Abuja blogger

ALitFest 2019

I attended ALitFest 2019 hosted by the Abuja Literary Society from 11th-13th of July 2019 at Exhibition Pavilion, Area 10, Garki.

The festival had creative guests, writers, bookstores, literary enthusiasts, vendors enjoy Panel discussions, Book Reading, Wedlock of the Gods stage adaptation, Arts auction, Poetry slam and Music performance.

My friends, Amaka, Logan, Tolu were guests of the festival. I was esctactic hugging and laughing with them and also watching them on panels.

“The 21st Century Nigerian man is learning everyday how to be human.”-Tolu Daniel

Panelist, The 21st Century Nigerian man #ALitFest19

Poetry Slam

I attended a little part of the interesting Poetry Slam, the evening of 12th July. From social commentary poems to a scintillating erotic poem about Banga soup to poems about betrayal to love poems. Two volunteers from Lipfest18 were in the poetry slam with lyrical poems. I shared videos in my I.G story highlights.

Panel Discussions

Saturday 13th, I attended 4 panel discussions, 2 in full and 2 in part. I unlearned, released and learnt.

“We have a wrong perception of a sexual perpetrator, it isn’t a man but a human. A victim is human.” -Dorothy

Panelist, #NigeriaToo- Sexual Harrassment in Nigeria’s public & private spaces

The 21st Century Nigerian man is a man who is constantly at war with himself and at war with the society. Self actualization is important for this man but in the context of family -Michael

Writer and Comment made from audience.

Art Auction

I also networked, walked through the Art Auction and discussed with two artists.

Bookstores and Book shopping

Logan February was kind to autograph my copy of his full length poetry collection.

Books at the RovingHeights Bookstore stand.

The Booksellers Limited stand

I shopped these two books for my dear reader and divalicious friend who values my recommendations. She wanted more African Queer Fiction after reading Stab Love with Flower Stalks. I got autographed copies of ‘In The Nude’ by Logan February and ‘Lákíríboto Chronicles’ by Ayodele Olofintuade. I worked within her budget also!

New Friends!

It was a delight getting introduced to Ope Adedeji, creative non-fiction writer and TJ Benson, writer and author. I met Fatima and her sister. Also Onyinye who were great conversationalists and fellow literary enthusiasts.

If you can attend any literary festival, please do!

Life Lessons and Braids

7 life lessons I have relearned and discovered in May. Pictures of me rocking the braids I got at Wuse Market on 10th may 2019.

1. Investing in organic relationships is never a waste. Don’t take your friends for granted. Be kind and directly supportive.

2. You’ll be frightened by how past trauma will resurface when you’re in similar situations. Breathe, analyse and act. You are differently equipped to overcome.

3. Braids make my face and skin tone look different.

4. Peach-Blush is my second favourite colour to wear after white.

5. You’ll find wonder in the most unlikely places. I ate the most delicious peppersoup with assorted (meat, ponmo, roundabout shaki, funkun, liver )at Wuse Market, Abuja the day I got my braids.

6. Nigerian courts consider Emotional Abuse by a partner on another when dissolving a marriage and granting custody of children. Don’t emotionally abuse or manipulate anyone. Checking your partner’s phone for incriminating things, gaslighting are examples of emotional abuse.

7. My writing apps change ‘your’ to ‘tour’ because of how many times I’ve written about my #stablovewithflowerstalks blitz and tour.

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Brunch and Law Books

This saturday morning in Abuja is for reading law school lecture notes and textbooks while savoring yum brunch seated in front of this gorgeous view. Because I largely romance myself, I plucked a white rose from the compound shrub.

I just got back home after scouting from Area 1 Shopping complex to Zone 3 Neigbourhood for a laptop charger (10:30am- 2pm). I miss the numerous options Alaba Int’l Market(Ojo, Lagos) and Computer Village(Ikeja, Lagos) give. The rigourous walks and negotiations make me grateful for the peaceful morning. I found out my charger isnt faulty. Rather a different laptop fault which no one available could fix for an affordable price. I’m sad about this.

I enjoy reading ebooks on my laptop while playing some songs I only have on it. Plus it’s difficult concentrating on writing stories on my phone because of social media notifications. I prefer using my laptop to read law school ematerials also. I have a story to work on for the Dark Lagos Collection Entry due at the end of the month.😪 Enough of my whining. I’ll shower, eat, rest and wake up to fill my log book then continue studying.

Hope your Saturday is going better than mine?

Lesson of the day: Try every available option before you invent new ones. It’ll save you resources.

Blogging from Abuja

Your Glow Gem has resumed at Abuja, Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria for her Nigerian Law School Externship. Currently, I’m in a cab on my way to High Court, F.C.T. The roads are beautifully tarred, dipping and raising, looming mountains shadow the horizon. It’s truly a beautiful city! Hopefully, I’ll get to film a bit this weekend and share on my YouTube. Trees of these orange-red moringa flowers are vibrant features of Abuja terrain.

Most fascinating book cover I saw at ECWA Maitama on Sunday.


I miss my loved ones and Lagos so much. I’ve began studying for bar finals. Oh yh I joined Twitter so please please follow me!

Take a look at QuirkyGlowGem (@AdaezeFeyisayo): https://twitter.com/AdaezeFeyisayo?s=09

My Upcoming Collection

I’m going to be publishing STAB LOVE WITH FLOWER STALKS before May 27th on Okadabooks to celebrate Amethyst Saw 2nd Blogiversary. I’m really excited! You can follow all the fun, excerpts I’m sharing and more info through the hashtag on Instagram and Twitter.






I will soon share a link to sign up for the collection’s newsletter for updates. Any Book Blogger interested in hosting my collection in a blog tour should email me at amethystsawinbox@gmail.com. Have a wonderful day Gems.

Always remember YOU are enough!