Back to The Basics: For The First Time Since 2009, I Used Public Transportation in Lagos

On Thursday, I decided to take public transportation in Lagos as I had not done this since 2009. I felt it was time to go back to the basics to reflect and see how that would make me feel. The bus rid...

Today, I Conquered a Bad Business Habit

Most entrepreneurs know that if we could do everything ourselves, we would. For me, even the things I can’t do myself, I poke my nose in and control every detail, this way, stressing out the vendors...

#DANGTRAVELDIARY Day3: A Taste of Russia – Check out my Food Photography Diary

See below pictures of Russian small chops I had today. Which is your favourite?

#DANGTRAVELDIARY DAY 2: Still on the Visa Russian Experience, Who Would Have Thought My Village People Will Follow Me To Russia?

On the day of the Nigeria-Argentina match, Visa took us on a “Warm up” Tour. This means we would be right by the field watching our team warm up. We were given these simple instructions “Do not ...

#DANGTRAVELDIARY Day1: Visa’s Hospitality and Amazing Surprises.

It took almost 18 Hours to get to St. Petersburg from Nigeria. We had a 4-hour stopover in Turkey and another 3-hour flight to Russia. I was tired, a little cranky and all I wanted to do was go to bed...

The Power of Football: My Russian Experience

At the Airport in Istanbul, while we waited at the gate to board our flight to Russia, Nigerians and Argentines argued about football technicalities and how one will whoop the other tomorrow.  The ba...

#FlashbackFriday: When an African Parent Tells You “put it on my head”. Don’t Do It

I remember one time, mama just got back from a party, her gele (head tie) pushed up to rest on her forehead, indicating tiredness from too much Jollof (literally and figuratively). I was seated by th...

Find Your Groove. Own It. Dance To It: How Ife Got Her Groove Back!

Find Your Groove. Own It. Dance To It. I have extreme flaws, one of them used to be; trying to make people feel better about my ambitions. When I’m asked about my plans, I would worry that people ma...

That Time A Married Woman Tried To Hustle A Single Man With Me

Yesterday, around 10:20 pm my gas finished while I was boiling rice. Please focus on the topic at hand, stop wondering “Ife, why eat so late?” What to do? No way I going to buy gas at that...

That Time I Tried on Love That Wasn’t Mine

I remember that time I tried on love that wasn’t mine. I convinced myself that it fit. The owner wore it without discomfort but love itself told me it belonged to me. I’d watch the owner wear it, ...

Life is Hard – Get Yourself A Support System

So many things happened to me today, I feel like I must share some of them with you. Early this morning, my supplier slammed me with a shocking news: “No more credit sales, henceforth, you must giv...

I Am More Than You Can See

“Lock up and lights off!” Yasmin, my beautiful colleague/friend snapped this order at me as we exited our small office. I was a receptionist and her, Ops supervisor. I was charged with opening the...

Hiding in Your Room for Hours Because You Don’t Feel Like Greeting the Guests? You Have Accomplice in Me

Hello everybody, call me Doctor Ife, because I have a Doctorate in hiding from visitors. Who else does that? My mum knew certain people I didn’t really like to see so she’d torture me by coming t...

Meet DANG, Your New Boxing Featherweight Champion, Weighing 69kg and Limping from Over-Sabi

Meet DANG, Your New Boxing Featherweight Champion, Weighing 69kg and Limping from Over-Sabi I am going on vacation in a week’s time and my bikini body isn’t as neat as I want it to be. I’m r...

Rwanda Travel Diary: During the Safari Tour, The Devil Tried It!

I decided to cap my holiday in Rwanda with a Safari tour at the Akagera National Park. I went with them because I got good reviews. It was such a wonderful experience and very peaceful too. During thi...

Kigali Travel Diary: My Visit To The Genocide Memorial in Kigali

Travel Diary: My Visit To The Genocide Memorial in Kigali Once upon a time, there was a united Rwanda, where everyone lived in peace and no man thought to separate himself from the rest because he is ...

Dear Mama: A Letter To The Woman I’ll Spend The Rest Of My Life Missing

Dear Mama: A Message To The Woman I’ll Spend The Rest Of My Life Missing Hi Mama, It’s been over 10 years since you’ve been gone. I remember that day clearly…no not the day you died, the day I...

RE: Open Letter to My Neighbour’s Son: Based on Recent Events, Ola Didn’t Get The Memo

I wrote an open letter to Ola on Friday, CLICK HERE TO READ but I’m not sure he got it based on the following events. Today after church, I was in the living room when I heard Ola and his family’s...

Open Letter to My Neighbour’s Son: Dear Ola, Pineapple Juice is not your birth right

Dear Ola, When your lanky 5-year-old self-came to my apartment for your daily glass of pineapple juice, I accepted you with love but had to break the bad news to you, “Ola, there’s no pineapple ju...