BLACK FRIDAY//CYBER MONDAY AWOOF!

Hey hey!

The biggest shopping season of the year is here again.

BLK FRDY AWOOF!

Ecommerce is growing pretty fast in Nigeria, that’s a really good thing. Also, we (Nigerians and Africans alike) are quickly adopting a lot of holidays celebrated by a lot of countries around the world, especially holidays from the USA and UK.

Last Month, i watched Nigerians dress up and throw parties to celebrate Halloween (a good number of people do not know the significance of these holidays). Don’t get me wrong, i’ve always liked to dress up since i could walk; as i write this, i can’t help but wonder how many Nigerians, here in Nigeria celebrated Thanksgiving with the rest of the world.

Oh well! Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving and it is so called because of the traffic caused by shoppers and the violence that would take place, sometimes. Cyber Monday is basically the Monday that follows Black Friday.  Black Friday sales can last the whole weekend up until Cyber Monday depending on the retailer.

Here are my favorite sales, as well as my favorite pieces at retailers that ship within and to Nigeria. Enjoy!

ASOS  asos skater skirt  in metallic floral  asos river island bag

*Enter CYBERWKND20 at checkout to receive 20% off order. Ends 08:00 GMT on Tuesday 2nd December.

 

 

KONGA

Fresh Air and other Stories by Reward Nsirim   aerobic dumbell 

JUMIA

 

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CAVEN ETOMI

 

SHUKU PINK STRIPE  Nsibidi GOLD - Root Short Sleeves tee

CODE: BLKFCE

HESEY DESIGNS

Hesey

Purple Flowery signature bag
SWISH IDEAS
handheld sweing machine    waterproof
SPAR
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Visit the closest SPAR outlet to you to get these deals.
ANDREA IYAMAH
I trust that you’ll find deals to your taste!
If you guys know of any other stores that i missed out, kindly let us know about it in the comment section. We would love to hear from you! :-D
Have a great weekend!
Xx, Ib.

OOTD: Kath X 1004

Hey beautiful people!

I’ve been having a wonderful day so far, my side of the world; I can onlŷ hope yours is going as beautiful as mine is.

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I realised I haven’t put up a personal style post in a while; I can’t say why but this Allen and Fifth Tee was giving me ‘LIFE’ and so I made the decision to put up this post at about midday.

I payed a visit to my family friend today at 1004 Estate and had her help out with photographs, she did a good job.

Here goes…

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My lovely Tee is from Giddimint [Wonderful Customer Service]

My jeans are asos

Shoes are from a store. Similar here and here

Hat is also asos

As the day gradually progresses, Make a conscious effort to be a better version of who or what you were when the sun rose this morning. Thou shalt do this daily, hehe. :D

Don’t forget to stay hydrated, keep your hands clean and get at least 5 hours of sleep every night(if you’re sooooo busy) and if you’re not, try and get in at least 7 hours.

Stay awesome,
Ib.

African Fashion And Design Week: Honour the masters and celebrate the new.

Lights! Camera!! fashion!!!

The African Fashion and Design Week is back this year to honour the masters and to celebrate the new at the Aztec Arcum, in the city of Port Harcourt.

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The 3 days event aims to promote African fashion globally and discover new talents in fashion and design, the African Icon of Hope Awards and acts by top musicians. Take a day off your ‘busy’ weekend schedule or the 3 days if you wish, to attend and enjoy great fashion, meet celebs, media personnels, fashion bloggers.

Date: Friday 14th – Sunday 16th November 2014
Time: 6PM Daily
Venue: The Aztech Arcum Stadium Road Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

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For more information, please visit the African Fashion & Design Week website: http://www.afdwng.com | Find them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/afdwng | Call 08055479343, Oh, and if you are in the UNIPORT/CHOBA/ALUU/ALAKAHIA/MGBOBA axis, please call Badè (08082883361) for your tickets.

Look forward to seeing you there!

XOXO,
Ib.

TEDxPortHarcourt 2014

Hey everyone!

I’ve had quite a week, I hope yours was good.

On the 11th of October 2014 at The Dome, Peter Odili Road, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, about 300 people came together to answer the question, ‘Where are we?’ which was the theme for this TEDx event.

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The Organizer, Mr Donald Okudu and his team did a great job planning the event; great venue, speakers who gave inspiring, motivating, educative,thought-provoking talks and THE FOOD. Yes, the food was really good. There was even a sign language translator on one side of the stage, translating every speaker’s talk for those who have hearing impairments.

Andre Blaze Henshaw, the compere extraordinairè of the event, who looked dapper in a well-fitted suit carried the audience along with the introduction of each speaker and the videos. He was also a speaker at TEDxStadiumRoad in 2013.

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TEDxPortHarcourt was worth it, the speakers came through as they kept the audience engaged. Basically, the idea of the theme was to answer the question Where are we, as a nation, in leadership, technology, health, food, education, politics, etc.

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Mr Christian Reuben was the first speaker at TEDxPortHarcourt. He spoke about ego-free leadership and how we are not to judge ourselves by our reputation but on our character. Dr Jummai Umar-Ajijola spoke about how women should be more involved in technology.

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Mr Umar Ajijolas’ talk was on cyber security. Besides urging the audience to be extra careful about the information they put on the net, he also brought to our knowledge the business opportunities on the web.

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Mr Reward Nsirim, who I got the chance to meet during the Tea break, spoke about the possibility of a healthier Nigeria with lesser medical tablets. He made us understand how the creation of more green spaces(this really works for me when I feel stressed and I need to cool off and clear my head), less cars(also, less ‘unnecessary’ honking on our roads) and also, lesser human beings.

Ozoz Sokoh’s(or Kitchen Butterfly as I like to call her/as she is popularly known) talk was well timed; right before the Tea break. She spoke about her journey with discovering food here in her home country and around the world and how food should be eaten to nourish our beings and not just to alleviate hunger.

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“Education should not just be for the acquisition of titles but rather for the development of a persons’ intellect and creativity.” These were the words of Dr Tunde Adegbola whose talk was on where we are in Education.

Now, I don’t know if it was his crisp white kaftan or the fact that there was a reawakening of the patriots in all of us after his talk, but Mr Martin Abraham will not be forgotten in a long while. He is the managing partner and principal coach at MOHspire. To me, the most captivating and engaging part of his talk was when he led the audience to rise to their feet and recite the 2nd Stanza of the Nigerian National Anthem. It’s not everyday you hear/see a Nigerian talk about Nigeria for close to 20 minutes without mentioning our poorly functioning power supply, bad roads and a myriad of other problems the Country is currently facing.

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Mrs Bitebo Gogo spoke about finding purpose after excaping the hands of death. Her foundation, the ‘Keeping it real Foundation’ (KIRF) helps and works with people with disabilities, prisoners, etc. Her talk was very emotional, I must say.

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You might have heard of ‘Dan dee humourous’, a popular Stand up comedian and if you haven’t heard of him, well, now you do. Daniel Chibuzor Nwokas’ talk was the last one and it was just the perfect talk to end the event. His talk was on where we are in politics and he made the audience understand why we have to be interested in politics. He shared a quote by Bertolt Brecht which I’d like to share with you;

“The worst illiterate is the political illiterate, he doesn’t hear, doesn’t speak, nor participates in the political events. He doesn’t know the cost of life, the price of the bean, of the fish, of the flour, of the rent, of the shoes and of the medicine, all depends on political decisions. The political illiterate is so stupid that he is proud and swells his chest saying that he hates politics. The imbecile doesn’t know that, from his political ignorance is born the prostitute, the abandoned child, and the worst thieves of all, the bad politician, corrupted and flunky of the national and multinational companies.”

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I left the Dome that day having met and connected and made friends with a lot of creatives and of course, also with the ideas worth spreading with plans of implementation starting first with myself, my neighborhood and my local community.

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Now that we know where we are, and know what to do to get to where we want to be, we better get started.

{TEDxPortHarcourt 2014 Team}

Here are a few pictures I took at the event with the organizer; we were tryna form the letter X with our legs and forearms, hence our juxtaposition. Oh, and it also happened to be his birthday too.

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Have a swell weekend!

Peace and Love,

Ibimina.

{Image Credit: 7thAprilPhotos and TEDxPortHarcourt.}

MedWednesday I: Hand Hygiene, ‘Fear-Bola’ and Co.

Hey Lovely People!

Quick Fact>>> Did you know that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Nigeria Ebola-free on Monday? Well, now you do. ;-)

Now, hold on a minute there! Sorry to interrupt your victory dance but you still have to wash your hands regularly and YES, 70%-alcohol(at least 60%) containing hand sanitizers are still important.

Our hands help transmit up to 4 or 5 infectious diseases we come down with almost everyday and all we have to do is WASH THEM. I won’t bore you with the intricacies of transmission of infectious organisms, colonization and subsequent infection, depending on the state of a persons’ immune system.

I’ll run quickly through what is the ‘approved’ right way to wash your hands:

With Soap and Water,

  • Wet your hands with clean running water and apply soap. Use warm water if it is available.
  • Rub hands together to make a lather and scrub all surfaces.
  • Continue rubbing hands for 15 seconds.
  • Rinse hands well under running water.
  • Dry your hands using a paper towel or air dryer. If possible, use your paper towel to turn off the faucet.
  • Dispose the paper towel immediately after use without making contact with the bin.

This should last for about 40-60 seconds.

 

WHO has recommended the use of clean ash where there’s no clean soap available.

If soap and clean water are not available and/or your hands are not visibly soiled, you can use an alcohol-based hand rub to clean your hands. Alcohol-based hand rubs significantly reduce the number of germs on skin and are fast acting. (Remember: alcohol-based hand rubs not effective against spore-forming bacteria as C. Difficile.)

Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer,

  • Apply 1 pump of product to the palm of one hand.
  • Rub hands together.
  • Rub the product over all surfaces of hands and fingers until hands are dry.

This should last for about 20-30 seconds.

 

When should we wash our hands?

  • Before eating. Use a waterless hand sanitizer if in your car or bag or on your person.
  • Before, during and after handling or preparing food(this is so me).
  • After changing a diaper.
  • After you use the bathroom(please oh, this cannot be over-emphasized!).
  • After handling animals, their toys, leashes or waste(pets or after a visit to the Zoo, Park etc.)
  • After touching something that could be contaminated (such as a trash can, cleaning cloth, drain, or soil).
  • After sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose(PLEASE!!!).
  • Before dressing a wound, giving medicine or inserting contact lenses(IF you’re a Medic in any way).
  • More often when someone in your home is sick.
  • Whenever they look or feel dirty.
  • Whenever you visit someone in the hospital or nursing home.

Remember, too, the importance of hand hygiene if you are providing care for a loved one at home or in the hospital. Clean your hands before and after every contact.

 

Finally(this is pretty new and i know it will take some serious getting-used to but i hope we try),

  • When you sneeze/cough and you use a paper towel, please dispose of it immediately. If a handkerchief is used, please keep it away till you get home and can wash it. DO NOT USE it again on your face or hands or wherever; DO NOT USE IT AGAIN.
  • Where there is no paper towel, sneeze/cough into the crook of your elbow. It has been proven that the chances of infectious micro organisms spreading from the crook of your elbow are low in comparison to you sneezing into your palms.

 

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Like i said, this will take some getting-used to but we can at least try, it’s all in a bid to have a healthier green earth.

DID YOU KNOW?                                                                                                                                                          The clinical term for sneezing is ‘sternutation’.

As usual, lets hear your thoughts below and also strive towards being healthier.

“Health is wealth.” (And if you’ve been seriously ill before, you’d understand)

Peace and Love, Ib.

 

 

 

 

 

 

culled from:

- http://www.med.umich.edu