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On Being A Creative

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CREATIVES I didn't know I was one until shortly after I started this blog a year ago.  Yes, you read that correctly! even with my Bachelor's Degree in Theatre and Media Arts, I never considered myself as a Creative.  Why? you may want to ask. Well, that's because I wasn't practicing and therefore didn't see the need to bestow myself with such a great title. The dictionary meaning of the word Creative is “relating to or involving the use of the imagination or original ideas to create something" and as a noun, a Creative is a “Person whose job involves creative work”. Now, are there some selected groups of people who can only be creatives? The answer to that question is NO, an emphatic NO for that matter.  The truth is God is the only source of ideas, talent, and any form of creativity you can ever think of or imagine. No one has a monopoly on talent, ideas, and creativity. The only difference between people whom you consider as creatives and those who are not is

WinterABC2021 Festival. Doing It Afraid!

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Today is the first day of June and we should be saying “happy new month”. It is also the official kick off of the #Afrobloggers #WinterABC2021 festival.  In case you are wondering what this is all about, the #WinterABC2021 festival is a writer initiative organized by the Afrobloggers Community. This is a competition done every year in June. The aim is to celebrate African creativity, through exchanging unique experiences and conversations that bloggers have to share on their various blogs for the next 22 days, and yours truly has decided to hop on the bandwagon. So help me God.  So in the coming days, we are expected to post various articles on selected themes for each week. #WinterABC2021 breakdown  The first week is themed “creatives week”. I will be sharing how I started, my experience of being creative, and the journey so far.  For “advocacy week”, you all already know I am the defender of the universe! I will be sharing on issues that bother our society and domestic violence and g

PRESSING TOWARDS THE GOAL

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It's a new week and the last week in May, and guess what? Drum rolllllllllllllll it's our anniversary week! Oh yes! I am super excited. Finally, the dream came to pass. Oh, it's no longer a dream but a reality. First I was worried if I would ever be able to push the publish button for the first blog post but I did (after much threat from over concerned citizens of the Seme Tribe of course), then came the fear of  “will this even last at all (don't blame me, I have the highest world record of too many abandoned projects). After almost 365 days, here we are still standing strong. Since May the 26th is just around the corner, we might as well do the anniversary post today. Just kidding! We will still have our anniversary post and from you all. Please keep sending in your feedback to semesnookblog@gmail.com. So as we count down, I am encouraged, not just for The Tribe but for every other thing and I want you to be too.  Life is a journey and until you get to your destinatio

MAY Purpose Find You

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May is here!!!  Welcome to a new week Tribe! Or should I say Happy New Month Tribe! Or better still, this could be your Monday Morning Motivation! How about we add all three and say Happy New Month Tribe! Welcome to a new week and your Monday Morning Motivation!!! I am particularly excited about the new month because The Tribe was birthed a year ago in May, so come the 26th of this month we will be a year old. We have so much to be thankful for.  Looking back to the day I finally summoned courage to push the " publish " button for the first post, and having you all here still standing with me is nothing short of a blessing.  I am thankful. I am thankful to God for the opportunity to be able to have a second chance to fulfill my purpose.  Purpose, according to the English dictionary is the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.  So yes, I am thankful To God for the opportunity to be able to have a second chance to fulfill my purpose in sha

Be Intentional. A Little Fun won't hurt

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Hey Hey Hey! Happy New week Tribe! It's been a minute here I know, well Let's just say I've been having a hangover since our last blog post. Thank you all for your kind words and prayers for Matana and Matilda . So, how are you all doing? I trust you are well, and that life is happening in your favour? Well, even if it is not, you are alive and that is all that matters because "he that has life has hope".  I was going through my vision board recently to see how the year is going and also restrategize where there's need to, especially when my five years old asked what I wanted to become in the future when I grow up. That question was a good prompt or should I say a reminder to check and evaluate how well my baby steps or giant stride towards achieving my goals were going. Thankfully, there is progress, and that is all that matters. Still, in my conversations with the little madam, we were watching a children's program the other day and the narrator's n

On Relationships And Letting Go

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Happy New week Tribe! I trust the month is going on smoothly.  It is still our season of growth, and we are dancing through April as we stay through in the place of growth. Talking about growth, I've had the privilege of being nurtured and groomed with teachings and training by the most amazing humans and team ever. Most of these I refer to here are mostly on spiritual grounds, and this has been my most valuable tool for growth.  So recently, I got a shocker when some people pulled out of an association I belonged to. It was as if I was hit by a heavy-duty truck. Although not directly involved in the leadership myself, but just merely sitting to listen to their teaching and sharing life experiences in helping others grow was a blessing, and they, having to leave was a big blow.  Now, this got me thinking, why do people leave?  Ok, let me rephrase this, why do people leave their Christian associations? I don't mean leaving to go start a different ministry as a result of a divin

THERE WAS A REASON

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Happy Easter Tribe,  I hope your Easter celebration is going on well.  Yes, we are still celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and today being Easter Monday. The Easter season to me is the best time in a man's life, especially for a believer.  It is a time when you remember the love of God in its full form.  “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life".  John 3:16 (NLT) It is not enough to celebrate the death of Jesus only but to appropriate His resurrection to our salvation.  The death of Christ on the cross is an opportunity for a new life, hope, and change.  There was a reason why He had to come and for like He did, and the only reason was love. "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."  Romans 5:8 (KJV) We must seize the moment and make the best of this season. That the death of Jesus will have m

I thought I would never come back

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Hehehehe!  This is exactly how I came on The Seme Tribe today. Like, hello! Anybody home? Or have my village people closed down the Tribe? Lol, I am laughing so hard inside me as I type this. Here I am at midnight, lying on my bedroom floor almost in a ghost posture for the fear of waking up my two years old because I cannot afford to play the "midnight nanny" role tonight. No thank you! I choose the "floor" offer. Wondering why I am laughing?  It's been such a long time here, and I'm here asking myself, "who does that? Who leaves her Tribe and just disappears for so long without a word?". Well, only Seme can and only Seme does that. Lol Then, I open my draft to see if maybe I could Scribble something for the new month and my eyes caught the site impressions. Boy! You all have been here all along even while I was away. I mean my numbers greatly increased even without a new post. I don't know who you all are but I want to hug you and just whispe

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP? I too can

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Welcome to a new week Tribe!  Dear Seme Woman, I am dedicating this to us all Let me start by wishing you a Happy International Women's Day celebration.  You are the real MVPs. As the theme of this year's celebration implies "Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world. We salute our frontline workers and every woman out there who is working effortlessly to secure our world against COVID-19. Well done girl! Women in leadership have been a topic going on for too long now. Women are underrepresented at all levels of decision-making (even in families) worldwide. Research has it that women serve as Head of State or government in only 22 countries, and 199 countries ( including our dear Nigeria) have never had a woman in leadership. Mummy Dearest, my first Teacher and Leader. Educationist par excellence! This year's International Women's Day celebration is also charged to #ChoosetoChallenge, and contrary to what the world used to see women as, wom

WORLD BOOK DAY... "Share a story".

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"I am a part of everything that I have read".   Theodore Roosevelt Today is World Book Day! March 4th of every year has been dedicated to celebrating literature and reading, encouraging children to develop their interest and love for books. This celebration is usually made fun for kids by encouraging them to dress up as their favorite literary character. Before you begin to say "this isn't for me but kids". No, reading is not meant for children alone. In short, it is an adult who will teach a child to read in the first place and it is in reading you get information to share and to teach others.  But how can you teach when you have nothing inside of you. Now the question is, are you reading?  I find this very funny, but almost everyone is guilty of this, myself inclusive. People have just chosen to become lazy in getting informed. Rather than reading to get information about a particular thing we would rather just follow whatever anyone is saying. Especially with

I AM NOT CRAZY I PROMISE. I am only wired differently.

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 Hey Tribe! A  very Happy New Month felicitation to you all (Please I just felt like speaking grammar). Lol Wow! March is here already. How is the year treating you so far?  Good? Fair? Or just there. Whatever your answer is. I hope you are taking your time to work on your set goals for the year. By the way, how far have you gone with executing the goals in your VISION BOARD for the year? Or you didn't know about it before now? well, now you do.  So get to work and go make one for yourself. Remember, those goals and visions won't come to being if you do not plan and take the necessary steps towards achieving them.  Apart from setting goals and mapping out plans to achieve them, another very important things to do is realizing who you are and knowing how your form (personality) works. That is knowing your personality traits. This will also help you to know how to manage people and your relationship with them better. I tell you a lot of unnecessary arguments and altercation can

ON BECOMING. ONE MORE TIRED BEFORE...

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Hey Tribe! How are you all doing today? Happy New week. This could be your Monday Morning Motivation but I had a very tiring weekend, probably the most tiring weekend in my whole 33 years of existence, and all I want to do this week is to lay in my bed and sleep *rolling my eyes*. Remember sleep used to be my day job until adulthood, and Tana and Tilda happened.  In my tired mood, all I wanted to do after church yesterday was to rest my tired self but I still had to drag myself to attend to the needs of my little humans (Tana and Tilda ) which is usually an endless one by the way.  So, I managed to fix lunch and instructed them to tidy up the house afterward.  Trust Matana (my four years old) to ask, "so what will Mummy be doing?" "Well, Mummy will be sleeping" I replied.  "Why?" she asked "Because I cannot come and go and kill myself picking up toys that I did not play with" "Ahhh! Mummy, does toys kill someone? Because I think..." &qu

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS

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 Hey Tribe! How are you all doing? I hope February is treating you well as expected because it is the season of love and I am sure you can feel the love in the air already? Well, if you can't feel the love around you yet, put on your special love glasses, sit still and relax for it will come soon. You already know I've got your back here any day. Meanwhile, being the season, I had wanted us to talk for a while about love. Yes, the kind of love that leaves you speechless and makes you longing for more.  Hey! Hold still, I can already hear your hearts pounding fast from the mention of love. Those of you who are in love be on the right hand side, those out of love be on my left and the ones who are in the "confused" category, hmmm! Move to the back please, while I table your case on the mountain.  Now that we are all seated, let me ask the question; what is love? How do you know you are in love?  Please write down your answers and pass them to the front for marking. No c

FEBRUARY OF LOVE

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 Hey Tribe! This could be your Monday Morning Motivation but first, let me welcome you to a new month. Happy New Month Tribe. I am so glad to have you here with me in this new month of love. Oh yes! February is all about love and I know you know that, but if you don't let me inform you that my four years old daughter has already asked me how I intend to show love to everyone around me? I guess she was talking about Valentine, lol. So you better brace yourself for the season ahead, and hey, no pressure alright.  This month, above all the noise and distraction, I will enjoin you to be deliberate about YOU. The importance of self-love cannot be overemphasized. And no, self-love is not selfishness or pride. The English Dictionary simply put it as "regard for one's own well-being and happiness".  YOU are all that matter.   I want you to be intentional in the things that have to do with you this month, Me first" before anyone else because you can only give what you hav

WORDLESS POST

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 Hey Tribe! I trust you all are doing great.  Welcome to a new week. It's the last Monday in January already. It seems this particular year is on a fast lane unlike others when people say that January is usually two months combined in one. This one seems to be in a hurry to catch up with something and I like it. No time to waste abeg.  This could be your Monday Morning Motivation but I lost my voice so I will rather do a wordless post.  A lot has been going on lately with so many things happening in this country; Boko Haram/ herdsmen killing and all the insecurities challenges going on, and it makes me wonder why nothing is being said or done to change the situation.  Seriously, which way Nigeria? I feel like venting so heavily but I choose to  FEM  for now because I lost my voice today. I hope I get it back soon.  Here goes your wordless post. Be inspired! What is your value? Time to stop the "one size fits all approach" Just be sure you are tending your garden and not s

WALKING TO SUCCESS 2

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Hey Tribe! Welcome to a new week. How are you all doing, and especially with handling the heat of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic? I wonder why it is still in existence, I guess COVID hasn't gotten the memo that we are in 2021 already and it should be home by now.  Anyways, while we are praying and working towards sending it back to the bottomless pit where it came from, ensure to take necessary safety precautions; maintain social distance,  use your face mask covering your nose appropriately (not in your jaw or under your nose), wash your hands with soap and water regularly, use sanitizer, and finally, if you do not need going out, please stay indoors. Thank you.  This could be your Monday Morning Motivation *adjust my coat while I take my seat as the motivational speaker of the week* Lol. So, after last week's Ari and her hair saga I had time to think and reflect on so many things.  You already know what happened with  Ari's hair and her chieftaincy titleship  (

WALKING TO SUCCESS

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 Hey Tribe! How are you all doing? I am well, thanks for asking.  Welcome to a new week. This could be your Monday Morning Motivation but I will be sharing some lessons I learned from Ari recently.  So I dedicated a lot of my time and resources the whole of last year trying to grow Ari's hair and it did pay off to a large extent. Ari is my two years old daughter by the way. Now, if you've known her from birth with her natural skin cut you will understand the joy I felt when I looked at her hair in December and I could actually hold it to a bun. A few people even applauded my effort, to say the least.  Then came Christmas and I thought it would be nice to make Ari a nice hairdo, and it was beautiful but wrong move Tribe!.  My two years old Ari with her beautiful Christmas hair! I made the hair and everything began to fall off, I mean my entire labor for a while year. I should have known better not to use hair extensions on her hair since we were still struggling to grow the hair