Tag: Nigeria

67 African Snails Confiscated at LAX Airport and Deliciousness is Wasted

[ 11 ] July 15, 2014 |
67 African Snails Confiscated at LAX Airport and Deliciousness is Wasted

Earlier this month, 67 live snails were found in a picnic basket at Los Angeles International Airport. They were brought from Lagos, Nigeria and were headed to be eaten by someone who appreciates their deliciousness. But they were seized by Customs, because you aren’t supposed to be bringing in wildlife and vegetation from elsewhere. And […]

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Nigeria’s First Lady (Patience Jonathan), Her Broken English and These Struggle Tears

[ 20 ] May 12, 2014 |
Nigeria’s First Lady (Patience Jonathan), Her Broken English and These Struggle Tears

I haven’t blogged about the Nigerian girls who were kidnapped but I’ve been keeping track of the story and posting my thoughts on my Facebook profile. I might write about it. Not sure. We shall see. But I haz many thoughts. Anywho, Nigeria’s leaders have been super slow on reacting to this crisis (super ugh). […]

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5 Things To Do in Lagos, Nigeria (or Victoria Island)

[ 15 ] February 25, 2014 |
5 Things To Do in Lagos, Nigeria (or Victoria Island)

I’m back from Nigeria, folks! I spoke at Social Media Week Lagos and as always, I had a blast. Those 6 days went by so damb quick that my memories got whiplash. Time flies when you’re doing hoodrat things with your friends in another country. Anywho, I’m here to share 5 things I recommend that […]

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About Yoruba Names and their Meanings

[ 94 ] December 2, 2013 |
About Yoruba Names and their Meanings

As some may know, I’m Nigerian, specifically Yoruba. We’re in the Southwest part of the country, but we’re global because our culture and our people are all over the world. We’re over 35 million strong and we are everything. Yes, I’m biased. Anywho, yesterday, I started tweeting about how important names are to Yoruba people. […]

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In Case You Miss Me, I’ll Be at Social Media Week Lagos

[ 6 ] February 16, 2013 |
In Case You Miss Me, I’ll Be at Social Media Week Lagos

My peoples. So don’t put out an amber alert on a G, but I will be missing around these parts for this next week because I’ma be in Nigeria for Social Media Week Lagos. YASSSS GAWD, hunny! I organized a panel called “Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age” and will be joined by two dope folks, […]

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10 Things That Happened After Nigeria Won the African Cup

[ 8 ] February 10, 2013 |
10 Things That Happened After Nigeria Won the African Cup

Nigeria just defeated Burkina Faso to win the African Soccer something big and awesome championship match tournament. Or the African Cup of Nations. But I like my description better. Anywho, Nigerians everywhere are currently losing their minds in glee. 1. Your Facebook newsfeeds exploded with celebrating Nigerians. The moment the game ended, all the Nigerians […]

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Social Media Week Lagos, Here I Come!

[ 13 ] January 15, 2013 |
Social Media Week Lagos, Here I Come!

Social Media Week is a global event that happens in multiple cities all over the world at the same damb time. The goal is to explore the “social, cultural and economic impact of social media.” So it’s basically All Social Media Everything. It happens twice a year, in February and September. This next one is […]

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Oprah Isn’t the Richest Black Woman Anymore. My Fellow Nigerian Folorunsho Alakija Is

[ 25 ] December 5, 2012 |
Oprah Isn’t the Richest Black Woman Anymore. My Fellow Nigerian Folorunsho Alakija Is

I’d like to start this off by saying UP NAIJA!!! Ok now that I got that out of the way… It was recently announced that Mother Oprah Winfrey, Queen of Epic Media Empires and Everything is no longer the richest Black woman in the world. Who overtook her for the title? Folorunsho Alakija, a Nigerian […]

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It’s Nigerian Independence Day! You Know You’re Nigerian If…

[ 18 ] October 1, 2012 |
It’s Nigerian Independence Day! You Know You’re Nigerian If…

It’s Nigerian Independence Day, folks! WHOOT! And we are a proud people with many quirks. You know you’re NIGERIAN if… * The only reason you dance at Nigerian parties is to get “sprayed” money by the adults. We are the ORIGINAL “make it rain” folks. * Your parents add “O” to the end of every […]

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10 Things I Learned About Myself From My Trip to Abuja

[ 32 ] May 7, 2012 |
10 Things I Learned About Myself From My Trip to Abuja

My peoples! How I’ve missed you so. My blog hiatus was longer than I planned, but that was because I was frolicking with my family in Abuja, Nigeria. I was there for my cousin’s wedding and you know Nigerians love to do it HUGE, which we did. I had a great time but it’s good […]

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Back From Nigeria

[ 7 ] August 8, 2011 |
Back From Nigeria

WHATTUP, folks! I’m back from my trip to Nigeria. I was gone for a week and a half, and it was my first trip back in 17 years. It was to bury my Grandmother. While I was there, I journaled my days. I wrote over 60 pages. I took many pics and videos. The trip […]

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Happy 50th Birthday, Nigeria! #AllNAIJAErrthang

[ 15 ] October 1, 2010 |
Happy 50th Birthday, Nigeria! #AllNAIJAErrthang

Y’all will catch me randomly yelling out “ALL NAIJA EVERYTHING” today because it’s my country’s birthday! Nigeria turns 50 today and celebrates half a century without British rule! Naijas everywhere will be rejoicing like nothing else, so excuse any rowdiness you see from us. Nigeria’s the most populated country in Africa. There’s a good 125 […]

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Nigerian Parties are the BEST

[ 8 ] October 2, 2009 |
Nigerian Parties are the BEST

Nigerians love to party. We come up with parties for everything. A child is born? Yorubas have a naming ceremony when he/she is 7 days old. This often comes with a naming part and a party following it, with or without the actual baby present. In fact, it’s best if the baby isn’t there. Tuesday? […]

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