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Banga Soup

                                 My all-time favourite soup has to be the Nigerian Banga Soup because It is one of my native soups. Growing up, our meal timetables have always revolve around this soup, so I had no choice but to develop a penchant for this tasty meal.    So which tribe owns the Banga soup? I can’t really tell, because the Urhobos, Isokos, Ikas, Aniomas and even the Igbos have all lay claims to this delicious palm nut soup. In the...

My Solo Trip to Olumo Rock

                                       A Trip to Abeokuta Olumo rock has totally being on my mind since the beginning of the year and finally I got the opportunity to see this ancient splendour sculpted by Mother Nature . It was not a planned solo trip but since my friend couldn’t make it, I had to go by myself. On the said day, I had different negative thoughts running through my mind because I had never ventured to a new city alone....

Five popular markets to shop in Lagos during the festive period

I am a fan of open markets because it offers diverse options and it is pocket friendly. I did a market tour on few popular markets in Lagos, and I can proudly tell you which markets offers the best items/ products depending on what you want to buy and remember looking good is all about slaying on a budget. Balogun market Balogun market will always be first on my list anytime because you can basically get everything you...

Top five cities situated on the banks of River Niger

The river Niger is the  longest river in West Africa with the length of 2,600 miles (4,200km).the river has several names in it course, it is called Joliba (means great river) in its upper course, the Mayo Balleo and the Isa Eghirren in its central reach; and kwarra in Hausa in it lower stretch. Great civilisations have risen and fallen along this great river course. The river which was a mystery to the outside world attracted many expeditions...

Top five places to visit in Ghana this Christmas

The Christmas holiday is here again and there is ample time to explore neighbouring countries like Ghana. If you haven’t made up your mind on where to see in Ghana, then you might want to consider Richard’s top five lists of cool places to visit in Ghana.        Marantha Beach Resort, Ada Want to see where the river Volta meets the ocean?  Marantha beach resort is the answer. This resort is located in Ada Foah, on...

why we can’t get enough of Sade Adu

Style icon:Sade Adu Every one loves Sade! I can’t vouch for everyone now but back then when she was a hit, it not uncommon to see people shower accolades on her. She is one of the biggest musical exports from Britain, the half Nigerian born singer shot into the limelight in the 80s and since then she has been on and off the music scene,still yet it hasn’t stop the singer and her band in churning out award...

For the love of Abacha

  I grew a penchant for this dish during my service year in Enugu. I was curious to know why the Igbos couldn’t have enough of it and why the streets and every nook and cranny of the state was flooded by this dish. I had the opportunity to taste Abacha when I was on outing with my backpackers’ friends at Nike Lake and Resorts. It was simply delicious with mild tarty taste, and since then, I have...

 Sami Tunji: Life in transit

 Sami Tunji: Life in transit     My interest in travel started a long time ago. I have always wanted to move from one place to another, and I have lived life in a transit. Born in Karmo Abuja, where I did my primary school; moved to the outskirts of Abuja, precisely New-Nyanya in Nasarawa state, where I did my secondary school; got admission into the University of Lagos; got posted to Jos; and currently living in Ibadan....

Destination-Ofin Town

 DESTINATION –OFIN TOWN  A View of The Lagos Lagoon from the other side      The waves slapped the wooden boats with reckless abandon.  A lonely fisherman sang while he casts his net into the lagoon. I watched. The horizon seemed hazy with the Harmattan. As the sun slowly glided to the east, my friend and I strolled down the dusty street of this idyllic town.    Ofin town is situated close to Igbogbo, Ikorodu, and Lagos and...

Nike Lake: The Crocodiles’ Sanctuary

Nike Lake: The Crocodiles’ Sanctuary    Past the walls of the Nike resort lies a body of murky water as dark as midnight.  The area breathes serenity only nature could offer but this is occasionally disrupted by the flocks of egrets flying above the lake only to perch on the mangroves edging it shore. The eagles also hover around the water for their daily meal.    the oil reflecting colours on the water eagles hovering the skies    My...

Hiking Ekoyi Iheaka Holy Mountain

Hiking Ekoyi Iheaka Holy Mountain “Remember to follow only beaten trail and watch out for animal foot print and poo.” our guide voice echoed around the valley as we followed the tiny trail close to the foothill. the hills the trail   The vegetation hid some view of the hill from us. We looked around for sticks to aid our ascent uphill but what was available were rotten cassava stems. We gave up the search when we found out...

Iva Valley Coal Mine: The Source of Mmri Ocha

Iva Valley Coal Mine: The Source of Mmri Ocha  The cool breeze flitted here and there; and the air smelt of freshness, the vegetation looked greener than ever since the last time I hiked here.  Melodious sound from birds and other animal echoed all around the forest. The journey to Iva valley coal mine was a bumpy ride and our vehicle got stuck in the sandy road several times. We have been on the lonely road for too...

Akwuke Beach: The Fulani Settlement

   Akwuke Beach: the Fulani settlement    The locals spoke of two Fulani settlements that nestled atop the two sandy hills parted by the swift Iyama River.  So we decided to see for ourselves. The hot sand scorched our feet badly that we were forced to put on back our shoes. Some group of persons who came for picnic were busy running up and down the hill. The others noisily cheered them up. Our ascent upon the sandy...