Top 5 Spots For A Business Power Lunch In Lagos

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It’s business time. You are looking to close a business deal and you are looking for the perfect place to grease the wheels of a business deal with fine food or liquor in a first-class atmosphere. While there is no shortage of places to meet in Lagos, Nigeria’s most bustling metropolitan city, it can be tricky to find a good place for a business meeting.

Critical to the success of any power lunch include decent food or drink, an impressive setting, and, most of all, impeccable service. If these elements are played right, that spot easily can help you seal the deal. Some places were made just for this purpose. Here are 5 of the best restaurants for business meetings in Lagos.

THE GRILL ROOM

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If you are looking for a place guaranteed to impress a boss or client, or a discreet destination to eat while discussing a deal, The Grill Room Bar, located at The Wheatbaker – Nigeria’s finest luxury boutique hotel – is the place you want to go to. Known for the unique food which includes Sea Food, this spot is undoubtedly suited for those with an edgier agenda, an alternative to the traditionally staid business lunch venues.

The View Bar

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Frequented by celebrities, and hip entrepreneurs, it is not uncommon to hear big deals being discussed at The View, nestled at Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel. The restaurant’s noteworthy presence in practically all Lagos restaurant guides is a testament to its quality. For night meetings, you and your business partner can sip a cocktail, while admiring breathtaking vistas of the lagoon.

The Office Rooftop Bar

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This smart rooftop bar in Lagos mostly plays host to expense account diners and city workers. Located on the 2nd floor of the Four Points by Sheraton Lagos hotel, it offers great alfresco dining with beautiful views of the sunset as well as an amazing panoramic view of the Victoria Island Lagos at night. Again, with an array and assortment of food and cocktail menus to excite your taste buds, it is no doubt an establishment meant to woo clients and seal deals.

R.S.V.P

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The ambiance at R.S.V.P, located in Victoria Island Lagos, is exquisite.  If you are looking to impress a new client, celebrate a merger or just work out a few details away from the office, this restaurant certainly offers one of the best locations. The daily-changing and variety of lunch menu and selection of beverages will also wow clients without splashing too much cash.

Bheerhugz

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The solid combination of lively atmosphere, great service, and location in the city’s center (Ikeja), as well as trendy clientele definitely makes Bheerhugz a Lagos mainstay for business lunches and meetings. Offering a good balance of unpretentious food and highly-polished service, it certainly is a charming destination for clinching deals over red meat and cocktail after work hours.

Source: Jumia Travel Blog.

I AM IN LOVE WITH MY SISTER IN LAW.

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Ben was a millionaire before the age of 30. He had a good job with a multi-national company as an executive. He met his former wife Nkechi while she was 25 years old. They met one wet Wednesday morning while he was on his way to work and she was on her way to the university of lagos. She had just gained admission into university. As he drove by, he didn’t take notice of the puddle of rain water in front of him and he ran into it. Water splashed unto Nkechi and wet her clothes. She was about raining curses on the driver of the car before Ben stopped and apologised for the harm he had caused her. He offered to get her some new clothes and he took her to the closest boutique on the street which was open by then. He bought several clothes for her, took her to his place so she could get cleaned up and change. He got her a taxi cab to drop her off at school. They exchanged numbers. Thus began a whirlwind relationship that would end in marriage. Ben was like a God sent angel to Nkechi’s family. He met her families needs. He was such a generous in-law.

After his wife graduated from university and did her youth service, Ben set up a logistics business for his wife. With his contacts he helped her in getting clients who did good business with the young company.

Unfortunately, the multi-national company Ben worked with started experiencing financial problems in the international market. They had to retrench some staff. Ben was among those who got retrenched. Ben tried leaning back on the business his wife Nkechi was operating. His wife refused vehemently.

Meanwhile, his wife’s junior sister, Chioma, had been living with them all these years. She was a young naive graduate, who reluctantly ran errands in the house. When Ben and Nkechi were constantly fighting over the business, Chioma sided her brother in law and tried pleading with her elder sister to see reason with her husband. But Nkechi would have none of that and threatened to send Chioma back to their parents house. Ben’s in laws tried to persuade their daughter too, but she would have none of it. Unknowingly, Nkechi was having an affair with her manager. One unfortunate day, she took her belongings and three kids she had with Ben, and walked out of the marriage.

Ben had returned to meet an empty house and his sister in law who tried explaining the unfortunate event to him. It was a  heart breaking experience for Ben. Chioma did all she could to console him but Ben was inconsolable. Days passed into weeks, weeks into months. Chioma tried to leave the house so as not to be a burden to Ben but he insisted that she stayed. Her family encouraged her to stay. That naive and reluctant sister in law took care of Ben and the house. She cooked, cleaned and washed. As God would have it she got a very good job and good payment with it. Even when Ben went bankrupt, she still helped out in taking care of their needs. She even gave him pocket money so that he could take care of his needs.

Ben was lucky to get a new job with better entitlements from his last job. And to show his gratitude, he took Chioma out on an expensive and exclusive date to show his gratitude for all she did for him. One thing led to another and he kissed her. They drove back home late in the night and as Chioma made for her room, he grabbed her arm and looked deeply into her eyes. Her eyes were pleading with Ben not to but he just couldn’t resist her. He took her into his arms and with their bodies clinging into each other, they kissed in a deep wet kiss. He carried her on his arms while her hands and head rested on his chests and neck respectively into his room and he made love to her until the wee hours of the morning.

Ben has proposed to Chioma. His estranged wife Nkechi wants to come back. He didn’t divorce Nkechi. Ben is still hell bent on marrying Chioma who is already pregnant for him. His in laws support him. Nkechi is using Ben’s family to win her husband back but most of them support Ben.

Now the big question, if you were in Ben’s shoes, what would you do? Stay with your sister in law who stood by your side when you had no one or go back to your wife who abandoned you when you needed her the most?

P-SQUARE SEPARATION: GOOD OR BAD!

PSquare: when they group were still together.

PSquare: when they group were still together.

The twin act known as P-Square have finally separated. Peter is now known by the name of Mr. P and Paul is now also known as Rude Boy. Most of their fans are sad, but everything, including life must come to an end. Nobody knew that Michael Jackson could have a different career from the Jackson 5 which was made up of Michael himself and 4 of his older brothers. Michael Jackson turned out to be the worlds greatest pop music artist. Bobby Brown left the group New Edition to pursue his career and so did other members of his group. The group Destiny’s Child broke up and its members are stars today.

Paul Okoye

Paul “Rude Boy” Okoye

I don’t see anything wrong with the break up of the group. They have their own families now and so that will definitely affect their relationship as twin brothers and business partners. I think its time they pursued different careers to see how far they would come as individuals. Even brothers and sisters have different ambitions and they have the right to pursue them.

Peter "Mr. P" Okoye

Peter “Mr. P” Okoye

Nigerians should give them a break and let things be. Success on your different careers PSquare. You gave us a treat when you guys were a team. Let’s see if you guys can give us more now that you guys ain’t longer a team. While the former governor of Anambra State tries to “reconcile”  the group, it’s best to leave them alone as separate artists or entertainers.

LADIES SET STANDARDS FOR YOUR MEN TO FOLLOW AND RESPECT.

a man who truly respects and adores his lady.

a man who truly respects and adores his lady.

There has been a lot of stories making the rounds of men physically molesting their wives and some killing them. A man has also been murdered by his wife too. Ladies also complain about the negative ways men treat them or cheat them. Men and women need to set standards or boundaries for themselves so that the person they are dating respects them and not take them for granted.

Ladies, you need to have requirements and standards for your dream man in order to make the relationship work for you. We all need a monogamous relationship (some men can afford to have a polygamous relationship). We need a partnership with the opposite sex who want to be a dedicated husband and father or wife and mother. Most women desire their men to be be faithful, God fearing and willing to do what it takes to keep their family together. Women also need men who can treat them like a lady, every time. They want men who can open doors for them, pull out their seats when they are ready to sit at the table, remembering all anniversaries and birthdays and keeping the foul talk to a minimum. These requirements are important to ladies because they determine how they would be treated by their men and they are also important to men because it shows men what they need to do to make sure the women in their lives gets want they need and want.

Men can not accomplish this mission for you without your help. Men can not imagine what it is a woman needs and want because a woman’s needs and wants are different from woman to woman like the winds of change. Men are very simple, logical people. If a man is interested in having a serious relationship with you, they will go out of their way yo live up to your expectations. When you set requirements and standards for your man, you give him a road map on how he needs to conduct himself around you, especially if he is truly interested in having a relationship with you.

But the manner in which you let your man know about your requirements and standards is important because you might say it in a rude manner and he gets upset with you. There are nice ways to let your man know this and I will let you know how in my next write up. Have a lovely weekend people.

THE KARDASHIANS: A DERANGED FAMILY AFFAIR.

trying to keep up with the khardasians

trying to keep up with the khardasians

I have tried putting my head around writing about this deranged family. Yes, this family is deranged. The fami ly came into limelight when their late father, Robert Kardashian (1944-2003) defended O.J Simpson for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman during a lengthy trial, in 1994. Robert Kardashian and Kristen Mary “Kris” Houghton married in 1978, and had four children together, daughters Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe, and son Rob. The couple divorced in 1991. In 1991, Kris married retired Olympic decathlon champion Bruce Jenner now known as Caitlyn Jenner after undergoing a gender transition in 2015. Caitlyn and Kris had two daughters together, Kendall and Kylie. Robert died in 2003 eight weeks after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer. The Kardashian sisters later started appearing in the media spotlight more often; in 2004, Kim became a personal stylist to recording artist Brandy Norwood; she eventually developed into a full-time stylist, and was a personal shopper and stylist to actress Lindsay Lohan. Khloé, Kim and Kourtney further ventured into fashion, opening a high fashion boutique Dash in Calabasas, California. Throughout Kim’s early career, she involved herself in some high-profile relationships including Norwood’s brother, rapper Ray J, and later, singer Nick Lachey. In 2006, Kourtney starred in her first reality television series, Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive. In February 2007, a home sex video that Kim made with Ray J years earlier was leaked. Vivid Entertainment bought the rights for US$1 million and released the film as Kim Kardashian: Superstar on February 21. Kim sued Vivid for ownership of the tape, but dropped the suit in April 2007 and settled with Vivid Entertainment for US$5 million. It is often assumed that the release of the sex tape played a large part towards the rising fame of Kim Kardashian as well as her family altogether.

Now my take on this family is simple. I love them but some of their actions piss me off a bit. I haven’t watched Keeping Up With The Kardashians for a long time becuase the program makes no sense to me. How can I sit down for hours watching a family live their lives. Does it mean I don’t have a life or my own lifestyle, Pleaseeeeee?! Now I read about them. I hear Khloe Khardashian has her own t.v show ans she’s putting up with her ex-husband, Lamar Odom,whom she revoked their divorce with after he was taken to hospital after collapsing with an overdose of drugs in a brothel. Her new boo, the Houston Rockets, James Harden doesn’t want to put up with that. Kourtney has broken up with her alcohol addicted boy friend and father of her kids, Scott Dissick. Rob was said to be diabetic and is now hitting the gym to get back in shape. He is now dating Blac Chyna, the baby mama to hip hop artiste, Tyga who has an on and off relationship with Kylie Jenner. Kim Khardashian, whose sex tape brought the family to fame, is married to Kanye West and has two kids for him. Kris Jenner, there mother, is dating a black man far younger than her, while Bruce Jenner decided to be a transsexual and now goes by the name Caitlyn Jenner. We don’t know much about Kendall Jenner because she maybe have refused to showcase her lifestyle to people to see but she is a model.

Na wah o! This family sef! Una own don too much! Other families dey exist! No be only una!

3 EASY TO MAKE HOMEMADE DEEP CONDITIONERS FOR NATURAL HAIR.

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Having a bad hair day and are you tired of relaxing your hair? You can go natural you know and save money from relaxing your hair. For some ladies, going natural did not stop with their hair.  It continued with a move towards mixing their own “natural” products.  While numerous recipes exist on the internet, few are actually both simple and effective in meeting the needs of our natural hair.  If you are new to making your own products or are a current “mixtress” searching for an easy to make recipe that actually works, you can start with these homemade conditioners:

  1. For Manageability – Bananas, olive oil, glycerin, and honey

This homemade conditioner improves the manageability of your hair for post-rinse styling. The secret is in the banana, which has a way of minimizing shrinkage and softening the hair when mixed with the other ingredients.  Meanwhile, glycerin and honey, which are both humectants, and olive oil, which is known to penetrate the hair, all contribute moisturizing benefits.  Do not be alarmed if you notice a loosening of your coils or curls with this conditioner; the effect is temporary until your next wash day. This recipe is ideal for naturals who want to achieve easier blow-outs or better stretched styles.

Ingredients:

1 large overripe banana (sliced)

4 table spoon extra virgin olive oil

2 table spoon pure vegetable glycerin

2 table spoon pure honey

Instructions:

Place the sliced banana, extra virgin olive oil, glycerin, and honey all in a blender. Blend the ingredients thoroughly making sure no lumps or banana bits remain. (Depending on your blender quality, you may or may not have to then sieve the mixture.) Apply to hair and let sit for 30-45 minutes under a shower cap. Detangle, rinse thoroughly, and style as usual.

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  1. For Detangling – Avocados, olive oil, shea butter, and apple cider vinegar

This homemade conditioner is lubricating, thick, and heavy, moisture, and hang for detangling. The avocado’s meatiness and fatty acid content contribute to the effectiveness of this mixture.  Additionally, the fatty acids in the olive oil combined with the emollient properties of shea butter add even more lubrication and moisturizing benefits.  Lastly, the acidic pH of the apple cider vinegar helps to flatten the cuticles for easier detangling.  This conditioner is ideal for those with thick, dense hair and major shrinkage.

Ingredients:

1 overripe avocado (sliced)

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup unrefined shea butter

2-3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

Instructions:

Place the sliced avocado, unrefined shea butter, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), and apple cider vinegar (ACV) into a blender. (There is no need to melt the shea butter ahead of time.)  Blend all the ingredients thoroughly and add more EVOO, if necessary, until the mixture reaches your desired consistency. When done, apply to the hair and let sit for 30-45 minutes under a shower cap. Detangle, rinse thoroughly, and style as usual.

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  1. For Strengthening – Coconut oil and honey

This conditioner is ideal for naturals whose hair dislikes protein conditioners but needs a bit of strengthening.  The key is the coconut oil, which binds to the hair thus reducing keratin loss. Honey, a humectant, is also added to the mix to impart moisture retention.  You will get the best of both worlds , moisture and strength, with this conditioner.

Ingredients:

4 table spoons of extra virgin coconut oil

2 table spoons of pure honey

(Depending on hair density or length, you may use two servings of this recipe)

Instructions:

Place the coconut oil and honey in a small cup and place the cup in a large bowl of hot water.  Allow the cup to sit in the water for a few minutes until the mixture is warm.  Pour the mixture onto freshly washed but towel blotted hair.  Put on a shower cap, and wrap with a towel to prevent mixture from dripping onto face. Let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse out 80-90% of the conditioner, and style as usual.