“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,...
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...
So, it happened....in a restaurant, at a public event,  maybe by flash mob, at the spot you first met, at your birthday, or his, within the privacy of your bedroom, or his or in front of family and friends....that man you love asked you to be his wife. So,...
Every year, fashion fanatics tune in to witness the event that introduces the annual Metropolitan Musuem of Art's Costume Institute exhibit, commonly known as the MET gala. The gala is so special because it's a unique opportunity for the fashion-forward to show out. This year, as usual, there is...
betrayal revenger best served
I often write blog posts in my head..at work, while driving in DC rush hour traffic, or just before I drift off to sleep. Just like that, I ponder a new topic or what my response to a Dear NwaVic letter will be. Sometimes it's triggered by conversations I...
lose belly fat
Belly fat is unattractive, embarrassing and very hazardous to your health. Belly fat is linked to serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Trainers peddle their diet programs, and diet pills say they work like a charm; however you can lose your belly fat easily with some simple...
It's that time of the year again. One of the most sophisticated Hollywood Awards, the Academy Awards held their 87th run at the Delby Theatre in Hollywood, California tonight. Check out the star-studded red carpet. Jennifer Lopez  Lupita Nyongo  Guilianna Rancic Kerry Washington in Miu Miu  Lady Gaga  Oprah  Rita Ora   Ryan Secrest  Solange Knowles Viola Davis  Common   Will I Am  Adrien...
How are you? From where you're standing today, how is your life looking,? How is your family? Job? Career path? Health? Goals? I bet you the answer to your "where do yourself in 5 years?" question has changed just slightly, if not very dramatically. I also bet you've peaked...
Hi guys! Check out this week’s upload (Weekly Workouts to African Music) Calling all football/soccer fans! I have been itching to choreograph a routine to this old school hit: “Bobbee" by DJ Zeez. Who remembers this one? Here’s a fun challenge - how many soccer/football references can you make out...
One of my friends broke up with me last month. Well, kindda. More like a friendship hiatus. Let me start from the beginning. It was two weeks ago that I noticed I hadn't heard from her in over a month. It was unusual because she would usually 'ping" me...
Chimamanda Adichie, Aliko Dangote, and Arunma Oteh have been nominated in this year's Forbes Africa Person of The Year award. Chimamanda, known for her acclaimed book "Half a Yellow Sun" and her talk on TED “We Should All Be Feminists” could be the first writer to win the award...
Marriage is defined in a number of ways. It has different meanings depending on the basis on which it is entered. The Bible defines it as a covenant by two individuals and God. The law defines it as a contract. Cultural anthropologists have defined it as a "culturally sanctioned...
Dear NwaVic, I'm in my late 20s (ok, almost 30 lol) and ready to settle down. I am dating around and generally getting a feel of what I want in a husband. None of them particularly stand out. The one who is my type to the T and with whom...
Dear NwaVic, I decided to write you today because I know you are also engaged as well.  My fiance proposed to me earlier this year. I was so excited. I love him and my friends all seemed to love him. But then just like magic, they started dropping one by...

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