Food, Inside Lagos / 09.10.2020

When I heard on the Insta-grapevine that Soul Food Lagos, a new restaurant was coming to Yaba, I was so excited. For context, I live in Yaba and what we mostly have are Spaghetti and roadside grill joints. If you don’t believe me, ask UNILAG and YabaTech students. Every street corner is filled with two things they love - Spaghetti and Turkey. As a list maker that I am, I put Soul Food Lagos on my list of restaurants to visit (you can recommend your favourite restaurants to me...

Food, Inside Lagos / 04.09.2020

Sometime in February 2020, I wanted to try out new seafood recipes. Since I live in Yaba, the Makoko Fish market was my best bet to get affordable seafood in Lagos. Prior to that time, I had heard a lot about the market and other fish markets like the Epe and Oyingbo markets. Many people know Makoko for the buildings that float on water - it’s sometimes referred to as the Venice of Africa, even though I disagree. Makoko is also known for the resilient people that thrive in...

Travelogue / 31.05.2020

is article details my experience on a trip to Arinta Waterfall, Ekiti. I talk about entry fees, how to get to Arinta waterfall as well as things to do at the waterfall. Be sure to read, bookmark, and refer to this blog post when you’re planning a trip to Arinta waterfall.  On a scale of 1-10, how often do you think I get lost on trips? Make an educated guess I might let you in on some of my travel secrets. In true Bourgie camaraderie, we decided to make the...

Inspired! / 16.04.2020

I decided to walk the talk and create my bucket list. You’ll remember that in my last blog post on how to travel without leaving your house, one of the things I talked about was creating a bucket list. [gallery size="full" ids="1335,1636,948"] What’s a Bucket List? A Bucket list is a list of places to visit and things to do before die you leave this world. A few people have coined other terms such as a “Best Life List” or a “Living list” and this just means a list of things...

Inspired!, Travel With Me / 10.04.2020

Who would have thought the entire world would be forced to take a break in 2020? Definitely not me! At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2020 travel plans and goals and even started saving towards them. Well, it’s April and with a lot of lives lost to the COVID-19 virus, the wisest thing to do at this moment is to stay home and just stay safe. But what about the Wanderlust Geng? How can we stay sane while staying at home? Well, we travel! Not physically but through...

Destinations, Travel With Me / 11.02.2020

Travel is not cheap, don’t let anybody try to tell you otherwise - Jadesola, 2020. Have you ever looked at my blog or travel photos and wished you could actually go on a trip, somewhere, someplace? That wish is called wanderlust and I have a couple of affordable Bourgie Travel group trips to help you fulfil those wishes in 2020. While I didn’t do a recap of my 2019 (I know I should have done it), I visited a number of new places and revisited places that are so dear...

Destinations, Travel With Me, Travelogue / 19.11.2019

I explored Northern Nigeria during the April Easter break and it still is one of the most memorable experiences I have had in 2019. Since it was a Bourgie Travel tour, I was the resident Travel director and handled everything related to logistics. I also had the best travel buddies - Frank, Asia and Favour (I left notes for y'all at the end of this blog post). L-R Favour (Slay Queen), Jadesola, Frank Ugo (Beyonce's number 1 stan) and Asia 1 of Lagos While this tour took place months ago, my...

Destinations, Food, Travelogue / 28.10.2019

. It all came down to this moment, 2019 Chale Wote Festival was the sole reason we travelled across West Africa and it was finally here! We timed the last few days of our journey to coincide with the last days of the 2019 Chale Wote festival and boy was that a good thing (here’s where you stan my tour planning skills). Before I go off on how interesting Chale Wote was/is, let me explain what it is: Chale Wote is an annual street art festival that takes place in...

Destinations, Food, Travelogue / 21.10.2019

We took on a daunting task when we decided to travel all the way from Lome, Togo to see some amazing destinations in Central Region, Ghana by road. In retrospect, we were supposed to leave Lome early, but some people (please refer to their names in previous blog posts) decided to go shopping on the same morning we were supposed to leave town. The worst part is, they bought the cutest pants so they could twin at Chale Wote and conveniently forgot to buy for me. Yes, I’m still...

Food, Travel With Me, Travelogue / 23.09.2019

Day 3 was all about exploring Lome, Togo, the innocent-looking city whose major highway runs along the coastal line. For the most part, it felt like we were in an extension of Cotonou, Benin Republic as the city layout looks the same and they also speak French. We set off from Ouidah early in the morning and spent about 2 hours on the road. It was a smooth journey and we all slept off for the most part. Benin-Togo Border Crossing  The Hillacondji border crossing was also easy. We had to come...