I Miss Your Tranquil Voice Girl

I don’t know about yours but my soul is primarily designed for tranquility. Trying to achieve this state of being on a constant basis has proven to be a challenge. I mean, life as it is serves a mixed platter, there’s always a lot to juggle at the same time which makes finding that inner quiet a task we sometimes are completely clueless about how to tackle.

I do not mean to sound like a broken record but I do apologize…again… for my MIA stunts. I have been away for far too long, it breaks my heart too. As a matter of fact, I logged on to my blog today and boldly printed across my dashboard was, “No way!!! Never thought you’d make it back?” OK, if you believed that, then you’d believe anything! 🙂 Well, in my time away, I can’t but appreciate kind gestures from the likes of @daireenonline, @deboadejugbe, @temiville and co. People really do care and that is so heart-warming.

To be honest, I am not really one to divulge when it comes to personal issues but I just feel the need to exhale at this point. Speaking quite candidly, my work schedules in recent weeks have been manic. Combining 9 – 5 with personal businesses (which I will definitely talk about in the near future just before I launch my new collections) isn’t for the fainthearted. Saturdays and Sundays are now my new Mondays and I can’t remember the last time either truly felt like a weekend! Boy..I need a getaway!

So, there’s been something on my mind lately….

I am a die-hard fan of a radio station on my local airwaves. I find the broadcasters light, fresh, with great sense of humour and voices ever so easy on the ears. Lately, I have not been able to stay up long enough to catch the 10 pm segment of one of her show (smooth sessions) which runs between 8 pm and midnight. I would normally have the radio on to listen in as I settle into bed but end up having the radio listen to me as my breathing gets slower and heavier, almost becoming snores but not quite yet.

The fair lady with the tranquil voice

I especially love the host of the show, the way she calls her name – Olufisayo Olanrewaju a.k.a pHisayo – and her voice in general…she owns it! She brings to life any story she narrates inside the 10 o’clock hour…she’s good! Then, about a little over a week ago, after about 2 weeks of missing out on the show, I heard a strange voice anchoring as I tuned in around 9 pm on this fateful day. At first, I thought it was the voice of a guest on the show however it didn’t take long for that notion to be dispelled as it dawned on me she is the new host!!!

I found her excessively aggressive to callers; especially to those that called in and still wanted to hear how their voices sounded on air hence pumping up the volume of their radio which in turn contributes to the continuous eroding of the hearing capabilities of other listeners! Well, I managed to stay up to listen to her read the stories during the 10 o’clock hour and oh my….she lost me! After a long day, the last thing I’d want to listen to isn’t a hybrid American cum British with a dash of Nigerian spice mixed accent that sounds pensive, high-pitched and laced with irritation as she laments on, long after the offending caller has dropped the line…nah!!!

Sincerely, I hope she is only relieving pHisayo for a short period because I don’t think so many regulars fancy her replacement. I really do miss her tranquil voice….I need a moment to pout about this….*pouting*

I’m done and back…. 🙂

In other news, I know I need to make a stronger commitment to my blog regardless my crazy schedules. I have been sitting on 5 different drafts over the past weeks and that doesn’t sound right. The feedback from the Mr & Mrs series are awesome and I’m excited about what I have in drafts currently. November is going to be a good month as I have renewed vows with my blog!  I’ve missed reading from your guys I must say….

Thanks for stopping by and do stay tuned!

Much love,

NW

PS: Stumbled on a review and I’d be sharing it tomorrow!

Image Source: www.phisayo.com

 

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My Euphoric Thursday Night Experience

Celebrating life’s little successes!

Last night was a milestone in my life as a writer and here is why. I am an avid listener of Smooth 98.1 FM, a Lagos based radio station you can tune in to from anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection. It’s an awesome station I must…not so cluttered with many programmes and the quality of music played is top-notch.

By accident I stumbled on one of their late night shows a few months back where the presenter reads tales written and sent in by their audience after which calls are taken from listeners. The callers are then required to star rate the tale/story on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Some of the callers are generous with their ratings whilst there are some high-end critics; by the time they finish dissecting the components of your write-up, you’d wish you’d never sent in the tale for read…lol!

So, last week, after listening to the programme and calling in, I decided to bite the bullet and sent in 2 of my stories via email; Mr & Mrs Series: No. 9 Commotion Street and the sequelI was elated when I got response telling me my stories would be aired the following Thursday. I mentioned this to 3 friends of mine and encouraged them to listen in. I didn’t want to make so much noise about it because I wanted unbiased feedback from neutral listeners. 

With a billion butterflies in my belly, I tuned in at 10pm last night to listen to Phisayo read my stories, a fantastic narrator by the way. Being one with a great sense of humour herself, she played appropriate songs  right after reading both tales before taking calls. Oh my goodness, I’m still in awe! As I listened to each caller, I couldn’t help but bask in a state of euphoria. Every single caller gladly gave yours truly the 5-star rating. The feedback was amazing. As a matter of fact, one caller said the stories made his day. He cracked up so hard…awwww bless! 😀  

The programme ended on this note: “We want to read more from nubianwaters”. Wow! 😯  I am truly chuffed and encouraged. 😳 😀  Thank you Phisayo and Smooth 98.1 fm for featuring two of my stories on Smooth Sessions last night. I am also thankful to all the wonderful callers; Dorsey, Demola, Dami, GC and others. Now, I feel like my tank has just been re-fueled to the brim by these 5-star ratings. Thanks guys!

…and yours truly takes a bow!

I might as well seize this time to express my sincere and deepest gratitude to every single visitor, all 3,760 of you, for ever taking time out to visit my blog. You are truly appreciated. For all the kind comments and constructive criticisms on the blog, Twitter and Facebook, I really appreciate…thank you!

The sky is only the beginning! 

Have a splendid weekend.

Yours truly,

NW 😉

PS: Mr and Mrs Series: What Lies Beneath Part 2 coming up soon.