Becoming Tomilola: Road to Today and Lessons Learned. | #WinterABC #DAY4

Becoming Tomilola: Road to Today and Lessons Learned. | #WinterABC #DAY4

It's hard to write about who I am today. It's even harder to write about how I became who I am today. You see, the person that I am at the moment is shaped by every single one of my previous experiences. Every person I have met. Every place I have been. Everything I have [...]

LET’S TALK COMFORT FOODS | #WINTERABC #DAY3

LET’S TALK COMFORT FOODS | #WINTERABC #DAY3

When people ask me what my favourite food is, I always say one of two things: I don't have a favourite food.Chicken and Chips, Ice-cream for dessert. I'll explain. I do not have a favourite food. There are foods I like which include fried plantain, pasta, fruit salads, samosas etc. But none of these are [...]

OF TINY EYES AND STORYTELLING | #WINTERABC #DAY2

OF TINY EYES AND STORYTELLING | #WINTERABC #DAY2

From time to time, I sit back and think about what my blog is now and what it was when I started. And I'm usually unable to do that without thinking of who I am now and who I was when I started. When I started this blog, it was called Through my Tiny Eyes. [...]

I’m taking a gamble on myself! | #WinterABC

I’m taking a gamble on myself! | #WinterABC

Hi guys! How are you doing? I hope you are staying safe and staying protected? I also hope you're staying safe mentally and emotionally and taking time for yourself if you need to. Remember that it's okay to take a step back. Take some time off social media or mute any accounts that may be [...]

HANDY TIPS FROM A RETIRED FEAR-FEAR.

HANDY TIPS FROM A RETIRED FEAR-FEAR.

Have you felt an itch in your throat and thought "Oh my God, is this it!" ? Have you sneezed and instantly started to Google the symptoms of coronavirus even though you already Googled it 17 times in the last 24 hours? Have you felt a little warm and touched your neck several times to [...]

Best Pork Ribs in Lagos – Food Shack, Restaurant Review

Best Pork Ribs in Lagos – Food Shack, Restaurant Review

If you know me well enough, you'll know that I'm always making a list of new places to eat but somehow, I end up eating at the same 2 or 3 places. I cannot, for the life of me, understand why. Anyways, I finally went somewhere new for the first time in a long while [...]

You don’t have to be one thing, but you can’t be everything.

You don’t have to be one thing, but you can’t be everything.

I remember sitting on the pavement by the garden in the house I grew up in, asking my aunty one short question "Why can't I be everything?" I don't remember the answer she gave me anymore but I remember exactly what I was thinking when I asked that question.

My First Paint-and-Sip Experience.

My First Paint-and-Sip Experience.

Hiiiiiiiii!!! Welcome back! I feel like I need to explain why this blog is now tomioflagos.com. My explanation might give you a little inkling into why I've been away for the longest time. So...my original blog was hacked. I don't know what happened exactly but I just started getting a lot of spam posts like [...]

“So you can see me?”: On catcalls and street harassment.

“So you can see me?”: On catcalls and street harassment.

Sometimes, I try to ignore but sometimes it gets really annoying especially when the person touches me or says some really demeaning things to me. I honestly have no idea why some men do this because I’m so sure that they know how annoying it is. For God’s sake, catcalling is not a compliment! It’s [...]

House Hunting in Lagos (2): I got a houseee!!!

House Hunting in Lagos (2): I got a houseee!!!

Hellooooooo! Welcome to Part 2 of house hunting in Lagos . I haven't been this stressed before in my life. If you haven't read about the okay, the bad and the super ridiculous parts of house hunting in Lagos, you should take a look before going on with this post because I'll be getting right into it! 

HOUSE HUNTING IN LAGOS: The Okay, The Bad and The Super-Ridiculous.

HOUSE HUNTING IN LAGOS: The Okay, The Bad and The Super-Ridiculous.

“House hunting in Lagos is an extreme sport.” “House hunting in Lagos is draining.“ I recently started a new job quite far away from my present house, so I’ve been trying to get a new place to live close by. Let me start by saying again that I had no way of knowing that when [...]

BIRTHDAY BEHAVIOUR: TURNING 21 BY FORCE!

BIRTHDAY BEHAVIOUR: TURNING 21 BY FORCE!

Finally! My birthday post! I delayed this post till today because I’m trying to get back on my Sunday posting wagon so yes. New posts will be going up on Sundays again.  The Birthday Post! I thought on my 21st birthday, I’d be writing some form of overly reflective post on how much I’ve achieved [...]

LIFE AFTER NYSC + SIGNS YOU ARE YOUR OWN GREATEST ENEMY

LIFE AFTER NYSC + SIGNS YOU ARE YOUR OWN GREATEST ENEMY

Yaaaaassss people!!! I have gotten my certificate and I have hung my boots. NYSC is over! It actually feels like yesterday that I was writing my camp chronicles but in reality, a whole year has passed. No more CDS. No more clearance. No more allowance from the Federal Government. No more PPA. No more free [...]

BOOK REVIEW || DEAFENING SILENCE BY STEPHANIE ODILI

BOOK REVIEW || DEAFENING SILENCE BY STEPHANIE ODILI

Hello Guys! How is the week starting? Over here, I’m starting the week with the review of a great book I recently read. I got this review template from Tovelous so please head over to her blog and show her some love. Now, let’s look at the book. Genre: Fiction Theme: Civil War, Patriotism, Patriarchy Chapters: 18 Pages: 213 [...]

LIFE UPDATE: WHO MISSED ME?

LIFE UPDATE: WHO MISSED ME?

Hello people! It’s been a while since I’ve been here and I really missed posting on the blog. I missed all of you readers, subscribers and faithful 'commenters' (shout out to Promise, Modupe, Banke, Praise, Blessing, Ayomide, Treasure, Ozioma and all the other regular commenters I didn’t mention). Y’all are forever amazing. One of my [...]

Do You. The World Will Adjust!

Do You. The World Will Adjust!

Haha! Oya it's story time😂. So sometime last month I was in a gathering of people that I usually get together with to get things done. One babe kept staring at me (so much that I started feeling uncomfortable). After staring for a while, she asked "How do you cope?" One of the guys with [...]

#CITYLeadersArise2018 Summer Camp: Day 3

#CITYLeadersArise2018 Summer Camp: Day 3

DAY 3 - Morning Hi guys, I'm here again. Ready to download the full gist from today. Soo yesterday I forgot to mention that we were divided into squads (both volunteers and leaders). I mentioned that we call the campers leaders since that's what the camp is all about -making them into leaders. There are [...]