This is my first vlog/video of the year and while it was put out later than anticipated, I would like to point out that a lot of activities were not filmed because I wanted to have fun and explore the city I had been away from for 11 years.
So I decided to visit Lagos because why not? I'd put off this trip for years and after I got the green light from work (early November), I planned my two-weeks vaca. I wasn't very courageous with the thought of traveling by myself. And since I didn't want my movement to be restricted, I chose not to stay with extended family as families tend to worry a lot- as they should.
Let me tell you that it was somewhat nerve-wrecking knowing that I would be in a hotel by myself, as I'd hoped and prayed no one observed and set me up or something (I've seen movies and read stories, OK? Lol). I lodged at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Victoria Island. Security was on point.
I did a lot of meet-ups with friends including those I hadn't seen in years; folks from America, and those I met within a short period. Getting from point A to B via Uber was very convenient. I spent most of my time on the island because everything was within close proximity. I got to party like a Lagosian (sort of), but I could only hang briefly because illness set in.
When I wasn't dining at the hotel, I visited Utopia, Kilimanjaro, and The Place. I also ate once at White House restaurant in Yaba.
As far as clubbing went, I partied at Club 57, DNA, Quilox, Escape, and SIP.
If you're new to this, Current Faves are list of songs that I like and compile to share with Nigerian/African music lovers alike. This is done monthly as songs are released, or as soon as I get wind of them.
Some of the songs on this list are shaku shaku-inspired. "Shaku shaku" is a new dance craze in Nigeria!
Mr Real- Legbegbe ft. Obadice & Idowest
Olamide- Science Student
Idowest- Shepeteri ft. Slimcase
Tiwa Savage, Reminisce, Dj Enimoney & Slimcase- Diet
As most of you know, a lot of (Nigerian) songs were released this month, perhaps in anticipation for the festive season. Unlike the usual, a lot of them were actually very pleasant to listen to.
They are as follows:
Mayorkun- Che Che
Falz- Child of the World (off his new album "27")
Simi- Joromi [this is old, but I just caught wind of it]
Rudeboy (1/2 of P-Square)- Nkenji Keke
Davido- Like Dat
The following faves are off Olamide's new album "Lagos Nawa". The vibe on this album is very different compared to my other faves: Baddest Guy Ever Liveth and Eyan Mayweather
Olamide- Bend it Over ft. Reminisce & Timaya
Olamide- Everyday is not Christmas
Olamide- On a Must Buzz
Olamide- Shanko Baby
I am still warming up to these:
Wizkid x Mut4y- Manya
Rudeboy- Fire Fire
Dice Alies- Otedola
Tekno- Mama ft. Wizkid
Did your favorites make my list?
If it's your first time here, welcome! I started this series over the summer per the request of some of my Snapchat followers who asked me to share my music playlist; and so I have decided to do so monthly.