At a Q & A session at the just concluded iRep Film Festival, the topic on why people feel the need to bleach was being discussed and a guy got up and comical or not said he felt the issue was not just skin colour but looks. He said ugly people being marginalized was the issue no one wants to talk about but exists. We all started laughing because we weren’t expecting that and to rein his case in further, he says ‘if person mess for Bus, who dem dey suspect? No be the ugly people? Nobody dey suspect...Read More
Author: Yemisi Wada
Writer’s bloc is a reality especially when you’re constantly writing on particular issues. In this case I try to write to mostly women about relationships using experiences I have gathered over the years personally and from others. However it could get monotonous if there’s no dialogue. I asked in an instagram post for ideas on what to write about next and one of the ladies wrote ‘A lot of girls are scared of marriage or the idea of going into one because of the high increase in domestic violence. Could you kindly write something encouraging to assure them all...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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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.