So, I’m like the laziest human being that ever lived and it’s no surprise I take this attitude to a lot of things including fitness and working out. (I’m not lazy when it comes to work) I’m at this point where I really don’t care about being a certain way. Everybody is actually perfect. In the famous Nigerian twitter lingo “na fat I fat, I no kill person” and that’s about it. And it doesn’t even help matters that I love food too and my diet is primarily made up of carbs.
There are a lot of Africans doing great things with TV on the internet. These amazing people make movies and shows and place on either Vimeo and Youtube for people to download/view and enjoy. This post today will be spent honouring and celebrating a few of them and also a light kind of review on these shows/movies.
Creator: Jadesola Osiberu
Actors: OC Ukeje, Somkhele Iyamah, Deyemi Okolanwon, Titilope Sonuga, Anthony Montano, Adesua Etomi, Iretiola Doyle, Ikechukwu
Overview: Gidi Up follows the lives of four friends (Obi, Yvonne, Tokunbo, and Eki) with different dreams and aspirations. They are faced with many challenges; they get into troubles, make bad and regretful decisions as they pursue their careers in the city of Lagos, Nigeria.
What I Liked: The music is so great and so is the acting. There is also the amazing choice of outfits and the location to add to this.
Should You Watch This: YES!! What are you waiting for?
Actors: Adesua Etomi, Wale Ojo
Overview: BRAVE is an inspirational short film inspired (but not based) on a true story on page 88 of T.D Jakes ‘The Lady, Her Lover & Her Lord’. It is a heartfelt story based on the lives of a young couple, Nathan (Wole Ojo) and Layo (Adesua Etomi) who seem to have happiness, love and comfort. Though married for two years, Layo is beginning to worry about her failure in getting pregnant. When eventually she does get pregnant, she hides the news from Nathan, preparing to break the good news on their anniversary dinner outing in two days. Unfortunately, that night will mark the beginning of a nightmare both may not wake from, and suddenly, love is not enough.
What I Liked: Everything. The movie is short and really beautiful. The music is also great – love Zuciya Daya by Bez
Should You Watch This: YES!
An African City
Creator: Nicole Amarteifio
Actors: Esosa E, Maame Adjei, MaameYaa Boafo, Nana Mensah, Marie Humbert.
Overview: The Ghanaian based production tells the story of five beautiful and successful women who confide in one another about their love lives (or lack thereof) and find new ways to deal with being a 21st-century woman in Africa. The five women are returnees.
What I Liked: Diction was excellent and so was the costume for the ladies! Brilliant stuff. Quite hilarious also.
Should You Watch This: YES
Creator: Bola Agbaje
Actors: New cast for every episode
Overview: “Hot Pepper”, a light-hearted revenge guide and shows how people get their own back on others using hot pepper!
What I Thought: It was painfully unfunny to watch after like the third episode. I was like “was that all they had?”
Creator: Blessing Egbe
Actors: Adaora Ukoh, Katherine Obiang, Chinonso Young, Kiki Omeili, Keira Hewatch, Joselyn Dumas
Overview: They move up the ladder in leaps and put the meal on the table…
They hop on and off countless beds and enjoy the upside of being trophy wives…
Now, they must together experience the price of change while finding ways to hold their own…
What I Liked: Entertaining show.
What I Didn’t Like: A little bad acting here and there. Was not impressed with the outfit too.
Should You Watch This: YES!
Creator: Oluseyi Olatujoye
Actors: Dayo Ephraim, Toyosi Phillips, Laolu Senbanjo, Oludara Egerton-Shyngle
Overview: Assorted Meat is for Nigerians by Nigerians! Lolade, Chinedu, and Aminu live together in an apartment in Brooklyn, New York.
What I Thought: I wished it was an actual talk show setting. I have mixed feelings about this one.
Skinny Girl in Transit
Creator: Dami Elebe
Actors: Ngozi Nwosu, Kenneth Okolie, Abimbola Craig
Overview: ‘Skinny Girl in Transit’ series tells the story of a plus-size young woman’s struggle with her weight and the pressure from her family and friends to not just lose weight but find the perfect partner. The comedic drama series takes a look at her life with a mother who never fails to remind her of her single status, a sister who never forgets to remind her of her size, an ex-boyfriend she doesn’t want to get over and a job that never seems to move forward.
What I Liked: Everything. Hilarious show this one.
Should You Bump This: YES!
Actors: Kelechi Udegbe
Overview: A comedy skit about Titus, a traffic law enforcement officer and his hilarious adventures with Lagos traffic offenders.
Thoughts: Maybe someday I’ll get to like this. But right now, it’s just there.
Are there more short videos/web series by Africans you’ree watching? Leave a comment and let’s watch together!
If you know me, you know I love Beyonce and since I couldn’t get a post in time to go to the website I contribute to, Queen Bey has the special column on my blog today. Happy Birthday Queen! Currently, I’m listening to this mix here in celebration.
Here a few photos of the birthday girl I love!
Ugo Mozie (one of my fav) has a hand in this look!
Hello guys! What’s up? It’s a few minutes past 3 on a Friday morning and I’m listening to Darey’s ‘Pray for Me’ which is one of the best songs I discovered this week. I’m also going to be talking about relationships and relationship goals.
Why relationships? Well, I contribute to a website now and this week, I wrote on my favorite celebrity couples who I feel need to stay together (because well, there’s the whole Hollywood I’m breaking up with you phase). Even Ben Afleck and Jennifer Garner who we thought were lifetime goals ended it a few days back (
and I hear they’re on a divorce retreat. What’s that? And what’s the concept behind that?).
Anyway, in course of my writing and looking though all the cute pictures on Instagram and having to make decisions for my article, it dawned on me that Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are the real MVPs. I mean, they’re not really everywhere but when they are, you have to recognize my people.
So I’ll be showing/giving you five top reasons I think they’re adorable and side tip, moral lesson from these.
- When they ordered pizza and stayed in doors all day (and Chrissy thought it wise to update us)
Relationship goals 94/100
It doesn’t get better than this. It’s like hey love, let’s spend some quality time alone! LIKE ALONE.
- When she posted of his derriere
Relationship goals 84/100
I mean, seeing as Justin Bieber’s ass was trending topic at that time, Chrissy had to show off her man. Anything to show off that which is yours!
- The All of Me video
Relationship goals 100/100
You could tell love was in his eyes when he did this. And he didn’t need no vixen apart from the real one to show this in the video.
- When they cook together
Relationship goals 81/100
Chrissy has a food blog, and John is so bae he helps out in the kitchen amidst other things. Pretty sure why love abides, they add it to the meal haha!
- When they do their PDA thing.
Relationship Goals 80/100
Not everyday sha. Chrissy no doubt looks like she loves the attention and John gives it to her all day, all the time. That’s why you hear kissing in public and all that
And honestly, every picture of Chrissy and John together is really goals!
Since we’re still talking about relationship goals, here is this picture for bae (that I don’t have currently, but I have faith)
I would go on and on gushing about this cute couple, but no. Head over to Chrissy’s Instagram to see for yourself
- This week, I’ll be heading to my Alma mater for the annual valedictory service (as an Old boy and other things)
- I’m going on a diet next week (because a friend suggested). Basically no sugar, no red meat and lots of water. Let’s see how it goes!
- I’m having fresh fish pepper soup today after work and orijin (I really cannot wait)
- I wrote about Fashion pieces that are making a comeback. Please read now
- Also, if you sit on a chair for long hours like I do, you should read this piece on HuffPost
- And yes, welcome to the new readers (I’m excited – noticed the site stats). Please don’t be a stranger. Subscribe to the posts and send me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org (THANK YOUUU)
That’s basically it for this week!
Peace, love and everything,