Waakye actually pronounced “Wachay” is a very popular Ghanaian street food. Rumor has it that this meal originated from the northern past of the “Gold Coast”. Usually made with rice, black eyed beans and sorghum mill stalks. I can vividly remember my days in Accra, Ghana and how waakye was my go-to-food; It was somewhere between 6 to 10 Ghana Cedis for a decent pack of this delicacy.
African print materials are quite distinct and beautiful in its sense. And why we Africans seem to be so in love with it the formal corporate wears than the creators is quite interesting.
I have always wondered who invented the corporate dressing rule to offices. And the need to compulsorily put on a jacket and tie even when under the hot sun all in the name of being corporately dressed.
When it comes to giving gift cards in Nigeria…most especially to my significant other .. Wow! I rack my brain for days endlessly. Social media has not made it any easier, with the stunts people pull (guys in most cases), you begin to wonder if you are indeed living or just merely existing. Instagram stories and twitter bloggers, not necessarily the gift givers, but the unpaid hype men.
Africa is a beautiful continent, so great in culture and heritage. Little wonder foreigners had to come carry her people to their countries to try replicate some of the beauty which they found in her land. Thanks to the politically aired media programs or views, some part of Africa has been put in the news continuously as war zones, poverty stricken or terrorist filled places. I was going through a thread on twitter recently where I saw that even the black Americans and co, still believe that Africans live in caves, with no means of electricity or modern communication. sigh!
Today on African Platter map, we head over to Tunisia for our next delicious dish called Shakshouka (Eggs in Tomato sauce). The name almost got me biting my tongue, I can only but imagine how tasty it would be. African platter takes you to countries around Africa showcasing different delicacies and recipes on how to make them.
I love looking good, don’t you? So I always come up with ways to add something simple to spice my outfit. I got so engrossed looking for reverso pieces (pieces that never go out of style and yet still standout) at one point that I almost had a nervous breakdown (just kidding). You know how you have that one shoe, blazer or pants that go with almost every clothing in your wardrobe right? *winks*. Now you get me.
I have always liked the idea of a DIY, helps to show my creative side. I discovered it back in high school.. honestly a lack in a desired urgent need births innovation from within. Thanks to impulsive buying at times, or overuse of some choice clothing, I end up having a pile of unused clothes neatly arranged for trashing.
With faint memories from the 90’s, the top notch decor in a home then was; a welcome mat, a rug, a 14′ television set, 4/5 sofa’s symmetrically arranged to fit the parlor, and pictures. If you did not have this standard decor set-up in your parlor in the 90’s, deep down you would know something was missing.
Daycation yeah? I’ve heard about great places like; Greece, Bahamas, Miami, Dubai, Ethiopia, Kenya, Cuba, Auckland and such where a whole ton of people troop in to have fun for their summer holidays or a vacation in general. With lots of stress and hustling going on during the week, trying to meet deadlines and still stay sane, My dream summer spot has always been “Maldives”, gosh! Have you seen the clear blue sea, or the Tropicana lifestyle and serenity that oozes out from there?
Natural hair growth seems to be a bold step most Nigerian ladies are beginning to adhere to. It is so amazing how like wild fire it has spread, and the popular faces seem to be leading the charge. Yes I’m a dude, but nothing speaks natural beauty more like a lady who grooms and wears her natural hair.