Bride Price or the Man! Who should we blame?

Bride Price or the Man! Who should we blame?

My father died when I was eleven years old. Until his death. He had lived as a couple with my mum for about fourteen years. In all of that time, he never raised his voice or his hand against my mother. Not once. READ: Federal Civil Service Commission Recruitment 2017/2018 They had a twelve year age difference between them, yet he encouraged her to fulfill her dreams, pursue a career and an education, and stepped in where the need arose, to fill whatever gaps her absence in pursuit of her…

Layta to Govano ElRufa’i – Viola Okolie

Ai kwom por opis las mon’ na him ai hiya say dem wan geeb us eegzaminayshor. Wai wai wai, abeg iskuzz mai manners pess. Ai sorfohs to grit you bepor ai stat to talk all mai froblems ai. Toh, bari na gaisa tukkun… How is your pamily? Hof no froblem? And your waip? Hof no froblem? Madalla, now that we have gaisa, bak to da eejoo op da eegzam. Toh, ai dey hab tell me zat you are flanning to geeb all da teeshas por Kaduna sitate eegzam por testing…

Introvert, Extrovert and Online Crawler – Elsie Isy is #Bae

So we catch up with one of social media’s sweetest darlings. Elsie Godwin is a blogger, OAP, podcaster and TV personality. Her show Crux Of The Matter which airs on GoTV Channel 112 every Wednesday at 9.30pm, is a no holds barred talk  show. Elsie tracks down interesting personalities and throws a wide range of topics at them, eliciting open and honest responses on life, love, relationships, sex and whatever you may think of. So we turn the tables on her today, and she has to sit through 12 of OUR…

A StoryTeller and Zebra Jokes – Tunde Olaoye is #Bae

If you are a Jenifa fan like we all are (well, most of us anyway), then you must have seen his name crawling the credits. Tunde Olaoye makes the directing magic behind Jenifa and some other Nollywood movies such as the 2012 award winning “Married but Living Single”, “Tides of Love”, “Tweeters”, and TV Drama – Behind The Smiles. After days and nights of trawling through facebook status updates, slinking around fences and jumping into potholes, we finally tracked him down in his top secret hideout… Actually, we slid into…

Happy Children’s Day…

Yesterday, I stopped by the pharmacy to get an over the counter cough syrup for my daughter. The prescription sheet said “syrup”, so I went for it but as I got into the car with the package in my hand, she asked “Mummy, I hope you got whatever those drugs are in tablets?” “Say what?” “The medicine, are they tablets?” Huh?!?!?! Excuse me please Doctor, can we get a DNA test somewhere around here? Yeah I know I carried her for nine months and had her cut out of me…

Victoria Regents: Welcome to Exclusive

  Victoria Regents is a Nigerian brand that brings together unique, superior quality, luxury fashion accessories and decorative pieces for the home, under one roof. The brand recently launched its designs and outfits. Our Arthur Textil products include throw pillows and mixed medium handbags that combine the timeless class of French tapestry and genuine Italian leather in contemporary designs created in Budapest, Hungary. Arthur Textil is a bag like no other. Imagery in the tapestry transports you through time to 1930s Paris, whilst the structure of your bag keeps your…

#Giveaway. Ready, Power, Go…

  In this digital age, there can be nothing as annoying as that beeping sound when the juice is about to finally comot from your device pata-pata. Chai! I have tried a lot of methods to conserve those last few minutes of battery power, but one of the craziest things ever, is putting your phone on that “battery saving mode” thing. Rubbish Nonsense. It takes you back to the Stone Age where Caveman Ali and his wife would just use their phones to make calls and send and receive SMSes……

Baba From The Motor Park…

My aunt called me yesterday and was sounding a bit worried. The cabbie who usually takes her on her short trips within Nigeria called, that he had been arrested by the police at the Kaduna airport. Apparently, the last time he picked my aunt, he had been blabbing about the newfound business opportunity in shuttling between Abuja and Kaduna following the relocation of the Abuja airport runway services to Kaduna. My aunt had wished him luck, but advised him to register with the Kaduna airport car hire services association, to…

Euphemia Udanoh’s Royal Kiss: One Up For Womanity

So it was almost two full moons after I had received an autographed copy of Royal Kiss, before I found time to read it. It had been a hard day at work, I had come in and expressed an opinion on the trending #WifeNotCook and then a Facebook escapee from the slimebeds of insanity, decided to take a swipe at some perceived dents in my “character” to wit: single mother, divorcee; and took off on a frankly uninspired rant of drunken hifalutin bigotries. *press ignore* Distracted from work by the…