A typical Nigerian food – Jollof rice and fried plantain

Ingredients Rice (I used easy cook long grain) Homemade tomato stew (Nigerian style) Seasoning (stock cubes and salt) hot water Plantain (ripe but not soft)   Method In a pot, mix in tomato stew, hot water, seasoning and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to lowest and stir in rice. (water should just about cover…

Cloaked – conceal

via Daily Prompt: Cloaked We have all had to cloak our feelings, thoughts and emotions at some point in our lives. Whether it’s because of society, or out of necessity; concealing has become a necessary survival skill. When that skill has not been mastered, uncertainty reigns. Speaking out and showing one’s true thoughts has a…

Kimono with African print

I recently came across a new fashion trend that is exciting and fresh. I have longed for African prints to become part of mainstream fashion… Still waiting… But these fashion designers (Serge Mouangue and Kururi) have beautifully blended African prints with Japanese Kimonos to create a great fusion called “Wafrica’s Kimonos”. Check it out……

Ascend

via Daily Prompt: Ascend So let’s see… definition of Ascend is “to move, climb, or go upwards, mount or rise”. Hmm…. That might as well be the one of the many definitions of being human. Everything about Mankind screams ASCEND. From the moment we are born, we grow to become who we are as adults….

Nigerian (Igbo) traditional marriage, what to expect..

Ever wondered what goes behind a traditional marriage?, the rules, customs, traditions and generally, what steps are taken before man and woman can be seen as married in a traditional setting? Usually, when people (who are not familiar) describe traditional marriages, the first things you hear are the colourful clothes, jewellery, food, drinks and decorations….