Monday, 28 October 2013

Song of the heart

Hello Ladies,

How have you been dealing with life's issues and challenges? I know that it is not easy at all regardless of who you are. Whether single, married, single parent, divorced, widowed, engaged, etc.

What you need to know is that you are not alone, we are your sisters and are here to share your burdens with you. One of my best friends in the whole world just lost her 33 year old brother who had a three year old daughter and beautiful wife. I simply told her that whenever she needed to talk, cry, scream, sulk; I will be right there to take the heat because she is like a sister and that's why I am in her life. I pray that you ladies find some special people who will be there for you in your time of need.

Talking about your time of need, today's blog was sent in by my aunty, friend, sister, confidant, muse and spiritual motivator all rolled into one of the strongest women in the world today. I have decided to do a video blog on her on my YouTube channel and I am sure that is when you will understand why she is all that and more. Her name is 
Miss Jay to everybody. At the end of the blog I will put out her handles so you can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc. She has helped me get through the darkest times in my life and I know she can help you too. If you get to know her history and what she has had to deal with and is still dealing with, you will quickly get in touch with her and just pour out your heart. You will be amazed at how much you will learn. She is a Mentor to me and this is what she wants to share:

People are condemned, criticized, judged, discouraged, confused and abandoned by the people they expect to support them, just because of their choices in relationship.
Some will say "the bible said", others will say custom and tradition forbids this or that, yet they can not represent or fill in your need or desire the relationship can give.
Therefore I wrote this song to encourage every heart that has found love, no matter the form or kind, as long as it makes you happy and fills in that space only you know about.


Let them say it's wrong, let them say you're a fool
Let them think you are not true to yourself;
But they don't know the love we share
They can't see the burning of our hearts
Our desires to be with each other over-rules their thoughts about us

They don't know the kind of love we feel in our hearts,
How we can see each other through the eyes of our love
They say, it can't be true
They say it couldn't survive,
They say it might be something that will pass with time
But time goes by but we stand still, our love grows stronger

They don't know the taste of the love we share
They can't smell the fragrance of this love
They can't see the beauty in the colour of this love
The wings of love that flies into our hearts, how warm and sweet it feels

But I know what our hearts say
They can't see you through my eyes
They can't change the way we feel, all they say don't hold a thing

How can we be apart sometimes yet my heart is with you?
How can I say nothing yet my heart sings for you?
The melody from my soul rings in your heart
Your simplicity makes loving you easy
Your humility makes it easy to understand your heart
Your lightness makes your love easy to carry on with

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Friday, 11 October 2013


Today marks the DAY OF THE GIRL and as we get through the day I want to plead with you all to remember the little girls out there
who are crying and suffering in silence.

They are forced into a life that they cannot understand, a life that takes away their innocence and childhood, a life that takes away their education and good health, a life that takes away their human rights and freedom, a life that turns them into me statistics, a life that takes away their life.

It is amazing how we fight against those who take our oil, or increase the price of fuel, or our money to enrich themselves, or our teachers salary, or our electricity, but we cannot stand up and fight for the survival and human rights of our little girls. 
To think that a country like Nigeria would rather focus their attention on court battles between  political parties because all they are interested in is the next group of greedy people who want to Rule us, who  will continue to take everything we have for themselves so the vicious cycle can continue.
We see how our leaders and lawmakers shamelessly fight physically for very silly and greedy reasons with the whole world watching on YouTube. 

How I wish these fights were about issues like protecting the girl child and persecuting those who are violating them.
When things don't concern us or affect us directly we tend to feel some form of emotion for a few minutes and after that we move on with our day. But when a pressing issue concerns us or our families we start to call the press to come and help us put our fights and campaign out there.
These little girls are helpless and depending on us the adults to speak for them and fight for them. Not everyone can be a NUJOOD ALI or a MALALA. 
"Nujood Ali"

Today I am challenging you to do something, go on your twitter, Facebook, instagram, linked in, blogs whatever social media you have and start talking about these issues. Post pictures, send emails to people you know are close to the government, look around a rural area near you and discover some of these girls and if you are afraid to tell their story or identify them, you can let us know. There are people who can get to these girls and find ways to help them. Even if all you can do is tweet about it then please do. If you can hold small conferences or awareness programs around you and speak to the uneducated people who do these things then you would have given the little  girls the voice they do not have.

To say that I am ashamed that the Nigerian senate have decided to let the deletion of the clause in the constitution die a natural death, is an understatement. One would think that by now we would have heard a thing or two about the efforts or the meetings to try and resolve this. Instead we here about the fights and how over two hundred people accompanied the federal government  officials to the united nations summit in the united states of America.
These people were flown and accommodated in expensive hotels, given their " per diem" (which is usually more than you can imagine)  for each of them and of course the usual thank you for coming package. Check the Internet for details of the summit and find out how many people came from other countries. 

Pray for these girls if that is all you can do, or wear pink and take a picture of yourself with the caption "save the girls".

Save our little girls today and please watch the YouTube video I created for this. 


God bless you all.