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A review of ‘Walking On Eggshells’ on bellanaija.com. 


I recently requested that my book, ‘Walking On Eggshells’ should be reviewed by the folks at Okada Books for the Literally What’s Hot column on bellanaija.com, one of Nigeria’s most popular websites.

You can read the review here.

Aside from misspelling my name somewhere and me disagreeing with a point or two, I enjoyed the honesty of the review. Please read the review and buy the book as well so you can form your own opinions!
Thank you.
Ivie.

InspiredByGlory #BeBoldForChange International Women’s Day Campaign.

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I am bold simply because I have to be bold. Writing gives me the courage not only to share thoughts which I hope readers will enjoy; it also makes me a more creative, disciplined and happy woman.

Hey, Everyone!

 

I know that International Women’s Day has come and gone, but I just had to share this post!

 

The folks at Inspiredbyglory.com were kind enough to feature me along with other women in their celebration of International Women’s Day. We were asked to say a few words about what makes us bold for change.

 

You can read the responses of the other women who were featured in the campaign here.

 

Happy reading!

 

Ivie.

 

Family: Different Shapes, Same Values.

 

Hey, Everyone!

 

I recently wrote a post for The Naked Convos about what family means to me.

 

You can read it over here.

 

Please don’t forget to share, like and leave your comments after reading.

 

Thank you!

 

P.S I am working on something which I hope to share with you very soon!

 

Ivie.

Talking About Pap Smears: An Article For Thenakedconvos.com

Hey, Everyone!

 

Who here has done a Pap Smear? (I need to stop rhyming for no reason).

 

I wrote an article about my (awkward) experience getting one done which I sent to thenakedconvos.com. They were kind enough to publish it on their website-you can read it here!

 

Please don’t forget to leave your comments and share after reading.

 

Thank you.

 

Ivie.

10 Life Lessons I’ve Learned From Blogging.

Hey, everyone!

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Writing on classicallyivy.com for a year makes me feel like an old lady who shares unsolicited advice about blogging and writing with anyone who would care to listen!

On a serious note, I recently shared the lessons which I have learned from blogging with the good people at inspiredbyglory.com.

You can read my article for the here: ’10 Life Lessons I’ve Learned From Blogging’.

Please read, share and leave your comments!

Thank you.

Ivie.

AN UNSERIOUS GUIDE FOR USING YOUR CANDY CRUSH SKILLS IN YOUR DATING LIFE.

 

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I’ve spent 2 years on this game…

 

Hey, everyone!

 

Do you play Candy Crush?

 

Do you feel like you have wasted your life on this game with nothing to show for it?

 

Say no more!

 

I wrote an article on the Genevieve Magazine Nigeria which could be helpful (or unhelpful) to you: An unserious guide for using your Candy Crush skills in your dating life.

 

Please don’t forget to leave your comments and share after reading.

 

Thanks!

 

Ivie.

 

Ivie Eke: #BlackLivesMatter – A Nigerian’s Perspective

Hey, everyone!

I recently wrote an article for The Coven, a blog run by the writer, Sarah Waldron. In the article (#BlackLivesMatter-A Nigerian’s perspective), I discuss how we Nigerians-and the rest of the world-can make an effort to understand the issues at stake so that we can be better allies to Black Americans.

Happy reading!

Ivie.

The Coven

How can one be an ally to distant relatives who are experiencing heart-breaking trauma? Nigerians who live in Nigeria have, like the rest of the world, borne witness to the recent surge of the killing of Black Americans by their police force. In this article, I talk about what being Black in America means to Nigerians, why it is difficult to fully empathise with their current plight, and how we Nigerians (and the rest of the world) could be better allies to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Blacks In America: So Close, But So Far Away

As a Nigerian, I have always been fascinated by the United States of America. Growing up in Lagos in the 1980s and 1990s, I watched a lot of television and the programs which were broadcast the most were from the BBC and American television networks. Black American TV shows, such as The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince…

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3 Birthday Phases I Have Passed Through In My Life.

 

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Hey, everyone!

 

How do you feel when your birthday approaches: excited? terrified? or indifferent?

 

I recently wrote a piece for the Genevieve Magazine Nigeria website about 3 birthday phases I have passed through in my life.

 

Kindly click on the link above to read the article.

 

What birthday phases have you passed through?

 

Ivie.

The Five Ps for Publishing On Okada Books!

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Hey, everyone!

I recently wrote an article for okadaplugs.com, about my experience using their app (Okada Books) to self-publish my poetry collection.

I believe that the tips I listed would apply to anyone who wants to go down the self-publishing route, irrespective of what platform you decide to use.

I also talked about dealing with self-doubt as a writer, and the best ways you can use to tell people about your EBook.

You can read the article here: The Five Ps For Publishing On Okada Books.

Please do not forget to share these tips with your social media followers.

 

Happy reading!

Ivie.

My 3 Social Media Rules!

Hey, everyone!

What are your social media rules? I wrote an article about mine for Genevieve Magazine Nigeria which  you can read here.

One of my rules is that if I do not like a YouTube video, I just close the page, instead of ‘disliking’ it or leaving nasty comments.
Please share your rules for using social media in the comments section!
Ivie.