And other stories 5

I’m finally back from my blogging hiatus,and what better way to come back than with gist! ,Or just random things that I have come across or have crossed my mind this past month:

Natural Hair Palava

The other day,i was in a bus when i felt someone literally run their fingers through  my hair, I turned around in surprise while thinking “haa! Is this another form of Lagos juju /one chance” and the lady said “I just wanted to know if its your real hair”.Really!!!!! You know you could have just asked?.

It is funny that natural hair is considered strange even in Lagos, I cannot count the number of times that people have asked me if its my hair or a wig,even my father asked recently,followed by a “I didn’t know you had so much hair!”.

I think the funniest is when I have my hair out in the most regular uncombed fro, and someone says “how did you get your hair to look like this?”, I have a feeling that some people haven’t realized  yet that this is how their hair grows naturally from their head when chemicals aren’t applied , they think you apply some magic cream or better still you go over your head with some magic wand to make it kinky .. Lol! 😂😂😂.

P.s: I don’t have a problem with relaxed hair, my problem is with ignorance.

In hindsight what if it wasn’t my hair that’s how that girl would have pulled my wig off inside yaba bus.

As solange said”Don’t touch my hair”.


Which brings me to

Woke Soyinka’s hair routine

What his hair routine like?, does he braid his hair and wear a satin cap? ,What deep conditioner does he use?  How often does he deep condition?,How does he protect his edges?,Does he braid his hair in cornrows at night? I have a feeling he does ,or how else does he keep it stretched and fluffy.

I’m imagining going to wole Soyinka’s house at night and meeting him with his hair braided like an american gangster rapper or with a shiny bright pink satin cap like mine.

Head gone

Head gone is a film produced by baba Dee, and sound sultan.

its a really stupid,funny and interesting movie.

The central message I got from the movie is that everyone is mad but not all are roaming ,anger is some form of madness, even laughter is.

A bus filled with psychiatric patients loses some of its patients and starts to replace the patients with normal people they picked on the road ,and even though this people weren’t actually mad they fit right in. 

Moral of the story; Don’t let the stress of this life do your head in so much so there’s little to no difference between you and patients at a psychiatric hospital.

“sometimes you win, sometimes you learn”

If I were to describe the past two years, I’d describe them in using the title of John Maxwell’s book “sometimes you win, sometimes you learn”

You really never lose, you just learn ways that dont work.

 Grateful to God for the lessons learnt,but even more grateful for the times I won, I like winning.

Still in john Maxwell’s words

“I’m not where I’m supposed to be,
I’m not what I want to be, 
But I’m not what I used to be. 
I haven’t learned how to arrive; 
I’ve just learned how to keep going”.

Thank you for reading

Please leave me comments, let’s talk.

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14 thoughts on “And other stories 5

  1. I loveeeeeee dis post, it was a fun read. Lmao @ evrybody z mad but a few roam d street, i think I’ve heard dat sumwhere before, d muvee sounds pretty fun. Ur hair z beautiful, biko share ur routine with us one day.

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  2. Tonye oooo this totally me laugh and think deep. We really need to ask Daddy Shoyinka ooo it’s important so he can share his routine with us. This was a great read. Wehdone Ma 👏

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  3. The woman just had to touch your hair, nawao still suprised that alot of people especially females don’t know that natural hair is what’s in Vogue now. And your thoughts about Wole Soyinka tho…I don’t think it’s that serious, maybe he was just blessed with such hair. Really enjoyed reading this.
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    1. I think the issue isn’t really what’s in vogue or not, its the fact that some of us have no idea what the original texture of our hair is.
      Lol!no matter the kind of blessing if you sleep on natural hair it will shrink and clump together, I know he’s doing something. Thank you. I enjoyed reading your comment

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  4. Yea.. That head gone is very stupid movie to think I saw it in the cinemas😂😂😂😂

    Pele about the hair… But really lemme ask too.. How did your Fro get so big… I’m due if I wear mine.. I would like a mad man in Nigerian movies 😂😂😂😂😂

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    1. Lol! I can’t believe it actually showed in cinemas 😂, I think the most important thing is being able to find some sense in nonsense.
      Lol! Is it big like this? I’m sure it would look beautiful , try it first.

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  5. LMAO!!! Picturing Wole Soyinka actually wearing a satin bonnet with his hair braided underneath made me burst out in laughter. This was such a fun read. Some people lack common courtesy sha, especially in this Lagos. Imagine someone running their fingers through my hair, next thing that’ll pop outta my mouth is “Jesus!” Coz this is Lagos and anything can happen.

    Evita In Progress

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    1. Lol! Me too, I thought to share, I didn’t want to laugh alone.
      Thanks.
      Lol! I may have screamed Jesus in my mind. True! Anything can happen in Lagos o. Lol
      Thank you for your comment

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  6. You’re thoughts about Wole Soyinka’s hair… Very funny.
    I think with aging the hair is less kinky and more naturally stretched out and fluffy. My mum is natural and doesn’t do Jack on her hair but it’s very very manageable.

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  7. This post just made me laugh especially the part where the woman was digging her hands in your hair.
    But truly we need to interview Pa Soyinka on how he protects his edges and take his hair generally.

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