mind of amaka, hairdresser of harare review
Lifestyle

The Hairdresser of Harare – A Review

The Hairdresser of Harare is a book by Tendai Huchu, telling the story of Vimbai, Harare’s ‘top’ hairdresser. Her life takes a drastic turn one day when a young man called Dumisani comes into her life, taking not just her position, but invading all other areas of her life.    I like reading fiction – it allows me to visit…

Continue Reading

Lifestyle

10 Life Experiences I Can’t Wait to Have

Life experiences are unique to every individual. Though we may go through similar life experiences, different factors come into play, affecting the outcome for us as people. Though sometimes I find myself moping and suddenly filled with a feeling of hopelessness, there are sometimes when I get excited. Why? I get excited at the thought of what is to come.…

Continue Reading

valentines gift ideas
Lifestyle

How to Woo a Girl Like Me – Valentines Gift Ideas

Looking for valentines gift ideas? A genocide of scented candles, roses and other flowers alike, as well as the abuse of the colour red, pockets of fornication, and a surge in chocolate sales. That’s right, the humans are celebrating valentines. Ah yes, Valentines Day draws near. A time of abuse of the colour red, gift buying, fornication and all things…

Continue Reading

Lifestyle

January 2018 – L’s, Tears, Wins, Hopes, Stress

January 2018 has come to an end, just like that. And here I am, back again with another Mind on the Month. I’m shook because school literally ‘resumed’ on January 12th, giving me quite a long Christmas break. However we’re struggling now because school usually closes before Easter and they say Easter is April 1, meaning somehow we’d have finished…

Continue Reading

Lifestyle, Soul

Ultimately, You’re All Alone

So, the last week was quite overwhelming. Things started off on a good note: school was back in action, registration sahara was over and done with. Yet, as class after class was attended and tasks were dished out, I began to feel overwhelmed. On one hand, I had certain duties I had to carry out which was stressful because people…

Continue Reading

Lifestyle

Review: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi is a book that really had my emotions running wild. I was taken through a long journey, and yet I managed to stay hooked. I think Yaa Gyasi did a great job with the book. I don’t know how the book managed to find itself amongst my yet-to-be-read pile of eBooks, but I was attracted to…

Continue Reading

Lifestyle, Thoughts

Brick & Mortar or Online Shopping?

Not too long ago, Linda and I were discussing and one topic that came up was that of getting an actual store. Of course, the traditional business method has always been physical, meaning you interact face to face with the person selling the goods. I think online shopping is one of the most amazing advancements in technology, and here are…

Continue Reading

skinny girl in transit cover, nigerian tv shows, free online nigerian tv, skinny girl in transit, mind of amaka
Lifestyle, Thoughts

Skinny Girl In Transit: Is Drama the Spice of Life?

I’d been hearing about Skinny Girl in Transit, a Nigerian web-series shown on NDANI TV’s Youtube channel every Friday, for quite some time. I made a mental note to check it out but didn’t really get around to that. However, I watched Sisi Yemmie’s video ‘Husband Does My Makeup’ and while scrolling through the comments, some people said she looked…

Continue Reading

mind of amaka, naira photo, naira stock photo, nigerian currency
Lifestyle

What I Want Out of 2018: Blog & Life Goals

Ah yes, the start of the year, where most of us start acting brand new. This period (end of the year/start of a new year) always brings about reflections as well as goal setting. Most times, we promise ourselves so many things, only to end up feeling un-accomplished by the end of the year. I try not to place huge…

Continue Reading

Lifestyle

Mind on the Month: December, Good-Bye 2017!

I wanted to publish this yesterday, motivated further by the many links dropped in The Bloggers’ Advocate group to articles reflecting on 2017. However, It’s not too late! I don’t think this will be long (Issa lie), but it’ll definitely be reflective. For December, I started off the month by entering ‘one chance’. It was a crazy experience, and I am…

Continue Reading