How the Response to Sexual Assault Victims can be Worse than the Act Itself

Busola Dakolo

I woke up on Friday to see a bunch of posts on my Instagram timeline with hashtag #istandwithbusola. My heart started to race a bit faster as I read to find out Busola Dakolo had released an interview where she confessed that Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of COZA church allegedly raped her twice at age 17. If you know us Nigerians, you know we neither sleep nor slumber, and as I expected, the Naija community was all over social media to put our full ignorance on display.

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Why You Won’t Catch Me Eating Amala + 5 Other Things I’m Currently Afraid To Do

Simple Naija Girl happy in the snow

Do you have that one random thing that you really want to do, but have held back doing for whatever reason? You’re not alone. There are 6 things that I really want to do, but somehow, I have not done them, and I really don’t know if I ever will. I think my reasons are legitimate, but I’ll let you be the judge when you see my list. Let’s dive right in.

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Why You Should Visit Swahili Village Restaurant; Finger-licking Good Food, Fun Music, and a Beautiful Space

Now that we have two very young kids, going out on a date night with Oko mi is almost like preparing to run a marathon. First, we gotta start planning like one whole year in advance for someone to watch the kids. Then we have to pray that on the actual day, we are not so exhausted, that we’d rather take a nap than go out (yes, we’ve done this before, don’t ask). For our 6-year wedding anniversary, a dear friend was gracious enough to watch the kids, while we went out to dine at Swahili Village, a Kenyan restaurant located in Beltsville, MD.

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Happy Mother’s Day! 5 Lessons from my “Not-so-African” Nigerian Mother

If you don’t know what a typical African mother is like, think Iya Tiwa from Skinny Girl in Transit. African mothers are popularly known for over-reacting to even the minutest situations. Just let your African mother find your “#dead” comment on social media, and you’ll get a phone call right away, with her yelling at the top of her voice, “you will not die in Jesus’ name!” Push it too far by posting a picture of you in a strapless dress, and it’s wrap; your African mother will call you, threatening to have a heart attack, saying o fe pa mi ni?

Don’t be fooled though, African mothers are our biggest supporters, and that’s why we love them like kilode? Let’s not get started on their banging meals; even iya basira cannot compete with my mom’s catfish stew.

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The Ridiculousness of Weddings in 2019; 7 Things to Avoid in Your Upcoming Wedding.

It’s almost summer, which means wedding season is upon us! Who doesn’t love the celebration of love, and of course, the added bonus of party jollof and small chops?appetizers As much as we love weddings, there are some ridiculousness that interfere with our excitement for them. Dear bride and groom (and the wedding party), before we start booking our makeup and geleNigerian head gear for your wedding, please promise us that you won’t be guilty any of the following seven offenses.

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Nigerianism: The Idiotic Nonchalant Attitude That Needs to Stop Like Yesterday.

Have you ever been to a Nigerian embassy? Or ordered clothes from designers tailors in Nigeria, because #buynigerian? Or have you been to a post office in Nigeria? Notice what these places/events have in common? People in “important” positions, who have something you want. The little authority they are given has so gotten into their heads, that they don’t know how to act anymore. I call that the nigerianism attitude.

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