Is Nigeria’s National Youth Service Worth it?

On April 12, Batch A, Stream 1 corps members of the National Youth Service Corps in FCT, Abuja completed their year of service. I was part of the batch that has completed the NYSC program. As NYSC has come to a conclusion, I can’t help but reflect on the experience and express why I have […]

Why You Should Shop for Ankara Material

Living in Abuja can be quite expensive. You can spend amounts such as 5,000, 10,000 or more naira quickly. That’s why we have to be cautious with our spending. Looking good doesn’t mean it’s worth being broke. That’s one of the reasons why I shop for Ankara wear. It is affordable, has a unique style […]

Sekinat Sanni on Creating a Platform of Empowerment

Sekinat Sanni is an entrepreneur who started her journey to entrepreneurship through her blog. Her blog at SekinaSanni is a channel that is aimed at empowering, influencing and coaching women and men. Her site is geared towards embracing personal development and self-growth globally. In addition to personal development, she’s also interested in the field of […]

To the Nigerian Woman

To the Nigerian Woman, In spite of what our society and culture emphasizes, let’s remember, we are not solely defined by marital status. Marriage is a great bond and commitment made for lifelong companionship, not the ultimate conquest. For the mothers, regardless of what you hear, believe that having the girl first or only girls […]

A Year After..What Life in Nigeria is Really Like

Last year March, I was packing up to move from my life in New York. I said my goodbyes to friends over lunches and dinners. I hung out with my brothers. Then, it was time to make flight preparations and travel back to Nigeria. The flight experience was long but interesting. You can read about […]

Isaac Jude on Leading the Nigerian Youth to Great Heights

Leaders bring a group of people together for a common goal and vision. Leaders guide. Leaders instill hope. Leadership is about impact, influence and inspiration. Issac Jude started leading from the university. He was in his second year at The Federal University Of Technology Minna when the idea to create K-Patriots emerged. K-Patriots is a […]

3 Tips on Styling the Ankara Top with Jeans

Ankara clothing is great. I love the colors in the fabric. I also like that there are a variety of styles to choose when you want to sew it. Another great thing about Ankara wear is how flexible it is. If you sew an Ankara top and skirt, you can still pair the top on […]

Why I Love Romantic Comedies

I’ve watched “The Wedding Party 2” and I enjoyed it. If you don’t know about the movie, it’s the sequel to the highly popular “The Wedding Party” that told the story of the love of Dunni who comes from a Yoruba family, getting married to Dozie from an Igbo family. Dunni’s character is innocent and […]

What I Appreciate About Nigeria from Life Abroad

I’ve been back in Nigeria for ten months now. When I speak to others, people often ask why I came back to Nigeria? Well, I came back to Nigeria because I’m not an American citizen. I was in New York for my studies on a student visa. After I graduated, I was able to extend […]

Lady on the Move: Q &A with Sophie Audu

She heads into the showroom with a cup of tea and a morning snack to start her workday. She begins to check emails and schedules appointments. She later sets up display pieces, maps out a plan for the day and surfs interior design sites for the latest news and trends. As clients begin to troop […]