Sunday, January 1, 2012


I type this with a deep and heavy heart,

I have two days left in Lagos......

My flat back in Aberdeen has been empty since the 15th and will probably take two days to warm up to livable temperatures. From Wednesday morning, I resume freezing again and the despair doesn't stop there, I'm going back to meet exams at the end of the month. Whoever structured the UK academic system and placed grueling exams after a decadent holiday deserves to be drawn and quartered. Right now words like 'pipelines', 'gas contracts', 'product sharing agreements' and 'maritime boundaries' sound like Urdu to me, words that were part of my daily vocabulary before I left for Nigeria, I'm at a loss as to how I'm going to write an exam in less than a month.

It is well.

I shouldn't get ahead of myself though, I still have two days left to have fun utunu!

So on Friday I went to see the Nigerian adaptation of For Coloured Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf. Even though I normally detest Tyler Perry movies with an almost superhuman ability, I liked the movie and looked forward to seeing the original version which was  for the stage. 

H&M oversize men's shirt
Topshop leopard print tube skirt
Dolce & Gabbana aviator sunglasses
Deena & Ozzy perspex gold-toed brogues
Primark statement necklace

I think I'm getting a bit better at this picture taking malarkey.

I attended with my right hand woman Nwaboogie-boogie.


Oh and I got to meet the gorgeous Lohita of the ace food blog Lohi's Creations. Seeing as I'd already asked her to marry me after reading her Thanksgiving post, our meeting was just a formality. Wedding invitations between TWP and Lohi coming to a mailbox near you.

So anyhoozle, the play was showing at the Muson Centre and due to the fact that Ikeja traffic refused to release me from bondage I got there at 2.45pm for the 2pm showing. I seriously considered turning back seeing as I thought I'd missed nearly half of it, well surprise, surprise it hadn't started.

The show finally kicked off at 3.10pm as opposed to the 2pm start advertised.


I refused to let my annoyance at their tardiness turn me into a grinch for the rest of the play and allowed myself enjoy it. It was really, really good, acting is not for pussies at all. I was completely blown by the actors abilities to memorize vast reams of lines like that. The way it was adapted to include Nigerian references too was very creative, the cast and crew definitely deserve an A for Effort.

Standout performances for me were Matilda Obaseki (Lady in Green) and Joke Silva (Lady in Red). I don't watch Tinsel so I'd never seen Matilda in action even though I'd heard of her but she was really good. She got the most laughs and seemed to be the character the audience connected with the most. Joke Silva is just a winsh, the woman can act her butt off. Her storytelling is so detailed, so vivid, you can literally see everything unfolding before you as she speaks. The bit where she tells the story of the army vet who killed his children was so moving, even though I'd seen the movie and knew what was going to happen she still had the ability to make me hang on to her every nuance. her skill is definitely without comparison in Nigeria.

I was really bummed I didn't get to see my girl crush, the grunting Nigerian "Beyonce", Tiwa Savage. She played the Lady in Yellow on the 29th but I saw the play on the 30th and Omawunmi played that part then. Omawunmi was amaze but I really wanted to see Tiwa.

Tiwa Savage if you ever read this, I just want to tell you I love you and you're hot, don't listen to those leathery old bitches who try to bring you down. You have top marks in my book.

All in all, a good production. Nigerian creatives are really trying, I enjoyed it thoroughly.

After the play I bummed around a bit then headed to the launch of the Re Bahia "Meet Me in Lagos" capsule collection at Villa Medici.

Beautiful venue, beautiful people, beautiful clothes....great way to spend a Lagos evening.

After seeing the pictures Nneka of Neks2U took of me up on her blog, I had to hide the pictures I took myself in shame, she made me look like a million kobo. Had to steal them and show you guys on here.

Virgos Lounge Ruby Maxi

The dress is such a star on its own I decided to keep my accessories to a minimum.

Virgos Lounge sha has me in bondage, it was definitely my fashion soundtrack of the holidays.

Asos drop tassel cuff
Odion Mimonet aso-oke clutch

After the launch I headed to my sisteh Molly P's house for a dinner/drinks do. Met up with my other Association of Married Friends sisteh Ediri there...


Gina, Molly, Augusta.

It was the best way to end my evening, surrounded by the people I love, good food and the tons of drinks Molly's husband David kept plying us with. He said his intention was to have us walking on our heads by the end of the night. We thank God we still managed to be upright by the time the night was over.

Happy new year to you and yours.

Love and light xx

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  1. I feel you about coming back to the wintery cold after an awesome time in Naija...that cold is such a rude shock.:-(

    You look great in that Virgos lounge dress...They berra make you the face of the brand ;-)

  2. great highlight of events, love all the pictures and that virgos lounge dress is adorable, I have watched the movie For colored girls..very captivating. I can imagine the act played out by our own talents. so jealous of all your parols. wishing I was back home
    happy new year!

  3. You look so pretty!!!!...You have a great fashion sense...I mean the virgos lounge dress made all the statement so good you kept everyother thing at minimum....oh! Lohi is in Nigeria ??? No wonder she hasn't been blogging..been checking in on her page daily..was hoping to get an idea on a recipe for my Christmas/ New year dinner

  4. Chai! Nne idi too much! lol

    I looooove ur blog and in my head, we are friends. Thanks for making me less miserable for not jamming naij this year. Your up to date bloggings always make my day. Dalu. :-)

  5. i love your hair. what inches please?

  6. Hahahahaha aww was so nice to meet you too although very briefly!!! 2012 is the wedding people :) have fun for the ret of your stay!!

  7. awwww me too i'm sad now. I get so excited reading ur blog about ur Naij galivanting and sturvs. Will u be going again this year? If so we defo need to link up. Already looking up ticks.

  8. Haha I luv your posts TWP! I can understand where your coming from with going back to cold and EXAM! for the past few days, last days of my holiday in Naij as well, I have been having sleepless nights in realization that exam awaits my wondrous self in less than 2 weeks. Hiss

  9. Awww, Lohi is soo cute. And girll, that Virgos Lounge dress is the business. Very nice!

  10. I find it interesting that you complain about the cold, come to Canada where its a rude -14 degrees!
    Thanks a lot for seeing 'For Colored Girls' I asked but didnt really think you would blog it :)
    N yes Joke Silver is just a diva, only for her would I watch a Nigerian Movie.
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  11. Your second pic, signed the deal #Nice.

  12. I can't even remember anything about this post anymore just that Virgos Lounge dress. The cut is so amazing..

    ...And yes oh, the quality of those pictures..(y)..

  13. You are really motivating me to go for VL dresses. You look good.


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