My Love for the Rainy Season in Nigeria

My Love for the Rainy Season in Nigeria

The rains are here!

Yes I know some might not be so happy with that news but we’re here to look on the bright side. Okay let’s start with the not so bright side.

You have to have an umbrella/shower cap/raincoat handy as it can start pouring anytime. This is where I advise you as a woman, to make sure you have some form of protection against the weather conditions. At least have a portable umbrella in your bag.

If you live in an area like mine, you have to be ready to wear rubber slippers/sandals on your way out. Else, you will not easily rinse off the mud that would have accumulated your legs/slippers or even your clothes.

Staying out late when you don’t have a car + rainy season will frustrate you. When I talk about staying out late, I do not necessarily mean staying out till 10,11,12,1. Where I live, sometimes 8 o’clock is considered late and for someone like me that gets home around 11, getting home is a job in itself. It’s typical to see that once it rains in  most places, there won’t be buses or bikes to take you home. 

I could go on and on listing the things I do not like about the rainy season but one thing that trumps it all is the fact that *inserts elongated, dramatic drumroll*

CORN AND PEAR IS BACK!!!

As much as I love roasted plantain aka Boli (my classmates know me for this), roasted corn and pear or boiled corn and coconut will forever have my heart! My one year sojourn in Cross River State made sure of that.

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Coming back home last night, I was drenched to my teeth and I was really, really sad. I forgot my umbrella at home and so during the time I was hustling to get on a bus home, I got soaking wet. I was sad until I remembered that my power combinations were coming back. I just smiled and bore the darkness seemed to clear up a bit.

Now, do I wish we could have corn all year round? Definitely! Here’s where my Non-Nigerian readers would be wondering why that is not possible. It’s simply because we have inadequate preservation methods available so fruits like African Star Apple (Agbalumo, Udara) Mango, Avocado and Vegetables like Corn and Pear are only available for a limited period of time during the year.

Here’s to plundering the markets and finding our own #CornBae!

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Please drop a comment on what you like or do not like about the rainy season in the comment section below. 

Till next time! 

Photo Credits: Osuareng | Cyan_concepts | Chopstreets

Why I Love Niniola’s Concept in “Soke” Video

Why I Love Niniola’s Concept in “Soke” Video

So I was pretty stumped on what to title this post but just know that “I am sorry for not posting was top of the list”.

For those who know me personally, you would understand there has been a LOT of changes in my life in the past few weeks – my new job, my recent waka (wait till you see my #JadedGirlsViewonLuton, I haven’t quite decided on the hash tag yet) – but here I am.

On this welcome back post, I decided to speak on my views on a video for a song that I wasn’t so keen on till I saw the video, scratch that. I loved the song from the first beat! It’s Niniola’s Soke, you can check out my first review here.

Why do I like the video?

You know how music videos always show them spending money after hitting one jackpot, or growing up poor and having no money, Niniola left all that behind and went straight up realistic.

The video has a young girl -Niniola and her man almost spending all their money after winning the lottery. If it were not for her foresight and plan, they would have spent all their money keeping up with the Joneses which is one thing I try not to do.

Niniola started out as a project fame contestant and although she didn’t win, I can say she is doing pretty well for herself.

Let me know what you think… Feminist or not, I think it’s a great lesson for all!