October 31, 2016

Owl-O-Ween Weekend

Befitting post title aye? Today's the official day of Halloween, which is celebrated in many countries across the world. It's also known as All Hallow's Eve. Some people believe that this holiday has pagan roots, while others believe that it was started as a Christian holiday meant as a day of remembrance for the dearly departed. In a lot of places, Halloween is mostly a commercialized holiday complete with decorations, parties, dressing up, and more. In others, church services are attended and candles lit to remember loved ones who have been lost.

October 29, 2016

OBODO OYIBO - Social Media Part 1

Obodo Oyibo is a docu-series by my sister. She interviewed a few Nigerian and Nigerian-American millennials in the diaspora, on different topics ranging from Inter-Tribal Marriage to Religion to Politics, and today's topic, Social Media. Check it out below.

Tell me - what social media platforms do YOU use?

October 28, 2016

Berry Lovely Links


Weekend time!!! Check out my latest set of links below. I hope you enjoy them or learn as much as I did.

October 27, 2016


I was tagged a few months ago by Ifeyinwa, and just kept forgetting to do this Youtube tag. I've done other tags before, and I quite enjoy doing them as you don't have to think too much and the questions are typically fun to answer :)

This tag is just right up my alley, since sometimes I tend to overshare information. It's all in good fun though, innit?

I hope you enjoyed watching! Please subscribe to my Youtube channel - I aim to post a new video every Sunday! Don't forget, you can also follow me on Snapchat and Instagram @BerryDakara. 

October 26, 2016

Savvy and Chic 4-Step Comb Systems

Nigerian entrepreneurs are on a roll! With the slumped economy, I've been enjoying watching young Nigerians come up with creative ways to earn or supplement their income. From tech to fashion to beauty, a large number of Nigerians are coming up with products and services that could rival their foreign counterparts.

One entrepreneur I've watched in admiration over the years is Daboju, aka Dabs of Naija Hair Can Grow, and the Savvy and Chic Hair and Beauty Hub. She is a budding beauty mogul, who grew her business from her blog! *side note to self* Berry, what the heck are you doing?!?!?!?!?!?*

October 25, 2016


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 24, 2016

Berry and Cakes Statesboro Weekend

Road trips are always fun to embark on. As long as they can be, if you're with the right person or crew, you can have a car load of fun! Cakes and I have been on many road trips together (see here, here, here, and here). We've also gone with others on other trips, like when we visited Ibadan. While driving in Nigeria can be heart-pounding at times, driving across the US is a lot easier - mostly because of the good roads, and loads of places to rest if you need to.

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.

October 15, 2016

Introducing OBODO OYIBO

According to the Migration Policy Institute, the number of Nigerians living in America rose from 25,000 in 1980 to 376,000 within the past few years, with the largest population living in New York, Texas and Maryland. This in turn means that more and more of that population, the first and second generations consider themselves to be "Nigerian-American." My sister, Tammy, conducted a series of interviews with a small set of young Nigerians who have lived in America for over a decade, or who were born and raised here. See the trailers below.

October 14, 2016

Berry Lovely Links


I know this is several weeks late *hides face* but my Lovely Links are still something I look forward to sharing with you every Friday! Here's to scheduling these links ahead of time aye?!

October 13, 2016

BERRY VLOG - My First Heartbreak

Young love... I remember what it felt like to be young and "in love" so many moons ago. Back then, I was so sure about love being like a fairy tale, no thanks to Disney. DISCLAIMER - I LOVE DISNEY!!! Anyways, during our weekend trip with just the girls, we gisted and laughed about all our shenanigans from way back when. My cousin reminded me about this guy who I could just not get over, for absolutely no reason! I mean, we dated for just a month, and yet years later, I would still be crying over him - I told you, MAKES NO SENSE! Watch as I gist a little bit about it in my latest vlog.

October 12, 2016

Nacha Kama Photography

I'd like to introduce you to Nacha Kama Photography. As you know, photography is something I am quite interested in and have been considering turning into a side hustle, so it pleases me to share a few photos from my friend, Nacha. Also note that she's currently showing some of her works at the City of University of New York, so if you're in the area, have a look see! 

October 11, 2016


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 10, 2016

Candy Vault Nail Spa and Shoes Opening

Last weekend, I was invited by The B Firm PR to a salon/boutique opening in Atlanta. As you know, I frequently attended such events in Lagos, Nigeria and since moving back to the US, my events-hopping waned. So I was happy to be invited and I look forward to more great shindigs happening in Atlanta.

October 6, 2016

BERRY VLOG: The 5-Minute Makeup Challenge

A few months ago my sister and I decided to do the 5-Minute Makeup Challenge that was going around on Youtube. We both enjoy makeup, even though we're not pro's - I do have to say that Tammy is way better at it than I am though. I had seen other people do it on Youtube and thought it would be an easy feat, but as you can tell in the video - it really isn't!

Oh, and I found out I had been using the worst BB cream ever when I saw my final results! Has that ever happened to you - thinking you look fly and then looking in the mirror (or seeing video) and seeing how horrendous you actually look?! Ah well. Don't forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel! The plan is to post a new video every single week :)

October 4, 2016

BERRY WRITES - The Best Thing About Being Partnered

I'm introducing a new segment on the blog, called BERRY WRITES. I'm sure I've mentioned more than a few times that even though I have been blogging for a few years, I don't consider myself to be a writer. It doesn't make sense, but I'm weird like that. Even when I get compliments about this blog and other pieces I've written (check out some of them here), I usually reply with very modest gratitude. In one of my recent vlogs, someone asked me if I'd consider writing a book and even though I'm still very skeptical that anyone would want to read a book by me, I am challenging myself to write more.

I got this journal a month ago with the express intention of writing everyday for 300 days. Today was the first time I wrote in it, and I intend to share some of my thoughts in this journal with you. This will be a weekly feature - on Tuesdays - and you're welcome to add your own thoughts in the comments every week :)

October 3, 2016

Way Too Much Weekend FUN!


Have you ever had those weekends that were full of so much activity, that you wouldn't know where to start from if you had to describe it? For those of you in Nigeria, I know you're currently having that weekend because of Independence Day festivities and events - which I listed as one of the things I miss most about Nigeria. Well, I had a FULL weekend! From Friday evening up until early Sunday morning, it felt like nonstop activity. As in, on Sunday I completely refused to do anything apart from go to church. I still hadn't even fully recovered from our weekend in DC, and now I added some more. As usual, the people who follow me on Snapchat and Instagram @BerryDakara saw all the action as it happened :)