Saturday, September 7, 2013

Beauty For Ashes

He'll give you beauty for ashes....
But who is he?!
That's the million dollar question. 

It's still a pretty quote. 
I like it.

This has not been a great year for blogging, huh? 
I know....
Nobody said life was easy Mehn......
Big girl panties have been activated a long time ago
But e dey bolobolo......Sometimes
I am such a razzoid. 

*Bolobolo.....The things you learn as a kid that never leave you. 
My pidgin english will always be on point. 
Who knows what that means? 

Damnnnn.....It's almost 11yrs since i left Nigeria 
and i have never been back
That is some crazy shit!  
It honestly doesn't feel that long. 
You should have seen me very recently insisting vehemently
 to an Attending that i was Nigerian, 
not African American or Nigerian American. 
He asked me to tell him what made me different. 
In my mind, i was like 'see JAMB question"
Is it by force? I said i'm Nigerian.
But as beggars for letters can't be choosers
I had to tell him WHY
I still think i am Nigerian
Blue passport and all. 
Na wa o!

Alright beautiful people, have a lovely week. 


  1. 11 years?!
    I would do same if in your shoes.
    Our accent is one stand out, from what i gathered.

  2. If you're currently younger than 30, you're probably more American than Nigerian, best Nigerian-American :)

    1. I don't know if i agree with that. You are what you identify as. I've met Nigerians who think i am too westernized and not "really" Nigerian anymore. I think that's crap. As long as i think i am Nigerian and identify as such, that's all that matters.

  3. Somewhere in the middle perhaps. It sucks when both sides don't fully accept you which is the issue with quite a number of emigrants.


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