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October To Remember – Weekend Highlights

Ooctober to Remember

Welcome to October, lovies! This month, we’re expecting light showers of change, and mildly turbulent emotions. Other than that, it’s smooth sailing all the way!

I didn’t do a Taking Stock post for September because the 30th through to the 2nd were filled with a serious bout of mood swings. As much as I feel like I got over it, I’m a bit worried more is yet to come. Still, #WeMove. Let’s talk about October, shall we?

While my mates spent their Independence Day on twitter arguing about whether or not to celebrate, I did my laundry and my hair. Since I took out the braids I did for Christmas/New Year, I haven’t done any proper protective styling on this hair. I finally got tired of shedding and dragged myself to Ikeja where an amazing woman spent hours making sure I look this good.

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I took my new hair out with Deola and Edwin to the Chef Dish food festival on Sunday. It seemed okay, but I was really there to support my people the Akpans. If you’ve never heard of Oi Vic, you should totally check them out. They make really amazing food, and their tacos sold out on Sunday. You know I’m a foodie and I like good things, so you know I’m not playing. My only pictures from the festival are of Oi’Vic’s food :p

And then we went to the Orange Culture Pop Up at some very fancy event space that I don’t remember the name of right now.  I think this is the first time I’ve seen an Orange Culture piece and actually really wanted it. Everything there was so bright and colourful; it really did feel like summer. The capsule collection was done in collaboration with Dennis Osadebe, so there was some cool art on display too.

The absolute best part of my entire weekend was my makover by Dora Nnaji; super awesome, crazy talented female. I’m always a bit reluctant when people want to put make up on me because I’m not the biggest fan of a lot of the “albino makeovers” I see online, but nah. This babe finished work on my face! I couldn’t even recognise me for a bit. I was like “Hollup! Who this be!?”.

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I’m happy I started off October on a good note by surrounding myself with people I love and care about. This life is too short to be holding on to sadness. To all the amazing people I saw from Sunday through Tuesday, if you’re reading this, I love you to the moon and back. Stay blessed and have a great October.

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