Of Racism in Real Life

This blog post is to record the conversation I just had with my flatmate. She’s from Japan. We were talking about taking the bus to go to the mall and she says she doesn’t ever go far away from our house because she is scared to use the bus. She says if something is not…

If He Won’t Tell You…Leave It

So its been a while on here. If you listen to my podcast you probably already know why so no need to rehash. Just saw something that reminded me of an incident from years ago, thus inspiring a tweet. The owner of the story will not know it’s him because there’s elements I have changed…

Of Why M.I Is The Very Guy

There’s something about the mix of melody in the spoken word and this is a classic example that it is possible.

The Today I Knew I Was Done

So the electricity went off at midnight yesterday. As soon as the outage lasted more than 10 minutes and the estate generator did not come on, I knew we were back to the normal nonsense. You see, over the last 9 months the power supply situation in the estate has become increasingly worse. We started…

Of Fireboy’s Hoe Phase

So Fireboy has released his ‘PLAYBOY’ album. Let’s first score him high for sticking to the theme. With tracks like Ashawo, he plays right into the essence of the playboy concept. I can’t wait for touchy people to say he is encouraging promiscuity and the Men-A-Scum movement to have a few things itching their genitals…

Of Beyoncé Being Beyoncé

The moment you download the album on iTunes, go straight to Track 10 – MOVE, the track that should have been the lead single to this entire project where Tems and the incomparable Ms. Grace Jones lend credibility to Beyoncé’s latest attempt at Afro-Caribbean groove. As soon as I got to the track I knew…

Of Waje’s Re-Emergence

‘The songs are driven primarily by uptempo beats heavy on the bass and, for the first time, sacrificing deep meaningful lyrics or vocal maneuvers that she has been known for in the past. I mean, there is “Fanta Baby, Coca-Cola Baby” as part of the very catchy ‘RARA’ track that is reminiscent of the ‘dance out’ songs used by couples at every Lagos wedding’

Of Sean Dampte and His London Owambe

I stumbled on a new artiste called Sean Dampte just in time for this rainy Friday in Lagos. His first album is called “Lagos Friday London Monday”, a very apt description of the feels in the entire album. With copious references to Yoruba Boys in London and the migration of the Lagos Owambe vibe all…

Of Surviving As A Blogger

So, inevitably I keep getting asked by people for tips on blogging. I’m sure I’ve given some thoughts about this in an earlier blog post, in passing, but with more and more people asking me the same question, I think I should devote a full blog post to this issue. Blogging will bring attention, deal…

Of Keeping Business Convos Business

Before I started my online T-shirt design business, I used to wonder why online vendors were so rude. They would respond with one line replies containing barely enough information to address your concern and will almost always act like you’re a nuisance for even asking. Meanwhile they never put the right pricing information on the…