About

Hello Reader, Visitor, Friend . . . You awesome Bot!

My name is Uju. I’m a Nigerian in love with Jesus, people, cute animals and most times bread.  My favourite things are books – or generally thoughtful stories, cameras and a bottle of Coke (I hope the big guys pay me for this). My most cherished moments are those times on transit when I get to stare out the window and mentally travel, capturing moments from behind a camera and teasing people wickedly.

I blog because . . . well, because nothing really at first, but after a year I’ve become addicted to the communal liquor of conversations and community. And no, I don’t stumble around belching loudly (Okay, I try not to). You can read about that journey here.

So I write about the things I perceive. About life, culture, society and everything I imagine lurks in the dark or grey areas beneath the surface of our actions. But sometimes I write about me and new stuff I’m trying my hands at. i can quite withdrawn and shy so there will be a whole lot of self-discovery and ‘growing up’ happening here too.

I am totally in love with the game of puzzle (words, picture and Sudoku) because I like to unravel things piece by piece and I love that aha! moment when something finally takes shape. When the answers aren’t forthcoming and I’m in a stupefied funk–and I confess that happens often enough—I depend on the wisdom of others.

I guess what I’m trying to say is: I think A LOT. I push and move pieces around, searching for the perfect ‘fit’, or understand why they won’t fit-in at least. It’s a lot like a tussle between Idealism vs. Realism. Underneath an almost cool exterior lies an obsessive desire to understand the ‘why’ of every situation.

That’s it (for now). If you don’t mind rummaging through your mind and looking beyond the surface to understand the workings of the human mind and/or how things affect us, then you may like it here, decide to stick around, and hopefully you won’t be too shy to share your thoughts with a sometimes befuddled young female. I will love to read from you!

See you around and do let me know you came by. I’d like to stalk you too 😀

 

“A community is better than an individual”

 

 

Header image: “Adagio” by Kevin saint Grey

59 thoughts on “About

  1. Beaton June 6, 2016 / 11:37 pm

    Hi I am awesome but I am not Bot….
    I love puzzles too, unraveling intricacies and whatnot…. great way to kill time, kill nothing but time, time waits for Norman? Norman is an island ???? hahahahaha ok I derailed my train of thought…..
    glad to have stumbled on your blog
    ~B

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  2. Sparkyjen May 16, 2016 / 11:11 pm

    What I love best about your About is the sense that you laugh a lot. You may not do it out loud, but I think you laugh. You’ve also given me an opportunity to at least chuckle here today. I enjoyed your sense of humor. Much appreciated in a post! I also love that you are a visual being. Aren’t we blessed to have eyes to see?. All our senses are blessings, but our eyes are precious. There’s so much on this wonderful earth to enjoy with our eyes. I suspect everyday is a joy to behold for you. At least I pray so. Highest and Best young lady!!!

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    • uju May 21, 2016 / 12:31 pm

      Ah Jen, I really love you 😀

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Opinionated Man February 4, 2016 / 4:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing your link the other day! I am just taking a small browse. 🙂

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    • uju February 4, 2016 / 8:55 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Jason 🙂

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  4. christinadrh October 24, 2015 / 11:58 pm

    Hi Uju!
    Thank you for the follow, you sound delightful, insightful and articulate- so I am looking forward to following you as well. Take care, going to check out your other posts now.- Christina

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    • uju October 25, 2015 / 12:30 pm

      Thank you Christina. It’s so nice to have you around 🙂

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  5. williamchasterson September 10, 2015 / 7:38 am

    I found your blog over at HarsH ReaLiTy! I’m looking forward to connecting.

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  6. Busidh July 12, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    I admire people that can “capture” themselves so well in their bios.
    I struggle and end up writing something so abstract haha. I enjoyed this.

    I’ve been looking for more African bloggers to follow. Pleased to meet you 🙂

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    • uju July 12, 2015 / 10:10 pm

      And here I am thinking i did a piss poor job of introducing myself 😀 Thank you for your kind words and for visiting. i too have been seeking out other African bloggers here.
      I hope you come around often and share your thoughts. It’s a pleasure meeting you, B.

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  7. A.PROMPTreply May 25, 2015 / 10:54 pm

    Hello. I popped over to thank you for the follow on my blog. I’m bowled over by your posts. So many different directions and so well thought out. I am pleased to meet you!

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    • uju May 26, 2015 / 7:14 am

      You’re most welcome. I found you on George’s blog and thought to check you out.
      Thanks for your kind words. Hope you visit again 🙂

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      • A.PROMPTreply May 26, 2015 / 4:14 pm

        I will definitely be back to follow along…..been a bit busy getting ready for my photo challenge here but have got that ready to go now, so hopefully more time to explore other blogs! 🙂

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  8. Nedoux May 24, 2015 / 6:52 pm

    Uju,

    I was “eureka-rized” when I found your blog and went through your posts, your depth is awesome.

    I am very fond of words especially when used articulately like you do to express feelings and musings.

    Great blog.

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    • uju May 24, 2015 / 8:22 pm

      lol. Thanks for your kind words 🙂 I hope you stay.

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  9. Chijioke Okogbue May 22, 2015 / 10:45 am

    She is such a wonderful, funny, intelligent, very reserved and I everything you need in a lady. A great writer you are and I can go on & on. A great blogger you are … Beautiful with great smile …. *winks* Keep up the good work

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    • uju May 22, 2015 / 11:41 am

      Nice of you to stop by and blow my trumpet lol (pls don’t stop :P)

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  10. lightwalker1 March 20, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    Thank you for following my posts. It is nice to meet you. I will be back to see more or your posts. In love and light Cheryle

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    • uju March 24, 2015 / 12:00 pm

      Thank you for visiting, Cheryle. Looking forward to conversing with you =)

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  11. Kate Loveton March 14, 2015 / 5:51 am

    Hi there! Your comment on a guest blog that I wrote really connected with me, so I wanted to check your blog out. I like your style!

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    • uju March 14, 2015 / 6:06 am

      Kate with the beautiful grandmother, it’s nice of you to stop by. And thank you so much for your kind words 🙂

      I hopped over to your site after reading your post on HW, turns out you love reading too… Yay! Looking forward to some more reviews and your WW feature.

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  12. folakemiodoaje January 22, 2015 / 9:13 am

    Thanks for the follow Uju. I know am going to like it here ….quoting Annie. I loved to hear stories of boarding schools all of it, good, bad, wonderful and ugly ones both within Nigeria and out. Nigerians attending boarding overseas must have been a whole different story given different culture and people from all walks of life.

    Yoruba Girl Dancing by Simi Bedford detailed the 60’s era of Nigerians in the UK boarding schools, I bet yours would be slightly different experience.

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    • uju January 23, 2015 / 8:01 am

      Thank you, Folake 🙂 I’d really love to read your take on these stories too.

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    • uju January 10, 2015 / 12:27 pm

      Thanks, Jeremy

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  13. Holistic Wayfarer December 24, 2014 / 4:29 am

    Merry Christmas, Uju. I wish you a joyful, healing year-end and a spiritually prosperous new year. I am so thankful for the faithful support and am pleased we can share in one another’s journey.

    Love,
    Diana

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    • uju December 26, 2014 / 6:07 am

      Thank you, Diana.
      May the blessings of the season not depart from your family.
      Merry Christmas

      Blessings sister

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  14. Madhu December 5, 2014 / 6:05 pm

    What a refreshing introduction! Happy to meet you Uju. And look forward to interacting with you around the ‘blogosphere’ 🙂

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    • uju December 8, 2014 / 2:46 pm

      The pleasure is all mine 🙂
      Glad you stopped by and I look forward to a budding blogging relationship.

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  15. Frank November 19, 2014 / 10:56 am

    This is awesome. I know you gonna do something like these. Nice blog sweet cousin.

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    • uju November 19, 2014 / 11:14 am

      Thank you dear. I hope you visit regularly 🙂

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  16. Eryk October 8, 2014 / 12:09 pm

    my lil sis doing big things, I always knew the weirdness in you could be put to good use, nice one sis

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    • uju October 8, 2014 / 12:17 pm

      Lol @weirdness. Thanks bro 🙂

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  17. Jonathan August 18, 2014 / 4:52 pm

    i like your kind of personalty… Nice blog you have

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    • uju September 15, 2014 / 12:31 am

      Thank you, Jonathan. I hope you stay 🙂

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    • uju August 1, 2014 / 8:38 am

      Thank you Korede 🙂 it was nice of you to stop by.

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  18. Emmanuel July 29, 2014 / 11:06 pm

    Lovely blog uju, more grease to your elbow

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    • uju August 1, 2014 / 8:41 am

      Thanks Emmanuel and do stop by again:)

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  19. makagutu June 3, 2014 / 4:45 am

    Why has it taken you so long to arrive at my place. I have had to make the journey myself!
    Hope you are doing great.
    Just dropped by to say hello.

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    • ujuh June 3, 2014 / 5:39 am

      Forgive me, O mighty one 😦
      I’m doing good, thanks. And thankyou for dropping by 🙂

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      • makagutu June 3, 2014 / 6:00 am

        Hahah 😀 You have joined that funny friend of mine I see
        You are most welcome. I will be coming more often.

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  20. glowingscenes May 7, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    Hello Ujuh.It was nice reading your ‘about me’ page. And to answer your question, yes, I’m glowingscenes, the author of Chocolates and Sushi on Nairaland which I completed on my blog.
    Thanks for visiting my blog. God bless.

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    • ujuh May 14, 2014 / 5:00 am

      It’s a beautiful story and I like me a good story.
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  21. jimmy4x April 24, 2014 / 11:25 am

    Uju, I like girls with brains, I like you 🙂
    nice blog.

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    • ujuh April 24, 2014 / 11:36 am

      Jimmy, what a pleasant surprise 🙂 Thank you, i try my best to feed my mind. Honey and fish works just fine.
      Do stay for lunch.

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    • ujuh March 24, 2014 / 11:37 am

      Stephanie! Thanks for stopping by sweetness, it means a lot to me.

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  22. crazyguyinthailand March 19, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    Good blog 🙂

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    • ujuh March 19, 2014 / 7:16 pm

      I’m glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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