Have you ever been called ugly?

554949_613799355327121_123434194_nYesterday whilst searching for a picture that would go with the poem Free by Miss X (Stop asking who that is! Most of you already know her!), I stumbled on a blog post about a little girl who was always taunted by her friends for being fat. She had reported this to her mom on one of such occasions, and guess what the mom did? She quietly wiped the girl’s tears, took her to an eatery and bought her a fat bowl of ice cream. The little girl consumed the junk with utmost delight, forgetting whatever had happened. This, the mom repeated whenever anyone made her little girl cry by addressing her as being fat.
This reminded me of my conversation with a tweep some few weeks back. I had tweeted about my experience as a child when my friends made fun of my then big nose and almost cat-like ear (you know, the type of ear that refuses to rest for a second. Always on “attention”). Truth is, I never saw myself that way until my friends started pointing it out to me. They would say things like Continue reading

Unen Ameji: Courting Baida & Memoirs of a Justified Gold Digger

I have an eye for budding writers and this “gift” led me to Unen Ameji. Here are two great books from her. Feel free to download them, consume them, visit the writer’s blog, and show your appreciation by commenting, reviewing the book and sharing same with friends and enemies. BOOM! (as Piers Morgan would say).

courting baida book cover

memoirs of a justified gold digger

******************************************************************Uneñ Ameji, a writer and serial entrepreneur is the Author of Memoirs of a Justified Gold Digger published on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DTV57RI and Okadabooks http://bit.ly/okadabook. She writes short African Love Stories, share thoughts and state opinions on www.africanlovestories.wordpress.com. A Nigerian, Uneñ divides her time between her passions-writing, real estate and developing ideas for Non-Profit Organizations and Businesses. The PDF Business Bank on www.mpconsults.wordpress.com is her latest business solution. For more information about upcoming books and to communicate, email directly amejicynthia@gmail.com or follow @unenameji on twitter.

FREE by Miss X

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I just wanna sit and watch the stars

Forget about the world and who I am

I don’t wanna think, not even dream

I just want to be me

Life aint always good, that I know
It will throw you bricks; Just build a home
Don’t worry about the wounds, cause all things heal
Forget about inconsequential things

Every step I take, I’m looking back
Should I ply this route or go ahead,
But I’ll never know until I try
I just want to be free

Life always seems so complicated,
Every single thing is simply overrated,
Just take each day as it comes,
Love, Live, just be………


Book Reading/Launch: Oladimeji Ojo’s MONITORED

On Saturday August 10, 2013 the most anticipated literary event in Gidi City came alive at Freedom Park, Lagos Island. It was the book reading/launch of Monitored, a debut novel by Oladimeji Ojo a.k.a omo baba olowo DMJ a.k.a Writers’ Stalker      (@istalkwriters) . Feed your eyes with the shots taken by award-winning paparazzo HaroldWrites (except shots in which I appear. Those ones were taking by my protege). If my camera did not capture you, then you owe me fifty bucks.

DMJ autographing his book for a fan.



The King, Oba Tunde Leye and my humble self



E! paparazzo doing his work on DMJ


































Remember the lady with whom I had THE PROPOSAL conversation with? Yup! The Lady with a Heart of Steel? Yup. The One who rebuffed my die-hard advances? The One I am in love with tried convincing to use her creative pen more often but wouldn’t bulge? Yup. That one. I finally talked her into letting the world have a taste of her creativity and after almost two hours of pep talk, she agreed to oblige me with some pieces. I picked “Castle with Glass doors” first and after going through it, I was left in a pool of my tears. So strong was the message in this that I decided to put it up first thing today. Read it, and feel free to cry your hearts out too, in the comment section.


Trapped in a castle with glass doors

Transparent blindfolds

Candy chains that tie me to you

I can leave but won’t do

I can’t breathe  still choose you

Simply nothing to loose.

Inside this castle we built

Mind jaded by broken cupid

Can never tell if its sunshine,

rainstorms or hurricanes

Oblivious, I still remain

I still remain.
Tear stains, are bold red

Heart beat has faltered

Can’t sleep but I dream

Can’t see but I see you

I’m free but I still remain…

I still remain.