3 Oct 2012


So I turned 52 years old a couple of days back and I am reminded once more of how old I have become,

I have had many suitors, even married a few of them but it just doesn’t feel like I have found the ‘one’

I know I have come a long way and even though I am not where I ought to be, I am not where I used to be. I am now a mother, grandmother and even a great grandmother…

My many children are the result of my various relationships/marriages but I still love them equally

However, in recent times; my children have decided to fight against each other, claiming they are better than the other and this saddens me a lot

They have deviated from the very essence of unity, respect and loyalty I had taught them

Whilst I may have made many promises that I am yet to fulfill, I still love my children very much

The trauma of moving from one bad relationship to the other is enough to make anyone confused

My past husbands have had good intentions but good intentions are just not enough to make me or my children happy. We need much more…

When I look at my counterparts, I realize that at 52; I still have a long way to go. However I cannot do this without the help of my children

The change we need isn’t going to come from outside, WE are to effect the change we desire. We need to stop playing the ‘blame game’ and looking for ‘scape goats’

I don’t know it all and I can’t do it on my own, I need YOU

We may not have achieved all that we have set out to do in the past 52 years but if we are to be honest with ourselves, we have also experienced some positive changes

I am proud that I have very clever, hardworking children and if guided aright, can bring the ‘light’ that we so earnestly desire

We must realize that it requires dedication, steadfastness and hard work from us all

I am 52 and still searching…. But until I find the right “one” to lead us all right, please help me start the change that we all desire. We can only get ‘it’ done together.

I am proud of my children, I am proud of my history, I am proud of roots, I am proudly NAIJA! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!! :)

Stay Strong!


  1. a million shades of grey here, skillfully twined into one piece...absolutely creative & far more inspiring than the Oct. 1 presidential 'poem'

  2. Thanks a lot LA! Comments like yours encourage me to do better..:)

  3. Babez....I know that you are good....but this leaves me breathless...kudos to you...keep it up...maybe one day u would be reading a speech in the UN.....Uche

    1. Aww... Thanks a lot Uche!!!! I'm so grateful.