LOVE LOST


I fell in love with the morning,
From the hush hush tone to your voice
And your eyes groaning with exhaustion
As you pulled through the covers,
Reaching for my hip bones
While your lips stole my phrases
And I thought, sweet!
Everyday with you felt like
Sweet strawberries on ice cream

That same morning I fell all over again,
In love with you I thought
With the Kafe downtown,
And how you asked for milk
But you actually meant cream

Yet, somewhere in between falling in love
With the love notes left on my bedside table
And giggling in chemistry class
I realised,
I’m only in love with the presence of your words
And the knowing, just maybe I could be loved
But I’m not in love with you.

-‘leye.

SUNSET DREAMS


If only you stayed
I’d have told you,
Your smile made me smile
That your touch drew patterns,
I had unwittingly grown used to
I’d have told you,
I need you,
To breathe,
That I was lost without you
And I was ready to love you unconditionally.

I know I still haven’t told you,
I’m still waiting to say it
To say it when,
Everything would truly be beautiful
And we would sit beside a beach,
The sun just setting, and
Flowers in their full bloom
Sipping on lemonade
Listening to Boyz 2 Men
But, right now,
All I needed was a minute to say
I Love You…..
Starring into dumbfounding space,
I’ve got nothing but wishes and regrets
I should have said it when I had the chance.

-‘leye.

MY IDENTITY, MY LIFE!!


I’m an earthly package,
A product of love.
I was created ‘cos someone was creative
So I ain’t the artist,
I am the canvas
Filled with divinity
Born an original,
I refuse to live as a copy
I’m a born again Christian,
For that I can never be sorry.
I live a life of victory,
Dominion is the trade mark
Living above sickness and poverty
A human,
Yet,
The beloved of the Most High
This reality, is so intoxicating,
Yet one I wish never to recover from.

-‘leye

YOU ARE GOD’S MASTERPIECE


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“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less” – C.S LEWIS

You are God’s best!!
That’s the way God sees you. The aim of this post is to address the sometimes not so noticeable issue of self esteem, the people in this category may not even realize they’ve caught this bug. They struggle with their own identity but most times hide under humility.…. ”Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less…. -C.S Lewis”. This just means; It’s not humility to discount your abilities and downplay your worth.
Don’t idolize other people, elevating them on a pedestal, that you become intimated; because truth is, they’ve got faults and weaknesses like you do. The only thing that differentiates you from that person you’ve elevated is, they chose to focus on their strengths, they decided to see themselves the way God sees them…

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AFRISPHERE


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“Life’s too complicated to be complicated, that is, don’t take life too seriously, live your life let me live mine”

Hey hey, trusting your week started with a bang!! Anyways, today’s interview is on my random acquaintance immediately turned fwendy-friend 🙂 ; Abdullahi Aborode, apart from the awesome fact that he just launched his magazine, he’s also a spectacular writer and a great storyteller. He was a major source of encouragement to the rise of the student’s blog, so he’s just one of a kind. God bless you big hun!
Hope you get inspired and entertained. Enjoy 🙂

TheUpriser : Basic information about yourself?
Afrisphere : I’m Abdullahi Aborode, I think I’m a boy (laughs)

TheUpriser : What do you do?
Afrisphere : I’m a student of Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

TheUpriser : Do you consider yourself an Upriser?
Afrisphere : Oh yes, I do, I believe we are all…

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PROFOUND WORDS


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……… “Friends that don’t help you climb will want you to crawl. Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream” …..

The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve. Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity. An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people. As you grow, your associates will change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on. They will want you to stay where they are. Friends that don’t help you climb will want you to crawl. Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream. Those that don’t increase you will eventually decrease you.
Never receive counsel from unproductive people. Never discuss your problems with someone incapable of contributing to the solution, because those who never succeed themselves are always first to tell you…

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THE MANUFACTURER, THE MANUAL AND THE PRODUCT


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“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works… – Ephesians 2:10”.

Hey, hey…. I trust your new year has been as new as new can be… So before we go into the subsequent months, I thought to remind us of some ground facts… 🙂
Did you know you are God’s outstretched arm here on earth? Did you know you’d only exist and not live on this plain without Him? He is the Manufacturer of your life and He has said; I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing – John 15:5.
Bearing the above in mind you should also know you’ve been placed on earth so you would shew forth His glory, making the people of the earth come into it’s realization and also…

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JID~VOCALS


An interview with The freshest Upriser, Jid Vocals

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Hey everyone, trusting you are still enjoying the freshness of the new year, and still sticking to those goals and aspirations written down as “new year’s resolutions”, decide to actually do and not wish this year…. Anyways enough of my rants, today I have with me in the studio *anytime I hear “studio”, my greater curvature rumbles in excitement, because I know that would be my reality in a few years* the talented and very friendly Jid-Vocals… Hope y’all get inspired as well as entertained… Enjoy 🙂

TheUpriser : Basic information about yourself?
Jid : Ejidike Ugochukwu Chinedu, Male.

TheUpriser : What do you do?
Jid : I’m a Brand Initiator at “Jid.PM” that comprises of Jid-Records and a project management outfit.

TheUpriser : Do you consider yourself an up-riser?
Jid : Absolutely.

TheUpriser : Describe yourself, give us a little insight into you.
Jid : Am a dream chaser…

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