Morocco was a dream. The sights, the sounds and colours were simply amazing. One thing I know for SURE is that I have to go again. There are so many beautiful places to explore, and lots of great things to do. I'd like to see Casablanca, go to Fez and Chefchaouen, and this time, stay at a Riad instead of a hotel. I'd also love to go up in a hot air balloon overlooking the city at sunrise. Bliss.
But for now, travel with me to Marrakech for Part 1 of my amazing trip to Morocco
Fun fact: My first ever "Travel with me" video diary (aka Vlog) was after a 6 day trip to Rwanda in 2014, when I went around the country and fell in love with it.
I just got back from Kigali a few days ago, visiting some of the same places, but also seeing different ones, and it is still charming. The views still take my breath away. The stories still captivate me, and the people are just amazing. This continues to be one of Africa's success stories, with tourism, with agriculture and of course, their post-genocide development.
I was gonna make the title of this "A September to Remember" but I'm trying not to be too cheesy. I'm luring you in with other means. I was blessed enough to be gifted a ticket to see my family in the US for a few days, and I scored an AMAZING deal on a group trip to Morocco, which I've been wanting to visit for at least 2 years, so September was basically a whirlwind of jet-lag, travel and JOY!
A long overdue post, and I apologize!! I have been all over the place recently, and here's what 've been up to. I'll give you the highlights for each month, shall I?
JULY: A very Google week: From an intimate dinner for select friends of the house, to a 2 day YouTube Creator workshop, to a culture and arts night, all culminating in a final conference day...
AUGUST: Aka my birthday month!! Between shooting my new TV show for Ebonylife TV (Yup, coming soon!!), which I'm producing, writing for and presenting, hosting a couple of events, and of course, my birthday...
The Diaspora Festival was probably the most eye-opening experience I had. The emotions the returnees had, and the connection they felt, made me curious about the way people from other cultures, especially those who have history rooted in slavery, often feel; like something is missing...
President Umaru Yar'Adua has been gone a long time. Back in 2009, when I was at City Uni, I was asked by one of my professors to write about the many things going on in Nigeria. Some of my fellow students couldn't understand the things we deal with in Naij, like PHCN, the "Enough is Enough" movement, and how we could have a missing president. So I wrote this:
Don't call it a comeback!
Yeah, I know I've been gone more than a minute. Sometimes you need to take a break and then come back, right? Right. Onwards...
I was honored to be asked to participate in the Ask Series, organized by the folks at Belfry Africa at The Waterside Hotel in Ikoyi. It's a small, intimate event, where people can come and listening to the guest (me, in this instance) share their story, and get a chance to ask any questions about their journey, and whatever else they'd like to know.
It's amazing how time flies by! A new month is here, and I'm not sure where January and February flew so far and fast to! I find myself, in the midst of work and the day to day stuff, looking forward to new experiences and new opportunities, and hoping that the Universe somehow conspires to make it happen, and soon.
But while I do that, and think of how to engage my wanderlust without emptying my life savings, I love to reminisce on the last trip I took.
Happy New Year Everyone!! (She said, almost a month after) New Year, New Greatness, right? I'm glad to have something really fun to share :)
The lovely people at "he Leads Africa, an organization I admire and support, asked me to moderate a panel at their first #SlayFestival at the weekend, and it was epic!! From different panels on a range of topics (Women in Tech, Being a Man in the 21st century, From Contact to Contract), to mini-concerts, stalls and SME worshops for one on one advice and coaching from women, for women, it was a great event. There was also a hair bar, mani-pedi area, henna, a bar with delish drinks, and a JOLLOF RICE bar. Yeah, I partook of that, thank you very much!!