up into Nike art gallery, I was determined to use a bike on my way out. It was so close to home, supermarket and the few extra hundreds I’d save doing that, wasn’t bad at all too.

As I stepped in through the open gates, God was I hit with beautiful art work! Continue reading

THe RoAd to Nike ARt GaLlery

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After NYSC is a messs. Those few months of not-knowings, and mood swings birthed from not knowings, can all amount into excruciating pain. (woah, Sophia! that went dark, didn’t it?)
Anyways, the period after my NYSC was a load of exactly that and more so, self-inflicted. I had gotten the offer to remain in my Primary Place of Attachment, PPA (I didn’t take it) and I had gotten a job interview (I didn’t get the job). Basically, everything was crazy. The prospects of leaving this city that had become home(Abuja), budding relationships – friendships and situationships Continue reading

5/8/18 PREP; THE LIFE OF AN ABUJA CORPER

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Come Saturday, 4th August 2018, it was going to go down; I would go to my first stage play. The first of many to come, and I was excited. However, by Monday the 30th of July, the excitement began to wear out. I could feel myself changing my mind about going for it and I was sure I’d regret it. I couldn’t let that happen. I had to commit, so I decided to buy a ticket that day. Monday however past and still, no ticket. Tuesday, I’d do it Tuesday. Okay Wednesday maybe; it would not be that late but, by Thursday,I knew that if I didn’t get it then, that would be the end of it so, Thursday it was. Continue reading

REVIEW: BIG LITTLE LIES

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Some will call me lazy for sitting down watching for hours and hours but this shit is serious work. Finding a good series with a serious, thought provoking story line and then a light hearted, easy going series to balance it off is no joke and I do just that every time, I’m a genius. The 78th Golden globe awards was held on the 7th of January 2018, the ladies all wore black in a bid at gaining awareness to abuse of women, the initiative Time’s up is a declaration to all men and women that we will no longer be silenced, we will speak our truth and we will get Justice. So it was all the more beautiful when Nicole Kidman won the award for best actress in a TV series where she portrayed the journey of a woman to liberation, you bet your last naira I was all over this award winning series.

So it was found, Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the review of BIG LITTLE LIES. Continue reading

IM; THE LIFE OF AN ABUJA CORPER (7)

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IM; Independent Me

I bake. My cakes are soft, moist, fluffy and delicious; It’s like having heaven in your mouth. Trust me, they are that good. 

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With my baking skills and a new city in my view, I decided to take the independency my last born status does not offer me into my hands and so, Sophia and co bakeries was birthed Continue reading

CN; THE LIFE OF AN ABUJA CORPER (6)

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CN: Club Night

You know that one friend of your mother’s that’s so close she becomes ‘aunty’, yea? That’s the aunty I’m staying with in Abuja. I’m calling her mum now and she’s cool.  Her uncle’s daughter, Vera (not actual name but close), who stays with her as well, has been christened by me-‘my sister’, although I sometimes think I should be calling her ‘aunty’ too.

A couple of months ago, Vera was inducted into the medical profession and a visit to the club to celebrate, was in order. Continue reading

CB; THE LIFE OF AN ABUJA CORPER (5)

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CB; Cabbage Bae

There’s something about thin slices of meat coated with spiced pepper and roasted over an open fire. We call it suya, it is garnished with vegetables; shredded cabbage, onions, tomatoes, but you are warned to eat those at your own risk and I did. The story I am about to tell you is the one and only reason why you shouldn’t.

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GW (D2): THE LIFE OF AN ABUJA CORPER (4)

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GW (D2): Girl’s Weekend (Day 2)

I must tell you day 1 was fun and the taxify driver that got us lost and raised his voice at us couldn’t put a damper on it even if he tried and he did try. Most people call me quiet and calm and gentle and I am, but when I am disrespected and only when I have too, I put those away and take care of business and I did with this guy. It was dark so he may have not noticed nor will he remember my face but trust me, he will remember my voice.

That was it, if even taxify could get you lost then there was in fact no need, I could get lost all on my own with my public transport, thank you very much! I knew where my friend stayed so this commute will be easy breezy. I would go there, change (I couldn’t wear the skirt of my Bella two piece from @liv.mauel1 while hauling bikes and kekes down) and we would hit the bowling alley at Trokadero ( I had read a great review on it), go to the cinema, if time permits have a late dinner at any of the fast food restaurants around and then back home. Continue reading

GW; THE LIFE OF AN ABUJA CORPER (3)

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GW: Girl’s Weekend

My weekends in Abuja have been as quiet as ever; HSE classes or home: washing, sleeping, and drugging myself with tons upon tons of mindless TV series and movies. Don’t get me wrong, that’s my kind of weekend. I mean, since when has quiet been bad? Last weekend was different though. My best friend of 9 years hit me up with a ‘where are you?’ text, and I knew it was about to go down and boy, did it! We had talked about her coming to Abuja for some time but this was unexpected. I was, however, ready to spoil her senseless. That would entail a stop at the ATM before I get lost trying to find her. Yes, I know I keep getting lost. Use taxify already Sophia but no, I am determined to have the perfect Abuja tourist/corper experience and I must say half of those are during commute in public transportation to my destination, and getting lost in them. Continue reading