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Etcetera Puts Celebs And Their "Dream" Houses on Blast!

Again, I’m going to go out on a limb here to talk on a subject that may not be very popular or nice to Nigerian celebs, especially the guilty ones. I have said it severally that just because someone is a celebrity doesn’t mean they are smart. They may have a talent or skill but many of them are not smart especially when it involves their finances. The old saying, “your lies will come back to haunt you” has never been more true than the recent cases of D’banj, Iyanya and Wizkid who are being kicked out of their homes after lying they owned the properties.
The residents of blogosphere boulevard were stunned when the news broke that D’banj got an eviction notice from his landlord and was also said to be highly indebted. Yes, it is hard to believe that someone of D’banj’s status could actually be thrown out of his house. But for those who know that the Nigerian entertainment industry is built on lies and more lies, it didn’t come as a surprise or a case of a cranky landlord. Entertainers a…

Home Schooled 10 Year Old, Esther Okade Accepted Into University To Study Maths.

Yesterday morning I was on the phone with my bestie who was sounding very frazzled and exasperated. What's the matter? I asked. So bestie has decided that till her 2 year old can start school after the election she's going to home school him. My bestie who's due to have another baby in a week or two was trying so hard to teach her son, who turned 2 just last week and is naturally very restless, how to count to 10 and say his ABCs. She said he must start reading perfectly by 4. What's the sudden fuss about? I asked. "Oh, you've not heard of the 10 year old girl that just got accepted into Uni? And she was home schooled o!". Quite frankly I didn't pay my friend any mind but I just stumbled on the little genius' story. 

Ten year old genius Esther Okade has been accepted to study for a university maths degree - despite not going to school. According to Mail Online Esther, from Walsall, West Midlands, has enrolled on an Open University course months aft…

Open Keypad. No Holds Barred!!!

Good morningggggg! I hope everyone's doing fine? Do you know it's the last day of February and March begins tomorrow? The second month of the year is over, after March comes April and then it might as well be December. LOL.
What's your year been like so far? How's school? How's work? How are your studies? What's happening in your relationship? How's marriage? How are your finances? Have you achieved any of the things you set out to at the start of the year? (I have, 2 actually, YIPPEEEE), Do you have any testimonies to share? What are you thankful for? What are you mad about? Are you happy, heartbroken, sad, indifferent, in love, out of love with someone who loves you...?
I want to talk about everything! 
Those of us on the Abstinence journey, how have you coped? What do you do when the urge strikes? How have you been able to maintain your relationship without sex? Have you lost a relationship or a prospective partner because of your choice to abstain? How lon…

Blue and Black OR White and Gold. What Colour Is This Dress?

Ok, if you haven't heard about this controversial dress then your head is obviously buried under sand. So I'm just going to cut to the chase and ask Please what colour is this dress? TTB readers the world is filled with psychos, weirdos, sickos... LOL. But I know y'all are sane and I can trust your judgement and your SIGHT. So tell me what colour you see. 
The dress above has got everyone talking- CNN, TIMES, folks on Twitter, Instagram. People are clashing over what colour it is. You would think everyone would agree on what colour it it but no, the debate has been going on for two days now. Some say it's white and gold, some say it's blue and black. 

Dear Thelma..., (Confused Blog Reader Needs Your Advice)

Thelma I am very confused but I will try not to write an epistle. My boyfriend is a very good man with heart of gold but I don't love him. My problem now is that he wants to marry me, everybody is expecting us to get married especially his family and I don't know what to do. The problme is that he has been very good to me, I am like an orphan, my father abandoned us for our step mother and her children since I was a teenager and my mother got married to another man and has other children now, we still talk once in a while but we never see even though we are both in nigeria. When I go to the east I don't bother to look for her and when she comes to Lagos she don't bother to look for me or my siblings. All my siblings are married so in my family it is O.Y.O everybody is on ur own, Thelma that is y when I met my boyfriend and he offered to help me I accept. I really liked him n I thot it will grow to love. His family is quite rich and he is doing very well. He paid for a …

Blog Reader Is Looking To Meet New Friends!

I am a young lady in my late twenties, a graduate, Christian, lives in Lagos and still believing God for a job. I hardly go out and so don't have friends or get to meet people and its beginning to bore me. I plead that you use your blog to hook me up with Godly friends between the age of  31-45. The friendship might result to something serious if its God's plan.

I am a calm, loving and committed person and you will greatly enjoy my company.
Please, unserious people and married men should keep off. I only need responsible and serious minded persons preferably christians.

Interested persons should contact me through Thelma. 

*** If you're between the ages of 31-45 and you're interested, don't hesitate to send me a mail. The blog reader said she is looking to make friends, so it can be platonic friendship, it could be just to have someone to talk to, but if it goes farther and leads to love, that would be great too!
Also of you think you can help the blog reader with a job …

"Last Post as a Single Girl." Lola Komolafe's Story of Heartbreak andUnexpectedly Finding Love.

“At this point in my life I’m looking for a partner and husband not a boyfriend. I’m at that stage where I feel a certain way about love and partnerships; I’m not in any way afraid of it. I’m looking forward to it and get it done with.” 18/11/2013 I wrote this down in my diary at the said date after an encounter with God after work.  I was seeing this man that I thought I had everything going on with, you know the usual back and forth we go through during dating. Being an indoor person, he spent most of his weekends at mine, we would go out for breakfast, brunch and just chill. He was the perfect companion at the said time, smart, witty and full of life.  He once questioned what I thought about people checking the compatibility of their partners in some prayerful way. I told him, I didn’t believe in such crap and he said, he didn’t too. He said even though he’s a christian, he is also from a Muslim background and his aunties take these things so seriously.  I kept that an the palm of my…

I Waited For You.

"...So today I'm going to let my yes be my yes and  my no be my no. I vow that sometimes I will fail you.  I vow that sometimes I will fall short.  But in failures and shortcomings I wont tap out, I wont give up.  ...I vow not to buy into false romanticism, saying things like "you complete me",  because you don't.  In Christ I have already been made complete, the head over all.  So I vow not to attribute glory to you that only belongs to God.  To you and only you today I commit,  to you and only you I submit, with an attitude... The attitude of Christ Jesus.  ...God loved me enough to give me you, and so I vow to you my last breath.

I Waited for You by Janette McGhee Watson
Wedding Vows - September 27th, 2014 *** Good morning world! While searching through YouTube for nothing in particular, I found a blessing, I found Janette McGhee. Some of you may know of her, I didn't until last night. I watched the video below of her wedding vows and lord knows I had no idea when I st…

The Pre-Work Beach Stopover.

The sea breeze on the skin of my face
Transports me to a different time and place
With dreams and possibilities that my arms open to embrace 
With laughter and love that's never displaced
Contentment and peace, which history can never be traced
Head held to the sky, shoulders high, utterly divine grace!
Where is this place and who is this woman
No care in the world, no burden in her heart, no baggage dragging at her ankles
In her eyes I see a thousand stories
They've been heavy with tears, there's been hurt, there've been battles, they've been gory
But look further still and you can see great strength and even greater glory
They look on in awe yet they could never tell 
that time and again life tried to knock her down, but she never fell
It seemed she carried with her some socerer's potent spell
Which she poured on a wand and turned to Heaven every little hell.
Her laugh rings loud and pure, clear as a bell and it's wakes me from my reverie
I see the people ar…

Do You Agree?

Hehehe. True or False? Do tell. 

...when I was 'in the world' I thought so too. Shhhh! *runs away* 

Who Knew That Being a Contract Staff Might Be The Worst Fate To Befalla Person???

I never knew that people working as contract staff feel this way. The only person I know who's a contract staff works with Mobil and earns about half a million monthly (as we were told), and seems not to have any complaints.
While I've never thought it's anyone's dream to be a contract staff, I never thought it was so horrible either till I saw these.
"currently a contract staff with an old generation bank, its a very shameful job that at times u will be crying deep inside asking God why you are facing this humiliation.the full staff are always happy to wash you down and the company itself will keep reminding you of your position as an outsource staff by adding the acronym OS to your name so that the whole world will know your logo that you aren't a core staff(in reality,my fellow OS colleague in my branch work like mad on various platforms while some of those core staffs will find it difficult to even fill a deposit slip correctly)
like I used to tell my colle…

The *peepee* Factory!

Bad sex has ruined so many relationships that one entrepreneur opened up a Penis Factory. Here, women could come and pick out the penis of their dreams for their boyfriend before marrying them.
A woman decided to check it out but was given a very strict rule to follow first: There would be 6 rooms, one penis in each. Once she left a room, she could never return. Either she chose that one, or she left for good. Room #1’s Penis description read: {This can be made as long, short, thick or thin as you want.} She thought that was nice, but didn’t want to be too quick to choose. So she walked to the next room.Room #2: {This can be made any size AND shaped to your liking.} She liked this one better…but decided to look at another.Room #3: {This can be made any size and shape, and will come with unlimited endurance and erection.} “Wow!” she said as she dreamed of the sex she’d get. However, she couldn’t fight the curiosity of what the next room might hold. So she left.Room #4: {This can be made a…

What If God Was One Of Us...

If God had a name, what would it be
And would you call it to His face If you were faced with Him in all His glory What would you ask if you had just one question...

...What if God was one of us
Just a slob like one of us Just a stranger on the bus Trying to make His way home
Tryin' to make His way home Like a holy rolling stone
Back up to Heaven all alone Nobody callin' on the phone 'Cept for the Pope maybe in Rome

Who else used to love that song? 
Good morning guys! Having slept very late last night I only just woke up and felt this urge to talk to someone. I reached for my phones but realized that I had 0 units on both phones; I'm that sort of person that spends hours on the phone with my closest friends talking about absolutely nothing. Little wonder both phones had run empty... I thought about sending the security man to get me airtime but then I realized I wasn't quite ready to get off the bed yet, and there really wasn't any one I felt like talking to. 
That wa…

Blog Reader Wants To Know How Often You Wash Your Bra. I Want To KnowAbout Your Boxers...

I was chilling with some girls and they were talking about hygiene...So they asked how many times is okay to wear a bra before washing it? Biko come and see answers,some said a week, some said more....I was shocked! Biko help me ask female blog readers oh? Me I wear mine for two days after sun drying it the first day.

... I remember many years ago my classmate said to someone; you should wear your bra at most three times and then you wash. So since then it kind of always stuck; 3 wears = 1 wash. We were in JS2 btw. 
Be honest, how many times do you wear your bra before washing it? Don't be ashamed, go anonymous if you must, just say it. LOL. And err, I hope you know we're not asking about panties because it is assumed that EVERY lady wears her panties just once... Just saying. 
Speaking of undies, a similar argument ensued with the guys recently when a friend of mine was listing MUST-DOs for the boo. She said he must wash his boxers everyday, he mustn't wear a pair of boxer…

Obnoxious Female Lawyers, Arranged Marriages and Nigerian Wives in theDiaspora.

I am engaged to be married very soon. The whole thing was arranged by our parents but so far so good. My bride to be is a lawyer practicing in Nigeria while I live in the US. We have met 4 times when I had to come down specifically to spend time with her and to plan our trad which is slated for June. My issue is that almost every body who means something to me outside my family does not support the idea. They insist that female lawyers rarely make good wives. I mean virtually every good friend i have including my mentors are advising me against it especially since she will join me over here soon. Even though my wife to be seems nice, I discovered she like arguments and does not back down in certain issues which I feel I should preside over. It has not escaped my thought that majority of Nigerian women in the US often start misbehaving and maltreating their husbands when they come over and witness the cultural difference. Truly our women over here are heavily messing up. As a matter of…

Smart Money With Arese Ugwu- A Letter To My Daughter.

We all need to read this.

The Mothers-in-law and The Boundaries They Don't See.

Good morning guys! I look forward to reading @conniegirlswag chitchat. I hear people used wet nurses in the old days when the mothers either weren't healthy enough to breastfeed or just didn't want the breasts to lose it's youthfulness and bounce. But... The thought of someone else suckling my child makes me really squirmish. 
But besides this, let's talk about mothers-in-law who don't understand or respect boundaries. During the weekend my friend's mother-in-law visited and the woman walked into their room late at night and just wouldn't leave. When she was all talked out she laid on their bed and slept off. My friend was appalled! Her hubby had to go sleep on the sofa and my friend shared the bed with her mother in law. This isn't the first time the woman would do something like this. She has simply refused to respect or acknowledge any form of boundary. 
What would you do if you walked in on your 73 year old mother in law breastfeeding your 3 month o…

Day 1.

Good evening awesome people! So here I sit at my desk, thinking; how I wish there's a bed and I can just sleep over and continue tomorrow, going home after 9 only to come right back tomorrow seems like way too much stress. But that's not why I'm writing, I thought I'd check in with you guys, and of course update you on the goings-on in my life, for those who care to know.     It's funny how there's always some romance hovering around me anywhere I find myself, and even when it isn't part of the plot I work it into the story. 
Just as I was approaching the gate this black jeep slowed down beside me and then came to a halt. I tried to use 'side eye' to see who was in it but no luck, the glasses were all tinted black. Hia! I didn't want to approach the vehicle because, well I don't know if this has ever happened to you but, it's one of the most embarassing things ever when you think a car has stopped to give you a ride then as you approach…

10 Reasons You Were Not Called After The Job Interview

Sometimes job hunting is all about you. Sometimes job hunting is all about them. Don’t take every rejection personally. Here’s why. You do not need to be a rocket scientist to realize that job hunting in Nigeria is painful, tedious, frustrating and most at times emotionally devastating. But not all rejection should be taken personally. In fact, there are many reasons you don’t get the job–and some have nothing to do with you and your skills. Here are 10. 1. Someone Had Friends In High PlacesWe are talking about Nigeria. Even when you are over qualified for the job,aced the interview with flying colors, impressed the interviewers with all you got; all it takes is a phone call and the job goes to the least qualified person for the job. Don’t take it personally, nepotism is the bane of every job seeker in Nigeria. Some companies have policies that a certain number of people have to be interviewed for each position (or that the job has to be advertised publicly) — regardless of the fact that…