Author: Yemisi Wada

Ogechi

Ogechi was one of the first people to make an impression on me my first weeks at University. She wasn’t necessarily very pretty but she was so cool, very stylish, so confident and so chic, you could describe her as beautiful. I watched how she did everything with awe. Coming from such a sheltered place, seeing another young lady who was so independent and confident was a thrill. She didn’t just walk. She swayed. It was almost as though she had a soulful tune in her head and she swayed to that tune as she walked.  Her short dresses...

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Memory Lane? O.Y.O is your name!

Yesterday I went to visit some friends outside London to touch base after many years of not being together.  My friend Derin’s marriage had collapsed several years ago. She moved here to the UK with her children and she is still single. Her ex, however has completely abandoned his responsibilities towards the children. She is working all the hours available to give their daughters a good life. Needless to say she has very little time for herself.   Her ex however has moved on with a younger model and has even set her up with a small dry cleaning business...

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SEE THE SIGNS, WEIGH YOUR OPTIONS, HAVE GREAT FAITH.

It’s been very interesting reading the letters I have received since starting this Blog. I get so excited every time the light comes on showing there’s a new one. Despite being a little busy, had the little matter of planning the Traditional wedding of my eldest daughter at the weekend, I still knew I had to write this week’s blog piece. I got many letters all centered around the same things really. Unfaithful, ungracious, uncaring husbands. In some cases stingy too. All of them remind me of a ‘Womack and Womack’ song I had playing in my head for...

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‘Oh Yes Fool, I’m talking to you

I was shocked when I read things like ‘Nigerian women are the most unfaithful women in the World’ and I think, where are they pulling these ridiculous statistics? We? Long suffering, religious, tight lipped types! How? Then shock of shockers was when my friend from the American Embassy confirmed to me the rumour that for Nigeria alone, for the Visa Lottery procedure, once a couple come in and the father believes all the children are his then they don’t disabuse their minds after DNA shows clearly they are not! They say they are offering a chance at a better...

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How I fell in love with myself.

Aged 11, after a year at a boarding school from hell in Lagos where I was miserable and unsettled, I developed a condition known as ‘Trichotillomania’….A condition where a person feels compelled to pull out their hair. It is an impulse control disorder and a person is unable to stop him self or her self. Pulling out hair on the head so bad it leaves bald patches. This disorder of course makes most sufferers feel unattractive and leads to low self-esteem. Its most common cause is stress or anxiety and also seen as a form of self-harm. It is...

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Book of the Month

Book of the Month

This is my book of the month. This book has now been adapted into a movie, which I can’t wait to watch to see if it matches the wonder the book is.

This is a story basically of a girl who you find out things in her life just took a wrong turn and just because of the desperation to have a child.

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