Dear Nigerians, What Is It With You And Party Food?

Jollof rice

Obviously, I cannot count how many Nigerian parties/events I have attended in my lifetime, but there's something that happens at all of them: the food craze. This craze does not transfer to non Nigerian food though, only the Nigerian one. For example, I remember attending a wedding where they served all Nigerian food, like mashed potatoes, baked salmon, green leafy salad, and no rice, and the guests were visibly unsatisfied and disapppointed. We all know that no Nigerian party is complete Continue Reading

The Differences between BB and CC Creams: Which One Should You Choose?

BB-&-CC-Cream

If you were around when the BB Cream craze first hit the market, then you probably know about the establishment of CC and DD creams as well. Today we are going to narrow it down to the two most popular: BB and CC, and discuss the differences between the two. First, Where Can I Buy BB and CC Creams? The answer is: anywhere that sells makeup! You can find BB and CC Creams at your local drugstore or department store, and on popular skincare and makeup ecommerce sites like Continue Reading

The Back To School Fun Isn’t For Students Only

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When I was in elementary school, my parents told me that I was a scholar. They said I don't become a student until I get into secondary school. In America, the first year of secondary school is part of middle school (7th grade). I could not wait to become a student. To me, it signified growth and maturity - especially maturity. Although we technically had back to school shopping in Nigeria, it was not officially called that, and the shopping was more about school supplies like books, food and Continue Reading

Whose Grandma Is Topless In Times Square?

Topless woman at Times Square

It's another feminist post, y'll! We just talked about the lady that deliberately ran a marathon while on her period --- without a tampon or pad. Well, today, we have someone's grandma sitting topless in Times Square. Why, you wonder? Well, New York's Mayor, Bill de Blasio is proposing that naked women (panhandlers) stop roaming Times Square. This may sound to you like a good idea, except that some people are labeling it as sexist. This is the same way people easily label you a racist or Continue Reading

If Balaam Was Nigerian (And His Donkey Talked)

Balaam's donkey

Igwe and I are still reading the bible and trying to know God better. Currently, we're in the first book of Samuel. We have not gone as far as we should have because for a couple of weeks, we slacked. I cannot speak for Igwe, but for me, I wish I was a better child of God. I'm disappointed in how many times I dishonor Him in a day. But for now, let's focus on the humor I find in the bible. I especially love comparing some of these stories to the characters being Nigerian. Today, we're looking at Continue Reading

Who’s Been Stealing Dry Skin Cream From Walmart?

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I went to Walmart the other day to buy my lotion (Jergens Shea Butter something ... can't remember the full name) when I noticed that a jar of cream was locked up. It was the Palmer's one. I picked it up and stared at it. I thought it was funny because why would you lock up a jar of cream, and what even made this particular cream so special? That was when I noticed that there were a lot of locked creams. And they all had one thing in common: they were all for dry skin. Which now begs the Continue Reading

A Woman On Her Period Ran Marathon Without Tampon To Protest Period-Shaming

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Image source: Mashable

Am I becoming more conservative, or have people around me gone crazy? I'm pretty sure it's the latter. So Kiran Gandhi ran a marathon in London while on her period and deliberately chose to not use a pad/tampon because she wanted to end period-shaming. What is period-shaming, you ask? I don't know. I just heard about it right now, but apparently, women have been shamed for having periods. This is especially interesting news on the heels of Donald Trump saying that Megyn Kelly was bleeding out of Continue Reading

Ladies, Do You (Or Would You) Snoop On Your Man?

Snooping

Over the weekend, I came across an article on Punch Magazine that quoted Toke Makinwa as having allegedly said that women should snoop on their men because men are wicked. I don't know if she actually said this, and if she did, I don't know when: before or after everyone and their mama found out about her husband's cheating. I can't even decide which would be better because there does not seem to be a lesser evil here. First of all, I have to disclose that I am not a fan or follower of Toke. Continue Reading

Giveaway: Monoi Intense Repair Set From Carol’s Daughter

Monoi Intense Repair Set from Carol's Daughter

Ladies and gentlemen, it's that time again. When I first knew of natural hair care products, Carol's Daughter was the only brand I knew. I remember I used to see it at Macy's, and I was left wondering. Well, guess who now has Carol's Daughter sitting in her shelf and does not have to wonder anymore? And guess who is even doing a giveaway? Yup, this girl! So what is this Monoi Intense Repair Set, and who is it good for? It's for anyone whose hair is damaged, weak, and prone to breakage. Continue Reading

Dear American People, About Cecil The Lion

Cecil The Lion

The biggest news around the world last week was that a beloved Zimbabwean lion, Cecil was killed for sport by an American dentist from Minnesota, Dr. Walter Palmer. Palmer left America and flew down to Zimbabwe where he allegedly paid $50,000 to some hunting locals to help him acquire the right permit(s) to hunt. They lured Cecil out of the national park with a carcass, shot him with a bow and arrow, then tracked him and killed him. And beheaded him, too. The world - and by that, I mean America Continue Reading