Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014, my year of......

Divine favor, breakthrough, yada yada yada.....

I know its seriously corny (for me anyway) when I hear the whole "2000 and this, my year of that". The bumper stickers, the church crusades etc, they make me laugh but its actually quite deep.

People hold on to and believe so strongly that a new year washes away the debris of the old and brings new blessings, and this year, cliche or not, I am tapping into that anointing and claiming 2014 as a great year.

2013 was a something else. I went through a whole gamut of emotions, I think it was probably the most eventful year of my life and I'm so glad its over.

I'm not one for resolutions but I definitely need to change up a lot of things in this year, one of them finally, hopefully starting to take exercise and healthy eating seriously because Lord knows my digestive system is a trashcan. Taking up a lot more opportunities and not letting my personal life encroach on my professional. Taking control of my life and my future and not just mutely going along with anyone else's plan for me. Removing myself from poisonous situations instead of blindly nurturing them. Reducing my gossip blog intake, especially Nigerian gossip blogs...reading stories and comments trashing most likely innocent people has to be a surefire way to invite negativity into your life. I like a good natter as much as the next person but I've OD'd on trash talking, enough of that.

Finally, strengthening my relationship with God. Its getting better but we're not quite there yet. Operation God Will You Be My Bestie is in full swing this year.

Blog wise, this year has been on an amazingly ridiculous scale and I have been granted some fantastic opportunities and worked with some amazing brands.

I'd like to thank Olori Hair Care, Frockit Rockit, Jakeala, Elsie Vintage, the amazing organizers of Social Media Week Lagos for having me on their panel,, QM Lounge, Bazaar Restaurant, Modern Day School of the Arts Lagos (MDSA), American Express, Isme Shapewear,, New Look, Things Nigerians Love, Maksins Hair, River Island,, The Red Outlet, E&E Events Management, Multichoice Nigeria and Hairven Hair Products. 

A super special shout-out goes to Uche Pedro and Ijeoma Ndekwu for being just awesome awesome people and supporting TWP from the get go. Latasha Ngwube for being a big sister and a fab mentor on navigating these mean fashion streets, Stella of for being my blog bff and real life friend, Tabia Princewill of Guardian Life Magazine for giving me another outlet for my crazy (I know I've been slacking Tabs, promise to do better!) My friends turned sisters who read TWP and RT and all that instead of just making appropriate noises when I try to talk blog stuff.

And a massive shoutout to Tewa Onasanya of Exquisite Magazine and EVERYBODY  (including my sainted mama who voted fifty-eleven times) who voted for me to win the ELOY Most Promising blogger/Online Editor of the Year. Winning was totally surreal, like extremely...I don't even know.....just amazing.

And the biggest, the very biggest shout-out to my super TWP readers, you guys have made me laugh and cry this year and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting me. The personal ways you guys have touched my life has been beyond and I'm so appreciative. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

From my family and myself, I wish you all a very happy new year.

May all your dreams come true this year.

Love and light xx


  1. Happy New Year Daks. Have an even better 2014 and may all our wishes come true

  2. Happy new year Daks.. I pray 2014 is more fab for you and TWP. xoxo

  3. yeahhh you are finally back! missed you. Happy new year to you too

  4. where went you? lol! where did you go. i missed u. mehn, your sis is really cute! love your dress. pls don't go awol on us again.

  5. Your'e welcome and Happy new year to you too. Yes please don't go awol again.

  6. Happy New year Daks. I apologise for being off the radar. Got a lot of explaining to do. Wish u an amazing year

  7. Happy new year Daks!!! Its been a while!

  8. Happy new year Adaku!!! Whoa!! Everyone in your family looks alike! Hope 2014 rocks even more!

  9. Happy New Year..May all your heart desires be granted!

  10. Happy New Year Daks! I'm with you on the Operation God team- very necessary! Wish you a blessed year!

  11. You know I actually blogged about the clichés until I thought about the spiritual ramifications of it. Its more that just the trite clichés. Its speaking your reality to existence and being hopeful about the next year. There is something extremely powerful about that. Happy new year!

  12. Happy new year adaku! Your bLog gives me Life, expecting to see more of you dis year! Thanks for giving us this post. #Wonderchild#

  13. Bonne Annee! Happy New Year!
    "Operation God Will You Be My Bestie" - I love that name. That is my ongoing journey.

  14. Beautiful family ♡♡

  15. I love you giiirrrllll..Happy New Year and I wish you all the best this 2014. Its so your year too.


    '' btw.. Lol.

    Keep up the good work..



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