Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Presenting Shuttr, the brand new app from 234 digital. If you like to take pictures and vids and send it to friends, then this is for you, if you like snapchat but hate the screenshot notification, then this is for you .…oh and it’s totally free.
So get on up to apples App Store and download shuttr now. Let’s revolutionize fun.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Have A Great Day

Instead of worrying about having a good life. Let's focus on having a great day...5 of those would make a good week...4 of those would make a great month...12 of those would make a great year and a couple more of those would make a great life.  

  • Appreciate the little things in life
  • Know that God has a plan for you life.
  • Plan and speak life to each day
  • Make little goals for each day and accomplish them. It could be doing laundry, reading, studying for 2 hours, or working out for 20 mins.
  • Don't sweat the small stuff, remember that hard time you had and how it seemed so big then and now its seriously nothing. You're an over-comer...rejoice.
  • Count your blessings.
  • Smile....just smile....yeah, i see you, come on move that lip...oh oh up its moving...awww, look how pretty you look...you're so pretty when you smile. :)
  • In every set back, there's a set up. In our toughest times you have to employ patience to receive your set-up. Setbacks are not the final sentence. God has knowledge we don't have..what we think is a set back would be a set up.
  • The rest of your life will end up being the best of our life.
  • God's love will lift you up.

Random Fact: Lagos in the 1800's

pic courtesy of mamalette.com 
If you’re Nigerian (specifically Yoruba) and your last name ends with Davies, Savage, Macaulay, Shitta Bey, Cole, Leigh, George, Turner, Taylor, Brown, Lumpkin, Haastrup, Wilson, Peters, Coker, Duncan, Wright, Priddy, Hamilton, Samuel, Towry-Coker, Williams, Kuti, Benjamin, Thomas, Allen, Crowther, King, Pearse, Philips, Johnson, Morgan, White, Moore, Luke, Helm, Blair, Wilson, Payne and Forsythe, chances are that your ancestors in the 1800’s were wealthy educated merchants from Sierra Leone called Saros that eventually moved and settled in Lagos.
They were also very prominent members of Lagos society, helping to shape Lagos in religion, business, social, political and economical construct. These very prominent families were culturally different from the native Lagosians that the indigenous people referred to them as “Englishmen” (mainly because they were highly educated by Europeans and their financial status. Also, they neither experienced foreign slavery nor were they required to purchase their freedom). Because they couldn’t assimilate with native Lagosians, Oba Akintoye allotted the oke olowogbowo, yaba and Ebute meta district to daddy savage, the leader of the Sierra Leonians (he was responsible for distributing land to individual saro families). “The Saros also emerged as a dominant commercial group in Lagos. Having developed a migratory forte, they had an edge as travelers who were able to go into the interiors to meet directly with various commodity producers and traders. They were the pioneer Southern Nigerian traders in Kola, a cash crop that later emerged as a viable and important export commodity for the Western region in the early twentieth century. The Saros introduced the crop which was bought from Hausa traders across the River Niger into Southern Nigeria agriculture. The first Kola farm and the dominant trader in Kola, Mohammed Shitta Bey, were orchestrated by Saros. They also did not drop their yearning for western education as they dominated the ranks of professions open to Africans. They were lawyers, doctors, and civil servants.” (wikipedia).
So, do you recognize any last names? I know i do (Haastrup)…If you happen to have any of those last name as a Nigerian, then congratulations, you now know what your ancestors accomplished in the 1800s. And oh, you might be Yoruba but your ancestors are originally from Sierra Leone…oya clap for yourself, lol *pa pa papapa pa*
Ps: Saro Krios were actually enslaved then freed at Freetown,SL then spread through W Africa mainly. There were different sets. Prior to that they were mainly of Nigerian & Congolese origin. The names are essentially “slave names” or names given by British French German Portuguese Merchants & Missioaries whom they were apprenticed to.(thanks for Halfmoonpart for the additional information).


...did we just completely forget about 2013 on this blog???? *scratches head*....woahhhhh I think we did.


I guess I'm just going to spam some of my tumblr post here for a moment and then get back on my blog track because i am super duper due for a mind vomit....total mind barf. 

Does anyone still read this.....I think this blog is somewhere in limbo....ah!!! oh my!!!.

*Prodigal daughter's home daddy*

One thing hasn't changed though....my over use of the "..." key... oh well.

happy new year. 2014 would be a great year, but only if you make it so...so get to making it great.

Much love and success

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Standing for Malala

“My role and struggle is beyond personal fame and achievement. I will be happy when every girl in this land gets formal education. I will not sit with ease until all my girls receive education and learn their rights,”  Malala Yousafzai
Malala, just 14 was shot in the head in an assassination attempt by taliban gunmen and has been in critical condition since the 9th of October. Gunned down because she actively seeks freedom of education for girls in the swat valley, in Pakistan. My thoughts and prayers goes out to her and her family. This is not the end but the beginning, your future is bright…and you would live to see another day. 

It's news like this that makes you appreciate where you are and those little things we take for granted.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Domestic Violence...

Unfortunately, some people believe that the issue of domestic violence should be handled within the confines of the home and not be spoken about like its a taboo...you know, turn a blind eye to it because e no concern you. Such sad sentiments is what kills us, especially Africans. 50% of women in Nigeria have been battered by their husbands - 65% of these women are educated while 55% are uneducated (you would think the reverse would be the case). A staggering 92.7% of these cases are NOT reported to the police. And anyone who has ever lived in Nigeria might understand why - in fact the cases of domestic abuse is almost "normal" that most people don't see it fit to report or are afraid to due to the fact that the law doesn't generally protect them or have protection against such cases, they get blamed for it (like it was deserved or she's been vindictive), beliefs, loss of matrimonial home, loss of financial security, fear of starting over or change, etc.
Sadly, there are only 4 states that have legislation against crimes of these kind of abuse... legislation that are not fairly implemented sometimes. Ever so often we begin to hear more and more stories on blogs about women (and in some cases men) being murdered by their significant other. One might think these stories are rather new, but might i also add that it has been a general trend for as long as my 26 years can recall...the only thing that makes it different this time around is the advancement in technology/social media, thereby making news travel faster and what not.
Fortunately, a very few brave victims are able to speak out...share their stories and seek help in hopes that it creates awareness and calls the attention of the society to not sleep or turn a blind eye on this issue. So when i see videos like this, i am more than enthusiastic to share and post, because we can't continue to be quiet, we cant continue to wait until the woman is dead or psychologically damaged, we need to stand up against domestic violence. Period!!!

sources: thisday and youtube