THE YORUBA INTRODUCTION
A DAY AT HOUSE OF TARA
5 TRICK TO HAVING A LONG LASTING JEANS
CELEBRITY MOMENT: Meeting Chioma Okoli, the Real Wosi of Skinny Girl in Transit
5 MUST HAVE NIGERIA LEATHER BRANDS

Marketing Strategy or Love Story? My Reaction to WizKid Fever

October 24, 2018 2 Comments


Aunt Tiwa ooh!!!! What happen? All these hotness we are seeing in just one video is only God that can help us unravel the mystery..

I'm a million percent sure that the whole of Nigeria must have seen Wizkid and Tiwa's video titled "Fever", and just like we expected, the whole of Nigeria should be on fire right now because under eight hours of  been posted, it has already gained a 215k views and 15k likes....


From colleagues talking about it and probably streaming it on YouTube to gossip girls sending it over to their friends with the caption "I told you".

Wait oh!!! Told you what, 😉 That the relationship between these two wasn't anything close to ordinary. Well if you had that argument don't feel bad cause I too said something like that...



So, you want to get my reaction to their video, well though it could be a business strategy, However, seeing it from another angle, it could be Wizkid also pulling the assurance stunt on us like you know officially introducing us to his own Chioma cause dam that video was just too hot and spicy to be passed as an ordinary video with no strings attached.

Did you see the look on his face, the look of attraction, whatever it is between them, I think this is a perfect marketing strategy portraying a beautiful love story.





What's your reaction to Wizkid and Tiwa's Video, marketing strategy or display of their love story? Please drop your reactions in the comment bellow.

Photo Credit: Youtube

Baby Shower at Brass and Cooper 'REVIEW"

October 22, 2018 1 Comment

Hello people!!!!! I think I just had the best Mexican rice in like forever, you needed to be there, to see how our meal went down like no tomorrow...

Picture from FolaOseni review on her visit.


I had always seen this place called brass and copper, for a very long  time, but for some reasons  i had refused to go into it cause I wasn't ready to  be injured by necessary bills but Colleague turned friends' baby shower  made me have my first encounter with it and trust me I wasn't disappointed at all,  from the ambiance to the customer service and pricing, I had the best 2 hours of my October in just that space...


Firstly we were welcomed by some lovely bouncers who even took their time to interact with us and also help us keep our little surprise safe cause we had no idea that we had just entered into a mirror filled walk way...




The walk way leading to the stairs was properly arranged with a touch of glass and grass.. "G 'n' G".  On getting to the finally step, we were welcomed by a lovely well furnished bar with a touch of black and white stripe, green artificial grass, and wooden bar side..

I really didn't pay attention to the bar side,cause my business wasn't there but just at your left hand side, the door leading the the restaurant beholds you...


My love point: 



The Ambiance and Decorations for me was everything, it was just the picture perfect place for me and If you are a lover of calm, peace and arts, then this place is a go to for you...
Just as you are welcomed by the lovely stair ways of grass and glass, lighting were also placed at strategic position which gave the place a pop of peace and love. The color schemes brought to play here was lovely and welcoming with no dramatic color, just colors that supported each other. Above all, the calmness of the environment was just it and the art works that were placed at places where the eye could feed on it
I really can't remember if they played some tracks at the background.



Customer Service/ Relationship: So remember when I talked about the bouncers, well I think it's a thing of staff of brass and copper to be calm, collected and friendly. 
You know that feel of no confusion, that was what I got from the waiters. What I loved more about the customer service was when an order was placed and it almost felt like we were running out of time cause one of us had to leave, the waiter in charge of our table was reasonable enough to know how to make her wait till her meal was ready and packed for her to go...


Menu: So I have visited so many restaurant where you needed some form of education to understand the menu, but at brass and copper, the menu was detailed and  can easily be understood by the average Nigerian who haven't visited a fancy restaurant before..


Drink menu had a separate book and meal menu also with detailed pricing...


Pricing: Their prices were so fantastic, Asin I was expecting to 1 million per shot, but on a glass of cocktail, we spent some 2000 and a bowl of food that felt like it was small but so filling went for 4500..

The pricing for me is a go to place when I want quality food but still on a spoiling budget.


My Order:  So my order came right on time and just as I like it. On seeing how colorful what I had ordered for was, I couldn't help but to take a picture of our Mai Tai cocktail Abi Mock-tail. It was served in a fancy cup with the white and touch of red foamy substance that would make you want to have some more..

 Our Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice and plantain.


Then arrived our meal, which didn't take so long to be severed.  We ordered for Mexican rice, plantain, potatoes and chicken wings. All this boiled downed to ₦26000 only "did you just say only, that's someone's salary". 


Chicken Wings..


The Mexican rice was divine, you know that kind of food you eat and deep down in your mind you just feel like this is all I have missed all my life, that was the fill I got with the Mexican Rice and the chicken wings.. 



Mock-tail or Cocktail, not sure where this falls.

Not to spicy or bland. It's  a true value for your money.

My Off points:




I am so sure my off points won't be so strong to hold an argument, but to me they really did matter.
My major and only off points was I was served a sweet potato instead of an Irish potato which didn't go down well for me, Asin who eats sweet potatoes in public when they order for potatoes slices or chips... 


However, on a scale of one to ten, I would rate my experience at Brass and Coppers an 8/10 and this is because I would recommend this place to anybody whenever.


Thanks to Thonia Bankz and Fola Oseni for taking pictures of not just food during their visit as some environment pictures' was taken off their review since I totally forgot I could do a review during my visit... 

If you've visited brass and copper, please drop a comment on your experience there cause I would like to Know what your experience felt like, and if you do enjoy this Review, and would like to see more of it, please lemme know by filling the contact form or also the comment section.

THE POLICE IS NOT YOUR FRIEND

October 16, 2018 4 Comments


Its October 16, 2018 and I am wondering what would have happened differently if we had rushed him to the clinic immediately we saw him without the fear of being harassed, or if  they had arrived at the scene as soon as we called them, would he have had a second chance, a second chance to live and breathe again, a second chance to look life in the face and say to it I came, I saw, and I Conquered.



You know playing the whole event in my head makes me believe that truly wisdom is profitable to all. I remember how we (excluding me because I couldn’t stand the sight and thought that truly he was dead, or the level of cold I felt just passing by his room that morning) entered his room, in his dying state with sweat on his back and his phone on his hand and we kept speaking in tongue. Right now, I just feel that was the dumbest move we ever made cause looking back at it, we could have rushed him to the clinic and still also prayed for him while doing that.



It was a few minutes pass 7 on a Saturday morning, and during one of the numerous Assu strike, when one of us rushed into the room  and screamed crying that she feels he was dead, I just kept saying no way he cant be, rushing to check as the mama I was back then in school, my heart shattered to find out that indeed our very own was lying lifeless, faced owned, in what looked like an arranged and planned method to disguise the fact that he was killed.

To be continued soon, so stay glued....

Have you had a horrible encounter with the Nigeria police, please share your experiences with us in the comment section...

MY EXPERIENCE AT THE DIGITAL MEDIA TALK WITH ELSIE GODWIN

October 03, 2018 5 Comments
On Thursday the 27th of September 2018,  I attended the Digital Media Talk with Elsie Godwin which took place at BWc hotel, Victoria Island Lagos with the theme “Blogging as a Tool for Social Change”. Just  as expected, it received a huge turn out of both participant and panelist.



A line of professionals who were amongst the panelist included the likes of Laila Ijeoma, Tosyn Bucknor, Tosin Ajibade, Sally Kenneth Dadzie, Moji Delano, Jide Adeyemi and the host of others I can't really remember who shared from their wealth of experience what blogging is, what it isn’t, and how blogging can create more social influence.


Firstly, I don't know whats up with Nigerians and African time, that we never seem to keep to time. I remember leaving Lekki for the venue  few minutes too 12 for an event which was scheduled to start for 11 am with the mindset that they wouldn't keep to time.

However, by the time I had arrived at the venue, the first panel was about rounding up yet, the few moments spent were very insightful and informative that by the 3 panelist, this young lady’s head was filled with so much knowledge that she felt she could take over the blogging space.



Bellow are a few of my take home notes from all the three panelist I was opportuned to listen to before this young lady was hit by hunger

My jotting note, and trust me I didn't plan this.

Niche Blogging: This point was made by Laila Ijeoma, when she made it point blank plain that the news and gossip blog was saturated already and as a result, Niche blogging is the only way to thrive in the blogging sphere, that is find a field or a space you are good at, focus on it and there you spread your wings into other arms of that particular field. E.g Education, Betting, Finance e.t.c

PR, Advertising and Blogging: According to the 3rd panel that consisted of men who were in the marketing or sales world, they said though the three might seem like they perform the same function, yet they don't.  While PR and Advertisement, seem like the same thing, blogging can be a tool used to achieve the both. Cause with blogging, you share your thought by connecting and interacting with your readers.

While building your blog brand, you need to transform it into a creative, credible product.

Monetizing your Blog: this was a major take home note for me cause it was an eye opener to the fact that there are various means at which I could make of cash through my blog which includes



  1. Freelance writing
  2. E books
  3. Sponsored post
  4. Selling products  
  5. Affiliate marketing and 
  6. YouTube.



It would be a total waste of my precious time if after all this take home notes, I don't implement anyone of them. So permit me to tell you, welcome to my YouTube channel, links to my latest Vlog would drop soon but for the meantime I am open to freelance writing, sponsored post, Selling your products and Affiliate Marketing.

You can reach me via mail on

ngozienelamah@yahoo.com

Or

Hello_Gozi on Instagram for Discussions.

If you attended the digital marketing talk, please drop your take home notes in the comment section cause a babe has got to learn from you too.

SELF DISCOVERY MASTERCLASS

August 31, 2018 No Comment

I remember meeting Anita Okanigbe-John at a volunteer call centre and she telling me a little about herself,  all I could say was she had discovered herself well enough to have been able to make the best out of all life had thrown at her, from growing up to be dead to her parent, to 😀😀 CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT .

Hearing of her masterclass made me leap for joy cause I would most definitely investment any amount to learn first hand from her wealth of life experience and wisdom how to discover, maximize my purpose and live to my full potentials.

If you feel your are at the edge of giving up or lost in life and  would like to learn practical real life steps of how to Re-structure, Re-frame and Re-organize yourself just like she did when all life could offer was pain, then you would need to register to attend SELF DISCOVERY MASTERCLASS by clicking on it.

Masterclass Modules:

1. Achieve self mastery
2. Operate in your natural habitat
3. Maximise your hidden potentials
4. Accomplish amazing feat in your career
5. Discover your purpose and live a fulfilled life

Bonus:

1.  50% discount when you use code INSPIRE

2.  Free copy of her autobiography "Miracle in the Storm"


3.  Three month acesss
4.  Certificate of Completion
5.  Quiz and assignments.



Click on link to register and don't forget to mention from Hello Gozi and thank me later.

"UBERESCAPE" Where To? - TravelStart and Uber Nigeria.

August 30, 2018 No Comment


 Imagine booking an Uber ride from Ikeja down to Vgc, Only for you to find yourself in your dream destination... Unbelievable right???

Well, that's cause unbelievable things happen when TravelStart Africa's leading Online Travel Agency partners with Uber Nigeria to launch the "UberEscape".

Wow!!!!!!!

What's UberEscape???

Starting from August 31st, UberEscape would be found on the uber app, it allows you book your flights by simply opening the Uber app and clicking on "UBER ESCAPE".This then  will direct you to the secure "UBER ESCAPE" website where you can access exclusive CHEAP FLIGHTS TO DUBAI and  Cheap Flights deals to a lot of your favourite destination.

Isn't that amazing, but that's not all. To launch the Uber Escape, an exciting competition on social media tagged "SNAP AND SHARE" where one lucky Uber rider   would win TWO economy return flight ticket. Competition ends on the 7th of September.




How to Enter:

1.  Order your Uber ride from 31st of August.

2.   Fill in the blank “Where To?” space on board your preferred destination with wipeable marker placed in selected cars.

3.  Snap a selfie with it and post on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #UberEscape #PoweredbyTravelstart

4.  Make sure you tag @travelstartng, @ubernigeria and the person you will fly with.

5.  Sit down, relax, and keep using Uber rides, as at the end of the week, 1 lucky winner will be randomly selected to receive TWO return flight tickets to their destination.

Click Here for more info and don't forget, terms and conditions apply....

Happy riding

TALES OF THE OTHER WOMAN 2

August 07, 2018 2 Comments

I think this was one of the most painful experience I had ever had, what experience are you talking about Tales of the Other Woman 1




I was in love with a married man, the first of its kind, I had given my love, my heart, my time and my all those other stuffs that leave women so heartbroken….

What happened??? I know you’re itching to hear right, I bumped into a picture of him and his supposed ex, the ex was the mother of his kid who he denied without hesitation…


In no short time, I became fine I moved past the hurt and heartbreak I guess and took it to my Chi (God) in prayer.  Hadn't it called for a need for prayer, how could all the men listed in this conversation be all taken in marriage or some form of serious relationship, wasn't I good enough to have ….


I thought my prayers had been answered when Mr. D came knocking by, but in this case, man was a possess freak, how can you be at the verge or quarter to get married and still want to keep a little one on a lock down, who does that, a man who is emotional possessive.

Though Mr. D was all of the control freak, but I grew an interest in him, not a sexual one, he was one who was available to always talk when you needed that talk time, he displayed little surprises of love and above all he listened to my advice, what every woman needs…

In no time, I got a call, a call that put me to order, a call that made me realize I was trying to get returns on investment where I had not invested, she sounded so furious and angry, I could hear anger in her sounds and words and all she said was if you want to enjoy your marriage leave my husband for me, allow him be, allow me enjoy my marital bliss.

Why do women do this, why do they leave the one they ought to face to attack the INNOCENT ONE. Yeah you heard me right, the innocent one, the one who probably had no idea they were in the picture, the one who must have been told how he wished he never meet her (the real woman), the one who he probably said was giving him so much pains, the one he probably told he wished he had meet her earlier.


Let talk Real Women, why do we accuse the other women of destroying our homes, why do we blame them for making our husbands break their marital vows, why do we go calling them and ranting to them and not the man, who forgot his marital vows, the man who forgot to be faithful to the love of his life, the man who forgot what the effect of a cheating partner does to the other half, the man who would probably not do what you are doing if you did the same thing he did. In a situation of extramarital affair or affair, leave the other woman out of it, he isn't under the influence of her power, maybe he could if the other woman happens to be fetish, it takes self-control for a man to stay put, it takes a conscious decision and not an Other Woman.

Call was over, brain became reset, I asked myself how I would feel if I was treated the same way, if the man who I had always called my best friend was becoming close to some other lady in the name of we are just friends. The putting myself in the same situation puts me in check, it made me realize I would have done worse than the Victim, even though sometimes I feel like a victim to bad love, the love that loves what belongs to someone else, the love that's not available when I want it but rather when they want it.





At this point all I can now say is am done, done looking for love, done trying to fit in, done being careful, whoever comes I really don't care anymore, I would just take it as it is.

I think at this point, my heart became tough and created an anti-resistance to whatever the society had to say, maybe I was created to be some man's option as in second wife I said to myself, but I wanted more, I wanted to be the wife of his youth, I wanted to build my world around his, I wanted to take empires with him, was that too much of a request from love.


Mr. O the prettiest of them all, we connected in different levels, we had this bond and wanted to explore, he wasn't my spec in physical attribute, yet we connected on different levels… the calls became constant, the chat too and at some point I still wished he wasn't married but that's what gave him an edge, he had been groomed by another woman, a woman who made him presentable to the world, a woman who brought out the best in him.. I remember doing a thousand and 50 crazy things with him, things I never imagined I will ever do with anyone, but I did with him.

Then that night just before pulling up to bed, my phone beeped and it was a picture message from the most beautiful woman on planet earth to him, hmmm when will I get to be called the most beautiful woman on earth by a man sincerely, back to message that dropped on my phone. I remember every words of the text this was a few days before Val’s day, why now, when I was expecting to be gifted something from a man *rolling eyes*  never mind…...

I was scattered by the message, I tried to sleep but couldn't, all I had were questions going through my little mind, asking myself what had gone wrong, how much my conscience had been sold for, and all I remembered was my friend telling me how I was just a good girl trying to do what bad girls did.  

While Mr. O was there I came across Mr. I, you know what they say about not putting all your eggs in one basket,  that was what I did with this brother especially when he other eggs have been hatched {taken by marriage or serious relationship}.



Mr. I brought out the other part of me that wasn't so pronounced even though I loved to form hard woman, he taught me to be bloody, he taught me to hide my feelings,  I became stone cold around everyone. 

I wouldn't say I was in love, but I was ready to open up my heart, I was ready to let a guy in, I was ready to get all mushy and lovey dovey with the opposite sex, I was ready to start up a beautiful journey of learning to love someone other than myself and family and also caring for someone not family, I was ready to give someone the chance to have access to my fragile heart, to have the right to tell me no babe you can't step out and I would see it from the angle of love, that's what I thought when Mr. I came by and don't get me wrong I asked for his relationship status. 

However, his reply did not go down well with me, cause for some reasons, I just felt my conclusion was as a result of  past experiences.

Thank you for reading, and hope you enjoyed it. Please, stay clued for concluding part of the tales of the other woman, and don't forget to share with me what your experience as the other woman has been like, and how you found out you were the other woman by dropping your comment in the comment section.




Tales of the Other Woman 1