In today's Newsletter, I talk about my experience trying to write for a website, social distancing and coronavirus in Nigeria and some other stuff.There's a lot of rambling; please forgive me. Ivie.
This book... This book is everything I had hoped it would be. Ayoola is a Serial killer, and Korede, her sister spends her time literally cleaning up after her. It is absurd. It is funny. It is intelligent. It is well-written. Readers will finish this book and be happy, wanting to read it again after... Continue Reading →
There are times when being a Nigerian woman is an awesome experience. Step out onto a random street in any part of the country and you will see us in all our glory: well-dressed, in high heels or flats shoes, with carefully styled hair. With the right support system of family, friends and dedicated groups, a Nigerian woman can achieve greatness both... Continue Reading →
I attended secondary school in Lagos, Nigeria in the 1990s. I have chosen to have very selective memories about my time there, so I dwell more on the memories of shared laughter and on the friends I made who I am still in touch with presently. I will not dwell on the cutting of grass,... Continue Reading →
In this month's newsletter, I share some thoughts about the upcoming general elections in Nigeria, and how we as Nigerians constantly set low standards for ourselves. You can read it here. Have a great day. Ivie.
It's Monday morning. You wake up with a smug smile on your face. There is artificial darkness all around you as NEPA has kept the electricity to itself. This fact does not dampen your mood as you had already ironed clothes for the week two days ago. You go to the bathroom and open... Continue Reading →
Hey! I wrote my third book last year at the Library at Yaradua Centre in Abuja. I've had some time to think about my experience using the Library, and I've made a Checklist of requirements. This list includes going with your own bottle of hand sanitizer, and your earphones. Please read the list here. 🙏🏾
As a Writer, I’m happy when people read my work, and even happier when they share my work with their own audience. It’s amazing! However...Nigerian blogs really need lessons on how to do certain things properly. First of all, when you’re setting up your blog, one of the first things you should ask yourself is,... Continue Reading →