Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Love Letters

A Fund-Raiser event brought to you by RED.

Its a tribute to the mentally challenged women and special children at So Said Charity Home, Okota, Lagos.

We're raising funds and writing letters to these people (yes, they read!)

So, come write your own encouraging, inspiring, funny and loving letter. Everyone is welcome.

There's gonna be a discount bake sale as well, where people who bake can sell their stuff but keep their profits. All you need to do is pay for a stand. 

So, if you bake, make snacks or are just generally in the flour department  please call 08022843855 or 08082824785 for more inquiries. 

Support and Spread the news on #LoveLetters!

Date: July 27th 2013

Venue: Ember Creek, 32 Awolowo Road, South West, Ikoyi, Lagos.

To Beautiful Souls in Lost Bodies ... Cheers!

For more contact info

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Your Help is Needed

Hello my wonderful Adiva members, we have a young lady who desperately needs our help and advice.

Remember that our forum is devoid of gossip and judging people. From time to time we can all send in our concerns and issues and hear from other members as to what we can do to sort our issues out. We are strong, bold and confident women who are not afraid or ashamed to ask for a shoulder to cry on from our sisters. 

Please read the message below and send your advice for this young lady.

God bless you all.
- Stella Damasus

"Hi, I saw your blog on Facebook so I decided to come here for help. Well, I am a very lively person on the inside but on the outside, i am too shy and quiet. At, first i thought it was normal to experience such changes because of puberty, adolescence .... All those 
normal changes from childhood to adulthood but it's been bugging me out! 
I'm sixteen years old, just finished secondary school and I can't even sit among my mates without sweating. 
Please, I really have a lot to tell people around me but every time I try, it's like something is holding my throat. 
Is there anything you can do to help me PLEASE! " 

Monday, 15 July 2013


Hey Ladies,

A member of the ADIVA family sent me an article via email and after reading it, I decided to share it with you all.


I saw the photo above on a friends DP a few days ago and I smiled because this is exactly what I have been trying to tell this particular friend. She's worried that because she's on the plus side, she'll never fit into the entertainment industry or find love. She has told herself that until she is a certain size she'll not even try to do anything along the path of entertainment despite the fact she is a very talented and beautiful young lady.

I smiled because seeing her use that as her display picture probably means, that we are making progress, but I'm almost a hundred percent sure that she's not the only beautiful and talented young lady that's going through this issue as well. It may not necessarily be about your size, it could be what that person you love so much has told you you can never do, it could be those things your friends said to you years ago, it could be anything that's holding you back from doing the things you should be doing or getting to that place God has appointed for you.

Marilyn Monroe,who has times without number been referred to as one of the most beautiful women to ever walk this earth, wasn't as perfect as we all thought she was, she had flaws that we don't even know about but it didn't stop her from doing what she wanted, it didn't stop her from achieving her dreams. Through all the bad press and all the slander, she waxed strong and today she's what almost every woman wants to be.

Ladies, it's high time we stopped doing things to please others, or based on what other people expect of us! Go out there, take that step, do something someone has told you you would never be able to do, forget your flaws and insecurities, Love you, Do you, Be you regardless of what people think. Janelle Monae said something that I love so much during her acceptance speech during Black Girls Rock 2012, 'Embrace what makes you unique even if it makes others uncomfortable' and i absolutely agree with her, we have been brought up to believe that the we  should live according to the standards of other people but that's wrong, live your life the way you please, embrace those things that make you unique, just make sure that the things you  do are acceptable to God.

- Rumeh ( Twitter: @RumsiieEe )

Friday, 5 July 2013

Fashion and Art Exhibition

To all my Adiva Ladies in the City of Lagos, Nigeria...

MENTE DE MODA will be hosting a fashion and arts exhibition and one of our very own ADIVA Ladies has a stall where she would be displaying clothes from her fashion line 'Thorned by Maffy' along side
accessories, shoes (for both Male and Female) from Code 55 which is owned and run by Me and my partner Daniel Ademinokan, and also Wigs from ADIVA Hair.

Date: Sunday, 7th July 2013
Venue: Likwid Lounge, No. 879, Samuel Manuwa Street, Off Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island.
Time: 2pm

Let's be there to support our ADIVA Member and also to feast our eyes on amazing art works, clothes, shoes, accessories and wigs by Maffy, Code 55, ADIVA Hair and other amazing people.

Make sure to come along with money, you might just see a few things you may want to take home with you.

For more info you can call Rumeh, an ADIVA rep on 08127723805. She will also be there on that day and she's looking forward to meeting some members of the ADIVA family in person.

Don't forget to spread the word about this!

- Stella Damasus