In April, I held the Lagos edition of my part-book launch, part-panel discussion: Living Well in Lagos. Lagos is notorious for it’s hectic pace, and given a proportion of the inner Circle live there, it was only fitting to host a meet up to tackle the “s” word: stress.
It was an incredible experience, with electrifying conversations from both the panellists and the audience. Thank you to everyone who came! It wouldn’t have been the same without you. I loved how open you were to share your story, and participated without any hesitation. You’re just THE best.
And of course, a huge thank you to our panelists and host who blew me away. I was joined by Uzo Ukegbu, founder of Anka Style Agency and Ore Fakorede, communications manager and founder of Relea:se wellness newsletter. The event was graciously hosted by Koromone Koroye who also performed her powerful poem “Our Women Will Rise Again”.
Last month, my book “Take What You Need” sold out in Nigeria — but we’ve restocked! You can purchase more copies for yourself and friends at Roving Heights Nigeria. Elsewhere in the world can be ordered from Amazon as always. Thank you!
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My shirt says girls,girls,girls but I’m allowed to tweak it.Here you go- girls,guys,girls... take what you need ! Get it ? 😁👀 (If you don’t, just SWIPE). ••••••••••• One word - PHENOMENAL! I enjoyed every bit of this event. To more events like this 🥂 #livingwellinlagos ••••••••••• •There’s nothing worse than waiting for God at a bus stop on a route he won’t take. •Living well is relative to you,remove the city. •Photographing good things and owning good things are quite different- @orefakorede spitting words! TED talk next please 😁. •••••••••••• The spoken word by @koromone was outstanding 🙌🏾👏🏾.
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Seeing life as a series of events Coming together brick by brick, Instead of an hourglass that is running out Made me a better builder. -Abiola Babarinde, Take What You Need Bag retailing at N6000. Send a DM for yours. . . . After reading this piece, I paused, let out a groan of some sort and breathed deeply. Literally taking in what I needed. I was subjected to a kind of silence that made my mind absorb this piece and ponder. Realizing that since I turned 19, I stopped celebrating birthdays. In fact I was enraged at the thought of getting older because I, at that period in time had failed woefully and seen my life as an hourglass that was running out. @abxola your words literally hold life. This book that serves as a life jacket to those of us drowning in our self imposed 'failures', exaggerated fears and melodramatic scenes of a mid-life crisis scripted by self that threaten to sap the little energy left to carry on. Thanks for yours🤧♥️🤗