Of Coffee, Cancer and Awards

world cancer day

If you were having coffee with me I would bid you welcome and tell you to get out of the rain before you catch your death of cold. You would probably ask me if I recently had my hair fixed up and I reply “What gave it away, was it the rain, it always rains after my wash day

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that after all my experiences as a Rain God, I would have figured out that I should carry an umbrella after washday but see I have a terrible habit of losing them; I forget them in taxis, cloak rooms anywhere I set it down I’ll probably just walk away and not even turn around, until splash a drop of rain lands on me and I remember I had an umbrella but not anymore.

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that today is world cancer day.

World Cancer day

Shout out to all the cancer survivors out there.

The risk of getting cancer can be reduced by practicing a healthy lifestyle and early detection increases the chances of treatment.

Ways to reduce cancer

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that my grandma just passed away, the doctors say if the cancer had been detected early they might have been able to treat it. Go well grandma we wont cry we celebrate a life lived to its fullest.

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you how part of the reason I keep this blog is to shed light on my little corner of the world its not an S word. I was reminded of this as I read the following transcript from an interview of Chimamanda Adichie Ngozi by a French journalist:

Interviewer: Are your books read in Nigeria?

Chimamanda: Yes

Interviewer: Do they have libraries in Nigeria?

Chimamanda: I think it reflects poorly on France that you asked that question

Believe it or not someone once sent me an email asking if we have the internet in Africa, can you here my eyes roll?

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you I am on day 4 of my blog everyday challenge and that my blog was nominated for the Zim Blog Awards in the ARTs and Culture category please vote for Becoming The Muse thank you on the link below.




PS I did say go vote right? Vote thank you again




  1. Sorry hear of your Grandmother passing away, but great that you choose to celebrate her life and memories.
    And good luck with the nomination!

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  2. Once the link is working again I’ll be the FIRST to vote! It’s wonderful that you chose something so saddening to do something so great! So sorry about your grandmother!

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  3. Update us when the link works so we can go vote. Thanks for spreading awareness regarding breast cancer. I’m sorry to hear about your grandmother, but happy to hear that she had a full life and that you remember her fondly. Our loved ones never really leave us… We keep their spirit with us at all times. Regarding the “Internet” question in Africa. I’ve met a lot of people through the Internet, who live in Africa. However, we are always showed images of starving African kids, who live in mud huts and have nothing to their names aside from some bananas and minimal clothing. This is why some people wonder.

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    1. This image is the one I hope to dispel bit by bit that there is a whole more to this continent than what mainstream media and movies seems keen on just showing …
      Appreciate the visit
      Thank you

      Ps the link is now working, VOTE

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  4. Please check out my latest post ‘why I cut my hair’ to support children fighting from cancer and how we can bring smile on their face. I’m starting this hair donation revolution in my country. Please spread it as much as possible to the world.

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