Oh my! I don’t think it would be stale to say ‘Happy New Year’ to you darling readers.


And well, coincidentally, it’s a new month and you know you know what? It’s gonna be an awemazing (Awesome+amazing) month for me. What about you?


Now, the thing is, I am really sorry for ‘neglecting’ this space, kindly forgive me. Thanks to those who still pant so much for de-raconteur stories. You are loved. Thanks for the mails and shares. Even up until yesterday, someone still sent me a screenshot of the ‘Candle in the Wind’ shared in a WhatsApp group (Download the free e-book here) And I have been seeing ‘The Tale of a Sorrowful Mother’ (Read up here) everywhere. Also, Google analytics and the recent comments show that ‘The Devil’s Proposal’ is the reigning read on my blog. (Start from Episode 1 here) THANK YOU!


The good news is- I AM BACK!!! I am not talking about the ‘I’m back’ that will still ‘relapse’ into something else o…Hahaha…even Satan sef knows that there’s no stopping me.


Well, has it been Satan stopping me all these while? Nay! I want to give you the gist of things that have been up with me since my last post on this blog.


So, in December 2018 when I released the last episode of ‘SmallVille College’ I GOT ARRESTED!


Oh my!…Hmmmm…Don’t be too shocked anyways. It is well.


Who arrested me?- LOVE!


HAHAHAHAHA….Sorry for the short suspense.



You know, this sister love nah…hehe… She bit me deep in the neck, I got intoxicated by her and I just started flowing with her tide. The impact is still in here till today.


Immediately I walked into love (I don’t like to say ‘fall in love’ you get?), I decided to give myself to my lover and really learn the tactics and strategies of being a real lover. Erm…actually, this guy I am telling you about is my first love, well, asides my Lord and my writings…hehe. In the human form, as per love love, He is my first. So, I had to just ‘drop’ everything for some time, get to know and love him deeply.


Meet my loving, godly hubby- Mr. Yaks

At a time, he asked me ‘Treasure, it’s been a while you wrote online’ and I was stabbed across my heart ‘You are the cause!’ I pushed the blame…hehehe…Well, I realized that love is so huge a job that when you are in it, all you want to do is keep drinking from it, leaving everything else aside. Hahahaha…Love is sweet! Erm…. maybe I should write it more appropriately. Godly love is sweeeeet!


We had a fully concentrated courtship for a while and it was an amazing time. People say ‘Marry your best friend’ and yes, I did! Hahaha…We didn’t know each other from time but when we met, we clicked, it was as if we had known each other for ages! He, who was a stranger became closer to me than those who had been with me for years. When God is at the helm of affairs, leave it to Him, He will make you bond, so don’t go, look for your best friend and lock his/her collar saying he/she must marry you…Hahaha…That is not what ‘Marry your best friend’ means. I will be telling you what it means elaborately soon. Watch out!


So, during our courtship which lasted some months, we prayed, got to know each other well, laughed, visited families, we went to a lot of places and so on. I must tell you that even in our courtship, we kept seeing the Hand of the Lord bringing us together. I will also tell you that story soon.


It was during this period, we had the second edition of De-Raconteur Writers’ Course and over thirty-seven students registered. We had intensive training sessions and they shall be graduating very soon. Watch out for the newly bred raconteurs! (You can check the first set of our students here) You also have the chance. Join the October edition. Send a message to deraconteursite@gmail.com to register. 5000 naira only.


To cut the long story short, 10th and 11th of May 2019 witnessed the coming together of Michael Nosano Yakubu and I. Oh wow! That simply means that from now on, De-raconteur herself isn’t Lizzy Oyebola Oyekunle again but Lizzy Oyebola Yakubu. Awwnnnn… (I’m shy!)


I want to give all the glory to the Lord for His wonderful works in us. Since we got married, it has been amazing. We have learnt so many lessons. God has really been faithful. Because of this fact, we now have a FAMILY BLOG dedicated to the wonderful course of the building of Godly homes on earth. This blog promises a whole lot of things and I am so excited as I type this. It is for singles and married, young and old alike. YOU WILL LOVE IT because I will be as real as God allows with you! And did I tell you? I have a new name- Mrs. Yaks…Hahaha.






So, apart from the new blog which will be unveiled soon, a new vlog (Youtube channel) is under construction! Yippeee. I have so many interesting episodes on ground already. I will soon start dishing them out hot. Hehe…You know, I subscribe to so many channels that aren’t even Christ-centered and I love what they do, little did I know that the Lord only wanted me to have a feel of what He wants my family to do via that medium. That is just one amazing job I have assigned myself to now, my people and you will love it! So, watch out for that too.


Then, there is this wonderful story that will be running on de-raconteur.com from September to October! It is nothing compared to what you have read anywhere. It is titled ‘PRESSURES’. The Lord specially crafted that story for YOU and you’ve got to watch out!


Then, I decided to release one of my stories for free. Erm…yeah! You are not paying a dime for it. And I must tell you that it is one of my best stories in this life. Whaaaat! CANDLE IN THE WIND is now out as a FREE E-book! You can download here.


Another thing is a pamphlet that I just designed for teenagers and young single adults! It screams ‘Sexual purity’ and all I would want you to do when it gets to your hand is read, be blessed and SHARE till it reaches the souls God wants it to reach. That is ‘YOU ARE FASTING’. Yes! Have you read that before? No qualms! It’s now better, fleshier and in print. Download a copy and spread it across. Thank you.


Also, I granted Prisca Awosina, my friend an interview on her new website. You can read up the interview here


Have you also download my first single ‘Who am I, Lord?’ Do here.


So, I hope you know that even though I have walked deeply into love, I have been busy receiving what path and which to follow to inspire you from the Lord. I AM SUPER EXCITED!


Aren’t you saying congratulations to me on my marriage? Hahahaha…Oh, thank you. I am much grateful. I will give you the real gists in the new blog. You will get to see more of our pictures and videos and also read our story too. Hehe.


So, I guess it’s time to go now. I have resumed from my ‘leave of absence’ after such a looooooong time. You should welcome me with so much cheers, wine, juice and wedding gifts, isn’t it? Hahaha


So nice to be back.


Catch ya’ later!



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My name is Lizzy Oyebola Yakubu. Friends call me Lizziefreezie or De-Raconteur. By the special Grace of God, I am a child of the Almighty God. I represent the Name of Jesus and seek to get to Heaven. Not willingly to go to Heaven alone, I desire strongly to encourage others, inspiring them and urging them sweetly to look heaven-ward. This I do by God's Grace through inspiring Christian stories... Read 'About De-Raconteur' in the Menu above to know more about me. You are welcome!

  1. Oni Oluwatosin Temitope

    Lizzie Frezzie mama! God bless your work and your home always! Put me in your prayers always o. Thanks so much sis.

  2. Kunle Oyedola

    Congratulations on the new feat,more grace in Jesus name.I must confess,I love reading you.May God continue to use you to bless this generation.Happy Married Life!

  3. Oyekunle Ruth Timilehin

    You’re welcome Mrs Yaks… I can’t wait to start enjoying the numerous packages. 😋. God bless you Ma

    • Lizzy Oyebola Yakubu

      Let me sing you a welcome song😍😍😍

      You are welcome in the Name of the Lord.
      You are welcome in the Name of the Lord
      We can see all over you
      The Glory of the Lord
      You are welcome in the Name of the Lord.

  4. Halimat Oswashi

    Good to have you back Mrs Yaks.. Congratulations from me!
    Plus, I like the new font.. It kinda has some sort of spice.. Thank you!

  5. Debbie

    Wow! Wow!! WOw!!!
    Firstly, congratulations on being Mrs. Yaks!
    Secondly, you got me here “So, in December 2018 … I GOT ARRESTED!” I actually gasped, till I saw the next two paragraphs.
    Thirdly, your “gist” is soooo inspiring and thanks for the “gifts”
    Lastly, I’ll be anticipating the vlog.

  6. Pastor Winner Orji

    Congratulations Mrs. Yaks. May God richly bless your new home with all the heaven’s best.
    Welcome back from your “leave of absence”.

  7. Blessing

    I think I exhausted all your stories . I have been looking forward to reading new ones .Your short stories have been a blessing to my life,I have learned, relearned and unlearned.
    I am eager for fresh ones.Welcome back ma and congratulations Mrs Yaks

  8. Racheal Ayoola

    You’re welcome back Mrs Yaks. I personally have been waiting for new cookies(winks). Also your home stands on the solid rick of Christ!.

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