5 things I love about Nigerians (in honour of Nigerian ‘Independence’)

Nigeria is no stranger to negative publicity; from the corruption in Government, a reputation for fraud (419), the on-going oil crisis in the Delta Region, Boko Haram’s merciless slaying of Christians to the unresolved abduction of the 200+ Muslim girls, the list is endless. However I want to celebrate some of the fantastic things about the nation affectionately dubbed the ‘Sleeping … Continue reading 5 things I love about Nigerians (in honour of Nigerian ‘Independence’)

Ten items you will find in an Afropolitan’s bathroom!

Even if you live in the West, an Afropolitan’s African roots will never cease. I was born in London as was my mother but there is no denying our heritage even down to the smallest household items. There are just certain things you will find in every West African home irrespective of social class. These are ten timeless items you will … Continue reading Ten items you will find in an Afropolitan’s bathroom!

“Am I a stingy scavenger?” Lessons from a ‘Yellow label’ lover

“Am I stingy?” This is the question I often ask myself whilst shamelessly and gleefully scavenging the ‘Yellow label’ section of my local supermarket. This usually takes place in the company of a close friend, or better still a relative, mostly looking away in horror or worse, walking away in shame. After a brief moment … Continue reading “Am I a stingy scavenger?” Lessons from a ‘Yellow label’ lover