Category: Spirit-Soul-Body

A mix of different matters

#Olowogbogboro: 7 Powerful Testimonies from Nathaniel Bassey’s Hallelujah Challenge

Olowogbogboro is doing great and mighty things. Nathaniel Bassey’s Hallelujah Challenge has created a move of the spirit online and offline like never before. When I first When we spoke about the Hallelujah Challenge last week, the viewership was just about thirty thousand plus, and only on Instagram. As of...

World Music Day: Top 10 Nigerian Songs in the 1st Half of 2017

Happy World Music Day What better way to celebrate World Music Day than with our very own Nigerian songs. Loved by Nigerians and beefed by Ghanaians, here are the top 10 Nigerian songs from January till June 2017. These songs have been the most downloaded, received the most airplay and...

On Biafra vs. Nigeria: Whose Fight Is It Really?

A friend shared this write-up and it captures some of my sentiments about the Biafra discussions. Read and share your thoughts in the comments section below. On Biafra vs. Nigeria: Whose Fight Is It Really? The Ibos want Biafra The North wants Ibo’s exit The Yorubas want Ibo’s exit The...

Powerful & Timeless Relationship Advice From Lauryn Hill – Doo Woop (That Thing)

Lauryn Hill is one of the most iconic women in music and hip-hop, a real queen of the pack. She came into the limelight with multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning group the Fugees. However, with her 1998 solo debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the singer, songwriter, rapper, and producer established herself as...

Ratatouille: A Fun Meal For Weight Watchers

Ratatouille – the movie.  Eons of years ago, I saw the movie Ratatouille, the acclaimed animated film about a rat chef with big culinary dreams. As a certified foodie and pet lover, of course I enjoyed the movie. The cute talking rat. The food, food, food! The movie was fantastic. But that was...

I Am A Child Of God – No Longer Slaves by Bethel Music.

Hey Kiddo, Because Children’s Day was just yesterday, and because we are all children in the eyes Almighty, here’s this beautiful song by Bethel Music. If we constantly remember our identity in Christ as legit children of God, we will be free from the shackles of fear. . Bethel Music...

You Rise By Lifting Others Up: Join The Lagos Food Bank Initiative

Lagos Food Bank Initiative is a non-governmental, non-profit, private-driven charity organization established in March 2015 with the main aim of providing foodstuffs and other relief items to the less privileged, the elderly and other vulnerable people in Lagos, Nigeria. They operate as a full serviced food bank/storehouse where sourced foodstuffs...

TRUE STORY: THE STRUGGLE TO EARN GOD’S LOVE

Thank God It’s another Sunday! A lot of times, we struggle to comprehend how unconditional God’s love for us is. And so we find ourselves constantly trying unsuccessfully to earn it with our actions. Emma Puloka, a young Christian lady who went through this experience, shared her story at CRU. Here’s her...

TOP 7 EVENTS FOR THE NEXT 7 DAYS: DANCE CLASSES, FOOD EXHIBITIONS, & OTHER EVENTS IN LAGOS

Hey guys! Here’s a new segment we’ll be adding to the blog. Every Friday, we will be giving you 7 of the most interesting events for the next 7 days. These events will range from fun stuff like shows, to more serious stuff like entrepreneurial symposiums. Hahahaaa! There’s definitely something...

SMH (SHAKING MY HEAD) – A DARING COMMENTARY BY DABOOMSHA

Christian hip hop exists in Nigeria and its come a long way although it’s still in its first generation. Daboomsha probably did SMH with a deliberate intention of starting a conversation within the Christian hip hop community. SMH is unapologetically confrontational, as DaBoomsha bares his mind on a number of issues...

SALAD JUST GOT FUN – TASTY AVOCADO TUNA RECIPE

    Ingredients: 1 avocado – halved and pitted 1 can tuna drained 1/4 cup diced red bell peppers 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno 1/4 cup cilantro leaves chopped 1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice salt and pepper to taste There are several different ways to enjoy this: 1. Inside the...

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT YOUR PASTOR

  Is not for you to judge. These days a lot of people have made it their calling and ministry to criticize pastors. It’s very common to hear people say stuff like: “That’s how all these pastors used to do” “Your pastor is just eating your money” “Is that one...

TOP 25 MOST INSPIRATIONAL PEOPLE FROM THE TIME 100

TIME magazine has released their annual list of the 100 Most Influential People . According to TIME magazine’s editor-in-chief, Nancy Gibbs, as in years past, this year’s list includes Presidents and Prime Ministers, CEOs and celebrities — but they are joined by others of less fame but great force, in the power...

QUEENS OF THE PACK: TOP 10 MOST ICONIC WOMEN IN MUSIC

What a man can do, these babes did better. They are fierce, driven, and against all odds, stood out from the pack. In no particular order (kinda), these are my top ten, ALL-TIME, favorite female artists.  This article was first published on RadioMouth. Head over there to read this and...

After the Siege, Borno State Road to Recovery Debuts on TV – Emmanuel Ohiomokhare

Boko’s Seige in Borno State.  For 6 years Borno state was under siege by the deadly terror group Boko Haram. Homes, schools, hospitals and public buildings were destroyed. More than these over 20,000 lives were lost. 22 local government areas out of the 27 local government areas were captured by...

LOVING WITH ONE HEART: ZUCIYA DAYA – BEZ

Contrary to the popular saying, there can be romance without finance. But that’s a topic I will talk another day.  Today we’ll let Bez do the talking, or singing rather. In his song Zuciya Daya, he tells the story of a broke guy who fell in love with a rich...

10000 REASONS TO BLESS THE LORD – MATT REDMAN

Thank God It’s Sunday!  At certain times in life, when everything seems to be going left, finding a reason to sing or give thanks could be tough. Thankfully, when I can’t sing, I just play certain songs which do the singing for me, till i get bit by the singing...

LOVE YOUR CURVES: All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor

This is one of my favorite feel-good songs with a message. In her song – All About That Bass, Meghan Trainor sings about loving her plus-sized body with all it’s curves and all. “You know how the bass guitar in a song is like its ‘thickness,’ the ‘bottom’? I kind...

20 CREATIVE ADS FOR WORLD WATER DAY

World Water Day is a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future. Held annually on 22 March,  it is a...

FATHERLY WORDS FROM THE ALMIGHTY FATHER FOR FATHERS DAY

  So today is Fathers day in some parts of the world. Yaayyyyyyyyy! As a confam member of AFCON – the Association of Fatherless Children Of Naija, I always have mixed feelings during Fathers Day. Chief of which is wishing my dad was still alive so I could call him and...

SWEET LIKE FINE WINE: Olomi Gbo Temi – Ebenezer Obey

It’s Flashback Friyaaayyyyy! Here’s one of my all time favorite naija classics. for those who do not understand Yoruba, this song is a sweet proposal song. In this song – Olomi Gbo Temi, Ebenezer Obey is basically asking a lady to listen to him (gbo temi) and become his wife. So he goes...

10 SWEET THINGS YOU CAN MAKE WITH SWEET POTATO

  10 SWEET THINGS YOU CAN MAKE WITH SWEET POTATO   So apparently today is potato chips day! Yay!  However, as regular potato chips are quite high in calories, here’s how to celebrate the awesome goodness that is potato, without getting high on excess calories.   SWEET POTATO TO THE RESCUE!   A...

THE LAUNCH PARTY RICE: COMMAN EAT!

    THE LAUNCH PARTY RICE: COMMAN EAT! Thanks to all the noise I made online during the 10 days countdown to the launch of this blog, I was bombarded with numerous questions from friends. On a daily, I received questions like: “What are you promoting?” “Is it a blog?”...

TOP 10 TIMES THE BIBLE TELLS YOU TO STFU

First of all, for the record, my STFU means Stop Talking For Universe or Save The Flying Unicorns. Have you ever been in a situation where you really want to give some a good piece of your mind, or maybe even just one word that will make them go and...

DIARY OF A FIT FOODIE: I’M NOT FAT, I’M FULL OF LIFE

The struggle is real I have always had an on and off struggle with my weight. Partly because I was an unrepentant foodie, and partly because of my love-hate relationship with excercising. I was one of those people who always looked chubby, because of my full cheeks (and chest). So...

A FEEL GOOD SONG: NINA SIMONE – FEELING GOOD

  If you’re ever feeling blue or having a bad day, this is the song for such moments. The song was first performed on stage in 1964 by Cy Grant on the UK tour, and by Gilbert Price in the original Broadway cast in 1965. Nina Simone recorded the song...

A GREAT SONG: STEVE CROWN – YOU ARE GREAT

    On certain days, what keeps me going all day long are the words “You are Great, You are Great, You are Great”. Repeating those three words over and over again somehow helps me find the strength to go through the day. This is one of the worship songs...

A PSYCHIC LOVE: BEZ – YOU SUPPOSE KNOW

How I suppose take know na? I’m I psychic? Dear guys, if you love her, let her know. Gbam! This song is one of the sweetest Nigerian love song, and most likely to remain an evergreen number. These are the words of a guy who understands his girl’s insecurities, and...

THE STRONG GIRL ANTHEM: FERGIE – BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY

Here’s for all Big Girls. The one’s who cry buckets, and the ones who hold it in The ones who feel feels that just have to be expressed And the ones who have mastered the art of coding their feels The handkerchief carriers and bathroom criers. The dry eyed back...

A SONG WORTH FIGHTING FOR: RACHEL PLATTEN – FIGHT SONG

This is a song for blue days. A song for the “I don’t want to get out of bed today, or ever” days. A song for the days you feel like giving up. When nothing seems to be looking up. This is Rachel Platten’s Fight Song.   “Fight Song” Like...

SOME DREAMS SHOULDN’T COME TRUE

  I had a dream some nights ago. I was in a building with some people, and we were discussing about and doing stuff related to our passions, careers, becoming successful, e.t.c Suddenly the building started shaking. We all jumped up as we realized an earthquake was happening. Rushing out...

UNTO THE MATTER: FIRST THINGS FIRST

…I’m the realest… Welcome to Unto the Matter. My name is Orode, (pronounced or-raw-day). And I think a lot, and talk a lot. I like to talk about life. About God. Love. Music. Goals. Aspirations. Men. Women. Humans. Animals. Poetry. Food. And plenty many other things. The bible says out...