Welcome To My Blog

Awareness + Redefinement

Danny’s Diary

Danny’s Diary

Our diary from one year ago. The baby dolls are still in my space. I will name them on Sunday since I see that they have come to stay. Suddenly Daniella left my room after I got her dressed for school and I called out to her and went to her room from where she...

read more
Short Musings

Short Musings

One of my favourite meals as a young girl in Ogidi of the 80s was nni oka na Ofe ogbono. This is not the typical cornmeal but Nni oka is made from freshly prepared akamu, you stir on medium heat till it's done and you pour it out in a spacious tray till it is ready to...

read more
Dear Daughter

Dear Daughter

"Daughter, can you see how you boarded the plane and sat down, buckled your seat belt, and relaxed and now the plane is taking you to Lagos? You didn't meet the pilot, you don't even know who is or are in the cockpit and till now the main pilot hasn't spoken, and yet...

read more

Dear Widowed Community 1

Dear widowed community, there are many myths and beliefs some of us grew up believing about widowhood. And we keyed in as soon as we lost our spouse forgetting that we are called by the name of God. Therefore shall not be bound by practices passed down from cultures...

read more
Untold Stories

Untold Stories

If your parent is widowed, don’t assume they are strong and not hurting, and you keep heaping burdens on them. They might put up a strong disposition so their children don’t lack or faint, but deep inside they hurt. They might skip meals so their children have enough!...

read more
Mindset Shift: Part 1.

Mindset Shift: Part 1.

My dear widowed community, from my experience since May 2001,interviewing, counseling and intervening in widows’ issues; I discovered that a good number of widows say negative words over their situation. Yes, widowhood is a tough terrain but then your mindset could...

read more
My Story

My Story

In 2006, I was an international visitor funded by the US state department and one of the places I visited was the Martin Luther King Centre, Atlanta. While listening to recorded speech of MLK (jnr.), I heard him say something! It hit me like a thunderbolt and I wrote...

read more
Danny’s Diary

Danny’s Diary

Danny’s diary!  My dollar is not for Ukwa! Daniella is ready for dinner and her best friend, my housekeeper came to request that I come to dish Ukwa by myself for Danny.  Me: the Ukwa is for sale biko, except Daniella is ready to pay for it.  Madam Angela: Mummy...

read more

Subscribe for Updates

Get my blog posts delivered straight to your inbox

Subscribe to Gozie Udemezue's Newsletter