Ijeawele is an Igbo word that means “journey of favour,” used to wish someone journey mercies or a safe journey. Originally, I wanted to name this blog “Journey of Favour” just because my name is Favour and this is my journey; however, that sounded very ordinary.
Ijeawele is where I share my good, bad, and ugly journeys and experiences in the hope that, as the name implies, my going, exploring, and returning will be full of grace and favour. And I wish to extend all of this to everyone who finds my stories inspiring, as they nudge you to step outside of your comfort zone and discover what makes a place, its people, and its culture unique and meaningful.
I am constantly searching for off-the-beaten-path locations in my home country, and my goal is to share as many of them as I can. So, grab a front seat, and let’s explore this country together.
My name is Favour Obioha, the founder of Ijeawele. During the lockdown in 2020, I discovered my love for travel and set the goal of starting a blog and making it up as I go. Writing and photography are my creative expressions, so I will travel to new places and tell my stories using words and pictures.
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