Ijeme Bare

I am a Nigerian contemporary dancer who didn’t start as early as I should have.... Now I’m learning and taking on every challenge that life throws at me....

My dilemma

Is it just me or are you guys feeling the need to overachieve at this time? Like, you’ve been praying for days like these to get some extra work done and now that it’s finally here, there’s so much pressure to make absolute good use of it...

14 days

It was the last day of the 14 day lock-down, the president was addressing the country and he announced that the lock-down would be extended. Another 14 days. Whew! What now? As I sat on my bed watching the news, I had no words. No immediate feelings...

Reminiscing: Moments in Egypt

On the 13th of December 2019, I was one of over 50 people who performed at the opening ceremony of the World Youth Theater, which is an important arm of the World Youth Forum. Amongst other world leaders and their representatives, the president of...

I quit my job to focus on dance training

The dance industry in Nigeria is very unpredictable. It’s a risky choice for dancers, who are not very popular, to solely depend on performances for their livelihood. If you do get performances often, the pay is not very good. In most cases...

Begin Again

If you read my last post, you’d know that I have been dealing with something for a while. And now it’s telling on me. At the beginning of the year, I had been toying with the idea of unlearning and relearning. Unlearning the things I naturally...

Hard Truth

People have bad days. We have days when we are not able to accomplish our goals. We might not even be able to live up to our usual potential. We all have those days. You know what I’m talking about. Yes, you. But anyway, most of the time, we...

You Think You’re Having A Slow Start?

Happy New Year guys! I have been off for a while and that is partially due to the fact that I’m still learning this blogging lifestyle. 2020 is finally here! And for people like me who have been waiting for this new decade, we’ve had...

The 23rd Chapter

To say that the last 22 years of my life has been easy, would be crazy. My life is a roller coaster, with me silently screaming. My entire life could be falling apart and I would be as calm as ever. Lol… On the 4th of December, each year, when...

I’M IN EGYPT!

The Red Sea – Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. At the beginning of the month, if anyone had told me that I would be here, in Egypt, performing with some of Egypt’s finest artists, in a play directed by Mr Khaled Galal, a world famous Egyptian...

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