My name is Olufunmilayo Omolabake Ajibade (nee Balogun) I was born into a Muslim background on the 16th June 1986. My parents broke up when I was just 2 years old. That separation led me to start living with my uncle and his wife, which is my paternal uncle.
The split-up had me putting up with four different families while growing up and that gave me a lot of sad experiences, such that nearly ruined my life. I was maltreated and raised with so much hatred and bitterness by the ones I called my family. At the age of thirteen years old I was sexually molested by my own uncle. It was a painful experience that I’m unable to forget. I had no one to care for me or my needs. All I wore throughout my teen days are worn out and torn clothes passed unto me by my cousins.
I am a Christian and naturally, in the past decade, I have attended hundreds of conferences. With each passing year, I strive to objectively review their effect on my life and if they have brought about the change that drew me to those meetings in the first place. Many us need to carry out this mental review dispassionately from time to time.
It dawned on me in May, 2016 it was that strike season again; a time students always dread, a time when some students tend to lose focus, gain weight, get pregnant, start something new, take up new skills, make new friends and visit new places. Yes, it was about that time that my life changed for the better. It was during this time that I took a major decision in my life.I started my Instagram platform during the OAU strike in 2016.
I know. As a business owner or Nigerian reading this, you may ask: What’s the point? What’s my business with global brands? Those big brands have money to throw around and they are recording sales in the billions of dollars anyway but the truth is, everyone starts somewhere.
For some of us, shopping for new outfits or figuring out what to wear is a lot of work. Well, for the next few weeks, we bring a number of options to you. Our contributor, Asher Smith, shares some chic ideas from her current collection with us.
EmmaOhMyGod needs no introduction. From his rib -cracking skits and comedic music remakes on Youtube and Instagram to his witty bants with Chigurl on Ebony Life’s El Rated, to his hilarious delivery in The Wedding Party, he’s a comedy hit back to back. I caught up with him recently and got him to tell us about his journey. Enjoy
I’m an unwitting people-watcher, I use the word “unwitting” because I really don’t care to put my nose in people’s business. Instead, I find that I look at random people in random situations and ask myself questions like: Why is this person like this? What has he been through? If his situation were different, would he do this? What is he really like, behind the façade? Why is the world like this on issues like this?