The +++ Journals: Entry V

Blog_The +++ Journals 02It has always been easier to play the class clown. I learned much earlier that it was a good defence mechanism; the best way to hide my disappointments, rejection and worries. So it came as no surprise to me when I tried to downplay my new status and brush it off my back.

Upon our return from Daberechi’s lab, Josh and I hung out like we would do on a lazy Saturday: we dined on Josh’s spicy jollof rice he referred to as Mama’s special, watched reruns of our favourite shows and went out for a meet-n-drink with a couple of friends when the sun set.

There was cold beer and up-tempo music, with, of course, Yours Truly playing the role of the king’s jester and endeavouring to make everyone laugh. I think it was and still is a good distraction – focusing on everyone else and living in the moment. Besides, if I decided to stay at home and stew, it would not change my circumstance. After one too many bottles, I went home feeling optimistic about life and the road ahead. Continue reading

The Perfect Response Arnold Schwarzenegger Gave A Homophobic Troll

4d1af4a0-1d8b-11e5-87a5-5d1c03dc45d7_11666321_10153293270136760_5119280596454612On Friday afternoon, it was revealed that America had finally ruled that every single state in the country would allow same-sex marriage because, y’know, #LoveWins.

As a result of the Supreme Court ruling, which nicely coincided with Pride parades across the globe, all of social media quickly turned into a flurry of rainbows, with Facebook even creating a seriously nifty app that layered a rainbow flag over your profile picture to showcase your support.

It was pretty cool.

Anyways, obviously a whole load of celebrities publicly celebrated the ruling. And then, when veteran actor, action man, and former Californian mayor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, got involved, things took a turn for the amazing. Continue reading

Deceased Man’s Secret Male Lover And Widow Battle Over Who Gets The House

Screen-shot-2015-06-19-at-12.59.07-PMWhen 32-year-old Masiye Moyo died on May 19, he left behind a house, a widow, four children, and a secret male lover. Now, the BF and wife are in a heated court battle over who gets the house.

Moyo was a former captain at the United Touring Company in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. He and his wife Christina Sibanda had four kids together, ages 5 through 14 years. Mayo also owned a small house out in the suburbs. That’s where he allegedly kept 30-year-old Bruce Kazembe.

According to Kazembe, he and Moyo had been companions since adolescence, and Moyo had promised him the house after his death. But Mayo’s widow begs to differ. She’s now trying to evict Kazembe. Continue reading

Amber Rose and Blac Chyna Kiss on BET Awards Red Carpet, Wear Matching Outfits to Celebrate Marriage Equality

1435582031_blac-chyna-amber-rose-lgEat your heart out, Kardashians! Yesterday, Sunday, June 28, two of the Kardashians’ biggest foes — Amber Rose and Blac Chyna — hit the red carpet at the 2015 BET Awards together wearing matching ensembles and proudly displaying some PDA.

Clad in all-white crop tops, pants, blazers, and heels, the pair walked the carpet holding hands before kissing one another on the lips as photographers snapped away.

“We love each other so much we decided to be each other’s dates,” Rose, 31, was overheard saying on the carpet. Continue reading

LOVE AND SEX IN THE CITY (Episode 39)

Blog_Love And Sex In The City 02“Um, Yinka, you didn’t tell me you are now running a bed-and-breakfast in your house,” Biola called out as he made his way with affected genteelness to a sofa, into which he lowered himself before looking up.

“Don’t look at me,” I said, as I walked across the room from the inner part of the house to find a seat. I had my shoes in my hand and wanted to set about polishing them. “I only just spent the night here, because Yinka said he couldn’t come pick me up at my house this morning.”

There was some traffic in the small parlour as Adebola, Eddie and Ekene filed past Paschal – who’d opened the door – into the room. They were all well-dressed, and the collective bouquet of their perfumery circumfused and hung richly in the air, a steady reminder that we all had somewhere to be this morning. Continue reading

For Instance, This…

for instanceThis is a Facebook post someone drew my attention to, and after reading, all I could do was laugh. It is a thing of beauty when one’s hypocrisy is shown up to him, stark and cold. And you have nowhere to run but into your shame.

Read and enjoy.

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This life!

So I am sitting in Terminal 1 at Frankfurt International Airport, waiting for my flight to Toronto… Been a super long wait… The Lufthansa flight from Lagos arrived three hours ago.

A Nigerian cleric came to sit by me. We somehow started up a conversation stemming from the CNN coverage of the Same Sex marriage Supreme Court ruling in America.

This cleric let out a spite-filled sigh, and began to tell me how the world has come to an end. He said Barack Obama is the Antichrist. He said all gays would burn in hell fire, and even here on earth, they would be stricken down by lightning. He said homosexuality should be punishable by death.

He went on and on. Continue reading

Before The US Supreme Court Ruling, Here’s How Some Kids Reacted To Gay Marriage

anigif_enhanced-buzz-20160-1383602348-14TheFineBros showed 13 children between the ages of 5 and 13 two different viral proposal videos – one of a man proposing to a man, and another of a woman proposing to a woman – and filmed their reactions.

Some of the kids were definitely a little bit confused at first.  for the most part, they thought the videos were really cute, and didn’t quite get why these adorable proposals would upset anyone.

Here are a few excerpts from the video that I found interesting. First is the one that really cracked me up. Continue reading