Five Cool Fashion Tips For The Travelling Man

If you are a frequent flyer, chances are you constantly have to update your wardrobe according to your travels, destinations and reasons for travelling.

It is one thing to know how to shop, it is another to have style.

Do you have style? Here are some tips.

Have Self-Confidence. Before anything else… understand that a big chunk of style depends on a confident attitude. Self-confidence doesn’t just help you engage with women. It’s an internal driving force for remembering who are you are, what you stand for.

So how do you build that confidence? Start by learning from a good mentor. An older guy who exudes confidence the second he makes eye contact with anybody. Aside from that, master the art of power posing whenever you lack self-confidence. You’d be surprised by how many simple actions like the “Superman pose” can benefit us mentally.


Level-Up Your Footwear. Still wearing only running shoes all the time? Explore other options. Why? It boils down to a traditional school of thought that’s still alive and well these days: you can judge a man by his shoes. People see shoes as a way of measuring your net worth – or assuming your career and social status. A pair of quality leather shoes is one of the best investments – provided it’s durable and comfortable to wear for many years. It’s not just about looking sharp. These shoes represent attention to detail, and how carefully you present yourself.

If it doesn’t fit… At home, you might still enjoy wearing those baggy shorts or oversized shirts even though you have slimmed down… But outside, remember that fit is king. It’s your top concern in the style pyramid (before you think of fabric and function/style) for any clothing item. Rule of thumb: If it doesn’t fit – do NOT buy it. It won’t work.

QUALITY Over Quantity. What good is a wardrobe that’s oversaturated with items that either make you not feel good about wearing them or are difficult to match with one another? Truth is you’d never feel good about them. Aim to build your own interchangeable wardrobe which includes a good core of white and blue dress shirts; simple ties with dark shades of blue, green or red, sometimes with small repeating patterns; jackets, trousers, shoes with the right colours and textures, making sure they don’t clash with your shirts.

Don’t Wear Worn Out Clothing. Frayed collars and cuffs. Chaffed hems. Discoloured T-shirts. Get the picture? Certain jean styles might’ve been trendy once upon a time. But they don’t work any longer. Throw out out-dated clothes from your closet right away.

Time to make bae love you more. Trend. Step up to what works: clean, well-fitted indigo jeans. A couple of dark-coloured slacks or chinos add variety.


NollyWood Travel Festival storms Toronto, New York, Hamburg, Dubai

The next edition of the Nollywood travel film festival holds in October 2018 at Toronto, Canada.

The key objective of the film festival is to open Nollywood to the world and create platforms for Nigerian filmmakers to network with their counterparts from other film industries.

From the 2017 Nollywood Travel Film Festival at Toronto, Canada

The Nollywood travel film festival will also create opportunities for policy makers, stakeholders to drive the huge potentials of the industry for global collaborations and pave way for creative tourism.

In 2018 the festival will travel to Toronto, Canada in September, then move to New York, USA, and in December the festival hits the city of Hamburg in Germany, we go back to Toronto, Canada in September and end the year with our December edition in Dubai, U.E.A.

Nollywood Travel Festival is an initiative that seeks to promote films by Nigerians living all over the world to new and existing global audiences with the aim of creating new market places for Nigerian cinema.Nollywood travel festivals is an initiative that seeks to promote films by Nigerians living all over the world to new and existing global audiences with the aim of creating new market places for Nigerian cinema.

Would Fela be declared a national brand?

By Anita Eboigbe

Some Nigerians on Twitter have called on the Federal Government to properly brand Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s story and legacy in order to increase tourists influx into the country.

The call came following the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to the New Afrika Shrine, which is a popular Fela ‘hangout’.

Fela was a legendary multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer and pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre. He was also a human rights activist, and political maverick.

The proponents of the branding explained that the late Afrobeats Legend remains an international brand even after death as he piques the interest of music lovers and Human Rights activists alike.

They held the opinion that the Federal Government could generate huge revenues from tourists who would want a structured guide on the life and times of Fela, especially in Lagos.

@Yemitwist tweeted, “No doubt, Fela is enough tourism.”

@Joidbg wrote, “Believe it or not #Fela can generate the ministry of tourism enough income if branded properly… #CelebrateAfricanCulture #MacronAtNewAfrikaShrine”.

@BanksandPhil tweeted, “Nigeria needs to tap into the influence and legacy of the great legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Abami Eda is an icon all over the world. This is a tourist attraction Nigeria can benefit from.”

@Iam_realjayson said, “If President Emmanuel Macron could visit the Afrika Shrine in Lagos to #CelebrateAfricanCulture, then truly, we are yet to really understand and appreciate the value of Fela! Pele is considered a National Asset in Brazil. What have we done with Fela? Fela is enough tourism!”

courtesy: NAN

Miyan Taushe served with Tuwo Shinkafa


1 small sized Pumpkin
1/2 cup of raw Groundnut – you can substitute with groundnut paste
Assorted Namaa
Goat meat and cow leg
Assorted Offals – saki, fuku, heart and kidney
1 piece of smoked fish
1/4 cup of Locust beans (Iru)
2 pieces of habanero pepper (ata rodo/atarugu)
100g of Yakuwa leaves (sorrel)
1 bunch of spinach
1 cooking spoon of palm oil – optional
1 piece of Tatashe (Red bell pepper/Jan Tatasei )
2 pieces of tomatoes
1 Albasa – onion
Knorr cube
Gishiri – Salt


Cut the pumpkin into half then proceed to cut into chunks. Peel the hard outer layer, take out the seeds and the hairy pulp
Boil and season the pumpkin with the assorted meats and smoked fish.

Take out the meats and fry slightly (optional). Meanwhile, mash the cooked pumpkin to a pulp in the pot containing the beef stock. You can choose to mash all the pumpkin chunks to a pulp or mash some whilst leaving the others in tiny bite sized pieces. Once this is done, set aside.

Roast the groundnut with the skin on for 3 minutes in a pan. Peel the skin and grind the groundnut till it is smooth
Blend the ingredients for the pepper (tomatoes, onion, scotch bonnet/habanero pepper & bell pepper) and reduce it till most of the water content has evaporated.

Put the fried meat back into the pot containing beef stock and mashed pumpkin. Let it cook till the stock starts to bubble up. Lower the heat, add the groundnut paste, stir and let it also dissolve.
Add the Locust beans (or Iru) and 1 1/2 cooking spoons of the reduced pepper, and palm oil (if you are using). Stir and let it blend with the stock

This rich pumpkin soup will be watery at first. Let it simmer on low heat till it thickens, thereby intensifying the flavour. Taste for salt and seasoning. Wash and chop the spinach, then add to the pot.
Rinse the Yakuwa leaves, chop and add to the soup. Give it two minutes and serve with Tuwo Shinkafa

Courtesy: Knorr

Sights and Sounds of Ojude Oba

By Iyiola Pedro & Vezi Isike

Senate President Bukola Saraki was among dignitaries that braved the early morning rains to grace the annual Ojude-Oba festival in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun on Thursday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2018 edition, celebrated on the third day after the Muslims’ Eid-Ul-Kabir festival, was held at the Oba Sikiru Adetona Golden Jubilee Centre.

The 100-year-old festival brings together sons and daughters of Ijebuland for an elaborate display of culture and heritage in honour of the town’s monarch.

Although originally, a small gathering of adherents of the Islamic religion every 3rd day after the Muslim festival, the Ojude Oba has transcended religious lines.

Prince Adekunle Babatunde, the General Secretary of the ‘Egbe Obabuwaji Okunrin of Ijebuland’ (the Club of men born between 1950 and 1952) told  NAN that the festival has been in existence for over 100 years.

“Ojude Oba, celebrated every third day after Ileya, is meant to pay homage to the Awujale by the indigenes, the Baloguns, the Regberegbes and the horse riders.

“To the people of Ijebuland, Ojude Oba is a cultural Day that attracts eminent sons and daughters of Ijebuland as well as people from foreign countries,’’ Babatunde told NAN.

Also, Aremo Adewale Abdul, the Giwa (Head) Jagunmolu Fehintade Akile Ijebuland age-group (1965-67) said the names of various age-group (Regberegbe) were coined out of events that occur in Ijebuland.

“The Regberegbe thing has been a yearly festival that most of us look up to in the last couple of years.

“Our own Egbe Fehintade, will be about 19 years now that we’ve been in existence, so we’re looking forward to doing our 20th anniversary.

“The various age groups’ names are coined out of events that are happening in Ijebuland. For example, the Bobagunte age-group commemorated  the year the Awujale became the Oba in 1960.

“Our own Fehintade age-group was coined out of our Iyalode, who happened to be Yeye Fehintade at Okun Owa,’’ Abdul said.

The event attracted people of all faiths and tourists, who came to witness the festival celebrated amidst pomp and pageantry.

Other side attractions were horse displays by various warlord families, who dress their horses and exhibit their horse-riding skill to the admiration of spectators.

During the dance competition, different age-groups, known as Regberegbe, displayed their dancing prowess.

The best-dressed Regberegbe and horse-riding family were rewarded with cash prizes. (NAN)


A perfect romantic getaway

You know, you can make Instagram buzz. Just make your daydreams come true with a trip to great African getaways. Ah Ah! Not the usual places. Real Getaways! Close your eyes and imagine you and bae on some romantic island. We have them listed for you right here.

Sao Tomé and Príncipe. A two-island African nation 225 kilometres off the coast of Gabon and 560kilometres from Calabar. According to a naturalist, “They have more endemic species per square mile than anywhere on Earth. It’s the African Galápagos,” This is Africa’s best kept secret.

Sao Tome

Mauritius. Mauritius Island Beaches. Do you want go Paradise and die? Go to Mauritius. It boasts over 10 top-rate beaches . Trou aux Biches, Belle Mare Plage, Ile aux Cerfs, Pereybere, Flic en Flac, Blue Bay Beach, Mont Choisy, Le Morne, La Cuvette, La Cambuse. Start planning your swell romantic getaway now!


Cape Verde. Cape Verde is made up of 10 isles floating in the Atlantic Ocean, 500 kilometres off the coast of Senegal. They’re still fairly new to the travel circuit, but with their out-of-this-world beaches and lively surf, they’re quickly making a name for themselves.

Cape Verde

Morocco. Offering a scenic coastline and one of Africa’s most sought-after cities, holidays to Morocco give Europe’s top tourist destinations a run for their money. Fez, Marrakech, Rabat, Agadir, Cassablanca, Essaouira, Tangier, El Jadida. The list goes on.


Seychelles Islands. The Seychelles is a picture-perfect collection of islands, home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We recommend that you don’t limit yourself to just one of these enchanting islands, but explore at least two to really feel the true spirit of the Seychelles. Whether you’re looking for a great family hotel, a romantic retreat or an idyllic hideaway, you’ll find it in the Seychelles.

Seychelles Islands

Back to that Instagram talk. Start booking your flights and accommodation right now on this site. Get to your destination and get the camera rolling. Take pictures. Do a video. Post them on social media tag @yourtravelstartshere_ng. Make sure you use the hashtags and make sure you get your friends loving you (Let them like your entries). And you could qualify for our big sweepstakes.

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The Nightlife and Beaches of Lagos

Lagos is home to hundreds of nightspots – from upscale lounges around the coastal parts of Victoria Island and Lekki to the connate drinking spots of Ojuelegba and FESTAC.

It is also home to myriad beaches that line its coastline.  These beaches offer the delight of sunshine and abandon as thousands of revelers explore its golden offerings.

But beyond all these are the daredevil water-ski junkies who travel right out to the Atlantic where the sea is pure blue.

Check all this out in our maiden issue of YTSH Quarterly magazine out in April 2018.