Thursday, 4 May 2017

Still on Banky W and Adesua Etomi...

It took Banky W and Adesua Etomi's Engagement announcement to bring me out of my blogging hiatus, I love LOVE!
I have been looking at this picture, and in my head I am like 'we have already married you guys off 'Banky should just go an pay our people the bride price' Notice how I am famzing and calling Adesua's family 'OUR PEOPLE' , I have been doing that since I heard she is Ishan like moi.
Been so excited for this couple and I mentally made a checklist of the many reasons why this new 'Power Couple' almost broke the Nigerian internet space yesterday:

  • Cuteness   checkbox,full
  • Popularity checkbox,full
  • Star powercheckbox,full
  • Ability to keep their private life off social media checkbox,fullcheckbox,fullcheckbox,fullcheckbox,full
I could not help putting the several checks on the privacy bit. In this day of social media, too many people tell us more than we need to know. I DO NOT want to know how many times you take a crap, how many people you have slept with, how your 'uncle' dashed you money and every new acquisition you have. I may read it, but I really DO NOT need to know.
Over the years, we have realised that many people have their 'virtual life' , where it is all about showing off supposed wealth and happiness,  then their 'real life' where they are secretly depressed and broke.
I wonder how this all started. Why do we care so much about what strangers think about us? As much as we would like to promote our brand and stay relevant for career and business purposes in some cases, Why are we obsessed with the desire to tell people how well we are doing? 
People paint so much falsehood on social media, that they begin to believe their own lies! Like the actress who claimed some American celebrity's dogs were hers on social media, who cares if she owned a dog or not? what was the relevance of such falsehood?
I like social media, I find it very informative and entertaining, but I love my privacy even more and for that reason Banky W and the beautiful Adesua Etomi are my new Couple Crush.
I wish them a great marriage ahead, may their relationship continually be theirs and not the general public's. God bless you two lovebirds.

Thursday, 5 January 2017


I get Butterflies in my stomach listening to this beautiful ballad by Omawumi. Amazing! Very powerful song.

Friday, 13 November 2015

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Monday, 14 September 2015

The Little Heartbreaker

New mums/First time mums are simply impossible. Some might even say their endless baby rant is annoying. Lol
How many first time mums do you know that are guilty of one or ALL of the under listed:
  1. Simple 'how is your baby?' and they actually start giving you the gist of every single thing the kids does (or they think the kid did)
  2. Their answer to your casual 'Little Danny must be so grown' , and she whips out the ever ready camera/phone and shows you pics and videos
  3. 'Has baby started crawling?' She narrates how is a genius and has even started walking
  4. She uses words like Lactating, Cruisng, Naptime,Weaning etc
  5. She knows all the baby channels Disney, Jim Jam, Nickelodeon, Disney Junior and can sing all those silly nursery rhymes like she is the Celine Dione of Baby tunes!
  6. She thinks drools are cute!
  7. You asked of her baby on the phone and she gives the 4 month old the phone to 'say hello to aunty'...babies dont talk! she just wants to put the phone in her little mouth!
  8. She hasreplaced her phone 5 times and baby is just a year old...stop giving the baby the phone already!
  9. She is always stylishly thinking her kid is smarter and cuter than every other kid on earth 'Nory, Royalty and Blue Ivy are just popular jare, my kid is cuter' ...who ask you?
  10. If a store does not sell baby stuff, its a useless store
  11. She plans baby's first birthday like it a wedding
  12. She goes to Linda Ikeji's blog to check Charly boy's grand kids, Psquare's kids and some Other celeb kids just to see what they are wearing!
My name is Dianah, I am a first time mum, very guilty of some of the under listed and proudly so!
I look at my little Bubbly D, who is over a year old and I still think the sun rises and sets with him. Don't do much writing about my family, he might be a baby, but his father and I do not want him in social media so this is one of those rare times that I just want to be all mummy and say
 'for those times you broke my iphone screen, wrecked 2 remote controls its okay, mummy isn't super mad about it'
'For those times you fell because you are such a spirited and boisterous little darling, mummy hurts when you do'
To all new mums, your friends might think you are over doing it with all the excitement, na them sabi..nobody can tell you how much love you can show. Be excited , love the feeling, spoil them a little, but don't over do it. Instill values, train them up to be decent, kind, loving and good. Do it for them, do it for you, do it for the society!

Am I that Easy to Forget?

As much we would like to be special and loved by everyone, sad truth is,  NEVER GONNA HAPPEN, so  DEAL WITH IT! What truly hurts though is knowing the people you value most in life, or people you have known for the best part of your life, Family  and friends alike sometime just move on and not look back. No phone calls, mails, sms...zilch! Nada! Makes you wonder and in the words of the great country singer of yore (Lol. yes, I said yore), Skeeter Davis, ask yourself this question “Am I that easy to forget?”
I spent this weekend with one of my dearest friends Nandir, who happened to be in town and typical females that we are, we headed for the salon and did some girl talk, which took us to talking about old friends. Our conversation triggered this piece as we both wondered how some people walk out of our lives and never keep in touch. Mind you, we were not talking about boy/girl relationships, we were talking about childhood friends, colleagues and in some cases family members who probably relocated, got married etc. Sometimes you even fear the worst has happened, maybe they are dead and you just haven’t heard about it!

Friday, 4 September 2015

Re: Help! Cellphones Are Taking Over the World! by Niyi Ajiboye

(In support of Diana's beautiful piece) HERE About seven billion people populated this earth. There are about 6.8 billion phones (don't forget that a typical Nigerian household of 4 might have about 15 active cellphones. Even toddlers, the moment they're able to say "heyo" their next birthday gift is an expensive iPhone which they might drop in golden morn the following morning). Majority of these users are already addicted to cellphones. A few days ago at a phone repairs shop, a woman was complaining loudly of how she'd been in hell since her phone "fell in water". When asked how it happened, she unabashedly confessed that she picked a call while in the shower. Just at a Wedding Reception last Saturday, a well appointed gentleman suddenly stood up and took some incongruous dance steps when it was not even item 7 yet. A woman burst into tears thinking the man had gone coo coo, "ó ma she o, okunrin daada bayi!" Someone suggested that his mother's orogún had cast a spell on him while another authoritatively claimed ants had infiltrated his sòkòtò. But a few of us (also core addicts) knew better - his phone was missing. Cellphones have become indispensable, fastly throwing some traditional traders out of business. Of serious concern are electronic stores, newspaper houses and vendors. Fulani herdsmen no longer need to listen to BBC Hausa on transistor radios in the pasture. Even now, you can watch NTA and AIT on some Chinco phones...and if u can do a cheat code subscription or a cheap clean one, Channel TV, Sky News, and Al Jazeera are there for you to watch live. If you're jobless like me (not necessarily lazy, I've done my bit) you're particularly a candidate for addiction. Can't remember when I last touched either my laptop or desktop computers.

Monday, 31 August 2015

How To Answer 'What's Your Greatest Weakness?' by Liz Ryan

 I found this article on LinkedIn,  and since its a monday morning and I am too busy to write I decided to share the work of my new favourite linkedin writer, Liz Ryan. It made a good and insightful read. I hope you see it too.

Not everyone in the world believes that people walk around with weaknesses, but a lot of Americans sure do! I have talked with CEOs and other executives who insist that we are all flawed and that big chunks of our time and energy should go to correcting our defects.

Personally I think that’s a twisted view. Does Mother  Nature make mistakes? Not as far as I can see!
I think we come down to this planet perfectly equipped to do our work here. Why fix what isn’t broken? People don’t have weaknesses – they only have talents to develop, and new interests to explore!
Take me — I’m meant to be writing, singing, drawing and speaking to groups. I should be doing those things, and coaching and consulting and dreaming up courses and books and coloring books.
I shouldn’t be creating Excel spreadsheets or working on cars. Does that mean I have weaknesses? Are my weaknesses equivalent to all the things I don’t know how to do and don’t care about? That’s going to be a long list! There are millions of things I don’t know how to do and couldn’t care less about.
Why are they my weaknesses? What do those things have to do with me?
The interview question “What’s your greatest weakness?” has been around forever and has not gotten any less offensive over time. It’s none of anyone’s business what your imaginary weaknesses are, and the question has no place in a business conversation — which is what a job interview is.

Here’s how you can answer this brainless and insulting question without feeling like you rolled over and played dead the next day:

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Something to Make you Laff this fine Sunday Morning

‎This is hilarious! My younger brother, Ose just slays us with these crazy photos. Lol
With due respect to Google map though,
Follow the directions and still use common sense! What if there was a bridge and it collapsed? Will you blame Google map for fall into a river?

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Before and After- If You are a Parent, These (Photos)...

If you have kids then you will totally understand the joys and frustrations of these photos. How much you LIFE and LIFESTYLE changes because of the little ones. Hardly anytime with the girls/boys, your date night never happens or when it does you have to interrupt to talk to Nannies/babysitters, your conversations are all baby talk, and now you know all the cartoons on TV, you remember to set the alarm for 'Sofia the first' on Disney Junior! (Guilty as charged) Good bye Rom Com and Crime series.
 Kids are adorable but the work! no be here o!


You Wanna Be Starting Something

I read somewhere recently that  “you will never know if you can walk on water till you step out of the boat”. I find that quote inspiring , and this picture below, which I saw on two friends DP this morning got me thinking about how things always seem so difficult or even  outright impossible when we are looking at it from a certain perspective.

Growing up I was one of those perfect grade kids, I did pretty well at school if I dare say so myself. No! I am not talking like most parents who lie about being tops in class just to encourage their kids to do well at school ( I have my results from kindergarten till Uni as evidence to show my kids!) Despite being a good student,I was always nervous about new subjects and classes.With each  move from one class or grade to the next, I would wonder if I was ever going to understand the new stuff we would have to learn. However, once we settled in, it just became a walk in the park. 
I know my childhood fear of little uncertainties is nothing compared to the stark reality we have to deal with each day, but it does kinda explain how the unknown always unnerves us no matter how little or insignificant it may seem to others. What we have to realize is that you will never know unless you try, you will not know success if you do not take a plunge, try something new, or do something old in a new way.
"You Wanna Be Starting Something"- Michael Jackson