SEPTEMBER BLUES

Or Summertime Sadness. But summer isn't really a season here so we'll just stick with September Blues. For a good part of this month, I didn't feel quite like myself. I felt very unmotivated and disconnected from myself. At first I thought it was the usual, me being dramatic and in my feelings over absolutely … Continue reading SEPTEMBER BLUES

This is Why You Shouldn’t Trust Your Hairstylist

Last Sunday, I had a taste of the Yoruba wickedness Africa Magic has been trying to teach us about all this time. Now, a couple of months ago, I decided I wanted to make faux locs. This was a hairstyle I could have done in my room with the aid of a video, but because … Continue reading This is Why You Shouldn’t Trust Your Hairstylist

Razzmatazz: Of Air Conditioners and Mother Tongues

I will take you to three places. First, to an office reception, some years ago, where I sat with my aunt, shivering. I did not have a fever. I was shivering because the air conditioner was set to a temperature of 16 degrees. Please note that the average outdoor temperature is 27 degrees. When asked … Continue reading Razzmatazz: Of Air Conditioners and Mother Tongues