Friday, March 22, 2019

Book Review | In Dependence


In Dependence is written by Sarah Ladipo Manyika. I discovered this book through Cassava Republic who is its publisher.  Firstly let's say that In Dependence exceeded my expectations for so many reasons. However, there are a few loose ends I felt the author could have tidied up. 

Synopsis
The story begins in the early 60s, in Ibadan Nigeria. Tayo Ajayi has won a scholarship to study at Oxford University  in the UK. After a brief relationship with Christine,  a fellow Nigerian also studying at the University,  Tayo meets and falls in love with Vanessa Richardson.

The problem is she's white and the daughter of a former colonial officer.
SHARE:

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Madeline's Top Netflix Picks

Aside from reading books by women, one of my other pastimes is to enjoy an enthralling show on everyone's favourite streaming service. With the sun playing tag these days, my preference would be to snuggle under a blanket, armed with a hot drink and a bowl of snacks whilst watching Netflix on a screen such as the 4k led tv Panasonic

But with such a busy schedule indulging in some visual entertainment during my commute to work seems like a good plan for now. If you read through some of the archives, you will see a growing collection of film reviews already on the blog. Today, I would like to discuss with you some of my hottest Netflix picks.

SHARE:

Monday, March 11, 2019

Open Book | Sabrina Hamilton

Chapter three of #OpenBook is here! If you need to catch up quickly on the first two, you can do so here.

Today, we are in the company of the amazing Sabrina Hamilton. Sabrina is 32 years old and describes herself as being "happiest when eating brunch with the girls, sitting out in the sun or reading a good book with a mug of herbal tea". Sabrina also works in marketing within the travel industry, and of course, writes a blog!



Read on if you want to find out more about Sabrina.

SHARE:

Friday, March 8, 2019

#IWD Special | Why I Write for Women


I have been labouring over this for a while now, wondering how to shape this post so it packs a real punch. I don't believe this to be my eloquent piece yet, but it's from the heart. Having typed my last full stop, I have returned to the start to add this small preamble. I hope as you sit with a cup of tea in hand reading this, or perhaps at your desk trying to conceal this page from your manager, you realise how incredibly amazing you are, you gorgeous, multitasking, heel wearing, or trainer sporting, child rearing, board sitting, uniform wearing, insecurity hiding creation of wonder! Happy International Women's Day!

SHARE:

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Wonderful Ways to Make Your Website Shine!


A few blog posts ago, we spoke about the importance of blogging as a business owner. As important as a business blog is, it is one piece of your marketing strategy as a brand. Your online voice, logo, colours, magazine ads, and even your face to face communication with clients all form a part of the communications jigsaw puzzle, when in business.

It's clear that there are some areas of business that matter more than others, and one of those is the website. What you have to keep in mind is the fact that your website is both the digital blueprint for your company and a hugely important marketing tool as well. This is why a website plays such a massive role in improving your brand's chances of longevity.

SHARE:

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Open Book | Miriam Kyasiimire


Our #OpenBook series continues with another 'fab at 30 plus' blogger!  Click here to read the last installment.

This time, we're in the company of Miriam Kyasiimire, a Ugandan by birth, nationality and choice!  Miriam runs a tour agency based in Kampala called Kagera Safaris which plans for inbound tourists into Uganda and Rwanda.

"We love to create memorable African expressions for our clients", she explains. Read on  to find out more about Miriam, her blogging journey and the power of adding value to others through writing. 

SHARE:

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Open Book | Charlene Chinn

Meet business and lifestyle blogger, Charlene!
We are starting a brand new series!  Open Book is a series of short, candid conversations between myself and my fellow over thirty bloggers. I've found that the blogsphere is a space which is very much populated by the twenty somethings - either that, or they are just better at promoting their craft! 

There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, however as people in our thirties, blogging as a form of expression began when many of us were in college or university - in short, we were the first bloggers! Open Book aims to highlight the honest experiences, triumphs and lessons of the thirty something blogger. 

SHARE:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

10 Reasons Why You Should Blog As a Business Owner

If you work for yourself or have a side hustle, you will know that the business of conducting business can be choppy at times. A few weeks back, a client of mine whose website I'd been writing monthly blog posts for called to tell me that she would no longer be needing my services. After some probing, I discovered that someone had told her that such as investment was a waste of money (the same person who had initially referred me to her!). 

So I asked her if she felt as if she'd been wasting her money.  Her response? Well, she confessed she loved the blog posts but had been confused since hearing that piece of advice. 
SHARE:

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Film Review | If Beale Street Could Talk


Fonny and Tish: when friends become lovers 
 If Beale Street Could Talk, based on James Baldwin's 1974 novel is a heartbreakingly beautiful film which is in equal parts a love story and an honest portrayal of America's recent racial history. 

SHARE:

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Smash Your Reading Goals on a Budget!



January has long had the reputation of stretching on and on. December's early payday, coupled with the overspending throughout the Christmas period can make for some very tough times in the opening weeks of the new year, which is why any financial advice particularly valuable. 

If one your goals for 2019 is to read more books, then you will definitely need to set a budget aside for it. As a book blogger, I can testify that books are not cheap. But acquiring so many books also means I have discovered wonderful ways to achieve my reading goals without spending so much. (Sometimes.)

SHARE:

Monday, January 7, 2019

Film Review | Lionheart


Lionheart is a transport company based in Enugu in Eastern Nigeria, which has transported Nigerians around the country for years. Ran by Chief Ernest Obiagu (Pete Edochie), with the assistance of his daughter, Adaeze (Genevieve Nnaji), Lionheart is a much-loved company based on family values.

SHARE:

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Madeline's Must-Read List for 2019

Orion Books
Happy new year readers and writers!

Being that it's January, it's that time again to make my list of reading wishes and predictions for the year. My last list was quite interesting seeing as I managed 50% of the books featured. But alas! A new year has arrived and I am here to share my must-read list for 2019.

SHARE:
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Instagram

© Madeline Wilson-Ojo. All rights reserved.
Blogger templates by pipdig