April 15, 2018 Zeta

Stepping into the room at Lagos Continental Hotel for his photo shoot, John Boyega had a poise and elegance that was almost palpable. On closer observation, a hidden layer to his persona that I didn’t notice at first glance started to become more evident. This layer was humility. With all that he has achieved, John Boyega is a man that is very aware of where he is coming from and the steps that have led him to where he is now. This consciousness of his roots plays a major role in the decisions he has made throughout his career and…

April 11, 2018 Zeta

From setting up this website myself with no prior experience, to creating my first YouTube video, it’s been one great ride. When I decided to start this online journey, I mentally prepared myself for all the challenges I knew will come my way. In The Beginning…. “Just Do It!” – Nike. Thinking of all my limitations and it took me longer than I would have liked to make this video. I had no camera, no tripod and limited funds. Basically, I had the recipe for no video-making at all. Last week, I changed this mindset and decided to get everything I…

April 5, 2018 Zeta

It’s no news that a blissful day for me consists of being curled up in bed with a good novel. If you had no idea, you can read about me here. I have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. My mother will tell tales of how I’d leave my math lesson teacher and hide under my bed so I could read my new book of the time. Adulthood took over and I realised that reading took a back burner. I changed that narrative last year and stuck my nose in more novels. I focussed on…

April 1, 2018 Zeta

Meeting Chinedu Okeke and Oriteme Banigo—popularly known as Chin and Teme—at the Eclipse Live office was a very interesting experience. Watching the pioneers of Gidi Fest converse and relate, it dawns on you how two people with contrasting personalities can come together to achieve similar goals in a seamless fashion. While Chin is more expressive, jovial and outgoing, Teme has a calmer and more reserved demeanour to him. Still, the chemistry between them is effortless! It’s no surprise that they have been able to achieve so much in the short time that they have worked together. I had a chat…

March 28, 2018 Zeta

The first time I watched this episode of South Park, I remember thinking of Ribena and laughing from the depth of my stomach. The member berries episode stuck, so here goes mine. I remember the first time I beat Precious and Ivana on the track. God knows I felt like a different human being. Those seconds changed my life instantly. Why so dramatic you ask. Not at all, before this day, I was the third fastest runner in school, and track asides from academics was the only thing I was good at. I believe whatever you’re good at serves as…

March 21, 2018 Zeta

This autobiography by Maya Angelou will continue to give hope to the black woman one stage and chapter at a time. Through her life, you feel like you can do almost anything! It is the third book in Angelou’s seven-volume autobiography series. As revered as this American author, actress, screenwriter, dancer, poet and civil rights activist was, this was my first time reading anything from her that wasn’t a quote. Regardless of starting with her third book, I didn’t feel like I had missed out on much. I believe I started just at the right place for me which was awesome…

March 18, 2018 Zeta

For someone who is quite hesitant to do interviews, Omoyemi Akerele exudes an aura that puts those around her at ease. Akerele, a woman widely regarded as a driving force behind the burgeoning Nigerian fashion industry, is the founder and artistic director of Style House Files (SHF), a creative development agency for Nigerian and African designers. With the belief that “some of the most important things in life are purpose and passion-driven, combined with a deeper need to contribute to something meaningful”, Akerele made the decision to revisit what she felt most passionate about. Her career in fashion started about…

March 14, 2018 Zeta 10Comment

There is always love on the bus.   It starts with the school kids who have come to an agreement on saving their money or they simply don’t have as much to take them to school and back. They ‘lap’ their siblings and friends in the most uncomfortable of positions. There is love and excitement in their eyes as they chat about homework and cool stories that happened in school.   Ever seen the couple who can’t seem to remember that anybody else exists in the bus save them? They pay their fare and chat animatingly from the time they…

March 12, 2018 Zeta 3Comment

Can I say how awesome you are for using your data to click on this link? Yes you! You’re awesome and I’m just pretty excited to start this online journey. Welcome to my website! On this site, you will be privy to a lot of the things that interest me. I hope they are insightful and fun for you. Here’s a brief tour on all the categories you can find on the home page. Around My Website in 2 minutes  I love reading. As of last year, I was lost in the world of African literature. You can read about…

March 11, 2018 Zeta

When Austen-Peters returned to Nigeria after working with the United Nations as a lawyer, there was a yawning gap in the Nigerian arts space begging to filled. She says, “As an expatriate, you tend to visit a lot of touristic sites and destinations when you’re abroad. Typically, I used to take my children, we’d go to art centres, we’d go to galleries, we’d go to museums. And I recognised there was a lack of that in Nigeria.” Asides from that, she also saw the need to teach the language which she believes is pivotal to the identity of any country….