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Dear African Girl, let’s talk about money

Lifestyle Stories February 11, 2018 3 Comments

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Growing up in Nigeria and in an African household, men and women are raised to think about money and finance different. Men are taught to pursue wealth more aggressively than women are. Men are the head of the home which means they ‘have’ to be the main providers so they were always accustomed to looking for and building wealth to take care of their family.
That’s all well and good, great even.

The only [big] problem is that while men are given all the financial literacy, a lot of women are lagging behind because they’re dependent on their husbands.
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2017 in Review: Lessons from 2017

Lifestyle December 25, 2017 3 Comments

With just a few days left of 2017, I started reflecting on all the highs and lows of the year and it turns out that 2017 has been an incredible year. I have had the craziest and most exciting year of my life with many changes and life lessons.  I decided to write this blog post as a follow up…

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Bye Summer, Hello Autumn + 10 Fun Facts about me

Fashion Lifestyle September 21, 2017 1 Comments

Summer is finally over and that signals the end of pretty summer dresses and endless rooftop cocktails. However, it also means my favourite season has just begun. I am looking forward to layering my outfits, knee-high boots and all the autumn themed coffees I am about to consume. Whenever autumn comes around, it also signals the blast quarter of the year and I usually find myself reflecting on my goals for the year and planning for the next year.

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Healthy Oat Energy Balls

Food July 25, 2017 4 Comments

I love No Bake Energy Balls, they are super easy to make and grab out of the fridge, they travel great and they taste like a treat. What I love the most about them is that you can mix it however you like to suit your taste, but in general, they are made from just a few simple ingredients that you always have on hand. I have been trying a lot of recipes with oats recently because they are high in fibre and keep you fuller for longer and this recipe for healthy oat energy balls is a winner. All the ingredients were mixed together in just a few minutes, and as someone with a sweet tooth, they are a great, healthy snack. read more

5 of the Biggest Mistakes I’ve Made As A Blogger & How You Can Avoid Them

Lifestyle June 27, 2017 10 Comments

Returning to where it all started, I was doing an impromptu shoot with my sister at the location where I shot my first blog post and we were joking about all the bad content we put out when I first began. This conversation got me thinking about all the blogger mistakes I have made and I’m sure many bloggers have made as well. So I decided to put together a list of the 5 biggest mistakes I’ve made as a blogger & how you can avoid them.

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22 Lessons in 22 Years

Lifestyle May 28, 2017 4 Comments

I just turned 22 and it definitely snuck up on me. You never realise how quickly life is moving until your birthday comes around. I’ve lost friends, gained friends, fallen in love and made mistakes, both big and small. For the first time in a long time, I am feeling optimistic about getting older and I am finally embracing all the highs and lows that come with being an adult. I usually don’t look forward to my birthday because my birthday is usually a sad reminder that I am not where I thought I would be at certain points in my life. My biggest fear in life is not achieving everything I want to achieve. However, this year I have decided to embrace my new age and acknowledge the fact that everyone else is still figuring it out.

Here are my 22 lessons in 22 Years:

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Fashion Internships: How to Get Them & Turn It Into a Full Time Job

Fashion Lifestyle Stories Style May 11, 2017 0 Comments

Internships are a funny one, most internships are unpaid and interns are usually overworked. However,  they are also a great opportunity for you to ‘learn’ and also try out different roles for short periods of time. I have heard so many horror stories about internships and how people have been taken advantage of for no pay or very little pay. There are so many issues with fashion internships, but, taking on a few internships early in your career is a great way to gain experience as well as figure out what your interests are.

PROS: Great on your CV | Confidence boost and great for making contacts | Possible paid role at the end if you’re good | Great Learning experience | Little commitment – can always leave if unhappy.

CONS: Full-time job commitments & hours without the pay | Waste of time if the role is not what you expected.  read more