CELEBRATING 3 YEARS OF BLOGGING + A GIVEAWAY

Damie's Diary turned 3!!!!! My blog has a birthday mate-Tam Tam, my friend Toyosi's niece. I know its weird to say this but "when I was busy creating my blog,a beautiful soul was born".
Back to my blog......I was thinking about a thank you speech and a long message like a printed sermon of things I have learnt and how blogging is changing my life everyday but then I thought, maybe not.I'll probably do that in another post.

MY SECRET IS OUT



As humans, there are a few things we tend to keep secret from people-friends, family, colleagues no matter how close we are to them. The first line sounds creepy so let me explain a little, we all have pieces of our lives that often times we tend to keep to ourselves and not share with others. These things vary from people to people and we know that.

ALL DOLLED UP FOR LAGOS BLOGGER'S BRUNCH

Over the weekend,I attended the Lagos blogger's brunch hosted by the gorgeous Desola of deemako.com . The main goal of the event is to bring bloggers together, network,chat and talk about the blogosphere.

Lagosians are fake, wooing hausa girls | chit-chat with Ope Famakin

If you didn't know I have a youtube channel, now you do! A while back my friend and fellow blogger/vlogger Opeyemi Famakin and I met up in Jos and filmed a video and recorded a podcast. In this video we talked about a few trending topics and observations. click to watch, hope you enjoy watchin…

TWINNING WITH MY MUM

 Often times when I step with my mum to an event, the market or a random place, people often times find it hard to believe that she's my mum.I think the both of us are tired of explaining that we aren't sisters , we just flow with the conversation.

BIRTHDAY ROUND UP

Happy new month...... I'm sure judging by the title you are expecting a lot of fun pictures and party scenes,oh well! none of that today. If you aren't following me on Instagram/snap chat you probably missed the memo that today 1st of December is my birthday. I had planned a few months bef…

5 THINGS TO DO THIS CHRISTMAS

Let me be the first to say Merry Christmas to you in advance. I know its super early but it just goes to show how excited I am for the season. Christmas last year just came and went, nothing too special happened. It was like a regular mid-term break or a random holiday 'cos I chose not to do an…

THE NIGERIAN TAG| Damie Alabi

THE QUESTIONS
 What is Your Nigerian Name? Do You Have Any Nicknames?
Were You Born in Nigeria?
What Part of Nigeria You From?
What Tribe Are You?
Favourite Nigerian Food
Favourite Nigerian Movie
Say Something in Your Language
Last Time You Visited Nigeria
What Do You Like Most About Nigeria?…

HOW TO STYLE MIDI SKIRT 4 WAYS

Midi skirt is one of my fav. pieces ever. I find it flattering and the length is just perfect. I have styled this skirt quite a few times on the blog here, here and here. I uploaded my first look book on YouTube today and I of course styled my fav. skirt in four more ways. I find filming look book …

TIPS FOR SELF LOVE

As a plus-size blogger, I get questions from my amazing blog readers asking how I stay positive and happy about my size and body.In response, the first question that pops in my head is " why shouldn't I?" As humans, we all have insecurities, things we are not happy about and things we …

ON REPEAT: Baby mi jowo cover

I'm a huge fan of music I kinda think everyone is or maybe not but I can't imagine going one whole day without music. I believe its about time I made "on repeat" a segment on the blog. If you are new to Damie's Diary on repeat segment is aimed at sharing with you song/songs t…

THINGS I'M EXCITED ABOUT

Its been a while since I opened blogger or even wrote a blog post, life has been happening. If you follow me on social media- @damiesdiary you'll have seen that even though I haven't been blogging, I have been creating content for my youtube channel. Feel free to check out some of the vide…

THINGS I WISH I DID IN UNILAG

As a graduate of the prestigious University of Lagos, a few things are expected of you especially if you studied a course like mine( mass comm) that automatically gives you class, rep and a bit of standard.

HOW WOULD YOU WEAR | INSPIRED BY PRINCESS AUDU


"How would you wear" is a monthly challenge put together by DIane of dee-vineanonyme.com  who was gracious enough to invite me to join the challenge. I was happy 'cos I have been seeing this around for a few months now.
This months theme is inspired by the gorgeous Sarah Audu of princessaudu.blogspot.com .

A TOUCH OF WHITE

First off, I want to address my blog disappearance issue. In blogging, its so easy to get caught up in the figures and number from your page views so I try not to check it as much. During the week I decided to check and I saw 0 views for about two days and that hasn't happened since I was a newbie blogger....long story short I'm back now trying to fix my domain and template issue and no its not expired. 
Please bear with me

HOW TO| grow a successful blog with your phone

As a Nigerian lifestyle blogger, until a few months ago, I blogged with my phone. I'm quite sure there are a few other Nigerian bloggers who still do.
I blogged with my phone 'cos I didn't have a personal laptop and I also found it very convenient(which I still do).
In this video, I ha…

NEW HABITS

Even though habits are difficult to break, they are quite easy to make.People say you have to do something for a period of time, about 90 days before you can consider it a habit. These things I'm about to share with you, I have been doing them for that long and they are habits that were either …

CURRENT MAKEUP FAVOURITES

 I am makeup Junkie, I not only watch several tutorials on YouTube but I try them out. Like I said in my life lessons post - "buy in bulk". I ran out of some makeup bits and bobs and of course had to re-stock.

MINIMALIST PRINTS

Prints have been a huge fav. of mine for a long time even though I like to believe my style is simple and minimalist in nature, I love to throw on prints sometimes.

LIFE LESSONS LATELY

October is showing amazing signs and I'm enjoying it every bit of the way. Ever since my move to Jos, I have been more aware of my choices, my plans, my next step and my future. Its surprising how different I feel. Ok, before this begins to sound like a testimony, I want to quickly share with you some lessons I have learnt over the past month.

6 TIPS FOR MOVING TO A NEW CITY

Thanks to NYSC 2015, I have moved from Lagos to Jos. I'm sure by now we all know the story, I feel like I have mentioned Jos so many times that you are tired of reading Jos. oops! I just wrote Jos did you see Jos there? OK now I have to stop.

INDEPENDENCE DAY OUTFIT INSIPIRATION

As Nigeria celebrates her Independence at 55, I pose to you this question, how do you plan to celebrate Nigeria's big 55??

MY WEEK IN PICTURES



The holidays are over and now back to work/school full time. I hope you are the best of your 4-day weekend and had fun. 

Peppered Beef and Cabbage Rolls

Happy celebrations.......
Still in the festive mood, I have decided to share a recipe from a Nigerian food blog I just discovered and I'm loving called eatingnigerian.com

LADI'S SONG HAS BEEN ON REPLAY

Lately, it seems all I do is talk about Jos, that's the uniqueness of my diary- I document life as it happens.
Today, I'm sharing with you one song that has been on replay not just on my phone but also on Rhythm fm jos. I listen to the radio a lot and Rhythm fm Jos, introduced me to this so…

SPICING UP A LAZY OUTFIT

 A while back I visited the wild life park here in Jos with my friend, you can read more here. It was a cold day so I went really comfy with a pair of jeans and cardigan.

DAY OUT | WILD LIFE PARK


Last Saturday, I decided to visit one of the most talked about tourism locations on the plateau-wild life park.

WHO IS SHE?

Her Excellency
The orbs of her eyes are like diamonds - 
 They bulge with gentle precision; shiny and bright.

EVE AND TRIBE WISH LIST

5 foolish things I did in boarding school

Over the weekend, my flatmate and I were reminiscing and chatting about boarding school and it brought back quite a lot of memories- good,bad and really funny ones.
Before we move on, let's establish the fact that I attended two boarding schools. I had my junior secondary school education in A…

3 unique things about plateau people

By now I'm sure we all know how I moved to jos 'cos of NYSC to serve my country if you didn't know, well, now you do. Feel free to read through Damiesdiary archive for the full gist.  I have met quite a few indigenes of plateau state and they strike me as unquinely different in some as…

LAST BUS-STOP

Before I address the topic of today, I want to quickly say "happy new month". I'm so excited and super grateful for another month.
So I want to officially say I have reached my last bus-stop with my blog design and layout. If you have been reading my blog well enough, you will know I…

What is your real life goal? not everything #goals

Happy Friday, I hope you had an amazing week. If you didn’t not to worry, its about to get even better. As some of you already know, I have a youtube channel, if you didn’t; well now you do (winks). On my youtube channel, I discuss a range of topics; you might want to check it out to get the full gi…

5 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE

Body confidence and body positivity are topics that are very dear to my heart. I have mentioned int the past that dealt with depression as a plus size lady and this had great effect on my body confidence. I intend to share with you my journey to this selfless,confident,unashamed person I have beco…

I'm growing and its beautiful

Last week, I was going through my google photos trying to find the perfect throwback picture which I did find a lot pictures with a lot memories tied to them.

PICK AND READ A BOOK

When was the last time your read a book?  Growing up, I was all for reading books, but all of a sudden , it stopped being a habit of mine. I'm sure something replaced it but I just didn't find reading books fun anymore. There was this one time that if I wanted to sleep by force, I would pi…

A WEEKEND ON THE MOUNTAINS

The thing unique about 'the plateau ' asides it's cold weather is its rock formations. Trust me! J-town (Jos) is a beautiful city to behold.

Rababa has been on replay

I find that music helps me clear my head and also helps deal with writer's block or lack of creativity. In my last post I talked about how Tuke Morgan's trust helped me clear my head well guess what, #rababa helped finish the work and gave me inspiration to kick things back on my blog. I w…

Lacking inspiration and grateful

In my years of blogging, the past  two  months have been my low points as a blogger. When I started blogging, I had no idea what to do with my blog. I created it, named it Damie Alabi's blog and clicked on the letters my fingers dimmed fit and I created my first post. All I wanted was a space …

Failed promises, moving out, suicide killings | LIFE UPDATE

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Happy new Month,   This week, I decided to respond to some of the amazing messages and love I get via my YouTube channel by making a video. Incase you didn't know, I have a YouTube channel and now I'm more dedicated to it. I find it fun creating videos and editing and its a hobby I'm wi…

DEAR DIARY| I'm living in fear

As much as we all try to pretend that Nigeria is the best country and make ourselves happy, some places are very insecure and not safe.
I came to Jos not knowing what to expect but really it not beans(easy). Life is cool, the weather is cool,cold and chilled. I don't remember the last time I s…

NEW FINDS| UU hair extensions

Happy weekend to you peeps,

RECIPE| Egg coated yam and pepper sauce

Dobby is one of my favorite food bloggers. Her blog was the first food blog I ever came across. The unique thing is she's passionate about African dishes.  It's a known fact I love food and when I get an opportunity to explore to try out a new dish I never hesitate. Yam is ones of my favor…

OOTD| In my Sunday best

Hello there beautiful people, 
Sometimes I wonder how people neglect their blogs for weeks/months without sharing anything new/new post but now I have come to realize that 'real life' can be demanding and time goes by really fast.

My Hausa crush

I write this now with the fear that he might read this and if he does I'm totally busted😱. Now I'm rethinking, it's my diary and I fill it with all the juicy gists and this one is one of a kind. I can't but gist you and update you with my Jos life/quest for true love.

DEAR DIARY | it's all falling in place

Have you ever been hit with writers block at a critical  hour? No? Lucky you then. This week for my regular 'dear diary input' I was just stuck, I couldn't write 'cos I had massive writers block. It has never happened to me before, now I can explain if asked what writers block is/ …

RECIPE | Jollof rice

Looks delicious right?  Hello dear, how are you doing?  As you know I love my foods especially my Nigerian cuisines, I believe I mentioned that in my20 facts about me post. What's for lunch is a new segment of Damie's Diary. Originally, I was going to share my favourite food blogs but then …

OOTD| textures

DEAR DIARY| hello Jos!!

This week's diary post came in a little late. If you didn't know, dear diary post comes up every Monday just after midnight. It's tuesday already....trust me I have a good excuse and enough gists. Over to the gist of the moment, I finally moved to Jos( yay!...). Like I mentioned in pre…

THROWBACK| Polka dot blazer

DEAR DIARY| My depression story


Life often times is not as perfect as it seem for most people- we laugh, smile, put on our best clothes , have our faces made up by professional MUA like everything is perfect but in reality we  have minute/big things we are battling with as individuals.

HOW TO TAKE THE PERFECT SELFIE

DEAR DIARY| I'm not lucky I'm blessed

I have only been away for a few weeks and it feels like a few months. Staying  away from my family is not something I'm used to.
I'm home now!!, happy.
As you already know, I was at the NYSC orientation camp for three weeks after which I was in Plateau's capital-Jos for two weeks. Dur…