Friday, December 10, 2010

How To Become A Star Style Blogger (spoof from refinery29.com)

 image credit to refinery29.com
This is actually true, from my observation of fashion blogs' metamorphoses.
One of the best photo-illustrated spoofs that I have seen in a while. 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hold an ID, when you go out (at night) in Naija.

not only in Naija actually, anywhere.

So, I was in Abuja for the summer and I went out - clubbing, lounging... often. This is not a feat that I am proud of. Rather, it has been eye-opening and I've learnt a few lessons from these outings, besides knowing who and where to swoon, of course.

One major lesson that I learnt is the importance of having my ID on me, even though it doesn't seem necessary in a country like Nigeria. In Yankee, you def need one cos of age-alcohol concerns.

One time, I got to an accident scene in Central District, Abuja, three minutes after it took place. It was around 3am and it was raining. One of the two cars involved, a Honda Accord(end of discussion) belonged to a friend's friend. To imagine that my three other gfs and I would have been in the car because we were going from one club to the other but there were two other guys in the car already. When we got to the accident scene, I thought to myself, 'what if I had been in that car?'. What if?' Thank God no life was lost and that me and my three other gf s had not sandwiched ourselves in the back seat. Otherwise, someone would have suffered the impact of the crash. How would I have been identified? Long thing because those friends are not known by my folks. o_O

This other time, shortly after prostitutes were banned from the streets of Abuja, I was approached by a Police officer. Note, that this officer didn't have his uniform shirt on, did not introduce himself with his ID or cordially talk to my friend and I. He simply accused us of standing by the roadside, past 12am, in above-the-knee dresses. Sho! we were not even hailing cars because our ride was just around the corner and we were standing infront of our house. That was how we started a long story with the officer oh. He asked for our IDs but we had none on us. The only items in our clutches were cash, money, perfumes.... He refused to allow us go back in and bring out IDS but was ready to detain us till dawn. Imagine, ending up in jail for a night because your standing infront of your house at past 12am. All he kept saying was there is a new law that women should not be standing on the street at that time of the night. oh well. After that incident, we went out with our IDs everytime.

Naija was fun. I can't wait to be back there next year, hopefully.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving

I am thankful for the following:
  • I am a college junior ( university 3rd year level) studying Neuroscience (the study of the brain) and I am loving it.
  • The chance to study abroad in London, next semester (spring 2010). Holla if you go to Queen Mary, University of London or know someone who goes there.
  • The independence that was imposed on me at the age of 10, and it has turned out right so far
  • Financial comfortability, meaning that I have all that I NEED, (not want).
  • Good health, and hopefully better in the futrue.
  • Sanity to not succumb to some worldly desires.
  • Good hair, that I neglect sometimes but it still remains fly.
  • My myopic sight that has forced me to see the world, patiently
  • Technological advances that has made living easier.
  • Friends, mostly seasonal but necessary. They all play a role at some point.
  • The grace to keep my faith in the existence of God, even when challenged.
  • Lastly, for my mum, who has been my mother+father all in one.



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Why are you thankful?

PS:  Holla if you go to Queen Mary, University of London or know someone who goes there.
PPS: ***drumroll*** my birthday is coming closer, DEC 19th. too bad I'll be losing 5 hrs of the day, in air.

Je t'embarasse.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"I am a Nigerian" I was feeling motherland-sick, then I read this. :D

"I am a Nigerian.I am one in 5 Africans.I am one in 8 black people, anywhere in the world.I am a...": "“I am a Nigerian.

I am one in 5 Africans.

I am one in 8 black people, anywhere in the world.

I am a Nobel Prize winner.

An Olympic Gold Medalist.

A Grammy Award Winner.

A Soccer Champion.

A Prince of the Vatican.

An Oscar Nominee.

A Giant of Literature.

A Distinguished Scientist.

A Musical Icon.

My roots lie in the dusty Sahel of the North; in the rich rainforest of the East;

In the Savannah plains of the West; in the oil-filled swamps of the Delta;

In the warmth of our villages and the vibrance of our cities.

My strength flows from the waters of the Niger and the Benue.

My joy springs from the rush of the Gurara Falls and the natural wonders of Yankari.

Nigeria is my rock.

Nigeria is my hope.

Nigeria is my home.

I am the voice of two hundred tribes, speaking three hundred languages.

I am the dance of the circle of life.

I am the laughter of the world’s happiest people.

I am nourished by the crop of the soil, fed by the bounty of the rivers.

I am your neighbor.

I am your friend.

I am a warrior, priest, king

I am a mother, teacher, queen.

I am my brother’s keeper.

I am a sage from an ancient civilization

I am a child in the youngest nation on earth.

I am the beauty,

I am the sound,

I am the vision,

I am the spirit,

I am the passion,

I am the soul of a continent.

I am Nigerian.

I am the HEART OF AFRICA.”

-

Nkiru Asika (via luvvdivine)


Every African is the heart of Africa.


(via fyeahafrica)

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

'For colored girls' an atypical review!

As the house manager of the 'Women of color house' at my university, there was no way that I could turn a blind eye to the movie, 'For colored girls'. So, I organized a program for about 60 students of color to go see it. I saw the movie, by Tyler Perry, last night. It is based on a book, a collection of monologous poems, by Ntozake Shange. Powerful movie I tell ya, it showed issues of abuse, neglect, authority, homosexuality perceptions, results of war, extreme religiousity and it goes on. You know its Tyler Perry, too much will be going on in the movie.
So far, this is my favorite movie of his and the first that was not fully written by him. Also, he did a good job with assembling a cast of very talented actresses and actors to really deliver the message. Like the rape scene was not the typical stuff, the timing of the insensitive act was more emphasized than the rape itself. The opera ensemble was all-black! Like for real tho, I ain't seen that before. Tyler perry didn't use Madea as a comic buffer in this movie either. Comedy was not needed because it is not a movie to be laughed but to resonate about. I mean it was a heavy movie with tragedies. Overall, the theme was 'self-love', it's ok to love someone deeply but you have to keep some for yourself.

I read a review that said the movie was not realistic, are you kidding me? This stuff is real, it happens for real.
The main actresses in the last scene. For colored girls

Some of my favorite quotations from the movie are

'My love is too SANCTIFIED to be thrown at my face'
"Because I had convinced myself that colored girls have no right to sorrow!"
"Being colored is a metaphysical dilemma I have not conquered yet"

Then my favorite monologue is below, it's really about self-love'. It was after the character's partner left her for the umpteenth time for another woman.

somebody almost walked off wid alla my stuff
not my poems or a dance i gave up in the street
but somebody almost walked off wid alla my stuff
like a kleptomaniac workin hard & forgettin while stealin
this is mine/this aint yr stuff/
now why don’t you put me back & let me hang out in my own self
somebody almost walked off wit alla my stuff
& didn’t care enuf to send a note home sayin
i was late for my solo conversation
or two sizes to small for my own tacky skirts
what can anybody do wit somethin of no value on
a open market/ did you getta dime for my things/
hey man/ where are you goin wid alla my stuff/
to ohh & ahh abt/ daddy/ i gotta mainline number
from my own shit/ now wontcha put me back/ & let
me play this duet/ wit silver ring in my nose/
honest to god/ somebody almost run off wit alla my stuff/
& i didnt bring anythin but the kick & sway of it
the perfect ass for my man & none of it is theirs
this is mine/ ntozake ‘her own things’/ that’s my name
now give me my stuff/ i see ya hidin my laugh/ & how i
sit wif my legs open sometimes/ to give my crotch
some sunlight/ & there goes my love my toes my chewed
up finger nails/ niggah/ wif the curls in yr hair/
mr. louisiana hot link/ i want my stuff back/
my rhytums & my voice/ open my mouth/ & let me talk ya
outta/ throwin my shit in the sewar/ this is some delicate
leg & whimsical kiss/ i gotta have to give to my choice/
without you runnin off wit alla my shit/
now you cant have me less i give me away/ & i waz
doin all that/ til ya run off on a good thing/
who is this you left me wit/ some simple bitch
widda bad attitude/ i wants my things/
i want my arm wit the hot iron scar/ & my leg wit the
flea bite/ i want my calloused feet & quik language back
in my mouth/ fried plantains/ pineapple pear juice/
sun-ra & joseph & jules/ i want my own things/ how i lived them/
& give me my memories/ how i waz when i waz there/
you cant have them or do nothin wit them/
stealin my shit from me/ dont make it yrs/ makes it stolen/
somebody almost run off wit alla my stuff/ & i waz standin
there/ lookin at myself/ the whole time
& it waznt a spirit took my stuff/ waz a man whose
ego walked round like Rodan’s shadow/ waz a man faster
n my innocence/ waz a lover/ i made too much
room for/ almost run off wit alla my stuff/
& i didnt know i’d give it up so quik/ & the one runnin wit it/
don’t know he got it/ & i’m shoutin this is mine/ & he dont
know he got it/ my stuff is the anonymous rip[ped off treasure
of the year/ did you know somebody almost got away wit me/
me in a plastic bag under their arm/ me
danglin on a string of personal carelessness/ i’m spattered wit
mud & city rain/ & no i didnt get a chance to take a douche/
hey man/ this is not your perogative/ i gotta have me in my
pocket/ to get round like a good woman shd/ & make the poem
in the pot or the chicken in the dance/ what i got to do/
i gotta get my stuff to do it to/
why dont ya find yr own things/ & leave this package
of me for my destiny/ what ya got to get from me/
i’ll give it to ya/ yeh/ i’ll give it to ya/
round 5:00 in the winter/ when the sky is blue-red/
& Dew City is gettin pressed/ if it’s really my stuff/
ya gotta give it to me/ if ya really want it/ i’m
the only one/ can handle it


This movie is a must-watch.
That is especially if you a woman of color and I know Nigerians in the States(or in any other westernized country) do not really feel the need to relate to the idea of being a 'person of color'. But I tell you that the States is the society that you live in now and every brown skin goes through the same 'sh*t'.


PS: I'm going to see Fela on Broadway. on Saturday! What should I expect??

Update: I never made to seeing Fela. I missed it in London too in Jan, 2011. :(
Je t'embarasse.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Meet the McGhee Sextuplets

Lovely. I wanna have triplets, when I'm ready tho.

PS: if you can, donate. I already gave in my two cents.

Meet the McGhee Sextuplets: "

Mia and Rozonno McGhee and their newborn sextuplets were featured on Good Morning America recently and they need your help. According to reports, the Ohio couple had a hard time conceiving kids so they turned to fertility drugs which resulted in 6 unexpected beautiful babies. However, with one bedroom and a need for six cribs, food, doctors bills, etc the expenses may be too much for the family to handle. Via Their Facebook Page

Mr. and Mrs. McGhee were high-school sweethearts at Linden-McKinley who relied on each other to navigate a difficult adolescence in a tough neighborhood. He was 20 and she was 18 when they married 11 years ago, their only dream to stay together and raise a family.After unsuccessful attempts to have children, the North Side couple turned to fertility drugs. Mrs. McGhee gave birth to twins prematurely last year, and both infants died.When an ultrasound during her next pregnancy revealed multiple heartbeats, she felt devastated again. “They advised us to do the selective reduction,” she said. “We couldn’t.”The McGhees knew they would struggle to afford an instant family of eight. He is a carpet- and upholstery-cleaner; she is leaving her job at JPMorgan Chase to care for the babies.

To donate to a fund for the McGhee sextuplets, visit any Chase Bank location. The account can be found under “The McGhee Trust Fund”” or Rozonno and Mia McGhee. Additional donations in the forms of toys, food, diapers, etc can be sent to IMPACT Attn: Tracy Taylor 700 Bryden Road, Columbus OH 43205.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Water awareness project 2010

Hey, I'm really sorry that I have been AWOL for two good months. oh my, summer ended, school started and it's winter already because I don't think the fall season exists anymore.

Below is the shorter version of the report for the project that I ran in Nigeria, this summer.

Much thanks to ~B~ of 1BlackButterfly, who supported me.
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This summer, I started and ran ‘The Water Awareness Project’ in Abuja, Nigeria, with the aid of the Rausch Internship grant from the Environmental Studies Department in my school. There is a growing water crisis in Nigeria with a large proportion of the population having no access to safe drinking water. It is estimated that only half of the 140 million people have access to safe water, and even fewer to basic sanitation facilities.
The goal of Water Awareness Project (WAP) was to create awareness among Nigerian youths on the role of water in practicing good sanitation habits, while emphasizing water conservation practices. In June, I gave 30-minute to 60-minute talks on the role of water in sanitation and water conservation practices in twenty-schools in Central Abuja. In July, I worked with the pupils of an Abro Hallmark International School, located in Mpape, Abuja, a settlement deficient of portable water. With the help of a plumber, the pupils and I installed a water tank that employs a rainwater harvesting system from the rooftop of a school building. This particular activity emphasized the importance of community engagement from one’s younger years and showed a water conservation practice. With the tank installation, It is hoped that the students will spend less time in search of water before classes and medical costs will be reduced as a result of water-related diseases contracted from the use of contaminated water.
At the end of July, I had concluded the water awareness project and conducted mini surveys from the students in participating schools. In the near future, I plan to extend this project to more schools in other parts of Nigeria.


Monday, August 9, 2010

*How to make love!*

Ingredients...

4 laughin eyes,
4 well shaped legs,
4 lovin arms,
2 firm milk containers,
2 nuts,
1 mixin bowl,
1 firm banana...


Method...
1. Look into laughin eyes
2. Spread well shaped legs with lovin arms
3. Squeeze & massage milk containers very gently
4. Gently add firm banana to mixin bowl workin in an out until well creamed
5. As heat rises plunge banana deep into mixin bowl and cover with nuts, leave to soak, preferably not over nite
6. The cake is done when banana is soft, if banana doesn't soften repeat steps 3-5 or change mixin bowls! Note...
If you are in an unfamiliar kitchen..
1. Wash utensils carefully before and after use!
2. Do not lick mixin bowl!
3. If cake rises, leave town...



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every line has pun-intentions.
stole it from a friend's fb.
shit is funny as hell. don't ask me if i've followed this recipe lol.

gotta post stuff like this, when you have too much time on your hands in jand.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A letter from London

Dear followers lovers,

Once again, I've tried to satisfy my curious self by travelling to another acclaimed city. This time around, it is London. I have been here for only a few days and one thought that keeps recurring is '1 USD is not = 1 GBP'. By the side of that, every pence counts too and is not as negligible as the cent.

I'm staying with my cousin, an LLM student, and she works the night shift at her workplace. So, she creeps back into the house at the crack of dawn, then sleeps all-day. I kept wondering how many people in London are actually nocturnal workers until I read the free 'London Evening Standard' that stated over 100, 000 workers use the night bus service. Basically, nothing in London is free. I was glancing through a Vibe mag, at a train mini bookstore but the attendant told me to stop unless I was buying it. I thought one could read any unsealed book in a bookstore. Oh well, I just told him that I'm used to American bookstores, where one can camp at Barnes and Noble lol,  and that he should pardon me.

One other thing that my cousin told me to assume is to think every Black person in London is Yoruba, until he/she proves otherwise. Like seriously tho, I have heard more Yoruba spoken than English by black folks around here. Last Sunday, I was in Blackheath and it seemed like the road was invaded by ankara-clad humans. Oh well, Nigerians were coming from the church.

Silly me, I should be a tourist in London but I can't help practicing my number 1 hobby, people watching, full-time. Just in case, you catch a juicey babe, wearing glasses(after 18mths of contacts) and extra-extra-long braids, appreciating the awesomeness of London folks, that's Yinkuslolo!

oh, I have a one-well all-access travel card and I should not be wasting almost 40 pounds. Funny how my Jand friends are vacaying in Naija and I just left them behind there to come to this upgraded Lagos. So, I need places to go but oh well, folks be busy working and crashing all-day lol.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Is this a 'post'?

So many things have happened in the last two months and I have failed to blog about them. Too many things, I swear. My project, details coming later, is almost done.

I leave for London in about a week. Yet, there are still so many things to be done.

I hope all is well with everyone as summer continues.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

SA world cup 2010 randomicities

So far, my boys have annoyed me so much. I'm pissed. Some points that I have to make for reals

  • Enyeama did us proud but I think that he has to change up his skill a little. A goal keeper is meant to keep the ball and not push it out of the goalpost area. Because if it's not done properly, a rebound goal can occur and that is what happened once or twice and cost us determining goals.
  • Kaita made a mistake but was not responsible for your loss against Greece. The dude was actually holding down the midfield. Kaka was also given a red card. Why did Brazil not fall apart after Kaka's exit?
  • Where is Mutallab? Because we need his skills to bomb Yakubu's plane to wherever. I kid, i kid. But that Yakubu cannot even show a sign of remorse because he was laughing after he had the greatest miss of the 2010 world cup.
  • Did anyone watch that Portugal-North Korea 7-0? That was pure comedy.
  • My Black stars are doing it big, so glad. Those GH players can hustle for ball tho, to the last second. Did someone peep Prince? I predicted that they were going to beat US 2-1 and they did. I have also predicted that they will make it to semi finals but not finals.
  • Keep blowing those Vuvuzuelas.

PS: I have a feeling that Sade will win the BET Best International Act. I'm not watching this year but I hope the show will be as memorable as last year's.

And this month is my Blogversary!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Yesterday was Father's day

and all I could say was
'Happy Father's day, mom!'

Monday, June 14, 2010

It's been a while loves

Yinkuslolo is in Nigeria and she has been having a swell time, no joke. Abuja is fantastic indeed. I did a couple of talks for the Water Awareness Project already and I went to the Plumbing market in Dei-dei today. It was raining, but still an interesting trip though. I met ~B~ of Butterfly, she's so adorable. We went to Drumstix and had an interesting lunch.

One other thing, Abuja's social scene is overwhelming. I'm meeting new people everyday and going to some new hotspot every wkend night. It's all good though and I'm loving it. I'm living in a 'girls pad' life in Abuja because my mum is home, in Europe and I have no vacant hosue in Abuja. Hopefully, I get to see my mum sometime soon.

I hope I make it down to Lagos and Obudu sometime, I really want to. Though, I don't know my way around Lag.

PS: This post is just an update. Basically, I'm loving it down here in Abj.

Wishing y'all a great summer.

Monday, May 31, 2010

10 Reasons to Hate the “Summer” in Nigeria


10. Mud and puddles


9. Dust


8. Noise


7. Mosquitoes


6. Elephant grass


5. Houseflies


4. NTA news (cheeky cheeky) :), not for me tho


3. NEPA


2. Expired imported apples


1. Heat


PS: credits to ktravula.com


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too many things to love tho

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Water awareness project 2010

    From my recent posts, you will know that I am working towards a community-service project centered on water sanitation and personal hygiene. Thanks to America and my generous university, I was awarded a grant to sponsor my independent project, the reason behind this post's title. The first half of the project involves giving talks on water sanitation, conservation and personal hygiene in twenty schools. The latter half will involve installing a plastic water tank, using a rainwater catchment system, in a school in Mpape. Mpape, is a rural settlement 15 minutes from Maitama, with little or no access to portable water.
    I have some construction experience but I'm still looking for a volunteer(s) to assist with or partake in this project.  I already know this project is going to be so much fun and beneficial. If you  have some free time in June and July in Abuja, holla, yinkuslolo@gmail.com !! Even if you don't want to help but just meet-up/chit-chat, still contact me
    

    PS: I am sitting in Heathrow waiting for my flight to Abuja and I see a Nigerian jamming to a gigantic iPod because he is working around with an iPad. Jeez! I did not know people actually bought that gadget jajaja. I’m so glad to be going back to the motherland after a long time. I’ll put up this post, when I get to Abuja.
    On another note, I want to explore Abuja this summer, no joke. Suggestions for hotspots and hidden goodies are welcome.

Je t'embarasse.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Eminem Not Afraid-( Not Official Music Video)

I'm one of Eminem's lovers. I don't know why but he gets me.

I'm not afraid to take a ....


Done with this semester. Can't believe that I'm halfway done with college. Summer can commence, jajajaja. Naija is not ready for Yinkuslolo.

ps: comments have been enabled, as usual

Monday, May 10, 2010

Inhale

"...in the midst of organic chemistry, with its frightfully dull theoretical problems, and involved cases of isomerism and hydrocarbon radicals-the benzene ring, etc etc- I found myself so wretchedly bored that I positively could not study for more than fifteen minutes without acquiring an excruciating headache which prostrated ne completely for the test of the day."

-H. P. LOVECRAFT
I'm beasting for my organic chem finals.




In other news, guess whose environmental proposal was approved with sufficient grant?
ps. I purposely disallowed comments. Thanks for wishing me well. I'll be back with the details in a few days.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

That Underwear game

When it all comes down to it, you attract folks with your outerwear but nothing gets me like an A+ underwear game. I'm not talking about those who consciously match their bras and panties, it ain't all that maybe cos I don't do it.

My mother spends a great deal on underwear and that has made me to invest in my underwear collection too. Funny thing, 80% of the time, my mum gives underwear as presents. She must be the highest retail customer of Marks&Spencer Intimates.

Simple tips for the ladies, I may be biased.
  • Go for panties that don't show panty lines or pantyhem depressions, when you wear tight bottoms. Thongs are a safe bet. Sidenote: My friend told me that I should stop wearing thongs so often like a stripper, story!
  • Also, go for cotton underwear that will air to pass thru to your intimate skin. Silk may be sexy but the heat eh.
  • Please and please, sanitize/wash your bras. It is easy to neglect the bras and pay attn to only the underbottoms.
  • For the well-endowed sister, if your straps are gonna show in a sundress, pls watch that bra-strap size. Nothing gets me like seeing a 3cm bra-strap. I know it's a challange if u got 36DDs like me but there are some good bras with not-so-wide straps. They may come pricey, but I call it an investment.
  • If you're gonna wear that short freakum dress, pls make sure your panties/under-bottoms are close to your skin color. I don't appreciate being flashed pink panties on some ebony skin. Better still, wear some short tights underneath. I love/use my shapers to death.
  • Big-boobied sisters again. Don't wear undersized bras. No matter the size, e go dey for market.


As for the gents, just one rule.
Pls, have sparkly clean briefs underneath. Nothing turns me off as much has seeing a discoloured and possibly sweat-smelling boxers
  • Preferably white. ok, I lied. I loooovvvveee white briefs on bros.




Over to you guys, what makes an Underwear game A+? what are your undewear pet peeves?

Keep your Underwer game 100%, and what is under the underwear lol.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

How much does this type of water tank cost in Nigeria?

If you know the price of anyone of the tanks, please tell me the estimated price and the color from the picture.
I am not crazy, I'm trying to type up something but I really have no idea of how much water tanks cost in Nigeria. Google has not been helpful either.Help please

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Community service project in Nigeria this summer?

Remember when I blogged about being jobless, if I go to Naija this summer? Well, I guess I may not be anymore and it's not like I have gotten job or something but read on.

I spoke to someone in my school about funding an environmental project in Nigeria but I was late and the fund had ran out. Fortunately, I just got an email today that there may actually be some funding available.

NOW WHAT TO DO? WHAT TO DO?

I don't know how much is available but I am looking to do some community environmental-related project in or around Abuja?
Something like a built water tank, summer programs (which is not really practical)?
Basically something on a low budget of $3, 000 but with a long-lasting effect?
Time line: less or up to 2mths. Preferably 1mth.

Ideas please?!

I'm so glad that I may have a shot at giving back to my own motherland and make use of my summer time.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I can't mess with flaky people.

'Flaky' here is restricted to the description, 'unreliable'.

It's just one of my pet peeves. Don't lead me on if you know that you will lift my hopes up and let them drop with a bang. This is not limited to relationships with the opposite sex but with friendships, actually.

I know that we can't keep to our word everytime or predict the future but there some decisions that should not be joked with. I'm not going to claim the title of the 'most reliable person' but I will not say yes to something that I don't want to do. Last spring break, I was meant to be at a friend's but she started being flaky about it. We had planned this like a semester ago and 2wks before spring break, she started talking in tongues. Long story short, I cancelled my air ticket and reserved another one for a back-up trip with some other friends, to the same city o_O. Till date, things are not like it used to be between us because she's so conscious(read: guilty) about stuff.

So, I can't mess with flaky pple and I like to plan ahead, trips et al. Ironically, I don't have a hot temper but I can't condone flaky pple. Like seriously. Ok. That's all about flaky shit.

I'm going to the Timaya concert in NY, this weekend. holla! That should be fun. Well, this is going to be my first Nigerian concert in the states. Is there anything that I should be beware of?

Je t'embrasse

*side-eye to all the actresses on Blogsville.* JAJAJA. So much drama on Blogsville. Y'all should co-author a 'Bad girls club of Blogsville' blog. I kid, I kid

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Girl Crush: Janelle Monae



Janelle Monae Tightrope ft. Big Boi
she’s just too...
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I don't know how to say this but I just found a girl crush
Janelle Monae Tightrope ft. Big Boi

Obviously, Yinkuslolo doesn't know how to embed videos o_O
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Saturday, April 3, 2010

There is so much freedom in nudity

I didn't forget that I had a blog, I only forgot that it was mine. There fore, I have the freedom to write whatever I wish.

  • I love myself best when Im naked. Matter of fact, I sleep only in my panties except when I have some company over. Don't ask me what type of company
  • I dance best in the shower, naked.
  • I take the best pictures of myself, naked.
Love is made best naked. Fuck kinky.

I know that one of social norms in most parts of the world is that one should be clothed. Yet, acquiring clothes has become a huge part of our lives. what if I lived in a nudist society, where I everyone can see my love handles and perked 36DDs? Where I could see the stretch marks of the neighbor? The scars of the best actress? The tattoos on the lower back? The piercing in God-knows where?

Lemme live in a nudist society for a day?
Well, I already do when I sleep.

There is so much freedom in nudity.

PS: If anyone has or knows any medium-large sized e-stores, like big cartels and ish. Leave your links. ok and goodbye

Thursday, March 25, 2010

What does community service mean in Nigeria?

To an average Nigerian, what does community service mean? I'm not quite sure how many opportunities are available in Nigeria. Most of the volunteering opportunities that I found online are organized by foreigners and expensive too. Yes, you have to pay to volunteer. I'm kind of feeling disappointed that there are not a lot of home-based volunteer/teach-abroad programs.

If you know about any, pls send the info to my email, yinkuslolo@yahoo.com, or just leave a comment, with a link preferably.

You don't want me to write about undergraduate internship programs in Nigeria? I saw something about Shell somewhere but that's it. I learnt that Interniing during the summer in Naija is all about who you know.

Oh well, Yinkuslolo may go to Nigeria during the summer and I can't spend three months just eating suya and making free midnight calls. I gatta be busy.

Things that I'm willing to do
-Teach
-Volunteer
-Work in an office/hospital

For what in return?
For nothing really, a stipend will be desirable.


S'il vous plaƮt, Help a sister out. Bueno?!

Those with connections, *side eye to the rich pikins*, hook me up abeg.

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what is this? I hear that engaged Lance and Eva have called it quits. Damn, I loved their asses together. Too much hotness. *clutching my pearls as I realise lance is up-for-grabs single now* I didn't say nothing

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My mac is back, safe and sound. Going to back up my stuff asap, ie during the summer.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Let's make a sandwich.

Where the hell did that fit into Gaga's telephone video? yes, I'll just come back from a 4wk-hiatus and complain about the eccentric lady's video. Just because something was done by Gaga doesn't mean that it should be applauded. After wasting my three good minutes, the audio was introduced and I was lost trying to follow the craze-line of the video. she could have made 4 diff vids from just that one, I'm talking about length-wise but storyline-wise. yet, I go to FB and I see statuses proclaiming the video as 'epic' and 'off the shizzle'. Yeye notu! pls, go and make a sandwich. Yes, that did not fit into my rant as much it did not fit into Gaga's video. It was nicely acted tho.

So, I got a Mac, when I came to college. 18 mths in, the damn thing crashed. I sent her to the Apple hospital but she's not back yet. I hope I don't lose all my docs cos I'm gonna die. literally. That being said, go back your sh*t up on the internet/hard-rive cos you never know how precious your essays, pictures, and other random files are until you lose them. using other folks' laptops has been so weird cos everyone customizes hir laptop functions to hir taste. I just cannot wait for my mac.

Well, I did not allow my mac's going into coma to make me sad before embarking on my 2-week spring brk. yes, two good weeks. I went to the DC-metro area and Los Angeles. Yo, the DC metro area is like Bollywood, lots of Indian folks and LA has a lot of Mexicans.They should just make Spanish an official language in Cali. LA was fun with the girls,so much talking and girl-to-girl drama. I can only take those girls in doses.

On another foot, The Game ( a show) is going to be back on BET this fall. Shit, I cannot wait. too much mehn, too much. Don't front, you know you like the show. If you've not watched it before, get on the first three seasons. that's like the best African-Ame TV series that I've ever watched.

I'll be back, *as I run to start my writing my Bio Lab report*

Jos on mind. Naija is almost 50 and there are still internal crises going on. A fool at 40 50 is a fool for....

Je t'embarasse.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

sometimes, collegites go too hard

so, this is becoming my chronicles of college space.

Last nite, we planned to go to a 'black' after-party. so, my housemate had some friends over. And they came drunk, but still in a good place. That afterparty was def gonna be popping. my housemate, Imma call her Shatta, and I had planned several things to go down at that party, moves, seduction, fooly et al. you get?

Then, we had to wait for two other friends. When they finally showed up, we were seven in number. We puffed and were about to hit the road. sweet, right?

Suddenly, one of the drunk girls started puking(vomiting) in the bathroom sink, then in the toilet bowl. shit! we were like does she wanna rest for like 10 mins but she was like she's fine, on y va. As we were about to leave again, she went back to puke. I was like wtf man! (in my mind). You will not believe that she went on puking for the next 3 hrs. She def had too much to drink, before coming over. That was how we missed the party and all other plans.

So, the night turned out far from expected. But damn, Shatta and I had some plansssss.

#onto.the.next.one

PS: spring break is in two wks time, and Yinkuslolo has nothing planned. but she def wants to hit the road. Cali on my mind. What y'all doing?

In case you were wondering, all these babes are Akata, well except me.

Monday, February 15, 2010

schiit! i love college

This is a response to Suru's most recent post.

This is what I did from friday evening thru Sat nite.

Went to a gospel concert for 4hrs, then to a party at 12am, got my drank and dunce on till 2:30am, then went sledding down three diff hills from 3am till 430am. Woke up at 2pm and procastinated til 5pm.

Started prepping for another night out at 9pm. went to a spokenword+dance show at 1030pm, then to a black party from 12am til 2am. You know what goes down at black parties.

schiit! i love college.

Happy belated Val's wkend y'all.

Quick request: I want to get bold Afrocentric earrings online but I can't find any e-store. Send me links to any that you know.

visit/follow my photo blog, yinkuslolo.tumblr.com

and I love this chic's music. good nigerian r & b stuff

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

where teh fudge is my fone?

so, my fone doubles as my alarm clock and my academic life DEPENDS on it. But I can't find it. I have to wake up for class in 4hrs (i.e. if my alarm rings some disturbing sense into my head). It's 4am now and if I dare sleep, I know I'll wake up at noon naturally. Hmmn, that wud be murder because I would have missed my first three different classes from 9-12.

Shit! I can't afford that because one of them is a compulsory review for an upcoming test.

I'm scared to sleep and too fatigued to continue studying. Oh no. where is my fone?!?!?! I dont even want my numbers, all I need is teh alarm.

I can't tell anyone to wake me up tomorrow, my housemates are snoring already. FML.

And yes, it's that serious.

P.S. Comments are disabled, effing rant.

update: I woke up at 1130am. missed the three classes and got an email about my missing fone at 1210pm. fml x2. but I'm glad I have my alarm clock back now.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

My fine is $50.60?????

I took this off another site. Its kind of fun and thought I would share. Turns out my fine is just 50.60!!!! What is yours??
You don't have to let us know what your answers are, just the total amount of your fine..


Smoked pot — $10
Did acid — $5
Ever had sex at church — $25
Woke up in the morning and did not know the person who was next to you — $40
Had sex with someone on MySpace — $25
Had sex for money — $100
Vandalized something — $20
Had sex on your parents’ bed — $10
Beat up someone — $20
Been jumped — $10
Crossed dressed — $10
Given money to stripper — $25
Been in love with a stripper — $20
Kissed some one who’s name you didn’t know — $0.10
Hit on some one of the same sex while at work — $15
Ever drive drunk — $20
Ever got drunk at work, or went to work while still drunk — $50
Used toys while having sex — $30
Got drunk, passed out and don’t remember the night before — $20
Went skinny dipping — $5
Had sex in a pool — $20
Kissed someone of the same sex — $10
Had sex with someone of the same sex — $20
Cheated on your significant other — $10
Masturbated — $10
Cheated on your significant other with their relative or close friend — $20
Done oral — $5
Got oral — $5
Done/got oral in a car while it was moving — $25
Stole something — $10
Had sex with someone in jail — $25
Made a nasty home video — $15
Had a threesome — $50
Had sex in the wild — $20
Been in the same room while someone was having sex — $25
Stole something worth over more than a hundred dollars — $20
Had sex with someone 10 years older — $20
Had sex with someone under 21 and you are over 27 — $25
Been in love with two people or more at the same time — $50
Said you love someone but didn’t mean it — $25
Went streaking — $5
Went streaking in broad daylight — $15
Been arrested — $5
Spent time in jail — $15
Peed in the pool — $0.50
Played spin the bottle — $5
Done something you regret — $20
Had sex with your best friend — $20
Had sex with someone you work with at work — $25
Had anal sex — $80
Lied to your mate — $5
Lied to your mate about the sex being good — $25


Have a great rest of the weekend.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

WORK IT Tina Turner.

WORK IT Anna Mae.: "

Anna Mae Bullock (b.k.a. Tina Turner) hit the Armani Prive Haute Couture fashion show during Paris Fashion Week yesterday. She’s 70 and still working it out.
The original Ms. Tina.



Ok Fierce Kitty Tina. Fun times with Armani couture.
Photos: WENN
WORK IT Anna Mae. is a post from: Young, Black, and Fabulous :: Spreading Fabulousness & Foolywang Since '05
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I want to look like this, in my own skin, when I'm 70. love it.



PS: My Photo Blog has been delivered. I'm still milking it. Check it out, Yinkuslolo Photography.


PPS: I'm mad this happened. Wtf, the ignorance of some folks is so annoying. At the end of it all, we Africans have to step up our game. Yes, that's what it comes down to.



Saturday, January 16, 2010

Paris va etre desert

Sorry, if you just got sold cos my French got better during my stay in Paris.


So, im currently in the plane flying home(Budapest) back from paris. There are only 11 passenger in this 150-seater plane. Is that a sign of the economic recession?

Onto correct gist, Paris is popping. Get the right host, goog company and there is shit to be done. I visited the eiffel tower, the louvre blah blah, got my nails done, and spoke bad French. I stayed with my friend and her folks try to speak English but it sounds funny cos it’s bad but comprehensible and whenever I speak French, they laugh at me also.

I realized that I’m not polite enough for the French. And this period is ’soldes’ ie is sales in France. Damn! every time I spoke to a salesperson there, they frowned or complained. My friend had to explain to them that I was not a good French speaker cos I didn’t add a superficial please, thank you and ’vous’. At the same time, the French can be polite but they are not necessarily respectful.

A few things that I noticed in Paris:

  • There is a metro station everywhere literally cos I never entered a bus all through my five-day stay but the metro and I went out like a delivery-guy. There are 14 different metro lines and the city is not like very huge.
  • There are orchestra bands/instrumentalists in almost every train station playing good music.
  • The French seem romantic but not PDA-ish (unlike Budapest folks) cos I saw quite a few folks with fresh bouquets on the train.
  • Cheese can never be too much. Dude! My friend organized a dinner and they were like 5 types of cheese and all other dairy ish

One of the trips I made, in Paris, was to the northern part, where there are major black/arab/other minorities neighborhoods and I fixed acrylic nails for the first time. I can't remove my contacts or type regularly now. Btw, the black French guys (and girls) are pretty good looking on the average. I pointed this out to my girlfriends, when I saw a ‘Derwin’ in The Game look-alike. Yum! Umm, did I just give away my type?

I def cannot do a description of my trip justice in my post but do go to Paris sometime. I am a fast-life but chill-mode kinda person and paris def has the I-want-to-live-here kinda feeling.

Oh, we’re preparing for descent now! This is a short flight. Will publish this post on ground.
Visit Paris sometime, s’il vous plait!

Title is from the tagline of an ad, all over Paris. I don't get it myself.
PS: my internet situation is still crappy, ill get on replying to comments soon.
PPS: I am starting another blog. Hint: that's why i have 'photo-less' posts

Monday, January 11, 2010

I may go in oh-Ten, let me start with Milano

Happy New Year. Mine started on a blah note with expected annoying grades, the mum and me squabble, a fierce stomach upset. It’s gone uphill since then. I got a new blog layout. so, you're not on a wrong page.

unto better shit, i’ve been in Milano for a couple of days and the mum is sleeping away beside me zzzZZZ. It’s cool here. Not the I-will-like-to-live-here effect but I’ll-def-like-to-pass-thru-here again. The city so far has its posh side and razz realness. Its in fucking Italia anyway. sadly, the mediocre hotel I’m lodged at has a krackhead internet service. for 21st century’s sake, why shud the internet only open facebook and google for someone? I had to go to a cyber cafe to check up some stuff, for example my personal school email for 4.50 euros per hr, ie is like 6 dollars. i saved some 15 mins for tomorrow lol. Considering the fact that I understand some French and I’m colonized by some pale folk fluent in English, I’ve been able to navigate this perfecto-panini-aqua world, duh?  My mum is still learning how to say ‘ciao’. pronounced ‘cha-wu’

Today, I went to Duomo, a tourist/commercial/massive center in Milano and I went to designer shops that I’ve only seen their products in Vogue, from Burberry’s to Louis Vuitton’s So, mum wanted to buy a bag and told a saleslady to keep it for her while we go check out something in another booth. before 10 mins, we came back and the bag was sold. My mum vexed but calmly pulled the race card. Shit was real lol. but now that i think of it, I had not seen any black in that huge convoluted mall. She ended up buying 3 bags. I don’t even know why. haha, she def wanted to show that African folks cop good stuffs too. I hope that was not her pt tho. I really wanted to enter a Louboutin shop and just ogle those pumps. Maybe if I went to the 4th floor. By the way, my fave shop for this break is Mango, used to be Zara. I can def walk in there confidently and buy something worth my kudi. Things are def expensive in Milano but if you know where to look, you’ll get some very good stuffs at affordable price. And folks here can druss, they can driss, they can dress!


In terms of demographics, Milano is diverse with black folks even coming up on their news lol and pple speaking diff languages around you. Y’all may not know that when I’m home in Budapest, I may not see any other black folk when I go out with even public transport. That place is effing transparent with only white folk. oh! mum just woke up. earlier today, I told her that Lagos may look like Milano in 2050 and she begged to differ cos some ridiculous ish cannot be undone in Gidi. We have to step up our game in Naija, for reals.

I was also in Rome for a few hrs and visited the Vatican City. In a few days, I’m off to Paris solo. I know someone thinks that  Imma be on some Illuminati tracking tour soon. btw, why is jay Z getting pple on mad nerves with that his new vid.

Yup I’m on some real waka-dugbe before the craze of college starts.
So, on that note oh-Ten is gonna be a good year and I hope this post is actually published. Else, this hotel’s internet is racist selective.

in this year, I want to

  • Be successful with my undisclosed career project
  • Be productive with my photography-ego
  • Be more careful with my belongings
  • Find good balls
  • Use more water
Je t’embarasse