• Worried about being scammed by online vendors? Check out my list of trusted plugs for what you need

    Ecommerce has been around for a while now, and while it’s given people like me all kinds of convenience and flexibility in making purchases, it hasn’t completely erased my underlying trust issues. And I have good reasons to not be completely trusting too; especially when dealing with Nigerian retailers in Nigeria. Just go through social media timelines talking about vendors and you’ll read the horror stories. From failed deliveries, to damaged products, false advertising, horrible customer service to outright fraud. As someone who does over 70% of my shopping online (including food), over time, I have developed a personalized list of tried and trusted vendors and I believe i will…

  • Things are ‘Falling In Line’ for DavidB, With New Release For ‘These Crazy Times’

    After 2 and a half years of not releasing original music, DavidB is back giving us a timeless classic with ‘Fall In Line”. The up-tempo motivational record was released in December of 2020 and has been the anthem of many since then. DavidB taps into his gospel roots; taking us to church as the song progresses in 5 key changes, an abundance of riffs and runs, growls, and sermon-worthy adlibs. DavidB features singers: Solomon Akinsanya and Neusongs and the track ends with sincere vocals from his nephew and niece. “This song for me, musically, was just an honest expression of how I felt without over thinking how it fits in…

  • Skinfinity Esthetics Clinic opens bigger wellness spa in Lekki

    A good skin care routine is only as good as the products you use they say. But while good quality products can help your skin look better now as well as in the future, knowing where to get the products and the right professionals to consult is even more important. Skinfinity Esthetics Clinic in Lagos has been taking care of Nigerian women since 2019 and the brand has grown from skincare products retail to a full Esthetics clinic with licensed professionals to cater to a wide variety of skin types. This January, the clinic opened in it’s bigger space, to accommodate more clients and provide more treatment needs. This time,…

  • Dunsin Oyekan’s ‘The Gospel Of The Kingdom’ threatens to send me back to church

    I hardly review albums (especially not gospel music) but here are a few thoughts about Dunsin Oyekan’s ‘The Gospel Of The Kingdom’ album: This album has an Incredible spiritual element; You can’t ignore the feeling from the very first listen. From the very beginning, you can feel the worship from right inside you. (and no, it’s not the emotion that playing great chords bring. We used to call them church chords. Instrumentalists will know this) The Sound recording is top notch and the vocals are great. The background vocals make me want to be in a choir with them. Dunsin’s charismatic and powerful vocals also carry the songs well Church…

  • #NewMusicReveal: 9ine 9ine debuts with ‘If I’

    On my new music reveal this week is Shittu Sheu Folarin; also known as 9ine 9ine. He is one of Nigeria’s rising afro-pop talents. Growing up in Lagos, 9ine 9ine is influenced by a variety of sounds and the Afrobeats culture of the city. After a degree computer Science from Yabatech, 9ine 9ine clinched a recording deal with Florescence records and his fresh sound and vocals have already captured the attention of industry watchers and music fans in Nigeria and beyond His first single “IF I” dropped on Friday 15, 2021, and is a available for streaming across various music platforms. Listen here: www.bit.ly/9ine9ine

  • No you’re not ‘catching feelings’, you’re just horny

    When I was growing up, one of the lessons we learned in youth chapel was how to differentiate between love and lust. Of course the lesson was skewered from the beginning because it was more about warning us to avoid pre-marital sex than teaching us anything about understanding our bodies and how it worked. Sexual chemistry is an interesting subject. But because it is not a subject often discussed and taught to us while we were growing up as young women, it is less understood and has become this ‘thing’ we feel but hardly process properly So many hearts have  been broken and tears cried because of confusing sexual chemistry…

  • Chase your happiness; you deserve it

    Everytime I think about the movie; “The Pursuit of Happiness”, I am always struck and inspired by how the character Chris Gardner, (played by Will Smith) did everything he could to build the life he wanted. I watched him fight impossible odds, cried, felt his pain and broke into tears of joy with him when he finally got a breakthrough At the root of it all is the fact that Chris never lost focus. He kept going after what he knew he deserved; a good life, where he can provide food, shelter and comfort for his child. That for him, is happiness. And he went after it, relentlessly. What is…

  • Doreen On Loving Yourself: “Let honesty be a kind teacher & not a cruel one”

    It’s a lot easier to love yourself when you like yourself; When you like who you are & how you are. One of the greatest ways to start liking yourself if you already don’t, is to begin with honesty. There is such an appreciation you experience when you come clean to yourself. It may be a little awkward at first being that honest with yourself, but the more you are, the more you begin to see the importance in saying out loud your fears, hearing them sound so very human, which helps you realize the work you have to do. Don’t ignore doing the work. Doing the work on yourself…

  • If your plan this year includes getting on radio or starting your own podcast, you should register for The Radio Master Class

    Registration is NOW OPEN for the JANUARY 2021 session of The Radio Master Class If you’re looking to start your own podcast or thinking about a career on radio, this class is perfect for you. If you’re already on radio, it’s a great refresher course for content research, production and basic radio presentation Here are answers to the FAQs 😊 Classes open Saturday, 30th January 2021 1 hour Video classes for discussion and questions run every Sunday morning at 11am (for online students) Registered Students will receive study materials every week for independent study and course work. All students will receive a certificate at the end of the program BRMC…

  • Can you really ‘jinx’ something good by talking about it before it happens?

    Earlier in the day, I saw a post by former presidential aide Reno Omokri advising women against showing off their baby bumps or having baby showers.  According to him,  when women “flaunt” their baby bumps, they attract negative human spirits. While I deliberately ignore Reno’s blatant misogyny and often shared borderline delusional conspiracy theories, for the sake of this conversation, I want to explore this common sentiment I have heard from when I was a child. This idea that if something good is about to happen, like maybe a job, a new baby, a contract or even a new relationship, you’ll somehow ‘jinx’ it if you share the news before it actually…

  • If you’re starting a small business in 2021 and worried about your digital media needs, here’s my new year gift for you

    If you’re a small business owner, struggling to market your services and products online, and you don’t have the budget for video editors and graphic designers, i understand the struggle. I have been there and the road can be rough. As we begin a new year, I’ll like to share a list of a few useful android apps I use and have found to be helpful. To design animated intros to your promotional videos or make animated text videos, use SPARK POST Download here 👉🏾 https://t.co/5gfSJFSkT6 To watermark your pictures and videos, use this WATERMARK app. It allows you to either create your watermark on the app or import your…

  • Goodbye 2020; here’s my biggest lesson

    In a few hours, the curtain will be drawn up on the year 2020 and like millions of people all over the world, I can’t wait to bid it goodbye. I remember January 2020 like it was just yesterday; big dreams, expectations, plans and projections. It was going to be an incredible year, I was certain. Well, the year did turn out incredible. Not just in the way I thought or anticipated. I’m not going to recount all the things that happened in my life in the year 2020; partly because I have zero interest in reliving the experiences or the memories. No I have decided to move forward by…

  • Your Soulmate is not ‘out there’, you can stop looking now

    If I had one naira for every time I hear people talk about finding their soulmate, being with their soulmate or anything at all to do with their soulmate, I’ll be a rich woman indeed. If everyone supposedly has a soulmate; that one person we are destined to be with, you know, “the one”; what are the odds that you’ll ever find yours? According to healthcrackers, assuming your soulmate is set at birth, is roughly in the same age bracket, and the love is recognizable at first sight, mathematical estimates indicate that your chances of finding your soulmate is only 1 in 10,000 (0.010%). Let me break down why believing that you are destined to…

  • BRYMO Will Tug At Your Heartstrings On Libel; The EP

    I knew BRYMO’s Libel was coming. He had mentioned it several times and even though he hadn’t gone on record saying a lot, I had enough information to know it wasn’t a surprise project. But you know what? You’ll think you know what to expect from BRYMO and then he’ll come and spin you around and you’ll be clutching at your heart, wondering what had just happened. That’s Libel; the EP. Why did he call it an experimental project? You’ll have to ask him.

  • These Are The Days Of The Dark Passenger

    The first time I heard the phrase “The Dark Passenger”, it resonated with me. I connected. I connected because I can see it. A constant shadow, hovering in the periphery of my existence, sometimes quire invisible, other times loud and very present. A wave of dark swirling clouds It’s here. This dark riding companion I can’t seem to kick out. Believe me I’ve tried. I’m tired of talking about it because “think more positively,”  “be grateful,”  “seek greater spirituality” “Everyone feels down in the dumps sometimes.” and every other “helpful” prescriptions like that doesn’t exactly help. Maybe I don’t want any help. With each passing day, I can feel myself getting sucked…