7 Nigerian Party Essentials

There is simply no doubt that Nigerians love to party. If you’ve ever had to plan a Nigerian party, you understand how stressful it can be. Nigerians have extremely high expectations. An average Nigerian has been to several parties that keep raising the bar of what defines a great party. This places so much pressure on party planners. Then, imagine when you’ve gone through so much stress planning, and people still don’t show up for your party. Or the ultimate horror when people actually come but the food isn’t enough. These are some of the things you must consider in your party planning process in order to avoid disaster. Whether you’re planning an “owambe” party or a house party, we’ve created a short list to save you from party planning mistakes.   Hype

10 Relaxing Spa Treatments for Men

As a man, a spa day is probably the last thing on your agenda. It gets really confusing when you see the different spa treatments offered. Knowing how a hydro massage differs from aromatherapy might seem hard. Services like massages, facials, and body treatments are examples of spa treatments. In Nigeria today, there is a shortage of spas offering spa services exclusively for men. Spa treatments range from as low as N2,999 to over N300,000 depending on where the service is offered. A spa treatment is a way to relax and uplift your mood. Here are 10 spa treatments for men: 1. Deep Tissue/Sport Massage This type of massage focuses on the deepest layers of muscle tissues and tendons. It is mostly beneficial for muscle pulls. A sports massage is great to treat repeated ...

5 bad laundry habits and 5 secrets to help you

I had the chance to spend some time with Olumide Salvador of First Choice Cleaning Services last month. We spent some time talking about his laundry business and how they plan to make dry cleaning easier and cheaper for customers. During our conversation, he mentioned how he wants to create a community around dry cleaning where people can share useful information about dry cleaning and also how he likes to help out customers with tips that can help them get the best out of their clothes. So I asked him what tips he has for someone like me that knows next to nothing about dry cleaning. Since I am not one to hoard information, here are some of Olumide’s tips to help you do better laundry: Habit 1: Rubbing clothes too hard

How to stay productive during Ramadan

Even with only a cursory knowledge of Islam, you are most likely aware that the month of Ramadan is one of the most important times for Muslims, requiring Muslim faithful to abstain from food and drink from sunrise till sundown. The fast can be a challenge for people participating in Ramadan, but they soldier on for the period of the fast which is around 30 days. For someone like me who has to have their morning coffee and biscuits just to function properly, the idea of not eating in the mornings for about 30 days seems like a very difficult task. I asked some Muslims in the office how they manage to stay productive during this time   Yunus, the video guy I spoke with Yunus first, ...

7 precautions you must take when fumigating

Fumigation is a process of using chemicals to get rid of pests in homes, buildings or processed goods like food or wood. The pests most common in Nigeria are rats, cockroaches, termites or mosquitoes. If you have a pest problem in your home or office, you have probably had people tell you to fumigate your place. The tricky thing with fumigation is that because the chemicals used are also dangerous to humans, there are precautions you need to take before fumigating your house. Here are 7 of such precautions to take: 1. Throw out or preserve perishable food Fumigation chemicals could be poisonous if eaten, so if you have food lying around, then you will need to throw away the ones that can not be preserved and the refrigerate the rest. if you have ...

How to get better respones from customers? Write better emails

Email. That communication that closely resembles letter writing of yester years, but doesn’t require a day or weeks wait - depending on where you are sending it to- before it gets delivered. If you have been communicating via email with customers and you’re not getting the kind of responses you want, then maybe you have not been observing good email etiquette. That is such a thing, bad email etiquette even got a worker fired. Here are ways you can craft better emails to get favourable responses and generally make you sound like a decent person. 1. Write appropriate a relevant subject line I struggle with this also, getting the right subject line for your email can be the difference between a response or getting banished to the trash folder. The trick ...