Thursday, April 26, 2012

Random Musings

Hello what's up?
Just wanted to say that the business meeting has been canceled and it's being rescheduled. Do bear with us.
Anyways I just decided to let you know how difficult it has been for me to achieve my goals.
First of all I have been fighting laziness, I just don't know what has come over me.
Secondly the almighty PHCN will not give us electricity at all, and when they do it's early hours of the morning.
Thirdly I am so slow. It takes me almost an hour to cut out my pieces.. Oh God I hope I get faster, cos at this rate I may be able to produce one bag in one week.....Sobbing
Anyways I have been able to post on my blog and I am editing my book. So that is a little consolation, if you ask me.
Will sign off now. Do take care and have a lovely day. Please don't forget to pray for Nigeria.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Hello everyone.. How r u?
I hope your weekend was lovely, I had a lovely one myself, even though the electricity situation has become terrible.
Anyways a couple of my friends and I were talking about accountability. We always say there are a lot of things we need to do, for our business, family etc, but we never get to do any of these things. So we decided to be accountable to each other. I have a dear friend on my back now:
I need to produce, two wallets,
Make sure whatever money that comes into my hands, no matter how little, invest it into my little business. Cos if you wait for the millions to before you start your business, it will never come.
I also have to put up at least one blog post for this week, which I just did. loll..
Lastly I will edit at least a chapter of my book.
On Friday my phone rings, checking up on me. I hope I achieve all that I have on my plate...

Anyways do take care of yourself and have a lovely day.

p.s. Please check out lindaikeji'blog,  Thursday, April 19, 2012: "Mortein's theme song for "World malaria day". Lyrics by Cohbams and Omawumi. I must say Omawumi has such a lovely voice.

Invite: Business meeting on Saturday the 28th of April.
Venue: Ice Cream Factory, opposite Law School, Victoria Island.
Time: 2pm.
What's the purpose of the meeting: It's a platform where women in business can come together and share their worries, fears, successes, business ethics etc with fellow women. It's a platform where women can be accountable to each other. Please if interested send me a message @, and I will get back to you.


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Fantastic Friday night

Hello dears.
I had lamented about how boring my life had become... well I went to Mushin yesterday and it was the must beautiful experience I had ever had in a long time. I watched the market unfold before my eyes. It just dawned on me: every time we complain about the government not doing anything?
What have we done for ourselves, our little family, our community to make it better?... (Topic for another day)
Wow yesterday I realized that there a lot of talents in Nigeria, the sad part about it is that these talents are discovered when poverty comes to play. Why can't it be discovered when we are comfortable? ( I guess a little comfortability makes us a little bit lazy). Poverty begets creativity and talent.
So in this Mushin, there were men making shoes, working with leather(Italian, Spanish, faux, fur etc) you name it. LOL the sad part is that I saw all types of designer logo in the market, from Clarks to Manchester united, ( now this news is story for another day). But I must say that their work is fantastic. The new wave of development, money, riches, awareness is going to come from the creative mind. When there isn't any job, creativity kicks in and like the saying say: "man must chop".
I also realized that there are people in this same country of mine who make serious money legitimately. Interesting don't you think?

I leave you guys today to enjoy your weekend and make sure you have a lovely time.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Hi every one.
How was your day? Hope good? Mine was boring.....(gist for another day).
I don't know why, but blogging has become very difficult for me: Not liking it one bit. Topics just slip through my head and I don't know what to blog about. Anyways let me just gist you a little about my boring life.

Finally, I will be going to Mushin tomorrow for a little shopping for my handbag making. I don't know what I will create or make, even though I have been working on getting my own unique designs. Will let you know my progress as I work. I have given myself a target, I hope I achieve it.

Secondly I am also working on the durability of my bags. I noticed that my big bags, which I want to sell for a small fortune (loll), isn't solid. In fact the handle comes off in less than two weeks of regular use, this is not good for business. So I have to work on it. At least a good leather bag should be around for a year without getting bad. Imagine a Louis Vitton bag getting ripped apart, after a short time, or a Channel bag?

Anyways its time to go back to bed. Will let you know how my day went tomorrow.

N/B: Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be" author unknown.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Work Begins

Hello everyone.. What's happening?

For me same old story. Still trying to get on my feet but I am sure will get there soon. I just spotted someone who speaks french, I am shy to go and introduce myself, but let's see how the scene plays out. Will let you know what happened to my supposed new friend.

My greatest complain is the heat in Lagos. It is so hot I can't even begin to describe it. I don't understand how people still wear trouser or skirts suits and walk in this sun. I will throw the suit. loll. Or how mothers can wrap their babies up in layers of blankets.. Do you really want to kill that child?

For those of us who are writers please can you help me get out of re-editing my work over and over again? It's becoming frustrating, I don't know what I can do. Please I need advise...

Anyways do take care of yourself and have a lovely week.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

SOrry, SOrry, SOrry

Hello everyone, I am so sorry I know I have been underground for a very long time. My commitments on line have suffered, a lot.. I can't begin to explain.
Anyways I have learnt one thing though its so tough to follow up on a decision when you have decided on it. It takes determination, understanding, patience and continuity... and I mean this for everything.
As the days go by I will gist you about some of the things that helped slowed me down these past couple of weeks...loll.

Anyways in my off and on reading of recent, I have read a lot stories about women who have been battered by their spouses. The stories are so disheartening that you don't even know where to begin.

My question is this:

Has wife battering become the norm or has it been going on for decades, but women have become more vocal about it?

Whatever it is I speak strongly against men beating up their spouses or girlfriends. Violence of whatever form is very terrible and should be stopped.

Secondly I will like to advocate that women in Nigeria should learn to be their sisters keepers. There are a lot of things happening in the female community that I don't know where to begin. For starters... women have started speaking up against the discrimination they have had to endure from society over the years... Sadly a lot of the oppression women receive in this part of the world are instigated by their fellow women..

Like women that have troubles with their in laws: who are the culprits: usually their mother in laws or their sister is laws..etc..

Women who are harassed about not having male children or who are childless: who are their oppressors? women..

Women who go through hell when their husbands suddenly dies: who are the culprits: women...

Hmmm I ask myself if life as a woman should be tough or a chore? Is life easier on men than women? Would WOMEN have to go through pain or constant battles before society would see them as equals? A lot of questions, very few answers...
For me I constantly stand against female oppression of whatever reason, and will try in my little way to fight against it.

Notez Bien: no offense: to my male followers: I also congratulate the men that allow their women fly and encourage female liberation. Thank you.

I have said enough for one day... definitely coming back with juicy gist, so stay tuned.

Will like to announce the beginning of a little business group started for women, a platform where they can come and share their problems as women in business in Nigeria and get the support they need. Meeting details will be made known to you as soon as possible.

Thank you and have a lovely day.