The idea of a new series on the blog came up a few weeks ago when I went to the market and posted a picture of something I found which I had no previous knowledge of. It was dried okro. I had never seen it before, certainly never tasted it. I came across it by happenstance as I ventured into a part of the market I had never been in before. It never occurred to me that anyone would dry okro, since the fresh ones are always available. (more…)
I am very happy this morning. Resigning from my job means that I actually have to LIVE in my apartment. I am staying in the same apartment and all, but I always felt that it wasn't a HOME. More like a place to sleep and store my things. I never really had time to lay down roots over the last few years, with the mad schedule I kept.Continue Reading
English Names: - Bitter Kola, False Kola
Nigerian Names: Bini - Edun. Efik - Efiari. Ibibio - Efiat. Igbo - Akilu, Aki-unu, Adi, Akara-inu, Ogolu. Ijaw - OkanContinue Reading
Last year, out of frustration that I know that a lot of us have faced when buying honey, I wrote this post. Luckily for me it was read by a beekeeper (whose sister saw the article and sent him a link)
This bee-keeper who was obviously knowledgeable and passionate about bee keeping answered a lot of questions in that post and of course that got my interest. Several emails back and forth, he has answered a few questions that readers like yourself submitted.Continue Reading
The fact that there is a Fuel Scarcity in Nigeria is no longer news. It has endured from one administration to another. While I would like to believe that we will soon be rid of the queues, their persistence weakens hope everyday.
Beyond losing man-hours to spending long periods of time in these unending queues, there are other costs that we do not see.
Our health as a nation suffers every time there is a queue. Every. Time.Continue Reading
A few months ago, I received a mail from a reader asking me for the English names of some items she had come across in a Northern Nigeria market. A few mails back and forth and I decided that I definitely had to interview her so that I could share with you some of her natural lifestyle practices. Easy to incorporate into your daily life and it will make a big impact not only in your life but also in the environment. The first thing you will probably notice is that Katharine is very tall. Lol! Actually, you will notice that she is an Oyinbo so we are making her an “honorary” Natural Nigerian! Make sure you read it all, she shares some really interesting things about how we can live Naturally in Nigeria.
A few months ago, a lady that I am proud to call friend, opened up a lovely “African Resource Center” in Surulere called Afriville.
I love the fact that this place is on the mainland. If it was a bit bigger we would have held a meet up there. (more…)
Of feeling abandoned.
I have been remiss in my duty about talking about the products that we carry in our Ahia Natural Nigerian. That will change from now on!
To begin with, I thought I should let you all know that we listened to all the feedback we got about being in stores so we have worked with a few stores to stock our items! Yay!
Now, this is by no means a finished list. It is going to grow over the next few months as we add on new stockists. We will ultimately move the list to a page of its own so that you can tell the exact items you can get at any store that we have listed.
- Ebeano Supermarket, Lekki Phase One and Chevron
- Quintessence, 1, Gerard Road, Ikoyi (just after the Parkview Estate Gate)
- KL’s Natural Bar. 29C Ikorodu Crescent, Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi.
- Sizzelle Stores. Bounty Brooks Ltd Sizzelle Online Store
Suite B7, Cherub Mall, Km 18, Lekki Expressway (opposite New Road bus stop), Lekki,
- Natural Mane of Deepbrown & Kinks delivers!
- Keeks Pharmacy, Bright Star Plaza, Jabi, Abuja
- Lumos Naturals & Shop, Suite G8, Mbouty plaza, Marcus Garvey street, behind Emirates Hotel, off 5th Avenue, Gwarinpa.
If you are interested in being a stockist, please write firstname.lastname@example.org for our terms!
Thanks guys, every bottle of product makes it possible for us to do this on a sustained basis!