Similar But Different

My twin sister is mischievous. I put up with her – I mean – she is my twin and my best friend, so I kind of have to. But sometimes, she exasperates me. Like now. What she is explaining to me right now is beyond ridiculous. I was enjoying a quiet nap when she barged into the room, waking […]

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It’s Okay Not To Have It Together

Towards the end of last year or was it the year before, a particular lady trended on Twitter in Nigeria because she made a thread talking about how she wished she knew early on not to get married and give birth. According to her, she had a problem settling into her married life because she […]

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“Female Bosses Are Wicked”

“I don’t want to have a female boss” “Female bosses are wicked.” You have probably heard this said a number of times or even said it yourself. When I was a lot younger and I would say, ignorant, I believed this too, even without having a female boss. You know how stereotypes are cemented into […]

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Life Lessons I Learned in 2019

2019 has come to an end and just like everybody else, I experienced it all. I laughed, I cried. I had the ups and downs. I had cause for celebration and otherwise. I had victories and I also failed. I made great decisions and I made mistakes. I am grateful for the great times this […]

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Can I be Independent in Peace?

No man is an island; I believe this and I agree with it. To me, that means we all need each other. In fact, one of my best songs to describe the situation, would be this song we sang in my fellowship in Secondary School. Part of the lyrics says, “You are important to me, I […]

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Main Chick Vs Side Chick

  • by Ayandola Ayanleke
  • Mar 22, 2019
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“He loves you, that’s why he is cheating behind your back and not to your face.” “No matter what he does, he will still come back to me.” “I am the main chick, the one he comes back home to. The side chicks are just lewd women he sleeps with.” How many times have we […]

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Catch Them Young

Not too long ago, an image of a tweet went viral on my timeline on Facebook. I was so impressed by the girl described in the tweet that I had to share the image as well. The tweet was from a woman who said she was having a talk with little children and she asked them […]

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For the Love of Travelling Around the World

For many years, since I could remember, I have had two dreams. I mean I have other dreams … I am what you call a big dreamer … both day and night. But the two that have remained constant is travelling the world and owning my dream house. For the house, I have practically every detail […]

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The Question of Slay Queens

Social media has brought about many concepts and popularised many words. In recent times, one of those words or term, in this case because it is two words is, slay queen. At first, for me, I assumed the term was for a lady that dresses well, takes time to care about how she looks and […]

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Beyond Limits

She was graduating as the best student in her university and she was dyslexic. As if that was not ironic enough, she had grown up in a core village and therefore attended the public primary school in her village with its dilapidated building and substandard teachers. Her only parent had been her old grandmother, after […]

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