Woman Crush: Omotola Jalade

Photo gotten from herePhoto gotten from hereOmotola Jalade-Kehinde(aka Omo-sexy) is a Nigerian actress, singer and philatrophist who became popular for her acting skills. She has appeared in about 300 movie (crazy I know!), has claimed 21 awards and she's one of the actresses I grew up watching and admiring a lot. What made me realize how [...]

Obalende Suya

First thing first, what’s suya? Obalende? Where's that? Suya is like an “African barbecue” where fresh meat parts (could be chicken or beef) is roasted on an open fire with lots of spices and pepper (especially pepper), chopped up and wrapped in newspaper with extra pepper plus fresh onions! Woop woop! When not chopped up, [...]

Allons-y à l’école

School is in session... No! Well, I'm a freshman here at Duke University which I'm in love with so I guess it's not that bad. Like they say, love conquers all. Now you know a little more about me: I attend Duke and I am absolutely in love with it! It got me thinking why [...]

The "One Man Went To Mo" Game

My sister told me about The “One Man Went To Mo” Game. It’s counting down numbers as fast as you can without making a mistake or stopping. I thought it was easy; It was a lie. See for yourself…You can play with as many people with each person having a turn. My sister and her [...]

Peplum Craze

Let's just say I'm really really really feeling the peplum trend now. I'm not really one to follow trends and I usually wear what I like but I always seem to find myself wearing something with a peplum waist... I think it's weird cause it's not planned but oh well... I guess I'm in love [...]

When In Ghana…

I visited Ghana's capital, Accra for a night and it was my first time. Despite my short sejour, I was very excited and decided to make the best of it. I didn't get to see much but I'll definitely be coming back for more exploring!Some things I learnt during my stay:Banku- A sibling to solid [...]

To Buy Or Not To Buy?

That is the question...Markets here in nigeria are busy, open and very different from supermarkets. Things are generally cheaper because one is able to “price” aka bargain the choice item as low as possible so the buyer and seller are both satisfied (though this isnt always the case). Pricing is a very important skill if [...]

Miss LAJA meets Ini Edo

Earlier last week, I went to the saloon with my sisters and to my surprise, who do I run into? Nollywood actress Ini Edo! Nollywood is basically Nigeria's film industry like Hollywood... Nollywood. Get the picture? And who is Ini Edo sef? Well, she's a highly recognized Nollywood actress/celebrity who I grew up watching as a [...]

Oh, Fair Weather!

Ha! Fair weather indeed, the weather here in Lagos, Nigeria has in fact been the opposite.  It’s been rainy, wet and “cold”. Since I really dislike the weather this time of the year, I decided why not talk on weather and climate here in Nigeria? Africa?I’ll start with Nigeria; there are two main seasons wet [...]

Who Says We Live In Trees?

I’ve schooled in the States for over two years now and I’ll share with you one unforgettable encounter... Once upon a time, I was asked by a female classmate of mine if I lived in a tree… It was more like “So, do you guys have houses there or do you live in trees? Like little [...]