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*

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)