Day Trip To Olumo Rock in Abeokuta, Ogun State

Last December, I went on a group trip organized by Jadesola of The Bourgie Life to visit the renowned Olumo Rock. Now if you had your primary and/or secondary/high school education in Nigeria, chances are you’ve been to Olumo Rock on one of those organized school excursions. I went while in Secondary School too and honestly, both experiences are incomparable.

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The journey to Olumo Rock was a three-hour drive from Lagos and we played games to keep us occupied throughout the ride. A large overhead sign welcomes visitors at the entrance where there’s a fee of One Thousand Naira. It was sad but not surprising to note that what is supposed to be a top tourist attraction is in not-so-top condition anymore, the lifts do not work so everyone has to use the man-made steps, hike and use ladders at different points.

Overall, I enjoyed the experience and I’ve decided to be intentional about traveling within my budget while maintaining the financial goals I mentioned in this post and so far, I’ve been able to meet my monthly saving goals with the help of Cowry Wise. At the beginning of the year, I did a rough estimate of the total amount I would need for travel this year and every month, I set aside small amounts using Cowry Wise. Right now, I have saved just enough for my next trip in June.

Fun Facts About Olumo Rock

  • It was used as a fortress by the Egba people during wars and communal clashes.
  • It stands at 137 meters above sea level.
  • There are shrines and priestesses who live on the rock.
  • There have been no falls or injuries recorded on the rock.
  • On a part of the rock, there is flowing water that is believed to have medicinal properties that cure many illnesses.
  • Traditional worshippers pray to the trees on the rock for protection.

Luckily, I was able to make a vlog of the entire experience including our stop at The Alake of Egbaland’s Palace. You can watch the vlog by clicking on the play button below

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When I started my natural hair journey, porosity was one of the first things I stumbled upon then shelved away thinking it was not-so-important. I was re-introduced to it at NaijaHairCanGrow’s 2014 Salon Day Out  and it made a big difference in the way I cared for my hair after. If you’re struggling with dry hair or wondering why your hair doesn’t retain moisture, you’ll want to stick around and get to the end of this post.

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A Guy’s Guide To Natural Hair Care For Men

Half of my Instagram DMs are questions from men trying to figure out how to care better for their budding Afro and sometimes I feel inadequate proffering advice on issues I have zero to little knowledge on concerning hair care for men. I got my friend who has had natural hair for as long as I’ve known him, visits a salon more than I do and generally does a good job of taking care of it to answer some questions. If you have more questions, kindly send an email to hello@nappyhaired.com and this post would be updated with answers to it.

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Rose Water has easily become a staple in my skincare regimen alongside Rosehip oil. When I got this one by Desire Natural Luxury; a made in Nigeria brand that specializes in organic hair and skincare, I was quite excited to try it out because I barely had five pumps left from my old Rosewater. The most shocking thing about this product is it’s price, my old bottle of Rosewater cost me twice the price of this one from Desire Natural Luxury and this one works just as well.

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Hello 2018 | 5 Unconventional New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year !!!

If you read my 2017 Review post, you would know that I had a pretty good year and I have so many expectations for 2018, the only way from here on is up! I sat to write my regular New Year’s resolution for 2018 that featured appearances from my favorites; lose weight, save more, e.t.c. After thinking for a while, I was able to narrow my list to these unconventional goals excluding my main goals and decided to share. Continue reading “Hello 2018 | 5 Unconventional New Year Resolutions”

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At the beginning of 2017, I mentioned that I would be doing little to no blogging on certain months because I had a ton of exams to write throughout the year. Sometimes it was frustrating because other aspect of my life suffered – business, relationships and friendships but it was worth it in the end because I passed all my exams and bagged my first license to practice this December. I’ll be sharing the highlights of my months this year and the not-so-good moments too. You can share a bit of yours in the comment section all the way down below, I would love to read. Continue reading “Review: 2017”