By Oge Nwabueze.

Culled from the Novel “Chioma Hill’s Ghost” by Oge Nwabueze

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Valentine is here again and the atmosphere is that of love and the desire to be loved (you understand now). Whew! It is actually today, and I know ‘all my ladies’ out there would have probably shopped for that beautiful red dress or perhaps you are planning to buy yours today. Hmmmmm, ‘shop rite’ and have a budget so you don’t overspend o.

And for those that are still trying to fix what to wear for that special outing, you could just go on red with a touch of white or any other colour you feel comfortable on. You do not really have to be all too “reddish” just to show it is valentine. Like an on-air personality (Ajebo) said, ‘’No be say make you wear red all through and come look like tomato.’’ Lol!

What the OAP was trying to say is that you don’t necessarily have to make your clothes and accessories all red which I agree to. Like I said earlier, you could wear a red dress, but look for a different colour of bag and shoe; of course do not forget that you need that glittering accessory to compliment your outfit.

So to the question of the day, are you cruising with someone or you are cruising alone? Has your girlfriend/wife or ‘boyfriend/husband’ in particular suddenly gone off on you a few minutes to valentine? Common, you don’t have to brood over it all day. You know you can still make your day so lovely. You can still celebrate your valentine with people. It doesn’t necessarily have to be with only those you know or your loved ones alone; you could go show love to people in the orphanages or places where they have been denied love; just put a smile on someone’s face!

Although, ‘Valentine’ has overtime been taken to mean a day set aside to appreciate the people you care about the most or loved ones; but it really goes beyond that.

I remember, while I was serving in the North, Kano precisely, on valentine’s day, I took a certain amount of money, split into different denominations, and  gave out to those children around me. Guess what, the experience was thrilling. They were mega-excited!

So this valentine, have fun and do something different from your routine.

And for those still desperate to find a valentine partner today, oya close your eyes; are they closed? Don’t worry, before you open them there would be a suuuuuuuuurprise gift from that Romeo or Juliet; just believe sha.

And if after you opened your eyes, there are no surprises;  just take yourself out jor. Make yourself feel special too.

And if you just had a recent break-up and you feel extremely lonely- gbagbe osi jor (Forget rubbish), rise up and give yourself a nice treat too. Be happy; who knows, something good might come out of the treat you gave yourself. Who knows, there may be a new person perfectly made for you around the corner…

For me I am outdoor; ain’t wearing anything red, the only red item around me is my Lipstick to give y’all kisses for always stopping by @Ogefash Blog to read our juicy contents. We love U#Always!

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Born in the 80’s, Ogefash picked up writing early in her secondary school days at International School, University of Lagos (Unilag). She took it professionally after her university days at the University of Lagos where she graduated from the Department of Mass Communication. She is a writer of several short stories some of which have been published in the magazines. Some of her popular stories are: A Night to Remember, The Special Gift, Haunted, Preparing Ahead of Time amongst others. Her novel "Looming Danger" published in December 2015, was highly recommended by people. She has worked with several media outlets some of which are Spur Magazine and Upcoming Magazine. She is an educationist. With her love for children, she took up the task of supervising and taking care of children at the After School Department of Heritage School before her resignation. Her unique strory telling and song teaching skills endeared her more to the kids she worked with. Ogefash is a goal getter, a pace setter and always strives for excellence. She likes to impact and solve problems in a creative way regardless how challenging they may be. She has in-depth knowledge in reporting, editing, social media and other media related works. She is a seasoned writer and very passionate about her work. Interestingly, her blog is the first in Nigeria to start reviewing Nigerian and foreign movies and also write the movies' plots scene by scene. Ogefash blog is also the first to translate songs, interprete and give a full detailed analysis about music and artistes in Nigeria, Africa and America before other blogs started emulating her style. While other blogs provided just music lyrics alone, we took it higher by not only providing lyrics, but translating, interpreting and analyzing as well. It is also the first blog to give detailed analysis of adverts. Interestingly, Ogefash blog also known as Ogefash Photo Blog is the first blog all over the world to blog with lots of interesting pictures to support all articles. Ogefash says "I don't keep male friends because they always say "sex" is part of friendship. I don't keep female friends because they are always bitchy. I only keep people I can call more than a friend!" Ogefash has an affinity for TV reality shows. In 2018, she represented Nigeria in the PanAfrican TV reality game show "The Maltavator Challenge" powered by Nigeria's number one malt drink packed full of energy giving vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6;Malta Guinness. The show brought together four African countries Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and Coted'ivoire who competed for the grand prize of 20,000 dollars. Undaunted by any task in her field, Ogefash is highly energetic and creative. She is a rare gem and a gift to this generation.