Personal Memoirs

The Versatile Blogger Award + 20 Things About Me…

So, after the stressful day I’ve had (long story), I’m in the mood for writing something fun. Let’s see if I can wrangle up my mood to do something that will crack us up a little.
Today’s supposed to be guest post on the blog but since none of you guys sent me a guest post (bad bad babes&guys), I decided to do my own guest post, you know, something aside from the usual stuff we have on the blog.


I was passed on this award by beautiful Ayo and Adaeze and the deal is to…
(1)Thank the blogger who passed you the award…
The beautiful and elegant Ayo, thank you.

2. Include a link to their blog. (I’d be surprised if you don’t know her blog already, oya, go and check it oh)

And Ada of (If you haven’t read her E-book “Get ugly”, you are missing out)


I and the beautifullll Ayo

I and the beautifullll Ayo

3. Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you have recently discovered or follow regularly.

  1. Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award (you might include a link to VBA site.)

  2. Finally, tell the person who nominated you 20 things about yourself.

Ayo’s award was to tell 20things about me and Ada’s award is to tell you all 7things about me.

So I’ll tell you guys some 20 + things about me.
Hehe, let’s see if I can pull this off…

(1)everyone who reads my blog should already know that I have half past eyes so this doesn’t count, but I will tell you instead that I have a mark underneath my eyes, it’s not a birthmark oh, story goes that my brother pushed me and I hit my face on the soak-away(sewage blocks) behind the house.(Btw, how many of you guys still call those stuff soak-away today? I caught you jor, you still do)
I’ve never found out if this story is true so let’s just stick with it yeah? 🙂

(2)I have a very beautiful smile if I may say so myself. Strangers pass by me and tell me i’ve got a beautiful smile. Hehe



(3)My smile’s a little bit lopsided, my lips kind of tilt to the left a little bit when I smile. I don’t know how that came to be but it’s cute… See if you can spot it in the picture below

Camera 360


(4)I can’t swim and it’s not my fault. I used to be a browny in scout when I was little and on one of our meetings when we were having fun in the swimming pool, one geh just pushed me into the water and held me in there. It was by God’s grace I survived oh. My eyes were red&I had a fever for days. I’ve never been in a swimming pool since then and I’m ashamed to say, I went to a resort today sef and I didn’t even change into my swimming wear even though I had planned to. Things shall change soon sha, I’ll learn to swim.

(4)I think I’m a bit lazy. Or rather, I’m lazy when I’m at home with my younger sisters and mom. I just don’t do anything, they do all the house chores. But I think I’m very active with house chores when I’m alone sha, I think…

(5)I have a weird relationship with exercise/jogging. I used to be really big&started my weight loss journey because of that and even when I’m off the wagon for weeks, I simply can’t go anywhere worthwhile without exercising.
I’ll feel off, sluggish and weird.
I was even jogging during my bar exams when students were scared of wasting 5minutes on anything other than reading.
I don’t think I can even go for an interview for a job without jogging/exercising on that day.



(6)My brother says I have selective amnesia about things and people.
I forget people’s faces and what they look like.
I forget people’s names… I have to wrack my brain to remember aunties from my childhood who my elder brother remembers clearly.

(7)I also have problems with remembering directions to places. Take today for example, the resort I went to, I lost my way on my way out of it and it’s not even a large place. I have to go to a place at least thrice for the directions of the place to really register in my brain.


(8)I find it difficult to read articles with too much grammar. You know all those political articles and articles on education, 2010 surveys on so so and so… I skip such articles/I have to read at least twice to get it and that will be with a determined mind to get to the end.

(9)I don’t like people who complain and murmur at any little thing. Pessimistic people vex my spirit/drag down my spirit too and I absolutely don’t like being around them. There’s always this gloomy feeling that seeps into me when I’m with people who complain and complain and complain about everything.

(10)Flowing from above, I see the good in almost everything. I might be down if something doesn’t go my way but I generally pick up again, and trust that it will be for my good. Gift of faith or attitude or what? I don’t know but I know it helps those around me.

(11)I’m not picky about food and I don’t like people who are picky about food either. You know, those who eat rice and complain that the stew isn’t sweet, or the spices nor catch the meat. Why complain and complain and be so picky about something as little as food? To me, it just wastes time abeg. Yes, I know the food isn’t all that, but I will eat it if I am hungry.

(12)The other side of me about food though is that, I usually have cravings for particular meals. It might not anything fancy but if I have a preset meal in my head that I wanna eat, eating something else won’t go down well with me at all. In fact, I once cried in law school because they didn’t have yam porridge. I had dreamed and imagined how I would eat it after class only for them to say no yam porridge, I just couldn’t stop the tears and it wasn’t my fault. Why won’t they have something I was craving?

(13)I can trek for miles to just eat what I want. I used to trek to look for boli (roasted plantain) or boiled corn… anyhow, anyhow, I must get it.

(14) I don’t know if I am an introvert or an extrovert. I mostly won’t draw attention to myself when I am in a crowd and I would keep quiet when I’m in an unfamiliar group but I can also be a banshee when needed. I can talk and talk and scream your head off and I can also retreat into my shell with ear piece in my ears, blocking out the world when I need to.



I and le sisters in one of the banshee moments

I and le sisters in one of the banshee moments


(15) I prefer texts to calls. Don’t call me too much and don’t call me for too long, (except of course you are in my inner inner circle though) otherwise, just send me a text message, let’s yarn.

(16) I don’t like it when people call me too much, ie, men that I am not close to. If you call me one day and I pick, you call me the next day and then I notice that you start calling me everyday, I’ll stop picking your calls. Wierd ba?
Except of course, I really like the person though/the person na inner inner cactus.

(17)And here’s a disclaimer oh, I don’t purposely reject all calls oh. I’m also bad at returning phone calls. I’ll see calls and plan to return them and then time gets away from me. I’m working on this. Send me a text though, and that I’ll reply.

(18) I love chocolates! Chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream, chocolate rice sef, gimme!

(19)I have a very bad handwriting. It’s so bad, so bad that when I have ideas to write down in my head and they flow so fast, if I write so fast too, even I may not see what I write later on.
My best friend appreciated the fact that typing in computers exist because of me because really, none of you would read my blog if I wrote it in my handwriting. So thank God for blogs!
And in case you are wondering, no, I didn’t write like that for bar exams, my handwriting is legible when I settle down to write/I’m patient with myself. It’s only “somehow” when I’m writing in a haste, of which I’m always in a haste. *sigh*

(20) I cut my hair!
Yep! Did the big chop on Tuesday and I dare say, I look good!
Hehe, I wanted to start afresh/just felt like starting afresh and I shaved it all off 🙂


From top to bottom.hehe

From top to bottom.hehe


And hah! I did it, 20 things about moi.
And one for the road sef…
(21)I mostly don’t want to change my half past eyes. Weird but true, I feel like I wouldn’t be me without my eyes, they are the reason why I felt God had something to say through me sef and I feel like I just won’t be me without them. Funny yeah?
And that’s all oh.


  • My nominations are not different from the last time…
    I still nominate Dr N of because she never do the one wey I give her before.
  • I nominate Lizzie of because she never do the one wey I give her before too, kai! This babe needs bloggers from the blogosphere to bulala her bom bom.
  • I also nominate Chioma Chuka (FGS) of sef, I read a lot about your travels so I have an idea about who you are but haven’t seen some numbered stuff like this on your blog.
  • I nominate Efe Harriet of tis a good way to welcome you to the blogosphere babe 🙂
  • I nominate Chinomso Precious of too. All I know about you is what I managed to gather from looking through your IG page, I want to know more.
  • And oh, I nominate Ochuko of and I’m so proud of myself for remembering you, you are one of the few male bloggers I know/follow their blog, would be nice to know more about you, at least other than the fact that I know that you are an urhobo guy…. Or am I wrong sef? *sigh*
    You see, you just have to do this award thingy.

I don wrack my brain tire, I nor remember another person, biko, helep me tag yourself.

And before I sign off, there’s another thing about me oh

(22)I love pidgin English/I can remix pidgn in English and remix it when I write sef.
And another one, contray to assumptions because of my surname, I am not Igbo oh, I am from Delta State, an Isoko/Urhobo girl.

You can read my other post on some stuff about me that I did a while back. Go know small thing join this one about me.
And I’m interested in knowing if I confirmed/debunked the idea you had about me with this post. I’ve always wondered what kind of person I come across to be to readers on my blog so go on, comment, I’ll love to hear from you 🙂


And err, I wrote this post yesterday but I was so knackered from my stressful day, publishing it had to be carried over to today.

I do hope this cuts it in place of our normal Frances’s Love letters for Saturdays on this blog though.

I can’t possibly put up another post today so we will be back on next week.

For the mean time, do read the last love letter if you didn’t read it here (It’s on the almighty sex topic and you really shouldn’t miss it)

I look great with my low cut ba? Yeah, yeah, I know. :-)

I look great with my low cut ba? Yeah, yeah, I know. 🙂

As usual,

With lots of love,




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  • Reply
    November 1, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Frances babe,I love the Monday inspirational drive,the Wednesday rhema for today,l love the saturday love letters but when it comes to posts that tells me more about you. I love it the more..
    let’s see if we’ve got any thing in common…4,8,14 and 19….I have a love hate relationship with my handwriting… when its fine I loveeee and when its woo woo…I hateeeeee
    happy weekend darling

  • Reply
    Frances Okoro
    November 1, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Hehe, atleast you like your own… I don’t like my own at all
    And uhm, I didn’t pass on the award to you? Too much writing I guess…
    Thanks Presh 🙂

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    November 1, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Frances, can I say something ? You are beautiful inside out – what a beautiful heart you have – so young and accomplished. You smile so beautifully and you have a great personality. How brave of you to cut your hair! Like you, I really love pidgin English and I prefer texts to calls!

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    Frances Okoro
    November 1, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Awww, yourstruly, tis nice to know we have some things in common 🙂
    And I went all warm with your comment. Thank you so much. *hugs*

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    Chinomnso Precious
    November 1, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Now lady! You are brave. You cut your hair. Wow! it suits you. I wish I could do the same to mine, but if you know how many people have patent on my hair ehn. *sighs* Thanks for the nomination. I look forward to doing it next friday [Hopefully]…. And yes, I can identify to your selective amnesia- my mum keeps calling up names from the past and I am like ‘Errm who is that?’.

    And yes me and Patrick O….. cannot ever be friends, speak and write english that won’t give me a headache. I can handle a few grammars, but don’t make it the order of the day. lol. Girl! you got me rolling on the floor at the ‘crying because there was no yam porridge’. Hugs coming your way, I am sure you have had the yam porridge and booed the Law school by now.

    I must say it was an interesting read, as usual. I enjoyed getting to know you better.

  • Reply
    Frances Okoro
    November 1, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Loollls at patent on your hair Precious… I can sooo relate.everyone had a say when I mentioned that I wanted to cut my hair… “don’t cut it oh”… but kai, I really wanted to shave it off/start afresh and i’m loving it!

    And crying for porridge is the least of my small wahala, I can do silly things that surprise myself sometimes, who cries for porridge?? *sigh*.

    Looking forward to reading yours 🙂

  • Reply
    November 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    We have so much in common! I can’t swim; I may cry if I don’t get the food I want; people say I smile nice; I am so bad with remembering places, it takes me at least three times before I can really know a place and I cut my hair few months back. Thanks for sharing! ^.^

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      November 1, 2014 at 10:33 pm

      And I am soooooo glad we are alike on the weird levels of my character or rather the silly things I do that I wanna hide from others, now I can shout them to the rooftop cuz I know someone else who may cry if they don’t get the meals they want..awwww, that’s sooo nice. Hehe.

      We should both learn how to swim though…soon 🙂
      And how’s your hair now? Did you go natural or back to relaxed hair? How do you manage it? Would follow yours up…

  • Reply
    November 1, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Awwwwww, tis so nice getting to know you babes.

    You cut your hair??? Bravo!! I think of it sometimes but i dont even dwell on the thought.

    I can’t stand pessimists too. Why be negative when there is a positive option?

    I really don’t know if I’m an introvert or an extrovert too. Buh I think I lean more towards the introvert side. I think you do too, from what you said. Extroverts can’t help it, they must be noticed. When there is nothing to talk about, they create topics. I can talk for Africa o, and i can also be very quiet depending on the situation.

    I thought the grammar thing was just me. Life is simple, why complicate it?

    Ah, I also prefer texts to calls o. Eh! Some people can be frustrating.
    I hardly have my ‘me’ moments and when I do, i just want to shut everyone out. Save the ‘unshuttables’ sha

    Oh yeah, I love my writing and I hate exercise. *coversface*

    Running of to check out the blogs. I follow one or two and I agree totally with your comment.

    Ah, at last I can post a comment!

  • Reply
    Frances Okoro
    November 1, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    You haven’t been able to comment Buquie? I don’t what’s up with this stuff oh, hopefully, it will behave from now on…

    Hehe, you don’t let yourself dwell on thoughts of cutting your hair, my own thoughts stuck with me and refused to leave, just pray yours doesn’t hound you like that…

    And the similarities you pointed out are so much, I feel great that I can relate with you… save your love of watermelon sha, but I just might work my way up to that, just for youuuu. 🙂

  • Reply
    November 2, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    You come across as friendly. Nice to get to know you.

  • Reply
    November 2, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    I wish I could love exercising as much as you do.
    Articles with too much grammar ke, how did you read all those law books?
    @No. 11, it’s just annoying, most of these food critics can’t even boil egg….lol!
    Frances, crying over porridge, can’t deal….hehehehe!
    As for the hairdo, BOLD is the word. If I dare try it with this my cute frame, its JSS 2 boys that will be toasting me o, lol!
    I’m loving these versatile blogger awards on blogs.

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      November 3, 2014 at 6:59 am

      Is it love for exercise sef? It’s more of habit jare…
      And Looools at na only js2 boys go dey toast me, we don’t want that oh Gracie, so your hair is
      I even forgot to tell my own story of the barber that was toasting me in the salon..i was just wondering why,

  • Reply
    Highly Favored
    November 3, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Well done Francis, It was great getting to know more aobut you. I love your self confidence and general positive outlook. Love your low cut, looks really nice in the last picture.

  • Reply
    Frances Okoro
    November 3, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Awww, thank you, thank you Highly favoured! Glad the rest small-small attributes didn’t deviate from the good ones you pointed out 🙂

  • Reply
    November 4, 2014 at 10:06 am

    I was laughing and laughing, I love your sense of humor.
    I can identify with more than a number of what you shared

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      November 4, 2014 at 11:12 am

      Awww, i’m glad the post could crack you up, hah! What’s life without laughter and big smiles? Thanks Esther 🙂

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      November 17, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      🙂 nice to know that we share some traits abi character Esther. I hope it’s only the good ones here sha. Lol

  • Reply
    November 4, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Your big chop looks good on you Frances. I can’t swim also so that makes a team lol.


    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      November 17, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      Ah, this our team Tope, we better go and learn how to swim oh. Lol.

      And thank you, thank you for the compliment 🙂

  • Reply
    November 10, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Wow. So I have finally seen my twin sister after all this years of searching for you… Lol, trust me dear we have a lot in common. Like I just gained admission to study law, I just cut my hair(best decision ever), I am extremely lazy when I want to be, I even wonder how my family has being able to cope with me, I am so bad at remembering roads or places I have being to, even if they take me there 100 times I still can’t remember.. Hmmm it is well o. I also don’t like reading articles with grammar, your own even better at least you try to read again, me I just sleep off..
    Really nice here, you inspire me a lot…

    Please visit my new blog..

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      November 17, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      Hah! Twinnie, Judith, I am glad to have found you too oh.
      *E hugs*
      We are sooo similar yeah? We need to break the laziness deal sha. *covers face*

  • Reply
    Adaeze Diana Obiako
    November 12, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    I loved reading this post, Frances! The “I can’t swim and it’s not my fault” line cracked me up! I used to take swimming classes when I was younger but stopped. I plan to start learning again. You already know from my own post that I’m with you when it comes to directions lol. When it comes to chocolate, I love German chocolate cake – too delicious for words! I’m also with you on the selective amnesia point and I’m tired of apologizing. Nobody should take it personally – na so it be! lol

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      November 17, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      As in eh, this selective amnesia thingy, even people I met in camp go tire for me. I’ll keep looking at them blankly without recognising them even when we’ve spoken before. *sigh*
      I should probably get on the swimming classes abi? Maybe we should race ourselves sef? 🙂
      And our love for chocolates? Sooo real Ada! Hehe

  • Reply
    November 25, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Why did it feel I was reading about myself? We have so much in similar… Girrrrlllll! May God enlarge your ministry…. Lots of love

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      November 25, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      Hehe, always great to meet a new “twinnie”!
      Nice to meet you Cynthia!!!
      And amen and amen!

      Keep in touch ohhh

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