Culture, Style

More Ankara Ideas

The beauty about fashion is that it is always evolving, or sometimes recycling. This year between chokers and peasant skirts, we have seen the old become the new and thankfully all of that can be done through Ankara/lace. So here are 10 more beautiful Ankara/lace combinations  1. This is so elegant, and the colour combination… Continue reading More Ankara Ideas

Culture, My Thoughts, Style

10 More Ankara/Aso Ebi Styles to Inspire you

So last time I made a list of 10 Ankara style ideas, it was a huge hit. As someone who is always looking for ideas, I understand why...so I'm adding another 10 styles to inspire you. Short, long, two piece or pants, Ankara can be used for so much, but don't forget about the use… Continue reading 10 More Ankara/Aso Ebi Styles to Inspire you

Culture, Style, Things That Bring Joy

Ten Style Ideas for Ankara/Aso Ebi

If you are African (Mostly West African), friends with an African, Dating an African at some point you will be given fabric to sew for an event, or you know buy your own fabric (either Lace or Ankara). Recently we found some extra Ankara at home and I had to find a style to sew.… Continue reading Ten Style Ideas for Ankara/Aso Ebi

Culture, My Thoughts

I am Nigeria

I wanted to make a Happy New Year post and write about my desires for this year, the things I was looking forward to and my prayers but then procrastination and busyness hit and I didn't do it. I'm sad that my first post of 2015 isn't happy. I've had all weekend to rant, be… Continue reading I am Nigeria

Culture, My Thoughts

#BringBackOurGirls

On April 16, while preparing to take their physics final exams, over 200 girls were abducted in Northeast Nigeria, an area that has become synonymous with strife and violence by Boko Haram. While a small number managed to escape, around 234 girls are still missing. As a Nigerian, a sister, a human being, I can't… Continue reading #BringBackOurGirls

Culture, Music, Things That Bring Joy, Weddings/Love

With Love: My 10 favourite nigerian love songs

In honour of my favourite holiday (after Christmas of course) I decided to compile a list of my 10 favourite Nigerian love songs. I love love, so I love valentine's day, even if it it a commercialized holiday. I don't think you need to be in a relationship to appreciate the joy that comes from… Continue reading With Love: My 10 favourite nigerian love songs

Culture, My Thoughts

Dear Nigeria

Dear Nigeria, Today you celebrate 53 years of Independence. I woke up this morning praying for you more than I normally do. Even though today is a day of celebration, it's also a day pf reflection, because you are not where you should be. I find myself praying that you become better, that the greatness… Continue reading Dear Nigeria

Culture

West African Crowns: Gele

Geles are fire, they are beautiful and they make me laugh. Have you ever been in church behind an aunty with a big gele that is just blocking you from everything, that just vexes me. I love that geles are used for celebration, and even though my gele tying skills are wack, I can appreciate… Continue reading West African Crowns: Gele

Culture, Music, Things That Bring Joy

Now Listening: Praiz

I like Iyanya, but I love Praiz. I know I shouldn't compare them, but ever since I found out that they were discovered on the same talent show, and Iyanya won, I can't help but compare them. While Iyanya is great for dancing and parties, Praiz is great for just listening to, and for some… Continue reading Now Listening: Praiz