Re: The Review Boy

I got this picture from Pinterest. So cute isn’t it?

It’s amazing how fast a human being moves from one thing to another without getting results or seeing effects. People set out to do things, make changes or even implement ideas into their lives but they don’t continue long enough to see the effects. There are so many reasons why this happens but I’ll use my reason as a case study.

I got the idea of this blog on a night out with friends (Hi Ifeoma, Kosi & King). We had gone to see a movie and we were headed back to school and we were talking about the fashion & entertainment industry and all the constant bullshit they served and got away with. We agreed that these guys got away with it because there was nobody to call them out so they might as well continue. Someone then asked why I wasn’t that person who could call them out and everyone jumped on the idea and agreed with enthusiasm. They concluded that I had a bad but truthful mouth (no comment on this), and was the perfect candidate to run whatever platform I chose to operate with. I loved the idea but toyed with it for a while and eventually forgot about it until much later when I was about leaving the university. A big mistake on my part because if I had started immediately, I think I would have gone somewhere with this.

So I started, and I began putting out posts from time to time and it was irregular but that was okay. Eventually, it became super cold. Like literally, it has been weeks since I put out anything and I decided I had to do some soul searching. I realized the reason why I started this blog (after my friends sold me the idea) was because I got pressured by the wrong things. I looked at people on social media and used their achievements as a yardstick for myself. “Oh this one is doing this!”, “Oh that one has this going on”, “Temi if people ask you what do you do, what will you say?”. These were questions that made me feel I should start this blog so as to seem “among“. I got pressured into starting this blog and that could not be the reason why I put articles out. I love writing, God knows I do. But I got carried away with having a blog just so I could tell people, oh I have a blog. Even when I started writing, the initial idea of the blog was forgotten and I didn’t tell the truth on certain things. I sugarcoated a lot of things and that was not the point. Now please don’t get me wrong, the point of this blog is not to hate on the fashion and entertainment scene, no. The point of this blog is to expose and call out things that are done in the industry which simply don’t make sense. A classical example of this is theming a red carpet event, after an event that has different themes each year it is done. Story for another day. This blog is supposed to be a hot cup of tell-it-like-it-is. I didn’t start this right, and even when I did, I didn’t get the attention I wanted. So can you now see why I couldn’t have made it far?

There’s a saying that the first step to helping yourself, is admitting you have a problem. That is the major ingredient of this post. I no longer care, what “people” think. I don’t even care how my posts look or sound. I am answering to my passion and skill now and true, I may not know much, heck I might not know anything compared to some of you even, but by God I will utilize the little I know to the best of my abilities. The Review Boy is back baby!! Tell everyone who’s anyone! I’m not sparing any details. I’m telling it like it is. I love fashion and entertainment just as I love writing. In fact, I love being a creative. I look forward to growing with this blog. I have a couple of ideas that with time, you all would get to see. I only hope and pray that you guys ride along with me.

Finally, I’d like to say a huge ass thank you to everyone who has been supportive thus far. Those who comment and even share with their contacts, I heart you. And even those who are silent readers, I see you!!! I won’t let you guys down, I don’t like to promise so I won’t. But I will try everything in my power not to let y’all down. Love always!!!❤️❤️❤️

Shot by Boye, Smilesfotografi
These are literally my facial expressions when I write posts. Shot by Boye, Smilesfotografi
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11 Comments Add yours

  1. J.O says:

    A lot of us are pressured to be or do certain things for the wrong reasons. Thanks for saying it as it is!

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  2. AaronAhalu says:

    I literally feel.this post on a spiritual level….thank you for honesty and amazing writing!!

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    1. Thank you so much 🙏🏽

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  3. Mabo Duke says:

    Aww we love you review boy! It’s good to always take some time out to reexamine ourselves. I love writing too and I could literally hear your voice while reading this. 😂👏🏾👏🏾

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    1. 😂😂 I love you too Mabo

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  4. Tosin A. Daniels says:

    Pressure to so something without a good reason for doing so; this has been a big issue and killer to so many people, ideas and dreams, am so glad you mentioned it.
    And for you to know; myself and your other readers are with you all the way.
    You just keep writing and we will keep reading, sharing and acting it out.

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    1. Very true. Thank you so much 🙏🏽🙏🏽

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  5. Nathan says:

    Do you and let the rest be damned you inspire me everyday as a writer and as a friend we don’t talk all the time but i respect you as a creative, this facade of an industry we belong in should not stop us…. to the new review boy 🥂

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  6. Maàmi says:

    Do you, be you , live you

    #BeTruetoYou

    #Authenticity is the key.

    Best of luck always 🙏

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    1. I love you so much❤️❤️

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