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“I am myself because my original is worth more than a copy. I am the most awesome person I know”.


Hello Lovelies! Welcome back to my blog. DRUM ROLLS… I am so happy to have you here.

Today i will be telling you some things you don’t know about me. It’s the best way to start after my long break.

Most friends know me by my full name Lydia Nsa Ekeng. You can call me Lee. Lydia in the Bible means a woman from Lydian also the woman of purple (a seller of purple goods). Lydia in Greek means ‘beautiful one’ or ‘noble one’. I will definitely go for the second meaning. lol!

I’m a Nigerian born and Nigeria brought up.

I am the 8th child in a family of 13. My dad has two wives and my mum is the second wife.

Cross River state is my home base although i now live in Lagos.

I am a Chemistry graduate of University of Calabar.

I once worked as HIV/AIDS counselor tester. In short, I talk to people about HIV/AIDS and get them tested for it.

I am sucker for pretty little things. like small bags, little black dresses, chocolate and crackers biscuit.

My favorite destination so far is the Obudu Ranch resort in Cross River State

My favorite color is black definitely my bridal train color, friends please note.

Least favorite destination: My dad’s shop. Hahaha

Coming from a large family has allowed me to practice the art of ‘giving back’ whether through my local church, or local charities.  I guess that gave me the drive to start an NGO(which is not registered yet by the way). check out @projecthumility on Instagram. so far, have learnt that you don’t need to have so much to give.

I prefer desserts over dinners any day

Favorite meal: Afang soup and fufu, Beans and coconut rice, with BBQ chicken too.

Favorite desserts:  chocolate chip  cookie and  ice cream cake

Favorite drinks: coke and water this days

Favorite Take out: Ikeja city mall and Dominos pizza hut.(Please am open to new places in Lagos. Drop suggestions on the comment box)

I love sports; volleyball, basket ball and athletics

Tea or coffee? tea please (Milo with lots of milk with no sugar)

I have five Instagram accounts. business @thriftwithstyle, NGO @projecthumility, Instablog @lydiaekeng, personal @foinsouth_16 and i just opened the last one @thetravelingbloggers for my planned trips round Africa mostly. we are planning our first trip to Ghana check it out on out Instagram page and contact us.

Places on my wishlist: Paris , Paris and Paris in that order.

Place I don’t want to visit: Hell fire.(lol!)

Favorite thing to do: network, make friends and blogging.

Hobbies: reading novels and sewing

current Favorite show: Being Mary Jean

Favorite books: Bible, short girls and flawless

Favorite Quote: The journey of a thousand miles begin with a single step.

Best time have had: dressing up for a fashion shoot and Aiesec hangout. (Hey Aiesec! it’s been ages please we need another hangout or wedding. lol!)

Turn on: Honesty(like the first guy that told me his real age when we first met).

Turn off: odor (mouth, body anyone at all)

Last but not the least…Grateful to God  and my parents for everything and you my readers. Thank you.


Dress: Made by Esma’delle @esmadelle on instagram

Shoes: Steve Madden

Bag: From @thriftwithstyle


You can answer all this questions in that order and make sure to tag me and  also drop your comment on the box below.

I love you guys. Until next time …AM LEE



HELLO LOVELIES! My name is Lydia Ekeng and I am a Nigerian. I am a scientist, a seamstress and a lover of fashion. I am inspired by myself( when I say myself I mean my passion for fashion) and everything I see around me. I love to dress up and I am here to show us how to look stylish with what is already in our closet and what we can afford. STAY WITH ME... LOVE YOU.


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