About me and this blog
Welcome to Naija Matters.
It is really nice to see you here and I hope you enjoy your visit.
I believe in learning from people and situations and also imparting knowledge.
As a woman, I enjoy cooking (less baking though), gardening, mending things, cleaning, having a clean environment and home decorations among many others which necessitated the inclusion of ‘Tips4Homes’ on the blog menu (which is where some tips for good home management, cooking and so on can be found). This is where I plan to share my learning and experiences and also learn from others who might want to share their experiences and tips as well.
I also have ‘Great Quotes’ as a menu as I hope to share some lovely quotes that I have been exposed to over the years. Quotes are great. They are mostly short, sharp and straight to the point. They impart knowledge and help express things in a succinct way.
As my blog in my opinion is dealing with serious societal matters, I strongly believe that ‘talking’, writing and discussing about these issues alone would not bring the needed change on their own. Prayer is needed.
I’m a Christian and I believe in the power of prayer. The Bible encourages us to “pray without season” (1 Thessalonians 5:16), “Men (a general term for human beings) ought to pray and faint not” Luke 18:1. I would therefore appreciate it if you can check the prayer list on “T2Pray” (if you are interested) and let us together pray for us and our beloved country as things cannot just be allowed to continue to go on as they do at the moment. With GOD, all things are possible (Luke 1:37).
About me (The boring bit)
I was born in Ibadan, Oyo state many decades ago. My dad was from Igbo-ora and my mum is from Ibadan. I went to Baptist High School Saki, later to the then Oyo State College of Arts and Science, Modakeke, Ile Ife (now in Oshun state) for my A ‘Levels and later studied languages at the University of Lagos (Great Akokite, great!) as one of my ambitions in life was to work as a diplomat but that was not GOD’s plan as HE later opened the door for me to travel to and live in the UK, where I changed career and worked in social care setting until 5 years ago.
I believe that having studied languages (foreign and ours), travelled to other parts of the world, lived, worked and still living and working with many people of other cultures and backgrounds have given me better insights and outlook to some of the things I want to blog about. Not necessarily all, as you don’t need to travel anywhere to know when things are not right or good, but I believe I would be able to ‘see’ and use some of my experiences in my writing.
What I’m doing now
Part of what I do at the moment include promoting speaking of African languages, teaching Yoruba language (the one that I know and speak very well) online, and promoting my language app, NAILANGS KEYBOARD which is designed to enable typing in at least 12 Nigerian languages.
So, if you see me around, it would be jolly nice to say hi and hear what you think of my blog.
Thanks for stopping by and please get in touch if you would like to write for Naija Matters.