I’m no music expert, but I love Naija music! I’ve loved Nigerian music since I was young…even when our only Naija artist options were the likes of Sunny Neji, Tony Tetuila, 2face, Mad Melon and Mountain Black (danfo drivers)…lol. I remember my cousin asking why I loved Nigerian music so much and I used to joke that it’s because I understood what they were saying…which is partially true. I’m actually good with lyrics of local and international songs alike, however, I just really like that most Nigerian songs aren’t laced with profanity and absurd lyrics. If at all anything, our lyrics tend to be very mild and usually centered around dancing and money…getting money, paying money, and getting more money!

Anyway, here are my top 5 songs from December 2015…not the whole year oh, just my fav songs during the holiday period…

I finally made it to Tinubu market and decided to provide a couple of naija market tips for the adventurous tourist or the ajebutter pikin who decide to visit markets in Nigeria. Here it goes!!

So my fellow diaspora brethren, if you’ll be visiting home for Christmas I’d suggest you just wait till you get to Naij and save yourself the stress and $45. My assumption is that most, if not all, Nigerian residents should have completed the BVN process by December so it shouldn’t take too long for us “Christmas visitors” or “IJGBs” to complete the process (unless, of course, Naija factor happens)…

As someone who has been toying around with the idea of moving back home, I’m always excited to watch videos like the one I’m about to share. Honestly, abroad is great! I guess I shouldn’t generalize… let me rephrase. The US is great! Especially when you’re close to family and loved ones. It’s not really like the days of my parents when one couldn’t really aspire for much and had to settle for not so great jobs. One can actually aspire to do great stuff in the US nowadays…BUTTTTT, and this is a VERY BIG BUT…

While discussing with BJ, he mentioned I’d be able to get a 2 bedroom in 1004 for about 150USD per night. However, he wasn’t willing to take my reservation just yet. Why? Because I was looking for a room in December and he felt like prices would have increased by then. Plus, there’s the possibility that other folks may want to rent out the space for like a month or more. My reservation was for only 11 nights. Hmmm. BJ suggested I check back in early December, and if the space was still available, then I could reserve it. #interesting

Is it ok for a company/artist to not take any reservations because prices may be higher in the future? Or should there be a somewhat set pricing schedule, especially one that reflects appropriate pricing during peak seasons (e.g. Christmas, Easter, etc.) Let me know what you think!

The Nigerian Medical Students’ Association recently had its Health Week which took place in the great University of Port Harcourt…and guess who was in attendance? Me, me, me, me, me! Quick shout-out to NIMSA/AMSUL/LASUMSA for subsidizing the transportation fee.

The standard round trip fare from Lagos to Port Harcourt (PH) by road is about 8k and is typically a 9 hours journey, but we ended up paying 5k each, and an extra 2k for “delegate fees” which covered accommodation, feeding and fees for the health week activities…

A very good friend of mine sent me the picture above a few weeks back with the caption “Can you tell which is fake?”

My reaction before even taking a stab at guessing was “Oh Wow”.

I grew up consuming Peak milk so you can imagine my dismay finding out fake Peak milk exists!

I looked at both packages and something seemed a little off with the Peak milk on the right, so I guessed that was the counterfeit product.

Apparently, my friend’s sister, who has a toddler by the way, had stopped by a supermarket in Lekki to pick up Peak milk for her family. She’d bought the Peak milk pictured on the right and paid full-price for it, only to later taste the product and discover it wasn’t Peak milk! In fact, she said it tasted nothing like milk!!