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20 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Was 20 – Liz Awoliyi

Media personality and social media editor for Genevieve Magazine, Liz Awoliyi has shared 20 things she wishes she had known earlier in her life – especially in her 20s’.

The 20 points span life lessons and love as she has gotten older.

Read her thoughts below and tell us what you think.

  • Trust your instincts, honestly it never lies. The truth is in there somewhere deep down, don’t make excuses for situations or the way people treat you. If people show you who they are, believe them.
  • Be Kind. Everybody has battles and demons they are fighting.
  • Worry less about what other people think of you…. People will form an opinion regardless. Just focus on carrying yourself well and being the best you.
  • Be patient with yourself. Don’t be too busy trying to rush life that you end up making crucial mistakes. Slow and steady wins the race. Life is a marathon and not a sprint.
  • Your ego is your worst enemy. Honestly life is so much smoother if you can let go of pride.
  • Choose your words and your battles carefully. Not everything is worth fighting over.
  • Take Risks. Nothing worth having comes easy.
  • No man is an island; don’t feel too big to ask for help and advice. “We”, is better than “Me”. Nobody gets to the top alone.
  • Nobody owes you anything. Nothing is guaranteed to be handed to you. Play hard. Work hard.
  • Don’t take things personal. Other peoples attitude is a reflection of them and not you, if it’s negative don’t let it demoralize you. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
  • Live Now – you can get away with more things when you’re single, unattached, there really is less responsibilities.
  • The way a man treats someone he wants to mess with, and the way he treats girlfriend (Potential wife) material are very different. The signs are there…watch out for them and don’t make excuses.
  • If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay.
  • Everything is by the grace of God. Be prayerful.
  • There is no such thing as “Luck” – the harder you work; the more success comes your way.
  • You are not FAT. My weight fluctuates immensely and I spent so many years of my 20’s constantly battling my weight, feeling down. Even when I would be so slim, I couldn’t see it! In your 30s you become a lot more comfortable in your own skin. That being said; watch your diet.
  • Travel if you can. There will come a time when you wish you had.
  • The good men and women are more attracted to your confidence and personality than they are to what you look like or what you can offer them – Those are the ones to focus more of your time and energy on.
  • Someone will break your heart. You will cry and cry and cry. But you’ll get over it! You will put your heart out there again, be more careful and prayerful this time, and you will love again.
  • To truly love someone, you will know and accept they can’t be perfect, and you will overlook a multitude of their sins knowing full well you’re not perfect either.


PhotoCredit: Liz Yemoja IG


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Dreaming! Check Out This Stunning Photo Series By D’Artiste By Dodos & Bigh Studios

Dodos Uvieghara of D’Artiste by Dodos recently collaborated with photography experts at Bigh Studios to create the“Dusk Beauty“.

According to Dodos “I love how the images turned out, they’re raw, other-worldly, and still quite ethnic in nature. The fusion of all these things, in a way it is kind of reflective of modern Nigerians – dark, hyper modern, hyper traditional, bright and beautiful. Can you tell I’m obsessed?“. “I’m very glad I got to work with Big H on this.The models were perfect, they brought our imaginations to life. I love it when something impromptu and spontaneous produces something so beautiful. You’ll definitely be seeing more of our work in future.“

[Photography: Bigh Studios]


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Sports Luxury! CLAN Releases New S/S15 Collection Lookbook – “ Kasumi ”

When the CLAN collection titled “ Kasumi ” first hit the runway at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York 2014, it met mixed reviews. Certainly the look book of this collection has got us dreaming and the sporty chic style is going nowhere.

Celebrities like Rihanna and Rita Ora brought the sporty chic look back to the streets and we can certainly say Clan’s new collection is giving a Rhi Rhi vibe and we are loving it.

Themed ‘Sports Luxury’, the CLAN team incorporated the rich and vibrant Harajuku culture in Japan and a gypsy-like drapery mixed in Kasumi, in order to give the collection a bit of edge and produce fun, bright and simple pieces.

The brand says “the collection is infused with hues of Indigo upon which lilac flowers were placed to mirror the pale pink Japanese cherry blossoms against the dark blue sky at night. The androgynous sporty silhouettes were softened by executing them in silk, thus creating striking visuals of luxurious sportswear”.

View the collection below:

Photo Credit
Photography: Lakin Ogunbanwo
Makeup: Debola Falana



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