Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Color Green

  Ever wondered why everything fresh goes with the color green? Now don’t deny that every time the words life, growth, fresh, natural are mentioned the mental picture Created is green. Green signifies fertility, It is a perfect colour for the aspiring perfect people. Little wonder AWANAIJA is green....

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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: TIFFANY AMBER

  Allow me to re-introduce the label to you, just in case you are familiar with it already. Creative Director/CEO of Tiffany Amber, Folake Folarin-Coker is one of my favorite Nigerian designers. I am a die hard fan of the label and you will understand why when you see...

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THE NIGERIA YOU WANT

  Hey guys… Today I am featuring my friend Ike Ononiwu’s latest thoughts. He had such sound words of wisdom and I figured it’d be nice to share… “THE NIGERIA YOU WANT Nigeria will never be a great nation and truly live up to its absolute potential, not because...

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The other side of A Story

  I watched Chimamada Adichie’s speech on The Danger of a single story and I was amazed at the truth in it. She talks about how having just one view or perspective on anything can hinder us from actually seeing the beauty that lies in the rest of it....

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“THIS IS A MESSAGE FROM MY HEART…”

  I AM AS TIRED AS YOU ARE ABOUT THE SITUATION IN NIGERIA AND IT IS FRUSTRATING WHEN I THINK ABOUT THE FACT THAT I CANNOT DO ANYTHING MAJOR ABOUT IT EVEN THE LITTLE I TRY TO DO SEEMS MIGHTY INSIGNIFICANT WHEN IT COMES IN COMPARISON TO THE SITUATION...

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LET ME BE YOUR MOTIVATION

  Recently, I found myself deep in thought about our dear Nigeria and the youth, people like me i.e. in my peer group. Sometimes, I just take time to sit back or lie in my bed and think. I think about things ranging from my life, to family, to...

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FROM ACHEBE TO ADICHIE: TOP TEN NIGERIAN AUTHORS

  I saw this on here http://theculturetrip.com/africa/nigeria/articles/from-achebe-to-adichie-top-ten-nigerian-authors/  and I thought I should share it with my #awanaija readers: Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka are two names synonymous with Nigerian fiction, yet the literary output of the country is far from limited to these two greats. Here, we look at...

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NIGERIA IS IN OUR HANDS; we make or break it

  There is nothing that upsets me as much as when I hear stories of how people treat Nigerians wrongfully or treat the Name Nigeria with contempt and disdain, you see it at airport check points when travelling to some countries, you see it at work stations of Companies...

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I AM SIMPLY A DIEHARD NIGERIA FAN

  I am simply a diehard fan of this country; I don’t care what you think Pride is not the right word to use in this context or rather it is an understatement, I just don’t care. All I know is I found myself in a near perfect land....

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