Let’s Go NUUD...

YOU CAN ONLY CALL YOURSELF THE MAN WHEN YOU GO NUUD.

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What are we wearing all these clothing for if not to look good, so let’s go NUUD this week with ADEBAYO ORISIRISI; the spontaneous unpredictable young designer who wants to take the world one thread at a time. The FUT-Minna graduate is one who loves to keep fit by spending some time in the gym and playing soccer every weekend, loves good food and can’t be separated from his measuring tape.

He defines the NUUD brand as tailor made; every style is not just supposed to fit the person wearing it, but it’s supposed to accentuate his/her personality. For NUUD it’s not just about making clothes, it’s about designing YOU, which is why they take their time to make designs that’ll turn necks- he said.

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NUUD is a testament of hard work and sheer will as there’s a number of challenges especially in the Nigerian fashion market that wants to drown such ventures but tenacity resides’ in the blood- he added.

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NUUD is designed to make you feel like the man irrespective of social status- YOU ARE THE MAN ONLY WHEN YOU GO NUUD.

This young versatile designer is inspired by colour, shape, style, and is driven by the will to make you look good and have your outfits leave a lasting impression in the minds of anyone who sees you.

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Before we spoke to the designer, we were under the impression that the fashion market in Nigeria is super saturated with the sudden rise of designers on social media and otherwise. And he said that the market isn’t half as saturated as it should be as there are over 180 million Nigerians living in Nigeria and there are only a handful of designers and everyone wants to look good, so let’s do this.

The vision of NUUD is to cater for every demographics’ clothing need. No matter where you sit, if you go NUUD you’ll step out with a sense of pride that only NUUD can give.

Concoction Is Creeping Into Africa

… TO PLAY OR NOT TO PLAY, YOU’VE GOT TO PLAY ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.

 Source: ESPN

Source: ESPN

There are many things Africans love and this is certainly not one of them, or so I thought. I know Africans love their lives –that’s why we don’t act too many horror movies because we can’t just imagine putting ourselves in such dilemmas, I know we love money –check our music videos and movies you are sure to find this true, we love intellectual prowess – this is based on the number of Africans doing remarkable things all over the world, we also love to have fun –this I do not need to explain. Although I have always known that the only African nation that loves what this article is about is South Africa, however, recent findings have proven me wrong –concoction is slowly creeping into the continent.

Ever seen the movie Concoction by Will Smith, where he tried to play the role of a Nigerian doctor? Great movie, the movie was about American football also known as Rugby. The game is great, I love the strategy and keen planning for every event but I have an issue with the constant clashing of heads, just saying.

 Source: Ghana Crusader

Source: Ghana Crusader

Rugby started way before the 19th century and is currently grossing hundreds of millions of pounds globally and right now, Africa is the new ground the sport has to conquer as many African countries have begun to show great interest in the game. This shouldn’t be a problem as Africa is known as the home of sports with a large interest in every event especially soccer.

We TINK rugby will thrive in Africa because many African men seem to be built for the game; having broad shoulders, strong belly, strong bones and a mean outlook –I’m already intimidating myself because I am the exact opposite and I’m African, why me? *Crying.

A 2018 report released by APO group on African rugby showed that there has been a phenomenal increase in participation and registration to play the sport by Africans. Increasing number of player registrations shows growth over 66% in 2017 against an overall global increase of 27%. Registration growth in Senegal and Nigeria 2012-2017 is over 292% and 282% respectively. African countries where average growth rate is above 35% includes; Zimbabwe, Uganda, Senegal, Tunisia, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, South Africa, Nigeria, Madagascar, Kenya, Cameroon, Morocco, Zambia.

 Source: Independent

Source: Independent

Soon we will begin to stay glued to our screens to watch our team clash heads in order to get the ball beyond a straight line. Therefore, brands and organizations should start considering jumping on this bandwagon to give their brands some visibility and also give some young people some form of livelihood as they apply themselves to play –although with the steady growth and good investment in the game, this trend is inevitable.

Just TINKing, that’s what we do here.

The Nigerian Dream; Travel Abroad

TRUTH BE TOLD, THE ONLY THING NIGERIANS DREAM OF IS LEAVING NIGERIA.

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Sometimes I ask myself, these people that conduct census in Nigeria and come up with figures in hundreds of millions, are they okay? Are we sure they don’t fabricate numbers and feed us as data? But when I step out and see the kind of traffic that shuts down the entire city, I say to myself, those guys must be doing something right but here is the thing, people, especially Nigerian millennials are jetting out of the country on a daily basis at an astronomical number.

This trend is evidently visible in the field of medicine as doctors and nurses flee the country in large numbers for the sole purpose of finding greener pastures. So they leave friends and loved ones to go start a life elsewhere, but as we all know, the grass is always greener on the other side until you go and experience the hardship there or actually find what you dreamed of, however, the fear of the unknown is not about to deter ambitious Nigerian youths as many have returned to say how they are enjoying their lives in whatever country they travelled to. I asked a couple of people over the week, that if they had an opportunity to leave the country, would they take it. And each one of them answered saying that they’ll leave before the next heart beat irrespective of the country they are leaving for

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Source: Unsplash

This is a major problem in the society; the Nigerian Dream is to travel abroad with the hope of making something meaningful out of their lives. Well, I don’t blame them, a lot of things seem to be out of place in the country but the question is, if they all jet out, who then would fix it?

Before now, it only used to be educated persons that dream to leave the country, now even unskilled labour has found out that there are countries that will pay more for their level of expertise and as such, they are ready to leave the country faster than I can finish this article. If Nigeria was a book, I’m sure it’ll be a dusty old book that Nigerians themselves would never take off the shelf but foreigners will always indulge themselves to the treat. In as much as citizens jet out, foreigners tend to flock into the country in their numbers.

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Source: Unsplash

I just feel sorry for the next generation because they are the ones about to reap the decadence earlier generations have caused. The generation Z, already have it in their subconscious to leave the country but many millennials are just waking up to this reality.

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I wonder what would become of Nigeria in the next couple of years if this trend to should continue. Kindly leave your thought in the comment box below; let us know what you TINK.

Show Me the Money

OK LET’S BET, AT THE END OF THIS ARTICLE YOU WILL BE STUNNED, PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS.

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You are right to be excited, the numbers are huge and the enthusiasm is massive. Gaming, particularly sports betting in Nigeria is blowing up and it’s blowing up good. Every young person I know plays some form of sports betting or the other. Just last week, my mother asked me to help her open an account on one of the leading sports betting sites and I was stunned. The woman is well above 60 and she doesn’t even watch as much football as I do but she said and I quote “if the numbers are this huge and people are making some free money, then I want to take my slice of the pie”. You can imagine how shook I was.

 Source: Wp

Source: Wp

Sports betting industry in Nigeria is currently worth well over $2 billion and Nigerians are betting nearly N5 billion daily. Now you’ll see that that your N100 slip that you want to use to win N1 million is worth something to the industry. Sports’ betting in Nigeria has remarkably evolved from physically going to a shop to play pool to betting online on virtually every sporting event around the world.

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Source: Poco Movie Plex

This industry is growing at an exponential rate owing to a few reasons which includes; the increasing population of youth in the country –65% of Nigerians are young people, a technologically savvy generation, the extraordinary love for sports, the growing interest of females in sports and most especially, the need to make some quick money. Trust me; if you live in Nigeria, you need to make some money.

I have tried my hands on betting recently and I must say it is really addictive. The hope that you may get it right the next time drives you to play again, no matter how many times you lose money you always want to get that money back by betting the next weekend. And this is actually economically good for the country as income generated tends to enter into the infrastructural development purse in form of tax and other fees imposed on betting companies.

 Source: YNaija

Source: YNaija

Despite the existing challenges, I am certain this exponential growth that’s currently being experienced in the industry is not about to slow down, as technology is sure to take it to the next level with newer and better innovative designs. Plus the large number of betting platforms available to people and having amazing incentives will continually woo more participants. Tell me, who doesn’t like to make some money that he didn’t have to work so hard for?

So are you stunned? If you aren’t, I’m glad you don’t know where to find me because you aren’t getting your money.

What’s For Breakfast? Beer!!

NO JOKES AT ALL, YOU CAN NOW HAVE BEER FOR BREAKFAST?

 Source: Crazy for Crust

Source: Crazy for Crust

Isn’t it interesting how people can think up a few thoughts to turn two distant products into something remarkably amazing? I’m stunned.

Wait a minute, if you have a problem with alcohol, then this article is not for you, but if you are willing to live your best life by experimenting every new invention that catches the eye and you don’t have a single ounce of problem with alcohol, then this article is certainly for you.

 Source: Lost in Lagos

Source: Lost in Lagos

I am pleased to introduce to you my new found love, BEER BREAD!

 Source: Live Love Pasta

Source: Live Love Pasta

Yes you read that right, its bread made from beer or you can say beer flavor. This is certainly a welcomed innovation for young men around the country as there is no moral bias to having bread for breakfast but there is for having beer for breakfast. This is having the best of both worlds all at once.

 Source: Food and Wine

Source: Food and Wine

This bread is sure to enter the Nigerian market with a big bang, no theory; this is going to be all practical.

Soon bread will be a must have at parties and events.

Leave us a comment below, tell us what you TINK about this trend.