I am British Nigerian. Which for me means, I am born and raised in England but I am of Nigerian heritage because that is where my parents are from. Finding my own cultural identity has been a long journey because I have never felt British enough to be fully British or Nigerian enough to be fully Nigerian.
This post is the encouragement I wish I was given four years ago when I was picking up my A Level results and finding out whether or not I got into my chosen university to study my chosen course.
‘Oh, to be so loved’ is more than a cute phrase though, it a lifestyle. It is a state of mind and healthy view of myself and my life.
With just a scroll of the timeline, people are creating and producing amazing things and it can feel like the world is moving on and leaving you behind.
Being part of a subsection of a subsection of a subsection of society (a subsection squared, if you like!) in the creative industry is an interesting and unique experience to say the least.
In his YouTube video ‘Enjoy God When It’s Boring’, Joseph Solomon talks about glorifying God even in the mundane, ‘everyday’ activities like going to work or school. He draws on 1 Corinthians 10:31, where Paul is telling the Christians in Corinth to make sure that everything they do, including their eating and drinking, brings glory to God. […]
It was an honour to be able to attend His Royal Highness, Prince of Wales, Prince Charles’ 70th birthday celebration in London a couple of weeks ago. Six months before his actual birthday. The ceremony was held in the Buckingham Palace Gardens and was for members of the different charities and organisations Prince Charles is […]
I feel like I’m in the middle of two seasons in my life right now. One season that is definitely not my favourite season. Which is making me strongly believe that the next season will in response be the best I’ve ever had. Whether or not that is actually realistic is not the point. I’m […]
by Amber-Simone Gayle ‘Falling off is perfectly okay, unless you are on a bridge, then it may not be so wise to do so.’ How many times have you felt like you’ve got it all together? Like every aspect of your life is finally under control and going in the direction you want it to. […]
You’ve probably heard that words are powerful so be careful what you say. I’m here to tell you, you are, or rather you become, who you tell yourself you are. As a Woman of Faith, it is so vital that I speak positive things over and into my life. I say, out loud or in […]
I’ve always been too fast and too smart for my own good. That kid that wants to get involved in everything. And now I am at the age where that translates into being the woman with all of the ideas and the mentality that she can do them all. Superwoman, basically. At the beginning of […]
So my blog, this very blog, is FIVE years old this month! It’s crazy that one quarter of my life has consisted of this blog. Over that time, the vision for this blog has changed considerably. I experiemented with how personal I wanted to make it. It’s funny that I’m celebrating five years today when […]
As of now, I’ve handed in four out of five of my assignments due this month. I submitted two group projects today and if that has taught me anything it’s I handle stress badly. I am a really good team player – and that’s not me boasting! And I really do thrive under pressure. But […]
Guys, I think I manage to forget how stressful exams are every single time. Like, stress. But as I write this post, I AM EXAM FREEEEE – until the next exam period but let’s not let that ruin this moment;)