Tuesday, 14 February 2017

PHOTO OF THE DAY - THE BEAUTIFUL MESS OF LOVE BY ASIKO

Happy Saint Valentine's day all, how are you spending the day? So while browsing through instagram, to see who got flowers, engaged, who said yes or did something different, I came across this lovely picture and write up from Asiko the artist page and I couldn't resist sharing! Asiko is one of my favourite photographer, he is deep, soulful and there is this contemporary thing about his crafts, check this one out! The picture and the words of love is amazing.


asiko_artistThe beautiful mess of Love

Monday, 6 February 2017

TIPS 5 TIPS ON HOW TO ACHIEVE MORE AND BE MORE IN 2017

Happy new month all! welcome to the month of love, and Yes it is my birth month, giveaway loading!
 In the beginning of this month, a friend of mine said to me "Uju this is already the second month of the year 2017, and I am not even sticking to my goals, how realistic is this sticking to ones goals sef, She said I want to be more, asides my 9 to 5 what does life hold for me" I told her to Find that thing she loves to do, invest in herself and maximize her time, then she asked how?
Here is How ;
How to achieve your goals

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

STYLE | OOTD - CROP TOP X MIDI SKIRT FOR CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS

#Smearit #Papsmear #Screening #Campaign
Hi lovelies, incase you do not know, the Month of January is Cervical Cancer awareness month and Teal is the colour for the campaign. So there has been lots of campaign on Instagram, encouraging women to go for Screening such as Pap smear, HVP and vaccination, these helps to detect and reduce the risk of the deadly disease, that is Preventive Medicine.
Teal crop top, midi skirt and sneakers
As part of Joining the campaign, @emac_cervicalcancerawareness on Instagram, uses the colour Teal and considers wearing the colour Teal as a form of support and solidarity.

Supporting and Creating awareness for cervical cancer with my outfit
On my way to get tested
In support of one of the teams who takes cancer awareness serious @emac_cervicalcancerawareness and ca_Nigeria, I have decided to join the campaign, go for screening and spread Information about cervical Cancer, using my platform.

Ca_Nigeria also put together a list of health centers where you can go for this screening
Check it out Here:

Qmed Diagnostics
3 Adeniran Ogunsanya Str Beside FedEX
Surulere, Lagos
08033002946
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Suite 013 Clinic Floor Law School Hostel Complex.
Adeola Hopewell Street VI Lagos.
01-4540554
Pap Test
N8000 .
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Optimal Cancer Care
118 Bode Thomas Street Surulere, Lagos
08081076646
VIA N2000 (Monday to Thursday). .Free on Friday
HPV Vaccination .(10% off when you mention Exquisite Magazine) .
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Foremost Radiology
50 Ogunlana Drive Surulere, Lagos
08062392299
Pap Test
N8000
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LUTH
Well Woman Clinic
2nd Floor Surgical Outpatient
Lagos University Teaching Hospital
Idi-Araba, Surulere, Lagos
Pap Test
N4250
Clinic Hours: 9am-1pm
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Medicheck
46 Oduduwa Crescent GRA Ikeja Lagos
08189804994
Pap Test
N8000
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Help Diagnostics
1 Ikorodu Road Maryland Lagos (behind Mobil Filling Station) .08187151810
Pap Test
N7000
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Paelon Medical Clinic
22, Musa Yardua Street Victoria Island
08094563216
Pap Test
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Mecure
Niyi Okunubi Street, Lekki Phase One (Opposite Mainstreet Bank) Lekki, Lagos.
07018782020,
07018782021
Mecure Oshodi
Pap Test N8600
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Health Kinect Clinic
1st Floor, Beulah Land Plaza
Lekki Expressway Lekki
08023039096
Pap Test
VIA
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Firmcare Laboratories
Suite A3/A4,Tswanya Centre,
Opp NIPOST HQ, Area 11
Garki Abuja
08091064763,
08091064748
Pap Test
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MedicAid Diagnostics
2, Librevile Street,Off Aminu Kano Crescent,
Wuse 2,
Abuja
0708744634,
VIA (Free this month)
Pap Test (N5000 this month)
HPV Vaccination (N7000 per dose this month )
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ABC Foundation
Block 1 plot 4, Ibadan Municipal Government, off Adeoyo State hospital. Ring Road, Ibadan.
VIA
HPV testing
07010368526

Meena Histopathology Lab
Close to Christian Pilgrims & Hospital Management board.
Jos
08091555722
Pap Test
N5000


Share the good news and get tested today.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

TIPS - 6 BENEFITS OF ACQUIRING A SKILL & WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR SKILLS

As part of your new year resolution, kindly include learning and acquiring a skill, as it will sustain you in economic crisis such as the recession and increase in exchange rate. Skill acquisition involes being trained in a task and becoming an expert in it. Here are 6 ways learning a skill will save you.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

OOTD - DIY COLD SHOULDER

This post is because I have been learning a new skill and I am enjoying it. Happy new year everyone! So this is my first post for the year 2017, I have been holidaying in the eastern part of Nigeria, Anambra precisely and it's been fun, I shared some of my village chronicles on my Instagram page @divauju you can check it out.
With my chocker and statement earring. 
So the cold shoulder trend was a huge one

Saturday, 31 December 2016

PHOTO OF THE DAY - 2016 BEST NINE BY ÀSÌKÒ

So the year 2016 is wrapping up in a few hours, and everyone is chanting the New year resolution mantra, giving notes, quotes and epilogues, with the popular one on Instagram #2016BestNine . These notes with artistic pictures from Asiko, a London based, Nigerian photographer took the words out of my mouth, it is practically some of what I learnt in 2016. *You know I love me some deep, artistic, beautiful, storytelling work of arts* So I had to share.

@Asiko_artist What I learnt in 2016
1. Be patient and job st keep creating
2. You are responsible for your happiness
3. Working projects is a more fulfilling way to build a portfolio and a lasting legacy, random one off shoots are out.
4. Collaboration with the right people, are beautiful things to be treasured.
5. The work you put out are like messages in a bottle, you never know how they will come back to you, but they will in ways you never expect.
Releasing 2016 and opening my heart and arms to 2017, it is going to be an amazing one.
My nine of the best from 2016 (well at least as Instagram says anyway) #love #art #photography #portrait #asiko #potd #portraitphotographer #2016bestnine - by  Asiko

Share your 2016 best nine and tag me @divauju on Instagram or better still share in the comment section your 2016 moments.

TIPS - 3 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL FAMILY CHRISTMAS PHOTOSHOOT & THE FAMILY CHRISTMAS PHOTOS THAT ROCKED IN 2016

The Yobo's
Compliments of the season! Hope you are all having a nice time and anticipating the beginning of a wonderful year 2017! So two Christmas ago, my family tried to get a Christmas photoshoot done, after we have seen beautiful ones from the Yobos and the Kadarshians, my Mum is now turning "new School" we agreed as a family, got our outfits ready, chose our colors and contacted our photographer, it was a time to also have a full family portrait together as adults before more responsibilities like marriage, traveling out and growing up sets in. The day came, and we never went through with it. Reason; The timing was wrong! We had lots of visitors trooping in 😥 Dad chose 25th of December! Who does that? I couldn't object as the planner that I am, I had to work with the date, since he had his job and other responsibilities. I will one day share excerpts from our Family Christmas photoshoot gone wrong.
So with that I contacted families I love their christmas photoshoot and here are the Tips they shared with me on how to get a successful Family Christmas themed Photoshoot:
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EARLY PLANNING: According to +Cheechee Live  planning early for her family Christmas themed photoshoot, helped a great deal, as it gave her time to get her pretty kids ready. Early planning involves informing family members, most importantly planning together gives everyone a sense of responsibility, making arrangements for outfits, props, colors, theme, contacting the photographer and chosing location for the shoot. The reason behind the early planning is to enable my family send out early Christmas greetings with the family pictures, says Chee Chee. Planning early is planning for the future!
The Abangs
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PROPER TIMING: After my family Christmas themed photoshoot went wrong, due to wrong timing, I can rightfully say that choosing the right date and time is the most important tip. It is quite difficult to get everyone together at the same venue and at the same time, but start singing to every family member's hearing about the need for a family Photoshoot, at least 4months before Christmas. A weekend,  2 months before Christmas is advisable for the photoshoot, for many obvious reasons like the return of overseas family members, Christmas in the air to inspire the mood. Since its a family christmas photoshoot, you want to release it and send greetings on the 25th of December, it should be done earlier and not on that day! My Dad thought that 25th December will be perfect, since we all eat together at the table every Christmas with no one missing or work related excuses. We didnt think our guests will show up.
The Dakolo's
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IMPROVISE : This too is important. You don't need to break the bank. A good photographer, Costumes, Framing and Editing the pictures can be quite pricey. So here is the trick, if you own a good DSLR camera, you can get a family friend to take photos of your family, they won't charge you for it. For costumes, everyone can work with a common colour which is a staple in every wardrobe, like the Okoye's in this picture. As for location, the family Christmas photos I love this year 2016 were taken at home! You can work with wall papers or look for a beautiful spot, decorate it and voilà you are good to go.
The Okoye's

With these tips, I look forward to seeing your lovely family Christmas photos in December 2017





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