International Youth Day Message.Β 

Have you ever had so much to say but can’t just talk. It’s like all in your head but just can’t find expression through speech or writing. This has been me lately but guess what? I am actually in high spirits

As a lifestyle blogger (still trying to accept that title), I sometimes feel like because my readers would want to know more about me, I should share everything here, but there is that thin line between getting real and keeping mute when it’s necessary. Basically knowing when to share and knowing not to overshare if you get what i mean?πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

Okay , well I have been in Abuja for a little over a week with my kids,  visiting my parents and it’s been fun with a full house. I have also been “upandan” town and I just keep imagining what I would do if I bumped into a blogger I know, but then again this town is so big that its seem like impossible. But i actually wouldn’t mind that happening 😊

Apart from the old memories this town brings back, it feels good for a change of weather for someone who lives in Jos. My skin however has tanned alot more and my mum won’t let me be over my skincare regimen. I currently use black soap and she thinks that is getting me darker. I use the Clinique 3 step cleanser, toner and moisturizer, that I supplement with my coconut oil and Shea butter,  because that money to be buying clinique can be used for something else. She thinks Shea and coconut oil are also co-culprits πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

 

To make matters worse her friends who meet me for the first time will says something like this “Oh she looks like your other daughters only that this one is darker” and/or “Her kids are fair, her husband must be light skinned”? Me I am just there like πŸ™‰πŸ™‰πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜”πŸ™‰πŸ™‰. Anyway she is on a hunt for soap and cream replacement for me…lets see how it goes..

 
I am in awe of how Abuja has grown so much in the past seven years, in population and everything else with so much opportunities for economic development for people with innovative ideas and ready to work but not everybody will live in Abuja. Same goes for Lagos and Portharcourt whom together with Abuja are considered the top economic cities in Nigeria. Not everyone has to live in any of these 3 cities to make money in Nigeria. 

I believe that where ever you are in this world you can make it, its just about the opportunities you go after and the value you are adding to people’s life in your little  space.  

I am particularly concerned lately for investors and business developers in Northern Nigeria,  in fact Nigeria in general since the clamour for a divided Nigeria has become the talk of the day. How is that even a perfect solution to the challenges of a 57-years old country? The uncertainty of the outcome of this clamour is very unhealthy for our progress as individuals and as a nation. 

Today is actually International Youth Day and the theme is “Youth Building Peace”. I find this a necessary coincidence and a call to Nigeria youths to rise up against this move of division that will brings us (youths) most harm if you ask me. 

Youths need to #StandUpForPeace because peace is our only guarantee to Progress and Positive Change. In the long run nothing survives war.

Let’s stop the war talk please. 

#HAPPYINTERNATIONALYOUTHDAY πŸ’

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  1. Your mom thoughπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚… I won’t be surprised if she somehow eventually gets you to use what she recommends. I love the ways of our African mothers. Why did I think you were in Lagos? …hmmm I imagine Abuja to be a jam packed city! Buzzing with entrepreneurs and a whole lot more. It’s great that you’re settling in 😊

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      Looks like she will be successful but I have to be very convinced. I am not in Lagos ooo…lol Actually Lagos is more jam packed than Abuja. Thanks for your consistency on here Joan 😊❀

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