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 Continue reading 11 Things They Don’t Tell You About Being Your Own Boss
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. Continue reading 5 Photography Resources I Learn From
Last week, I started my Easter 2018 Giveaway and the support has been overwhelming. If you didn’t see the post you should click here Continue reading Easter 2018 Giveaway: Winner Announcement
Following the title, I came across this informal blog post theme and loved the idea of having a chit-chat and catching up with my readers on the little things in my life that don’t necessarily make it into my other blog posts. However, a huge concern was the fact that “having coffee” or tea as a social experience is not part of our Nigerian culture. Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee…or Not
In the past 3 years, I’ve learnt a few things no one told me about blogging in Nigeria and this post is an attempt to share it with you. Continue reading 18 Things They Don’t Tell You About Blogging
In Nigeria, no parent has to give their child “the talk” with respect to the police. Nigerian police are corrupt and we don’t exactly trust them, but they aren’t exactly out to hunt us. Continue reading Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
My goal for the Red Confidential isn’t to be famous or as wealthy as Linda Ikeji (although it won’t hurt to be able to give you recharge cards and other monetary gifts monthly). It’s to add something small to the simple daily life of very ordinary people. Continue reading Happy New Year!
I’m incredibly humbled to announce that I have been nominated as the recipient of the “Mystery Blogger Award” by my Ghanaian Sweetheart, Emefa of Akwaababafie. I couldn’t think of a better way to crown our blogging efforts this year. Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award
While much of the world enjoys the holiday season making snowmen in winter, we must cope with hot, dust-laden winds by day and cold, dry winds at night. Yes, the Harmattan season is here, Continue reading 8 Small Things to Help You This Harmattan
At this joyous time of the year, we think about all we are grateful for. I am grateful for you, your readership and the support you continuously provide our blog. Continue reading Christmas Greetings Friends!
Now, I am all for doing the right thing and gender equality, but these fuel queues under this relentless sun is no place to find a lady. This means we too have to work our “magic”.
So, here are a few tips to help us get through this Continue reading Girl’s Guide: How to Survive Fuel Scarcity
I’ve come to learn that every part of the chicken is enjoyable to someone. There were as many drumstick lovers as there were those who live for the unpopular parts like the chicken’s head, toes and just the pleasure of cracking the bones! Continue reading What’s Your Favourite Part of the Chicken?
It’s my second tag nomination this year and I am humbled by this recognition from Nessa of Stuffed Shelves Be sure to check out her blog, she’s down to earth and very talented. Continue reading Anything-But-Books Tag
Having been a member of the Toastmasters Club, I like to think that writing and giving toasts are right up my alley. However, putting this together and delivering it proved to be more challenging than I had anticipated. First, my friend drives me crazy half the time and writing this, I realised that I took a lot of her amazing qualities for granted. Continue reading My Maid of Honour Toast
Anytime I expressed my happiness and excitement for her there was always someone there to compare our personal lives and tell me to “tap into her blessing” or ask me “So, when is your own?”. It felt like I was supposed to be in some kind of competition or at the very least want to be married because she was getting married. Continue reading My Bestfriend’s Wedding