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Welcome to my magazine! It's a content hub where we celebrate the richness of Nigeria and Africa. We explore delicious cuisine, breathtaking tourist hotspots, inspiring people and innovative businesses. We are vibrant in our culture and our beauty and we should tell our own stories. Take your time to look around, there are a lot of gems.

Ibadan is a very "coded" city and sometimes it can seem like information isn't readily available, especially when it comes to the best...

My favorite places to eat in Ibadan

My favorite places to eat in Ibadan

Having spent a bit of time in the NFT space, I've been able to learn a few things. Also what could it mean for African art and artists?

An NFT crash course and the future for African art

An NFT crash course and the future for African art

In 1973, the Federal Government had the initiative of establishing museums across the country to promote unity. I visited the one in Ibadan.

The National Museum of Unity, Ibadan

The National Museum of Unity, Ibadan

A friend of mine treated me to lunch, and Lebanese food was on the menu from Salma's Lagos.

Lunch at Salmas Lagos, authentic Lebanese cuisine

Lunch at Salmas Lagos, authentic Lebanese cuisine

While exploring Agbeni market, I stopped by the house of one of the wealthiest Ibadan people from the colonial era, Chief Salami Agbaje.

Salami Agbaje - Wealth, Politics and Age in colonial Yorubaland

Salami Agbaje - Wealth, Politics and Age in colonial Yorubaland

Religion is a touchy subject especially when it comes to African countries. It's role in shaping society is often understated and the...

An insight  into Nigerian traditional religions - Sàngó, the god of thunder.

An insight into Nigerian traditional religions - Sàngó, the god of thunder.

The Cultural Center in Ibadan was once an international travel destination for people to experience Yoruba culture. So what happened?

The Cultural Center, Ibadan

The Cultural Center, Ibadan

The Adebisi Idikan house is a colonial style mansion that was built in 1929. It belonged to a very enterprising man of the 19th Century.

The Adebisi Idikan house, Ibadan

The Adebisi Idikan house, Ibadan

I visited the Trans Amusement Park in Ibadan and learnt quite a bit about the space. What do you think the park can be used for now?

Trans Amusement Park, Ibadan

Trans Amusement Park, Ibadan

The essence of being playful is as pure as nature. It is the very core of our being, but as we grow older, we slowly stop being bothered...

Tobi Onabolu; a lesson in playfulness and creativity

Tobi Onabolu; a lesson in playfulness and creativity

Dodo pizza is a new pizza spot and they actually have a pizza with plantain. My friends and I decided to try them out.

Trying out Dodo pizza for the first time

Trying out Dodo pizza for the first time

Ibadan is an ancient city with lots of remnants from the colonial era. I always knew this, but it hits different when you are actually...

Mapo Hall, Ibadan - One of Nigeria's oldest buildings

Mapo Hall, Ibadan - One of Nigeria's oldest buildings

I thought it would be great to make progress on my Demas Nwoko list. This time it would be the Dominican Chapel in Ibadan.

Exploring the works of Demas Nwoko - The Dominican Chapel, Ibadan

Exploring the works of Demas Nwoko - The Dominican Chapel, Ibadan

Highlife music hasn't had a spot in Nigerian mainstream media for a few decades, but The Cavemen are fast changing that narrative.

The Cavemen, recreating highlife music for a new generation

The Cavemen, recreating highlife music for a new generation

La Mariposa was borne out of an idea. An idea that people can easily get ready-to-wear African clothing that exudes confidence....

Ready-to-wear fashion: A La Mariposa story 🦋

Ready-to-wear fashion: A La Mariposa story 🦋

My mum had come into town that morning. The itinerary for the day was a meeting in Sango Ota, so it was shaping up to be a long day. I...

Lunch at Yellow Chilli, Ikeja

Lunch at Yellow Chilli, Ikeja

I tried out some street snacks on my road trip to Kwara State. I’m always excited to experience new flavors.

Trying some classic Nigerian street snacks

Trying some classic Nigerian street snacks

We went on a tour of an agro tourism center in Abuja.

Almat farms, Abuja

Almat farms, Abuja

I visited the Abuja national mosque to observe the wonders of Islamic architecture.

The Abuja National Mosque

The Abuja National Mosque

Hiking is great but hiking in Abuja is extra special. The lush rolling hills are the perfect venue for an adventure, and there's nothing...

The Wonderland Twin Peaks, Abuja

The Wonderland Twin Peaks, Abuja

Crush Rock Mpape is one of the newer tourist attractions and is fast becoming a popular one. It is located just on the outskirts of...

Crush Rock Mpape, Abuja

Crush Rock Mpape, Abuja

I took a 2 week trip to Abuja, here's what I got up to!

Visiting Abuja

Visiting Abuja

I decided to explore the works of Demas Nwoko, starting with the New Culture Studio in Ibadan.

Exploring the works of Demas Nwoko - New Culture Studio, Ibadan

Exploring the works of Demas Nwoko - New Culture Studio, Ibadan

Took a friend to Frozen rolls for some sweet gist and sweeter hand rolled ice cream.

Frozen rolls - hand-rolled ice cream in Lekki

Frozen rolls - hand-rolled ice cream in Lekki

I decided to explore some of the different ways suya is served around Lagos. Let's just say it was a tasty experiment.

Exploring Suya

Exploring Suya

Going to the dentist comes with a lot of anxiety for me. The smell of chemicals, the sight of sharp objects and the fact that evidence of...

All smiles @ Skky Dental Services

All smiles @ Skky Dental Services

Recently, Arise News did a story on the bushmeat trade in Nigeria. It featured the Greenfingers Wildlife Conservation Initiative and...

Conservation with Greenfingers

Conservation with Greenfingers

Bowers tower is a historical landmark in Ibadan. It is a 60-foot tower that was built in 1936 in honour of Captain Robert Lister Bower -...

Bowers tower, Ibadan

Bowers tower, Ibadan

We tried some Indian cuisine from Cilantro, Lagos. An afternoon of great food and great company!

Lunch at Cilantro, Lagos

Lunch at Cilantro, Lagos

Ibadan isn't known for having many water bodies, and this is why the Eleyele Lake was one of my must-see destinations. There aren't many...

Eleyele Lake, Ibadan

Eleyele Lake, Ibadan

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