Saturday, February 9, 2013

I am (not) My Hair

It seems i have had dreds or twists for a very long time. There are believe who wonder if i have ever fixed a weave, braided or permed.
The answer to that is, "Yes, of course".

I started out like most children- eager and excited about my first perm and the hot combs. It was always fun. Braiding was torture i was glad to avoid as much as possible but perms i loved.

I loved my hair, but i never really knew what to do with it. And one day when i saw some lady on the road with twists (fake dreds), i asked where she got it done and did that. Then one day i braided my hair and loved the way it looked when i unbraided it but had not combed it. I decided that was fun. I got confused again though when i saw one of the most stylish chicks i have met, Tomi, with an afro. Apparently it was a wig. She lied to me and said she cut her hair completely and started growing it.

She was shocked to see me the next day in school with my hair completely shaven.

And as it grew, i suffered to comb my lovely black kinky hair.
Till i remembered twists. And i spent a whole Sunday twisting the hair. It was torture. But when it was done, it looked great.

Other than when i have cut it from time to time (mainly to protest, to cry or to be free), i have been that way for a very long time.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


I have a picture that has different mugs with different kinds of teas
And so on

It is alnost cheesy but for someone who is a tea addict like myself, it is perfect!

I love tea. I love when it is black and when it has milk. I love it with sugar or with honey. I love it when it is flavoured and when it is plain. I love tea so much that i love agbo when it is hot and dark and in a tea mug.

But what about the other teas in my life?
Do i keep things simple?
I am the queen of complicated/complications/complexi-tea

I love that line in that Lauryn Hill song; "It could all be so simple but you'd rather make it hard"
But instead of it being me singing it for someone, i imagine i am the one they are singing it to.
It could all be so simple but id rather make it hard.

I think my new year resolution for the last four years has been to simplify. And yet

More than three twitter acounts
two facebook accounts
four facebook fanpages
A thousand email addresses
A million job descriptions.

I doubt i could make it all simple even if i wanted to


Monday, February 4, 2013


I love #OneMicNaija shows and this is one of the pictures from a past event. Here, Labi Layori chats with Darey.