Isiewu is not for the squeamish. But for those edgy, adventurous foodies that love danger in food and would likely taste or eat anything. Some… ( Read More )
Like most of the world, Britain has been on Covid-19 lockdown. It has been three weeks and two days. I am doing lots of writing, catching up on TV and conscious that I should do more exercise! As usual, my go-to programmes are Real Housewives and other frivolous entertainment. Thankfully, I am not alone. Nobody wants to watch, read or listen to violence or horror when Coronavirus is hammering each of our countries and devastating many lives. In the last four weeks, Britain has lost 12,000 people to the virus, and the financial havoc is slowly creating deep seismic rumbles that I pray will not become earthquakes in our lives. Right now, I am about to go into the next series of Real Housewives of Potomac.
Housewives is scripted, surreal but hugely entertaining. It it has thrust me away from my bookish world to one where girls make an effort to look glam either through plastic surgery, Botox or heavy makeup. They also seem to dress up for every occasion, try to have a good time, and are not afraid to air their feelings of anger in public or on national TV.
When I watch food programs on Netflix like ‘Somebody Feed Phil’ or the late Anthony Bourdain marching through the streets of Asia and tasting all the delicious street foods, I am filled with envy and a strange kind nostalgia.
We call it the greasy fry ups, all-day breakfast and a host of other names. British hotels are famous for making it. Hotels in different countries serve it. In Britain builders and construction workers love it! Yes! It is eggs, sausages, baked beans, fried tomatoes, fried mushrooms, fried tomatoes, black pudding, and toast. The full English breakfast in all its processed glory! I do not eat black pudding. That is going too far, but I have begun a habit of eating these on Sundays. I happily gobble it up and have it for breakfast or brunch.
So, I do not watch the news unless it is thrust in my face on google. I watch (Drum roll!)…. Real Housewives! My current one is Real Housewives of Cheshire. It is light, has British glam and is fluffy as a cotton candy.
The library has history and a great book collection. I am in the middle of editing and writing so will not explore the books yet. It is a treat for when I put the ‘pen’ down on my work and finally hand it in to the publisher.
I noticed him because his clipped upper-class accent stood out in this deprived working-class environment awash with newly arrived immigrants, phone shops, beggars and people with haggard hard on anxious faces.
Her story was about a world in which women had to go naked or unclothed until they were ‘claimed’ in marriage by a man.
I read everything. Comics, Romance, Horror, Sci-fi, Literary, Crime. I had favourite books – Pride and Prejudice, Emma, The Little women. I loved Agatha Christie – she became a staple – long dead in faraway in cold England while I followed her exotic characters under the scorching Nigerian sun.
I made it a private personal mission that I would make her smile. I had no idea who she was, her name, her issues. It did not matter. A smile was not for sale.
Africa Fashion 2019 is nearly upon us! Get out all your African attires. Come learn all the fashion secrets. Over 70,000 visitors visited in 2018.
It was 1992. Ms Morrison had a given a talk on the book, to a rapt audience, in a packed ICA. The queue to have the book signed was very long, and I was hungry, so I skipped having mine signed and had berated myself for my foolishness ever since.
The head of the stockfish which I imagine the Norwegians used to toss in the bin is a particular favourite in many parts of Nigeria most especially the east as it adds an extra flavour that enriches the soup.
When Ozwald Boateng burst into the male fashion scene in the late 80s men’s suit as we knew it was never the same again.
Most Africans have an innate sense of style so it was a culture shock when I first arrived in the UK and realised that I had to dress down to fit in.
Stress is a very common in our daily lives. I am sharing 7 strategies that have helped me cope and hope you find one or two that you can use.
African Britishness In terms of identity, I do not feel totally African nor totally British. I therefore call myself an African British. I am a… ( Read More )
On 3rd January 2009 an electronic digital currency called Bitcoin was created and the world was never the same again. Bitcoin is not a FAD and it is not going way. Instead, the technology that underlies it called Blockchain will change everything as we know it. This might take many years like the Internet but the change will happen. Welcome to a new and exciting world!