Lagos for me is a lot like that loud unattractive lover you can’t stand to be around too long, but are enamoured with regardless. The hustle and bustle in this concrete jungle is characterised by the unpleasant smell of what I like to think is the sea, crowds of people at bus-stops, and the constant riotous noise; a mix of blaring horns and shrilling voices. But, it’s Lagos, my place of love.
I landed in Lagos, tried to get an Uber taxi to pick me up. Turns out the driver that took the call was too far away and I had to cancel, costing me N1000. I mean, “somebody cannot make mistake with your service?”
“Aunty, I kept this shoe for you”. “Sister, this bag will fit you”. But is this in your budget? Understand something, these sellers are not your BFF. They are about their hustle and profits. Your financial well-being is not their priority.
A goal without a plan is just a wish and your to-do list is your plan to make your dreams come through. In my previous post, I encouraged you to use a To-do list to keep track of your tasks on a daily basis.
Admit it or not, life gets overwhelming for all of us. We get stressed out, feel depressed and unfulfilled from time to time. This post is a list of things you can do to keep from drowning, regardless of what hand life deals you. First, make your bed in the morning
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” I challenge you to pause more to ask yourself that question.
If you have ever felt overworked, stretched, busy but unproductive, overwhelmed by other people’s needs, and lacking personal time because you have difficulty saying no to other people’s requests, this book is for you.
The first advice anyone gives you about starting a successful blog is to find a niche, and the Red Confidential does not have one.
Exactly one year ago today, I released the first version of The Red Confidential App, and to celebrate this milestone, I’ve made a few improvements to the latest version!
On a hunt for the best Shawarma in Abuja and here’s my review of Shawarma King, Drumstix, Chicken Capitol, Sahad
This is arguably the best tasting shawarma in Abuja. I especially liked that garlic was an option
In my opinion, Drumstix Shawarma is great value for money, the location and outdoor sitting area is perfect for people-watching and getting a feel of the city, and the convenience associated with getting it is priceless.
If you are in Abuja and craving shawarma, Shawarma King will make you very happy.
Now, they say if you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything at all. So I don’t know how to talk about this one. To begin with, I’m not a germophobe but I developed hygiene concerns when I saw him take the shawarma of the small grill with his fingers, which he had just used to touch is phone while taking a call. Phones are some of the dirtiest object around.
Losing your international passport can be one of the most upsetting experiences ever, especially if you have valid visas in it, and or are outside Nigeria. If this is your situation, this post is for you. If not, do yourself a favour and make copies of your data page and valid visas if you haven’t already.
In my previous post, I recommended that you learn new makeup tips and tricks from social media. For obvious reasons, my go-to medium is YouTube.
Improving at anything takes time and deliberate effort, and making-up is no exception. If you want to look better and get your make-up done faster, this article is for you
Having the best products and exceptional skills can only get you so far. You need to invest in the right tools, and improvise with simple household items where they get the job done.
Putting together a reliable and durable make-up kit can be daunting if you are new to cosmetics. Using simple tools and investing in essential classics is the smartest way to build a collection that will serve you on every occasion, year after year with minor additions.
After six months of saving and searching, I’m happy to announce that I finally got myself a Nikon D5500!
With over 17 years of experience plating hair, She can pull off any African hairstyle and she is offering a Promo for these braids at N2500 on weekdays , Abuja
Following my previous attempt to create an app for this blog, I am excited to present the latest version of the Red Confidential App!
In the meantime, please download the app on Google Play Store and let me know what you think. This way, I can make subsequent versions even better!
Bath is in the valley of the River Avon, west of London, England, or so Google says. I only rode the bus there. This city is a popular tourist destination because, as the name implies, the city is known for its hot springs and Roman-built baths. Yes, back in 60AD, Romans used to come from far and wide to soak and enjoy the hot springs.
Since 2008, the 19th of June has been set apart by the United Nations as a day to increase public awareness of the Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) which has been officially recognised as a global health concern. Past the finger-pointing, there is a cure for Sickle Cell Disease. Following bone marrow transplant and stem cell transplant, which requires a donor who is a bone marrow match (preferably a sibling), there have been significant advancements.
I was quite disappointed to find out that my previous theme was not optimised for Adwords. To fix this I am trying out this new theme. What do you think? Please take the poll
Now, if you’ve ever wondered where the phrase “every man and his dog” came from, I’m quite certain it’s Great Britain.
It’s the middle of the year and I’m big on self-evaluation, so let’s take the weekend to get some perspective and appraise. How are those New-Year resolutions panning out? Did […]
Sequel to my previous post, I survived 5 days on the Waterfast and I can’t wait to tell you about it!
Waterfasting simply is consuming ONLY WATER over a prolonged period of time. There many conflicting views on waterfasting. Some “doctors” recommend it, suggesting that it has numerous benefits which include:
I quit the Ketogenic Diet after Day 30 for 21 days on the Water fast
It’s been a month since my last post and I apologize, I’ve been overwhelmed. April was really busy and all that work is spilling into May. Between going to work, […]
Another month is over and I have to confess that I didn’t finish in time. In fact, it’s taken me a whole week to catch up and I considered not […]
Sequel to my previous post on South African Visa requirements, this post is an update for 2017 requirements. All the application requirements with regards to documents remain the same as […]
The Old Testament has been particularly interesting, a lot like a movie to be honest, a gripping if not terrifying one. From the ground swallowing people up and relentless plagues, to Phinehas impaling a Israelite man and Midianite woman on his spear. But I’ll be sharing just a few.
If you had an emergency at 2am in the morning, how many people can you call who will show up for you?”
Since the closure of the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport on the 8th of March, 2017, residents and guest have been force to use the Kaduna airport or travel by road. What nobody tells you about using the Kaduna Airport is that every trip is longer by at least two hours.
Still on Discovering Dakar, this post focuses primarily on the three main tourist sites I visited:
•Île de Gorée (Goree Island)
•Maison des Esclaves (House of Slaves)
•Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine (The African Renaissance Monument)
•Lac Rose (The Pink Lake)
After discovering Delhi and sequel to my previous post, lets explore Dakar!
2016 was a really great year for me and this year appears to be no exception! I’m off on another adventure, this time I’m going to Senegal! The Republic of Senegal […]
P:S: I don’t understand this “Happy Ash Wednesday!” y’all keep sending me. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of lent, a period of solemn repentance, fasting and prayer. Please explain to me what is “happy” about it in the comment section below!
If you read my previous posts (How to Make Your Own Wig (Part 1) and (Part 2), you are ready for this one.
In my experience, tutorial videos are the best way to teach and share knowledge. Sadly, I am unable to make tutorial videos pending when I get my new camera.
Consequently, this post will be made up of a list of YouTube videos I learnt from.
From my previous post, I will assume you have decided on the kind of wig you want to make. This post will focus on what you need to make your wig and where to find them.
To make your first wig, you have to first decide on the type of wig you want to make. Since synthetic wigs are relatively affordable, this post will focus on making a Human Hair Wig. There are so many different wigs structures designed to meet one’s individual need and I have tried to explain this in the table below.
With technological and design advancements, wigs have become an essential for a growing number of Nigerian women. No longer just a luxury, wigs have become a practical accessory in the female closet. For daily users or occasional dependents, wigs offer numerous cosmetic and hygiene benefits which I will attempt to list in this post.
Driving to work this morning and late as usual, I turned on the radio to find Kachi of Kiss FM suggesting we take on the 14 days #NoMakeUp Challenge and go bare-faced for Valentine’s Day. This caught my attention because I took the no make-up challenge for a month late last year but I didn’t come round to telling you all about it.
With less than two weeks to Valentine’s Day everyone is excited. Most lovers and spouses are looking for ways to express their undying affection by hunting for deals, gifts and getaways and I’ve got something for everyone!
I’ve been dying to get a new camera, and after weeks of extensive research, I’m obsessed with getting the Nikon D5300 and a super wide-angle lens!
At the start of this year, I decided to read the Bible from start to finish. But, this isn’t the first time. I attempted to do this in 2005 and again in 2011, and both times I didn’t get past Genesis. However, this time I’m using Youversion and I am determined to make it through this year
Visa applications are often very stressful. It’s JAMB all over again particularly for first-time applicants to the United States, United Kingdom and other developed countries. However, with a little insight and some effort in the right direction, your application is sure to be successful.
All good things must come to an end. After 8 years, our favourite President is leaving office and gave his farewell speech in Chicago.
I am enamored by this great man, his love for his country and his family. But reactions to his exit on Twitter have ranged from:
I want to say a big thank you to everyone who participated in our giveaway and helped make it a success!