Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Versatile Blogger Award

Hey loves!

The lovely Ayo nominated me for “The Versatile Blogger Award” and I’m thrilled! I think blog awards are a great way of showing appreciation and love to bloggers. To be nominated for this award, there are several factors considered including blog content, design, and audience engagement. Once nominated, there are specific rules that need to be followed.

The Rules of The Versatile Blogger Award:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award.

2. Include a link to their blog.

3. Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you have recently discovered or follow regularly.

4. Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award (you might include a link to VBA site.)

5. Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Let’s get right into it then!

1. Muchas gracias Ayo for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award!!! I’m so grateful that I’ve met you in “blogville” and I love, love your blog! You’re definitely one of the people I’m excited to meet when I move back to Nigeria next year J

2. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out Ayo’s fabulous blog,, especially if you’re a single gal. She blogs about God, love, relationships, and life. (She has an amazing series called “Waiting and Loving It” where she interviews young, married couples that chose to remain celibate until marriage; another series called “Married and Loving It”; and a third series called “Conversations with One”)

3. The fantabulous bloggers I’ll be nominating are (I know it's not 15 - sorry! I'll add the remaining 4 later) :
As for my 7 things, here you go Ayo!
1. One of my favorite songs in the world is “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi. “I’m a cowboy. On a steel horse I ride. I’m wanted...wanted! Dead or alive!” When I hear this song, expect madness to ensue. And the craziest part? My anatomy does not qualify me to be a “cowBOY” yet I rock this song like I can totally relate! As far as I’m concerned, I must have been a Caucasian male rock star in my former life lol.
2. I am a true introvert (so if you meet me and start wondering why I’m not talking much, don’t be offended biko! It’s just the way I am. Now if you feed me, not only will you get me talking – you will have me SINGING:) The counter to this is that I can have these funny moments of extroversion that surprise the life out of me at times – one example would be when I’m speaking to a group of young girls or women about living in their God-given purpose and understanding physical insecurities as a distraction from their best lives. In those instances, I’m fired up and you’ll have to force me to shut up.

3. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a detective and a flight stewardess. Yes...both. I loved watching the detective show Colombo and reading mystery novels. As for the stewardess dream, I remember being on planes as a child and feeling so happy when the flight stewardesses would stop by my seat, smile, and ask me what I’d like to eat (goodness, why must everything with me have a link to food :). I remember thinking they looked fabulous in their skirt suits/heels (even though I don’t like wearing heels) and I just knew they had to be the kindest people ever.

4. I love ketchup and will put it on almost anything. Fries, chicken wings, eggs, tuna sandwiches, sausages, etc.

5. I am directionally “challenged”. I once heard a writer say that she was so bad at directions she could even get lost in a library. Well, I’m right behind her. FYI, if you ever enter a car with me driving, don’t be surprised by any “unplanned detours”. And there’ll be no use getting angry or grumbling because I’m warning you beforehand! Lol
6. I love making lists. Grocery lists, to-do lists, annual goals lists, books-to-buy lists, favorite quotes lists, you name it.
7. I don’t believe in coincidences. I believe every outcome (big or small) is an effect of a specific cause (big or small).
And that's my 7, Ayo! I hope you (and the rest of my lovely readers) enjoyed it.
Until the next post loves :)
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  1. Awww, I enjoyed this but errr, are you sure it shouldn't be 20? :-)

    I'm also bad,bad,bad at directions. I could go somewhere like twice and still get lost.*sigh*
    And as for your getting all fired up when speaking to girls, ie, functioning in your God-given purpose...but then being an introvert in other instances...that made me smile. trust God to give us the words we need when we need them along with the personality to boot! Hah! Ama-mazing!

    + your love for food still doesn't make you fat, I envy that oh...

    Thanks for the award, I'll get to it... :-)

    1. Lol, it's 7 for the Versatile Blogger one! I can see you want me to sleep here trying to come up with 20 things to share, Frances :)

      You're still better than me with directions. Even after going there 2 or three times...if a long time has passed since my last visit to the place, I am likely to end up making one or two wrong turns, smh...I have nothing left to say except it is pure embarrassment lol.

      My dear, the food may not be showing fully but I know I cannot keep playing games with it! When I'm ready to hear word, I will start eating with sense lol

  2. I'm a cowboyyyyyyyyyyy, On a steel horse I riiiiiiiiiiide, I'm wanted, (WANTEEEED), DEAD OR ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!!!!!

    That's my jam!!!!

    1. Ahhh!!! I love that you're a "Wanted Dead or Alive" gal, Berry! :)

  3. Wow, thought I was d only one that makes a lot of lists. Ada maybe one day, we will have a food competition, I eat a lot and the good thing is that when I eat, people around me gets d weight gain while I look starved.


    1. LOL!! So you are definitely the one I should not engage in an eating competition - everything you consume will land on me :)

  4. Finally...i have waited in patience since October can't blame me, I'm a fan. congratulations on your nomination and even though i love some of those you nominated, i hope you win the award

    1. Thank you, Nachi!!! I love that you're a reader of the blog - I appreciate you! :)

      And thank you for wishing me well with the award! The nomination counts as the award itself so everyone I nominated plus myself all get to win :)

  5. lool @Caucasian male rock star in my former life. Imagine that. Girl wants to be a rockstar..hehe. It was nice reading about you Ada :)

    About you becoming an extrovert when you speak to younger girls, I believe it's the passion that drives you. It's just like when I talk about God or something that excites me, it happens too and I'm on the introvertish side too(if there's anything like that. lol

    1. I'm serious about my rock star past, Itunu! lol

      Thank you for reading the post - I'm happy you enjoyed it :)

      And cheers to you for being a fellow "extroverted introvert! Like you, talking about God excites me and I'm happy that's the case because if there is anyone I should ever have passion for, it's God :)

  6. Awww. Beautiful beautiful Ada! It was really lovely reading this post! Thank you for doing it.
    Lool @ketchup.. In tuna sandwich, Really??

    Thanks for sharing more of yourself with us hun :-) xx

    1. You're welcome, Ayo - thank you for nominating me love! I had fun doing it :)

      And yes, my love for ketchup reaches tuna sandwich joke lol