January 22, 2016

Berry Lovely Links

It's Friday and we've got another set of interesting stories to read!!! Today we have a bonus link because I can't wait till next week to share the last article. It's a MUST-READ for every Nigerian (especially us young ones).


  1. This article aims to make sure that the way Africa is depicted in media is fair and balanced. Sadly the website for this link expired within the week, but hopefully will be up soon.
  2. If you like old, classic Hollywood movies like me, this post explains why Americans in the 1930's and 1940's spoke with a weird (not quite British, not quite American) mixed accent.
  3. This is a long, emotional read, but A Survivor's Life After a Mass Shooting gives insight into what happens afterwards.
  4. Here's a story with a happy ending - This Man was Lost at Sea for 438 Days!!!!
  5. Apart from #22, I think these 26 Tiny Things You Need to Start Doing For Yourself This Year are simple ways to inject joy into your day (as well as those around you).
  6. Turning 30: What does it mean to People around the World? is an interesting article that shows you how culture and diversity affects your outlook on things like... turning 30!

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    1. Honestly, turning 30 is something that a lot of women approach with anxiety (especially in Nigeria and if you're still unmarried and without child). But funny enough, for me, I've felt younger and younger with each passing year (it helps that people assume I'm younger than I really am). I look back to 10 years ago and I feel like I was such a child then. There's a maturity now that I wouldn't trade for the world, and that's life.

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  2. Spoke with an accent...or spoke with a different accent from the one we're used to hearing now? I remember hearing about that some time back. Kat Hepburn was the queen of that.

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  3. the first link in your list (the article about Africa) no longer works

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  4. Ugh, that's too bad about the first link. I actually came to read it after your comment on my article. I'm not sure if you understood me though but just to clarify no I do not think Nigeria is the worst country.
    Princess Audu

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    1. The bonus link is on the bottom - the one I was referring to. But the first one was really good too and I wish the link wasn't broken.

      *I clarified my comment on your post*

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  5. I only read 5, 6 and the bonus was wowzer! I love it when people explain our country's malaise in really simple terms for all to understand plus it's about collective responsibility, not singling out CBN or the president, etc. True change begins with a mindset - Nigerians must change our mentality for reals. I laughed at a meme that said: Corruption will never end in naija so long as yoruba women keep saying "there is no more meat" at weddings. Very funny but it is sooo true. Everyone must realise that there little actions or inactions culminate into national baggage.
    I also made a list of things to do this year - use baking soda for whiter teeth :); meditate for 5-10 mins every day; drink more water; save more; lose that weight (this one shall require grace). Love your blog berry, keep up the great work!

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    1. Thank you Adaeze. EVERYONE's actions count, so you, me, the hawker, the shop keeper, the landlord, the chieves, everyone has a part to play.

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