Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ARCHIBUILT 2016


Nigeria’s premier trade show is on!
Currently holding at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, ARCHIBUILT is an annual exposition organized to bring to the fore trends, technologies, systems and policy issues that impact the nation’s building industry.

Monday, August 22, 2016

FOOD ART AND WORLD JOLLOF RICE DAY!



One of my favourite channels on cable television - DSTV is the Food Network channel. I usually get teased endlessly about putting into practical use what I have learnt. You especially need to see my concentration and admiration when short segments are shown of the food artist Nathan Wyburn making portraits of Food Network’s celebrity chefs such as Siba, Bobby Flay and a host of others using everyday cooking ingredients.

So naturally, my excitement went through the roof when I came across the food art created by the multi-talented Nigerian blogger and creator of the Hijarbie (the hijab-wearing and fully clothed Barbie doll which was an Instagram sensation), Hanefaah Adam.

IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE!! OR NOT??



"Early morning in Africa, A gazelle wakes up, it knows it must run faster that the fastest lion or it will be killed.

Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up, it knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER YOU'RE A LION OR A GAZELLE, WHEN THE SUN COMES UP, YOU BETTER BE RUNNING!"

Source/ Photocredit: www.i.imgur.com

Thursday, August 04, 2016

GHOSTS OF OLYMPICS CEREMONIES PAST



 

 

It’s the Olympics, baby!

I cannot recall where I heard or got that phrase from, but like my bottom box’ (special occasion) clothes which I seldom use, this phrase pops into my head without fail every Olympic year!

Hours from now, the world’s spotlight will beam on the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the opening of what is unarguably the greatest sporting spectacle on earth, the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The opening ceremonies are always highly anticipated and it has been said that since Los Angeles 84, each host country has sought to surpass its predecessor by staging a bigger and more spectacular show. 
 
Back in the 80s, there were only two television stations in the whole of what was then Bendel State -  National Television Authority (NTA) and Bendel Television (BTV). BTV later metamorphosed to Edo Broadcasting Service (EBS) with the split of Bendel State into Edo and Delta States respectively. Both stations ensured that viewers were kept fully updated with on-going events at the Olympics by dedicating one or more hours daily for the highlights. But these days, without an active cable television subscription, OYO (On Your Own) is your case!