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A Day In My Life: 8th October 2017

I have wanted a camera for a while now and I guess Mr Abidoye got tired of me talking about it all the time so he got me one for my last birthday. 

The new camera birthed the series ''A Day In My Life''. I will be sharing photos I take from time to time and giving a little background of the day I took them and why I want to share it. 
The photos in this post were taken on Sunday 8th 2017 at Yard 158 and edited by my good friend Tolu who manages Lifegiva website and Lifegiva Radio. We were just happy to be alive and decided to take photos. 
I hope you enjoy following me on my photography journey. 


















Dauntless Conference: 27th August 2017

I wasn't going to attend to Dauntless Conference, but my friend surprised me with a ticket a few hours to the conference and I a very grateful that she did. I was blessed by the testimonies shared by the women and their stories I will carry with me for a long time. 

I took a few photos at the event and they are below. I hope you enjoy them!! 

P.S I am a photographer in training and I still have a long way to go. 


































Letters To My Children II

Dear Children,
I have a long list of things I want you to learn when you get here, like learn to speak Yoruba, French and Spanish, learn to play a musical instrument or two. Love literature, music and art the way I do. I learnt how to play the piano for three years in primary school, I really liked my teacher but sharing practice time with my siblings was annoying.
My piano teacher in secondary school on the other hand was not that great, he told me during  my first lesson that my hands are too small to play the piano because they would not spread out enough, he proceeded to sleep about 10 minutes into the lesson.
I gave up learning to play the  piano after that. I regret taking the man’s words to heart. Recently I have been considering starting my lessons again. I don’t want you to ever think there is nothing you can’t do, I want you to understand that you can break new grounds and do the impossible. I want you to be better than me! But I am managing my expectations, because I understand …

Letter To My 23 Years Old Self By Onomesan Oyo

Dear 23 year old self,
I write with the sincerest apologies that I haven’t given you much to work with. I am exhausted as it is and I do not have the courage to go on. I hope that you will forgive me for giving up but you would soon come to realize as I have that this life is not easy. There are times where I think of leaving it all but I do not have that kind of bravery to take something that didn’t start of my own power in the first place. I hope you would have the courage to live out the dreams that I couldn’t, I want you to know that I tried, I put in work and also completely put my trust in Him that gave me the life. I am truly exhausted with no strength to carry on but I hope that you would be everything that I hoped you would be.
I am trying to make something of my life and I hope that you would continue in the race, a lot of us want to make a positive change in the world, something that would rock the very fabric of our humanity but most of us don’t how, we have the tools but we…

Ore's Playlist August 2017

August was a month of important decisions and for the first time I felt the full effect of Adulthood. What I rest in is the fact that I am not going through the process alone, God is with me always. Psalms 46 vs. 10 “Be Still and Know That I am God” I have seen a good number of posters of this bible text but never committed it to heart until I read the whole chapter, it gave me new meaning on the presence of God in my life and God’s love that I believe we don’t talk about enough. The songs on this playlist for the month have helped me in my journey this month
So let’s get into the playlist;
Shekinah by Forerunner Music, Jaye Thomas and Cory Asbury;
The first time I heard this song was at the first Simple Worship in January, it is a song that invites the presence of God. This has become a Simple Worship stable, after the last Worship session I decided it was time to have the song on my phone and I have listened to it on replay since. It is one of those songs that comes up and you can’t …

Catch RepJ360 live at their first concert "Tanna"

The band RepJ360 are having their first concert tagged "Tanna" - a Yoruba phrase that translates to "turn on the light". The concert is a first from the band and an exclusive event targeted towards lovers of clean music, Rock music or Nigerian alternative music in general. The concert will feature the band performing their original songs as well as several covers. As is the band's ideal, the concert is not a "church concert" but will feature Christian elements, which the band emphasizes is not a religion but simply a way of life. They hope to cause people to shine their metaphoric lights, which the band interprets as showing kindness to a neighbor or being the best you can be, regardless of circumstance.


The concert is happening at No. 2 Mercy Eneli Street, by RCCG Jesus Sanctuary, Masha, Surulere, Lagos. Tickets cost One Thousand Naira only, you can get them online at tinyurl.com/repjtanna or buy them physically direct from the band, simply contact …

Raining Season Reading List By Oluwadamilola Adisa

The rainy season, for me, is reminiscent of newness, a clean but messy space where almost anything is allowed and people are nicer and more sympathetic than usual, well some people. I am reminded of long forgotten rainy afternoons when my sisters and I would run around in the rain before my parents got back, and long, dull rainy days lit up by the exciting narratives of good books. Rainy days are great days for introspection, the kind that heat and sun just won’t let you do. Something about rain falling slows us down, enough to think, to actually live. When it rains, we end up stuck in traffic, stuck in places that we can’t leave, stuck at home, waiting… And these moments of waiting, of pause, are viable moments for reflection, for living, for getting out of the vicious cycle of our thoughts and smelling the fresh, clean air that falling rain brings with it, and maybe thinking new thoughts or letting our minds wander down new paths and terrains.
Here’s a list of good books that will li…

Letters To July II

Dear Muyiwa,
I sat across from you at a fast food restaurant, I had the first bite of my fried rice and declared it horrible and a waste of my money, you said your donuts wasn’t any better. I struggled through my rice while you managed to eat half of your first donut which you quickly washed down with coke. I asked when you started drinking coke, you said you weren’t sure when, but you are trying to stop taking it. How the tables have turned, I remember when I was a ‘coke addict’, I used to smuggle it into campus (hope you remember our campus had a strict policy against caffeine) in old yoghurt drink containers. Every now and again you will bring me a bottle and lecture me on how it was bad for my health. I stopped taking coke about a year ago and now I am the one giving you lectures on the ‘evils of coke’. This makes me think of how different we are from when we first met a few years ago, different yes, but the same people in so many ways. On the day we met we had an argument about th…

The Stark Experience

I came across Bemyoda while interning with Alternative Music Nigeria. What struck me from the very first song I listened to is Bemyoda’s unique sound and the fact that he dares to be different and stay true to sounds that inspire him.  His well-crafted lyrics remind you of life’s conditions which is an inexhaustible topic. The wait for Stark was a very long one but it was worth it. The first single released from the album is ‘’I Told’’ I had the song on replay for days, it reminds me to cast fear aside at my lowest point and instead choose to embrace the light and the truth. The album listening for Stark was over the long Democracy weekend, it was a multimedia experience of photographs and the beautiful songs on the album. My sister Olaoluwa and Bukky, my Lagos partner in crime, went to the album listening at Red Door Gallery in Victoria Island. The gallery is such a beautiful space and the decoration and art pieces transport you to a different place where things are beautiful and sad…

Raining Season Reading List

I don’t enjoy raining season. I hate that my nose and chest don’t function right once the season starts and how this lingers till the dry season. Because of my poor nose and chest, I hardly go out so this leaves me with the burden of entertaining myself. On the plus side I get to binge watch series and read a lot of books.  I love reading and each book takes me on a different journey and they have a way of staying with me long after I am done with the book. The emotions in the books linger and this makes me see the people around me differently understand and appreciate their struggles. I am subscribed to a number of Reading Blogs and they release their ‘’Summer Reading List’’ about the same time the Raining Season starts. But for me it isn’t warm days where I get to go to the beach, I am curled up in bed reading and letting the stories take me on exciting journey. I was making a list of the books I have read in 2017 and I thought why not share my list and get my book-lover friends to sh…