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BEEHIVE

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Hey Tribe! I trust you all are enjoying the holiday and finding time to 'relax and calm down'.  Here is a little something for you as you 'relax and calm down'. Enjoy reading our new story  (first romantic story for that matter) 'Beehive'. Remember to always share your thoughts in the comment section. Enjoy the read. ***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***  ***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***  ***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***   *** Sandy and Josh have been seeing each other for two months now. What initially was meant to be a work meeting turned out to be a date night.  Sandy, a top manager in one of the leading multinational companies. Josh was going to be handling supplies for the company and he was scheduled to meet with the manager to finalize his proposal for the supply.  He walked into her office that Tuesday afternoon with his portfolio in his hands and his dreams in his head. The whole atmosphere was filled with the smell of fresh

TO BE OR NOT TO BE...

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Hey Tribe, I hope you are all doing ok. We have a story from one of our tribe members today. RoyaltyFly is a writer who loves to pen down her many life experiences in her journey to healing. Read about her experience below...   To Be or Not To Be...  The past is in your head while the future is in your hand. Getting past the past in your head is the work.  Lately, I have moved on and resolved the past, taken in the lesson, and running with a glorious future. Lessons learned from yesteryear; friends will make you or mar you, pursue healthy, lifting, and spirit filled friendship.  When my marriage was going down in my face, Bobo had robbed me of me. I felt worthless and like the one with the problems and complications. It took me one thought to power back. I felt awful like the evil one but in the darkness, I remembered I have had relationships from way back, friendships from Secondary School, University and they were still intact; growing strong. So if I was that terrible how come I sti

LIFE AND PHASES

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Hey Tribe, It's another Monday again. This could be your Monday Morning Motivation. Allow me to take you on a little journey down memory lane.  So, recently Papa Matana decided to rearrange the house and discard everything I have had tied up under the staircase since forever. He says I keep things that are no longer useful in the house like an old woman. Do you know like those old women who tie up nylon bags inside another nylon bag and inside another? Yeah, that's his description of me but I know It is not true, lol. Back to my story, so he was clearing things out and something, in particular, caught my attention. This particular item is a soothing cream he had bought when I just birthed Tana in 2016 and she had a really bad skin condition. The first thing I did when I saw it was to laugh really hard.  Ok, let me give you a little gist about this particular cream. Remember my NYSC village girl days? Read up the story here . So I happen to be in the company of some wonderful pe

IT'S DEE AGAIN!

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Seme Tribe, it's Dee again! Yes Dee, remember my adventurous Dee? Click to read our story  here Yes, so Dee's call came in on Wednesday night " babes how would you like to spend the weekend attending the Calabar carnival?"  "Sounds nice but who is paying sha?" I asked.  "You worry too much, just say you are in" Dee's voice answered from the other end. "Oya na, count me in" I answered with so much excitement in me. "Just be ready Friday morning and please no funny stories," he said before he hung up. I had since rounded up my NYSC and was now living with my Uncle in Ikoyi and doing a few things while job hunting. So you can safely call me a Lagos small girl and yes, Dee and I were still together in spite of all my village ways. I guess the heart wants who the heart truly wants. Leaving the house wasn't going to be so much a big deal as my Uncle was out of the country with his wife. So Friday morning, Dee was already at my

THE 'ENTANGLE'

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Hey Tribe! So lately I have been feeling off. I had an entangling situation with my neighbor and just managed to get resolve from the entanglement, Iol. The internet went agog with the word "entanglement, Jada, and Will's" situation and couldn't help but use the word.  There was a windstorm and this really massive tree in my property fell and destroyed my neighbor's car and caused some minor damage to his building. He discovered this in the morning, he came right to our door knocked and informed me of the situation. I threw on decent clothing and went out to see the damage and discuss the way forward from this "entanglement" nature brought forth. In the process of our dialogue his daughter, a teen came out, she owns the car. She was carrying a baby of about 3 months old and her boyfriend who lived there was with us. My nose was up in disgust as the Nigerian that I am. My mind left the pressing issue at hand and went into a full judgmental zone. This girl

KNOW THY SELF

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Hey Tribe! Welcome to a new week. This could be your Monday Morning Motivation.   So, I got back from the saloon recently and had the most intriguing conversation with Tana. Me: Tana is my hair beautiful? Tana: Mummy can I have some plantain, please? Like someone whose remote is being controlled somewhere (don't blame me, too much Africa magic) I rushed to the kitchen and in a wink, plantain was ready. Me: (Noticing that my small madam was almost done with her fried plantain) "Tana what do you say about my hair na?"  Tana: It is ok Me: (Becoming uneasy now) "Tana just ok? Say my hair is beautiful jor". Tana: Okkkkk, if you say so then it is beautiful but mummy you know I don't like your hair. I told you only boys cut their hair (we had this conversation earlier when I first cut my hair in October last year)  My first big chop Tana: "Now you put color and I can't see my teacher to tell me the color of your hair" (we are still arguing if my new h

ARI'S GANG

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Hey Tribe!  I am not smiling at all so no pleasantries today. One of the beautiful things about me running this blog is the privilege I get to be able to vent on you all. So, in this period when everyone is trying to be calm and save energy and all, Papa got dolls for the girls during the lockdown. My first reaction was "which one is this one again?" but I decided to rejoice with the children instead and not be a killjoy.  That was how my status quickly changed from being a mother of two to a mother of five. I will explain; my two girls plus Matana's former doll, and the other two dolls papa got for them. So my journey to nanny duties for dolly began, especially with Ari. She made me do pretend to feed, give the doll a bath, and even change the diaper. Don't let me get started on the many times she will dismantle every part of the doll and make me fix it, and repeat the circle over again. To say I am exhausted is an understatement.  Ari sanitizing Tana's old doll

MY MAN MY BABY

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Hey Tribe!  I trust your day is going on well, Mine is too. Thanks for asking. RoyalityFly is at it again. If you haven't met her, click to read her story  here MY MAN MY BABY Can someone tell KieKie I'm a fan?  I love her fashion show and she just started another show  "kiekie unscripted".  On the show, she was talking about things they don't tell you about marriage, lol. I practically rolled on the fall when she said her manly fiance is not so manly, as per the husky manliness was packed at the garage after the wedding. She said if he calls her by a name, alas! a child is born on that day.  It was incredibly funny cause I could so relate. My hubby looking for stuff, "baby I can't find so so". I stand up and open the closet and it's right in front of me, even winking.  "Mr bro how did you miss it"? I ask. The " baby did you see this", "baby did you see that"? "Baby hand me my breath I need to breathe". At

LOST AND FOUND

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This could be your Monday morning motivation but I have a different message today. I kinda have a book review today. So I read the book "Lost and found: Finding hope In detours of life" by Sara Jakes in the month of June.  Read about my "12 books a year" journey  here Like every girl, Sarah Jakes dreamed of a life full of love, laughter, and happy endings. But her dreams changed dramatically when she became pregnant at age thirteen, a reality only compounded by the fact that her father, Bishop T.D. Jakes, was one of the most influential megachurch pastors in the nation. As a teen mom and a high-profile preacher's kid, her road was lonely. She was shunned at school, gossiped about at church. And a few years later, when a fairy-tale marriage ended in a spiral of hurt and rejection, she could have let her pain dictate her future. Instead, she found herself surrounded by a God she'd given up on, crashing headlong with Him into a destiny she'd never dreamed o

MY MARRIAGE STRUGGLE

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Hey Tribe, I trust you all are doing ok. I am fine, thanks for asking. I am just here wondering if the universe wants us to populate the earth more, especially with this very freezing weather + lockdown. #yummymummy loading. This is not my handwriting, please don't come for me. So, I had a chat with my friend who celebrated her one year wedding anniversary over the weekend and she was sharing some hilarious wedding night moments with me; like they were looking for the hole to put the machine gun on their wedding night amongst many others and it was so hilarious. This made me remember all my early days of marriage experiences. No, I didn't have such experiences because I am the king of the jungle *side-eye at you all,  Google is your best friend and teacher please*. 2014 you all! Double click for goodwillšŸ˜‚ I however had other experiences in the very early years and looking back now I am thankful I did because experiences help me build on myself and make me a better version of w

MY MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT

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Hey Tribe! I have one gist for you. Just promise you won't laugh at me. Ok? So, I came across a post online and someone said people should post comments of their most embarrassing moments.  I read lots of comments that made me laugh really hard. There were comments ranging from flying wigs on a motorbike to emergency running stomach In the most awkward places. One very funny comment that caught my attention was from a lady. She wrote that one loverboy who was always at her bus stop whenever she was coming from work but she wouldn't give him a listening ear. One day, on her way from work, as usual, Mr loverboy  was there, and immediately he sighted her he got out of his car and started begging for just a little of her time to talk. She flipped her hair in his face and walked away. She had just cat walked a few steps when the weather suddenly changed. It was first a few raindrops then a mighty downpour all within a split second. In that heavy downpour, Mr lover of  drove to wher

NEW BEGINNINGS

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This could be your Monday morning motivation but I also haven't made an official post to usher you into the new month.  So, here goes your Monday morning motivation and happy new month post. Killing one bird with two stones. Or is it the other way round? June was a joyful June. Yes, even though there was sad news here and there, we rejoice in the God of our salvation and are hopeful for a better and brighter future. The second half of the year is upon us already. It was just yesterday we all had the shouts of "Happy New year" in the air. And here we are, already in July, counting down to December. This year has been one of sober reflection (at least for me especially) and also of comebacks. I've also had to deal with my fears and conquer them (you should try it out too).  Just like me, you are probably wondering when and how those dreams will finally come to fusion. All the new year projects haven't even commenced not to talk of completion. All the expectations ha