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I'm Red and I like to write and I take a few great pictures. A constant learner caught in wanderlust, I'm always looking for new ideas, destination or adventure! Best part it, I tell everyone about it on my blog. When I’m not reading, editing or writing for this blog, you’ll find me saving the planet from villains and zombies, or just raiding the fridge.🙈

Reading Living: What I’m Packing

Packing for a 2-week trip is stressful. Packing for a whole year is a nightmare, especially when you are on a budget and have to keep things within the airline baggage weight limit. There’s packing, weighing and then unpacking in order of least necessary and least expensive to replace, until you get a combination that is relatively satisfying.

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11 Things They Don’t Tell You About Being Your Own Boss

Nigeria still ranks as one of the worst places in the world to do business, with over 90% of small businesses failing within the first 4 years, for all kinds of reasons including lack of funding, poor business policies and the hostile business environment. Those that survive, will be marginally successful and less than 1% will grow into a conglomerate

Food Review: Wakkis Restaurant, Abuja

Going by its name, I assumed Wakkis was a Nigerian Restaurant serving traditional Nigerian cuisine, since “wakkis” is another word for “food” in Pidgin English. But was I wrong. Turns out it’s an elegant Indian restaurant on Aminu Kano Cresent, Wuse 2, Abuja.

Movie Review: Equalizer 2

I have been looking forward to this movie since 2014 when I watched the prequel. Something about the gentle grieving bookworm who is also the neighborhood vigilante struck a cord. Denzel Washington is Mr McCall, a former CIA agent dishing out righteous judgement on pimps and drug dealer, and this time he is here for the traitors.

Food Review: Yahuza Kilishi (Dried Meat)

Yahuza Suya Spot Nig. Ltd is known for making the best Suya in Abuja. Beef, chicken, kidney, liver, gizzard; You name it? They have got it. Fresh off the grill, briskly chopped and neatly wrapped in aluminum foil, with the choice of raw cabbage, onions and Yaji, they also sell the fluffiest Masa I have ever had. But, this is not a Suya review. I’m here about their Kilishi.

Food Photography: Ewedu and Yellow Pepper

I’ve been pleased and humbled by the comments and email responses on previous Food Photography posts here and I’m delighted to share more of my work with you. Inspired by an image on Pinterest, I decided to do this shoot with yellow pepper and a fork. I was taken by the simplicity of the concept; minimalist with strong contrast, and the clarity of the message.

Movie Review: Superfly

Priest is a young, quick-witted and successful drug dealer with retirement on his mind. He wants out of the game before he kills somebody or gets killed but its never that simple, is it?

How to Speak With an MTN Customer Representative in 15 Seconds or Less

Getting through to a Customer care representative on MTN Nigeria is almost as hard as trying to speak with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and gosh, I wish I were joking. You’ve got a problem with the service but the thought of reaching your service provider is daunting because when you finally get through, the Customer service system wastes your time with long recorded messages;

Movie Review: Traffick

John (Omar Epps) plans to propose to Brea (Paula Patton) his journalist girlfriend, and  so the couple sets out on a romantic weekend getaway in a lovely mansion isolated in the mountains. But that’s where things start to get crazy. But I’m saying too much already. If you haven’t seen Traffick, watch the trailer below and let’s talk.

Book Review: This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay

The truth: the hours are terrible, the pay is terrible, the conditions are terrible; you’re underappreciated, unsupported, disrespected and frequently physically endangered….but you are a low-grade superhero – your utility belt containing a scalpel, some tongs and a wipe-clean hoover

Out & About: Art4Dev Exhibition by Actionaid

So, I stepped out of my books and into the real world for Actionaid’s Art for Development Initiative (Art4Dev).

Actionaid Nigeria if you didn’t already know, is a non-profit organisation with international presence, working with the poor ans excluded communities to promote the rights of people living in poverty and they take it seriously.

Food Photography: Okro Soup

I’ll be honest and admit that I wasn’t prepared for how beautiful this Okro looked on camera. Zooming in close, my lenses picked up on those tiny delicate hairs on the okro pod, giving so much texture to this simple vegetable. I fell in love with the pentagon shape of the okra slices and the small white seeds. I wish I had a proper micro lens so I could really capture the intricate details of this beautiful vegetable.

Movie Review: Tyler Perry’s Acrimony

hen she said “I gave him everything, and I was everything he needed me to be” I knew I had to see this movie. This is another one with our favourite girl Taraji P Hanson, and she had me feeling all kinds of ways in this movie, and I’m not even sure how to articulate this.

Food Photography: Rice and Stew

I decided to attempt dark food photography after being inspired by a Pinterest blog. My first attempt was a disaster because I couldn’t get my camera settings right, the black cardboard came out looking blue and I didn’t know as many Adobe Light room tricks as I do now.

Movie Review: Avengers: Infinity War

It’s here! The moment we’ve been waiting for. Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers team up to fight Thanos; their most powerful adversary yet!  His mission: to collect all six Infinity Stones and rebalance the universe. And as usual, our fate rests with the Avengers. You have to be living under a rock, on the moon, not to have heard about this movie because Thanos has gone and just about destroyed everywhere else!

5 Photography Resources I Learn From

haven’t been posting twice weekly like I planned to because I’ve been more focused on my photography business. If you follow this blog, you’ll already know that I make stock images and sell on a number of platforms to earn extra cash to keep this blog up.