Lagos Contemporary

This in my opinion is the most famous illustration of lagos and i thought it was perfect for our opening image and header. It just says so much about the city- contemporary, fast-paced, beautiful, a huster’s utopia.

Some people may look at this photograph and think “chaos” but I look at it and appreciate the beauty of the city. This illustration represents a lively, multi-faceted and tireless people also known as Lagosians.

P.S: I thought the photo will be incomplete without a random POPO lingering around somewhere. Can u spot the popo?? *rolling eyes*

Sunday, January 16, 2011

FELA! (on broadway?) IN LAGOS...

So apparently the show, FELA! ON BROADWAY (except its not really on broadway) is coming to Lagos finally. After much protests, the producers have finally succumbed and agreed to bring the show to Fela's homeland. Infact the show is supposedly being staged right at home in The New African Shrine on the 19th of March and then at Eko Hotel from the 23rd to the 29th of March.

Readers this is such good news to me, I could not help but share... I dont know how many of you are dedicated Fela fans but Im sure you will appreciate that this is AMAHHZING! The show has been staged in America and London and Lagos is the third destination on the path of this successful smash hit.

It is not clear whether the cast will be Nigerian or if it will run with its usual cast...

May I confess at this juncture that despite my excitement and the track record of success which the show has enjoyed up until now, I can not help but express my doubts in the Nigerian public's reception of this exotic reiteration. It may be a lose-lose situation: Use a Nigerian cast and its a case of "too close for comfort, no one cane ever be like FELA" or Use a foreign cast and its a case of "the west has destroyed our traditions... they can never be as good as Fela". Either way NO ONE CAN EVER BE AS GOOD AS FELA sooo....

I personally think they should stick to a foreign cast. For once I want to sit back and watch the west try to be like us... Fela has afforded Nigeria that luxury.

What do you think. Will you be attending?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


FSL is proud to present the launch of the ALALI Boutique blog. is the blog I've been cheating on FSL with hence my prolonged absence.

ALALI Boutique is a new clothing line which I've been working on. Unlike my previous pieces from my "piece a week" posts, the items are mostly plain regular fabrics like jersey, chiffon, etc. I intend to include a few prints (i.e ankara) but no restrictions this time.

Birthed to meet the need for chic, ready-to-wear, quality clothing without the outrageous price tags, ALALI is an embodiment of urban femininity.

ALALI pieces are creatively crafted to encompass different kinds of looks/occasions - from hanging out with the girls to barbecues to weekend night outs and a host of others – all with an emphasis on effortless charm.

While we still seek for that one word that summarizes ALALI, if it yet exists, some of the words that quite aptly describe an ALALI piece include graceful, slinky, sultry and svelte!

On the blog expect to see daily updates on ALALI pieces as I will posting them up as they are being created. I hope you like the clothes and I hope this initiative resolves the need to wait for your next holiday to buy pretty quality clothes.

Visit and follow Alali on

Hope you like. Let me know...

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Ooh La La, Lagos Je T'aime!

I have been out of town for almost a month missing this city deeply and wondering if I'd be able to blend into the madness when I get back, if the city will bring me the joy it always has. I guess this is where the wondering ends. A BAKE SALE! In short, these are the things I live for! If you live in Lagos, there is no reason to be caught elsewhere on sunday (unless ofcourse you are diabetic as this will be seriouss torture!)


presents "the discerning palate"

at Lifehouse -- 33 Sinari Darinijo Street, Off Younis Bashorun, Off Ajose Adeogun, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Sunday, 19th September 2010; 12pm - 5pm

From Lagos' finest including

Cupyd's Patisserie,
CamCam sweeties,
Robert's Cakes
And a newbie SEYE BAKES

A cafe style dessert brunch on the green where N1000 gets you all-you-can-sample access to perfectly made cupcakes, muffins, chai tea, sorrell drinks and other carefully selected treats like all the sweeties you've grown to love and sometimes miss. It also allows you redeem a full-size item from a vendor of choice (limited to participating vendors and items).

Of course there is healthy stuff for you health nuts. Come and be delightfully placated!

Free entry if you come before 1 pm

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Drawings, Water Colour and Pastel Art Exhibition

Society of Nigerian Artists (Lagos Charter) are hosting an exhibition of drawings, water colour and pastel art by artists such as Oliver Enwowu, Jeff Oneyere and Dotun Alabi.

The purpose of the exhibition is to restore the importance of drawings as a finished art form and to appreciate rarely used art forms in Nigeria, such as watercolour and pastel paintings. Actually coming to think of it, I can't remember the last time I saw a drawing in an art gallery asides from the last show I attended at the Omenka Gallery. If something is not done about this, finished drawings will soon be extict on the art scene in this country so this is a magnificent idea! Oui?

I expect this to be a subtle breath of fresh air so if you have the time (and cash) go bagsy yourself a delicate piece of art or if your like me, just observe.

Date: Saturday, 14th August- Saturday, 21st August 2010.
Venue: Ben Enwowu Foundation's art gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos.

PS: There's a clash of FSL's events here and coincidentally they are both rt exhibitions. Which will you attend on saturday? Omenka or Terra? I've made my decision. Whats yours?

Bez - More You | Official Video |

Its finally out- Bez's debut video!

I'm sorry about the belated post (released on 12th of Aug, 2010 teehee) but I've JUST finished my exams today and I couldn't dare be on here in the midst of that NLS madness.

Some of you may know him as Emmanuel, some as "Bez from Hennessy Artistry", some as "Bez from Maga no need pay" and some... may never even have heard of him.

But I bring good news- His name is BEZ (Bezhiwa Emmanuel Idakula) and he is Nigeria's freshest sound at the moment (he has been for the last 9 months really but no one knows...).

Check out his debut video for his single, 'More You' by Kemi Adetiba who offers a twist to the meaning of the song with her creativity and talent. Oh and notice the part of the video where the stunning dulled up belle in the bathtub gives the lipstick a violent brush off; as if to say "actually eff off! I don't need you. My Bez is gone" *J'adore*

As for the song itself, its one of those songs that take u deep into the realm of the artists imagination. The intensity is beyond me- the first time I heard the song, the hair on the back of my neck wouldn't go down for the rest of the day. I've been begging since then for a copy of the song (so I could share with you) but Bez has rightly refused to leak. I dare you not to love it people... but then again, each to their own.

For me, it has been a long wait but it was definitely worth every second of it. I honestly hope this song/video gets interntional repute. Well done Bezzers!

What do honestly think of the video. Let us know.

P.S: The entire video was shot in LAGOS, just saying...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Terra Kulture Miniature Art Fair

Hello Readers!

Feels soo good to be back (albeit for the next 15 mins). I know I'm not meant to be back on here until mid august but as I suspected something irresistable has cropped up so I decided that instead of spending my break occupied with meaningless chats, it makes more sense to blog in the public interest. Ok to cut my excuses short, I MUST BLOG!

The reason for my return is the Miniature Art Fair at Terra Kulture

Fresh, fun and feisty, this collection of works by the chosen 65 unheralded artists is sight for sore eyes. It is targeted for people like you and I who can't afford the works of Kolade Osinowo, Job Obateru and the likes.

The fair will be on at Terra Kulture from the 14th to the 19th of August and the doors open at 4pm on the 14th. This is the poster which shows the numbered works and their respective artists.

I particularly love No's 5, 20, 50, 51 and 58. The expression of the children in 5 is so true to life, reminds me of the worldcup... Yes random but, moving on swifly- who loves the color palette on 20? I find it irresistable. Oh and don't miss out the cutesy sand bottle just like the ones u get in dubai!

I feel like there's actually something for everyone. The collection is very diverse and at this juncture I'd like to congratulate those who carefully selected the works to be showcased at the fair. Kudos. I Don't know if there's more works than the 65 on the poster but I would be happy to go along and feast my eyes on only these 65 (hopefully I won't be just feasting my eyes but also a wall in my house!).

To be honest the poster for the fair speaks for itself (in law, res ipsa loquitur) so enjoy. On that note I best get back to my law books!

See you on the 14th

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Long Break!

To those of you who find my blog informative:

Unfortunately due to the pressure from the Nigerian Law School which has finally hit me, I would be unable to blog until mid august. I know this is unnaceptable- I mean its either your a blogger or not but bear with me... This is no regular educational system. Its Nigerian Law School!

However when we get back into action it'd be full juicy action, promise (not like I'd have any option- I'd be jobless. Woop)!!

I may however feel the strong need to share information but it'd have to be soo irresistable. So till then...