Friday, September 20


21 annoying things Nigerians do!

by Staff writer

As a Nigerian, I can assure you that we are not normal.

It could be a big struggle living among ourselves daily.

The good news is that even with our many faults, it appears we have finally mastered how to function within ourselves.

Photos of Jollof Rice prepared with rat meat goes viral

by Staff writer

There is really no limit to the type of meat jollof rice can be prepared with, whether chicken, beef or lamb.

But when someone chose to go the extra mile and use rat meat instead, things got out of hand. The internet couldn't stop talking about the combo.

Thursday, September 19


10 English phrases that mean an entirely different thing in Nigeria

by Staff writer

If you are Nigerian or know about the country, then you should know that the Nigerian brand of English can be quite different from standard English.

In fact, there is a good reason the Nigerian pidgin is called "Broken English" by Nigerians.

Wednesday, September 18


The story behind Tiwa Savage's new song title "49-99"

by Staff writer

Nigerian music diva this month released her much-anticipated single "49-99".

The single is Tiwa's official single this year, after her waves-making collaboration with DJ Spinall and Wizkid on "Dis Love".


8 things you need to know before planning to visit Lagos

by Staff writer

Are you planning to visit what's probably the most interesting city in Africa?


Sit back and enjoy this article as we bring to you everything you need to know about Lagos State of Nigeria.

Monday, September 16


8 common problems of living in Lagos

by Staff writer

You live in Lagos -- great!

I understand there are some people (like me) who cannot function outside a big city like Lagos -- that is, only Lagos can offer them the kind of energy and vibe that matches their life's pace.

Thursday, September 12


Is South Africa's xenophobic attacks comparable to 'Ghana Must Go'

by Staff writer

Following the renewed xenophobic attacks against foreigners in South Africa, over 600 Nigerians have signed up for free evacuation back to Nigeria from South Africa.

Massive demonstrations last week in Pretoria and Johannesburg which targeted foreign-owned businesses left at least 12 people dead, News24 reports.

Wednesday, September 11


8 beard facts that will completely SHOCK you

by Staff writer

It is no longer news that having beards can increase a man's attractiveness.

A real study actually exists to prove this. The Australian study examined how facial hair influences people's judgments of "men's socio-sexual attributes".

In the study, women chose men with a heavy 10-day beard as the most attractive and both women and heterosexual men chose men with full beards as the best with perceived parenting skills.

Tuesday, September 10


7 fun things to do on a weekend in Lagos

by Staff writer

Lagos can be all things but definitely not dry. You can't be in Lagos and not be having fun. Don't think that is remotely possible.

After all the toiling of the weekdays, it is only necessary to take the weekend off, do some laundry and then find a fun thing to do.

Sunday, September 8


Short Story: How Amaka Disappointed Me

by Daniel Nkado

Amaka does not joke with her business.

This would be her 6th year in the industry and not a single dissatisfied customer yet. She had known a long time about the power of word-of-mouth referrals – the more satisfied customers she has, the more new and eager calls she gets.


6 ridiculous things we believed as children in Africa

by Staff writer

Growing up in Africa can be both fun and confusing.

There were a lot of weird superstitions flying around (I'm sure some are still are) and most times you don't have a choice than to believe them.

Saturday, September 7


The BEST pink lips balm and cream in Nigeria

by Uzonna Adi

So I just finally quit smoking but realized I faced another major challenge -- getting rid of my smoker's lips.

Smoker's lips are lips that have turned darker than how they used to be following months or years of consistent smoking.

Friday, September 6

Wednesday, September 4


How Nigerians can travel to China as a tourist

by Staff writer

China is a top travel destination for Nigerians.

Getting the China tourist visa is pretty straightforward. Visa applications are rarely rejected by the Chinese Embassy of Nigeria in Abuja, Nigeria, if all required documents are presented.

Tuesday, September 3


How to prepare the local Nigerian peanut butter at home

by Staff writer

Locally-made peanut butter has been a well-known Nigerian staple for decades.

The Igbos call it "ose oji" or "okwo ose", loosely translating to "pepper for kola" because it is often presented alongside kola nuts and/or garden eggs during events or to welcome visitors.

Monday, September 2


3 tips for Nigerian students going abroad to study

by Staff writer

On the surface, studying abroad looks really fun and straightforward – you pick what you want to study and choose a cool school and start preparing for your travel.

In reality, that's hardly the case. Behind all those glamorous Instagram pictures and beautiful landscapes is a constant struggle to remain focused.


Australian scholarship opportunities and offers for African students

by Staff writer

The Government of Australia offers numerous opportunities for scholarships, grants, and bursaries which can help support you financially with your studies in Australia.

Asides the government, Australian educational institutions, and a number of other public and private organizations also offer various scholarship opportunities.

Sunday, September 1


All transgender people MUST be sterilized - Court rules

by Staff writer

Compared to other Asian countries, Japan is relatively progressive when it comes to LGBT+ rights.

However, transgender people living in the country face numerous challenges.

Just earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Japan upheld a law that forces transgender people to get sterilized before they can legally change their gender.


The Inspiration That Is Bobrisky!

by Daniel Nkado

Some people still respond with a hiss when the name of Nigeria's (probably Africa's too) most famous transgender, Bobrisky, is mentioned.

But the truth remains that Bobrisky has done much more than any Nigerian her age in pushing social boundaries and challenging the raging hypocrisy of the society we live in.

Thursday, August 29


The FULL steps of getting the new Nigerian e-Passport

by Staff writer

The new Nigerian e-Passport is nothing like the old passport.

With the e-Passport, everything from your bio details to contact information is electronically charged. And there is now an option of getting the 10-year passport with more leaves instead of the regular 32-leaf, 5-year passport.


Why you should not get your braces from a public hospital in Nigeria

by Miz Tee

So I just recently got my braces from a private clinic in Nigeria.

Even though it is way more expensive to use a private clinic instead of a government clinic, after checking all the options I had, I've concluded it is best to use a private clinic.

Tuesday, August 27


The long-list for 2019 Nigeria Prize for Literature is HERE!

by Staff writer

The Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature announced the long-list of 11 drawn from 173 books, for the 2019 edition of the prize over a month ago.

All 11 long-listed authors are in the running for winning the cash prize of $100,000 (₦36,200,000).

Monday, August 26


Melania Loves Trudeau -- All the reactions!

by Staff writer

At the G7 summit in Biarritz on Saturday, wife of US president, Melania Trump was captured raising her face to give Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, a peck on the cheek during the leaders’ family photograph.

The glamorous air kiss between Melania and Justin has sent the internet into a frenzy.

Monday, August 19


5 good countries Nigerians can visit without a visa

by Staff writer

Let's face it -- the Nigerian passport is super WEAK. As at the time of writing this post, the current mobility score of the Nigerian passport stands at a mere 49 -- meaning holders of the Nigerian passport can only visit about 49 countries without a visa.

Even so, most of these countries are places people do not dream of going.

Saturday, August 17


This is the donkey that sings "The Circle of Life"

by Staff writer

Perhaps the story of donkeys talking in the Bible is true after all.

In a video posted by a South Carolina man on Facebook, the man and his donkey pet were seen belting out The Lion King's opening track, “The Circle of Life.”

Thursday, August 15


"It is easier to be GAY in Saudi Arabia than be STRAIGHT"

by Staff writer

Saudi Arabia is well known for its strict stand against same-sex relations.

Just as in Sudan and Yemen, homosexuality is punishable by death under sharia law in Saudi Arabia. Homosexuals in Saudi Arabia live every day with the risk of being arrested, imprisoned and beheaded.

Monday, August 12


3 most medicinal Nigerian leafy vegetables!

by Staff writer

Before medicine went completely orthodox, our ancestors depended on herbs and roots to treat major illnesses.

Even now still, some of the drugs and therapies we take are synthesized from roots and herbs.

One thing our ancestors did very efficiently is pass down their knowledge of herbal treatments and their experience of what treats what to us

Their deductions may not have come from well-structured studies and experiments, but they are nonetheless super reliable. And today, even scientific studies are backing all their conclusions up!

Here are 3 top Nigerian vegetables with super-medicinal properties:

1. Bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina)

Bitter leaf (called onugbu in Igbo language) is majorly popular in South-Eastern Nigeria where it is used to prepare a special Igbo soup called onugbu soup.

The vegetable is famous for its strong bitter taste, however, it remains common knowledge that whoever gets past this bitterness to down a full glass of bitter leaf juice is bound to reap tremendous health benefits.

Plucked bitter leaves are squashed between palms to bring out a juice that immediately stops bleeding when applied to a fresh cut.

Here are some of the health conditions bitter leaf has been known to be valuable for, most of them backed by science:

a. Malaria

b. Typhoid

c. Diabetes

d. Diarrhea/Stomach ache

e. Headaches (reduces headaches associated with hypertension)

f. Gallstones and kidney disease

g. Help fight prostate cancer

2. Utazi leaf (Gongronena latifolium)

Utazi is a spice vegetable grown in the humid forests of South-Eastern Nigeria.

Utazi leaves have been used over the years to treat major diseases and ailments. Many studies now exist to back the hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic, antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties of utazi.

The English name of utazi is bush-buck leaf.

Health conditions utazi has been known to be valuable for include:

a. Fibroid problems

b. Infertility

d. Nausea

e. Cough, common cold, bronchitis, and other breathing illnesses

f. Skin problems

g. Stomach upset

The bark of the utazi plant also contains anti-ulcer properties.

3. Scent Leaf (Ocimum gratissimum)

Scent leaf is a well-distributed Nigerian vegetable used by almost every tribe in Nigeria.

Nigerian names for scent leaf are:

i. Efirin - Yoruba

ii. Nchuanwu - Igbo

iii. Daidoya - Hausa

Scent leaf (called basil in English) has been used extensively in the traditional system of medicine in not just Nigeria, but other parts of Africa.

Scent leaf has been used historically by the Igbo people of Southeastern Nigeria in the management of the baby’s cord, to keep the wound surfaces sterile. It is also used in the treatment of fungal infections, fever, cold and catarrh.

The leaves, rubbed between the palms and sniffed, are used by African children to bring nearly instant relief in cases of blocked nostrils.

Other conditions the scent leaf has been known to be valuable for include:

a. Abdominal pains

b. Sore eyes

c. Ear infections

d. Coughs

e. Fever

f. Convulsions

g. Menstrual problems

h. Efficient in the treatment of prolapse of the rectum


Please note that the medicinal qualities of these plants are mostly used in preventive cases or as an aid to orthodox medicine -- their use should not in any way appear as an alternative to prescribed medical treatment.

If you have any question about combining herbs with any drug you are on, please talk to your physician.

This post is provided for informational purposes only.

DNB Stories does not have the medical capacity to treat or diagnose any illness.

Wednesday, August 7


Jon Snow was actually crowned king in Game of Thrones Season 8

by Staff writer

While everyone was criticizing the final season of HBO's hit series, Game of Thrones, we all perhaps have missed this very important detail in the season.

That three (not two) Starks were actually crowned rulers.


Sorry iPhone users, Apple is no longer the KING of smartphones!

by Staff writer

Not-so-great news for iPhone users! All reports point to the view that Apple is losing its grip on the smartphone market.

Apple has slipped to 4th place in the list of world's top smartphone makers after record drop in iPhone sales around the world.

Friday, August 2


See the most expensive hotel in Lagos, Nigeria

by Staff writer

Africa's biggest city, Lagos Nigeria, boasts of some of the classiest and most stylish hotels in Africa.

The question of which Lagos hotel is the most expensive has been a contentious issue for long, especially because some hotels have been known to offer super-expensive rooms alongside their standard rooms.

Wednesday, July 31

Monday, July 29


Real reasons I hate feminism - Two men share their thoughts

by Allen Lobo

I don’t hate feminism. Because to hate something, I must have at least an ounce of esteem for it.

No, I am disgusted by it and have nothing but contempt left for Western feminism because of the sick joke that it has come to be in merely the last few years.

Sunday, July 28

Saturday, July 27


Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson and Idris Elba are all CATS in upcoming movie

by Staff writer

A new movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats is coming to the silver screen on 20 December 2019!

In addition to starring some of the biggest names in the movie and music industry, the film is also expected to feature all the songs from the original stage musical, including ‘Memory’.


Video blogger dies after eating live centipedes for traffic

by Staff writer

A China video blogger has died after making a video of himself eating centipedes and geckos.

According to the Daily Mail, the man known as "Sun" live-streamed himself on the video-sharing platform DouYu (China's equivalent of YouTube) on Thursday.

Friday, July 26


Is Beyoncé's "Brown Skin Girl" colorist?

by Daniel Nkado

Beyoncé's "Brown Skin Girl" with WizKid and Blue Ivy is easily one of the most-liked tracks in The Gift album.

The song which is supposedly made to inspire Black people to like the skin they're born in had lyrics like:

Monday, July 22


We all thought she is her grandmother, but they are actually lovers!

by Staff writer

A 24-year-old YouTuber just married her 61-year-old girlfriend, who people earlier thought was her grandmother.

Julia Zelg and Eileen De Freest met each other on Tinder, and have been sweethearts ever since.

Saturday, July 20


Lupita Nyong’o dancing to 'Brown Skin Girl' is EVERYTHING we need

by Staff writer

“Brown Skin Girl” is easily the most-liked track in BeyoncĂ©’s new Lion King-inspired album: The Gift.

The track, brought to life by Nigerian WizKid, SAINt JHN and BeyoncĂ©’s 7-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, has been trending all over social media since its release.

Thursday, July 18


Viral FaceApp might be dangerous - Experts warn

by Staff writer

Almost everyone has used fun viral application FaceApp, including celebrities like Drake, Cardi B and the Jonas Brothers.

FaceApp has been giving people the power to change their facial looks and age for several years, but experts are now saying the app is not to be trusted.

Tuesday, July 16


All the African artists in Beyoncé's new 'Lion King' album

by Staff writer

American superstar Beyoncé has released the track list for her Lion King-inspired album, The Lion King: The Gift, and Africans have gone into frenzy.

The album, while featuring collaborations from top American stars like JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino and Pharrell, also featutres some of Africa's greatest sound makers.


Lady Gaga faces backlash after launch of beauty brand

by Staff writer

American star Lady Gaga is facing backlash after launching her beauty line exclusively on Amazon this week.

Lady Gaga's beauty brand, Haus Laboratories, is sold only on Amazon, making it the first major beauty brand to be sold exclusively by the e-commerce giant.

Sunday, July 14


Meghan Markle taking a photo with Beyoncé will cause drama, royal commentator says

by Staff writer

Buckingham Palace confirmed this week that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be joining BeyoncĂ© and other stars in Leicester Square in support of the new photo-realistic remake of Disney’s The Lion King.

But royal commentator Justin Sylvester has taken his time to warn the Duchess of Sussex against one particular move concerning Beyoncé.

Saturday, July 13


The Beyoncé scene in Lion King everyone is talking about!

by Daniel Nkado

Since the announcement of Beyoncé as the new voice of Nala in Disney's photo-realistic remake of The Lion King, both moviegoers and fans of the star have wondered if the character will get more lines in the remake than in the original, now that Beyoncé is playing it.


SHOCK as religious woman attends son's gay wedding wearing rainbow

by Staff writer

A pious Australian woman is making headlines after deciding to attend her son's wedding to his male partner.

Vanessa Hall, known for her deep commitment to Christianity, walked her son, Lachlan, down the aisle.

Friday, July 12


Everything you need to know about R Kelly's recent arrest

by Staff writer

American RnB singer R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago on Thursday night while walking his dog.

The singer is facing federal sex crime charges, including child pornography and obstruction of justice charges, sources said.