Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie has just received another big time recognition. This time it's for her popular novel, Half of A Yellow Sun, as it was voted the best novel written by a woman in the last decade, by fans of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)’s Woman’s Hour programme.Other...
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As you all may know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to show her support Annie Idibia has teamed forces with Nigerian makeup artist Banjo Laide of ArabyLaide and photographer, Emmanuel Oyeleke to create these touching photos.The shoot tagged #FightTheOdds is aimed at creating more awareness about cancer and the...
Aloha! As promised, as a sequel to the post on how to retain awesome vendors, here's how to get the best of of your wedding vendors both in quality and quantity. 1. Be Nice!First things first. Once you choose your vendors, you should endeavor to cultivate positive relationships with each of them. The happier your vendor is,...
In a bid to ensure that every child has access to education, StayInSchool Nigeria Initiative, a project of Young Minds Foundation, has come up with a seemingly lasting way to match philanthropy with fun and entertainment – because what unites Nigerians more than a good cause and football?We’ve seen...
By now in the wedding planning map, you've set the budget, picked your wedding planner, put together your wedding day squad and set an ideal guest count.  Now, it's time to pick the team that will build your day into what you dreamed it to be. Everyone wants to be...
The Squad. The Clique. The Leading Ladies and Gents. The A-Team. The Support Group. The Hype-Men and Women. ........That's what they are to you. But to the rest of the world, they are your bridal party...They are the men and women who get first class seats in the rollercoaster plane ride that takes you to...
My 20's feel like a burr. A cocktail of parties, boys, university and day dreaming about the future. It wasn't until my mid to late twenties that I started really questioning myself and wondering what I was doing which then birthed the confusion and the depression.I have spoken to...
Indecision.Believe it or not, it is one of the greatest plagues of wedding planning. In a practical sense, wedding planning involves making a series of decisions. These decisions pile onto each other to "ideally" create the perfect day. Each decision made allows you make another.Making sound decisions is especially...
Dear NwaVic,I work in an office of about 10 people. One of my colleagues and I have gotten close over the past year I have worked here. I am engaged and he is married. I see it as a friendship- we gist and joke around. Sometimes, we have lunch...
So, a couple of weeks ago, I told you about making that killer wedding budget.   But putting a budget together is only a tip of the iceberg.  Anyone can put numbers into an excel spreadsheet. Sticking to it is an entirely different ball game. It is where the strength and discipline really...
“It is necessary ... for a man to go away by himself ... to sit on a rock ... and ask, 'Who am I, where have I been, and where am I going?” - Carl Sandburg I have always known I was different. Not special. Just different.As a little girl,...
Haters! Everywhere! No matter what you do these days, there always seems to be someone somewhere who isn't satisfied or has a complaint. Critics....they can make you or break you.I find these days we concentrate too much on the person giving the criticism rather than the merit behind their comments. Granted, people...
When you first get engaged, you're so excited, you're almost blinded to the work that lays ahead of you. Creating that perfect day requires a lot of "detailed" work. Sooner or later, as a bride-to-be, you'd  realize that in order to keep your head above the heaviness of checklists...
Dear NwaVic,I am what you call a ghost reader. I follow your blog quite regularly but haven't subscribed. I'm very inspired by you. My friend once sent me the link to one of your posts and I've never stopped reading since then. Sometimes, I feel like you're talking directly...
Ahhh! the almighty budget. The budget is the vehicle that carries the wedding. The organized bride not only uses it to get to the "dream destination" but as a shield against unnecessary spending. See nothing annoys me more than wasted money. Well, except wasted calories but that's a story...

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