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I Love being an AFRICAN WOMAN. I believe in being the CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD. I love the ARTS. My family= my heart and backbone. I love to LIVE, LOVE, and LAUGH OUT LOUD. I believe laughing is the cure for anything (try it, it just may work for you).I also believe life is to short to hold grudges and to remain in the BOX.I would rather be SUCCESSFUL than RICH. Think about that! I am a LEADER and you should be too, and this blog is titled such because I stopped listening to what others told me to do with my life. I started doing what I love to do by following my dreams and now I am a HAPPY AGGIE! I am in control of how each day plays out, which is why it is MY DAY, EVERYDAY! I will be the 'Oprah/Tyra' of Africa.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Its almost time: CHECK THIS OUT

So 5 mins away from the launch (yayyyyyy!)

BIG CONGRATULATIONS to KEVIN WOGHIREN. KEVIN has been accepted into a 2yr MASTER'S program @ PEKING UNIVERSITY in CHINA. ( I feel like a proud mama :o) GO KEVO!!!!!!!

Please CHECK OUT the NEW MISS AFRICA USA WEBSITE. (It's so nice :o) the website is: http://missafricaunitedstates.com/ .

Also while your on the web make sure you tune into Passport to a World's View hosted by  yours truly @ 2pm central time. Stream online @ http://www.wluw.org/ *** High and Hip life all the way.

DONT FORGET TO CHECK OUT MY SISTA BLOG: http://www.fligurl.wordpress.com/

Have a beautiful day.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


This is hopefully the last pre-post. Tomorrow is DDAY! And once again another pre-post before my 'About Me' section is completed. I haven't started yet. Well I've got a lot to say but I'm gonna cut it short because I've got 2 more days before I head across the Atlantic. Of course I've dedicated a week to suitcase shopping (SMH major). I needed new suitcases because I broke the wheel of both of my suticases on my way to Atlanta for the Miss Africa USA Semi-Finals ( not one but two, who does that!) I bought 2 suitcases and had to exchange both of them today. What shocked me was my 29in or 30in suitcase was about 20-30 dollars cheaper than the 28in suitcase, thanks to DEVON! Outraged? Of course but it wore of quickly because my suitcase dilema was no more.

I also joined the infamous TWITTER this week and cannot stop tweeting. Its like an addiction but its soon to wear off, because where I'm going, I won't be needing my celly (telly) unless I want to call the fam, etc.

So you may be thinking: What is the purpose of this BLOG?
Well, I am going to Ghana on Sunday and I would love for you to join me, physically. But if you did then you would have to pay roughly 1800 + dollars for a ticket and some more $$$ cause of spending etc...... Kinda expensive huh? So instead of you having to go into your pockets to enjoy Ghana, I thought why not enjoy it via the web. Like that? Its for the 'low low'= FREE!

This trip serves many purposes such as: visiting family and friends, experiencing Ghana after 50 yrs, going to Kpando (since 2001) to see the progress of VORIM and see 'what is what' and 'what needs to be' (inside language), etc. The purposes are infinite and I only have less than a month to explore//accomplish them.

I want you to experince this trip with me. I want to show you the things you will never see on the Discovery Channel and such. I want to show you all the postives Ghana has to offer ( NO KWASHIORKOR CHILDREN ON THIS PAGE! UH UH:shakes finger in disapproval: THAT IS DISRESPECTFUL!) But I would also like to show you the negatives because there are always 'good' and 'bad' in a balanced life/world. I'm gonna be on my JOURNALISTIC (Oprah/Trya) tip. 

As stated on this page: this blog is an insight into my life (whatever I am willing to share: I am a very private person). I probably stated in the last blog-post that the only truth on Facebook about me are the pictures and the university I graduated from. This blog will give you much more, even after the trip.

I recommend the best way to visit this blog is by your choice : you can either read the blog-post first and watch the video directly after or watch the video first and read the blog-post directly after. If you're really ambitious do both (LOL).  I will TRY and post each SUNDAY, TUESDAY, and THURSDAY. I will TRY and have videos for each post. Videos maybe of interviews or sightseeing, etc. Each blog-post is in-depth and in correlation to the video uploaded for the day.

So this is my last pre-post and lucky you its accompanied with a video made by my buddy JAMAAL APPLEWHITE. This video is called ON VACATE. It's about his 2nd trip to Africa and his destination: EGYPT ( yes EGYPT is an AFRICAN COUNTRY!!!) His 1st trip was to South Africa. I kinda fussed at him for not going to Ghana yet, but we kinda made a lil deal so we shall see. I admire JAMAAL for stepping out of his comfort zone and wanting to explore a continent foreign to him physically but spritually linked. I rarely find many people willing to do so, but JAMAAL isnt like many people. CHALE JAMAAL KUDOS.... *** he even added some tunes(music) for your listening pleasure ( warning : some explict language)***

If you read this all the way: KUDOS 2 YOU and Special Thanks. Have a great night and enjoy the launch of the blog tomorrow @ 3pm central time!!! (Whoop Whoop)


Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Just got home from work, and is it just me who thinks that there aren't enough hours in the day to do everything you planned on doing? That's probably why I'm a night owl. Anyways, this is my first ever blog post...YAY! But its a Pre-Post ( Guess you can call it that) because this blog is under construction until March 25 or 26. I'm pre-posting because I feel this is much easier to do than describing the blog, because I would have to let you know things about me and that is the hardest thing for me to do. I love to interview others and tell their stories, yet the challenge comes when it becomes about me. Can you diagnose the problem? Not gonna lie, I really dont care if you could :).

So yesterday I went with a few AfWiAm ( African Women In America) memebers to a networking event called, Chick Chat Soriee. All I can say is "WOW!" There were so many amazing and powerful women in the room. When we got there, we were given a name tag and we had to pick one quote which best described ourselves. The one I chose re-inspired me to get back on track by making 'the sky, the limit' (so many amazing things to come).

The quote was: " Some succeed because they're destined; others succeed because they're DETERMINED!" 

That's the word of the year: DETERMINATION. With that nothing nor anyone can get in your way of achieving your GOALS and reaching your DREAMS.

Stayed POSTED, some great things to COME.

By the way I just wanted to post the playlist I was listening to while blogging:
Currently listening to: One of my husbands: Lupe Fiasco "HURT ME SOUL" (if you havent heard this, JUMP ON IT!)

Before: D'Banj "FALL IN LOVE" ( my sugar banana)

Prior: "BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (BOB)" ( This is straight middle school AVM: whoot whoot)

* Nat Brew: "WOGBE" (this goes out to all my borborbor girls and summer 2001)
*Jay-Z:"U DON"T KNOW" ( My first husband)
* Common ft. Bilal:"MISUNDERSTOOD" (One of his best allbums, and I've ran into Bilal while working on 53rd and Hyde Park, of course I would be the only one to spot him....SMH)
* Kelly Clarkson: "MISS INDEPENDENT" ( yes Kelly Clarkson, I dont discriminate and befor Lil Boosie's I.N.D.E.P.E.N.D.E.N.T spelling bee song, there was this)
* Unknown HipLife Artist: "BABY, I LOVE YOU" ( i think that is the title, but me and my hiplife: I loves it!)
* Kanye West, Twista, Jamie Foxx: "SLOW JAMZ" ( this song will never get old, it brings back so many memories from Junior yr @ RHS: whoot whoot)
Shout out to my lil bro bro Karl for the cd's. Tonight's gonna be major fun.