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*

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...

Monday, June 7, 2010

NEW VIDEO by Tuface Idibia- ONLY ME

Tuface is just soo unstoppable! I'm yet to recover from "implication" and he's released his next single, "Only me". The video for this song is so good, one of the best Nigerian videos I've seen in a while especially compared to his "true love" video (and that shitty explosion *rolling eyes*). Apparently the director is Clarence Peters. I'm honestly quite impressed.

The song itself is also on point, it takes us back to his "grass to grace" days of good conscious music. Keep it up tuface! What do u think of the video?

Nneka's wold cup song- Viva Africa

Ok I've been waiting for a Nigerian Artist to come up with a world cup song. Very unlike Nigerians to take this long. Or maybe I just haven't heard it if there is one.

Anyways this is Nneka's world cup song, Viva Africa. I think its in the same league as Oh Africa by Akon ft Keri Hilson and Waka Waka by Shakira but nothing beats or can even compare to Waving flag obviously. Its a good attempt by Nneka. Give it a listen. What do you think. Competitive or not?

African Proverb of the Week

"He who is dissatisfied with the position of the moon, should climb up and move it."

This is a Nigerian proverb on self-deceipt basically meaning if you think you are so great and you rate yourself so highly, instead of always complaining and criticising, perform. In short don't deceive yourself by boasting about abilities you do not possess.

Book Reading by Sade Adeniran- Imagine This

Dear Jupiter,

Yesterday I went for a book reading at The Life House organised by Abule Book club. The author was Sade Adeniran and she was reading from her first book, Imagine this. I hadn't read the book but yet I really enjoyed the book reading. The atmosphere was so serene and earthly with brightly coloured mats and cusions arranged in the garden. I felt like I was on tales by moonlight. The book is quite different in the sense that its written in the form of diary entries (just like this) by the main character. Despite the format its quite gripping. I find it interesting because its exposing me to a different world. I've only read about 10 pages and I've learnt so much already.

The writer, Sade described herself as an accidental writer. She never aspired to become a writer and this is her first book. Wait! Before you snob the book, may I add that it won the Best First Book African Region Commonwealth Writer's Prize in 2008. Maybe one day I too will write a book by mistake and win an award but until then pls make do with my blog entries.

Imagine This by Sade Adeniran is only N1200 and you should be able to find it in any major bookshop or The Life House. We look forward to another book by Sade. Goodnight.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Keziah Jones @ Terra Kulture

Hello all,

Sorry for the long absence but unfortuntely we'll have to get used to it because due to exams I've had to cut down on my internet hours. Thats by the way anyway...

Keziah's in town again so this is an opportunity for everyone who missed out last time at Jazzhole to catch him. I assure it will be well worth your money and you will leave feeling inspired and hopeful.

The doors open at 7pm and the show kicks off at 8pm with Vincent Ezelle, a new Nigerian group delivering pure funk, soul and jazz while singing about our favourite city, Lagos in pidgin, yoruba and Ibo (check them out on Seriously I reckon they are force to reckon with. The instrumentals sound so western, you can hardly believe what its covered with when you hear the vocals. And to think they are just an additional bonus to the original prize- Keziah Jones. I reckon you start putting your money together for this one. See you there

Keziah Jones
Thursday, June 10
Terra Kulture
Tiamiyu Savage
Victoria Island, Lagos
Tickets: N5,000 (buy online at or at The Jazzhole - 168 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi /The Life House - 33 Senari Darinjo Street, Off Younis Bashorun, VI; Chams City Ikeja - 2 Isaac John Road, Ikeja)

Monday, May 24, 2010


I posted on "change ur parade" about a month ago and the video is finally out. Im soo happy its a good video because I really like the song. I held my breath throughout my first watch in hope that there would be no mediocre party scene and I have just acquired new found respect for Lynxx for not torturing us.

It is a well produced video, the storyline is a bit of an obvious choice but anything is better than a cheap, tacky, greasy party scene in my opinion. I personally think his cretive director may have got some tips from Kanye West. What are your opinions on this video??

Ajogu Idachaba at Terra Kulture

Ajogu Idachaba recently had an exhibition at Terra Kulture, which ended on thursday last week. He is a Nigerian-Born American-Based seasoned artist and in his works, although his Nigerian roots are evident, his influences appear to differ from the current trend of yellow buses, rooftops and market scenes which we have been seeing from Nigerian artists. In this sense his exhibition was somewhat a breath of fresh air.
The three words that come to mind from his exhibition are BOLD.FLUID.ABSTRACT.

I got pictures of some of the paintings I liked but my favourite is the first one, which is called "the process" (referring to pregnancy). What do u think of his paintings??


D'banj has just released his first track, Mr Endowed from his new album which is supposedly also called 'Mr Endowed'. I particularly love his pun on the word "Endowed" and the beat, which is very bubbly and buoyant in Don Jazzy's usual style. I've come to the conclusion that it is impossible for mo' hits to disappoint. What do you think. Summer Hit or Not??


I've got a backlog of pieces from my "piece a week" series so I'd upload all the pics of things I've done in the 2 weeks. Im not too happy with the pieces. I feel I succumbed too much to what people wanted as opposed to giving them a piece of me but its okay because they were happy. I guess thats what matters. The pieces include 2 maxi dresses and one formal dress which is actually an aso-ebi. Enjoy.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


This is a jam to watch out for. The first time i heard it, it didnt actually jump at me. I thought it was too autotuned and timbaland-ish but its relly grown on me. Cant wait for it to be released as a single. Nice one Eldee. By the way I am not too sure about Goldie's looks but we can easily block that out for now.

Goldie ft Eldee- You Know It


Friday, May 14, 2010

View and Buy Trunk Show!

This is a great opportunity to add some brand new unique pieces to your wardrobes and homes. Plus trunk shows are always fun so I think everyone should pop in and see what's available. I can atleast guarantee phunkafrique will put a smile on your faces ladies.

Great sales @ the Second Annual View and Buy Trunk Show.
Join B*Jeweled Accessories, Tai's Closet, Phunk Afrique & Yinkus Pinkus @ 84 Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island. By Mr Biggs on 16th May, 2010.12 - 7pm
All fashion lovers come, shop and enjoy a unique fun-filled day. Hope to see you there.
Items for sale includes, dresses, tops and shoes from tai's closet, great accessories from B*Jeweled, ready to wear African collection provided by Phunk Afrique and beautiful Indian attires/home furnishings provided by yinkus pinkus

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


This is a poem written by a good friend of mine, Michael Dimude. Enjoy...

The power of choice

It’s ok for your life to shatter right before your very eyes
It’s ok if your heart is broken into a million pieces
It’s ok to reach for success and not be able to touch it
It’s alright to be afraid when you find yourself alone in the dark

For somewhere there is a clue to help you put your life back together
For someone can be that glue that makes your heart whole again
For it’s true that hard-work always pays off
For some are more afraid of the hue that comes with the light of day

For these reasons I know no dissatisfaction
For these reasons I know no trepidation
For these reasons I cling not unto history
For these reasons I long for tomorrow’s story

Not because of ego, my ideals or my spirituality
Not because of the rules that dictate society
Certainly not because I possess a child’s naivety

I believe everything happens along with its motivation
My belief is in the relativity in every perception
The consequence of every phenomenon is what we make of it
I am but a man with no control, but with power over my destiny
My power is choice and choice...
Choice is my destiny


Im sorry I've been away so long. My internet has been down and now my laptop is acting up. In short I've been experiencing numerous technical difficulties. (Oh and pardon me if the letters "a" nd "z" seem to be missing)

Anywy this is my piece from last week. They are harem pants made from voile fabric with an extension at the bottom which can be tied into a twee bow at the ankle or higher up. It was good wear. Hope you like. Look out for this weeks "piece a week" which is a top.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Garment Galore at Rehab

I know Im late with this. I've been meaning to put it up but I keep forgetting and posting other things.

Anyway for those who love dresses, Leo Leo Nigeria is presenting 2 sundays of DRESSES, DRESSES, DRESSES. There will be all sorts of dresses up for sale- sun dresses, lounging dresses, dinner dresses- Its LADIES UTOPIA basically. But there's also Kaftans on sale for guys so you can tag your boyfriend/husband along and he wont feel left out.

The event also features items from the label Pretty Mai, UK.

It'll be at Rehab – 228b Ajose Adeogun Street Victoria Island Lagos

Date: 2nd & 9th of May
Time: 10am to 7 pm

Thursday, April 29, 2010


I found this quite interesting. Its an unorthodox reflection of a commonplace issue which we have probably all contemplated at some point. Enjoy the read by P. Deux (some may know him better as Patitos)as he is known on his blog

Times change… People change... We change… What happens when your old friends are no longer the type of people you care to associate with?

Now I’m not saying that your former friends have pulled a heel turn, started smoking crack and kidnapping people for ransom. No, it’s the little things; the lifestyle choices they’ve made that don’t mesh with yours: The crowds they choose to hang with. Their manner of speech. The way they text (I mean, if u hd a frnd txtin u lyk dis mst of d tym, I dnt thnk ud wnt dem 2 b txtn u oftn). It’s not their fault. They just chose to live life a little differently. But diversity brings discrimination, whether we want to admit it or not. They’re different from you and you’re different from them. In fact, they may find you just as incompatible/unappealing as you find them. Some of them probably can’t wait to be rid of you. Now it’s not a question of who can’t stand who, and who the bad guy here is. The fact remains that from your perspective, you guys just don’t mix anymore. And, from a purely economical point of view, it makes no sense for you to keep associating with these fellows.

It takes away your time, and it takes away your energy; the effort you expend in an attempt to be social is no mean feat. You send the occasional “what’s good?” message of facebook, and if you ever see them at a social ensemble, you try to hold a conversation with them for more than a minute. But they don’t say anything of worth, at least not to you anyway. To someone else, their words may be glistening, golden baubles of immeasurable wisdom and rapturous enlightenment. To you, however, its crap; Pure, unadulterated cow dung. And it isn’t even the good kind of shit. If you spread that dung on a field you wouldn’t grow nuthin. Seeing them for more than just a minute is just, for lack of a better phrase, a waste of life.

So, what do we do with these “friends”. Some folk say “just ditch em.” A crude but effective solution. Just bail out of the friendship wagon. Downgrade dem fools from ‘friend’ to ‘associate’. Pretty much ignore their existences, perhaps exchanging a few pleasantries when you walk past each other. Just perhaps. Its not much different from what you already do. Heck, you hardly see them as it is, right?

Now I’m not saying you become their enemies (whenever I say that word, the Nigerian intonation of it always comes to mind. Naija folks know what I mean. There’s enemies, and then there’s ENEMIES. But I digress). Your social interactions with these people, or what semblance of them you have, remain almost completely the same. The only thing that changes is your mentality. These people no longer hold a significant portion of your mind-space. A trifling thing, you might think, but mind-space is nigh invaluable. It’s the base for conformity, groupthink and coalescence. It’s how movements get started; how revolutions begin: by allowing someone to take a share of your mind. It’s all about Cathexis; the investment of emotions into an object. When you attribute significance to something or someone, you feel more strongly towards them, and both positive and negative emotions projected towards the object are heightened.

If you attribute “friendship” to a party, you are more likely to agree with them, empathize with them and see things from their point of view. So if you look at things from the perspective of a guy who spits nothing but bullshit, what do you think you’re gonna see? That’s right; bullshit. And I don’t know about you, but I’m not one for having bullshit on my mental windscreen. It obstructs my view; and when cruising down the road of life, I prefer to be able to see my goals. If I have to step out of my cognitive conveyor to clean bullshit off the glass every two seconds, my goals will be a long time coming. It’s probably best to have those shit-spinners take a flying leap. Good riddance to bad rubbish and all that stuff.

But, on the flip side, closing off your mind to these people also means you forego seeing a lot of things, though it’s probably going to be mostly (yes, you guessed it) bullshit. There’s a saying that goes “even in a pile of pebbles, one can find a pearl.” It might only be a minute chance, but as long as that chance isn’t zero percent, you just may be able to pick out something valuable from the lives of these people. Maybe all that cow dung isn’t impotent after all. Besides, you never know when you’ll need them for one thing or another, so while it’s tempting to burn bridges, you may want to keep these guys around. Just in case. The downside is that you never know if you’ll ever actually need these people, or if you’ll ever find that valuable pearl. You may just end up having dung flung in your face for the rest of your life.

At the end of the day, I remain at a quandary when it comes to these folks. As I said before, I’m not perfect, and these feelings of social disconnect may be mutual. Perhaps some people may have been trying to get rid of me for the past couple of years but my insistence on social interaction must have been dampening their efforts. If that’s so, then I apologize to those people from the bottom of my heart, for I have been a bullshit slinger; a relentless cow dung flinger. But for those who have been throwing the crap in my face, I could go down the Usher route and let it burn, or I could go with Journey and don’t stop believing. Neither solution has proven itself absolute; after all, each case is unique, and no two friends are alike. So I guess it’s impossible to generalize, and till I examine each case individually, I’ll do a Johnny Cash, and walk the line.

The Other Side at Terra

Western Europe and North America have crumbling economies, despotic leaders and unstable governments. Africa has always been the land of plenty, a stable prosperous continent, and Lagos, its most attractive city. Darren Campbell, a white male born and raised in the United Kingdom seeks his fortune in Lagos as an illegal immigrant.

The theatre at Terra play for may is... "The other side" so for those of us that missed out on "Prison Chronicles" last month, this is another chance to catch another of Wole Oguntokun's plays.

Venue - Terra Kulture
Every Sunday in May
3pm & 6pm

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Jewel by Lisa Autumn/Winter Collection 2010/2011

The Autumn winter collection 2010/11 from Jewel by Lisa is out and as usual is quite impressive. The collection consist of tribal fabric and tailored pants, wearable couture and vibrant, chic dresses. I have posted pictures of some outfits from the collection. For more, visit

Oh and might I mention the model is Annette Begg, winner of the Elite Model Look Nigeria Competition!

Keziah Jones @ Jazzhole

I have just really discovered Keziah Jones A.K.A. Olufemi Sanyaolu. I had previously heard "Rhythm of Love" by him but didnt realise firstly, that he's Nigerian and infact a LAGOSIAN by birth and secondly, that he is as consistent as it appears he is. If you havent heard of Keziah Jones readers, pls youtube him or check him out on He's really worth a listen.

His music is a fusion of what you've never imagined. There are hints of blues, funk (which he calls blufunk), jazz, rock, soul and afrobeat all encompassed in one. Its really Epic- Think Fela Kuti meets Jimi Hendrix (and yea he's also a guitarist). In short Jazzhole is going to be the place to be on friday (I can already imagine the vibe! Ohh i loove Lagos!)

Anyhooos I particularly love the songs "KPAFUCA" from his Black Orpheus album and "My kinda girl" from his most recent album "Nigerian Wood" so I've posted them below for those of you interested in discovering joy! :-)

Deets on the show are on the image above. Tickets are on sale at jazzhole. Enjoy!

N.B: If you are reading this on your mobile, remember to log on when next you are on a computer to watch the videos. What do you think of Keziah?

Friday, April 23, 2010

First of a piece a week

SOOO I've decided to make a piece a week...

But this week I've got 2 pieces. A pair of androgynous pants and the cutest shorts ever (notice the twee pink stiches on the belt holes)! Im going through a new scruffy phase and getting lots of ideas for stylish trampy clothes.

What do you think of these pieces?? Look out for next fridays piece... guaranteed accessory must have!

Obi Nwaegbe @ Omenka art gallery

Moments of recreation

It lies between the eyes

Portrait of a woman's pride

I have been so engrossed in Lagos and its culture that I almost forgot about the multi-ethnicity of Nigeria as a nation. Obi Nwaegbe has successfully brought me back to consciousness.

His show, "Tainted Visions"(which I posted as an event 10 days ago) is based on the nomadic tradition of Northern Nigeria, which he depicts in acrylic of canvass and conte and charcoal on paper. This well encapsulated collection of works has been showing at the Omenka Gallery in Ikoyi for a week and ended today.

His works depict the life and culture of the nomads and his illustration of the women really struck me. I went to school in the North of Nigeria and came across the nomads quite often but for the first time it occured to me that although they live at a subsistence level, they are always well adorned and beautified. Notice their bracelets, beads, large earrings, henna and tattoos- to the onlooker, they contradict their rustic lifestyle but yet this is their culture and it is art in itself.

Obi Nwaegba did a splendid job bringing his subjects to life. I particularly loved the drawing "It lies between the eyes", and the paintings, "Portrait of a woman's pride" and "moments of recreation". There was also a drawing "Young Boy Nomad" which I found to be really powerful (even just looking at it in the catalogue) but I never got to see it on canvass. I suppose someone else also found it irresistable (CHA-CHING!! $$$)

P.S: Im sorry I've brought you these pics with my phones 3.2 MP auto focus...


Hi readers, I just realised it was a bit rude of me to just continue posting stuff like nothing ever happened. Im soo sorry i've been absent for the past couple of days. U will have to pardon me- law school is getting the best of me. Promise not to let this happen again (might be absent for a day or 2 but never 5! :-))

CamCam Sweeties

I've just discovered "your old school Tuck Shop in Lagos"!!!

CamCam sweeties specialises in retro sweets and stocks ANY (I repeat ANY!) sweets you could possibly dream off. Well they are the biggest suppliers of sweets in Lagos. They have all the old school stuff- Flying saucers, drumsticks, refreshers, wham bars and the rest of the fruity sweeties you find in the cool vintage stores in England (I LOOOVE!). They also have all your classics- gobstoppers, giant strawberries, mini lovehearts, toffee bonbons, strawberry laces... ANYTHING!

They do party packs, pick and mix specials, hampers and gift boxes ranging from N500 to N25,000 (OOOPHHH!!!). Definitely a place to try when u get those sugar cravings or for a great retro candy party!

These are the deets: Call CamCam on 0802 292 4121 or 0803 960 0472
Email CamCam on
PIN CamCam on 210AC931


Wow this is suchh suchh sad news!! I heard about his accident on wednesday last week but I didnt put it up because FSL doesn't celebrate bad news but now THIS is a real loss.

For those who didn't know, Olayitan Olanipekun Oladapo A.K.A. Da grin of C.E.O was in a car accident early hours of Wednesday 14th April 2010. It is believed that he was intoxicated when he drove into a parked trailer. He has been in hospital since then and died at about 8pm yesterday.

This is a major loss to the Nigerian music industry and I must say we will miss him the most in Lagos. His music embodied culture and modernism and he was true to his roots in expressing himself.

We pray for close family and friends who must bear his loss at such a young age (Aged 23yrs) and may his soul rests in peace as his music remains with us.

P.S: I just listened to "kondo" again! Its sooo good! Deepest Condolences from FSL :-((

Friday, April 16, 2010

Nneka @ De Marquee

Yayyy!! Nneka is at De Marquee again!

This is for all you lovers of well-expressed soul music. Actually NNEKA is not just a soul musician. Her music is a mixture of everything- hip hop, AFROBEAT, reggae and soul. Its what we referred to as "indie" (independent) music. Her music is DEEP. She sings about love, Africa, poverty, globalisation, and the plight of the Niger-Delta region in Nigeria.

She will be performing at De Marquee with her live band on Sunday, 18th April 2010 at 6.30pm. Gate fee- N3000. De Marquee is the Penthouse bar at Mega Plaza, 4th floor, Idowu Martins. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Chris Ofili in Tate Britain






Ok this has nothing to do with Lagos but I thought I'd just mention it because its a big achievement for our artistic nation. Chris Ofili, who is of Nigerian decent currently has his paintings (over 45) on show at Tate Britain. So for those of you who have the opportunity, please pay a visit and appreciate his artwork. Its only about 10 pounds.

His paintings are intensely coloured and intricately ornamented. The kind that absorb you and get your mind running. These are some comments from major newspapers:

'Hip, cool and wildly inventive' - The Guardian

'You can’t fail to be entertained' - The Times

'Modern Master of radiant colour' - Daily Telegraph

I've scanned some photos of his paintings and posted them. Enjoy the detail (notice the little afro heads?? so cool)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tainted Visions Art Exhibition

The Ben Enwonwu Foundation is organising an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Obi Nwaegbe called "Tainted Visions".

It starts on Friday, April 16th 2010 and goes on to Friday, April 23rd 2010 at the Omenka Gallery- 24 Ikoyi Crescent, Ikoyi, Lagos. Time: 4pm.

Golden Jubilee Auction 2010






I must apologise for the minimal activity readers. My internet has been acting up and I havent been able to put up any posts that include images. I wanted to share some of my favourite paintings from this auction so I didnt want to put up just text. The following post is 2 days old but here you go nontheless:

Ok I've literally just arrived back in Lagos and this is why I loveeee this city! Its all already jumping at me!!! I can see it everywhere, I cant escape the art and creativity even if I tried... Good News!

The Golden Jubilee Auction 2010 is an art auction organised by and holding at TERRA KULTURE on APRIL, 24TH 2010 at 4PM. It is being organised to celebrate Nigeria's Independence anniversary so you might know it know it as the "Waiting for Independence auction". There are about 100 works of art on action including paintings, carvings and other antiquities.

There will be a wide range of works on auction from varied artists including Bruce Onobrakpeya, Jimoh Buraimoh, Tola Wewe, Kolade Oshinowo, Rom Isichei and many more. I have had a look at the catalogue and I guarantee you this will be eye candy!! The catalogue itself is so evocative, I cannot imagine what some of the paintings will look like in actuality.

I have scanned pictures of some of the paintings in the catalogue. What do you think? Will you be attending?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

New Music- OTA by twisted minds

New music by Twisted minds- David and Ben. I must say I am very impressed with this duo. Its a fresh sound and I cant wait for it to be big. Its one of those "bob your head" hip hop songs, the type that you really like even though you have no idea what its saying. The hook is so ORIGINAL. Its in the form of a yoruba chant meaning "God made a light and anyone who says they cant see it will stumble on a stone and trip". Very random but inspired and different. I rate this song 8 out of 10.

The video is also brilliant- engaging for a change (with a storyline). I must say I was a bit disappointed when I saw the party scene towards the end but was relieved to see it was not the cliché Nigerian video party scene.

Definitely give this a watch.

Twisted minds releases their album, "unified hustle" in December 2010 so look out.

Friday, April 9, 2010

BEZ the soon to be music wonder...

Or should I say BEZ, the music wonder??

Emmanuel Bezhiwa Idakula is a soul/jazz musician- think John Legend/Jason Mraz/Asa. (Wow!! Those are actually three of my favourite musicians...). Although some say he sounds just like Asa, I say Nigeria has not had anything like him before. He is blossoming really fast and already I hear him on THE BEAT about twice a day but when he hits Lagos with his first album (which he has been working on for while *raised eyebrows*), I am sure he will be the talk of the town. But until then take your time BEZ we are waiting patiently!

I am sure a number of us have heard "Zuciya Daya" by Bez so I have posted a less popular track "Stop Pretending". Enjoy.

P.S: Yes this is the same Bez from "Maga no need pay", microsoft's song for their anti-cybercrime initiative featuring Banky W, Omawumi, Cobhams, MI, Modele, Rooftop MCs and Wordsmith.

Ethnic going Glogal- MY ASHO

MY ASHO(derived from the Yoruba word “aso” meaning cloth and pronounced “ash-awe”) is an online fashion website that markets the endeavours of African designers. They sell clothes, bags, and accessories for women and children and even have a section for house and home.

The website has got fashionable items from African designers around the world including Ituen Basi, Toju Foyeh, Jewel by Lisa, Nike Akinola London, Christie Brown, Ghana etc. You can order from anywhere in the world including Nigeria (you can even shop online and pay offline at any GTB Bank!!).

Most of the products on are ethically handcrafted and produced in limited quantities, which means you can always be assured to find high-quality, inspired boutique style pieces at very affordable prices.

It looks like Asos Africa has got competition... hmmm

Check out pictures of some of the stuff I like (there's even a nice little rug and cushions from Ituen Basi!)