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TOP 5 MALE/FEMALE COLLABORATIONS

The Nigerian music industry is an expeditiously growing one.

Some days ago I was involved in a conversation with someone who was of the strong opinion that Nigerian music can very well stand the international music industry.

With the variety of songs coming out of this industry. I cannot argue.

I’ve initially spoken about the Nigerian music industry and it perks but this is basically going to focus on my top 5 Male/Female artist collaborations so far this year.

5. I dey – Teni and Boomboxx

What really captivated me about this video was the NYSC opening scene. If you went to camp and you’re a girl you are most likely going to have a bit of nostalgia watching this.

Because it sure brought back a lot of memories.

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The video vixen is so beautiful. Boomboxx did a great job

And yes Teni’s shades were very very awesome. She delivered on the singing “As usual”.

The end was good. But If I had the option to direct the video it would probably not end like that.

The gateman cracked me up too.

Download link

 

4. 2 Baba Ft. Waje – Frenemies

This song truly made a lot of sense especially the chorus

But again what do you expect when two musical giants/Ex judges of TheVoice Nigeria decide to make a song.

The chorus

“Oh Lord Save Me From Frenemies

Make Nothing Come Dey Join Our Destiny

Make Nothing Make Me Deal With Their Fallacies

For My House Oh Or Even If Na Overseas

Oh Lord, Give Me Bazooka

Make I Bomb Them Scatter Them From Area

The Fire Wey Go Follow Them, Na Holy Ghost Fire

My Brother, No Be Small Matter”

Has to be my favorite part.

The video was different.

 

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Video quality did not have the “Wow! Great!!”  effect on me but it is very ok. I still enjoyed it.

The link to the video is right here

3. No one else (Remix) – Idahams & Teni

I  can totally relate to this video because my friends are as annoying as Idahams friends. Always picking on me arghhh…

The shoot on the bus was great too

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All around it’s a beautiful video

Watch and download here

2. One more Night – Mr. P and Niniola

Okay!!!!

So I heard the song before seeing the video.  I absolutely loved it and anticipated the video.

I thought to myself. A blend of MR P that can dance and Niniola that can dance too would be perfect… And yes they delivered. 

 

The beginning had me rolling. So I had initially seen the video of Don Flex and Mr P doing the dance off on Instagram and it seemed like they had taken off their shorts but alas they still had it on. It was just so nice that they incorporated this into the music video. From the second scene where the lady took off her undies and tossed it to Mr p on his right-hand side. He passed it onto the guy at the back who sniffed and I’m not sure why he passed out but he did.  It really had me howling.

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The video had some oldies new age blend I could not really tell if it was an 80’s setting or 90’s maybe because of how good the cinematography was.

MR P did his thing with the dancers

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However, I’d have loved to see Niniola dance more.

The last scenes where she did dance alongside MR P…..priceless. I’d have loved to see more but this was sufficient.

I’ve done enough talking watch the video yourself.

 

1. Jericho – Simi, and Patoranking

The blend of the sweet voice of Simi and Patoranking’s reggae Jamaican vibe makes this song a Jam.

I mean a mega JAM!

And I dare say that it is here to stay for a long while. The music video does more justice to the song. It is so Colorful and even though I am not a fan of so many colors I still found the video beautiful and the vibe from the video was just HAPPY! HAPPY!! HAPPY!!!. The kids doing the dance during the woyyo yo part was just all too cute.

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And what was even cutest was seeing Simi dance and roll her waist the way she did.

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Simi’s voice om this song is beautiful as usual and I don’t think anyone would have done greater justice to that song as a featuring artist the way Patoranking did.

This is what you get when you put two uniquely different talents in a room.

A Whole mega jam.

And permit me to say my gbe body eh is at par with Simi’s own at the end. So thank you. That’s how stars do.

 Download the awesome video here.

Is there anyone I’m missing out? Probably one you think I should check out.

Drop the songs in the comment below

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The Silent Issue

For Peace and education

“Don’t be such a sissy”, “Don’t be such a girl”, “Man up”…. These statements and more are thrown at men when they express emotions as if we are a clueless generation — MEN DO FEEL THINGS TOO! THEY ARE HUMANS FIRST OF ALL!!

When the topic Gender-based violence pops up, everyone thinks Violence against women. But there seems to be a turn of tides as more men are being abused in recent times. A report by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) shows that 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.

For example, the Nigerian news media of late have been reporting a lot of women being violent to their husbands and ultimately leading to death.

The rise in this number is something that should be of great concern and should be attended to before it…

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2020!!!!

I know it’s odd to say this now but Happy new year guys…

In my defense, It’s still the new year.

I’m back again

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Ghosting on you guys and coming back has always been a struggle. It’s a bad habit I am trying to correct. I am trying to do better.

I went off towards the end of last year because I had a lot of learning, unlearning and relearning to do and there was so much on my plate but I am back this year and I’d ensure I keep this going. (I’m sure some people are already rolling their eyes like she said same last year but I truly intend to keep this running).

 

I would try to put my posts up Bi-Weekly and I hope they’d be engaging enough to keep you glued and coming back.

 

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It is 2020. You know the way we spoke about 2020 like it’s in 5 million years away?  Well, viola 2020 is here and I’m super grateful for this new decade and what it has in store for us all. Alot has happened this year but I am grateful I am still here.

There is so much to talk about and I don’t even know what to start with but let me start by asking what your new year resolution is?

For me, I’d say one of the things I’ve resolved to do better this year is to increase my saving culture and get very financially literate. As we progress in the year I’m hoping I would be able to share some tips on my financial literacy.  However, let me start with this. Saving and Investment. It’s the 21st century and it has become increasingly easier to save with the fintech companies everywhere (Fintech refers to the integration of technology into offerings by financial services companies in order to improve their use and delivery to consumers)

 

I’d list 3 apps that I have used and have helped me save:

 

  1. The first would definitely be piggyvest. It offers me so many options and I’ve used it consistently for 2 years now(although I end up withdrawing all the money at a stage) but I’m planning to be more disciplined and actually imbibe the saving culture this year.

Piggy vest offers options to save and invest and this is the reason why it is my go-to.

Under the Save option, you have 4 other sub-options 

  1. Piggybank: this is the first interface of the piggy bank app to withdraw from this account you have to pay 5% of the amount withdrawn if it is not on a withdrawal day(March 31st, Jun 30th, Sep 30th, Dec 31st).  You can also set your withdrawal day but this means you cannot go back to using the generic withdrawal days until 3 months pass.
  2. Piggyflex: Money saved here can be withdrawn anytime without a penalty(my personal favorite). You also have an account number under Providus Bank attached to this so you can get the money paid directly into your account from other banks.
  3. Savelock: Now this is the one I intend to use now as you cannot touch this money until maturity. So it teaches you restraint and self-control (all of which I require this year)
  4. Target: Helps you save towards a particular goal or event(used this during my sister’s wedding for her bridal shower). 

If you feel Piggybank fits your need click the link

  1. Carbon: This is also a useful saving app. No investment opportunities on this but helps savings culture. I’ve not really used this a lot and I am still trying it out but I will definitely drop feedback on this after using it for a while. This app also offers loan options and other options to make payments for Dstv, Airtime etc.

The downside is that there is no investment, it’s pure savings, however, most people use this app because of its loan option.

You can access the Carbon App HERE

  1. Osave: This is on the Opay app, I’ve tried saving with this in January and the downside for me would be that I can actually take money from my savings to pay for a ride and if you know me you know I take many rides. But apart from that, they offer reasonable interest rates. And if you already have the Opay app you have the Owealth/Osave too.

 

I’m guessing by now you’re checking one or all of this out, that is if most of you are not subscribed to them already. The road to financial freedom is gradual and it could start here.

I hope you have gained something from this. 

See you soon!!!!

 

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MY BAOBAB STORY

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2016…..

It started as a normal year. I was just a shy Junior school girl trying to get by unnoticed but a call from my Principals office was about to change my life.

I started doing the maths in my head. “What have I done wrong? I’m just a quiet girl, I am not trying to get in any trouble. My heart was racing kikim kikim. I’m sure my blood pressure rose to 180/100, my chest started hurting. Pupils fully dilated.

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Now if you know my principal, you would understand the reason for my reaction. She is the strictest, resting-bitch faced person I have met in my life, one of my lecturers in university came close but “naaah” no one can beat Sr Catherine. Her presence was a natural “behave well” alert.

My head was just spinning(turninoninown) as I walked to the secretary’s office.

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This seemed like the longest walk ever. I finally got to the secretary’s office (Thanks Mr Colliins, for nothing) he agitated me the more. He asked a question like “uhh girl what did you do? (Well, He didn’t sound like this Ok, but he did ask if I had done something because come on you don’t get called to the principal’s office unless you’ve committed a grave offence).

I couldn’t think of anything I had done. High school movies started running through my head.

I thought maybe someone had framed me. I imagined what expulsion or suspension would feel like. How would I explain this? What school was the next option?? No one had ever gotten expelled in my family. They say there is always a black sheep in every family, is this it? Am i the black sheep?? Okay it may not be that bad, maybe 2 weeks suspension.

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My thought was interrupted by the call from the secretary. Sister is ready to see you now.

OMG ready to see me as in see me out of the school or what?

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I got into the office and I met two other revered sisters and an English teacher in the room in the room. I’m like God but I didn’t burn down a convent or anything why is there a panel?

I greeted everyone in the room like a proper Yoruba girl I mean I almost knelt now and they were smiling I’m thinking “it’s all over for me today, sending me home with a smile?.”

Then the principal started off with sit down I think my face lost color at that instant. My mind started reasoning “Aunty, sister mummy wa please let me stand.” I was just still staring at her and she says again “Funke sit.” and who am I? I sat like an obedient dog.

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Then she goes… Do you know why you are here? My mind started thinking again just murder me and send my mutilated body home how would I handle this?

“NO” I answered nervously, my hand dripping with sweat and my socks was soaked with sweat from my legs, I was terribly cold. The AC in her office was extremely cold.

Instead of talking, she handed me a letter and then I said “oh yeah this is it. Like in the onyibo movies they are chasing me from school. Maybe they told my parents over the phone and they are too ashamed to come to pick me up. Guess what funke . You’d be walking home”.

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I collected the letter and kept staring at the envelope. Then she says “I didn’t give you the envelope to stare at it open it”.

I’m like “Yes sister, I would open it.”

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Then I start to open and I was just saying my last prayers but as I opened the letter in the envelope, I see the letter heading is not even a St louis letter heading.. Okay progress.. I started reading and my fears were laid to rest it was a calming sensation like water cooling fire.

Then I had a 20 seconds flashback

 

I remembered.

Another opportunity had reared its head after I missed the first commonwealth essay and the Peak essay in Jss1 this time I was going to invest my time in writing this.

It wasn’t really a popular essay competition but oh well, I was still going to go all in for it. It won’t hurt to try, my thoughts.

 

So I got home put my ideas down passed it on to my editor, my boyfriend then, yes my daddy. (He’s the reason I write)

And boy did he edit the article… He edited the life out of the article. I was so excited. I rewrote the essay in the library and submitted it to my English teacher. She read through and submitted it.

Chapter closed and I  totally forgot about it and started focusing on how to ace my Integrated science and Maths.

And now weeks on this essay had won a prize, first prize in the junior category.

I was super excited.

Back to reality

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Sister Catherine had her 32 all out smiling ear to ear. She loves victory. I almost leaped for joy and cried at the same time, to be honest.

She says CONGRATULATIONS and the others also congratulated me.

I smiled out of the office

 

No, I didn’t eye Mr. Collins(the urge was there). Apparently, he knew about it too and wanted to just scare me.(I ROLL MY EYES RIGHT NOW).

I couldn’t wait to get home and tell my parents. I think my mum was the most excited.

 

The travel arrangements started and I  was to go with my dad. I also had to do like a brush up in case they wanted to ask any questions during the award presentation. I did all this with sister Roseline(My English teacher).

I went into the convent because there was a short break during that period so I went to the convent like twice to get brushed up on the topic I wrote on “The role of Women In Nation Building”. And the two times I went the stewards cooked really nice meals. That meal was enough to make you consider the convent life(I don’t like food). The first day was dodo second time was chips and eggs. And yes I ate without shame, fear or ignominy. I ate it with my chest. Must have been the best chips I’ve tasted.

 

The day to travel drew closer I was to go with senior Ginika

My travel experience? The Award presentation… all of that is a story for another day.

 

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HEALTH POST: Endometriosis; The Runaway Uterine Tissue

Women go through a lot of challenges in life and having to live through and work through that challenge is a challenge itself.

Issues ranging from domestic violence to gender inequality to serious health challenges rears its face every time and women are forced to brace up and face these challenges. It is however important to note that women were not built to endure pain as it is generally believed.

Susan Sarandon during her address in  the 2011 Endometriosis Foundation of America Blossom Ball said

“When all you know is pain you don’t know that that is not normal. It is not a woman’s lot to suffer, even if we’ve been raised that way.It is not OK to miss a part of your life because of pain and excessive bleeding. It is not OK to be bed-ridden for two-to-three days a month. It is not OK to pain during sex. It is not OK to have major bloating or nausea.”

Therefore today we would be focusing on an health issue that affects women and is a source of pain for some women. And what better health challenge to focus on than one that has its awareness slated for this month.

This issue which is affecting a lot of women in recent times is not a popular topic.

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Endometriosis (pronounced as en-do-me-tree-O-sis) is an often painful disorder/condition that occurs when the tissue that makes up the uterine lining (the lining of the womb or uterus) is present on other organs inside your body. This tissue is called the endometrium hence the name endometriosis.

With endometriosis, displaced endometrial tissue continues to act as it normally would i.e. it thickens, breaks down and bleeds with each menstrual cycle. Because this displaced tissue has no way to exit your body, it becomes trapped. When endometriosis involves the ovaries, cysts called endometriomas may form. The Surrounding tissue can become irritated, eventually developing scar tissue and adhesions — abnormal bands of fibrous tissue that can cause pelvic tissues and organs to stick to each other.

Endometriosis is usually found in the lower abdomen, or pelvis, but can appear anywhere in the body. Women with endometriosis often have lower abdominal pain, pain with periods, or pain with sexual intercourse. Fertility problems also may develop. Fortunately, effective treatments are available.

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Stages of endometriosis

Endometriosis has four stages or types. It can be any of the following:

  • minimal
  • mild
  • moderate
  • severe

Different factors determine the stage of the disorder. These factors can include the location, number, size, and depth of endometrial implants.

Stage 1: Minimal

In minimal endometriosis, there are small lesions or wounds and shallow endometrial implants on your ovary. There may also be inflammation in or around your pelvic cavity.

Stage 2: Mild

Mild endometriosis involves light lesions and shallow implants on an ovary and the pelvic lining.

Stage 3: Moderate

Moderate endometriosis involves deep implants on your ovary and pelvic lining. There can also be more lesions.

Stage 4: Severe

The most severe stage of endometriosis involves deep implants on your pelvic lining and ovaries. There may also be lesions on your fallopian tubes and bowels.

Risk factors

Age: Women of all ages are at risk for endometriosis. It usually affects women between the ages of 25 and 40, but symptoms can begin at puberty.

Family history: Women with a family members who has endometriosis may have a higher risk of developing the disease.

Pregnancy history: Pregnancy seems to protect women against endometriosis progressing. Women who haven’t had children run a greater risk of developing the disorder. However, endometriosis can still occur in women who’ve had children. This supports the understanding that hormones influence the development and progress of the condition. People with endometriosis are encouraged to have babies earlier, rather than later in life. Pregnancy doesn’t cure endometriosis, but there may be fewer symptoms afterward.

Menstrual history: Issues like shorter cycles, heavier and longer periods, or menstruation that starts at a young age may place people at higher risks.

Causes Of Endometriosis

There are several different ideas of how and why endometriosis happens but nobody really knows what causes endometriosis, and possible causes or factors may be different from person to person.

  • Family history: women who have a close relative with the condition are up to 7-10 times more likely to get endometriosis. Also, it is common with twins that both may get endometriosis, particularly if they are identical twins.[1][2]
  • Retrograde (backwards) menstruation: When a woman has a period, the blood flows out of the vagina, but also backwards along the fallopian tubes into the pelvis. In 90% of women, the blood, which will contain endometrial cells is absorbed or broken down and causes no symptoms; however, in women with endometriosis this endometrial tissue starts to grow.
  • Metaplasia: the conversion of the normal pelvic tissue into endometriosis. Another idea is that some cells in the body outside of the uterus can change to become the same kind of cells that line the uterus. This is a common explanation for endometriosis at unusual sites like the thumb or knee.
  • Another possible explanation is that the cells from the lining of the uterus travel through the blood vessels or through the lymphatic system to reach other organs or body areas.
  • Also, endometriosis can spread at the time of surgery. For example, a woman with endometriosis that undergoes a cesarean section could inadvertently have some endometriosis cells attach to the abdominal incision so that she has endometriosis in the scar from the surgery.Endo-1

Interestingly, nearly all women have some degree of retrograde menstruation, but only a few women will get endometriosis. This may be due to differences in a woman’s immune system.

Symptoms Of Endometriosis

The symptoms of endometriosis may vary. Some women experience mild symptoms, but others can have moderate to severe symptoms. It is however important to note that the severity of your pain doesn’t indicate the degree or stage of the condition. You may have a mild form of the disease, yet experience agonizing pain. It’s also possible to have a severe form and have very little discomfort.

Pelvic pain is the most common symptom of endometriosis. You may also have the following symptoms:

    • Painful periods: (also known as dysmenorrhea).Painful periods may occur in people who have endometriosis. Pelvic pain and cramping may begin before your period and extend several days into your period. You may also have lower back and abdominal pain.
    • Excessive bleeding. Some also experience occasional heavy periods (menorrhagia) or bleeding between periods (menometrorrhagia).

 

  • Infertility: Endometriosis is often first diagnosed in some women who are seeking treatment for infertility. So that woman you think is unable to have a child might just have this problem. About one-third to half of women with endometriosis reportedly have trouble getting pregnant.
  • Other symptoms may also include fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, bloating or nausea, especially during menstrual periods.

A handful of people have however reportedly had no symptoms. It’s  therefore important that women get regular gynecological exams, which will allow your gynecologist to monitor any changes. This is particularly important if you have two or more symptoms.

Diagnosing Endometriosis

At present, laparoscopy is the only way to diagnose endometriosis correctly. This is an operation that involves the woman going under an anaesthetic after which a thin telescopic tube with a light (a laparoscope) is inserted into the abdomen through a cut in the belly button, allowing the gynaecologist to see if there is any endometrial tissue within the pelvis. Some or all of the visible tissue is removed so it can be examined under a microscope to confirm a diagnosis of endometriosis.

Some physicians and patients may try to treat suspected endometriosis with certain medications to see if symptoms are improved without having to undergo surgery. Although this may be possible, endometriosis cannot be diagnosed by improvement in symptoms with medication alone.

Endometriosis Treatment

The most conservative therapy for endometriosis is with medications. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, like ibuprofen, may help with the pain associated with endometriosis.

Some doctors may prescribe medications that affect a woman’s hormones in order to help with endometriosis pain. Some examples are oral contraceptive pills and gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists, the latter of which put women into a “temporary” menopause-like state.

Surgery can be used to remove the endometriosis or to burn the endometriosis lesions outside of the uterus to make them go away. It is also used to get rid of scar tissue so that the ovaries and tubes can go back to their normal location in the pelvis. Surgery has been shown to improve pain symptoms associated with endometriosis and may also help women become pregnant.

If a woman with endometriosis is not interested in becoming pregnant, she and her doctor may decide to remove the ovaries and possibly the uterus.

A Woman with endometriosis having trouble getting pregnant, there are different medications and treatments available that can help her to become pregnant.

 

AN ENDOMETRIOSIS STORY

Meghan is a woman who has experienced endometriosis she had this to say “My symptoms started as abdominal pain”. Right away she was told that her symptoms sounded related to endometriosis, but was sent to a gastrointestinal doctor to get rid of any stomach-related issues. “The whole time I kept saying, ‘This is endometriosis, this is endometriosis,’ and they kept telling me ‘No, it’s not.’

“I went to a specialist, someone who specialized in endometriosis and, within 5 minutes of me being there, he said, ‘You have endometriosis; I 100% agree with you,’” Meghan explains.

When asked what was the biggest challenge she faced, she replied, “100% not being taken seriously and not being listened to. The pain interfered with my work, and I was not able to get out of bed some days.”

The first step in diagnosis is talking about your symptoms with your gynecologist.

Be specific when describing your symptoms to your gynecologist. Describe exactly what type of pain you’re experiencing and when. This can lead to better understanding of your unique situation, which is helpful in creating a treatment plan.

Dear women, take care of yourselves and your health. Get yourselves checked regularly.

Here is endometriosis in a nutshell.

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I’d end this with a quote from Susan Sarandon.

“Suffering should not define you as a woman! And just because you’re a man it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t affect you! HELP HER  remove the taboos and the loneliness surrounding this disease; be understanding, show empathy, and don’t accuse her of being sensitive, delicate, or overly dramatic – this is a big opportunity for you guys to show that you care and to be a real man!” (Address, 2011 Endometriosis Foundation of America Blossom Ball)”Susan Sarandon

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS CONDITION, VISIT THESE RESOURCES. THEY WERE VERY USEFUL IN WRITING THIS PIECE.

http://obgyn.ucla.edu/endometriosis

https://www.healthline.com/health/endometriosis#risk-factors

https://www.speakendo.com/living-with-endometriosis/tips-and-stories/seeking-answers

https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/endometriosis/symptoms-causes

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/endometriosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20354656

 

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HEALTH POST: Precordial catch syndrome(PCS)

Hello everyone

happy new yearI hope your year has been great so far?

I’m trying my best to be more available here and So help me God.

So, Some of my readers don’t know that I studied public health. Yes I did. And those who know have asked why I have never posted anything health related but to actually make a post on health you need to have extensively researched that topic and I really have not had so much time to do my research.  But this year I have decided that I would invest more time to research in my field. This has also informed my decision to have a health post on here once every month. It may be a usual health problem or a not so common health challenge too.

Afterall,

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And Good health is a gift to us. 

In the process of brainstorming about what health issue I wanted to write about my mind went to something I have been experiencing for a while.

So let me ask this question.

Do you ever get a sharp pain under your left breast almost like the pain is right there in your heart, limits your movement kind of but then in a short time it all goes away?

It happens to me and it was a source of concern. I thought it was some sort of heart condition and I was freaking out when it occurred regularly, I would pray about it, sometimes I would think a lot and I nearly visited Tristate heart center when I was in school but the fear of finding out that it may be a heart condition scared me and I just stayed away and kept hoping.

Thank God for the internet. Recently, I decided to find out what exactly was wrong with me and upon further research I found that what I had is called Precordial catch syndrome(PCS)

What is Precordial catch syndrome(PCS)?

Precordial catch syndrome also known as Texidor’s twitch is a sharp stabbing pain that suddenly occurs in front of the heart (hence the name precordial). It is a common cause of chest pain in older children and young adults.

This pain is usually very excruciating but it goes away on its own.

Most times when I have this episodes I feel so much pain that I cannot move I just lie on a bed or rest my back against a chair and wait till it passes.

This syndrome was first described by Miller and Texidor in 1955 after seeing it in 10 people, including Miller himself. Further research in 1978 by Sparrow and Bird found that 45 healthy people had also experienced this pain.

When does it Occur?

Precordial catch syndrome has been discovered to occur when a person is at rest,especially if they are in a slouched position or if they are bending over.

The pain is often localized in a very specific part of the chest that is below the left nipple. pericordial catch

It only lasts for a short time between 30 second to 3 minutes and can happen one or more times in a day.

Precordial catch syndrome can be made worse by deep breathing. I can really attest to this because I know I always tried to breathe in and out so hard  and fast to loosen the imaginary knot i thought was there so I could feel better but it always got worse.

The severity of the pain varies between individuals. Some people experience a dull, annoying pain. Other people experience such intense pain that it can cause momentary vision loss or blurriness. The pain, which tends to cover an area no bigger than one or two fingertips, completely goes away suddenly.

What are the complications?

Because of the pain, people with PCS tend to take shallow breaths, which can lead to lightheadedness.

The nature of the pain can sometimes lead to anxiety, as people may think that it is a sign of a more serious cardiac condition,such as a heart attack(ask me, I was so worried at a time) . This can be made worse by unnecessary, extensive tests or referrals to cardiac specialists. You see I really wasn’t ready for these tests and scary machines that was why I didn’t venture going to the heart center in my school.

What are the Causes?

No exact cause has been discovered but a lot of people have proposed that the cause of this condition could be nerves of the inner lining of the chest wall getting pinched or irritated. The reason for this pinch or irritation is however not known.

Bad posture, such as slouching has also been suspected to be a cause of this syndrome, Other proposed causes include a growth spurt, or an injury, such as a blow to the chest.

Who is at risk?

Precordial catch syndrome is majorly noticed in teenagers and young adults, but children as young as 6 years old can also experience it.

In rare cases, adults can also experience precordial catch syndrome.

How can I get it Treated?

This condition is expected to stop once a person is in their 20s and treatment is not usually required, but anti-inflammatory medicine or a nonprescription pain reliever, such as ibuprofen (Motrin) may help reduce the pain. However, in some cases, a deep breath or two may get rid of the pain, though those breaths may hurt for a moment.

Relaxing and taking slow breaths might help, as may changing posture from slouching or being bent over to sitting upright.

How can It be Prevented?

As earlier stated PCS is sometimes caused by a growth spurt, which is not preventable.

Other causes, such as injury to the chest,Bad posture, including slouching CAN BE PREVENTED. So standing and/or sitting straight may help prevent future episodes.

That is it folks!

When ever you experience this don’t panic. You’re not dying just relax yourself and wait for the episode to pass.

However if the pain gets more intense and lasts more than 3 minutes please visit a doctor to get you checked.

I hope you’ve learned.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please do not hesitate to drop this on the comment section.

THANK YOU FOR READING AND DON’T FORGET TO SHARE!!!!

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SCRIPTURE TIME!!!!!!

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Hebrews: 11. 6. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

1st person

Front row seat,

Best dressed,

Worship leader,

Speaker of many tongues,

Fellowship superintendent,

Unwavering tither,

Lots more.

 

All null and void if you lack the basic ingredient

It is the salt that gives taste

The sun that gives light

The map that shows the path

The green light that says go

The joy that wipes away sorrow

Your comfort In time of trouble.

 

A mustard seed size can move mountains

Imagine what a mountain size would do!!!!!!!!

Shake the world I presume

And without it you can’t please him

It grows when you nurse it

Never dies when you feed it

Like a child it matures

Germinating like a seed

Like a fruit it ripens

You never go wrong when you have it.

You feel so strong when you possess it.

 

It gives you confidence

Hope,

Joy,

Peace,

Satisfaction,

Oh how you need it.

Just open up your heart and accept it.

 

 

Plant It,

Grow It,

Uproot the weed

Nuture it,

You’d be glad you did.

FAITH!!!!!

All you do is nothing without FAITH

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ANGER MANAGEMENT

I had this post up on my Instagram sometime ago and upon request👇, I decided to bring it here.

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Sometimes it shocks me when I see how easily some people get angry.How easily they let their emotions drive their lives. How easily they let other people or situations get a to them.

Everything makes them tick. It’s not bad to show how you feel but do not be overwhelmed with anger.

A lot has been born out of Anger; injury,broken relationships, marriages, murder and even suicide. All these because you allow Anger.

I’ve seen a lot of people around me react at the peak of anger and make really wrong decisions that hurts them and those that love them.

You see,
A lot of people ask if the part of my brain that controls anger is missing ’cause I never let it happen.
Over the years I can count the number of times I’ve gotten angry and what’s more?

I never react to this feeling of rage because I’ve learnt never to react when this emotion tries to take over and this makes it hard for it to even go beyond the minute.
Its not a super power.
Its a self conscious, intentional effort.
You need to propose in your heart to stop letting anger drive u.
I’m not saying don’t react when you’re pushed…
No.
But don’t let it overcome your sense of reasoning
My Mummy says when you’re angry count 1-100, before you’re done you’d find out it’d have subsided and then logical reasoning would take over.
Walk away if you have to.
Cry
Eat
Dance
Run
Sing
Sleep if you have to.
But never let anger have its way.

The bible corroborates this
Proverbs: 16. 32. He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city

Let’s live an Anger free Life. Try and remain in control all the way.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year in advance.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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REVIEW TIME.

TIME FOR REVIEW

It is an undisputed fact that your skin is the largest organ in the body and you need to take care of it because it says a lot about your health but what do you do when you have a super sensitive skin and it keeps creating a wrong impression of you, people think you are not taking care of your skin because any little issue you have a breakout and your skin looks dull at times too?
Well, story of my life. I have a really sensitive skin that literally reacts anything to, so I always have a problem choosing a skincare brand to use and I went on a journey of discovering the best brands for me so I have decided to carefully try out different brands. 
I have tried a few that were not really very effective, they were not giving me what I wanted. So I decided to try out Lamy’s skincare products. This came highly recommended by a friend who had used this product but I kept asking, “I hope it won’t bleach my skin oo” because I’m not trying to be yellow pawpaw, I’m fair enough. She assured me it won’t as long as i bought the one specifically for my skin tone. Unlike a lot of other fair people, I’m looking for something to tan my skin and make me darker. But then Ive heard that it is not so possible to get a brand that does that so i decided to settle for one that would not make me fairer but make me look radiant or glow as you all say.
Sometime in June, I decided to go ahead and get the products and because as I stated earlier, I was not trying to get fairerI bought the chocolatey basic kit which is generally for a dark skinned person in this set there were 4 items: 
Gold exfoliation Scrub
Facial Toner
Chocolatey Glow Body Milk
Caramel Glow Black Soap

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Yes pretty basic but does amazing work.
So here is the review.

  • ORDERING PROCESS: 
    placed my order for the products and it was a hitch free process, the response was swift and their customer service representative was very polite. She gave me the quotation for my order and also gave me a bank account to pay into.

 

  • PAYMENT/DELIVERY:
    It was a hitch free payment too, I was notified immediately the payment was received and my order was supposed to be shipped out immediately but there was a delay because of the salah holiday. And the delay extended like 2 days after the salah holiday. I friend got it for me in Lagos and sent it to Kano via the a plane.

 

  • PACKAGING:
    It was very secure when. I mean very secure I mean it had so many wraps and wraps and wraps and this stopped the toner and lotion from spilling. 

 

  • SIZE/SMELL: 
    The soap was actually bigger than I expected. It was really big and I was impressedand it did smell like a regular black soap with an extra, the body scrub didn’t have a distinct smell and it had a comparatively good size and the toner was just the size i expected and it had a really pleasant smell too nice I tell you. But the product that blew my mind is the Chocolatey Glow Body Milk It was like ice cream. Looked like ice cream and the smell was even better. 

 

  • USE:
    Gold exfoliation Scrub: I used it twice a week.Screenshot_20181102-162801 (1)
    Facial Toner: Every night before I sleep and in the mornings (later changed once every two days I’d tell you the reason soon).Screenshot_20181102-162554 (1)
    Chocolatey Glow Body Milk: I used this everyday, smells like icecream, the feel on the feel on the body is also like ice cream. I used at night sometimes when it’s cold but other hot Kano nights I’d pass.
    Screenshot_20181102-162543 (1)Caramel Glow Black Soap: I used this in the Morning and evening. I wash my face and body with this.Screenshot_20181102-162747 (1)
  • RESULTS:
    I’m not even lying about this, people started noticing the difference 4-5 days later, the first person that commented on skin asked if I changed my powder when i was not even using a powder that day, the second person asked if i changed my body products and my sister finally crowned it up like 3 weeks later when she said my skin was smooth and my face was getting fair. I linked it with the toner so I eased up on the toner and started using it once every 2 to 3 days and I totally loved the result. My skin was nice, clean and rich. I had a rich complexion looking like a millionaire with no worries. You know that kind that people see you and automatically assume you have a lot of money.. Yes that one and then my spots faded too.
  • TIME OF USE:
    Gold exfoliation Scrub: This lasted almost 3 months. It just finished the early parts of last month.
    Facial Toner: I still have the facial toner till date. This is basically because i use it sparingly.
    Chocolatey Glow Body Milk: This lasted about 6 weeks and my sister used out of it so hastened the finishing of the product. 
    Caramel Glow Black Soap: My sister used this with me too but it lasted a little longer than 8 weeks before it got finished.

 

  • PRODUCT RATING:
    I would rate this product 8.5 and that is just because it didn’t get to me early. 

    CONCLUSION: 
    enjoyed every moment of using this product. It was a wonderful experience and would i ask you to buy this product?

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Of course. It would actually make you achieve your skin goals. I haven’t bought another set of product after the last one finished but I am planning on ordering soon and I would combine the next order of this product with a very healthy diet and lots of waterI’d love to see the effect this would have on my skin. And I would totally advice you to try them out. They are “the glow plug.
The handle is @lamy_skincare on instagram.

Just slide in their d.m and start your journey to a wonderful skin we could even do the #HealthySkinChallenge: Take lots water, a diet which I would post here soon and use this skincare product then we would see how it works on our skin.
I’m hoping someone is interested!

Let me know if you are down with this in the comment section!
P.S: Men are not excluded. 
Have a lovely day. 

Ciao!!!