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Fueling my Frustration: Elsewhere on the Web

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Fueling my Frustration: Elsewhere on the Web

In my latest article for Accelerate TV, I talk about what's been going on with the chronic petrol shortage that practically crippled the nation recently, and is still not quite over, aka the #Petrocalypse, as some Nigerians have been calling it.

Here's an excerpt:

Lagos is hilarious. And by hilarious, I mean frustrating and rage-inducing.  At least recently, as I know many may agree.

Humor me here for a second: If the past few weeks with all the fuel struggles in Nigeria haven’t affected you, then I hail you. Please select your preferred hailing here: Tuale/You’re the real MVP/I bow/Chairman/MAMA!!!!

This fuel scarcity has humbled almost everyone I know. If you (or if you’re fortunate, your probably sleep-deprived driver/maiguard/assistant) haven’t had to queue up for hours, only to get to the front of the line and get turned away, or you haven’t struggled with all manner of miscreants just for a few precious liters, then you, my friend, are blessed among men!

Please read the rest here

How did you survive the #Petrocalypse? What say you?

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Elsewhere on the Web - Events Galore!

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Elsewhere on the Web - Events Galore!

It takes an entire village to put together a glam look, and in my latest article for Accelerate TV, I share my thoughts on the "Red Carpet Culture"

Here's an excerpt:

One of the things Lagos is well known for is our ‘events culture’

No week goes by; in fact, no DAY goes by without something happening...And of course, as an attendee, you must show that you deserve to be there, as per “one of the cool kids.”

As ‘extra’ as it may seem for us mere mortals, it’s the norm for the socialites and celebs who just *have* to be seen at every event. Why do they have to be seen, you ask? Because where there’s an event, there’s a red carpet, and where there’s a red carpet, there’s the blogs, and where there are blogs, there are eyeballs, which translates to popularity (the good or bad kind, some people don’t care which), which can translate to the main thing: Money...By the time you’ve hired a Stylist or commissioned an outfit from one of the “it” Designers, gotten that “face beat” and contoured to the GAWDS from your make-up artist, worn your Choos, Loubs or Zanottis, and put on that expensive bling, that red carpet better have made some impact, or you just flushed all of that effort and cash down the drain. To borrow a phrase from our American friends: “ain’t nobody got time for that!”

Case in point: the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).

Read the rest of the article here. What do you think of the "Red Carpet Culture?" Hate it or Love it?

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Introducing: Diary of a Young Lagosian

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Introducing: Diary of a Young Lagosian

Hi guys! Apart from my TV and documentary work, I recently started writing for Accelerate TV, an infotainment blog inspired by Access Bank. I'll be writing a monthly blog for them titled "Diary of a Young Lagosian" 

Here's an excerpt from my first article:

"Hi, I’m Lamide and I’m an honorary Lagosian. I say honorary because technically I’m not from an old Lagos family (calm down, Lagos Islanders!), but as I was born here and have lived here for more than half my life, I claim it fully; perks and all. In fact, some days I struggle to think of the perks; I remember a Lagos that wasn’t so chock-full of cars,  people, places, churches and most of all, of mayhem.

So here’s my opinion: Lagos needs to become uncool. That’s frankly the only way I see we have to manage the craziness we experience here day to day."

Please read the rest of the article here, and let me know what you think!

 

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