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The Guy Codes Every Guy Must Be Familiar With

According to Urban Dictionary, the bro code or guy code as I’d rather call it is a sacred code held between Bros. It doesn’t answer to logic or reasoning and isn’t open to any form of re-evaluation, it just is what it is... You follow it because it says so, not because you think it’s the right thing to do.

The code provides Bros with the necessary information on how to behave properly with your homies and to break this code with any of your Bros is considered Bro Treason and its consequences dire.

 

The Guy code

  • If a girl inquires about another bro’s sexual history, a bro shall honour her request by playing dumb – The code of silence.
  • A bro never lets his bro get a tattoo of a girl’s name.
  • A bro never wears pink.
  • Unless a bro is married with kids, a bro is never to be seen wearing his phone on a belt clip.
  • A bro never brings more than two other bros to a party.
  • A bro automatically enhances another bro’s job description when introducing him to a female.
  • No sleeping with your bro’s ex.
  • Even in a fight to the death, a bro never hits another bro in the groin.
  • If a bro for whatever reason becomes aware of another bro’s anniversary with a chick, he shall endeavour to make that information available to his bro to save him from lady drama.
  • When using the urinal, a bro is only allowed to look at the wall, avoid small talk, and keep at least one urinal gap.
  • The bond between a man and a man is stronger than the bond between a man and a woman because on the average, men are stronger than women – That’s just science.
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The Philosopher’s Muse: An Alternate Art Exhibition

Last Easter was an exciting one for art lovers in Lagos with the recently concluded art exhibition “The Philosopher’s Muse: An alternative Art Exhibition” which opened on Saturday, 26th march 2016 and closed on the 2nd of April 2016 last weekend. The opening brought in roughly 200 to 300 art lovers from across Lagos to “The Gallery” @ Blue Mahogany, an initiative by Blue Mahogany to showcase the artists in the growing contemporary arts scene in Nigeria.

The event drew 53 extra which came to cover the event to interview some of the artists and had a mix of veteran exhibition attendees and a few who are new to the art and design scene.

The event was opened by AyoolaGbolahan and featured budding young contemporary artists to more experienced creatives. A few notable pieces which appeared to be attendees favorites were the graphic fashion illustrative style of Francis Sule who produced two works titled Drug, Sex and Alcohol an illustration of the dangers of the fashion world in a style that is both dangerous edgy and full of raw sexual magnetism and a portrait of the Lagos based Photographer Yagamezi titled Yagazi. Twin Paintings by OlajumokeLateef were also one of the crowd favorites, being noted that Olajumoke has been featured in numerous exhibitions across Africa as well as in the art TwentyOne gallery. Other artitsts who exhibited were Sadiq Williams, YacoubAdeleke, AzubuikeOnonye of the “cardiac series”, Stacey Okparavvero, Morountodun Obaigbo, YadichinmaUkoha-Kalu, OlufemiArogundade, OlusayoAjetumobi, AdeboroOdunlami, Namang Blackie, Marcia Mar, Crystal Deroche, and Metal Designer Sam Ukweku.

Some notable figures at the exhibition were Jeffery Akoh, OmonMordi, Ada Umeofia and a few regulars at everyone’s favorite underground hipster scene Stranger Lagos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the end of the day, the event felt upbeat and exciting and all the attendees seemed to have a good time and experienced an art exhibition in a vibey alternative way. The major goal behind the event in many ways was to say, art exhibitions can be fun and exciting.

The exhibition was an initiative of Morountodun Obaigbo and Sadiq Williams, who got the opportunity from Blue Mahogany to use the space and used this opportunity to add to the budding contemporary art scene in the form of this exhibition. “If you get an opportunity to do something significant, why shouldn’t you share that opportunity with the world.”

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Can We Talk About How BrymO’s Klĭtôrĭs Touches The Right Places?

Klitoris? Klitoris? “What in the name....” those were the exact words i blurted out when I found out via his twitter page that was going to be the name of his third studio album. Klĭtôrĭs – A title so striking you are guaranteed to listen to the album when it finally hits the streets or at least keep tabs on it.

Being a lover of quality music, Olawale Ashimi has shown us once again how far he has come from the guy who practically singlehandedly resuscitated Ice prince’s already dying career with his feature on Oleku. It would seem a lifetime ago when he released Ara.

Soul snatching, absolutely riveting and all round beautiful to the ears, Klĭtôrĭs could as well be up there with Asa’s Bed of stone.

 “The greatness of the naked Klitoris lies in the contents as it was in its unique way able to stretch beyond the soul/ballad like genre parameters. This album in all its greatness is totally beautiful.” – Tooxclusive.

An album dedicated entirely to a woman, Klitoris makes its way from Naked, a song which indicated Olawale could be facing some personal issue he was trying to sort out while constantly reminding us how feeble and ultimately worthless the things of the world is “After all, we came into the world naked”. 

Dem de go, my personal favourite of the Klitoris album is a thought provoking song open to various degrees of interpretation all surrounding a dispute of some sort, hopefully not about the current state of the nation.

Happy Memories saw BrymO return to a theme he continually experiments with in all of his albums – love. He talks about a love that is way past its time and all he had to show for it – memories.

Ko S’aya mi is a song about a girl so beautiful Olawale just had to ask her to be his wife. The song started out with heavy praise on how God tastefully crafted Anjola then all which followed was Mr. Ashimi asking for her hand in marriage.

Alajo Shomolu almost Fela reincarnated, BrymO tried to bring back Fela with this brilliant mid-tempo Afro Beat track made to remind struggling people that hard work pays off. Just like he did on the following track Something Good Is Happening, BrymO really does well with these two, modulating his voice in an almost Fela way but modern and with more finesse.

Billion Naira Dream as heart warming as a track can be, what caught my attention was the title... Billion “Naira” dream... now, you would think “what’s in the title?” well, if it wasn’t BrymO who sang this song, you probably would be seeing the dollar take the place of the Naira here. This shows us again what type of artiste BrymO is; a true Nigerian passionate about making a difference here.

Let’s make love couldn’t have been made any clearer by the track title.

Mirage This ballad emphasizes on the versatility of the artiste as he gives us a taste from the other side displaying incredible vocal strength. The Way The Cookie Crumbles electro - Caribbean fusion guaranteed to get you off your feet and swaying.

The Girl From New York BrymO talks about a girl he met in New York who tried to “guage” him and how much money he had, being 1:13 minutes, Olawale couldn’t have picked a subtler way to end this project.

Klĭtôrĭs emphasizes the artiste’s growth over the years, his versatility as he took a tour round a couple of genres, and his ability to tell a good story without getting lost in the music.

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Who Needs Fuel When You Can Run Your Generator On Cooking Gas

It seems God has a plan for us after all. Just days after the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) disappointed us and suspended the strike action, I began looking for an alternative way to live in a country where there’s an average of 2 hours of electricity supply every day. Just as I was about giving up, I saw a tweet which read “RUN YOUR GENERATOR ON GAS”, I didn’t pay much attention to the tweet but the attached video did what it was put there to do – persuade me to open the link.

Then I saw what my eyes have not seen before, a generator... an actual generator running on propane tanks and making almost no noise. This new development ranks up there with other amazing Nigerian technologies like the new easy to open peak milk container and sachet tomato paste so I’m sharing it with you.

Its advantages are numerous really. Running your generator on gas is cheaper and more economical. It is eco-friendly as it makes your generator produce zero smoke. The engine oil used lasts longer and it allows your generator last longer before it requires servicing.

According to the distributors, “12.5kg gas of N2,500 gives you 35-40hrs of electricity on 2.5Kva gen - that's about N63.00/hr or 7days, if you run gen for max of 5hrs/day”

The technology is simply, it’s an easy to install hybrid carburettor that converts your existing petrol generator to also run on domestic/cooking gas.

 

DISTRIBUTORS TAKE ON THE SAFETY OF THIS DEVICE


Lots of Nigerians are still afraid of gas, as some think it could cause explosion. Truth is a running propane gas cylinder on generator is safer than running it on cookers. Cookers naturally generate flame (naked fire), yet do not cause explosions, as the cylinders are built to handle the generated flame, whereas your generator doesn't generate flame. Again, if there's a leakage from your cylinder/hose in your kitchen, gas can easily accumulate and any ignition can cause fire, being that your kitchen is an enclosure, whereas your generator and cylinder, being outside, has adequate ventilation, which will naturally circulate away any leaked gas - reducing the chance of fire and explosion, in case of fire ignition.

Although we recommend you keep your generator and cylinders outdoors to avoid overhearing, and use a hose of 3-5 yards. Also, avoid having your generator in a cluster of running generators, like we have in some apartments.

 

This device isn't compatible for 'I better pass my Neighbour' (the smallest tiger generator) and generators with capacities above 10kva. Yamaha generators are not compatible also).

The device costs N30,000 for 2kva - 3.5kva generator capacity or N40,000 for 4kva -10kva generators

You only need to buy a gas cylinder, regulator and hose (if you don't have already).

 

If you’re interested in making your life a whole lot easier, contact any of the closest distributor to you.

LAGOS – MAINLAND

20 Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere |08069718569 | 08027196002

LAGOS – ISLAND

The Palms Mall (Shoprite), Inside Game Discount Store - (Left Wing), Lekki - Lagos. 09091113000 | 08093001818

ABUJA

Suite 207, Better Living Plaza, Beside NSCDC Headquarters, Wuse Zone 5 | 08060003475 | 08102989009 | 07056585376

PORT HARCOURT

Luli Mull: 20, Rumuorla/Rumuadolu Road, Port-Harcourt: 08063365500 | 08091050928 | 08135250579


CALABAR

38 IBB Way, by Rabana | 08065957992 | 08108977531 

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Whatsapp Video Calls Will Soon Be A Thing

Whatsapp, the largest IM community has wrestled its way from viber to BBM and now wants to take on Video calling challenge similar to iMessage’s Facetime. There have been reports which suggest that Whatsapp could in fact launch a Video call feature later this year in one of its updates. The date has not been confirmed as this feature is just in its Beta testing phase but the idea of video calling without having to go through the stress of creating a Skype profile is refreshing.

 

From leaked images circulating on the internet, the way this feature would work would be simple, a simple click on the call feature which already exists initiates a pop up which prompts you to select which type of call you would be using; video or audio.

With more than a billion active monthly users, the addition or supposed addition of this feature doesn’t surprise anyone. If you can get all your social communication done on one platform then why use two?

Whatsapp having introduced Whatsapp Web, enabled user-share documents and end-to-end encryption are not looking to slow down on their upgrades this year with this new feature going to be enabled on both iOS and Android platforms.

This upgrade is available in the latest beta version of the app which can be downloaded in apk mirror website but with a lot of complains as to why the calls don’t connect to several destinations, we probably wouldn’t be seeing this feature anytime soon.

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Lost His Wife, Lost His Job – Teebillz, WYD?

Nigerian rapper, CQD has apparently sacked his manager TeeBillz. Tunji Balogun who was in the news some weeks ago is in the news again and like the last time, not for a good reason. TeeBillz who has been under the covers since attempting suicide last month has just been fired by his artiste CDQ who claims his decision to sack Tunji wasn’t personal in anyway but strictly business and to put it simply, TeeBillz’s situation wasn’t helping with that.

 

Speaking with Hip tv, CDQ had this to say about his decision.

 

“About me and Teebillz, I mean, me and Teebillz are still good. Still cool, we are family.. But I’m straight like that, I am real. I have not been able to talk to him for a very long time – since the incident that happened. I tried to message him but it wasn’t going through and everything. So i had to move on with my life.. You know.

I mean, I’ve got ambition that I’m chasing, so for no reason would i allow anything to lock that down. I am a goal getter and I can’t allow anything to slow me down. So that’s it! Me and Teebillz are still cool, we are still family. Anytime we see, we would still holla, but at least, I’m a street guy, I have got to move, gotta move, gotta move. That is what matters the most. My career comes first before anything else.”

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Game Of Thrones Recap: Brandon Explains What Hodor Means In A Sad Sad Episode

With the entire Of monsters and men announced to be making appearances on yesterday’s episode, everyone knew it was going to be special. A tale of destiny, a tale of love and a tiny bit of betrayal, episode 5 really ties a lot of loose ends.

Following what seems to be a Stark redemption themed season, Sansa Stark finally grows a pair has she stands up to face the one guy who has manipulated her and coaxed her into staying with the Boltons. Peter Baelish definitely got what was coming to him but don’t be too quick to right him off – a part of me wished Lady Brienne had thrust her sword into his two faced head once and for all.

Brandon Stark remains with the gods as he tests his limits delving further into time. In his travels, he stumbles upon how the white walkers were created and who did the creating and for what purpose.

As the Iron born search for a rightful heir to the throne, Theon backs his sister up with a beautiful speech as she lays claim to the throne following her father’s death even though the Salt throne has never had a queen. Seems like a straightforward decision but Yara Greyjoy’s pep talk was cut short when her uncle Eulon Greyjoy demanded the throne be given to him even after admitting to murdering the late king. In an interesting turn of events, Eulon is made king while Yara and Theon flee with their loyal bunch from Eulon who vows to murder them both.

Following from previous seasons, we’ve come to expect zero empathy from Daenerys Targaryen towards Sir Jorah Mormont who has sworn by his life to protect and love her. Even though I think this is the last we will ever see of him, their scene together in this episode is the most heart warming scene I’ve seen on this show for two seasons... (I wouldn’t want to spoil this for you).

Talking about love, the romance brewing between Tormund the wildling leader and Lady Brienne has become more obvious for all to see.

In what would be the most thought provoking happening in this episode, Brandon reveals what Hodor means in one of his travels. He reveals the source of the name “Hodor” which is short for “Hold the door” which apparently was Hodor’s destiny... To die while holding the door for Brandon to leave... and live.

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This Is A Piano And It Is No Ordinary Meal

Believe me when I say Nigerians are not the type to shy away from nutritional experiments. From the hot and spicy Yoruba foods to the subtler yet captivating eastern delicacies, Nigeria is home to over 3,000 local delicacies enjoyed not only at home but abroad.

Makurdi, the capital of Benue state located in central Nigeria opposite the Benue river is home to some of the finest foodies and you’d read all about that soon enough.

With food prices as cheap as they get, you can cook a handful of soups for as cheap as 2,000 Naira with change to spare.

There’s something new in town and it’s called the Piano where people take any swallow of their choice and instead of going with a single soup or stew, they make several and dip their handful of swallows in any soup or stew of their choice as they eat – think of it as advanced tasting.

A twitter user @chix58 explained to her timeline how she made her Piano which consists of 8 different soups with less than 2,000 Naira. This gave rise to a series of tricky questions.

What happens when you’re done, what happens to the left over soup – Well, someone else comes to play the piano.

How much money do i need to make my own piano – Well, as little as 3,000 should do the trick, depending on what type of Piano you want, a grand piano costs more obviously.

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