10 Places To Repair Your Phone In Lagos

Phones are almost next to air in the world right now. These days, people nearly bond with their phones more than they bond with other humans. You might be able to go without food for a whole day but can’t be without your phone for an hour. Phone repairs happen quite often. Phones naturally develop faults after a period of time, mainly from misuse. With a faulty phone, the next thing is to find a place to get the phone repaired well at a good price, unless you have money to shell out for a new phone every time your phone develops a fault. Most commonly, it is a broken screen that is a problem. Here is how much it really costs to replace your phone screen. Lagos is a big city. Just like most big ...

7 Strangest Enquiries We Have Received At Vconnect

The nature of what we do here at Vconnect means that we get enquiries about everything. No, really … we mean Everything. We are glad to oblige these requests. Afterall, what we want to do is cut the time you spend looking for professional service providers from days, to mere minutes. Forbes even has an article about it. Ideally, all this happens on the Vconnect website with the help of an enquiry form that gets the details of what service you are looking for and informs the appropriate businesses to contact you. Pretty neat!Learn more. However,  we often get people who would rather call us to make their enquiries (not that we mind). When this happens, our Customer Care Representative, the lovely Gina, handles these calls. Boy does she get all ...

How these 4 Nigerian Entrepreneurs are using Online Marketing to get more customers

Last Saturday was the 3rd edition of VConnect’s SME conference. Just like the previous two editions, the conference was held in conjunction with Facebook. This edition trained businesses on how to build websites for themselves using VConnect Sites, Boosting their Business with Facebook and Online lead generation. I was there to take pictures and give social media updates, I was filling in for Abdulkareem our social media guy who isn’t feeling well at the moment, get well soon bro. The event was a great time for Nigerian entrepreneurs present at the event to share and gain new insights about online marketing. As the event was wound up, I cornered some these Nigerian entrepreneurs to ask them about their business and their impressions of the conference. Who they are [caption id="attachment_19617" align="aligncenter" width="785"]

Kemi Ajiboye of Crystal Shine Skin Clinic’s mission to fix Nigeria’s bleaching menace

The name Crystal Shine struck a nice note with me. It reminded me of porcelain clear skin, or in my case, more like ebony wood or onyx. What I am saying is the name inspired thoughts of naturally beautiful skin. So when I got to the Opebi office of Crystal shine beauty care I knew I was going to learn more about skin than I had ever known. I mean, you don’t give your outfit that kind of name without knowing what you are doing, do you? My conversation with Mrs. Oluwakemi Ajiboye, who is the Founder and CEO of Crystal Shine was quite the eye-opener. The mother of three daughters has extensive experience in skin care therapy. Armed with a first degree in Biochemistry and post graduate degrees in Aesthetic Medicine, Cosmetic Chemistry, ...

The real cost of getting an apartment in Lagos

My friend Gbolahan moved to Lagos last year, needing a place to stay. He set about looking for an apartment. His experience while searching for a new place inspired this post that looks at all the hidden costs and struggles of getting an apartment in Lagos. 1. Agents can be expensive Depending on the kind of real estate agent you use, you will sometimes pay a one-time fee or you would have to pay a fee every time you go over to check a place. Bigger real estate firms charge a one-time fee and are usually more committed to finding you a place. However, the downside with them is that they will sometimes have to split the agency fee with other agents and this often causes an increased agency fee. So, ask if the consultancy fee you are ...

How To Make Your Makeup To Last All Day

As a Nigerian woman, you probably understand the struggle to balance your career or school with looking good. The struggle is very real. It takes a lot of bravery to take your time to apply makeup and face the Nigerian weather. So it is very annoying when just a few hours into your day, your makeup has melted off. We’ve compiled a list of things to help you beat this and keep your makeup on longer. Enjoy! Exfoliate! Exfoliate! Exfoliate! Exfoliation is important. It’s even more important if you're an everyday makeup person. If you apply makeup quite often, there is a great chance that there will be product build-up on your skin.  Product build-up clogs your pores, promotes acne and rough skin. In the bid to cover up acne bumps or scars, you’re more likely to apply ...