Dear Single Lady,

Welcome to 2021. With the covid-19 pandemic that shook the whole world and claimed many lives in 2020, it is such a privilege to be alive to see 2021. 2020 showed us that death is not a respecter of gender, marital status, age, socio-economic status, or religion…


“I don’t know if anyone has ever told you this but you are full of yourself, you are full of shit. GTFOH”

I read the message above in a WhatsApp chat with my friend, Yetunde, and was quite taken aback by the venom in her words. I had no idea…


I am going to work

This statement was often my parents’ parting words to me as they left the house each morning on weekdays. Work was where adults went during the week while school was where kids went. Work was what you did as an adult that paid your bills…


Dr. Obembe

My Amazing Dr. Obembe!

I saw a few psychiatrists (Doctors for mental health disorders henceforth written as Doctors) for my depression both in the US and in Nigeria but none of them IMO was invested in my being well. In fact, the first Doctor to hospitalize me in Nigeria was…


Me on vacation in Accra Ghana at my heaviest — 92 kg

‘Destination addiction’ is used to describe the belief that happiness is in the destination or can be found somewhere else rather than in the present.

I attended ISL in the first term of junior high school but I didn’t particularly have a great time there. I had very few friends…


I have shared details about my life from my faith and relationship with God, to personal stories, my journey from depression, and my journey to health and fitness after 2 major weight loss cycles and I have connected with people — online and offline — on some of these issues…


Dr. Mensa Otabil — Ghanian Theologian and Entrepreneur

I attended the West African Faith Believers Convention WAFBEC in January 2020, and Mensah Otabil’s sermon titled “Do you understand what you are reading” completely blew my mind and I posted on IG that he completely shattered and obliterated WAFBEC 2020. Throughout the year, I had been getting a strong…


I was either listening to a sermon or reading a book recently but I don’t quite remember when I had to read Genesis 1:1 and I saw it in a whole new light that I had never seen it in before. It adequately described what being depressed looked like for…


This is the first part of a 2-part article (as I am trying to keep my posts less than 10 mins to read).

Prior to August 2019 when I started to successfully lose weight the first time, I had attempted to lose weight several times and failed woefully. I do…


The tips in this post are for anyone who has ideas worth sharing and wants to write but doesn’t feel confident enough to do so.

Recently, a friend of mine sent me an article about a conversation she had with God. She wrote to God and God wrote back to…

Firecracker Toyeen

I am Firecracker Toyeen and I am a believer. I love to tell stories with important messages. My Blog: firecracker-toyeen.com. Instagram &FB: @firecracker_toyeen

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