Some time last month, I was in the beautiful and warm Puerto Rico. I could feel the tropical breeze on my exposed shoulders, while I lay on the beach, ordering a plate of mofongo and a side of mango slurpee, and then just as I was about to put a jumbo grilled shrimp kabob in my mouth, I woke up!Read More »
Even after almost 15 years in the U.S., I still sometimes get home sick. But when I think about the frustration that will slap me in the face as soon as I land at Murtala Mohammed airport, real quick I’m like, issorait, I’m good where I am. In fact, over-good is worrying me. My ideal world would combine the best elements of naija with the best elements of the U.S., and then France, plus the islands… and this is me daydreaming into wonderland. For this post, let’s focus on the 8 things I love so much about naija that make me want to move back.Read More »
Oko mi: Babe, what are you reading to le to be?
(He asks this while trying to snatch my phone)Read More »
To my favorite bloggers turned influencers, I’ve missed you being you. I’ve missed you taking a candid photo on the subway and giving us live gist from people-watching during your morning commute. And oh have I missed you posting your outfit of the day, which you have now replaced by a professionally shot photo of an outfit that you claimed you wore to work on Monday. We find that hard to believe because… ta-da! You have on a glittering pair of evening heels and a fur-overloaded vest.Read More »
I gave the big announcement at my podcast launch party last weekend that I’ll be taking a “quick” break from blogging for the rest of the year. And then I got an “eeeyaaaaa” response from everyone, along with sad faces. Let’s be real guys, the internet will soon get crowded with everyone’s Thanksgiving jollof and turkey posts, plus cute Christmas photos of their dogs, and we all know I can’t compete with that.Read More »
Eyin t’emi, twelve thousand views! All for a lady who never in a million years thought she’d be a writer. Like never. I studied math for a reason; so I could avoid the faintest smell of words. I wanted no words…just gammas and lambdas, and derivatives and integrals.Read More »
The other day at my office, I was going to prepare my Milo concoction (don’t ask!) when I saw Simisola, an entry-level analyst, walking to the break room with her head down the entire time as though she was thinking – “this iya had better not bother me.” Being the agbaya that I am, I tried to engage Simisola in conversation regardless. She gave me quick one-word responses in a shy voice, grabbed her coffee, and speed-walked back to her desk. I smiled, because I used to be just like her.Read More »
My brother is a famous photographer y’all! Like, if you Google “top Nigerian wedding photographers”, it’ll be Femi Abolude, then some other random ones like Jide Alakija. Go argue with whoever.
I had the best interview with Femi, and at the end, I so badly wished I had properly recorded our conversation as a podcast; mostly so you could hear his passion, but also because Femi’s Warri sense of humor would have you rolling on the floor. If you need inspiration for WHATEVER it is you are working on, trust me, you want to read every word of Femi’s story. So relax, grab your fanta chapman, and enjoy.Read More »