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Lagos Diaries – Episode III
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Lagos Diaries – Episode III

Posted July 17th, 2016 by in Lagos Diaries

This entry is about our full weekend. Balogun Market, Kemi Lewis natural hair salon, going to church with a Guinness World Record breaker and the Eat Drink Lagos Festival. There are also some handy lessons/info in this vid. Enjoy and let me know if there’s anything I should check out while in Lag! Hashtag with me! #lagosdiaries   […]

Lagos Diaries – Episode II
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Lagos Diaries – Episode II

Posted July 16th, 2016 by in Lagos Diaries

Here is a quick entry as we set out to the market and get my daughter’s hair did. Enjoy! Hashtag with me! #lagosdiaries Written piece after the video!   Lagos Diaries – Day II from Ololade Siyonbola on Vimeo.   I also wrote about Money today!    

Money in Lagos
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Money in Lagos

Posted July 16th, 2016 by in Lagos Diaries

So, money, the root of Naija’s evils and successes… It became evident very quickly after I arrived that I had not brought enough hard cash in USD. So, I had to set off on a quest to find out what were the best ways to bring money from the US. Many will have folks carry […]

Lagos Diaries – Episode I
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Lagos Diaries – Episode I

Posted July 15th, 2016 by in Lagos Diaries

Hi Loves! I’m creating a video diary of my time in Lagos this summer. Primarily because there is not enough up-to-date info on the web about visiting Lagos. I didn’t see much about living here either, just a few disjointed posts from returnees. All of these were helpful but my goal is to create something […]

This is My Testimony
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This is My Testimony

Posted October 15th, 2015 by in Spirituality

Haba! I haven’t written on this site in so long, I’m surprised it’s still here. No tumbleweeds blowing through. That’s amazing. Anywhooo, I have a testimony. Right now I’m that kid in class when it’s show and tell time and the teacher asks, “Does anyone have any testimonies?” My six year old self puts her hand […]

How to Get Away With Murder, Ferguson Style
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How to Get Away With Murder, Ferguson Style

Posted November 29th, 2014 by in Blog, Genocide, Race, Racist in Brooklyn

Every time a white man is officially exonerated of guilt for killing a Black man/child/woman in a public case, the morning after, many European-American strangers avoid making eye contact with me. Is it just me? In other news, there are three major differences between Jews in Nazi Germany and Black people in America. The Jews […]

My Heart is in Ake Right Now
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My Heart is in Ake Right Now

Posted November 21st, 2014 by in AFRiCKA, Blog, Culture, Events, Nigeria

This post is dedicated to Mercy Omeike, RIP, and all the beautiful people from AABF 2013.   As it is the one-year anniversary of the first annual Ake Festival, my mind runs there frequently this week. There was no precedent for what I experienced at last year’s festival and I imagine there won’t be anything […]

What’s in a Name?
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What’s in a Name?

Posted October 21st, 2014 by in AFRiCKA, Blog, Culture

Siyonbola…Swagger to wealth? Stagger to wealth? It depends on whom you ask. I answer to many names. Each of them a reflection of whichever stage I was in at the time, my philosophy about life and culture etc. Some people think I’m running from the law or a 419er, but in actuality I was running […]