Ode to the nameless.

Honestly, this one is for my ladies and gentlemen out there who are their own motivators because I don’t think they get enough credit.

I’m talking about my ladies and gents who even when they are constantly being shot at, they continue to march.

For my people who don’t get the recognition they deserve, who don’t get appreciated but still have the heart to appreciate.

For those people who don’t get noticed but are brave every day.

For those ones who are afraid but don’t let fear cripple them.

The ones that get out of bed everyday and even though they carry the weight of the world on their shoulder, they smile because it’ll be one less thing for someone else to worry about.

The ones that have been stabbed in the heart many times, been disappointed many more but still have the courage to love.

For those who have been bruised, broken and beaten but every time they get up, dust themselves up and keep going.

The ones that are proud of their battle scars.

For my girls and guys who don’t walk into the room expecting heads to turn, because they understand that sweetest fruits are tougher to see, and hardest to reach.

For those who make no apologies about who they are. Who have started a storm inside of them. Who look at their skin and smile because it reminds them that they are alive, and to be alive is assurance enough.

For those ones who have dined with pain, who have dealt with disaster, who have danced with the fire and dribbled with terror but still laugh.

The ones that have accepted themselves for the complicated, awkward, graceless, strange, beautiful mess that they are.

There is beauty in your strength.

There is grace in your fight.

For that, you are glorious.

 

 

Get to know me tag: 2017 version

Hey boos,
How are you? How is it going? Exam season is upon us and you know what that means..
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Dw, if God got us then we gon’ be alright. 
I wanted to throw it back to 2012,  the year of morning routines, night routines and sweet, sweet tags.
Today I’m gonna do the get to know me tag, I did it 2 years ago but I change every minute so I decided to do another one. I did 30 questions 2 years ago so this year I am going to do 60!
Sit back, relax and prepare to learn more about me than you probably care for.
What is your full name?
Ojoagedo Zainab Yamusa

Are you named after anyone?

Not that I know of

What does your name mean?

Ojoagedo means God judges not from your outward appearance but by what is inside your heart.

Where are you from?

Kogi state, Nigeria.

Where do you live?

Scotland.

Where were you born?

Zaria, Nigeria.

Which of your parents are you closest to?

Both, it just usually depends on who is location-ally closest to me, perhaps my mom but my dad and I get along very well.

Which of your parents are you more like?

My dad, I think,

What is your favorite drink?

At this very moment, a virgin shirley temple, or a diet pepsi.

What is your favorite food?

At this very moment, Nandos chicken thighs with peri salted chips, perri-tamer sauce and garlic bread.

What is your favorite holiday destination?

Spain.

What is your favorite childhood memory?

Holidays with the fam.

What is your favorite way to pass time?

Editing or watching youtube videos.

What is your favorite snack?

Sweet popcorn and wafers.

What is your favorite sport?

Lol. Does dance count as a sport?

What is your biggest regret?

My rebellious stage.

Are you a fan of any sports team?

HAH funny.

Are you a dog person or cat person?

floofers (dogs)

Are you scared of heights?

Not really.

At what age did you go on your first date?

Never been on one (oops..)

What is an ideal first date for you?

As long as I like the person and it’s thoughtful then any date is an ideal first date.

What is at the top of your bucket list?

Success.

What is something you are gifted at?

Probably writing.

What is something you look for in a partner?

Jesus’s nod of approval.

What is something you wish you were gifted at doing?

Painting.

What is the one item you can’t leave home without?

Clothes.

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

“You’re my favourite person.”

What is the first book you remember reading?

those ladybird books with my mom. (Thanks mom)

What is the first movie you remember seeing?

I don’t even know

What is the last book you read?

I don’t remember what it’s called, I didn’t get to finish it. In my defense, the book was in a library in Nigeria and I’m no longer there.

Do you like pets?

oh do I??????? (love ’em)

Do you have any pets?

No :(, I want a pig and a puppy.

What is the name of your first pet?

Her name was Lady, from Lady and the tramp.

What is your best physical feature?

Smile.

What is your biggest accomplishment?

Getting through this past year.

What is your eye color?

Brown.

What is your favorite color?

Pink.

What is your favorite fairytale?

Hercules or Pocahontas.

What is your favorite ice-cream flavor?

Salted Caramel.

What is your favorite music genre?

I don’t really know, it depends on the time you catch me but right now probably mainstream pop lol.

What is your favorite nickname?

Princess.

What is your favorite quote?

“And now these three remain, faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 corinthians 13:13 NIV)

What is your favorite type of clothing?

Culottes.

What is your most commonly used swear word?

I don’t swear.

What is your star sign?

Sagittarius but I dont believe in horoscopes and such.

Do you have a best friend, if so, then who?

Not a best friend, a soul sister, her name is Ehi.

Do you have a tattoo?

YeaA..a tattoo of Jesus’s love in my heart (LOOOooLLlllL) No I don’t have a tattoo.

Do you have any allergies?

No.

Do you have any birthmarks? If so, where?

Yea, on my arm, forehead, below my eye, I think there’s one next to my lip as well.

Do you hold any convictions that you would be willing to die for?

None that I say confidently.

Do you prefer kissing or cuddling?

Cuddling.

What piece of technology can you not live without?

Phone.

What was the first concert you ever attended?

I haven’t, but I had always hoped it’d be one direction.

What was your favorite subject in High School?

History.

What was your first job?

Paper girl, I hated it.

What was your least favorite subject in High School?

Chemistry.

What is the furthest you’ve ever been from home?

eh, probably America.

What is your biggest fear?

All the people I love dying.

When did you suffer your first heartbreak?

2016

When was the first time you were on a plane?

When I was a wee babe.

 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know more about me, comment down below what your favourite memory is and don’t forget to hit that follow button on the right to be updated when I post. Like and comment and share with your friends!

Have a blessed weekend,

Lots of love,

Gedo xx

 

Questions gotten from https://www.tagquestions.net/get-to-know-me-tag/

10 things Nigeria taught me

Hey boos,

Okay I know, I know, I may or may not have been M.I.A but I have a reason okay? It’s a pretty good reason.

I am back in the UK and I have started University! (We thank God) I am so glad I am back, even though I was away for only a year I’ve missed everything and I feel so blessed to be back.

Now without further ado, here are 10 things I learn’t whilst I was in Nigeria.

  1. You can trade in newspapers for suya (however don’t expect much though!)

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2. How to be alone.

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3. How to say “no”

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4. Life goes on.

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5. Kids are cute.

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6. I’m not ready for a real relationship.

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7. Everything has an end.

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8. God has a sense of humor.

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9.  God answers prayers.

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10. There’s a wedding going on every Saturday.

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(Image from here)

So those are 10 things I learn’t whilst I was in Nigeria, would I do it again? On my own terms, yeah, probably but in the far, far, far, far future and again completely on my own terms. Was it necessary for my growth and who I will end up being? Yes, definitely.

I am very excited for the new content I will be able create now that I am back and very very excited about life! I have great Uni-related blog posts in the works and so much stuff that I want to do so definitely watch this space.

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Lots of love,

Have a blessed day,

Gedo xx

Honestly tho: The Internet has been lying to you.

Hey boos,

What’s up? How is your week going?

Mine has been pretty good, we thank God. The month is almost ending, like omg where is this year going? There is literally 5 more days till the month of July goes, and then we’ll be in August and then September and then I’ll be 19 and then we’ll be in 2018? Wow, I’m excited though, 2017 let’s go!

Anyway, I want to talk about something that I realized and since then I seem to see it everywhere and that’s this lowkey hatred for everything that the internet is hyping. Everything that we think is great, in reality kinda sucks. Let me show you.

Let’s take being petty for example, according to the internet; Petty is this “trendy” term and anyone who is being petty is immediately funny or cool or even goals. Girls, especially will be the first to call themselves petty, you’ll find “petty queens” and etc.

Shows of pettiness go viral instantly. When people are being “petty”, they are congratulated like as if they are doing something good but according to dictionary.com petty is defined as “mean and ungenerous in small or trifling issues”, Urban dictionary’s definition of petty isn’t nice either; it’s defined as “making things, events, or actions normal people dismiss as trivial or insignificant into excuses to be upset, uncooperative, childish, or stubborn”. Imagine? All this time that your friends have been calling you petty queen they’ve been insulting you.

I’m not trying to ruin anyone’s fun or anything (Lol I don’t care) but what happened to forgiveness? Why are people so afraid to forgive now? People are so afraid of being humans now because they feel like as if doing anything kind or nice or normal will be regarded as soft or look as though they are being walked over. Everyone wants to be “strong” but it’s like they’ve forgotten what being strong actually means.

Now everyone is seeking revenge, have we forgotten that it’s not our place to punish? Don’t you know that it takes a great person, a strong person to forgive?

Let’s take another term, Finesse, this is definitely girls’ favorite one.

According to the internet, Finessing is what strong, sexy, smart, clever people do to get what they want.  Sounds cool doesn’t it? Now let’s see what google dictionary (idk that dictionary that comes up when you google a definition) has to say about it, Finesse is “great subtlety and tact in handling or manipulating people or difficult situations”. Whilst Urban dictionary defines it as “persuading someone out of their belongings, or to do you a favor”. Sis, I’m sorry but if you’re a finesser then you’re just a glorified thief and dream seller. I don’t completely have an issue with finessing, like for example convincing your parents to get you pizza (without any corruption), I am completely for that but my problem with finesse is why it’s become viral; which is because people literally steal and are then proud of themselves. People who go on dates with people they have 0 interest in and want nothing to do with just to get a free meal (You will now be shouting MenareScum) or keeping a person around because you know they’ll splash money on you? (You will now be saying Women are the downfall of man)

Please wake up, don’t celebrate that kind of finessing.

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the #MenareScum (okay I’m raising my hands up, I say this sometimes but as a joke I’m going to try and stop, I’m sorry) I’m just so over that hashtag, men are not scum bruh. Sorry but I literally need to ask, is your father scum? I didn’t think so.

I agree, there are some really, really, really, really whack minded men out there but that doesn’t mean we should categorize all men as scum. Let’s not be blinded, the hashtag just gives us a blanket where we can all just lie under and hate guys. I know a lot of people say, no that’s not true, we’re just talking about the ones that actually but let’s think about it for a second.

You’re scrolling on twitter or Instagram, maybe even Facebook, you’ll see something about MenareScum once, or someone will say it, maybe you even start saying you continue to see and say such everyday or almost everyday.  It’s all fun and games till you repeat it so many times that you actually start believing it and one day wake up and realize you have an in depth hate for men and you don’t know how it started, then you’re in my office talking to me about how your relationships just aren’t working out for you and you don’t trust men and you think you might be lesbian which just isn’t the case.

See how easy it is to be misled? 

Not all men are scum okay? I’m tired. 

Another example of this repetition situation is the idea that women are the downfall of man, how many times have you watched a movie were the woman is the distraction or used as a distraction? Ever since Eve handed Adam that apple at the beginning, we just haven’t heard the end of it, giving men an excuse not to have real and good relationships. Do you know how many girls are out there in the “talking” stage because the guy believes she will be a distraction?

Do you want your children to grow up hating men? 

Another one, is the whole “Me and my 8 boyfriends” thing that just seems to be annoyingly everywhere (again, may or may not have joked about this sometimes, but that was before I deeped all of this okay? I’ve stopped, I am a changed woman). So cheating is the new rave isn’t it? And guys, what’s this cheating thing that my ear just can’t stop hearing? It’s like all I’m hearing is how someone cheated on another person.

What is so funny about not being able to commit? Why are we condoning such behavior? 

Why have we started treating things that are wrong as trivial matters? Have we just all lost our moral compasses?

So basically what does this all come down to?

Can we kill the year of the savage and change it into something that is actually cool? Like the year of self betterment?

Okay, well I hope you all have a great day/night and do something nice for someone. Let’s not be shouting spread love but be sharing things that undertone hate mmkay?

Have a blessed day,

Lots of love,

Gedo xx

 

 

 

Bringing girly back

Hey boos,

I hope your week has been going really well, tomorrow is Friday, thank God it’s Friday!

Yesterday, my cousin and I did something that I have been needing to do for a while now, we had a mini photoshoot and in the pictures, I wore one of my absolute favourite dresses.

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Funny thing is I haven’t actually worn the dress anywhere, I have been waiting for the perfect event to showcase the dress.

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The dress is a perfect contrast (is that even correct?) I say this because the way the dress flows, as well as the cream colour and the bell sleeves give the girliness but then the black lace detailing brings the attitude. I think if I was a dress, I might be this one.

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The combination of edge-y and girly together is kind of a reminder that you don’t have to stick to a stereotype, you don’t have to stick to a “type”, you can mix and match, you can change, difference is good.

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I hope you enjoyed this, and this beautiful dress.

Lots of love,

Gedo xx

A trip down Peppercorn Avenue

Hey boos,

How is your week going? Mine has been really chill, so basically I have decided that I want to be serious again (with my blogging) kinda like I was last year and since I am not really doing anything,  I decided to bring back the blogging schedule. I will be posting three times a week now, Monday, Wednesdays and Sundays at 4 pm GMT and then “Sis say what” will be on Saturdays, only on Saturdays.

Just for clarification, I will be posting Monday, Wednesdays and Sundays and then on Saturdays “Sis say what” will be posted (that is if I have any to post)

Anyway back to the post at hand, so I know it is difficult finding a good place to eat or chill especially in Lagos where there are too many places to eat (and chill) and it can be so difficult to choose so as the helper of the people, I am making a guide to help you make better choices. Let us keep in mind that I literally know nothing about cuisine, I am not a food critic, I just like food and will try anything once (when it comes to food) so let’s just see how it goes.

Name: Peppercorn Avenue

Address: 6A Otunba Adedoyin Ogungbe Crescent, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos

Price range per plate: 2500 – 3000 Naira

I went to Peppercorn Avenue, two weeks ago I think and I actually had a really amazing time. Their parking wasn’t expansive, only enough space for about 10 cars.

The outward appearance of the place is not much to write home about, in fact I was a bit disappointed when I first laid my eyes on it. Just a big grey building with the words “Peppercorn” written on it, doesn’t sound very aesthetically pleasing does it? but the moment the nice security man opens the door for you, you begin to warm up the place.

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I didn’t like the interior at first but it began to grow on me, plus it has these lush booth chairs that are white and perfect for taking pictures.

The service was really great, the waiters were really nice and attentive and the one that attended to us knew how to pronounce the thai names which I thought was really impressive.

Oh my gosh I am terrible, I forgot to say, Peppercorn Avenue is a thai and indian food restaurant. It’s a weird combination but they make sure to specify which is thai and which is indian (the menu is colour coded so you don’t make any mistakes) 

My dad and I had a lot of food which I don’t remember the names of ( because I am terrible and didn’t write them down)

The culinary experience began (oohh fancy) with some complimentary lemongrass tea and these cracker things, that you dip in the sauce. The cracker things are kind of tasteless but they’re still somehow good without the dips. The green one tastes minty (which I didn’t like), the white one was sweet and so was the brown one but the brown was like a sticky kind of sweet, again I literally don’t know what they were made of, but they were good, that is, if you like sweet things. 19875757_757558904417228_1371817836_o

As for the Lemongrass, I think I will stick with my green tea (which I don’t even like but for the sake of health). It looked really pretty though, it had the color of prosecco so it was a perfect addition for a boujie styled picture.

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My dad and I ordered spring rolls as appetizers, he had vegetable and I had chicken, they were literally the biggest spring rolls I had ever seen. I don’t know about you but I’m used to thin crunchy spring rolls but these ones had a crunchy outer layer but the inside was soft (ah-may-zing), probably the best spring rolls I have ever tasted. But then it makes me wonder, are spring rolls supposed to be like this because I have never had spring rolls like those, but then again my experience with spring rolls are the ones that come from a box. 

For main course I had thai green curry with chicken and prawn noodles. 

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Not only was my food drop dead gorgeous, it also tasted drop dead gorgeous. So I had eaten the curry at another thai place called Thaikhun (not in Nigeria) and the curry was spicier there and thicker so that was a little bit disappointing (it says on the menu that it’s going to be spicy but it just isn’t), the noodles were really good too, definitely not indomie noodles.

We also had garlic naan bread which I didn’t take a picture of but the naan bread was really good too, it was warm, they had an interesting twist on the naan bread but it still tasted really nice.

My dad had fish that he didn’t like because he didn’t like the sauce.

For drinks I had a mocktail called cool cat, it was really sweet (again) I feel like everything I ate was really sweet and really good and I regret nothing.

We didn’t get any dessert but I was completely stuffed so I didnt mind (too much)

I would give the place a 4.5/5 all round, we were literally the only ones there so I don’t know how service is during busy hours.

Would I go back again? Yes, so I can try out their indian menu.

Let me know your favourite restaurant in the comments below.

Have a blessed day,

Lots of love,

Gedo xx

The truth about Results day

Hey boos,

LOL it has been a very long time, or it feels like it. Happy month of July, I pray the month of July brings a lot of great things for all of you, I have a really good feeling about this month so I am very excited, very exciting things to come so definitely watch this space.

Anyway though, so yesterday, July 6th was a very big moment for a group of people (a people that I have come to relate to), yesterday was IB results day.

For those that don’t know, the IB stands for international Baccalaureate (I spent 2 years doing it and I still dont know how to spell it)  and according to the website, it is is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world (IB). Every student knows that anything defined in less than 2 lines is going to be a problem so brace yourself.  

There are 4 main parts of the IB programme;

Courses: You have to take 6 2 year courses, atleast 3 of them must be at higher level and with each course you must write an internal assessment, which is like a research paper except your language courses (Spanish, German, English, Yoruba etc) where you write a WA (written assessment). Your WAs get marked by teachers picked by the IB programme whilst your IAs get marked by your actual teachers (which is why they are called Internal Assessments)

TOK: TOK is a 1 year course, it stands for Theory of knowledge (tbh I don’t even know how to explain this subject, let’s just say you talk a lot about a lot of deep stuff that you don’t even care to know unless you care to know) at the end of this course, you have to write your TOK essay

As if you didn’t have enough on your plate there’s still

CAS: Creative, active and Service hours. You have to complete 50 hours of supervised activities under those three categories (not as easy as it sounds), at the end of each activity you have to write a report about it, including what you learn’t from it (and if you didn’t learn anything, you better know how to create something out of nothing, but that’s okay, it’s a skill you’ll learn after the 2 years)

EE: Your extended essay is a 4000 word essay you have to write under a course (any of the 6 courses you’re taking, during my time, it had to be out of your Higher levels but they’ve changed it now)

Ofcourse, there are also tests, quizzes, essays and all that basic stuff you do in class, we had to do that and then these 4 parts so the IB definitely was not for the faint-hearted.

Whilst I was doing the IB, the best part of my day was going to bed because that was the only time I wasn’t worrying about anything.  I really didn’t enjoy it, I didn’t hate my school, I didn’t hate my teachers (I actually loved them), I didn’t hate my peers (they were tolerable, lol jk love you guys) but I really disliked doing the IB programme.

Do I regret doing it? I don’t think so, but that’s because I had a great support system (I am  blessed to have a family that didn’t add any extra pressure to the pressure I was already putting on myself), I had great friends and understanding teachers so I don’t regret it but if you took away all of that then I think I would have regretted doing it.

Would I recommend it? Depending on the person, if you are a strong person or someone that enjoys challenges or you have a great support system or blessed intellectually  then I think definitely go for it but if you are none of the above then don’t do it, it’s a lot of work and a lot of pressure.

Results day was probably one of the worst days of my life, I was so stressed and worried, I couldn’t sleep, my stomach was hurting and I kept using the bathroom every 5 minutes.

When I saw my results, I was shaking, I was so disappointed and maybe heartbroken, my parents had guests that day so when I saw my grades, I went and showed them then I went back into my room literally screaming and crying that I wasn’t going to University, I cried the entire day (thinking back at it now, I roll my eyes, I know I am dramatic but come on Gedo) I got a 29 by the way, I was predicted a 31, so I was 2 points lower than my predictions, although for a lot of them I was 1 point lower from crossing the grade boundary so if I got them remarked and gotten those points I could have gotten a 32 (which isnt a 45 but LOL) 

I was so disappointed in my results, I couldn’t even tell people because I felt so ashamed of myself. After calls and preparing myself for clearing, I actually got into Uni with those results, and I ended up not going into clearing.

A year later, with my 29 and a lot of help from God, I have been accepted to schools in Germany, Canada and the UK (I tried again).

Basically what I am trying to say is, at the end of the day, your result is your result, a reflection of how you did at that point in your life not a reflection of yourself. Yes, you got grades you didn’t expect or want but honey it’s not the end of the world, life still goes on and you will go on with it.

I am happy I pushed through and did the IB, I am happy that I have a diploma with my name on it and I am overjoyed it is over.

So no worries my g, you got this.

Lots of love,

Gedo xx

6 tips for finding your perfect prom dress

 

Hey boos,

How has your week been? Mine has been pretty decent, I’ve just been working.

However on some exciting news we are in the month of May, fast approaching the month of June which means prom and graduation season!

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All my babies are growing up.

Some people literally dream about this moment, they live for the whole celebration and everything whilst some people absolutely hate it, they think it’s too much fuss but there is something that both groups can agree on and that is, searching for the perfect dress can be stressful, even when you do know what you’re looking for. Never fear though, Gedo your fairy godmother is here to give you a few tips to help you get that Cinderella moment.

  1. Colour

To make your journey easier, I would think decide on your colour palette before you get there. Decide on the colours you want or the get an idea of what colour you want your dress to be so that when it is time to look for your dress, you can focus on the colours you have picked, this way it makes the dress picking process less overwhelming and it slims down your options.

2. Avoid going online

Do not shop for your dress online, this is because shopping online can be so unnerving because you can’t be sure if it’s going to get to you on time, or if it will fit you the way it looks in the pictures or if it will even look the way it looks like in the pictures. Don’t get me wrong, online shopping is really great but it’s not great when it’s for something like a prom dress.

3.  Go thrift shopping

Alright, hear me out first. 

There is this myth about your prom dress having to be expensive, like it’s only good if it’s expensive which is completely wrong. You can find such beautiful, unique dresses at thrift stores for such wonderful prizes.  Some of the dresses sold there haven’t ever been worn, or have been worn once. Just going into a thrift store, you’ll know you’re going to get something unique.

4. Design your own dress

Partner with a local tailor and design your own dress.  I did this last year and I am so glad that I did. Designing your own dress gives you the freedom to pretty much do what you want (depending on how good your tailor is), not only that, the dress becomes more special to you making prom even more special for you because you’ll remember it as that prom you designed your own dress AND whenever you see the dress, you’ll be filled with pride because you designed it yourself.

5. Purchase your dress in a different town

This might seem a bit extra but this is for the people who are really scared that they might end up in the same dress as someone else. Basically every one will probably be looking in the same shops as you are because they are in the same town as you but by buying your dress in a different town you’d be opening yourself to different shops. Try not to go to the same shops as the ones you have in your town though because  they will most likely have the same stock in their different outlets.

6. Your dream dress doesn’t have to be a dress

Another myth is that you have to wear a dress to prom, which again is wrong. There are no rules to prom dressing, if you want to wear a suit, a skirt, girl you better work.

 

Wear what makes you look good and what makes you feel comfortable.

I hope these tips help you find your dream dress and I also hope you have the best time at prom, and remember girl you do NOT need a prom date to have a lit time.

Don’t do anything Jesus won’t like 😉

Have a blessed week,

Lots of love,

Gedo xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 times your Nigerian parents made you want to move to the other side of the world.

Hey boos,

How was your weekend? How was your day?

You made it though, today is Wednesday and tomorrow is Thursday, already through the week!

Today I am doing a collaboration with Nigeria’s very own DammyDays, she’s doing another  video on Nigerian parents, definitely go and watch, like and comment and definitely don’t forget to subscribe. She’s amazing, she’s stunning, her hair is amazing, her makeup is amazing, there’s something for everyone so go and subscribe (Dammydays)

So moving on, I love Nigerian parents, they are so funny and so extra and I would not want any other type of parent raising me, but like all parents they can be a bit too much, Nigerian parents are a special breed of their own. Here are 5 things that they do that will make you tear your hair out.

  1. They somehow always call you to do something when you’re already preoccupied 

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I have never felt the emotions the way I do when this happens, I don’t even know how to start crying. It’s worse when you’ve just started doing and you’re deeply engrossed in what you’re doing and then they call on you, it’s just so painful.

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2. When you confide in them and they use that same thing against you. 

Oh, my chwest. 

This used to hurt me on a deep level. How am I going to tell you something as a friend, we have fun and laugh about it and then because things have turned a little bit sour, you’re throwing it back in my face again? But why?
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3. When you forget to cover the pot and she draws up this story about how you just want to disobey her and don’t respect her

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Nigerian parents have the quickest brains because it is only someone with the quickest brain that can come up with that kind of story in such a short amount of time, I mean really, how do they do it.
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4. When they don’t understand that sometimes you don’t want to hang out at home.

                                                                        “Must you go out”

OKAY but are there chicken nuggets, burgers, a wide selection of clothes at my finger tips at home?

Sometimes Nigerian parents just don’t understand that there is more to life than staying at home. Man is just trying to hang out with friends outside the walls that is my home.

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5. When they won’t let go of the one wrong you did. 

                                                                     Has it not do-d? 

Okay so you broke the plate, your mom scolds you, it’s fine because it is your fault, instead of paying attention, you were on your phone but then 3 hours later she’s still lecturing you. Are you not tired?

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Again, I love Nigerian parents with all my heart and soul and I love my parents with everything in me. I hope you enjoyed this post, like, comment and follow me.

Have a blessed day,

Lots of love,

Gedo xx

5 Ways to introduce Ankara into your closet

Hey boos,

How have you been? It has been a while since I last posted, I have just been struggling with what to post, I just haven’t found the inspiration but this one came to me whilst I was re-reading my spring fashion post (Spring).

Ankara is a type of fabric, it is a 100% cotton with bright prints, it is primarily worn by Africans. Here is a link that goes into depth on ankara

Ankara is usually sewn into extravagant styles worn to places likes church but today I want to show you ways you can incorporate Ankara into your wardrobe whilst looking cute and casual.

  1. Ankara blouses

The trend right now, a trend that I love, are off shoulder Ankara blouses. Paired with jeans and either flats or heels, this outfit can be simple, casual and stylish yet can be dressed up by adding a statement piece.

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2.  Ankara bags

Accessories are one of the easiest ways to incorporate new designs and colours into one’s closet. Ankara bags are not only cute and stylish, they also come in many designs and patterns making sure there is something for everybody.

Not only that Ankara bags have many colours so you can wear it with almost anything in your closet. It’s a complete win situation.

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3. Ankara dungarees

Who doesn’t love a good pair of dungarees? Again this is something that can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the look that you are going for.

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4. Ankara culottes

At this point, you should already know about my unexplainable love for culottes considering I try to find a way to weave it into almost every fashion article I write. I don’t think I even need to try and convince you about this, I think these pictures say it all.

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5. Ankara head bands

I feel like the head band is probably one of the most underestimated accessory in fashion. They are so useful, can’t be bothered with doing your edges? throw on a headband, want to put your hair in a pony tail but don’t want it looking clumsy? Throw on a headband.

Ankara headbands are a great way to add Ankara into your closet if you want something that’s not too bold.

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I hope this has given you another idea on what to do with that Ankara fabric you have lying around in your house or how to wear Ankara in your day to day life.

Have a blessed week,

Lots of love,

Gedo xx