Monday, 4 September 2017

As teenagers a lot of people had diaries that we recorded everything that was going on. I was one of those religious diary fillers. Sometimes I go over my old diaries and I laugh so much because it brings back alot of nostalgia.

As a radio presenter and an entrepreneur, i have a very packed and busy schedule. Add that to living in a hectic society like Nigeria and you have all the content you need for a movie! I decided it was time to document my daily activities, hopefully not just for entertainment but also to share my joys and my struggles, hoping that it could inspire someone, somewhere somehow.

I have to say - it is a massive challenge to balance all aspects of life - work, family, spiritual, society, relationships, finances....and much more. There will be alot of laughter, there will be some tears - It's my life.

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Sunday, 30 July 2017

Almost 2 years ago, a very close friend did something that really hurt me. I was hurt so deeply because I trusted him so much. He was almost like my brother. And I had known him almost my entire life. I was so hurt and I felt like I could never forgive him. Now there had been times he had annoyed me over the years and I really should have said something to him. But I just always bottled it up and the major incident was like the final straw.

I had so many unresolved issues with him and when it happened the last time, I knew I had had enough. I truly can't remember ever being so mad at someone in my life and saying some of the really mean things I did. But I was hurt and upset and I told him I would never speak with him again. I basically cussed him out for hours and he remained so calm, and that infuriated me even more.

After the blowout, I blocked him from all my phones and social media because I was convinced I was never going to see or speak with him again. Now I may have been very angry and maybe overreacted a bit, but I was well justified, because what he did was totally wrong. I saw him once after the big blowout while I was out with friends he said a hello, and I sorta gave a cold hi cos hey, we were in public.

And then last night, I had a dream about my friend. And when I woke up I realised he was my really good friend and I had kind of missed him. So I decided to text him or ring him and then I realised I didn't have his numbers anymore and he'd been blocked anyways. So I struggled around Facebook, figured out how to unblock a friend and then sent him a message.

He responded immediately and we had a few lines of saying hello, how are you and then me teasing him about having the same profile picture for decades. He gave me his number and I called him up. We spoke for a bit, there was some laughter and then some seriousness and trying to figure out why what happened did and all......

I realised I had no trace of anger in me when I spoke with him. I was mad at him for a while almost 2 years ago. So why the heck had I carried on with some non-existent anger for so long?

I don't think our friendship will ever go back to the way it was, but the important thing is I feel a lot of relief knowing I'm not mad at him anymore and we are "cool". And if we ever bump into each other or speak again on the phone, there will be no awkwardness. He was a pretty solid friend till his mistake.

I have not written in a few months. But somehow after this conversation, I was suddenly inspired to write, thanks to the emotions of the reconciliation. It definitely did something good to me.

PS: I just discovered today is International Friendship Day. Right after my make up conversation with him. Seems like the universe was definitely speaking to me ~ to reconcile with my friend whom I call " Eagle".

 It is quite scary to imagine that the last conversation you could have with a friend or loved one might be an angry one.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

I love wraps and I will eat anything in a wrap. It's my guilty pleasure.
I wanted to make brekkie for my brother and I, and decided it would Be a fun idea to make it a different way.
You should try this - not only is it amazing, but it's fun and you can add your own filling. Plus it saves a lot of money too 😊

1. eggs x3
2. Sausages x4
3. Avocado, half a regular size
4. Cheese (cheddar - I sliced thinly myself)
5. Pita bread (store bought - you can make his yourself)
6. Stir fried veg - tomatoes, green & yellow bell peppers, onions, 1 scotch bonnet pepper)
7. Potatoes ( 2 medium sized)
7. Mayo

1. Fry the sausages and set aside. Slice into chunks after it cools a bit.
2. Dice the veg and fry with some butter (not margarine - real butter)  add very little salt. Set aside
3. Scramble your eggs ( you could add cream to it)
4. Dice potatoes into cubs and fry.

Assembling the Wrap - the best part 😊
1. Put your wraps in a dry pan over low heat for about. 20 - 30 seconds on each side. Do not exceed this as it will become too crisp and won't fold over. You could also hold each wrap with tongs and put over an open flame on your cooker.
2. Lather your pita bread with some mayo and start assembling.
3. Spread your veg mix first at one side of the bread,  then layer with sausages, 0potatoes and scrambled eggs in hat order. Add the cheese slices and slices of avocado.
4. Now roll the pita bread close.
5. Set on a dish and slice in two to make it easier to handle. You could add barbecue sauce, ketchup, or sweet chilli sauce if you wish - I didn't 😊 Don't worry about the contents falling out of the wrap or juices running down, tastes better that way
6. Time to eat. If you have any wraps left over, wrap in foil and save for later.

I had 4 wraps using the ingredients above, so it's yummy.
The amazing hing about this dish is you can use anything for your filling! Be adventurous.
And share your variations 😊

Friday, 27 January 2017

Hey guys!

The BBA Podcast is back with Big Brother Naija.
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Wednesday, 7 December 2016


So I'm a huge fan of the keto lifestyle. I've been on and off it for a while now. It basically is a Low carb, high fat lifestyle. That means no rice, potatoes, yams, garri etc while you eat a lot of healthy fats like coconut oil,  butter (not margarine) real butters like Kerrygold, Lurpark, Presidente etc.

I love cooking so I enjoy the process of trying out new things. I've always craved these breakfast muffins but never really gotten round to making them. So this morning I decided I was going to make them and I have to admit they were absolutely amazing. I had 3 and I can't wait to have them for  breakfast tomorrow.

5 eggs
Full cream
Seasoning ( I used a brand called Adobo & dry pepper)
Pork sausage
Spring onion, onion, green pepper, yellow pepper
Half a tomatoe

1. Fry the bacon and then brown the pork sausage and mash. Chop the bacon into little pieces. Set aside
2. Stir fry the vegetables (these Vegas actually have carbs in them so use as little as possible)
3. Stir fry the spinach too.
4. Combine all above
5. Whisk the eggs together and add to the sausage/veg/bacon mixture
6. Add some cream and grate some cheese in there.
7. get your muffin tray and put the mixture in.
8. Dice your tomatoes in little cubes and place one in each tray. You could also use whole cherry tomatoes but they are solo expensive.
9. Oven should be preheated, bake at 170 degrees for about 20 - 30 mins.

Serve as desired. Store by putting in a ziplock bag and keeping in the fridge.

It tasted amazing - pop them into the microwave whenever you want to have them.
Total carb content of the entire batch - less than 6g. For each muffin 6g 0.5g carb. The beautiful thing about this is you could probably try with different veggies - cabbages, cauliflower, zucchini etc.

PS: a cup of garri contains about 75g of carbohydrate lool!

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Hey guys,

In this episode, Zibby talks about legendary Nigerian activist and educator, Mrs Olufunmilayo Ransome Kuti.  A Lenin Peace Prize winner, she was the mother of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. Mrs Kuti was the first Nigerian fermale to drive a car, and was a prominent activist who was part of the group who negotiated for Nigeria's independence. She fought for Nigerian women to have the riht to vote and forced a king to abdicate his throne due to excessive taxing of women.                             Nigerian Footballer Kanu Nwankwo and his achievements are discussed. Kanu is the most decorated African Footballer of all time. The Kanu Heart Foundation has given a new lease on life to thoudands all over Africa. The Kanu Nwankwo Soccer Academy in Canada is also letting young people live out their dreams and building them up or a career in football.                                                                       

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Sunday, 30 October 2016

Hello everyone,

In this episode, Zibby talks about Nigerians making giant strides in areas as diverse as medicine and IT, as well as charity work. Tom Ilube, was this past week listed as the most influential black man in the UK. Nigerian doctor in the US, Dr A perfformed ground breaking surgery delivering a baby twice. It's coronation month in the ancient city of Benin, as we delve into the Benin Kingdom.  Let's see how well our contestant this week, Radio Show Host KO does :)

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Friday, 28 October 2016

So there's been a lot of speculation about why Beyoncé will not be seen with Kim, and why their kids will never have a play date. So after a lot of research, I drew up a list of the reasons why.

1. She finds it hard to forget Kim's rise to fame - that famous tape. ( It's okay- we can't either)

2.  She finds the Kardashian clan depraved and without morals (I mean they were pleased to allow an under aged child (Kyle) date a full grown man - child ( Tyga)

3. She is not letting her man (Jay Z) hang out with known man stealers. Just ask Chyna, Amber and Lamar's ex wife.

4. She doesn't want Blue To have a distorted image of beauty.

5. She is a famously private person and doesn't need to unknowingly make an appearance on their reality TV shows.

6. She is still reeling from Kanye attacking a very young Taylor Swift - making her look really bad. (We know how much Bee loves her image)

7. She is worried about her conversations with the Karadshian-Wests being leaked onto social media. (Poor Taylor Swift- again)

8. She remembers how Kim put up controversial posts after an awards show, which led to John Legend apologising and issuing a disclaimer.

9. She is worried that when Kanye runs out of people to attack, he will turn to her family. ( Bee was right, it's happening now - Kanye attacking Jay on stage)

10. She is worried about the paparazzi craze and sensitive security info being leaked ( It's happened - the Paris heist)

Okay we said 10 but there are a lot more

11. She and Jay both know Kanye is obsessed with her - you know how obsession could potentially lead to serious crimes like stalking and even murder.

12.  She's not about to let her mama- given curves be tainted by Kim's doctor mounded curves.

13. She really can't remember what Kim does for a living. After all these years, it might be awkward to ask.

14. She doesn't want to see random videos of Blue on snapchat.

15. She knows Solange can't stand Kim, she can't risk another elevator bout.

16. Her man Jay is from the street. He can't trust Kanye who ditched Damon Dash in 5 seconds. ( that's fine, we wouldn't trust him too)

17. Did we mention the tape? Okay that's worth at least 3 reasons.

18. The tape

19. The tape

20. She can't stand how Kim looks like she is about to drool when she talks. Eeeeew! ( We hate it too)

Okay the final Straw - Did Kanye really crop Beyonce's soulmate Solange out of a picture only so Kim could be in it? Uh, Heeeel Nooo!

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