June 2015

Hello guys, what’s up? Happy new month and welcome to the second quarter of the year. Make it work for you (Of course, I wish you the very best). June was a very challenging month for me really but hey, it’s gone. I’ll be sharing my favorite things from June and I really hope I get to recall a good number of them

TV Shows and Movies

Last month, I watched a lot of TV and movies. These were the things I did after work mostly and I must tell you, a lot of them were good. I watched Empire and How to Get Away with Murder (can’t wait for the sequels to these). There was also Game of Thrones which I wrote reviews for weekly on this blog and then, Gidi Up and Lekki Wives. Gidi Up was so good, I’m surprised it took me so long to see it (PS- Ikechukwu needs to concentrate on that acting career) and for Lekki Wives, it’s hilarious. I’m done with the first season and I hear there’s 2 and 3 (how to find these will be the big problem). There was also Alicia Florrick serving major goodness on The Good Wife and Jess from New Girl occasionally.

For movies, I’m not sure I have an accurate record of the movies I saw (They bore me most times now). But I know I saw Jupiter Ascending (liked the fact there was Channing Tatum in it). There was also 13 Lies too, lovely scary movie. Not to forget October 1st by Kunle Afolayan, the message behind the movie may have been mixed up but it was a good one! I also saw Brave, a 30 minutes video on YouTube featuring Adesua Etomi and King Wale Ojo. Very impressive!

Blogs, Tumblr and Instagram

I like to read and cyber stalk people (I mean this in a good way). The guys at Nik Nak are one of my favorite people on the internet (I am a big Pemi Aguda fan). I also love to read Lade’s blog and Black Fabulousity by Kachi and Uche. There’s also 10 and 5, a website that celebrates South African arts, love it! I follow Color the Future on Tumblr and they profile young artistes, really nice that there’s something of that sort. Also, there’s Ukpuru on Tumblr, awesome page!! I also loved this article on Ekene’s blog (you should read it!)

Yagazie Emezi’s Instagram is one of my favorite things, she takes amazing pictures (like Solange has it, she be taking amazing pictures unless she’s in them). Then, of course there’s Stylevitae on Instagram (I’m there for all the Lagos socialites and what they’re up to).

Music and Music Videos

As I write, Simi’s ‘Jamb Question’ is playing (and I can hear the dope beats because I use my Skullcandy earbuds I got as a prise, duh!) and the video is beautiful, just in case you’re still sleeping under a rock or something. Olamide’s ‘Bobo’ is the jam of the moment and I am practicing the dance steps for the next time I’m in public and hear the song. Tonye’s ‘Ari Belema’ is so beautiful; I can’t wait to see the video. I’m still suck on Asa’s ‘Bed of Stone’ album and Sia’s ‘1000 Forms of Fear’ album. They’re there for me always.

Places and Events

I was indoors for a better part last month. Major places I visited were the Lekki Beach which I wrote about here and Single in Gidi which I wrote about here. Speaking about Single in Gidi, I made a video of Bez Idakula singing (Watch here) and I’ll share with you some actual things I found funny about the stage play (couldn’t share earlier, because the play was still showing)

Ways to detect if He’s a Lagos Big Boy

  • He believes in packaging

  • He is a hustler – either he’s chasing one contract or the other or knows someone who knows someone

  • He is a spender

  • He is an event animal – attends all the big events in Lagos

  • He wants to know what you can do and how you can be of help

  • He is a KC boy

  • He doesn’t want liabilities – no young ones, no parents

  • He thinks the mainland is too far

  • He always showers you with gifts

  • He will show you off

(I missed out the last one, but I mean, if you fit 70% description, congratulations! You’re a Lagos big boy)

Books

I haven’t finished any books this month. I think I finished The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffeneger last month or two months ago (not sure lol). My iPad’s screen is cracked and then the charger is bad too. Hopefully, when I fix those, I’ll continue reading my e-books.

In conclusion, July will be better hopefully. Got an email last week from a reader here and I appreciate, thank you very much! Also if you read here, I told you I kinda had big news I wanted to share. Okay, yes, I’m currently a contributor to a lifestyle and fashion website (Read here so yes, patronize me and go to the site to check what’s up. Meanwhile, if you think there’s anything I should check out (movies, books, music, places, websites etc.) please leave a comment, I’m open to suggestions

Peace, love and everything you wish for

Frank

Young grasshopper!!

And you can read about everything I wrote in June here

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Weekend Vibes: Indomie Kid’s Exhibition and Lekki Town Beach

Hello people of the internet! What’s good? I’ll show you in pictures, how I spent my last weekend . I was at an exhibition held by the Indomie Fan Club on Friday and then on Saturday, I went to the Lekki Town Beach alongside the guys from Beach Samaritans. You can find out all about what they do here

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Friday: Indomie Fan Club Exhibition

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That's my hand there, in native, pointing at the one of the pieces I loved.
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Saturday: Lekki Town Beach

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And then we improvised to take drinks!

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And then the Awolowo museum!

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And then on Sunday, I slept! 

Here’s to hopefully a better weekend! (look, it’s almost here)

Peace and love,

Frank

Dazzling Mirage: Movie Review

Hello guys! How did the Easter holiday go? Today, I’m sharing about this movie I saw in March. It’s a Nigerian movie and contrary to popular opinions, it was a good one! Here’s what I thought.

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