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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