Meet the 17 year-old Akintunde Ahmad, a student at Oakland Tech in Oakland, Calif., who achieved a 5.0 GPA and 2,100 on the SAT. He as been accepted to three Ivy League schools Yale, Brown, Columbia and other prestigious universities like Northwestern, University of Southern California, UCLA, Howard, Chapman, Cal Poly and Cal State East Bay, and has been waitlisted by University of California Berkeley and Georgetown. He describes himself as an ordinary street dude but it is evdent that Akintunde is extaordinary.
Saturday, 12 April 2014
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
If you did not dance to “take some time to bubble and shuffle, after-all it’s hustle and bustle” by the 1980s pop-star Alex O; if you did not recite the multiplication table at the back of your 2A exercise book or use a brown note book, then you may not understand the angle I’m coming from. The computer generation is the generation where everything is done with technology; the generation where blackberry and apple are not known as fruits but smart devices - the social media generation. Back in the days things were not as complicated as they are today; Mama Obi and Papa Obi can fight over money for soup and settle afterwards without any gossip blog carrying the story and twisting it around. These days a simple argument between husband and wife has become topic for others to judge and give their opinions because the computer generation and quick access to information means that some tatafo neighbour somewhere will get their story and feed it to bloggers to build their content....
Thursday, 20 March 2014
1. BIG HAND BAG: A good handbag cannot be over-emphasized as it’s in our DNA as ladies, to carry almost everything in our handbag – make up, hand-cream, phone. charger, I-pad etc; you’ll need a big bag that can accommodate all your daily essentials. It is advisable to choose a good quality leather black handbag – black will compliment any colour of dressing you choose to wear.
2. CLUTCH BAG: A clutch bag is a necessary fashion item for every woman when going for any occasion. This bag completes your glam look for the night and this time you don’t need to carry a big bag because you’ll only need your most important items e.g. phone, keys, lip gloss.
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Hey lovelies, hope your week has been great and beautiful. Last week I posted some of my work out pictures and videos on Instagram and also wanted to update you LynnVille readers. So today's post is not just about having a good body or about keeping fit but also eating healthy. Many people focus on the work out and after working hard in the gym, they go home to eat unhealthy foods and build back the calories they just burnt. That's just like running in circles but never achieving anything. So what's the remedy? EAT HEALTHY!
Saturday, 1 March 2014
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Thursday, 27 February 2014
If you were to meet your younger self, what will you tell him/her? What would you wish you were told when you were younger? After listening to Tyler Perry's letter titled "Note to Self", I decided to write this letter to mini me and hope it inspires someone at their early stage of life who may need to hear this little piece of advise.
My dearest angel,
you're so strong strong at such a tender age; with so many unanswered questions and thoughts running through your mind. You wish there was a way of escape - somewhere you could express yourself or someone to share these thoughts with. One of the things troubling you is the words from dad; I want you to understand that he doesn't really mean those words and he loves you even though he has the weirdest ways of showing it. Those words were to make you stronger so you can face the world. You wish you were a boy because daddy wanted a son as his first child and you think he's disappointed at you. No he's not...he's proud of you but wants you to be a tough & smart girl. Just like every other man, he's soft inside but hard on the outside, love him anyways. You cry all the time cos a lot has happened in your family but don't worry everything is gonna be alright. Keep putting a smile on mummy's face - she's proud of you and loves you so much. You took up a big responsibility at a very young age and you kept wondering - why me?
Saturday, 22 February 2014
"Every child is your child"...
These words resounded in my ears for about 10 minutes after the first time I heard it in 2006. I love kids, no doubt but that was all I knew...just carry them, stop them from crying, help change their diapers, help babysit them when their parents are away, feed them, rock them to sleep, play with them. That was all I ever did for children but after I heard those words, I had a desire in me to do more. My passion for children grew so strong but I was still young and didn't have the capacity to do anything beyond the normal things I did. So...
Friday, 14 February 2014
I love "LOVE" from the letter "L". It's not a surprise since I narrowly eacaped 14th February as my birthday. I'm sure I kicked my mum's stomach so hard but I still didn't make it...ended up arriving in the morning of 15th February.
It's a beautiful thing to love and be loves but this our "microwave" generation has made this word of null effect. People say "I love you" for different reasons - to cajole you into bed; to trick you to get money; to prevent you from crying when they're happily cheating on you etc.
Sunday, 2 February 2014
That night I couldn't sleep; I was so restless and kept staring outside the window. Sleep was far from me as I pondered on tomorrow; I thought to myself "Daisy, this is it...a new life begins tomorrow". My best friend (my maid of honor) rolled over on the other side of the bed and said " Please go back to bed Daisy - I know exactly how you feel, it's the normal excitement and joy that a bride feels before her wedding day". I quietly closed the windows, smiled at her and tucked myself into my duvet with hope that sleep will eventually come. My eyeballs hurt from the constant squeeze I gave them just to force myself to sleep and stop thinking of tomorrow.
7:00 am, the knock from my make-up artist (MUA)/hair-dresser woke me up. As my maid of honor opened the door, the MUA screamed "Congratulations Daisy...I can't wait to give you the perfect look for your fairy tale wedding"... I smiled from one side of my face, and quickly rushed into the bathroom to brush before she starts her artistic design on my face.
Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Hey beautiful people...
The first episode of the talk show with LynnVille is finally here. The talk show is titled "INSPIRE YOUR WORLD" and in this first episode we have a very inspirational, passionate and vision driven guest speaker. This will get you fired up for the new year; it will inspire you to unleash the greatness within you and work towards achieving your dreams.