Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Nothing Else Matters

I have tasted poverty and depression 
I have tasted fame and money 
I know what it is to be on everyone's lips filled with praises 
I know what it is to do it all on my own 
I know what it is to depend on others
I know how it feels to be happy and laugh everyday
I know how it feels to be sad and cry every night
I know what it is to be drunk every weekend

Thursday, 3 December 2015

How Time Flies

It's been 11 years since we lost JAIYEJEJE and I actually thought that by now it will be easier to write this without a lump in my throat. 

Friday, 14 August 2015

Who do you work for?

A couple of years ago, I sat in my bedroom and a friend of mine who had been trying to reach me decided to come to my house. She walked into the room and found me praying with tears in my eyes and if I remember correctly, the last thing she heard me say was "you are my boss Lord please settle my financial issues". Out of respect for prayer she joined me in saying my final Amen.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015


Don't you just HATE it when people won't mind their business?
Don't you just HATE it when your boss decides to pick on you for no reason? 
Don't you just HATE it when  friends and family put you under pressure to have a child?
Don't you just HATE it when the same people you have helped, turn around and stab you in the back?
Don't you just HATE it when you get passed up for a job you deserve because the other person who got it is related to the boss?

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

The Ideal World

Sometimes you watch tv and see people like BeyoncĂ©, Carrie Underwood, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lawrence e.t.c, who are known all over the world as the best in their field and their names will go down in the history of entertainment for generations to come. Some of them are on the walk of fame, while others have received different awards and by the grace of God when they are older and become legends they will eventually receive a lifetime achievement or recognition awards. 

Thursday, 4 June 2015

EXTRA Ordinary

My grandfather used to organize an annual Christmas celebration when he was alive. We looked forward to it all year round because that was the one time that the whole family could come together. Children and grandchildren, Uncles, Aunties and even the former domestic staff who had left and gotten married.
Anyway, when I was about 5 years old, I heard the word 'EXTRA ORDINARY' for the first time from my grandfather. I had just done a solo performance of "WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE" a Christmas carol that I don't think people really sing anymore. After singing, my grandfather called me to sit on his lap in front of the whole community and he said, "you are a STAR not just because your name is STELLA which means STAR but because you have 'EXTRA ORDINARY' abilities. Don't loose it no matter how tough it gets”.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Happy Birthday Mummy!

Today is my mother’s birthday and just as every child would say, she means the world to me. I mean, really...she means the world. It's her special so I have decided to share with you why this woman is so special.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

The Big Brother Diary Room

I don’t watch a lot of reality TV, but the few of them that  I watch are for specific reasons not just because i’m looking for entertainment. 

One that I used to watch in the past but I stopped watching a long time ago is Big Brother. 

I wasn’t watching Big Brother because of its entertainment content, I was watching it because I liked the concept of putting human beings together in a particular place, giving them tasks and seeing it play out. 
However, I realised that in the course of my watching Big Brother, the concept of having the diary room where you can actually go and speak to “someone" who is supposed to be "Big Brother” fascinated me.