September 2013 : Be You!

september 2013People who rise to greatness tend to have three things in common: 1. They both practice and rest deliberately over time 2. Their practice is fueled by passion and intrinsic interest 3. They wrestle adversity into success.
— Christine Carter 


Don't hide what makes you unique.  Harness what makes you different.  Stop trying to fit into the mold.  The mold is often very boring. Pursue your passion but don't let your passions overwhelm you! Learn balance! Remember, your goals might seem lofty but if you singlemindedly walk on the path required to acheive that goal and you keep your heart, ears, eyes open and your brain working - you will learn so many things on that path and you might actually have a lot of fun along the way.   As we get into the 'ember' months, remember that it is not too late to start along your path even if it is a toe in at a time.  Just start!   Most importantly, be you!! at all times.  :-)

I will like to say a thank you to those who were open to being interviewed for this platform.  It was inspiring speaking with Brooke Wurst on her project which shows that answers often lie within a community voluntarily deciding to create change.  Do read that interview.  Loved it.   I will also love to say thank you to  Rachel Zadok and Amira Kheir.  

I will also love to thank Ifeanyi Onyeji and Osolase Ehikioya Hilary - I know how busy you all get and yet, you come through.  I am grateful.

 Thank you to the readers!

Remember:  Be beautifully, courageously, confidently, you!!

Till December.

Take Care And God Bless!

-Pam *onyi* Stitch (Admin)





Entertainment Lover's Lounge
A Brief Moment With Onome Ovwori- Alright!

mr-o_06There are many words that can be used to describe Onome Ovwori, or Mr. O as he prefers to be called but  one word that will definitely come up several times is the word - gifted. Mr. O is a gifted artist based in the United States who generally performs within the genre of Afro Jazz. He is known for the song Iyawo mi and  Naija go better. Currently, he has another song, Alright, which I believe will be a major Nigerian wedding song this summer.  Take a read and enjoy a brief moment with Mr. O as he shares about his song and his inspiration.

Dating A Married Man


love-wallpaperThe West African man I date never talks about us as a couple and he calls once a week or once every 2 weeks. Does this means he is not interested?


Are married west African men serious about the other woman that they are dating? What do they think about the other woman






Books Culture Be Inspired
Happiness Is A Four Letter Word With Nozizwe Cynthia Jele

cynthia jeleI had the opportunity to read, ‘happiness is a four letter word’, and it was love.  I was so enamoured by the characters in this book that when it was time to choose another book to write a review on, I just had to choose that book.  Hopefully, you all will get a chance to read that review in the near future. 

This book captured the essence of friendship in a thriving South Africa. Friendship where every single person is extremely different from the other but are held by a thread of love.  This friendship is played against the backdrop of family, career, relationship and  emotional turmoil.  Getting the opportunity to interview this author was a great privilege.  Enjoy the interview, pick up your copy of the book via Amazon and of course, look out for my review.

Proverbs In Igbo Land - (ilu)

igboThe late Dr. Chinua Achebe in his book , "Things Fall Apart", stated that proverbs are the palm oil in which words are eaten. Proverbs are called Ilu in Igbo land and they play a very important role in Igbo society.  Join our youngest man in Igbo land, ifeanyi Onyeji as he discusses proverbs in Igbo land.




Multiple Award Winning Personality, Pauline Long Inspires

black women in europe powerlist - pauline longNamed in Black women in Europe Power list 2012 and recently awarded UKAA Lifetime Achievement award, Pauline Long is a Kenyan born entrepreneur, philanthropist, fashion designer, mentor, motivational speaker, writer and TV presenter. As one of eleven inspirational women in Europe listed on Black Women in Europe Power list, the multi- award winning mother and wife is the founder of Europe's biggest award ceremony for black and ethnic personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts (BEFFTA). As a  mother and wife Pauline Long developed a huge passion for giving back to children and the youth which led her to founding Mr. and Miss East Africa UK, these pageants encourage entrepreneurship amongst East Africans in UK but most importantly they work closely with East African children's charities. Pauline Long is passionate about giving back hence she established a FEED THE STREET children programme through The Shout campaign funded by her.  She has a team feeding street children in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Her main goal is to eventually take children off the streets of Africa.


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