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The fire has not been extinguished

Our bank balances may be in the negative. Our pantries may be almost empty and the fuel tanks in our motor vehicles are not able to ferry us to our next destinations. Our mother’s words still echo in our ears that we should keep on working hard and strive to make an honest living. It’sContinue reading “The fire has not been extinguished”

I can’t wait to meet you

I am in the last trimester of my pregnancy and firstly my teenage year’s prayers have been answered: Mama gained weight. But my joy was short-lived because I ended up crying and I was late for work that day. When you are pregnant, not everyone feels sorry for you, my supervisor gave me a verbalContinue reading “I can’t wait to meet you”

WinterABC2022 Stories of Africa: A tour around Africa

When I was a child I was either woken up by the sound of Oliver Mtukudzi’s guitar or Bra Hugh’s trumpet. This is because on Saturday mornings my mother would listen to African music. I can sing along to most of the songs by  Koffi Olomide, Awilo Longomba, Leonard Zhakata, and Letta Mbulu … ifContinue reading “WinterABC2022 Stories of Africa: A tour around Africa”

Be a ray of sunshine

My adult life has taught me that there are a lot of things that money cannot buy. The things that we need are expensive and you would never afford them if they were priced. These expensive commodities include love, happiness, a support system and gratitude. The world is going through a difficult time due toContinue reading “Be a ray of sunshine”

WinterABC2021 Day 8: My dear friend

The fun continues and I am advocating for self-care. Are you taking care of yourself? If not you can start doing so today☺❤ It’s okay to :-have good and bad days.-express your emotions and feelings.– be kind to yourself.– do something that you love.-smile and laugh more.– ask for help.-let go of toxic relationships.-avoid pleasingContinue reading “WinterABC2021 Day 8: My dear friend”

WinterABC2021 Day 1- This is my story: I am a Creative

Hello, June l have been waiting for you and l am glad that you are here. Today is the first day of the AfroBloggers Winter Challenge which will run throughout the month. This is a great opportunity for any African creative out there to share their great stories and it is a learning opportunity too.Continue reading “WinterABC2021 Day 1- This is my story: I am a Creative”

Why do you ignore your soul?

Happy new week my lovely readers😀. This month we had a chat with TheNeroEff3ct and you can read the interview HERE Paul also wrote this poem😊 enjoy! Do you know why you ignore your soul?Perhaps the things your soul has to say scare you.What is this “you” that’s “scared” of what the soul says?It’s theContinue reading “Why do you ignore your soul?”

A chat with TheNeroEff3ct

Hello, 😃my lovely readers. TheNeroEff3ct is our guest for this month and I hope that you will learn something from this interview. WHO IS TheNeroEff3ct? The question makes me feel like a superhero who is being asked to expose his identity. Ha! TheNeroEff3ct is Paul Takunda Bako. I’m 29 years old and I live inContinue reading “A chat with TheNeroEff3ct”

Minding your own business

I decided to cut my hair last year in August . When I was in high school I used to visit the barbershop a few days before schools reopened, this is because I had to abide by the school rules. Although I had previously trimmed my hair, it had never crossed my mind that IContinue reading “Minding your own business”