08.20.18 On this day, I paid my final respect to my fellow comrade. It wasn’t a sudden death, instead, it was expected. “Twas the case of aging gracefully” There were … Continue Reading Forever August
It was my first job in a corporate body, here in the States, therefore, it felt good! I mean really good, to have job security and guaranteed paycheck, every two … Continue Reading Coming to America , Episode IV- Come! O Taste and See !!
“What is the big deal about losing your job in a clothing store? How much money were you making anyways?” One might ask. When I was in Nigeria preparing to … Continue Reading Coming to America-Episode III- There’s God O O O!!!!!!
“You made it! Welcome to America! How was your trip?” The voice of my host ringing, with so much excitement, as though I just won a lottery. I was too … Continue Reading Coming to America! Episode II- Life in a Foreign Land
I left Lagos, Nigeria on the 19th of December, 2009 and arrived New York on the 20th of the same month. I wish I could write how exciting I felt … Continue Reading Coming to America! Episode I- Johnny Just come!
I vividly remember my clienteles reactions as soon as they realized that December 2009, will probably be the last time , that I would make clothes for them. (The ones … Continue Reading Gifted hands – the finale !
“How could you stoop so low to become an apprentice in a sewing shop? It’s not a professional job! You’re going to end up in poverty! You are a disgrace to the … Continue Reading Gifted hands part VI-“to be or not to be”
Are we there yet? I asked the young man taking me to his friend’s shop. The shop is by the corner of the road, he replied. So now, I’m thinking … Continue Reading Gifted hands (part IV): The conversation
Me: Hi Belinda! It’s been a while ! What are you up to these days? Belinda: Girl! I am fine! I’m taking sewing lessons, somewhere downtown. Me: Wow! That’s great! … Continue Reading Gifted hands (part III)-The plan