iWATCH

BECOMING is a documentary about the former first lady, Michelle Obama as she begins a book tour upon the release of her bestselling, 2018 memoir. A personal film that reflects Michelle Obama’s past, present, and prospective future from her unique, inspiring point of view. Obama’s enthusiasm towards sharing her story is also directed at uplifting women, girls, pushing everyone to live their own lives to the fullest, and understanding that invisibility is developed from one’s mind and can as well, be uprooted in the mind.

My rating is below, please comment yours after you’ve watched. Thank you

iLEARNT: ‘ You have to believe that your story has value’

Movie title: Becoming

Release date: May, 2020

Directed by: Nadia Hallgren

Available on: Netflix

Personal rating: 90%

By: TOBILOBA FUNSIZED ADEOLA

iWRITE

In My Feelings, from the depth of my past😂

This is one of the goofy things I find myself doing. I ask how the rich kids or those kids who lived better, in luxury asked for money from their parents. I just wanted to know. For a girl like me whose father didn’t earn much and my mom had to always find a balance between earnings and debt in her business as a school director, I was on a need-to-know.

There was this one time back then in secondary school, it was close to the Christmas break. A friend of mine was complaining about how in the previous year, her dad had given her N10,000 (25.63 dollars) to shop for clothes while her elder brother’s was doubled. I was stunned and still thinking it through but you know, she continued by telling me about how she was planning to get the same as her brother’s that year. My eyes almost gulped out like, WHAT!!!

Guess what I did? I got home for the holidays and told my dad I needed money for shopping. I wasn’t a rich kid so we just managed what we got, recycled my elder sisters’ clothes or wore whatever we got from my rich cousins. I knew I couldn’t even dare state a price except I was planning to substitute it with my tuition fee. He gave me money. He actually gave me money to shop for new clothes. It wasn’t up to my friends but I had money for shopping. I was thinking, that must be the scope. And there I was telling myself, it wasn’t all that hard but the next time I got another was to shop for clothes and shoe for my Valedictory service and that was the last.

I never stopped to think about how the interactions between the wealthy went, I wanted to experience it. I positioned my dad in a place where he would be awarded some huge contract worth of millions and I would talk about how I wanted new clothes, bags, shoes, phone and maybe somethings I had no need for. All of that should cover for the wants I missed as a child but it all ended as feelings in my teenage days.

Twenty unlocked a different feeling. I clocked the big 20 and I started to think of how I would grant my kids’ request as a wealthy woman. The feelings just had to grow up, it was time for a change, I needed an upgrade. But the past feelings were filled with humor and so much inspiration and I definitely loved it. I just couldn’t go back nomore

By: TOBILOBA FUNSIZED ADEOLA

iQUOTE

I’ve had a lotta people advise that I start my own blog because they like what I write on, how I write and all of those convincing, positive feedback but I know how I can ruin the flow of a new project once my emotions are floating so I ignored the thought. I’m just really glad I decided to go ahead with it, after thinking it through and here I am. It’s a personal decision though, no manipulation from no one so I’m safe 😂.

By: TOBILOBA FUNSIZED ADEOLA

iVIBE

Remember This, the lyrics was deeply crafted.

Lyrics to enjoy


Yeah, they say when we grow up
You’ll understand when you’re older
Guess I’m still a kid, I don’t know it
If I’ll ever let go of this (yeah)
Say goodbye to the old me
We ain’t friends anymore, you don’t know me (real music)
I know I could die any moment
If I do just remember this


Yeah, handouts create lazy people I’m not impressed with
You want something in life, then why don’t you go and get it?
Actions speak louder than words do, it’s pretty quiet, isn’t it?
Look at the world we live in, defined by comment sections
Surround yourself with people that challenge how you think
Not people that nod their head and act like they agree
Those people will cut you open just to watch you bleed
Always be yourself, not the person that you pretend to be, no!


These people gon’ tell you that you will never make it
Then when you do, they gon’ say they knew you were goin’ places
That’s just how it works, next thing you know you’ll be overrated
Hearing people say they miss the “old you, ” it’s crazy, ain’t it?
And perfect people don’t exist, so don’t pretend to be one
I don’t need pats on the back from people for my achievements
When I die I wanna know that I lived for a reason
Anyone can take your life, but not what you believe in, no


Yeah, they say when we grow up
You’ll understand when you’re older
Guess I’m still a kid, I don’t know it
If I’ll ever let go of this
Say goodbye to the old me
We ain’t friends anymore, you don’t know me
I know I could die any moment
If I do just remember this


Yeah, don’t take opinions from people that won’t listen to yours
If money’s where you find happiness, you’ll always be poor
If you don’t like the job you have, then what do you do it for?
The cure to pain isn’t something you buy at liquor stores, nah
The real you is not defined by the size of your office
The real you is who you are when ain’t nobody watchin’
You spend your whole life worried about what’s in your wallet
For what? That money won’t show up in your coffin, woo!


Yeah, anger’s a liar, he ain’t got no respect
I fell in love with my pain and I slept with my regrets
Happiness saw it happen, maybe that’s why she up and left
Joy called me a cheater, said she ain’t coming back
I’ve always had a problem with relationships
But that’s what happens when you see the world through a broken lens
Mistakes can make you grow, that doesn’t mean you’re friends
Who you are is up to you, don’t leave it up to them, no


Yeah, they say when we grow up
You’ll understand when you’re older
Guess I’m still a kid, I don’t know it
If I’ll ever let go of this
Say goodbye to the old me
We ain’t friends anymore, you don’t know me
I know I could die any moment
If I do just remember this


Yeah, they say you got into music, you signed up to be hated
That’s kinda weird cause I don’t remember signing my name up
Coming from people that give advice but never take none
I like my privacy, but, lately, I feel it’s invaded
I heard that life’s too short, don’t let it pass you by
We waste a lot of time crying over wasted time
It’s not about what people think, it’s how you feel inside
My biggest failures in life are knowing I never tried, woo!


I look at the world from a different angle
People change, even Satan used to be an angel
Think twice before you’re bitin’ on the hand that made you
Don’t believe what you believe just ’cause that’s how they raised you
Think your own thoughts, don’t let them do it for you
Say you want a drink, don’t wait for people to pour it on you
Cut out the lies, stay close to the people you know are loyal
Grab your own glass and fill it, don’t let your fear destroy you, woo!

Song title: Remember This

Release date: October 2017

Singer: NF (Nathan John Feuerstein)

By: TOBILOBA FUNSIZED ADEOLA

iWRITE


To play the card game, it’s achieved in various ways but one of the common knowledge is, ‘Last card, checkup’. It automatically means you win or you’re amongst the winners. Here, I played the last card but i won and also, lost. Dig deeper as I unleash the mystery.

Since the lockdown began, a lot has happened. One of which is, our finances that have danced to different tunes. It just didn’t favor a lotta people and my account balance was not even hearing no tune… Deaf! Well, my last card had nothing to do with the card game, I’m referring to money.
I got to the point where I had to either save my last card which was 300 naira (0.77 dollar) or spend it. Sincerely, I had no idea on how to multiply the amount except I resumed work or possibly a miracle so I decided. I spent the money, I mean the whole 300 naira. I paid someone to weave my hair that means my hair didn’t have to look unkempt and my face was given another feel. The right words here is, I was broke and had no more money. How then did I come up with a win?

I would rather spend my last card on trying to help someone or reaching out to another. That was like a trend in my life, I just always thought my last card had to be a sacrifice for someone else. I might take time to decide on what exactly to do with it but I wouldn’t use it for me. This time, I got my win by making that choice to spend the last card on me. I didn’t mind how little but I chose myself.
Choosing to spend it on others doesn’t mean I would have no win but it felt good to know I was willing& joyful to spend it on myself. Although, I’m still broke but I kinda feel good about it and that’s why I decided to share.

By: TOBILOBA FUNSIZED ADEOLA

iWATCH

LOVE IS WAR is an intense, African drama about a husband and wife battling for the governorship title of a state in their country.

My personal rating is below but you can comment yours after watching

iLEARNT: “You can win if you decide to win but how you win is also your decision. Good or bad”

Movie title: Love Is War

Release date: April 2020

Directed by: Omoni Oboli

Written by: Chinaza Onuzo

Available on: Netflix

Personal rating: 85%

By: TOBILOBA FUNSIZED ADEOLA

iWRITE

Thinking About Your Thinking Ep1

I’ve always had an annoying way of being defensive when someone doesn’t approve of my knowledge or opinion about something. I literally end whatever discussion was going on because it most likely won’t go my way. Initially, I just thought it was my personality and since human isn’t without flaws, I believed people have to take me like that. I would try my best to avoid team work or if its compulsory, I would make sure I’m the odd one out with no opinion. I took it as a way of making peace. Gradually, I figured my growth involved team work in many stages so I was confused. After so much thinking, I decided it was time to unlearn that trait. Things can’t always go my way so it was time to listen to the opinion of others and we all try to make something good, together.

I’m working daily on that better part of me which I’m grateful for.
The thing about this trait Is, it could have influenced someone else. In the case where we all have people who look up to us, mentees, it is easier for someone to think doing that which I did was the better step to take.
Now, where exactly am I going with this? We all have role models, mentors, coaches, e.t.c, whom have both good and bad traits. Daily, we learn but if one decides to act in the exact manner these people do then one can be misled. Taking up their wrongs as our right is promoting damage. They are humans too, learning and unlearning for a better growth. Its fine to watch what they do, read up on them but make sure you think about it before picking it up instead of becoming their past while they are moving to the future.

By: TOBILOBA FUNSIZED ADEOLA

iCOMPOSE

Jack of all trades, you are doing well,
A round of applause for such great performance,
The energy you summate to achieve goals is commendable,
You stun the audience with your words of intellect,
We embrace such fine work of balanced creativity,
Such strength and perseverance will push you forward,

These and that is all my ear embraces and sends signal of smiles to my lips,
But of what good if I’m broke with nothing to show than words,
I’m weak at heart sometimes but I hold on, hoping for the strings to connect,
Yet, I return home daily with empty pockets and promises to be hopeful,

It almost pushes me to comparison with someone struggling to find purpose,
Here with nothing and can’t even stand amongst peers except to showcase talent,
I can’t chicken out at the sight of challenges because my aim is greatness,
And the successful share testimonies to spur me on my feet,

There are speeches on motivation but few days after listening , I’m back to anger,
Inspirational quotes stare me in the face daily but I drop to the ground in tears after I fail again,
The words don’t stop ringing in my head just to pacify my pained soul,

Jack of all trades, you are doing well,
A round of applause for such great performance,
The energy you summate to achieve goals is commendable,
You stun the audience with your words of intellect,
We embrace such fine work of balanced creativity,
Such strength and perseverance will push you forward,

Some days it flows like the chorus of a beautiful melody,
And other days, its like the eulogy of a dead talent,
I just look up at the sun that never gives up its shine even when the cloud cries heavily,
Convincing myself to keep pushing with little effort till I can gather some energy again,

Time is yet to give me a chance at the table of success and its really scary,
Even the jars that fuel my smile are going empty,
I’d dwell on my failures but I use my time researching a new idea,
But I do hope to not lose life before I tell this tale that drains every bit of me,
As I stand on a high stage as a model to those who have watched me grow.

By: TOBILOBA FUNSIZED ADEOLA

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