October 22, 2016

OBODO OYIBO - Inter-tribal Dating

Nigeria is made up of over 300 different tribes, with the largest ones being Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo.
tribe -trīb/noun
a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with a common culture and dialect, typically having a recognized leader.

We grew up in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and maybe because we were sheltered, we didn't "see" tribes. We simply had friends who had villages different from ours, but there was no division based on where your origin was. Little did I know that there was great animosity between tribes, especially when it came to marriage. Some parents even demand that their children marry someone from the same village! You would think this attitude would remain in Nigeria, but it has trickled down to Nigerians in the diaspora. Watch Tammy's episode on Inter-tribal Dating, where young Nigerians in America speak on the topic.

October 21, 2016

Berry Lovely Links


I hope you've had a very good week! How's your weekend looking? Mine is going to be very very busy - eeeeeek! Everyone please wish my dad a Happy Birthday, which is tomorrow :)

October 20, 2016

BERRY VLOG: To Asoebi or Not?!

My cousin, Rexie, and I were out the other day (actually the day of this post) and we started chatting about weddings and things, and the subject of Aso ebi came up. I thought it would be fun for us - and you hopefully - to do it in a vlog!

October 18, 2016

BERRY WRITES - A Quick Love Story

BERRY WRITES is a weekly feature where I will share my thoughts on different topics culled from my 300 Writing Prompts journal. You can look forward to them every Tuesday, and you're very welcome to tell me your experiences and thoughts as well.

October 17, 2016

Radisson Blu Lagos Weekend

AM I IN NIGERIA?!?!?!?!?!! And I didn't tell anybody?!?!?!?!?!? The answer is no. These are old photos from when I hung out with my friend Feyfey. I actually met her through blogging, and you might remember her from this post. Anyways, some time this year before this happened, we met up to have drinks, food and just talk about life in general. She's such a sweetheart, and I'm really thankful for her (and others) who I've met through blogging.