New In The City – Houston

I’m back in Houston after 6 days in Lagos and if I’m honest, I haven’t really lived in Lagos for nearly 2 months now. There’s been a lot of change and lots going on so it’s been easy to say I don’t know where to start but I think my reluctance has been about admitting that I really have done it. I’ve hesitated to say it, perhaps because it would then be very real but it’s real anyway – I’ve relocated to Houston. Continue reading New In The City – Houston

Five Things Of The Year 2015

2016 is still very new and while I love the new year, new me feeling the fact is, lots of great things happened, were started and experienced in 2015 and I’m still enjoying that too. On that note, here a few things I haven’t quite gotten over –

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Living La Vida Style Vitae

I had planned to write and post this the first week of January but, well, that didn’t happen so let’s just say it’s fashionably late.

2014 saw me swept up in the adventure that has been It started with an email in February and a few months later we quietly went live. Nearly a year later and I’m amazed by our growth and grateful for all that we’ve achieved. Continue reading Living La Vida Style Vitae

Interview: Ebisan on Hair + Braid Matters

Ebisan is featured on one of my regular reads CherchezLaCurl!

Cherchez la Curl

The first quarter of 2014 has been a long, drawn-out, unwieldy beast of a thing. I’ve been here, I’ve been there, and perpetually on the verge. Now that I’m firmly settled into “adulthood,” I suppose I am fairly accustomed to this lifestyle now. Things are slowing down a bit and I’m looking forward to my first proper holiday of the year; ticking off the weeks in anticipation of time away from the daily grind in exchange for time off doing what I do best: eating, sleeping, reading a few books, listening to music and spending time with friends.

I’ve wanted to have my hair braided with extensions for a while now and holiday-time seems like the perfect opportunity to have some extravagantly long braids in an elaborate architecture installed on my head for a couple of weeks. Nigerian musician Ebisan (Time of Our LivesJowo, Love Story and

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WFCs 1st Screening of 2014 – We’re back!

Women’s Film Club Presents -
 My Marlon and Brando

Based on a true story, My Marlon and Brando is quite simply a love story. The film follows Turkish actress Ayca as she journeys from Istanbul to the Iraqi border towards her lover, Kurdish actor Hama Ali Khan. Theuy met and fell in love on set but returned to their homes. “Their love affair continued across borders through video love letters and broken phone-calls until the Americans invaded Iraq and hellish violence engulfed the country. As most people fled from East to West seeking safety, Ayca decided to make the journey from West to East, seeking her lover. GITMEK, a dramatic feature film, is the true the story of her extraordinary, and ultimately tragic, experiences in such mad times…”


Film: My Marlon and Brando

Language: Turkish (English subtitles)

Director: Huseyin Karabey

Where: 284 Bar & Lounge, 284 Ajose Adeogun, Lagos.

When: 4pm, Sunday March 16th at the

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