Monday, 30 April 2012

Slut pride

 For a few weeks now CNN has been following a rape case in South Africa involving a mentally impaired 17 year old girl raped by 7 men aged 13- 19. They recorded their despicable acts and in a matter of days the video had gone viral, almost every student in the secondary schools around Soweto had a copy. During an interview with her mother, she stated that this wasn't the first case she had reported to social workers, apparently, she had been lured into a thick bush by a man who promised her apples but raped her instead months before this time.

CNN helped spark some global rage and in a matter of days Nigerian radio stations were talking about it and mostly focused on how to prevent rape. There were many suggestions from the outright silly, wearing panties that had 'I am HIV positive' and telling the rapist you had HIV just to scare him off to kick boxing inspired moves, kicking the rapist in his groin area.

A random study showed that more rape cases are reported on university campuses so they try to organize rape seminars frequently where they talk about preventing, reporting and what to do after a rape incident.
At one of these seminars in January 2011 organized by York University Toronto, Canada a police officer, Michael Sanguinetti suggested that to avoid rape girls should avoid "dressing like sluts". Women and men across the city erupted in protest marches to remind everyone that blaming sexual violence on the victim for wearing provocative clothing is ignorant and dangerous . The turn out was massive, 'slut walkers' as they are now known were carrying placards that read "My dress does not mean yes", "sluts pay taxes" and "Slut pride"

                                                  Slut walk Toronto
 After a successful walk in Toronto, other Canadian and American cities took to the streets ( there are plans to move to Sweden, India and South Africa), and these were more daring than the first walk with girls (and even the men) showing up in revealing outfits!
                                                         Slut walk New York

You can check their website for more details and to see if there's a slut walk in a town near you.

What are your thoughts on these protests? Do you think they have a point? What are your thoughts on having this walk in Lagos?

Friday, 16 March 2012

Blah week

I have felt very blah and ghostly this week! I'm seeing cockroaches and lizards everywhere, spelling wrongly; I was doing some work for the firms career site and typed "ow to right a resume"

I thought getting a haircut may shake things up, it did for a day till somebody at work decided to christen me and the haircut 'Baba Fryo"

Today, I feel like being a trophy wife, a real housewife of Atlanta, one of those pple that make money just sitting by the pool, drinking expensive wine *sigh*

Monday, 27 February 2012

Hafstat's Birthday Pictures are here!!!!!

I had passed the Friday night before Hafsat's birthday at hers and realized after I got to work that I left my make up at home :( so I planned to disappear anytime we had to take a photo, but she invited her photographer friend over and the rest of the story,  find in the photos!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                                              Early birds
                                                     I'm not such an addict :p

                                                         Not my date
                                                 Cracking one of my many jokes I suppose?

                                               The samosas were lush! Finished too quick though :(

                                                      Tope, me, Nkechi and birthday girl :D

                                                       BIRTHDAY GIRL!!!!!!!!!

                                                Believe or not, I had no make up on!
                                              Preparing to do what I understand

                                              We looove to eat!

                                                   Dessert made me blush!

                                               I love this picture of Hafsy and her Boo
                                         Me and Joko ( the amazing photographer) showing off our necklaces
                                        me, Joko, Hafsy, Cassandra *wink*, Farida, Nkechi and Tope
                                                         My well fed and satisfied smile

Have a great week guys xxx

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Hafsat's Birthday Drama

Tough year to be a Nigerian isn't it? With the petrol subsidy removal and the hike in price of goods and services!

On to witty blog news..... Hafsat, my friend that won't leave me alone was 25 on 7th January. We had a late lunch at this beautiful, little steak restaurant, Orela on Awolowo road, Ikoyi to celebrate with her. As expected, it was a little crowd of some unfamiliar faces so we decided to take turns to introduce ourselves and say very briefly how long we have been friends with Hafsat.
                                                                    Birthday girl!

3 of us had known Hafsat the longest, since our QC days and were giggling away when this guy (someone already whispered to us he was from a wealthy family) brought our mini party to an abrupt pause. His girlfriend had done a poor job socializing so he decided to help her make a few friends and started out with us, her old school mates!
"Oh really, you went to QC? I thought you looked oddly familiar! When did you graduate? What arm were you in? Were you are boarder or day girl? What house were you in?"  The questions kept pouring in, boyfriend felt accomplished and left girlfriend to handle her new found stardom which she seemed to be enjoying till her tongue slipped! She answered one of our questions so wrongly, we knew she had to be lying! But she wasn't going down without a fight, argued for a few minutes till she finally gave up and refused to answer any further questions. Boyfriend looked traumatized! Way to find out his chic had been lying about her secondary education! She just put him through the most mortifying experience ever plus he was got an inkling  she was just after his money! He stormed out fuming while we had the laugh of our lives!Us girls sha! Was that lie really necessary or even smart?? Oh well....we've got to put human hair on our heads!

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!

Hi guys!!!!!

Hope you all had a wonderful christmas???

I just had to share this mail from Giuliana Rancic's FFF blog! It's basically her thoughts, ideas on everything you need to do before that special new year's eve midnight kiss and I found it quite hilarious!!

What do you know you could get a few tips too

Enjoy xxx

This Magic Moment

Secrets for the perfect New Year’s Eve midnight kiss

The Perfect New Year's Eve Kiss
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5…

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited. And while I love all the lights, the glitter, the bubbly, and the sparkly dresses, what I am really waiting for is that perfect midnight kiss.

You know the kind…think the upside down Spidey smooch, the right side up Titanic kiss, and maybe best of all, the rain-soaked Notebook lip lock.

Of course nothing can ruin the moment more than cracked, dry, totally un-kissable lips. And bad breath will mean the kiss of death, rather than the kiss of a lifetime! (Unless of course we’re talking about the Ghost kiss or the Twilight kiss — I’m not sure ghosts or vamps care about that stuff.)

Luckily, kissing is my middle name. OK that’s a lie, and it actually sounds kinda slutty, but I do have a pretty decent amount of kissing experience with my adorable hubs, Bill. So to make the midnight moment perfect, check out my tips for the perfect kiss.

Exfoliate: Rub your lips with a washcloth every time you take a shower or bath. You’ll get rid of rough, dead cells, leaving you with a perfect pout!

Moisturize: Use lip balm in the morning and at night under your regular lip gloss or lipstick. I am ub-sessed with Nivea’s A Kiss of Milk and Honey. I always keep one in my handbag, one in my makeup drawer at home, and one in my shower (just kidding…kinda).

Brush: Make sure to brush your entire mouth, including a good tongue scrub, followed by a rinse with a potent minty mouthwash.

Avoid: On the big night, forgo the garlic and onions at dinner. Yes, they are both delish, but you’re getting your mouth ready for the big kiss.

Chew: Grab a piece of gum 20 minutes before midnight and get chewing. I love Orbit White Gum. It’s so yummy and fresh.

Lose the gooey gloss: Guys hate overly gooey gloss that gets everywhere and can ruin the moment. Instead, opt for a bright red or pink lipstick. Sure, some guys claim they don’t like it, but on New Year’s Eve a little smeared red lipstick on your guy is sure to make him feel like a stud!

Go slow: There’s nothing worse than a messy, rushed kiss. So go slow and enjoy the moment!

Happy New Year!

xx, G

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Man Talk, Woman Talk

Man Talk, woman talk, a play by Ola Rotimi showed at the Terrakulture gallery in Lagos on Sunday. I saw the play and i'm not playing, that has to count as one of 2011's best experiences!!

Set in a courtroom, the play focused on two young adults debating sex stereotypes created by the society before a very hilarious judge, who swung from man to woman view as long as anyone of them spoke better, more complicated english, and the jury. Different issues were brought to life from female student sleeping with lecturers for higher exam scores, wearing fake hair and bleaching to men with their "hamlet complex" embezzling funds to keep a swarm of girls eyeing their fancy lifestyle.

They were very many funny moments, the man at some point described women as empty heads, in not so simple vocabulary, in response she talked about men's brains being in the wrong position and permanently upside down, at that point the judge left to use the bathroom, but changed his mind as he got to the door for fear of losing some brain cells... There was also the part where the man described women as devoid of emotions and tried to compare them with inanimate objects but ran out examples! Another really funny bit was when the judge's son bounced into the courtroom, sweaty and dressed in fitted sportswear to present the results of a research that may aid the debate, the look of disdain on the judge's face was side-splitting! Choice of words, from describing men as "perfumed liars with insecticide tongues" to her belief that men had evolved "from glorified homosapiens to he-goats" made her male counterpart shiver and got the audience laughing. I'm not being biased but the woman did a good job defending her gender, especially when the guy called all women prostitutes, she made him eat his words!

Long story short, it was a fabulous production and now I know seeing a stage play is a way better date idea than seeing a movie!

Friday, 2 December 2011

Cape Verde 2012!!!!!!!!!!

Hello me lovelies!

After I got "all that cash" from registering Nigerians for the April 2011 elections, I decided going on an all expense paid by me vacation was next on my life list. I searched for a nice, refreshingly different place where a Nigerian passport would guarantee me hassle free entry. A year, few months after and all of the inspiration cash gone, CAPE VERDE is that place!!!

Cape verde is an island country about 570km off the coast of western Africa, look at a world map to spot its sexy location!
Mindelo, Capital city of Sao vincente, one of the islands was voted one of Africa's 10 cosmopolitan cities.
P.S: Lagos is not on that list.
                                                Mindelo, Sao Vincente

Santa Maria in Sal another island in Cape verde is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, chalk white sand, clear blue seas and no beach thugs!!

Plenty of water sports, music carnivals to attend in August, go fishing and catch sharks, learn Portuguese, scuba and deep sea diving, plus there are opportunities to see and learn more about loggerhead turtles on night time turtle excursions, (just like in Greece) and loads more to do!

                                                   Catch fish this big in Sal!!!

I'm making plans for a visit in August, we'll go via Dakar that houses the world famous Glacier Nice where you'll have one of the world's best ice cream, and the African Rennaissance Monument, taller than the statue of liberty, as there are no direct flights to Cape Verde from Lagos.

The music festival!!!!

                                                       The Santa Maria Pier in Sal

                                                 This is a hotel we could possibly camp at in Mindelo, Casa Colonial
                                             View from a hotel we could stay at in Sal.

        The hotel is self catering, complementary breakfast and houses on of the best Indian restaurants

So tell your friends to tell their friends!!! The more, the merrier, cheaper when we are more too :)