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    Catching Trips

    Hello my beautiful, blossoming, blessed and beloved people. Though I am a bit late to the party, sometime this month, I finally took the not-so-new Ibadan-to-Lagos train. My mother and I had some business to attend in Abeokuta, and my sister was going to Lagos, so we all decided to take the train. Apparently I was the only member of my family who had not taken the train since launch; my sister has taken it at least ten times. Best in railway. In Ibadan, the train station is at Moniya, that’s after UI, after Ojoo, for some reference point. The train station is about five minutes away from the Moniya…

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    The Beginner’s Guide to Owambes

    Owambe: noun. a large, grandiose party thrown by Nigerians anywhere in the world, especially Yoruba Nigerians, which involves a lot of food, dancing, loud music, and spraying (the act of throwing money on a dancing person). There are often numerous guests, and usually the guests are divided into groups according to their aso ebi. These parties take weeks and months and sometimes years of preparation, and have been known to block entire streets and roads (a sign of a successful owambe) Aso Ebi: noun. outfits made from matching fabric to be worn by a group of people as a uniform to owambes. It has its benefits, as it dictates the kind…