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#TravelThursday Let's go partying!

Travelling is fun, especially when you experience all the things your destination has to offer, including the nightlife!

But, is there anything you need to know or watch out for when travelling?
Let's see...


FIND A GUIDE

If you are travelling to a place where you already have a friend that lives there, good for you. But even if you do not, never fear. You can ask tour guides, hotel staff etc but PLEASE take precautions.

The aim is someone who knows all the fun spots and places to stay away from!


KNOW THE LAWS

You know what would really suck? If you were far away from home on holiday, having the time of your life, and then, you got arrested!

Learn the dos and don'ts of where you are. What is allowed and what is banned? Are there age restrictions for buying alcohol or being in a club?

FOOD AND DRINK

I think this is even important at any time of the day, but especially at night, because if you take in something not compatible with your body system, medical care might be harder to g…

#MondayMotivation This is YOUR life; are you who YOU want to be?

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This post is about those who have balls, and those who don't.Working on radio exposes me to all kinds of music- the good, the bad and the 'why na?'. Sometimes a big artiste releases a new song and they are taken to the cleaners and I'm like, o wow.But to be honest, fighting for your dreams takes accepting criticism and ugliness. Question is, can you fight for your dreams the way artistes (even those we criticise the harshest) calmly release their song, overlook the hate and keep going on?Sometimes we even knock ourselves down (and out) before others do, by thinking of what people would or would not say.They want to model but on twitter there are so many jokes about how everyone is a model these days, so they never work on their portfolio. They are good writers but instead of opening a blog, they listen to people laugh at bloggers and how suddenly everyone owns a blog. (re: blogs. It is okay for EVERYONE to own a blog. That is what a blog is all about. It is like an onl…

#TMHowTo Rocking Black to Work withTosyn Bucknor and Metrogypsie

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I'm teaming up with Metrogypsie for a #TMHowTo series.
Last week was all about black!
Black is like one of those cool guys in school that is up for anything.
You can dress it up, down, edgy, cool, plain, pop, loud or as quietly as you want.
My first job is on radio. Then after 11, it varies. I can do tv, write, consult, blog, or become 'CON.tra.diction' and go make some music. I therefore like to dress 'prepared' because you never know. The trick is to always have that one thing that jazzes your look up; colour, a hat or scarf, shorts etc.
Here are the five looks I rocked this week.
MONDAY
How to start the week? Feeling powerful and sexy! TIP: Watch the stripes!
Vertical stripes can be bad for me but because these are really big stripes it works.



Dress: Amisu
Shoes: San Marina


TUESDAY
Tuesday was my second favourite look from the week. I had a tv appearance after my radio show so threw on my signature shorts and hat.



Shorts: Promod
Watch: Daniel Wellington
Cuff: Y…

Le Who? Our Favourite former Foreign Coaches

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We just took an L sha.
We thought we had a new coach for the Super Eagles but seems Le Guen is Le No. 
They will hopefully soon announce a new coach but this got me thinking about some of our past foreign coaches. Here is a look at some of the more interesting ones.

Clemens Westerhof 



Clemens Westerhof is the most successful coach of the Super Eagles ever. It was under his guidance that the name of the team changed from Green Eagles to Super Eagles. He led the team to win the Nations Cup in 1994 and qualify for our first World Cup in the same year. He coached from 1989-1994.
Otto Gl√≥ria 


I read about Otto Gloria the Brazilian who coached Nigeria from 1978-1982. The former Portugal coach guided Nigeria through the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations, which the team won in the final in Lagos with a 3-0 win over Algeria.

Johannes Bonfrere 


Another Dutchman like Clemens. He was in Nigeria to assist Westerhof, but later became head coach. His achievement with the women‘s team gave him the opportunity …

#SkincareSaturday How to deal with Reptilian Skin

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Hi all.
Ever taken a picture and just wanted to photoshop yourself out of it because you look so ashy? Or perhaps you just feel bad and dry throughout the day and can't wait to get back home?
Me tooooo! So today's Skincare post is all about helping you tackle something I have to deal with regularly- dry skin.
There's dry, and then there's DRY. Some days my skin is so dry i can see scales. Lol. We are born with the skin we have- oily, dry, normal, combination etc but there's no law against finding out ways to enjoy the good and run away from the bad!
So what should you do about your skin?
- Mosturise
I might as well walk around with a t shirt that says 'mosturise' because I mention it so much but it goes a long way. It's not just mosturising though, it's when and with what. If you have dry skin, use oils, petroleum jelly and ointments. Also, use these immediately after getting in contact with water. So for example, when you take a bath, don't w…

#TosynsBuzz How 'Service Swap' has the potential to solve a million problems!

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A hashtag has been trending on Twitter for a few days now and i am happy i finally caught on!

It is #ServiceSwap and the idea is for one person to tweet something they need help with and what they will give in return. Service Swap is simply a medium of exchange. You have a service you can provide, and you need a service to be provided for you, what to do? Swap. You do something in exchange for something. Beautiful in its simplicity.

While there are service swap tweets from all around the world, it seems the one on 'naija twitter' started with a twitter user, @Zegbua.

I found a lot of them to be interesting and retweeted, and hey! I even threw in one of mine.


11h11 hours ago - reaches ova 500k ppl across various social media platforms. Will buzz 4u in exchange for giveaways of ur products


11 retweets5 likes Reply So what can you give, that someone else needs? What do you need, that someone else can give? Tweet using the ha…

#TravelThursday Olumo Rock... an experience i will never forget!

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I remember being in school and going on excursions. One of the most fun excursions ever was to Olumo Rock in Abeokuta. That day, i learnt a little more about myself (like lengths i would go to to go on an excursion and that when push comes to shove, i will push myself). More on those lessons later but let us talk about Olumo Rock and how it is one of the tourist attractions we have in Nigeria.

Some things have changed since i went, and some stay the same. But why should you check Olumo Rock out!


CAVES

The caves in Olumo rock smell of history and time.. 
The rock served as a shelter for many of the survivors, who were said to have hidden in specific areas inside the caves located inside the rocks to evade attacks from enemies. Those caves still bear the stories of the people who lived in them and that is how Abeokuta got its name (Under the Rock).
THE OLD WOMEN

There are women living in and around Olumo rock, really old women, they usually take their time to explain to you the history of…

Tips from the Evolution of World Highest Paid Celebrities

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"One of the biggest things in business is to open yourself to change." - Jay-Z

Those words ring true and profound and with the recent list of highest paid celebrities in the world recently released by Forbes, Jay-z seems to be doing all the right things.

Forbes recently compiled a list of the world’s 100 highest-paid celebrities, and sitting at the top of the highest  paid celebrity couple list are Jay-z and Beyonce.

Top of the main list is Taylor Swift who raked in a whooping 170 million dollars. Now we know these three people can sing. Yet, so can millions of others.

So, what sets them apart? Below are somethings that i think has given them an edge.

ADAPT

Like Jay-z said in the opening quote of this article, you have to always be open to change. That is the only way to stay afloat in any business, but especially the music business. Jay-z born; Shawn Corey Carter, has grown from a chains and hood wearing hip hop musician to a suit wearing business mogul in this business of m…

Movie Wednesday: 5 Movies I Recently Saw and What I Think.

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Welcome back! There was a three day public holiday here and i didn't even get one day off!
It's all good though. It gave me the opportunity to keep the show light and one of the things we did this week was talk about movies.

I asked callers on my show on Tuesday what the last movie they saw was and it got me thinking about the last couple movies i saw.

Here we go.

Grease

Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Randal Kleiser and i totally love it. I could watch it over and over again, i have all the songs in my head, and will sing along and dance. If you happen to be sitting beside me, i will just start telling you the entire plot. I love it that much. 
Fun fact: Olivia Newton-John who played 'Sandy' in Grease was in her 30s when she played the role of a teenager. And oh my! John Travolta was beautiful back then.

Deadpool
For those who are yet to see it, Deadpool is another Marvel Superhero film. The film stars Ryan Reynolds (who also co-produced), a…

#WinThisWeek Win an invite to the "Becoming" conference

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Detoun Ogwo, Lala Akindoju and more, will be speaking at this year's 'Becoming Conference'.

This conference by Beautified Network aims to empower young women between the ages of 18 and 35 to discover purpose, live up to their full potential and contribute their quota to social change and the world at large.
Last year i got to speak and talk about being multi talented and how to succeed at all you do while also getting to listen to Bola Balogun and Omoyemi Akerele so yay!

This year, the one-day conference will hold on Saturday the 16th of July at Agip Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos.
Speakers are Detoun Ogwo (Human Resource Practioner), Lala Akindoju (Actor, Producer, and Singer), Omilola Oshikoya (Africa’s premier wealth coach and convener #DOITAFRAID Conference), Debola Deji-Kurunmi (MD, Ideas on Hub Africa, Founder, Immerse Coaching Company and President, Deborah Initiative for women) and Sunmbo Adeoye (CEO Esob Events and convener,Inspiring Change).
The Conference …

Bukky Ajayi: Celebrating an Icon

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When the news broke on the 6th of July, that Bukky Ajayi whom we fondly called 'Mama' had lost the battle to heart related issues, i was sad.

2016 has taken a lot of people, people who made an impact on our world, people we grew up wanting to be like.

A great life however has to be celebrated.So while i am saddened by her death, she lived a wonderful life too, and that is what i will be focusing on.

Born as Zainab Bukky Ajayi on the 2nd of February 1934, from a young age Bukky Ajayi loved acting. She would use a cardboard as a TV frame and act whatever roles came to mind while charging children in the neighborhood half a penny to watch. Mama was an actress and an entrepreneur at that young age.

She was also really smart, as she gained a Federal Government scholarship to study in England for six years. She came back to Nigeria after her education in 1965 and started out working in Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) as a presentation assistant in 1966.


She grew with the NTA, from pr…

#TravelThursday: Tips on Tipping... ha ha ha

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Hey!



So it is another #TravelThursday and this time, i wanted to chat a little about tipping!
You know how you travel and you are a bit lost as to how, when and if to tip? I remember a scene in a movie once where after the bellhop had brought the luggage in, he just sort of stood around and the guest did not know why till they explained to her that she was supposed to have tipped him.
Then even when you want to tip, you may not know how much may be too much or too little!
It really can be confusing but here are some tips that can help you get out of that...

- CHECK before you TIP!



Why? While tipping is celebrated and expected in some places, it is actually frowned upon in others, Fir example, tipping in countries like Japan, China, Vietnam and Malaysia is a no no while a lot of European and African countries welcome it.

- LOOK out for the TIP jar
Some restaurants, hotels, and even cabs have tip jars strategically placed so you can just put in the jar.
Then in some countries, tips are …

#Giveaway Win lunch delivery courtesy MyBeetroot!

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Hi all, hope your Monday is off to a great start?
Hopefully, if you win this week's giveaway, I can bring a smile your way.
This week, courtesy MyBeetroot, one lucky reader gets free lunch delivery on Thursday the 7th of July.
Last week, I tried out MyBeetroot for the first time. They are at the food court at the Palms Shopping Mall which makes them quite accessible for pick ups.



Basically they have a range of salads, sandwiches, cold press juices, fruit bowls, infused water and more. I was supposed to look through their menu via www.mybeetroot.com but it all looked so good that I went on impulse- shrimp salad and a smoothie.
While the 'experts' tell us to eat like kings for breakfast, the truth is in Naija, 'kolewerk'. Even if your day starts a little later than all those on the road by 6am, you probably still can't do a heavy meal. It means I for example end up compromising. I do a very 'pauper-ish' breakfast (usually tea and a snack).
It means I&#…

#SkincareSaturday Three things to do for your skin this weekend!

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Ideally, we should pamper ourselves every day.  Unfortunately, with the hustle and bustle that is Lagos, we usually end up with at best, one day a week only.

So if you do have only one or two days a week, what are three essential things to do?
- Cleanse
Start by cleansing your face and body.
Now during the week you probably have a quick shower and even though they say never sleep with make up on, I bet you do once in a while.
This time, spend a little more time. Spend time massaging your face (quick facial) for a bit.
I like to start with baby wipes to cleanse, face soap, then Melvita milky cleansing oil.
-Exfoliate / Scrub
My favourite thing to do!
Remember when I said you could use an old toothbrush to exfoliate your skin? ( Read it here! )  That still holds true.
But this weekend, use a scrub, leave on for a bit and then rinse off.
I usually use a home made scrub (here is how to make one) or Coco Scrub.  And don't think scrubbing is just for your face. There are some great bod…