Okay, I know the title looks a little too obvious but that's just how I feel in this moment - my thumbs on my keyboard, sitting on my bed with my legs crossed (PS: its not a really comfortable position when its done for more than 20minutes), typing away on my Samsung phone, letting you beautiful people know my original thoughts.Original thoughts, I said. That's what this blog is mainly going to be about. I am a lady with a lot of opinions as should most of us, and I want to be able to share most of what I can with whoever cares to listen (or read). I am not here to tell you what is right or wrong. All I want is a platform to air my opinions on different aspects of life which is why I termed them original thoughts.
I guess before I go on, I should introduce myself for the benefit of those who do not know me. My name is Maka Sam-Ejehu which is short for Nwamaka (meaning this "child is beautiful". I know, right?). I am from the Eastern part of Nigeria from a state called Imo, but born and bred in the Southwest in a state called Lagos. I live with my family which consists of my mum, Dr. Ojiugo Sam-Ejehu (quick side note, Ojiugo means Precious Stone. That's what my mama is to the whole world), my elder brother Ikenna; he's a pharmacist and an all round music head; and my younger brother Buchi; he's just about to finish his Chemical Engineering course at Unilag (yay for him!), he's also a fitness junkie (he has t-shirts with motivational quotes on them). My father passed on when I was about six years old. He had cancer (observe a minute of silence here).
You have no idea how much I wish this was the end of the list of who makes up my family. Alas! The truth would not be in my mouth if I stopped there. However, for the sake of time and typing space, I would say I have a lot of cousins and family friends living with me. Together we make up a big, crazy, beautiful family. I do not have the faintest idea of what privacy feels like. If you know the sitcom from back in the day, "Fuji House Of Commotion?", they have nothing on us. I always say we need hidden cameras in my house because living in my house is just cruuuuiiiise!!! We would be so much more interesting than Keeping Up With The Ks. Yes, I said it.
Back to me (hehe), I am a musician majoring in the Soul and Jazz genres. A lot of people ask me, "why music?". Here goes...there is so much I was born to do and there was so much I knew how to do as I was growing up. I grew up in a very artistic home. My mum baked everything from cakes to bread on a weekly basis. She made our Christmas clothes, she knew how to sing, write, draw and paint. Needless to say, she taught me all these. I wrote my first short story when I was about eight years old. I cut up cardboards, folded and stapled them together in book form and wrote my stories in it. I still remember its title, "Amanda The Naughty Girl". I cannot remember the story line but hey, Amanda was a naughty girl. Lol. Growing up and learning new things about myself, I realized that music was the only thing I never got bored of. I had made a couple dresses which I abandoned halfway through, I had started another novel - which I also abandoned when I got to chapter six; I had tried to bake but realized it just was not worth the stress when I could just order what I wanted. Music was one of the only constant things in my life. I could express myself freely. When girls my age were keeping journals, I kept a song book which basically was a musical journal. I told my stories with rhymes and melodies (I still have that book. It is till date one of my most valuable possessions).
Leaving my job as a Lawyer to focus on my music was the best decision I have ever made. I mean, it has not been all rainbows and sunshine, but trust me when I say I truly believe I am one of the happiest humans on planet Earth!
Okay then... I believe I am done with the introduction part of this post but something tells me this is where I should stop as my first blog post should be merely introductory. I could write all day, but as one of my good friends says, "you need to know when to drop the mic." I plan to write as much and as often as I can, so please stay tuned to my blog!!! #Udo
Definitions and Translations
Lol : means Laugh Out Loud, not Lucifer Our Lord like some annoying broadcast messages say.
Udo: means Peace in Igbo, but in the context of this post, means more like peaceout.
Hehe: that's just the sound of the chuckle I made.
Cruuuuuiiiise: I was just emphasizing how much cruise was involved.