Dambe Photo Walk – Journal

On 13 April 2009 a small group of amateur photographers took part in an exciting exhibition organised by PhotoCarrefour Abuja. It was my first time exhibiting my photographs and I was understandly nervous. We had captured our images a couple of months earlier at a local wrestling stadium. Below is my journal of my experience….

Young people and mental health in a changing world

This is a message of the World Health Organization Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, on World Mental Day, 10 October 2018:   “Every year on 10 October, the world observes World Mental Health Day to draw attention to the importance of mental health. The theme this year is “Young people and mental health in…

A Christmas Adaptation

By this time last year, I was over-working myself at my job as a radio programme producer. One of the best things about the entire process (and there many awesome moments!) was writing a Christmas special for my then-show, The Morning Mojo. It is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Voice talents include…

Work in Progress (New Poetry)

Hey guys! So, I’m working on some new writing. I’m not sure what direction I’m going with this one below but check it out anyway!  How Are You When people ask They don’t really want to know I want to kill myself Doesn’t count as an answer I need someone to rub lotion On the…

New Poetry (A Work In Progress)

Comforting Sounds by Michaela Moye Frying eggs sneeze like cats These are the sounds of home Purring cats on my chest, sneezing in my face Sizzling fry ups at midnight. I’ve had too much beer and I can hear my tortoise scratching outside. So late – He’s still up. Scratching like the cat on my…

Konka: Tribute in Pictures

On August 16, 2012, my oldest sister passed away, a few months to her 42nd birthday. It’s still such a shock and almost doesn’t bear thinking – especially the suddenness of it. I miss you, but I know you’re in a far better place…                      …

A Work In Progress

Hey guys, it’s Monday! Which means new blog post – and me, keeping a promise to myself to be a more disciplined, more deliberate writer (I actually intend to make money from this!)  Here’s an excerpt from a work in progress. It is tentatively titled “Paper Cuts”. I wrote about 5000 words as a short…

A Recipe from my Childhood: Plantain Fritters

Hey guys! I guess I should be saying Happy New Year, even though it’s March! I turned 28 on the 4th, a birth date I shared with my grandfather, Benjamin Merriman-Johnson. Remembering him, and growing up, got me hankering after one of my favourite things to eat – plantain fritters. As my family will attest, there…

Till The End Credits Roll

The morning I settled down to write this, and by morning I mean 12.30 am, I was watching the worst romantic comedy ever produced in the rose-tinted world of romantic comedies. “I Hate Valentines’ Day“, starring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett, is quite simply, awful. Yet, I was compelled to finish the disastrous movie. I…

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Over the holidays I luxuriated in those things are most important – family, friends, slaving over a hot stove and baby-sitting my godson. Here are a few snaps –

Hello world!

Hi everyone, My name is Michaela Moye, and this is my blog, where I will talk about Earth, Love and Faith! I hope that you will enjoy reading here. Keep the Faith!