Six Group Halal Activities To Celebrate The End Of Ramadan

What better way to break your fast than to come together with your family, friends and community to have the most memorable time in Lagos, rejoicing and sharing in the happiness of Eid al-Fitr? To close this Ramadan season, we have curated a special list of activities for you and your loved ones to enjoy!

Weekend bike riding

For adventure-seeking enthusiasts, this is for you! Whether you’re an amateur or expert cyclist, this activity is suitable for a group of friends, family or work colleagues to bond. Cycling on the weekend is a fun activity to do in Lagos but, whatever you do make sure you plan properly and in advance- have a coach in the group, choose a safe location, and always be alert of your surroundings. Happy cycling!


Chess is a fun and educative way to engage your children at the park while you and your partner munch on snacks. Not only is it an excellent opportunity for quality bonding time, it is also a mentally stimulating game that helps children develop critical thinking skills. The game of chess also helps improve their strategic planning abilities and enables them to concentrate for longer periods. 

Fun fact: it is an activity that can be done without any screen time!

Sip and Paint

Don’t worry about perfection – Sip and Paint is all about having fun and expressing yourself. This trendy activity combines artistic expression with a social atmosphere, making it ideal for couples on a romantic date night or families with older children looking for a unique bonding experience. And the best part? You can sip on refreshing non-alcoholic cocktails, while unleashing your inner artist! Remember to take photos of your finished masterpieces to cherish the memories.

Scavenger Hunt

Imagine the thrill of racing against another family, hunting for clues and discovering hidden treasures in the great outdoors. Sounds exciting, right? Gather your family and invite another adventurous group for an epic scavenger hunt showdown. Choose a date and time, divide into teams and assign each group a unique team name. Don’t forget to carry with you some water bottles and a sense of adventure. Celebrate the end of the hunt with a picnic lunch, fun stories and laughter, as you relive the highlights of the day.

Explore the city

There’s something magical about exploring a city’s art scenery and iconic tourist destinations with a group of friends or your partner. From wandering through art galleries to marveling at historical landmarks, embarking on this adventure together can be a fun way to create lasting memories. Try somewhere new—we have lots of places in Lagos to explore. That place that has been on your bucket list for the longest time?  Go there!

Embark on a movie marathon

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of settling into a cozy cinema seat, surrounded by friends or family, ready to embark on an epic movie marathon. If you’re a movie enthusiast  who values comfort above all else, look no further than EbonyLife Cinemas in Victoria Island for an outstanding cinema experience. The greatest perk is that you can have a fantastic time here, enjoying plenty of food and drinks, without spending a fortune! Rumour has it that this activity is best experienced as a group of four or more.

Ready for an adventure? Check the showtimes and purchase tickets at EbonyLife Cinema

Eat to your heart’s content

Food has a remarkable way of bringing people together, whether it’s families bonding over hearty meals, couples sharing intimate dining experiences, or kids delighting in delicious treats. 

At Turaka, the dining experience is all about family and community. Take your loved ones to enjoy a sumptuous spread of local and international dishes.

For couples seeking a romantic dining experience Jinja provides an intimate and cozy ambience. Enjoy delightful treats for you and your significant other.

Let your little ones explore a world of flavors as they sample kid-friendly dishes at Jinja Garden. From cheesy pizzas, crispy chicken tenders and colorful mocktails, there’s no shortage of treats to tempt their taste buds.

Everyone is invited to indulge in a culinary adventure that caters to every taste and preference. 

In conclusion, as Ramadan draws to a close, there’s no better way to celebrate the joyous occasion of Eid al-Fitr than by coming together with your nearest and dearest in Lagos. Whether it’s with family, friends, or your local community, the spirit of togetherness and celebration fills the air as we rejoice and share in the happiness of this special time.

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Lagos Concerts 2023 And Where They Are

To all our IJGB, welcome home, we’ve been expecting you. To fellow Lagos residents and nightlife enthusiasts, keep scrolling because in no particular order we are about to rock your December with a banging list of top music concerts this season, featuring your favourite headliners and exciting new artists. So get those shackles off your feet and get ready to dance, dance, dance, because in the wise words of the great philosopher Banky W,  “Ain’t no party like a Lagos party!”

Asake Live 

I think we can all agree that the rise of Asake needs to be studied. From his first-ever music video, it was quite evident that Mr Money with the vibe was here to stay. He oozed the kind of confidence only seasoned artists possess, not newbies like himself at the time. 

The Lonely At The Top  crooner apparently isn’t so lonely anymore. Asake, who’s rumored to be in a relationship, is set to take center-stage on 25th December, ready to stun his thousands of fans with his dance moves and all time hits. 

Cavemen Live

Do you love highlife music? If yes, The Cavemen concert in Lagos on 29th of December should be on your list of to-dos this festive season. The sibling duo were discovered by Lady Donli and are well known for their exciting live performances. The intensity with which they deliver their craft is evidence that the art of great music is not dead. The Cavemen are back this Christmas to give you yet another sensational concert this December. Come and experience a new flavour of musical performance in ‘the cave’ on the 29th and feel alright!

Davido Live 

Riddle me this: What is December without a Davido concert? You guessed it—boring! Although we will not be getting a Wizkid concert in 2023, the 30BG award-winning artiste is set to rock on 24th December 2023. Don’t be told about it, be there! Get your tickets NOW!

The Jiggy Concert

Producer-turned-musician Young Jonn has been on his game and doesn’t seem to be slacking anytime soon. So prepare to witness what we hope will be as magical a performance as his music, when Young Jonn takes centre-stage at The Palms, Lagos on 17th December 2023. This headline concert is the ultimate prelude to his forthcoming album and you’re invited to be a part of the excitement!

Kizz Daniel Live

We’re not really sure why you’re reading this and expecting a write-up convincing you about an artist who named an album of his  ‘No Bad Songz’, and has the effrontery to be very right because, Kizz Daniel?! Has none. Zilch. Zero. Nada. Not one bad song. Haters will disagree and say that’s incorrect but well, to each his own. However there’s no denial that the Buga crooner has put in a timeline worthy of back-to-back hit songs, and it is only fitting to say we don’t expect anything mediocre from his live concert on December 23 at the Eko Convention Center, Victoria Island, Lagos. It is what we hope to be a night of fantastic music and great party vibes.

Rhythm Unplugged

Flytime Fest 2023, Coca-Cola and Rhythm unplugged altogether will be bringing to you 19 years worth of the best of live music and entertainment. Buckle up, it’s about to be a litty December with the lineup this Lagos concert offers. On the 21st of December we are getting our dancing shoes on and ready to go, because this sure is one event to anticipate. 

One Night Stand with Adekunle Gold

Yeah the title made us look twice too, no it isn’t what we were all initially thinking….or is it? 

Like us, if you’re also anticipating what Urban highlife sensation, Adekunle Gold, is up to in his Lagos concert One Night Stand this December, we will be at The Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos, camera ready, eyes alert and holding down the fort for you. Amongst all other things, we know that on December 26th, Adekunle Gold alongside the 79th Element Band will once again thrill fans with electric performances as bold as their concert name. 

Sincerely, BNXN

Sincerely? Yes. On December 18th at The Palms Lagos, BNXN will be hosting his very own live concert this December. If you haven’t heard any of the hit maker’s songs, please do so then you’d understand when we tell you ‘you need to be there!’’. Mark your calendar, schedule an Uber in advance, break up with your man if he isn’t a fan, block your girl if chances are that she’ll be upset on BNXN’s concert day. Whatever you need to do to make sure you are right there by 5pm, do it. No pressure.

Omah Lay Unplugged

Occupants of Lagos were recently informed of other music genres that are much more relevant than Afrobeats, thanks Burna boy, but have you heard of Afro-depression? Apparently that’s the wave Omah Lay is on.

Just kidding. The title was not self acclaimed. The singer songwriter’s style of music is known by fans to be moody or thought-provoking hence the title. Omah Lay in a recent interview with Wunmi Bello was quick to accept the title, saying that  ‘Afro depression is a vibe’. He further explained that he is very open to accepting tags so long as people remain positively receptive to his music.

Join the boy who will be not so alone for what we expect to be an unforgettable night of stellar performances this December 16th at The Palms Lagos

The vibe of the year

On Monday the 18th of December, DJ Consequence is set to host The Vibe Of The Year.  The award winning Disco Jockey and musician is one of the most sought out creatives in his industry, save the date and come to find out why. 

An Intimate Night with Adekunle Gold

Let’s end the year well. 22nd December, my stage, my playground – AG Baby shared in one of his most recent posts.

Controversial nature of the names of his Lagos concerts aside, we don’t question the artist that is Adekunle Gold. His previous performances show that he’s an expert in bringing it all to the stage and leaving no crumbs, so you really don’t want to be told about this one. Grab your girl, or your man and make this concert a romantic date night to remember this December.

Palm Wine Fest

We are not sure what thrills us the most- the presence of our locally sourced sweet palm wine drink or the palm wine music festival itself! 

Save the date because on the 23rd of December, Show Dem Camp will be taking Lagos by storm. You can only imagine how colorful and vibrant this festival will be, not to mention the assurance of our local alcoholic beverage to keep hearts merry and feet dancing all night long.

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Why Seafood Lovers Will Live Longer Than Meat Lovers

Why Seafood Lovers Will Live Longer Than Meat Lovers

Excessive consumption of red meat may trigger certain types of cancer, such as colon cancer. Red meat contains saturated fat, which increases the risk of heart disease and other health problems – MedicalNewsToday. Over the course of eight years, people who increase their daily intake of red meat are more likely to die, compared to people who do not increase their red meat consumption –

Are you shocked yet?

Our internet in-laws would say that even with the emergence of online medical practitioners such as aproko doctor who is one of the prominent Twitter & Instagram food police, the impact of people’s food choices on their health can never be gravely overemphasised. In this blog post, we will delve into some thought-provoking facts that will help you decide if the conclusions of this article may or may not be true.

Firstly, why invest in that facial cream? Eat more shrimps instead. Seafood lovers look considerably younger than meat lovers because most seafood has been proven to contain antioxidants that slow down the aging process of people who consume them regularly – 

why seafood lovers will live longer than meat lovers

And have you ever heard of the saying,  ‘seafood is the heart’s best friend’? Eating approximately one or two 3-ounce servings of fatty fish each week—salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies, or sardines—reduces the risk of dying from heart disease by 36% – seafood Medical experts have strongly advised that people should eat fatty fish once or twice a week to meet their Omega-3 requirements. So if you ever need that one food type that will look after your heart, you should try seafood.

why seafood lovers will live longer than meat lovers

There is a risk of experiencing dementia as one gets older, but this is less true for seafood lovers. Seafood contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which help to maintain healthy brain cells, improving memory focus and cognitive performance. Research has shown that an intake of 25 grams of processed meat each day may increase the relative risk of developing dementia –

why seafood lovers will live longer than meat lovers

Lastly but very importantly, why spend so much on weight loss supplements when you can easily afford seafood? Seafood is a high source of protein and low calories. Regular consumption of seafood and steady exercise could increase your metabolism effortlessly, aiding in general weight loss and bodyweight maintenance –

why seafood lovers will live longer than meat lovers

It is evident that seafood lovers have a lot to gain health-wise. Whenever you consume seafood, you are not just indulging in a taste adventure but nurturing your health from the inside-out.

If you decide to begin or just want excellent options to continue your journey to healthier eating, we suggest Turaka or Jinja restaurants in Victoria Island, Lagos. These great spots serve the most delicious, fresh and juicy seafood dishes for Asian, local and international cuisine . Have a go and let us know about your experience!

After all that’s been said, what’s your go-to option—seafood or meat?  Tell us in the comments section.

Netflix Series You Will Watch Again and Again

We all have that one series; it’s a given. We all do. That one series that understands you. It’s the perfect company while eating, relaxing, or when you just can’t be bothered to decide on a new show to watch. Who can relate?

A story well told, be it captivating, funny or just plain relatable, goes beyond time to be stamped on our minds. There are many Netflix series that fit this description. Here are some popular choices, so keep scrolling to see if we mention one of your favourites.

The Big Bang Theory 

Genre: Sitcom

The Big Bang Theory made history as being one of the longest-running sitcoms of all time with a total of 275 episodes, surpassing Cheers. The show was on air for 13 years, premiering 12 full seasons in that time. It followed the lives of a group of socially awkward but highly intelligent people who were initially strangers but ended up being very close friends. With its witty humor, endearing characters, and clever pop culture references, the show offers an entertaining blend of geeky comedy and heartwarming moments. The entire cast delivered stellar performances, especially Jim Parsons as the weird Sheldon Cooper. While some critics argue that the humor might be perceived as offensive, the show’s long-lasting success and massive fan base speak to its widespread appeal. 


Genre: Drama

If ‘sophisticated, powerful and witty’ is your thing, then Suits should be on your series watchlist. Suits tells a gripping legal tale of a super lawyer and his handy sidekick. This drama with its sharp writing and engaging characters sheds light on the inner workings of a law firm, its politics and relationships, which captivates viewers. The show revolves around Harvey Specter, a brilliant lawyer, and his unlikely protégé, Mike Ross. Ross started out practicing without a law degree and flew successfully under the radar for an unnaturally long period of time due to his unique photographic memory. The dynamic between the characters is the heart of the series, showcasing mentorship, friendship, romance, jealousy, loyalty and sacrifice. With its clever plot twists, courtroom dramas, and witty banter, Suits keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. The show remains a must-watch for those seeking a compelling legal drama with memorable characters. It’s also the show that made Meghan Markle, now Duchess of Sussex, famous. What was your favorite season?

Squid Game

Genre: Thriller

Red Light, Green Light, 1,2,3 ‘mugunghwa kkochi piotsseumnida’ – If you don’t know this line by now, then you can’t be moved by peer pressure. Squid Game is a South Korean series that took the world by storm. The global phenomenon followed a group of desperate individuals, who participated in a deadly competition for a humongous cash prize that increased with every level reached. With its dark and thought-provoking premise, the series explored themes of inequality, human desperation, and the lengths people will go to to survive. The writing is sharp and unpredictable, the performances are exceptional, and the production design is visually striking. Squid Game generates a rollercoaster of emotions, blending suspense, drama, and social commentary that created a compelling viewing experience and left a lasting impact. It’s a must-watch for fans of thrilling and thought-provoking storytelling. Have you watched it? If yes, are you excited for Season 2?


Genre: Sitcom

Friends is a timeless sitcom. That’s it. The end. Set in New York City, the show premiered in 1994 and revolved around a tight-knit group of six friends navigating life, love, work and hilarious misadventures. Its witty writing, memorable catchphrases, and relatable characters gave the sitcom a universal appeal that continues to resonate with audiences of all ages, almost 30 years after the show premiered. The chemistry between all six cast members is undeniable, and their comedic timing impeccable. Whether it’s the on-and-off romance between Ross and Rachel, the quirky antics of Joey and Phoebe, or the ever-budding bromance between Chandler and Joey, the show offers endless laughs, relatable one-liners and heartwarming moments. Friends is a nostalgic, feel-good series that remains an all-time favorite. Have you watched it? If yes, are you team Ross & Rachel or team Chandler & Monica?

Never Have I Ever

Genre: Comedy-Drama

Never Have I Ever is a delightful coming-of-age comedy series that follows the life of Devi Vishwakumar, an Indian-American teenager navigating high school, friendships, and the complexities of her cultural identity. Created by Mindy Kaling, the show strikes a perfect balance between humour and heartfelt moments. The series tackles important themes such as grief, family dynamics, and self-discovery with cleverness and sensitivity. With its brilliant writing, relatable characters,  genuine emotions, and engaging narration, this series is a refreshing and entertaining watch that resonates with viewers of all ages. Who do you cheer for, team Paxton or team Ben?

Money Heist

Genre: Thriller

Spoiler alert: This series would have you cheering for the logically wrong side. If you haven’t seen it, you are in for a treat. Money Heist (La Casa de Papel) is a stimulating Spanish series that captured the attention of audiences worldwide. The series is a compilation of structured, thrilling plot twists and fascinating cast members that deliver non-stop excitement. They are led by the ever-calculating mastermind known as the Professor, to implement the biggest bank heist in history by attempting to print, not steal, billions of euros in the Royal Mint of Spain. Mind-boggling, right? The series is well known for its well-developed characters, intense suspense, and unexpected turns. It explores themes of resistance, identity, and the blurred line between right and wrong. Money Heist is an addictive, pulse-pounding series that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. If you’re a Money Heist lover, whose death made you cry the most? 


Netflix has become a treasure trove for fans to enjoy. The platform offers a vast library of interesting series with endless hours of entertainment that repeatedly captivates its growing audience. From Stranger Things to The Office, these shows have had a lasting impact on pop culture. They offer rich storytelling, compelling characters, and familiar or unique scenarios, making them feel genuine, exciting or relatable. Each rewatch helps us rediscover the magic, laughter, and emotions that made us fall in love with the characters, the story, or both. 

Which ones did you think we missed? Please add them in the comments! 

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Top African Dishes You Must Try And Why

Nigeria stands undefeated as one of the African countries with the widest range of top African dishes you must try whenever you’re in town. Most Nigerian cuisine consists of meals bursting with intense flavours that will make your taste buds come alive. Do you want to explore but not quite sure what and where to begin? Sit back, fasten your belt while we take you through top african dishes you must try and why.

Jollof Rice

Top African Dishes You Must Try And Why

This dish is the perfect non-literal example of the saying ‘to each his own’. Virtually every African country has their version, but it might interest you to know that even with the rivalry between Nigeria and Ghana about “who makes the best jollof rice”, this dish did not originate from any of them. Yes, it’s funny.

Nevertheless, Jollof rice is probably the number one dish in African homes and celebrations. Its popularity that earned it that position on the list is not just a hype- the dish is specially made with well cooked rice, stirred in tomato sauce and a flavorful combo of veggies and spices that brings out the smoky aroma in it. 

My recommendation for you will be the Nigerian Jollof rice cooked with firewood, your palate will give you a hug and your tongue will sing songs.

Pounded Yam

Top African Dishes You Must Try And Why

Pounded yam became a viral internet sensation a few years back when some YouTubers discovered the meal. It is a smooth and stretchy mould enjoyed with all Nigerian soups. Before this dish found internet fame, even locally the ability to make any soup a star dish has given Pounded yam a 5-star rating in the community of other ‘swallows’. Paired with Efo riro, Afang soup, Egusi soup, Okro soup etc, Pounded yam always delivers in taste exactly what it should.


Top African Dishes You Must Try And Why

Suya! Some would argue that a properly prepared Suya is done only at night, in the open air and wrapped in an old newspaper with sprinkles of Suya pepper and veggies hugging the juicy, tender meat tightly. Many have questioned the reason why this particular meal is mostly sold at night, but again some of the others who have bought this meat in the daytime say it tastes different. It might just be a cultural preference in Nigeria, or a superstition, no one knows. However Suya is chosen to be prepared, this dish is unarguably a unifier of tribes.

Pepper soup

Top African Dish You Must Try And Why

If you have a delicate palate, Pepper soup will give you a new appreciation for life- so it’s best to avoid it. This hot and spicy Nigerian soup is prepared with different kinds of proteins according to your preference- fish, chicken, or goat meat pepper with chunks of yam cut into it as an option. The soup is a combination of spices, including ginger, garlic, and chilli peppers. The intensity of this flavourful dish has made it somewhat of a challenge for most foreigners. Are you willing to try this adventurous meal yourself?

Moi Moi

Top African Dishes You Must Try And Why

Here’s another yummy and satisfying Nigerian meal for first timers. This tasty meal is made from beans grinded to a fine texture mixed with peppers, onions, spices, and sometimes garnished on the inside with fish or egg. The mixture is then wrapped in banana leaves or foil and steamed until firm. Moi Moi can be eaten on its own, it can also be served as a side dish with Pap,  Jollof rice or fried plantains in Nigerian homes, parties and restaurants. 

Chin Chin

Top African Dishes You Must Try And Why

Chin Chin is a sweet and crunchy Nigerian snack made with flour, sugar, and butter rolled into small pieces and deep-fried until golden brown.The sweetness and crunch of Chin Chin makes it a great snack option. It is usually served alone or alongside puff puff, spring roll commonly referred to as small chops at Nigerian parties.

Egusi soup

Top African Dishes You Must Try And Why

Egusi soup is made from crushed melon seeds and a variety of spices, dried fish, stock fish, veggies and palm oil.   It can be enjoyed as a lone meal, or paired with Pounded yam, Fufu, Wheat flour or any of your preferred swallow. Try this meal out on your next visit to Nigeria and let us know what you think!


Top African Dishes You Must Try And Why

Locally known as Akara, Beans cake is that one meal without a rival in Nigerian homes, especially during breakfast on weekends. This tasty snack is made from beans, grinded to a certain texture with onions, and spices formed into balls and deep fried. It is typically served with bread or as a side dish with pap and custard. This meal promises a satisfying experience especially during a rainy Saturday morning.

Seafood Okro soup

Top African Dishes You Must Try And Why

If you are a lover of delicious soups with a taste of the ocean’s bounty, then you should try the Naija Seafood Okra. This soup is specially prepared with vegetables steamed in Okra, garnished with prawns and a wide variety of fishes. Usually served with pounded yam or fufu, this meal will leave your taste buds anticipating the next encounter.


Top African Dishes You Must Try And Why

The last on the list is a not-so popular Nigerian dish called Ekpa-nkukwo. This sounds like a tongue-twister but the taste of this special meal is magical. It is prepared with freshly grated cocoyam, wrapped in leafy greens and slowly stirred with various types of fresh or smoked meat, fish, crayfish and other spices. On special request, it can be made to please the taste buds of a vegetarian or a seafood lover. 

Nigeria offers a wide range of delicious and diverse dishes. Every dish is a unique tasty experience that embodies the rich food culture of Nigeria. If you are in Lagos, looking for great restaurants in Victoria Island, head on to Turaka rooftop and The White Orchid Hotel restaurants in EbonyLife Place in Victoria Island to experience the diversity of the Nigerian food culture in a hygienic, serene environment.

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What Does Your Favourite Cocktail Say?


Are you naughty or nice? Find out what your favourite cocktail says about you! Here we unearth 10 different cocktails and analyse the possible personalities of those who love them. Let’s find out which is yours!


Sophisticated, Conservative

Old-fashioned is usually preferred by someone of refined taste, who values depth of flavour and the simplicity of a properly made drink. They may be classified as traditionalists who enjoy history and are unlikely to conform to change. They prefer vintage-style furniture and clothing, and appreciate classic works of art, music, and literature. These people may be self-assured, educated folks who are aware of their needs and how to satisfy them. Old-fashioned cocktail enthusiasts might be sophisticated and elegant to a certain extent, and value the better things in life. Can you relate?




A Daiquiri lover is daring, with a gutsy spirit that enjoys a challenge. They’re independent, charming, pleasant and lively. Fans of rumbased cocktails exhibit a youthful mentality and enjoy living to the fullest. They might enjoy travelling, discovering new places, and immersing themselves in various cultures and experiences. They might be open to trying new things and exploring novel concepts. Is this you?


Social and Friendly

Margarita enthusiasts might be categorised as people who enjoy hanging out with a crowd and having fun. They are bold, self-assured people who know how to have a good time and aren’t afraid to take chances. They enjoy trying out different foods and beverages, travelling, and learning about other cultures. They are social people who are impulsive and easygoing, and enjoy being the centre of attention. They enjoy doing new things and getting to know new people. People with a positive outlook on life and a sense of adventure frequently enjoy them. Do you dare to be a Magaritian

Piña Colada

Relaxed and Easy-going

These outdoorsy people may be thought of as those who appreciate a breezy, tropical setting. As pineapple and coconut are found together in Piña Coladas, they might have a penchant for sweet and fruity flavours. Drinkers of Piña Colada may value a relaxed and leisurely way of life, as the cocktail is more frequently associated with holidays at the beach.

Whiskey Sour

Traditional and Independent Thinkers

A delicious Whiskey Sour is cherished by someone who values tradition and the finer things in life. Typically, they are well-educated, affluent people who appreciate the complexity and depth of flavour inherent in a well-made whiskey sour. While trendy beverages and fads come and go, Whiskey Sour lovers may be independent thinkers. They don’t hesitate to deviate from the standard because they are comfortable with their own interests and preferences.


Bold and Complex

The Negroni is preferred by people with sophisticated palates who value the interaction of flavours in a well-made drink. They are bold and fearless, as the cocktail’s bitter undertones might take some getting used to. They are self-assured people who prefer to experiment and take risks. They are well-educated and well-travelled, with a high level of appreciation for the better things in life, culture and the arts.


Independent and Expressive

Martini drinkers are self-sufficient, assured persons who are aware of their wants and how to obtain them. They may be perceived as aggressive, with a no-nonsense outlook on life, and straightforward in their communication. They enjoy reading, discussing ideas with others, the arts, music and literature.

Sex on the Beach

Flirty and Sarcastic

People who approach life with a sense of humour and playfulness, and who aren’t afraid to embrace their sensual side are more likely to choose Sex on the Beach. They are extroverts who love being the centre of attention. They might be impulsive and easygoing, and they love doing new things and getting to know new people. They are self-assured and at ease in their own skin, because the name of the cocktail and its fruity flavour allude to a degree of sexual emancipation and openness.

Long Island

Rebellious and Daring

Long Island lovers are strong, self-assured people who know how to have a good time and aren’t afraid to take chances. Occasionally, they might risk breaking the law and have a rebellious streak. They can be impulsive and easygoing, and they love doing new things and getting to know new people.


Creative and Laid-Back

Mojito lovers are laid-back people who value quality time with loved ones. They might adore the outdoors and nature and cherish time spent in the sunlight, the distinct flavour profile of the mojito shows a willingness to try new things and explore new ideas, suggesting that those who drink them may also have a creative and adventurous side.

They are typically preferred by people with a relaxed and easygoing outlook on life.

Not sure how to classify yourself yet? Head over to Turaka Rooftop Restaurant in EbonyLife Place and try out amazing classic and signature cocktails guaranteed to blow your mind. Our vast cocktail menu is sure to satisfy whatever palate you come with, so get ready to sip and savour- whether you are saying cheers to a fun weekend, want to celebrate a get together, or you simply want to have a drink that matches your personality – we definitely got you covered for all occasions.

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Why Ghana Jollof Rice Is More Popular In Nigeria


“Ghana Jollof rice in Nigeria? You can’t be serious.” 

We are. The rivalry between Ghana and Nigeria for the bragging rights to the best seasoned rice is an old one – and a clear winner is yet to emerge. Neutrals tend to like one or the other, or both, so this may drag on for quite a while.

The recent popularity of Ghana Jollof in Nigeria is new and, to be honest, quite alarming. It begs so many questions. Did we finally have the texture, taste and consistency of both Nigeria and Ghana Jollof rice compared, tasted and rated by top culinary experts? Have Ghanaians invaded Nigeria en masse, bringing their cuisine with them? Or have Nigerians thrown in the towel and accepted defeat?

Fun-fact: Neither Ghana nor Nigeria should be credited with the origin of Jollof rice  – the dish didn’t even originate in either country.

In fact, the popularity of Ghana Jollof rice in Nigeria can be attributed to Twitter. Did you know that there have been over 100,000 tweets about the rivalry? Since the instigation of this topic on Twitter, there has been a rise in the awareness of Ghana’s version of Jollof Rice in Nigeria. Apparently, the Ghanaian version is preferred by some notable Naija celebrities who have voiced their opinions in hushed tones, to avoid the mouth of online Nigerian tweeps. However, the most adamant Nigerians are sticking to their guns in defence of their motherland’s version.

We can only conclude that the ‘war’ over which country has the best Jollof rice won’t be resolved anytime soon. It will continue well into the future and may be passed down to generations unborn.

We look forward to reading banter between the two armies of fanatics and hope that it stays friendly. However, if you are craving Naija firewood Jollof Rice, we recommend a great rooftop restaurant in Victoria Island called Turaka. They offer a variety of yummy local and international dishes, carefully crafted signature cocktails, weekly live music, and an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean and Lagos skyline

After a dose of their Smoky Jollof Rice, you may feel sufficiently confident to wade into battle and defend Nigeria’s honour.

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Best Date Night Ideas In Lagos

Read more to discover the best date night ideas in Lagos!

A date night is a great chance to spend some quality time with your partner, away from everyday activity. When considering plans for a date, it is important to take your partner’s interests and preferences into account. Is he/she a foodie that enjoys trying out new restaurants? Or would they prefer to watch movies at the cinema? 

Remember that the ideal setting for a date night doesn’t have to be expensive or ‘perfect’; rather it should be wherever you both can feel comfortable, communicate easily and spend quality time together.

This article will look at some of the best activities to engage your significant other on a date that will make the evening remarkable for both of you.  


Beach Dates 


Beach dates at night are especially romantic, with a light, picnic- style dinner, the perfect ocean view, cool sand under your feet and twinkling stars above you. This is an ideal date for a good first impression with someone you really care about and want to get to know better. At Landmark Beach, Good Beach or Oniru Beach, you can indulge in various activities, including volleyball, outdoor table games, boat cruises, paintballing and long walks along the shore.

Gaming Spots

If you are looking for a more upbeat and fun activity, we’d suggest a gaming centre. You and your partner can choose a game that you both like – you could compete against each other or team up and play against another couple. To make it interesting, let the losing team purchase  drinks or snacks for the winning team after a series of games.

Experience gaming in Victoria Island at the VR Place, with an array of exciting activities. The VR Place creates immersive virtual reality experiences, combining technology and art in VR platforms. It cuts across different age groups giving users maximum perception in a way that defies existence. With over 100 games and a good restaurant, Rufus & Bee is another great date night spot, just minutes away from several beaches in Oniru. 

Dining Out

Have an elegant and quiet evening in each other’s company at any of the excellent restaurants in Lagos. Jinja is an Asian-themed restaurant that offers an exquisitely decorated dining room, which is considered a top instagrammable spot in Lagos. At  Jinja Restaurant, you not only get the aesthetics, you also get great food and excellent service. They offer a sophisticated dining experience and an Asian-inspired menu that has a vast variety of food options combining what you might get in a Chinese restaurant, Thai restaurant or Japanese restaurant anywhere in Lagos. 

Park Hangouts 

Park hangouts are popular with couples who enjoy spending time outside, engaging with others in the environment and participating in leisure activities. These include: night picnics, playing games, taking a walk, bike riding, attending concerts, or watching outdoor, big-screen movies.

Muri Okunola Park in Victoria Island is one of the popular parks in Lagos. It has lovely sculptures, lush grass, flowers and palms, and is suitable for hosting parties, picnics and creating content. A date in the park can be a lot of fun with the right company. Take advantage of the great outdoors for a vibrant night out. 

Late Night Movies 

One of the pros of late-night movie dates is the lower number of people usually in the screening rooms. This way, you get to experience a more private and intimate time with your partner. A movie can be an effective way to date someone new, because the movie can act as a topic for conversation afterward. Without the stress of having to think of something to say or do, it is also a relaxing and low-stress way to spend time with someone you already know. These dates may be a fun and interesting way to discover new movies and genres that you would not have otherwise watched. 

EbonyLife Cinemas is a superb destination to experience luxury and unwind with thrilling blockbuster movies in Lagos. They have a wide variety of food and drinks, such as chocolate, salted and sweet popcorn flavours; asun and chicken pies; a Chops Box, Chicken Wrap, yoghurt parfait, carrot cake, cocktails, wine, beer, and so much more. Also, you can order four different pizza flavours from Jinja Garden, and have it delivered to your seat in 20 minutes.

All screening rooms come with wide, reclining armchairs and adjustable leg rests. For group dates, there is a VIP private cinema for 6-10 couples that offers: a movie and screening time of your choosing,  unlimited popcorn and drinks throughout the movie, blankets, a 2-course meal, cocktails or mocktails. 

Dancing Spots 

Club dates are often an exciting way to let go, let some steam off, and have a good time. 

However, it’s not the best recommendation if  you and your partner are still getting to know each other. If you and your date both enjoy dancing and the nightlife, club dates can be a fun and exciting way to spend some time together. It can be one of the best ways to relax and have fun with others, while exposing you to a different social environment than you might be accustomed to. 

Quilox Nightclub & Bar, located in Victoria Island, is one of Nigeria’s elite spots, with its impeccable design, stunning decor and lighting, and  hospitality.

Dinner with a View

If you and your date are into exploring traditional cuisine at picturesque locations, a rooftop experience might be the perfect place to discover authentic local flavours.

Turaka rooftop restaurant offers a wide variety of local and international dishes, carefully crafted signature cocktails, weekly live music, and an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean and Lagos skyline. The dreamy views are certain to leave you and your date with a feeling that all’s right with the world, and it’s the ideal romantic setting for getting lost in each other’s company.

Enjoy beautiful views that will elevate your date. If you arrive by 6:00 pm, you can sip on refreshing cocktails, and watch the changing colours of the sky as the sun goes down and the city lights begin to sparkle – all from the comfort of your balcony seat. 

Date nights are extremely essential for building and maintaining healthy relationships. Make unforgettable memories, as you explore new, fun locations in Lagos. On this list, there is something for everyone – so get out there and experiment for your upcoming date night!

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New Jinja restaurant brings exciting Asian-fusion flavours to EbonyLife Place

EbonyLife Place, in the heart of Lagos, Victoria Island, is opening a new Asian-fusion restaurant, Jinja, to increase the dining options available to visitors at the luxury resort. 

On Saturday 11th September, the restaurant will be launched in grand style with a birthday celebration for Mo Abudu, founder and CEO of the EbonyLife group. From Sunday 12th September, the restaurant will be open for regular lunch and dinner bookings, and walk-in guests. For a limited period, diners can enjoy a 10% discount on an exciting menu, featuring a stunning combination of Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Nigerian flavours.

Jinja‘s dining room is filled with lush greenery, evoking the feeling of a rainforest in South East Asia, and anchored by a colourful 90-degree mural by renowned visual artist Gerald Chukwuma. Guests may prefer to dine on the terrace, in a luxuriant poolside garden, soothed by the sound of a splashing fountain.

Executive chef Gavin Blaauw and his team of local and international chefs have created an exquisite menu, blending Japanese textures artfully with Chinese and Thai elements, and infusing them with carefully selected Nigerian flavours. The result is a delightful combination of traditional Eastern cooking techniques, the finest ingredients and visually stunning presentation. 

Jinja is available for private dinner or party bookings of up to 50 guests. To book, call +234 913 926 4355. 

The New Way of Having Fun in Lagos

What activities come to mind when you think about having fun in Lagos?

Most likely, it will be chilling out by a pool or at the beach, going to see a movie, or spending a weekend at a nice hotel, away from the pressures of the city.

The first obstacle to conquer in Lagos is the traffic, followed by annoying surges in cab fares.  At the end of the day, you’re unable to do all the things you planned to do because of all the locations you needed to visit.

This is why resort life is the best way to have fun in Lagos.

Instead, imagine staying at a boutique hotel, within a leisure resort, for a relaxing weekend. You are welcomed with a refreshing drink in a cosy lobby, filled with original works of contemporary African art, before going up to your room with a gorgeous view of the city.

Vinyl record player and Fela Album | Photo: White Orchid Hotel Lagos


The next morning, you wake up to a sumptuous breakfast tray while listening to a classic Fela album on a vinyl record player. The sun is out, so you head to the poolside terrace for a swim.

After your swim, you go up to the cinema to catch the latest blockbuster, lounging in a reclining leather armchair, snuggled under a freshly laundered blanket. Hot, spicy pastries are delivered to your seat, along with warm popcorn and an ice-cold soft drink.


A great weekend is incomplete without a delicious meal, so you head over to the gourmet restaurant by the poolside terrace to savour three courses of international cuisine.

To wrap up your evening, you head to the rooftop for signature cocktails and platters of tasty local delicacies, as you take in the glittering lights of the Victoria Island skyline and the coast beyond.

We all daydream about relaxing weekends after long hours of work. There is a lot of fun to be had, and everybody wants to ‘chop life’.

If you’d like that great weekend without the extra hassle, now you know where to go.