1st August 2012
A couple of weeks back I shared some natural beauty secrets for your face. I talked about the goodness of honey, eggs, and baking soda, and how they can be used to cleanse, nourish and moisturise the face, better than most manufactured facial care products ever could. In case you missed it, you can read it here.
24th July 2012
Our natural black hair is kinky, tightly coiled, and is sometimes described as “difficult to maintain”. Though, opinions like that are changing as more and more women are opting to transition their hair to natural hairstyles. The rest of us apply different chemicals to our hair to tame those stubborn curls or “relax” them.
20th July 2012
Are you involved in real estate? Do you have concerns about where Nigeria’s Real Estate is heading? Are your challenges ranging from funding to land titling? Are you an investor seeking guaranteed entry into Nigeria’s real estate market? Do you want to showcase your products or expand your brand? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Real Estate UNITE 2012 is the right platform for you.
12th July 2012
With beauty products getting more varied, and even pricier, it can be sometimes hard to find what works for you. As facial skin is usually the most sensitive, and the most prone to natural elements like the sun and the wind, it should be well taken care of to avoid dryness, loss of elasticity, and premature aging.
6th July 2012
Garden eggs can be sometimes boring to eat. Except for some of those occasions when we smear them with peppered peanut (groundnut) paste, do we truly enjoy them. But for the fruit and veggie lovers, they are a wonderful treat and in-between-meal snack. But you can do more with these succulent vegetables, by making them into a rich stew.
5th July 2012
A scent has the power to relax or enliven you, to lift your spirits or help you sleep. I’m sure you’ve experienced the power of a fragrance to take you back, down memory lane, recalling certain people, events, places, and things.Your “sense of smell” is actually located in your brain, so it can influence your mood and memory, and help you meditate and focus.
29th June 2012
If you’re working in the entertainment industry, probably as a filmmaker, a scriptwriter, a fashion designer, a music producer or a TV presenter, you may consider yourself eligible to apply for this exciting opportunity. The British Council and New World Nigeria are organising the UK-Nigeria Creative Partnership Programme and Seminar.
18th June 2012
The difference between desire and action can be likened to the distinction between life and death. Desiring change without taking the required action will result in seeing your dreams die, while you are yet alive. Concerning your career or business, to bring your dreams and vision to life, you have to work at it.
6th June 2012
What do Benjamin Franklin, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Simon Cowell, Coco Chanel, Walt Disney and the owner of a neighbourhood restaurant, landscaping company and retail store have in common? They are all entrepreneurs. They had an idea and turned it into a business.
29th May 2012
Writers get ready. Calls for entries have been made for the 2012 edition of The BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition. The competition is open to writers from around the world over the age of 18 (as at 31 July 2012) resident outside Britain. Entrants are to write and submit a 53-minute radio drama for up to … Continue reading The BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition 2012
25th May 2012
Nigeria has the highest number of internet users in Africa, and more than half of those people access the internet with their mobile devices (95 million active subscribers reported by Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, in Jan 2012). So it makes a lot of sense that making information mobile is an easy and accessible format to … Continue reading Version 2.0 of The Nigerian Constitution App for Mobile Devices Launched
21st May 2012
Without a bit of salt to season our food we may end up with a bland, empty-tasting meal. Salt can be certainly referred to as the soul of many meals, it brings out the flavour of food, and you would be right if you said that without salt we may never experience the true taste … Continue reading Even More Ways to Flavour Your Meals
15th May 2012
Earlier in the year, reports were rife about a screen adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s epic award-winning novel, “Half of A Yellow Sun”. Now it is confirmed that the cast and crew have arrived in Nigeria, and filming has started in Calabar. This highly anticipated movie will crown Adichie’s stunning piece of literature. The novel, … Continue reading “Half of A Yellow Sun” Movie Begins Shooting in Calabar
11th May 2012
Easykobo.com was created to provide investors in Nigeria with a finance website that features independent and accurate information on stock listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Bonds, Exchange Traded Funds, and Real Estate. In the middle of the financial crisis, Easykobo.com conducted a one year survey that began in April 2011 and ended on April … Continue reading Easykobo.com Survey Reveals Nigerian Financial Sector is in Hot Demand by Investors
According to reports from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), 28% of Nigerians are actively using the internet, a percentage that is inching closer to the world’s average of 30%. From 4.5 million users in 2000 to 45 million at the end of 2011, this growth has been phenomenal, and the statistics have placed Nigeria as … Continue reading Taafoo.com is Defining Online Shopping in Nigeria
9th May 2012
By Joy Ehonwa I’ve always thought about marriage a lot. Not about getting married or having a wedding, but about this thing called marriage. I wondered how it worked, and if it really was the way it had been presented to us. A few days ago I was at the salon and a really sour-faced … Continue reading What’s Love Got To Do With It?
8th May 2012
With marriages breaking up these days and tales of infidelity all around us, I can’t help but wonder what hope there is for single ones. Does it make sense getting married? Or even falling in love? With one new story of spousal abuse, or a couple parting ways after 5 years of marriage, I had … Continue reading The One Thing That Will Make Your Relationship Last
3rd May 2012
The first time I heard the word “maga” I thought David, my aunt’s brother-in-law, had wanted to say mugu or, rather, that he intentionally mispronounced the word to indicate variations of stupidity. I have always thought mugu to mean a stupid person in the local Nigerian parlance we call Pidgin or Broken English. The Urban … Continue reading This Maga Can’t Pay
This is the second part of the Connectnigeria.com interview with Okechukwu Ofili. Read the first part here: Okechukwu Ofilili: How Stupidity and Laziness Saved His Life (Part 1). Who, or what, would you consider as your greatest influences? That’s a difficult question. But, it’s my dad. What I admire about my dad is that he prized education … Continue reading Okechukwu Ofili: How Stupidity and Laziness Saved His Life [2/2]
2nd May 2012
As an author, a motivational speaker, a success coach, an entrepreneur, an artist, a trained engineer – with a full-time job as one – and a blogger, Okechukwu Ofili is a remarkable and unassuming young man, with a passion for life and for impacting people. He is the author of How Stupidity Saved My Life, … Continue reading Okechukwu Ofili: How Stupidity and Laziness Saved His Life [1/2]
27th April 2012
Spice in Jars. Photo: roadkillrescue.net Last week, we discussed Better Ways to Flavour Your Meals, where I talked about how I was inspired by Rob Rainford to explore some natural, healthy, and different ways to flavour my meals. In the kitchen cupboard of an average Nigerian household, the basic spices you will likely find are: … Continue reading Some More Ways to Flavour Your Meals
What do photography and dance have in common? Not so much, you may say. But someone, somewhere, has fused these two arts to create an exciting mix. Top class, inspiring photography; hip, fun, and body-sculpting dance, you have it all at Swan Lake Studios. And the lady behind it: the multi-talented Ibifaka ben-Kalio. Ibifaka Ben-Kalio is … Continue reading Swan Lake Studios: Where Dance Meets Photography
24th April 2012
With the maxim the best workplaces produce better results, Great Place to Work Institute Nigeria last week organised the 2012 and maiden edition of the Best Companies to Work for Awards. The survey, which identified the best companies to work for in Nigeria, focused on employee/employer relationship, culture, and people management practices. Speaking during the awards … Continue reading The Best Companies to Work for in Nigeria
23rd April 2012
One Sunday, some weeks ago, I had to cook rice for lunch, for the family. Because it was parboiled, I decided to measure a few cups straight into a pot of boiling water. I noticed a few black spots while pouring in the rice. I thought it might be some bad grains, and that I … Continue reading Get Those Rodents Out of Your Home
19th April 2012
I have been a fan of the show Licence to Grill, which originally airs on Food Network Canada, but is shown on the BET channel on Dstv. The host, Rob Rainford, makes grilling look fun and easy, with amazing and ambitious barbecue recipes. His meals are made with mostly natural and fresh ingredients and, when … Continue reading Better Ways To Flavour Your Meals
12th April 2012
Sometime in 2007, I was among the few people selected to participate in the inaugural creative writing workshop facilitated by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Kenyan writer, Binyavanga Wainaina, and journalist, Jason Cowley. Then, it was sponsored by Fidelity Bank. It was an amazing experience and one of the highlights of my writing career. I’ve watched the yearly event … Continue reading The 2012 Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop
11th April 2012
Food combination focuses on the way you combine foods at each meal—the animal and vegetable proteins, the fats and oil, the starches…and the fruits and vegetables. Some food combinations are easy to digest. They are quickly broken down, and the nutrients are thoroughly assimilated. Other combinations can be a digestive disaster, producing gas, bloating and other … Continue reading Don’t Eat Your Rice With Chicken
4th April 2012
The Easter holidays are upon us. You probably would be off work and, if you have kids, they would be at home. It’s likely going to be a full house. Unless you’ve got something planned, it would either be a time filled with boredom or chaos. And depending on how it goes you’re likely facing next week … Continue reading Four Things You Can Do This Easter
On Sunday, the 25th of March 2012, NTA’s Newsline featured the story of Ime Anwana, a youth corps member who made a visible difference in her NYSC area of primary assignment. The village of Kaffin Koro paid homage to this young lady for the remarkable work she did for them. The District Head of the … Continue reading Ime Anwana: The Portrait of a Young Leader
2nd April 2012
“The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.” Jean Kerr. How do you start your day? Chances are you hit the snooze button on your alarm clock ten times (for many of us it’s our mobile phone!). By the time your senses are fully alive, you find … Continue reading Start Your Day Right