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...

Food, Inside Lagos, Travel With Me, Travelogue / 18.06.2019

I vaguely remember the day Fela Anikulapo-Kuti died as I was only 4 years old at the time. The radio stations had his music on repeat and by evening, they were playing his songs on the Television shows. Something terrible had happened, I knew this but what I didn't know what the specific thing was. I had an aunt who loved to play his songs and force us to dance to them and she told me that Fela was sick and that he refused to go to a...