Friday, 13 April 2018

5 Wahala of Entering Danfo......You won't relate if you're a rich kid

TGIF.....These below is to make someone out there to crack a Rib!๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜›

1. When someone carrying fish decides to gum body with you


Monday, 9 April 2018

Meet Tomisin Ogunnubi,the 12-year-old Nigerian girl who built an app that help lost children find their way home....


Tomisin Ogunnubi, a 12 yr old student of Vivian Fowler memorial college for girls, Lagos, announced the completion of her android mobile tracking app late 2016. The android application aptly called: ‘My Locator’ was developed under the tutelage of an Information and Communications Technology partnership between the Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls and New Horizons Computer Learning Centre.


Sunday, 8 April 2018

My brand was created with the intention of restoring Made in Nigeria local snacks to its former glory....Abimbola Adeleke-Kazeem {CEO Byzlebites}


If you are familiar with Nigerians and their way of life, then you would have become acquainted with the fact that; every Saturday is an “owambe” day. Where every dick, tom and harry is opportuned to show off their fashion sense of style, dancing skills, hairdo, make up and more. It’s also the day when the couple of the day gets to show off their hosting skills, one of which of recent includes having a dessert table filled with different types of savory sweets, candies, chocolates and more.

This has gradually been upgraded to include palm wine and of recent, thanks to Byzlebites events, locally made in Nigeria snacks which were once very popular in the 90s.

KMB had a one on one chat with the creative director behind the brand to know the inspiration behind such a unique concept and below is the excerpt from the interview…read here…


Thursday, 5 April 2018

The decision to stop drinking fizzy drinks was the inspiration behind me starting my brand - Creative Director Taรฉ-Exotica

The first time I tasted Zobo as it is popularly called, was way back in Secondary School, over twenty something years ago ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜( now you know, I'm not a small girl, Hehe!)...Zobo is a refreshing drink produced from dried roselle or sorrel leaves (Hibiscus Sabdariffa).
It was brought to the boarding house by my then Roommate & Colleague, who I happened to be keeping malice with at the time. I could only watch from my top bunk, while she mixed it with sugar, pineapple,ginger and served to everyone except me. The smirking of tongues and exclamation of delight that the other girls gave, made me very upset, because I have no idea what it tastes like and it tastes delicious from their expression.

Out of annoyance, I turned my back to them and laid down on the bed, pretending to sleep, till they all left the room. They were barely out of the door, when I jumped down from the bed , flew to one of the left over cups and drank the little drop of Zobo left in it. Oh boy! it was delicious. I quickly added a a little drop of water to the cup and downed it all ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ all the while planning how to make up with girl immediately she comes back, so I can get my own cup of Zobo. Hehe! 

I have been seeing Zobo all around me since then, and I have loved every bit of it especially while pregnant. 

Coming across a brand like Taรฉ-Exotica who has taken Zobo, the Made in Nigeria healthy and afforadable drink to another level is really refreshing and the interview we had with the Creative Director is as interesting as it can get .....read below and drop a comment:


Monday, 2 April 2018

“SUSTAINING MANUFACTURING IN AFRICA: LOOKING INWARDS”. - A thought provoking article to improve Made In Nigeria products...

The above titled is a thought provoking article written by talented Entrepreneur and Creative Director of  African things, a brand known specially for its creation of African inspired products like backpacks,laptop bags, card holders,clutch purses among others. 

The article is about her experience and observations in her Five Years of  being in the entrepreneurship world, the challenges she encountered, the solutions she found to cope and the Solutions she hopes will come to make entrepreneurship appealing and easy for the masses and owners of SMES alike.....read her well articulated points below....


Wednesday, 28 March 2018

AFRICAN CREATIVE EXHIBITION AND AWARDS 2018: What to Expect at the Second Edition


Creative MSMEs have invaded Nigeria and we certainly are not complaining.
In 2016, it became apparent that Nigeria was an import driven nation and that was how the “Buy Naija to the grow Naira” came to be.
However, various sects of the economy are realising that for Nigeria to diversify and become an export driven nation, the beam light falls on MSMEs.



Meet Tobi Fletcher - “The Ofada Boy" & the brain behind the three variants of Palm wine....

Tobi Fletcher popularly called “the Ofada boy” is not just an Ofada boy by name, it is a representation of his family genealogy. Tobi is an original indigene from Ofada town, Obafemi Owode Area of Ogun State, a place famous for the production of local ofada rice. 

With his great grandfather being among the first set of farmer to plant the ofada rice, Tobi sure has the ofada blood running in him.  He is a graduate of Microbiology from Olabisi Onabanjo University, where he found his passion.


Monday, 26 March 2018

Obetodun Spices: The best natural spices to make your food extra delicious!!!! - My review

 

If you know me personally, you will know that I can cook for Africa๐Ÿ˜ infact, I have been accused of overfeeding people anyhow I like, lol!๐Ÿ˜›. Inspite of all that though, one food always give me wahala, kilode! ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ’”and the most annoying aspect is that; its a very simple food oh.



When people hurts you as they are bound to, its good to know how to cope......hope this helps...

It can be hard to let the things that other people do to you slide especially when it seems as if you have become target practice for them to learn how to treat other people badly. Most times you are tempted to lay a trap for them to fall into so that you can wreak your vengeance on them. Other times, you just want to say hurtful things to them so that they can feel the way you do because it is beginning to seem like your silence or deliberate ignorance of the payback rules makes you seem like too much a coward. So you lash back once, and it feels good. 

The truth is that while it might feel empowering and strong at first, soon enough you get tired of always paying back but you are also tired of being walked upon besides it does feel good to put them in their place.


Being the better person starts with one incident. When you say no to the urge to hurt someone as much as they hurt you even once, you will discover that filling your mind with negative thoughts full of anger and revenge takes up all the space in your mind for good and positive thoughts. Keeping this in mind, you would find it very easy to live life for yourself instead of living it for other people and trying to please them at the cost of your own happiness. Get yourself a paper and write down all the things you want to do for yourself and then proceed to do it. Live to please yourself….. and learn these things just like I have…


A plagiarist cannot prove authenticity, my audience cares about authenticity - Artist - Ini Oluwa (the brain behind Iriri)

Once school is over, you discover that real life is extremely busy ๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜“. Between bitching sessions about Buhari and his alleged incompetence in ruling the Country, or fuming at your ex’s new polyamorous lifestyle on Snapchat and being at the desk for a 9-5 job that stresses you so much you have no social life, who has time to actually form an coherent opinion about all the art constantly on view? Certainly not me! I know next to nothing about Art to be honest ๐Ÿ˜†

My comments about art range from “That looks nice” to “Can you imagine that in your living room?!”.

But, the one thing I’ve learned through my exposure to art through my work as a blogger is that; despite not being any sort of art expert, it is still possible to develop a certain appreciation for the arts, like this one made by talented multidisciplinary artist Ini Oluwa, the art got my attention and I couldn't resist sitting him down for an interview, so as to probe his mind,about what makes him tick....kindly read excerpts from the interview below:


Thursday, 15 March 2018

Wedding Promo!!!! Are you getting Married between now and July 31st ,2018? Then You should see this!!!


You asked for it. Now it is here...... You don't have to break a sweat or your bank to have your dream wedding. You too can benefit from this Easter Promo. 
All you need is Just 1.5million Naira for 400 guest. And guess what it covers?



Tuesday, 13 March 2018

My Eureka moment was when a customer used our turmeric spices to treat his high blood pressure, joints & Chest pain- CEO Obรจtรณdรนn Spices

On completion of my secondary school education at the age of 14 years, I barely knew how to cook. I was only able to cook rice, beans and make Eba..And no! I don’t love food, for those wondering…lol!๐Ÿ˜€ 

All that changed when I got to my granny’s place in Ibadan, there my male cousin taught me how to make Moi-moi ๐Ÿ™ˆ and I learnt, how to make those extremely soft “amala” that goes with Gbegiri soup on my visit to one mama put joint…I practically memorized my way to cooking…before I could say Jack, I made my first pot of soup and paraded it around the house. Grandma praised me to the heavens as if I won a Jackpot and I reveled in the praises like a proud peacock ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜›(she later told me, after I went pro, that, she was “yimu”ing at me..that at my age! ) but who cares….me sha don learn how to cook….๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ

As time went on, I discovered food condiments, I realized they save me a lot of stress and make my food very delicious with little efforts.  For instance, I close from work by 5.30, and despite getting home by 6.20, I can easily whip up a plate of jollof ready to be eaten By 7.30 pm….thanks to spices  after all…..”Obetodun, owo lo pa”...(a delicious pot of soup is money well spent)๐Ÿ˜œ

Obรจtรณdรนn is one of the special brands that one will forever be grateful to have come across, as they are a lifesaver to many wives and homes especially when it comes to food,  and having a sit-down with the Creative beauty & brain behind the brand is an enlightening experience, please read excerpts below….


Thursday, 8 March 2018

Just for Inspiration: 7 THINGS TO CARRY LIKE A CRATE OF EGGS


There are things we must carry and handle with extra- carefulness because these things are fragile and once broken, it is not easy to put back together and once some of these things get broken, they can lead to huge damage and destiny wastage.



Meet Nigerian second class upper female graduate who operates Keke Napep for a living


Christiana Augustine, a female Nigerian graduate, has joined the list of people who inspire others with her ways of life after she took up the business of driving a Keke Napep to make ends meet and stay alive amidst the turbulence suffered in this economy. 



HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY TO ALL AMAZING WOMEN OUT THERE...


Who is fragile like a bud yet strong like an iron rod?
Who is beauty and yet destroys all beasts?
Who weakness is her strength?
And strength, her weakness?

Her eyes can speak volume and her words can silence a room.


She is the caregiver and the punisher.
She is stronger than your strongest breath.
She is a believer and a rouge.
She is the saint and the sinner.

She never gives up hope.
She is the praying mother, the hopeful wife and the beautiful lady.

๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹She is a woman.
She is YOU!

Happy International Women's day to every beautiful woman out there, we are the real MVP!!!



Friday, 23 February 2018

The very first set of designs I came up with was funded by my friends - Adekunle Olopade (Founder/Creative Director Adirenation )

The love we had for fine art in secondary school was second to none, because that was usually the best chance and opportunity to showcase your artistic side.  You can therefore imagine the joy and thrill that coursed through our young bodies when we were told, we will be learning how to make Adire fabrics (Adire in Yoruba means tie and dye).

Meeen!!! Any chance for me, to get my hands dirty...I’ll have gladly jump at…being a good girl don tire me jare. I barely ate on the D-day and I was the first one to get to the class. The teacher took us through the step by step process of how to turn a plain white cloth to the patterned adire one we see daily, it was an awesome experience and there and then, I was determined to become an Adire maker….YIMU! it was the same way, I wanted to become a doctor, yet, I will faint at the MERE sight of blood, a Nurse…yet I can barely stand still to take an Injection, infact, I still scream and dance around like someone who just got bitten by a rabid dog (I will deny this anywhere sha oh!)

Today, this beautiful work of art that comes in diverse forms has found its way back into the market and promises to stay for a long while. With the intricate details, artistic nature and cultural background of the fabric, the love affair between art and fashion continues to burn.

Adirenation  one of the promising made in Nigeria brand is one of the main pioneers in this aspect, the brand shows us how versatile the made in Nigeria fabric  can be, from crop top, to jumpsuit, flare gowns, pant suits…the uses are many and cut across all ages and countries.

KMB couldn’t resist poking their nose into this and we scored a sweet goal, when we got the creative brain behind the brand to the table…check out excerpts of his interview below and kindly drop a comment.


Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Check out what our Favourite Nigerian Stars wore to the Black Panther’s Opening Weekend

Black Panther is the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s lineup of movies. The movie is directed by Ryan Coogler—director of Creed— and stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman and other stellar actors.

The landmark Marvel film not only features the fashion-forward Lupita Nyong’o, but also takes inspiration from an array of ethnic dress found across Africa. And black fans around the world used the film’s opening to showcase their African or African-inspired fashions.


Monday, 19 February 2018

Meet Rotimi Williams, The 35-year-old Lagos Boy Turned Millionaire Rice Farmer In Nasarawa State

“The first thing you have to decide before you start is; to ask yourself, are you an entrepreneur or are you a 9 to 5 person?” – Rotimi Williams
Made in NIGERIA foods and products are on the rise daily thanks to the ban placed on majority of Imported food and foodstuffs, and since Nigerians are one of the largest consumers of rice, it makes it imperative that we turn to homegrown foods and make more efforts to revitalize the agricultural sector.

Like the Lagos boy, Rotimi Williams who is making waves in Nasarawa State as a rice farmer. He shares his success story at a forum organised by Agrihub and Agroentrepreneur, entrepreneurship capacities’ building groups, in Lagos. 


Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Check out these Delectable Made in Nigeria Ankara Jumpsuits and Playsuits....

Woooo!!! new year, new season—ergo, new you. 2018 is another chance to be different, to get it right and be a trendsetter. In this case, Jumpsuit in African prints. 

That I love jumpsuits is an understatement ...I adore them and all i want is to dress up my mini me to be in them all year long...especially when it comes in made in Nigeria Ankara prints to boot....check out these delectable designs on curvaceous Nigeria ladies and take your pick , hehe!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜


Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Meet the Celebrity DJ that plays music so good, you lose your shoes.....DJ DSA Head Honcho of DSA Inc

There was a time my mum took me along to a wedding...one of my numerous cousin's own....Initially I wasn't having much fun partly because mummy in her usual fashion has wandered off, to mingle and gossip with all her friends and left me to fend for myself..๐Ÿ˜’.

I was feeling sorry I even came along, that was until the dj went to work....I suddenly found myself swaying at first, until I couldn't take it anymore, before you could say 'Jack" I have thrown caution to the wind and gone into grooving mode....๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œchoi! I danced that day ehn that at the end, I had to limp to my seat with my shoes choosing that exact moment to pinch me (Bad belle things) ....

The next day, as if my village people had plans for me, my mom yelled my name, asking for her car keys , she expected me to come running , instead she caught me limping. Trust her, she screamed: Ta lo ra nse? (who sent you ehn?) That you danced even more than the couple themselves? Oya! Show me all the money you made or get the hell out of my sight! Haha! My mummy ehn! sigh!

SInce then, If I go to any party that has a badass DJ, I just pinch myself and say; not now babe...You are a big Babe now (yimu), so it's not gonna happen๐Ÿ˜ that was until my wedding day sha, when my husband showed me that, he came dancing into this world, Lol!

One of those DJs that can make you forget your dancing shoes is DSA , a well known name in PH and Lagos most especially.....check out his short tete a tete with KMB and drop a comment below.....