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IS IT TOO LATE TO START A BLOG? 8 Tips for New Bloggers on How to Start a Blog and Take it to the Next Level

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Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.- Proverbs 22:29.

Hi guys! Welcome to today's post. Get some hot chocolate or a cold drink to sip as you read, it's a fairly long post.

When I started out blogging I was desperate for a creative outlet because I am passionate about the arts. However, with time and because I've invested a lot of time and money into this, I began to drift towards the concept that I can make a living out of my hobby(isn’t that everyone’s dream?) The question as to whether or not starting a blog in 2018 is late will have have a lot of answers from different folks.
I feel that starting a blog now is both harder, and easier. It is harder because the competition is steep, and you must stand out and be consistent in publishing quality content for your audience. It’s easier now because a lot of things have been simplified. And, there are a lot of bloggers out there willing to assist and give yo…

Latest Ankara African Prints Style | Chit Chat/Big Brother Naija Update

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Quote of the Day: Nobody sees the grind, they only see the shine. Hi guys! How was last week like for you? I'm here watching the weekly summary/eviction of Big Brother Naija aka BBNaija housemates(no, I'm not following the show). They just evicted Bitto, princess, vandora, dee-one. I've had this ankara material for about 3 years and decided to put it to good use and had it made into this gown I designed. It's a cold shoulder gown with a bad side slit by the left side. Oshe fashion designer in the making. Click to Follow Me on Bloglovin On a serious note though, what have you been up to lately? I published a post on Saturday, you should check it out ASAP. In other news, a lot of conferences and events are taking place this season for bloggers. One in particular I'm super pumped about is Social Media Week Lagos (SMWL). Yes, I will be going. I hope you are too. Say hi if you see me there, promise not to form. This weekend our own, BLACK PANTHER premiered across the wor…

HAPPY NEW MONTH EVERYONE

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Hello Children of God! Long time no post. I have been working Behind the Scenes to bring you great content here on the blog and on my social media channels. I know you've noticed my consistency on Instagram, here I kid you not, it's slowly but surely working out. Thank you for you for your likes as well on my Facebook page. I would not be a content cretor without your support. My vision for this Lily of Nigeria is that it continues to inspire people, and goes viral on the internet for good this year so that our family increases. 

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My first YouTube video for the year went up yesterday. It's a Mukbang video, so i am not expecting all of you to like it. But, just in case you want to take a peek (please help your girl by subscribing to my channel), I will leave a link below for you.
So, a mukbang is a video where people cook(sometimes), and eat. Basically you watch people eat large/medium amounts of food over the internet. Some take it to the nex…

Spring Outfit Inspiration Trend | How to Style Leggings and and Oversized Shirt

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After all, it is only the mediocre that are always at their best.-Jean Giraudoux
Hello beautiful, thank you for stopping by to read today's post, without your support I won't be a content creator. If you're a brand trying to decide whether or not to work with a Nigerian influencer/content creator like me, please take time to go through my media kithere
Spring is almost here. What flowers are your favourite? Mine are tulips and roses. Guys, I haven't been regular on instagram because I took some time off to go back to my drawing board. I felt as if I was gradually falling into the pit of being just another instagram blogger and i didn't like that. I was getting lost in the noise, and so I had to withdraw in order to remind myself why I really care enough to share pictures, and captions that mean a lot to me.
Anyway, now that I think I've found my voice I'll give it a go, please follow me here
One of the highlights of this week was when the Nigerian Bobsled t…

HAPPY 2018!

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Hey guys! Welcome to 2018(I know i'm late it's the 17th day after all). Y'all, we are now live on www.lilyofnigeria.com ! The domain was a present. I also changed the theme of the blog to one that loads faster, and consumes less data (less than 2MB) at the homepage. All for you.

I recorded a lot of successes on this blog last year, and a major heartbreak. Along the line, my host company and the domain company had serious glitches that caused this blog to load very slowly, and on some browsers, it didn't load at all. This was a heavy burden to bear and discouraged me from blogging as often as I would have hoped.

I have continued to meet a lot of people, and brands as a result of this blog, for which I am grateful.


If you are a regular here on the blog, you'll know we don't do resolutions, we do goals. This year, I have some serious goals set for Lily of Nigeria, and I hope I achieve them. All of them.

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Also, just in case you are un…

How to Organize and Declutter Your Wardrobe

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Quote of the day: Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.- Hebrew 4:16.

Good day my lovelies! Today's post is one some of you might relate to.  Before we delve in, I’m curious, drop a comment and let me know how you arrange/organize your own wardrobe. I learned that certain people can tell a bit of your personality based on how you maintain your wardrobe (wonder if that's true).
My current wardrobe is divided into three major spaces. The right and left wing were made for hanging clothes, while the middle section was made for folded clothes, shoes, bags and toiletries (at least that's what I use it for). Each pair of shoe is cleaned and put in a bag, and kept at the bottom of the middle wardrobe. I also keep my polish and brush there as well.
My bags placed in dust bags and are kept in the middle of the middle wardrobe. Toiletries like perfumes, tissues, wipes, makeup kit and beauty pro…

Taking Stock || What I've Been Up To

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Quote of the day: I will give you thanks, for You answered me;You have become my salvation. - Psalm 118:21.
Seasons greetings honey! Welcome to today's post. Do you have a hint of what you'll get for Christmas tomorrow? As a day one fan, I'm planning on going for O B O aka Davido's 30 Billion concert. That'll be my present to myself. What do you plan on gifting yourself? Tell me by commenting.
Here's what my life has been like lately:
Planning on turning up for Omo Baba Olowo himself! Click to Follow Me on Bloglovin Marvelled at how good my hair beads turned out.
Right Now I Need two new high heel shoes in gold and black respectively.
Noticing the little things of life.
I Bought some things during the November black Friday sales. Do you think I should do a haul post?
Disgusted that Samsung doesn't authorise the sale of the C9 Pro in Nigeria.
Hoping to Meet Nyane Lebajoa soon.
Still giggling at a coincidence that occurred.
Enjoyed every bit of my time spent in Abuja, b…

6 THINGS I HAD IN MY CHILDHOOD BEDROOM

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Quote of the Day: Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he grows, he will not depart from it.
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Hi Babes, welcome to today's post. From my analytics, I know you like posts like this. So, instead of our traditional weekend Life Lately post, or Taking Stockpost, I thought it would be nice to share some other things with you.
By the way, during my time away, I had a lot of experience which I do not take for granted. Follow me on instagram here and turn on post notification, to be the first to see what I mean. Without much ado, let's get down to business (I just started singing that mulan song).
Wall Posters/Pull out from Magazinesand Books: I had a lot of wall posters...
A Simpson Blanket: This blanket saw me evolve y'all. I'm usually emotionally attached to blankets. I've had my current one since high school.
A Sourvenir Merino Ram from Israel I named her Sheila, nuff said.
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MY 5 CURRENT FAVOURITE FASHION PIECES TO INVEST IN THIS SEASON

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Hi guys! In most parts of West Africa and Nigeria, the Harmattan is finally upon us! I hope you are faring well wherever you are.
Before we continue, I'd love to know, what is the weather like where you live?
I have come up with a list of some things I feel are good pieces to invest in, which are stuff I will personally be investing in as well. Hopefully you're inspired to get them before their prices hike, as they will definitely make you stand out if paired well. Click to Follow Me on Bloglovin
Let's start.
1. DIY Zulu Inspired Corral Bracelets and Earrings I first saw this at TFEthose guys aren't playing. I can't wait till they launch in November. The sweater weather has this thing with bland dull or neutral colours. Bright accessories can be paired with your coats, sweaters or whatever you have, at least before the cold kicks in in full force. You can either make these yourself or buy them from some artsy bead shop. Hint: Corral necklaces and bracelets will spice…

Some Things I Carry in my Handbag || WHATS IN MY BAG

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Hi Guys! Thank you for stopping by. If you're in the homepage peeping this post, you might as well come right in sugar. My handbag is usually prepared the night before I go out. By prepare, I mean I make a mental note of the next day, and line up all I'll be needing before assembling the necessary stuff into my bag. This method helps me not to forget key priorities like my identity card especially if I'm changing bags.
The things I'm about to reveal to you are stuff you'd always find in my bag regardless of what size of bag I'm carrying, or where I'm going.


a.My Cards: My National Youth Service(NYSC) ID Card is ALWAYS with me. Ever since I moved, I have found that thing very valuable.Also, my office ID card is in my bag on weekdays. I also carry my physician's complimentary card with me because you never know.

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