THE LIVE-IN IN-LAW

E no get wetin this my “single” eye no go see. I just dey waka. There is an “owambe” every weekend. I will know that I am late to the party when my male friends start getting married. Lol.  It’s as if I am doing pre-marriage inspection and so far, the only perfect ones are on…

YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE NOT NECESSARILY YOUR FRIENDS

Your colleagues are not your friends. Well, not necessarily. A lot of us use the word “friend” loosely. Everybody’s a friend. Because around here, we’re not taught to make the distinction verbally. We feel that it might come off as disrespectful or offensive. (It is this mentality that is responsible for a great many of…

HOW I DID IT

This is not a conventional post. Today, you are going to do the work. We need your help. The way this economy is, regular folks cannot afford to get married anymore without family support. Some of my friends have found a healthy alternative. They just go to court, fulfil traditional rites (in faraway villages where…

HOW TO BE A MONSTER-IN-LAW

There is a journey to monster-in-law hood too. It takes steady practice from a really young age. One simply does not become a monster-in-law overnight. It is not a skill that can be picked up or a crash course that can be studied. It is a full time job.

MUMMY DEE…

“Who is that person calling you at this time of the night ehn? Give me the phone”

I quickly put on all my manners and cooed “good evening ma” into the phone.

Mummy Dee: Goodnight to you too. Why are you calling my daughter at this time of the night?

Me: “Ma, nothing serious o, some of her friends and I just wanted to hang with her for a bit. We just got into town and…”

Mummy Dee: “Please, hang with her in the afternoon. My daughter-in-law does not roam about in the night. You people should call her tomorrow morning”

She handed the phone back to her son but before he ended the call, I could hear her in the background…

Mummy Dee: “Children of nowadays sha! Where did you find such end time friends?”

5 RULES FOR BUYING CLOTHES FROM SMRs

We all have friends that sell goods on social media. It is easy to have a virtual store and it is good business. With the effects of global warming (omg! it’s so hot and there’s really no harmattan in these parts), Lasgidi traffic and just the overall stress of venturing out on your only free…

OH THE PRESSURE!THE PRESSURE!!

This is a non-feminist post so hol-it! About a month ago, one of my best friends was telling me how uncomfortable his girlfriend is whenever she comes to see him at his place and his elder brother is around. She doesn’t like to sleep over. Long after our conversation, I kept thinking about it. Ladies,…

NEWLYWEDS BE LIKE…

We know them, we have them…our amazing friends that used to drink with us till dawn and do all the fun stuff with. Then they got married. I am not sulking. Or bitter. But if you can relate, this post is for you. They give you the “pity” look. Changing your prefix to Mrs or…

MUCH ADO ABOUT JOLLOF…

I spent the festive period in the kitchen. And we did not travel to the village o! Anyways, my mom who sat and watched while I cooked most of the time tried to engage me in the usual marriage conversation (single ladies, raise your hand if you had this conversation during the holidays) She started….

THE VOICEMAIL SITUATION

I have thought about the structure of this blog for months. After wrestling with myself for an appropriate name (I eventually opened two blogs since I could not decide so one day, I might introduce you to the second one), I battled with the form and tone of the blog. I am not sure if…