Archive for February, 2014

I AM NIGERIAN, NOT AFRICAN

Posted: February 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

The World is truly ignorant about Africans/Blacks

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BRITISH: My name is John, I am from England.

FRENCH: I am Silvestre from France.

ITALIAN: Totti, Frencesco Totti, from Italy.

Note how none of these guys said EUROPEAN.

NIGERIAN: I am Abiodun Chkwuebuka Mohammed, from AFRICA.

The birth of social media has brought about lots of positive things. Vine and Keek in particular have produced some of the most hilarious short comedy clips of all time (I fit sidon three hours dey watch Keek videos, Don Jazzy self get some very funny ones). There’s this very popular guy, Chief Obi (mehn, that guy funny die. I dey watch him videos one night, na so I burst laugh wake my flat mates. The next morning them serve me letter straight. Them no tell me before I behave myself. To find house for this place na serious gbege mehn), he’s got some of the best short comedy clips, very talented young…

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We are gradually entering that time of the year when we start saying goodbye to the dark, gloomy, cold winter season by gradually breaking away from our ugg boots, thick woolly jackets and scarves. The metamorphosis into spring and out of summer are the two trickiest fashion times of the year, especially for those who are excited to experiment with new looks. Stores on the high-street have already kicked off with their spring season by displaying their 2014 spring collections which can be exhausting to keep up with. A good way to ensure you do not spend unreasonably is to engage in the “winter-summer combo” style. This will enable you to repeat winter outfits while preparing for summer as well.

The keys are to layer and to mix winter clothes with summer clothes. The other key is to not repeat any winter ensembles without finding ways to brighten up your winter outfits with a splash of colour. Think brightly coloured scarves over a black dress or a lightweight, colourful thick blouse under a leather jacket. That way you can add some visual interest without sacrificing the warmth. If you wear a suit or dress from the winter, wear summery shoes. If you wear a light top or dress you should leave the sandals in the closet, and instead wear your dark heavy shoes. Most of all, it is time to abolish the dark winter makeup and nail polish, accessories are the easiest and most subtle way to transition into a new season.

 Solid colours such as grey, black, navy and red work great for transitioning into the spring, also adding camel and brown colours to mix up with this season’s African inspired prints, bold print and metallic trends. On occasion, put on those favourite black heavy boots and pair them with a long floral skirt, top and light coloured jacket, otherwise, they will be at the back of the closet until September. Black tights with shorts, skirts or dresses is the perfect solution for when you are tired of wearing trousers, but it is still too chilly for bare legs. Because of the versatility, the abovementioned leather jacket is a go-to piece for transitioning between the seasons, it looks great over a turtleneck; the leather jacket gets an “A” for style and functionality. Toss on a t-shirt and either your winter pullover or coloured top and you have the favourite casual springtime look.

Layer, layer, layer!!! It makes a lot of sense, especially during this time of year. But the trick is to be funky, not frumpy. If you have a really cute red blazer and a slightly oversized sweater you can pair the two to create a really good look if you get the proportions right. So if you’re wearing a big sweater, make sure the jeans are a little form fitting so you don’t look like your clothes are wearing you.

Don’t try too hard to mix and match the two seasons. If the day is cold and you aren’t sure what to wear, layer your clothes with a slight eye towards a pop of colour, like a necklace or some great shoes. Also, if you find your own closet lacking, wear your winter outfit with the easy option of taking something off if the need arises. And for fashion’s sake, remember that summer will be here soon enough — absolutely no wearing flip flops with winter gloves, or your heaviest winter coat with a straw hat. Of course you wouldn’t do that anyway. Would you?