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REMA’S DILEMMA

‘Snap out of it! You barely know this man and now that’s all you can think about. Girl you need to relax, you don’t really need a man anyway, he will distract you from your work. Remember what happened with…’ She shook her head trying not to take her mind back to those memories. She…


HOW TO BUILD YOUR SELF ESTEEM IN 5 EASY STEPS

Life is, weirdly, full of contradictions. Growing up we all wanted to matter. We all wanted to be someone but life happened and how many of us are actually living our dreams? Most of us have found a way to make the most of what life handed us (make our lemonade out of lemons cliché)….


THE ONES THAT BROKE ME

This story starts here… I wanted to follow her, it felt all the most safer and better than being in the dingy hallway I was lying in. I had no strength but above all I was afraid, her name sounded familiar but I was not sure I would be safe. They say you are better…


5 EFFECTS OF HEARTBREAK YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT

You could die from a heartbreak! Heartbreak is the actual ghetto, I know you know it too. We have become so guarded as people because we do not want to go through it. Our walls are all the way up and trust is nowhere to be found. Quite frankly we are justified for this because…


UNTIL IT HAPPENS TO YOU CHAPTER 4

My sister went away for the weekend and I was home alone. She suggested I invite X over for the weekend so I don’t get bored. I thought that was a dope plan, might as well meet this man, right? So I invited him and he agreed to come over. This man ditched work so…


HOW TO CLAIM BACK YOUR FREEDOM

WHERE IS MY FREEDOM? Freedom is in accepting yourself for who you are and selecting the social norms of the collective that you truly agree with without compromising your own. It is a tragedy when I see young people that for instance wanted to go a certain career path choose a different one because of…


ARE YOU DATING FOR LOVE OR GAIN

I am embarrassed to have to state that most romantic relationships are merely reduced to an exchange of sex and money and, of course, other things in between; things that include wanting to be socially accepted, wanting to feel self-assured, or just being bored, inter-alia. Almost all, if-not-all, of us indulge in relationships with a…


2 REASONS WHY YOU LOST YOUR FREEDOM

We are born into conformity, and a reasonable level of conformity allows us to understand each other. For instance, conforming to the same vocabulary creates language. If each person had their own vocabulary no one would understand the other. Thus conformity when applied to certain aspects of life serves. Today, however, I want to talk…


HOW TO REBUILD YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR EX

I can already hear the grunting and the high toned question, ‘why would I want to go back to my ex?’ Quick reality check, we do this all the time but want to act like we are gurus at shutting doors during the people. Cut the act, the heart wants what it wants. So let’s…


A LETTER TO AFROBLOGGERS

Dear AfroBloggers Firstly I would like to say, well done for the work you have put in as a platform. I have learnt quite a few things from you and I would be foolish not to thank you, so thank you so much! You are loved! Love is honest they say. Listen, these topics were…


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