Video of the week: from Oya Dance!!!

I love Lagos By Olamide

Well I grew up in Mafoluku, and the Ikeja parts of Lagos, and  boy it was fun! There is just something about Lagos that is energizing, the hustles are real and every town has a spirit of its own…


I love my Lagos and especially its local food. I love to eat Amala at Akenrele Surulere. I also love  pounded yam from white house in Yaba. And then there is  Ewa- Agonyi (beans) and Agege bread! Well what more- I love my Lagos.

The Island is cool, I love the galleria, they make this nice french crepes with a difference. I loved  Shop Rite, even though malls were a new trend back then- it was kind of classy to act trendy so we all did. Continue reading

Video of the week: Tiwa Savage – Standing Ovation ft. Olamide

Feedback on the hottest video by the African diva, Tiwa Savage. Here is the good ( very ghetto) the bad(same old rhythm, dance able all the same) and the ugly (beautiful abuse of western fashion). According to a top music blog Oyadance, this is a highly anticipated video. And we cannot but agree, albeit reluctantly…

In particular I like the ghetto getup, I mean since the days of Jenifa, we haven’t had a strong depiction of an African ghetto queen and I just love Olamide with his raspy fuji tone (takes me right back to mushin olosha)!

But if you doubt me check out this video and see why we actually gave it a “Standing Oviation“with a stellar 4.5 review curtesy of Oyadance

#JambQuestion

So what is Jamb Question? Well to be simply stated  its  a rhetoric (i.e a question that needs no immediate answer because the answer is obvious right?)  To  the average Nigerian, and especially those from the  western parts (Yorubas); Jamb Questions  are questions that are obvious and often elicit the response – “Ibeere” (think #Beyonce ‘s Independent woman – so question…)
 So why Jamb Question? Blame it on  modern day African slang  and its strong influence on culture due to its the ability to relate with popular trends and social happenings. FYI  #Jamb is the national examination that every Nigerian has to right  for admission  into  College or University as it is locally called.

 This entrance exam is difficult and highly competitive.  And most times, having a high score doesn’t necessarily guarantee  admission to your school of choice. So when #Simi a budding Nigerian Musician released a song titled ” Jamb Question” we all got excited. As a young woman myself, I have been approached (more like harassed) by unserious  stalkers asking very obvious or irrelevant question just to get my attention. Like seriously, “does your dad play football“? While  most western guys work hard on their pick-up lines ( do they?) Nigerian guys just ask you a series of #Jamb Questions that can all be hilarious, plain right stupid and simply unbelievable at the same time. The sad thing is, #JambQuestion always elicits a response  of exasperation, abuse  or uncontrollable outburst of laughter.  Yeah I know *rolling my eyes right now* I guess it works!