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What’s up, guys?!

So I decided to join the currently I’m bandwagon. Just because some of my new favorite bloggers actually do this, and I like amebo so I’d like to know what they had been up to, I decided to give it a go. So basically you guys will be seeing more of this monthly and I really hope to be consistent with it.

So let’s get started.

Currently, I’m…

Loving my new life planner from HDHQ goods. I recently got this life planner after my cousin gingered me as usual. I will be doing a review of the life planner soon. It has really been helping me to track my goals and progress.

Preparing for my first semester exams. I’m just counting down till I’m finally done with uni. I’m tired, 5 years is not beans!!!

Frustrated because bells can just like to be annoying! So decided to launch their student online portal (school of technology indeed) after 11 years of running a university and the whole thing is just messing up with my courses and I’m just tired of going back to their office because I have better things to do (e.g study) and Oh yh, you need to see the queue for the exam clearance form. Why is it a school of technology if all of these things can’t be done online!!!

Tired  of my school

Hoping to begin chapter 2 of my dissertation after my exams. I know some people who are already in chapter 4. Sigh

Appreciating  My amazing and loyal customer who always patronize my #vintageVibes and #getshaded collection. My readers who never fail to disappoint me by going through my blog nd dropping some of their thoughts in the comment box below.

Grateful about my BIBI  and life in general. Who knew I would be where I am today.

Missing my family and of course Lagos.

Wondering why some customers will send me a dm telling me they are interested in some items and begging for me to keep it, only for them to not get back to me 1 week after allowing me to lose other potential customers.

Loving my newest blog design for Jamila, Sekinat, and Nasiry. You can check them out here

http://www.jamrabz.com , http://www.sekinatsanni.com.ng

Counting down  to June.

Admiring  sekinat sanni’s  zeal. Not just because I  designed her blog and also had a photoshoot with her but because she’s such an amazing soul who is very supportive and of course slays in plus size. You guys need to check out her blog. Amazing and inspirational content she’s got.

So there goes my currently I’m  for this month and I hope you guys can either relate or this section. Let me know if you would like to continue with this series.

As usual, don’t forget to drop your thoughts!!!

ZAINAB.S

Go Melanin | Go Fro 

Hey guys,

What’s up with you all? I hope you all read my previous post on how much I hate the NYSC program and how I’m currently praying and fasting that they should scrap it lol, if you haven’t,you check it out here.

So my course mate / friend decided to rock her natural hair and I said to her;

Chisom, let’s do a photo shoot…with you wearing your afro.

And she said agreed.

Let me say this now and I’m not trying to brag or whatever but I basically inspired her to start embracing her natural hair since e were in 200 level and I must say I feel really proud of myself lol!

So Chisom is a bad ass makeup artist too, you can check out her Instagram page @thecla121 and her makeup page @cvabeauty.

We had to work with two styles,

1- where she wore her natural hair in a puff

2- where she finally embraced and wore hear hair in an afro. Mind you, she doesn’t wear her hair in Afro. This was her first major time.

We basically decided to make it fun and just shoot in some areas in my school.

When we were done with the first style, I found a perfect place to take these dope ass shots which blended well with her afro.

Please, Yall, let’s appreciate her melanin and my editing skills!! claps I think I’m really getting better at this, or what do you think?

During the shoot, she made a statement which made me all mushy ;

Zainab, I’ve never really embraced my afro and I don’t even like wearing it because I wasn’t sure if it would look good on me. But you just made me love it now.. Thank you!.

plus i look like my mom in the 70s lol!

See me feeling like a motivator lol! And I hate feeling mushy. It’s just weird!

Did Yall notice the retro hippie sunglasses, well it’s from my #getshaded collection and you can always send me a dm on Instagram or Twitter for your affordable Vintage shirts and sunglasses too?

P.S- I was about to sell my camera about last week and I started figuring out some things about it and I’m just falling in love with it the more. This baby is staying with me forever!

Thank you guys for reading, if you would like us to work on some sort of collaboration, click here and let’s work together!

NYSC|| PLEASE SCRAP THIS THING!

Hey guys,

I’m currently counting my days in uni and I swear I cant wait, I’m tired! I’ve been ranting on twitter now on how much I hate NYSC and how I pray that they scrap it or even make it optional because I can’t imagine going through all of that trouble after living in this kind of country lead by this kind of government. maybe the NYSC actually helped a lot of people and that’s good for them but it needs restructuring and I know I don’t want to travel all the way to one state and not end up returning home to my family (God forbid tho) just like the girl who recently died in the cap due to negligence. its really sad and I pray that the Almighty heals and strengthen her family.

This is one thing that is actually bothering my mind, the fact that I have to do NYC. I’ve suffered enough in this Nigeria and now I may have to face the whole NYSC orientation. Honestly, i don’t think the NYSC itself  is actually that bad, I’m just really concerned about the camp, that is my MAJOR issue.

I saw a tweet recently about a girl in camp who was being harassed by one of the soldiers and there’s little or nothing she could do about it. imagine us being in the presence of the people who were put in place to mentally and physically train you only to be harassed because they see women as an object of please like are you kidding me? and trust me there is little or nothing you can do because there no one to report to. I saw a reply on the tweet and the guy said in quote

what is in your body that they cannot touch?

Just imagine that trash the one is divulging, mschheeewww!!

Anyway, I just knew that NYSC will deny the whole incident about the girl dying in camp, giving excuses that will just irritate your soul. they stated in quote

the girl was sick from home

like WTH??!! and so what? that doesn’t justify their negligence!

I swear I’m just tired of this country and can you imagine that no one, not any of our leaders has even come out to say anything about this situation. I saw a picture of some NYSC camps and i just wanted to throw up and cry at the same time. it made me sick to my stomach. even refugees live better than corpers in NYSC.

I’m sure you all can read how pissed I am because I just can’t! and someone will come and tell me that

i wont have some mandatory or necesary experiences needed to build a worthy life?

Like are you for real nigga?! I don’t need NYSC to teach me that, living in Nigeria alone has taught and is still teaching me that!

SIGH!

All in all, the NYSC program itself is not that bad, BUT the camp orientation should be scrapped if the government isn’t going to provide necessary facilities to help facilitate the program. can you imagine driving down to Ebonyi, Zamfara or all those other states with terrible and dysfunctional roads? like can you imagine?

Wait, do all these senators, the governors and some of these leaders kids even go for NYSC because I have not heard of ONE going for that, but how could they, how?

If I’m to continue with this post I swear I’m not going to stop because I’m just tired!

I always appreciate your comments, please let me know how you feel about this.

#SCRAPNYSC

Zainab.S

The day I walked from VI to LEKKI.

Hey guys,

I hope You all are doing okay and I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts on Aaliyah’s story, I really appreciate it and it just shows how much there’s still so much love in our hearts. If you haven’t read it, do check it out here.
So I went for an African Expo tech event titled Disruptive Africa Expo or something ike that about two weeks ago, sponsored by my former work place (finally done with internship) at four points hotel at Victoria Island. Apart from what I was to learn at the event, I was also looking forward to the food.

The Pomo Girl

Hey guys,

I hope you all are doing okay today. I must announce oo! I’m finally Done with my internship and I can’t be more excited, now I actually have time for things I barely have time for. E.g this blog, my natural hair blog, trying to open a minimal online store for the #vintageVibes collection and my natural hair products line.

Back to business.

So remember the previous post where I shared with you guys the  pictures from my collaboration with Roqeeba which you can out check here and my new camera (the Samsung NX300) which You can also check out here,i featured Aliyah.

the pomo girl, African girl child

I met her during our shoot in Surulere with Roqeeba immidatly we arrived at  Adelabu, and she stopped to ask

Aunty, are you taking pictures with the camera?

I was so surprised, I was like ‘yes I am’ and with so much excitement in her eyes she said

Please snap me

Roqeeba X Shona || saturday in lere

Hey guys,

I hope you all are doing great today. I’m just here counting down to when I’m going to be done with my internship and I can’t wait because I need proper rest and I need to have a life lol!

Anyway, some weeks back,roqeeba and i got talking and if you don’t Know her, she is a photographer and a creative one at that. we actually met on Instagram.

So we got talking  and we felt it would be nice to do a collaboration so she came up with a phone booth concept. Since the phone booth was invented ages ago so we thought to make it a complete retro theme.

Outfit Details

I wore a Black turtle With a vintage shirt. Together with a boyfriend Jean and a black and white platform sandal. I got the sandal at Konga, you can check it out.

She came to pick me up, I mean ow nice was that lol!

This was actually our first time of actually meeting and I must say,  we bonded so well Masha Allah.

We headed over to the phone booth at Sam Shonibare, Surulere. I took my new camera along just to check out the quality in broad daylight and of course to get used to it. by the way, I’m starting to find my way around the camera, we have really bonded lol! you can check out the post on the Samsung nx 3oo here. 

here are the pictures which were taken at the Phone booth.

 

When we were done shooting at the phone booth, we started thinking of other cool places to take pictures so we sorta drove around Surulere looking for location and we found this really cool place with really dope paintings on the wall at Adelabu. would have loved to take pictures of all of the paintings but the owner said we had to pay and we got no money. but I already took a few shots before he decided to chase us away lol!

on our way, we met this little girl who was selling pomo (cow hide) and she became our muse. I will be sharing pictures from our shoot with her in another blog post. stay tuned!

All in all, I had a very fun day with roqeeba. when we were done, we headed over to her place so I could get the pictures and then she taught me how to use the lightroom software. using lightroom is actually pretty easy but I just couldn’t help being graphic lol! so I decided to turn some of the photographs we took into some sort of graphic Art. Roqeebah was shocked because this was the first time I would ever use lightroom and I changed the whole game lol! I guess I’m just a natural.notice how I changed the colors of the wall.same wall, different colors lol!

when we were done at Adelabu, we began looking for other places to take pictures again lol! so we got Eric Moore to take these shots.

[Tweet “a Saturday in lere with roqeeba”]

it was an amazing collaboration with Roqeebah

Roqeebah and I cant wait for many more collaborations. you can follow Roqeeba on Instagram or even check out her blog in the links below.

Instagram: @roqeeba

blog: https://theroqeebaho.com

I hope you guys enjoyed the blog post and don’t forget to stay tuned for THE POMO GIRL’s post on the blog.

drop your thoughts in the comment box below!

#outandabout || Jakande lekki beach

Hey guys,

I hope you all are doing alright, have you checked out my previous post on what I wore for Eid and one vintage shirt like that here and here. A few of the photographs I captured at the beach were featured on 360 nobs  so you can go check them out . you can also check out my portfolio here

We decided to go do ‘yawo Sallah’ which actually means going out to chill after Eid in Hausa lol.

My  family and I planned on going to Elegushi because it was basically the only beach we knew of  (and because it is always hyped) so off we went!

We got to Elegushi and then the guys at the entrance decided to charge us ₦9000. LOL! We laughed thinking the guy was joking but he wasn’t.Like was he insane , 9k for what? To enter the beach. A natural gift from God and it’s not like they maintain the beach with all the money they extort from the masses.  I was so darn pissed!

Long story short, we left Elegushi because we obviously couldn’t pay that much mind you, we were nine of us in the SUV. The guy’s attitude was just nasty and even if we were to end up paying the cash we wouldn’t have because it was just nasty.

So we decided to head home…

On our way home, we saw a traffic sign indicating that there was another beach in that same area so we decide to check it out and we landed at JAKANDE LEKKI BEACH.

And they didn’t even charge up to ₦5000 and we gladly paid lol. (I still don’t understand why we have to pay though).

We got to the beach and the fun began, tItried to be very careful with the ocean because the last time I went to the beach, I went back home PHONELESS. I wasn’t going  to let that happen to me again.


Jakande beach was fun and I captured so many beautiful people and beautiful moments. and I watched the sunset and it was breathtaking!

 

If I were to go to a beach anytime soon, it’s going to be Jakande Lekki beach. Even though tit’s all The same beach just barricaded. And did I mention how neat it is? Like way neater than that Elegushi everyone is always hyping.

 

I hope you enjoyed this  post and the pictures. And have you ever heard or been to Jakande Lekki beach? Let me know in the comment box below.

Zainab s.

#whatIwore||First Blog Post.

Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.

Hey, guys!!!

Well, this is my first blog post and I am quite excited. I have been procrastinating on when to start this blog. But like I started my YouTube videos which you can check out here, so I took a deep breath and just give it a go. I didn’t want to start because I wasn’t sure if I was going to have readers who could relate to what I  wanted to blog about but I said to myself ” what the heck” I definitely know that if I didn’t start now and didn’t think I’m ever going to.