Lagos Carnival 2015

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I attended the Lagos Carnival this year! But before I dish on that, I’d like to use this opportunity to introduce my new blog Black and Yellow Urbanism! Yes, yes, I’ve started another one. The blog is focused on urbanisms (one of my passions) in Lagos (so you see it’s a completely different topic 😉 ).

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It’s Mothers’ Day!

“Her children speak well of her… she should be praised in public for what she has done.” – Prov 31: 28,31

When she fine, she fine

When she fine, she fine.

Please tell me I’m not the only one who gets confused with the dates of the various Mothers’/Mothering days that the world celebrates every year. 😀 At any rate, today is the day I’m celebrating this year – the day we celebrated in my church. Although, it’s a few minutes past midnight now…

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Can’t I earn equal pay and still let you open the door for me?

Is it a crime to let you open the jar of jam? Or carry the suitcase? Or open the door?

Is it wrong to let you open the jar of jam? Or carry the suitcase? Or open the door? (Happy days with my good friend, Jay 😀 )

Chivalry is dead. At the very least, it’s dying. Okay, to my thinking, it’s definitely on the decline. Yes? Come on, it can’t just be me thinking this. No?

Recently, I’ve watched a group of men not so much as flinch when a woman almost tripped over a microphone stand in church. Only 1 of about 4 moved a muscle. As he jumped up, he reached for the microphone stand. Not the woman, he got up to rescue the microphone stand! Read on

Easy-Peasy DIY Facial Toner

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I absolutely adore Lush cosmetics! My goodness, I could spend hours and oodles of cash in one of their shops. Their products have the best scents, and results ever. Every time I go in to get something specific, I leave the shop with at least one more product – no matter how much I try to resist! The only drawback is the steep prices 😦 (especially on a student budget which I was on at the time 😀 ). Oh and they have fabulous customer service! Someone is always there to answer your questions, and make suggestions. This is beginning to sound like a Lush ad… 😀 But I love, love, love it!

One day, I went in for hair moisturiser (they have this absolutely gorgeous one called R&B- it’s the best thing ever I tell you), but I stumbled on a tea tree facial toner that I knew I had to try. It was one of the cheapest things in the store, and I  was like, “Yup, I’m definitely taking this home.” It worked beautifully! But one of my friends (an amazing lady called Livvy who makes a large number of her cosmetics herself) recommended I make mine. See how to make yours

Get to Know Me

Hallo, people!

So, I did a lil video about me. It occurred to me to give everyone who reads this blog and subscribes to my YouTube channel a bit more background on who I am. And the Get To Know Me video was born! Whoopeedoo!

One of the main reasons I did it was to help you (yes, you 😉 ) relate to me and this blog/channel better. I’ve discovered I tend to identify more with people when I know their back story. So, it seemed like a good idea to do one for me.

No, I’m not chronicling my life history here 😀 . The video details just 10 things specific to my personality. Please watch and lemme know what you think.

Please feel free to like and comment on the video, and subscribe to the channel!

Enjoy!

xoxo

We Must Remember

Exactly a year ago yesterday, “A girl went to school and never came back home” (in the words of a friend of mine). Only there were 219 girls instead of just one.

To clear up semantics, the girls were in boarding school preparing for their final exams when they (276 girls) were abducted by Boko Haram militants. They have not been recovered. Some escaped by jumping off the trucks that carted them away and some simply deserting camp (57 of them). But majority of the girls are still missing today. And the word wonders. Continue reading

Which Way Nigeria?

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The air has positively been abuzz
, and I’m pretty sure it’s not just me. I remember the almost-feverish frenzy on Friday. Hoping to take advantage of my first free Saturday in a while, I decided to bake. I headed to the shops to get some ingredients, and my goodness! If you saw the queues! It was as though everyone was stocking up for an apocalypse, as though we were going to war. Continue reading

Natural HairStyle: Kíkó

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Threading was my least favourite hairstyle while I grew my hair as a 9/10-year old. I just disliked it. Maybe it was the shininess of the thread, or the way it made my hair look sparse (sadly no pictorial evidence but I was growing my hair from scratch then); but for whatever reason, I associated the style with tackiness (beats me now).

Now, I had heard, read blog posts, and watched YouTube videos of kinky-haired ladies using the threading method (what Yorubas call Kíkó) to stretch coily/curly locks without heat. but I was never inspired to do so. But when my hairstylist came to braid my hair over the Christmas holidays last year, she came with the most adorable kíkó style. I fell in love and decided then and there to try it out someday. That day finally came! Continue reading

Who Are You?

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To stop my brain from degenerating and possibly exploding during a 13-hour layover, I march to the airport bookstore and spend the next half-hour searching for the perfect book. When I read the synopsis of Me Before You by someone named Jojo Moyes, I know I have exactly what I need. Continue reading

Remembering the ‘Ogoni 9’

On this day in 1995, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Saturday Dobee, Nordu Eawo, Daniel Gbooko, Paul Levera, Felix Nuate, Baribor Bera, Barinem Kiobel, and John Kpuine were executed on false allegations (proven) of murder. These men known as the ‘Ogoni 9‘ were hanged under the military dictatorship of General Sani Abacha. Continue reading