| by Viano Dee | 16 comments

Replaced

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223 total views, no views today Replaced. Did you hear what was being said? Or where or how or why? Did you pick a side to ignite a fire that would blow wild simply because you thought you could change a game or be motivational for a second? Only to realize that you threw stones at […]

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| by Viano Dee | 21 comments

To The One

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308 total views, 2 views today To The One. To The One. I do not know who you are, but maybe I do— only not aware that it is you. I like to think of you as Prince Charming but I know that’s impossible; there are no perfect beings; there are no perfect things and wishes do […]

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| by Viano Dee | 28 comments

Goodbye

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334 total views, no views today Goodbye. Intro: Eh eh eh eh, na na na na na na, eh Verse 1: Thinking of the times we spent together All of the joys and pains we shared Thinking of the plans and dreams we built Guess the future has a better plan instead Thinking of the obstacles […]

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| by Viano Dee | 22 comments

Life’s Biography of Normals and Ironies

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302 total views, no views today Life’s Biography of Normals and Ironies. Roses can grow in forests; trees in gardens. People have faces that have been reshaped. they’ve been to places, they’ve passed through stages and have left their traces. Workers are paid wages, cents are meant to pay for the bills and the rents but […]

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| by Viano Dee | 35 comments

Perfectly Imperfect

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308 total views, no views today Perfectly Imperfect. Tell me what your dreams were when you were younger: Fairytales and perfect endings, I suppose. Did it all come to play? Did you find your fairy godmother or does she exist only in Disney’s world? Did you find your Prince charming or is he lost in the […]

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| by Viano Dee | 12 comments

All That Glitters: The Series (Ep 2.)

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178 total views, no views today All That Glitters: The Series (Ep 2.) Underneath the spotlight, he looked amazing. You could hear them chant his name with so much adoration. Cute eyes, sparkling smile,fleet of cars, women of class. Private jets, wads of cash– what precisely could be better than that?! The envy that crept in […]

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| by Viano Dee | 21 comments

All That Glitters: The Series (Ep 1)

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201 total views, no views today All That Glitters: The Series (Ep 1) There lived a man named man, he was lost in the valley of decision. To his amazement, he found a river flowing with gadgets of different kinds. He wanted one, but which? he had no clue. So he reached out to a friend […]

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| by Viano Dee | 39 comments

Once Upon a September

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612 total views, no views today Once Upon a September: Consists of a poem titled “Once Upon a Tearful September” and an Original song titled ” Where Do We Go From Here?” Once Upon A Tearful September The perfect blue sky turned grey, the ashes barely had traces of remains. It was a tearful September. Souls […]

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| by Viano Dee | 11 comments

7 Unique Rivers In the World

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387 total views, no views today 7 Unique Rivers in the World. We already know that the earth consists of 29% of land and 71% of water. When we talk of water, we are talking about lakes, streams, seas, oceans, and rivers. While rivers are generally a sight to behold, there are some with bizarre tales. […]

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| by Viano Dee | 19 comments

From a Grieving Heart

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373 total views, no views today From a Grieving Heart. So I saw what lips quiver to utter through the lenses of others. My heart bleeds at the sight of cruelty offered to those who should have been called brothers. You kill and destroy because of your insecurities, your envy has taken the better part of […]

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| by Viano Dee | 35 comments

11 Creative Unusual Beds

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190 total views, 2 views today 11 Creative Unusual Beds. The HamBurger Bed Are you obsessed with hamburgers? Guess what?! Not only can you eat one, but you can also sleep in one! How awesome is that? You’re probably wondering how this came to be– read about the origin here. I just wonder what sleeping in one […]

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| by Viano Dee | 11 comments

Beautiful People || Ed Sheeran ft. Khalid: A Review

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270 total views, no views today Beautiful People || Ed Sheeran ft. Khalid: A Review. Okay! Let me start by saying this: If Ed Sheeran isn’t one of your favourite musicians already, you may need to add him to your list. I’m just going to put it out there and let you decide. Ed Sheeran is […]

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| by Viano Dee | 5 comments

If Words Weren’t: A Poem

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275 total views, no views today If Words Weren’t: A Poem. If words were diamonds, many of us wouldn’t speak, for fear of becoming bankrupt. If they were arrows, we would never speak to our friends — only to our foes. If they were flowers, we would speak to our loved ones, till no flowers are […]

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| by Viano Dee | 17 comments

Christianity and The Age of Deception

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312 total views, 1 views today Christianity and The Age of Deception. It appears that the most lucrative business in the world today is the “Jesus Enterprise”. What this means is that someone can wake up one morning, go to Bible school, get stamped as a pastor, and found a denomination. Give that person a few months– […]

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| by Viano Dee | 3 comments

A Short Poem: If Tomorrow Never Comes

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433 total views, no views today A Short Poem: If Tomorrow Never Comes Embedded in tomorrow are all the wishes and dreams— the plans and everything of many. Time is here yet so far away and everyone is waiting in anticipation for its arrival. But if tomorrow never comes then it means songs won’t be sung; […]

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| by Viano Dee | 28 comments

7 Things Typical Nigerian Mothers Do

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282 total views, no views today Nigerian Mothers: 7 Things Typical Nigerian Mothers Do. Motherhood can be and is usually full of surprises. Mothering comes with a lot of commitments and responsibilities. There are a lot of things a mum would have to give up when it comes to raising a child. She will have to […]

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| by Viano Dee | 6 comments

Rape and the Tale of Silence

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292 total views, no views today Rape and the Tale of Silence. There was a time when no one heard about cases of rape. It was a time when people had consciences, a time when each man was his brother’s keeper. These were the days of old. I believe that’s what we would all like to […]

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| by Viano Dee | 14 comments

7 Embarrassing Things You Did As A Kid

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219 total views, no views today 7 Embarrassing Things You Did As A Kid. It’s another weekend and I decided to do a little throw back to some of the embarrassing things we did as kids. Childhood is the first stage of growing up. It is the period when a human is innocent and naïve. Whether […]

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| by Viano Dee | 15 comments

Nightfall: Spoken Word

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314 total views, no views today Nightfall: Spoken Word. When the ruler of the day goes to rest, Darkness immediately possesses the throne. With his gloom, he connives with the universe; bribing her with pieces of silver stones, which she gladly accepts. When he’s in a good mood, he shows off his mistress: sometimes, she’s half […]

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| by Viano Dee | 18 comments

Indestructible: Spoken Word

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333 total views, no views today Indestructible: Spoken Word Like a play on a stage, life presents itself to us. And like the audience, we sit and watch. It is not rare to be amused at the turn of events — most times they go separate ways from what we have imagined. We sit and watch […]

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| by Viano Dee | 11 comments

Be Careful Who You Marry

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342 total views, no views today Be Careful Who You Marry. A few years ago, I walked past this very pretty lady. She seemed to have had it figured out. She was married and she had a lucrative business she ran with her husband. Anyone would have thought that things must have been going fine for […]

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| by Viano Dee | 26 comments

5 Ways To Boost Your Low Self Esteem: A Personal Experience

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226 total views, no views today 5 Ways to Boost Your Self Esteem. What is self esteem? Self esteem is basically how you see and evaluate yourself. If you have low self esteem, it means you think poorly of yourself, you feel awkward and feel you aren’t good enough. If you have healthy self esteem, it […]

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| by Viano Dee | 28 comments

15 Memes That Will Make Your Day

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322 total views, no views today 15 Memes That Will Make Your Day It’s weekend again so I decided to share some memes that will lighten you up. These are memes I’ve saved over time from different sources that I can’t even remember but I feel they are worth sharing. Here are 15 memes that will […]

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| by Viano Dee | 14 comments

5 Lessons Guinea Pigs Taught Me

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219 total views, no views today 5 Lessons Guinea Pigs Taught Me. When I first heard the words ‘Guinea pig,’ I thought that they were pigs from Guinea. I was told back then that they were mostly used for experiments and for some reason I thought they were black pigs (why I thought so I’ll never […]

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| by Viano Dee | 17 comments

O Vile One: Spoken Word

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294 total views, no views today O Vile One: Spoken Word O Vile One! She was only a little child who wanted to live her life as one— she wanted to enjoy her childhood but you robbed her of that desire when you desired her and you cut short her innocence. You defiled her pure thoughts […]

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| by Viano Dee | 16 comments

Ladies: Be More!

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239 total views, no views today Ladies: Be More! Note: Contains disturbing information. Reader discretion is advised. I’m not quite sure how to start this post but I’ll just write and let it flow. Yesterday, I saw a video on someone’s whatsapp status that left me worried and sad. I could only ask why but got […]

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| by Viano Dee | 40 comments

Conqueror: Spoken Word

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463 total views, no views today Conqueror: Spoken Word. There are days when my soul is weary; days when I feel let down, broken and defeated. It’s like defeat brings me to my knees, it whispers to me— telling me to give up, to stop holding on— to let go. I can feel myself being consumed […]

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| by Viano Dee | 29 comments

To The Broken Man: Spoken Word

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551 total views, no views today To The Broken Man. I watched you drown in your most intense fears, in your hidden struggles, in your traumatic pain because society made a claim that you ought to be strong regardless of what comes along. Every voice is heard but not yours, even when you’re the victim, you […]

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| by Viano Dee | 32 comments

Dear Single Adults

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300 total views, no views today Dear Single Adults, I want you to know that it’s not a crime to be single. I understand the pressure that comes with being an adult. There are too many things to figure out and sometimes, we just lose it. Hey, it’s okay. Let’s take it one step at a […]

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| by Viano Dee | 29 comments

Why I Think Formal Education Is Overrated

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297 total views, no views today Why I think Formal Education is Overrated. I’ve been meaning to write on this for a while and I think it’s finally time to do so. I’ve had this argument with very few friends of mine. Some see the sense in it, some not really and others flat out don’t. […]

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| by Viano Dee | 33 comments

Dear Mothers-In-Law

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233 total views, no views today Dear Mothers-in–law, We the daughters-in-law (present and future ones) would like to clear the air on a few things. We’d truly appreciate it if you would just listen to us and then cooperate with us. We are aware of the fact that for some reason, some of you may dislike […]

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| by Viano Dee | 50 comments

10 Weird Phobias That Exist

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517 total views, no views today 10 Weird Phobias That Exist. A phobia is an excessive and irrational fear reaction. People who have phobia, tend to panic when they are faced with the source of their fear. They’d do anything to avoid that which they fear. There are so many types of phobias — many of which […]

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| by Viano Dee | 28 comments

Survival: Spoken Word

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357 total views, no views today Survival: Spoken Word. They say wounds take time to heal;they say time heals everything. Well,I am wounded — guess time will healme. But how long will it take?Now that it is in a broken state —my heart, I mean. How soon will itget out of the ICU? They tell me […]

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| by Viano Dee | 45 comments

5 Most Expensive Household Items In the World

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361 total views, no views today 5 Most Expensive Household Items In the World. When one talks of household items, one just thinks of necessary items a house needs. Such include appliances, furniture, clothing and so on. Usually there’s a budget on what to spend on these and though selection is based on preference and income, […]

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| by Viano Dee | 39 comments

Feed the People with Lies: Spoken Word

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546 total views, no views today Feed the People with lies: Spoken Word Feed the people! Feed the people with liesand watch them clamour for more. Grant to them what they are hungry for—promise them freedom while binding their feet in chains,still they’ll chant your name. Give them sunshine with snow frosts,and with gratitude, they’ll prostrate. […]

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| by Viano Dee | 25 comments

Modern Christianity: A Deadly Epidemic

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322 total views, no views today Modern Christianity: A Deadly Epidemic. Phew! That’s quite a title. I won’t be surprised if it comes off as controversial. This is going to be lengthy though but I’ll try to make it as comprehensive as possible. Anyway. I’ve been meaning to write on this for a while but kept […]

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| by Viano Dee | 25 comments

The Blur Truth: Spoken Word

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400 total views, no views today The Blur Truth: Spoken Word We are robots in the land where we thought we made robots. Wecompletely forgot who we were when we started acting like the robotswe created. It seems they outsmartedus by becoming smarter and enslaving us. We are now at their beck and call. They ping […]

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| by Viano Dee | 26 comments

7 Types Of Friends To Avoid

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284 total views, no views today 7 Types of friends to avoid. In life we all need someone to be there for us at some point in our lives — that’s why we have friends. Friends are supposed to be people who help you grow in every aspect of life. They are shoulders you can lean […]

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| by Viano Dee | 55 comments

2 Years Late: Tom Walker’s Leave A Light On (Review And Cover)

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426 total views, no views today 2 Years Late: Tom Walker’s Leave A Light On (Review and Cover). Please read before playing or downloading the cover below. I first heard the song in the 2019 movie “For Love or Money”. It was played a couple of times and I was like: this is really dope. I […]

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| by Viano Dee | 26 comments

The Story With Many Holes: Spoken Word

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726 total views, no views today The Story With Many Holes: Spoken Word. The rumour has it that someone said that she said that they said… so they took the rumour and ran along with it without asking who precisely said what. This was the birth of her story — the one she never told. The […]

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| by Viano Dee | 12 comments

7 Things That Ruin Relationships

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212 total views, no views today 7 Things That Ruin Relationships. Everyone wants to have a great relationship. No one is ever like: “I really would love to have a terrible, horrible relationship that would make me question my existence.” I’ve never heard anyone say that and if such people exists, they definitely have a mental […]

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| by Viano Dee | 17 comments

The Appointed Time: Spoken Word

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296 total views, no views today The Appointed Time: Spoken Word It is said that the sun and moon serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, and yes, to also serve as light both day and night. So it has been written, so it has been.Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months, […]

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| by Viano Dee | 12 comments

When Yelling Eyes Go Unheard: A Short Poem

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534 total views, no views today When Yelling Eyes Go Unheard. His eyes yelled for help but he got nothing more than nice smiles and compliments— because no one ever heard. Now, the live coal has gone cold. No one will ever know why he chose to douse it by landing on the oceans floor. Written […]

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| by Viano Dee | 33 comments

6 Lessons Life Has Taught Me

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371 total views, no views today 6 Lessons Life Has Taught Me. When I was a child I couldn’t wait to become an adult. I was always in a hurry to grow just so I could do grown up things like make up, date, get a job, make money, get married — the list goes on. […]

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| by Viano Dee | 20 comments

When He Turned Red: Short Poem

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535 total views, no views today When He Turned Red. White as the clouds, he once was, till he turned red like a burning furnace. Like a florescent bulb, she once glowed, but his sizzling red effect made her as wishy- washy as an old grave. Since he turned red, she had been his daily sacrifice; […]

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| by Viano Dee | 22 comments

How Technology Is Ruining Our Lives

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473 total views, no views today How Technology is Ruining Our Lives. For the most part, when people talk about technology, they focus mainly on its benefits. We all know that technology has some advantages but if we would be truthful to ourselves, we can say that it has caused more harm than good. I particularly […]

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| by Viano Dee | 43 comments

Once Upon a Shredded Dream

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433 total views, no views today Once Upon a Shredded Dream. His lips tasted like honey each time we kissed. I got lost in his arms each time he held me close. But there was something that lay hidden — that, he didn’t disclose. I didn’t bother because it didn’t matter— at least that was what […]

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| by Viano Dee | 15 comments

When They See Us

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501 total views, no views today When They See Us: Spoken Word Poetry (inspired by the Netflix series and the movie, Woodlawn). I heard them say that: we are not good enough we are not worthy of love. Injustice hides behind the scenes, dictating rules, implementing policies — playing politics— he causes conflicts, judges by the […]

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| by Viano Dee | 33 comments

Freedom Is Just An Illusion

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805 total views, no views today Freedom Is Just An Illusion. “Free our people!” That was the cry of those who fought for the people in the days when slavery, was more physical than mental. In the days when slave masters would cruelly maltreat their slaves with hot irons, clubs and canes. In the days when […]

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| by Viano Dee | 10 comments

30 Things Movies Have Made Us Believe

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576 total views, 1 views today 30 Things Movies Have Made Us Believe Notice: I am not the original writer of this post, I came across it on a friend’s Facebook status from 2015. Unfortunately, he too couldn’t remember where he got it from but I thought it was hilarious and decided to share. Just for laughs. […]

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| by Viano Dee | 18 comments

6 Lessons Love Taught Me

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319 total views, no views today 6 Lessons Love Taught Me. I lay on my bed on Saturday night as I thought deeply about what to write as my next post. Many ideas came to mind but one struck. “That’s the one”, I smiled to myself. I began to type but there weren’t any points yet. […]

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| by Viano Dee | 18 comments

It’s A Tough Job Being God: Spoken Word

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334 total views, no views today It’s A Tough Job Being God. Download audio here: I have often wondered What it feels like to be God. Does it entail one watching the world on a screen while sipping on a cup of coffee? Does it entail pressing buttons so that the sun rises and sets while […]

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| by Viano Dee | 27 comments

Beyond Flaws: Spoken Word Poetry

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343 total views, no views today Beyond flaws: Spoken Word Poetry. Download audio here: She was beautiful—that, I could tell. And his eyes wouldn’t get off her body and my heart couldn’t take it anymore; it bled profusely. I didn’t like her. I didn’t trust her. It wasn’t about the jealousy alone but also about the […]

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| by Viano Dee | 10 comments

7 Romantic Ways To Make Your Man Love You More

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418 total views, no views today 7 Romantic Ways To Make Your Man Love You More. Notice: I originally posted this article on the since deleted site GiftedGreen (a Nigerian Lifestyle blog) in 2015. This is an updated version. Contrary to what people think, men aren’t the only ones who ought to be romantic. If the […]

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| by Viano Dee | 8 comments

4 Ways to Get Over a Break Up

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310 total views, no views today 4 Ways to Get Over a Break Up Breaking up can be a very excruciating experience — especially when you have invested so much in a relationship. Many things run through your mind. You ask questions like: “How did we get here?” “What went wrong?” “Why do I feel such […]

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| by Viano Dee | 8 comments

The Positive Side of Pain

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267 total views, no views today The Positive Side of Pain When one thinks of pain, what usually comes to the mind is discomfort, distress, suffering, sorrow, agony—and truly speaking, no one likes to go through pain. Unfortunately, we can’t escape it because it is part of life but we can choose how to deal with […]

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| by Viano Dee | 10 comments

The Exodus

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736 total views, no views today The Exodus Download audio here: Listen. Listen to me— let me explain. You see, I have been traveling a long while; searching for a treasure that I could call mine. I have dug so hard, so deep, dug so close— only to discover other people’s gold mines. Look. Look at […]

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| by Viano Dee | 5 comments

10 Replies to Stupid Questions

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167 total views, no views today 10 replies to stupid questions Some say that there is no such thing as a stupid question. The reason being that what one considers stupid may really be useful to the person who is asking. Some people are afraid to ask questions because they do not want to be embarrassed. […]

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| by Viano Dee | 8 comments

11 Things Babies Would Say If They Could Talk

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215 total views, no views today Babies. Everyone loves babies. They are cute and hilarious. It is amazing to see how they try to communicate what they feel because they cannot talk. But what if it were possible for them to talk; what would they say? Would they be cool or would they be rude? Would […]

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| by Viano Dee | 1 comment

10 Unbelievable Delicacies

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191 total views, no views today Delicacies. Every country has its delicacies, so does every individual. For instance, Nigeria is well known for delicacies such as pounded yam, amala, eba… just to list a few yet when it comes to individuals it varies. It is often said: “one man’s food is another man’s poison”— this saying […]

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| by Viano Dee | 3 comments

5 Weird Ways People Have Died

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368 total views, no views today Weird ways people have died Everyday people are born; everyday people die. Death is a part of life but as we all know, it is inevitable. People plan ahead for so many things but many times for so many people, death is not anywhere on their list because somehow for […]

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| by Viano Dee | 2 comments

10 Strange Addictions

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251 total views, no views today Addiction An addiction basically, is the irresistible urge to do something in a repetitive manner to the point where doing without it creates a sense of incompleteness. For instance, someone who consistently consumes alcohol to the point where they feel they can’t do without it, is called an alcoholic. We […]

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| by Viano Dee | 31 comments

10 Disturbing Perfume Brand Names

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418 total views, no views today 10 Disturbing Perfume Brand Names Have you ever perceived a fragrance that smells really nice— only to find out that the name isn’t as pleasant as its scent? You probably have, or maybe not. If not, allow me to introduce you to 10 of them: Bondage Homme by Milton Lloyd; […]

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| by Viano Dee | 9 comments

If Idioms Were Taken Literally During Conversations

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360 total views, no views today If Idioms Were Taken Literally During Conversations Idioms Idioms are phrases which are figurative in meaning. In other words, idioms mostly don’t make sense when taken literally. Let’s take a few examples of some idioms and see what they’ll sound like if taken literally during conversations. Read also: 15 Memes […]

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| by Viano Dee | 13 comments

Modern Day Problems: The Sad Side of Social Media

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239 total views, no views today A picture displaying Social Media icons Modern Day Problems: The Sad Side of Social Media In this age of technology, it is not surprising that people have become highly dependant on gadgets. This era promises a faster, less stressful way of life—as some call it— the microwave lifestyle. A life […]

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| by Viano Dee | 11 comments

Suicide Is Not an Option!

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235 total views, no views today   Why?   Suicide is not an option! Life, as they say, is full of ups and downs. Sometimes, things get so tough– it feels like you’re alone and you just want to give up. You question why. You have no clue as to what to do. You want everything […]

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| by Viano Dee | 8 comments

A Personal Experience: Can Exes Remain Friends?

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581 total views, no views today A Personal Experience: Can Exes Remain Friends. Can exes remain friends? Relationships can be a bit complicated sometimes. You meet someone. You get attracted to them. You become friends. You want to take it a step further, you ask them out. They say yes. You start a relationship and it’s […]

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