Thursday, 31 October 2019



4 Cups of Rice

2 medium size Onions,

Seasoning cubes

4 red small pepper

3 Big pepper (Tatase)

5 Big tomatoes

4 Pieces of Chickens




70g Tin tomatoes

Vegetable oil




1. Slice the onions and set it aside. Blend the pepper together and set it aside. Boil the chicken with seasoning cubes, some sliced onions, curry, thyme and salt. Let it boil for like 30 minutes.

2.Place the pot on medium heat and add some oil. Pour the blended pepper, chicken water, seasoning cubes, a little salt, curry, thyme and tin tomatoes. Stir fry for about 5 minutes. Add some water, enough to cook the rice then cover it for like 10 minutes.

3.Wash your rice properly and pour into the pot. Check after 15 minutes to see the level of the water. If it has dried up, add some little water, cover and check every 5 minutes until the water has dried up and the rice is soft. Mix the rice with a wooden spatula as seen above.

4.Add your sliced onions, sweet corn and butter and cover for another 3 minutes. Mix properly with a wooden spatula. Then remove it from the fire.

5.Pour some Vegetable oil in your frying pan and fry the chicken. Then you can serve your jollof rice with your chicken.




4 Cups of rice
Vegetable oil
seasoning cubes
2 medium sized green pepper
2 medium sized onions
1 handful green peas
1 handful sweet corns
1 handful green beans
1 tablespoon of curry
1 table spoon of thyme
4 medium size carrots
Fried chopped liver
1 small sized cabbage
Dry pepper


1.Chop the following (carrots, onions, green pepper, sausages, liver) and set aside in a different plate. Parboil the rice, sieve out the water and set it aside.
2.Boil the chicken and seasoning with curry, thyme, 1 seasoned cube, salt and onions.
3. Put the pot on fire, pour in about 15cl of vegetable oil. Allow to heat then add the sliced onions stir and stir for about 2 minutes then add the chopped carrot and green beans, and stir for another 2 minutes, before adding the curry powder and thyme. Add the cabbage, add the chicken stock, add the dry pepper, the liver, sweet corn, green pepper and 4 seasoning cubes.

4.Pour the parboiled rice and add a little water, and cook for another 10 minutes. If the water dries up and the rice is still hard, add a little water till the rice is soft.

5.Pour some vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken drumsticks.
6. Serve your fried rice and top it with the chicken enjoy.




4 eggs
Sardine (2 tins)
5 Sliced sausages
Chopped Tomatoes
Garlic powder
Green pepper
Chopped medium onion
Chopped red pepper

1.put your frying pan on fire.
2. Add the oil from the sardine.
3. Add your onion to fry a little then add your tomatoes and red pepper then fry.
4. In a bowl whisk your egg and add the sardine and whisk again.

5. Add your seasoning, garlic, thyme, curry to the tomatoes on fire and fry a little.
6. Add your whisk egg and sardine then your sliced sausage, and mix them together.
7. Cover it and allow it to cook, then bring it down from the fire.

8. Spread the butter on the sliced bread, then add your egg and sardine sauce on it, then cover with
another sliced bread, and toast in a bread toaster or grill.
9. Your sardine and egg sandwich is ready.
10. Enjoy



Recently a big wedding took place in Kano, and the niece of Africa's richest man in Nigeria, Alh Aliko Dangote; Aisha Bello Dangote, hot hitched. Today we are going to discuss her bridal outfits and 

The glamorous wedding of Aisha Bello Dangote was more or less a fashion galore, as many of the guests were dressed to the fullest. And the bride too wore awesome choices of beautiful tailored gowns throughout the wedding celebrations. For the traditional Kamu, she was decked up with a combination of gold and some touches of purple..., and she dazzled all through..

Don’t look at only the dress but check out her henna and the jewelry she wore to complement the outstanding buba.

You may think that was it but No! She had other more beautiful appearances... Again she was seen in this beautiful gold outfit during the Mother’s day reception, and hey, she was captivating... 

Ummm stylish ….

Her 3rd look - her big day look/ wedding dinner was breathtaking as she captured the minds of many with her sense of style that was a bit subtle but extensively bridal.

The combination of the purse, jewelry, headgear and her shoes crowned the look and gave her that wownes!!!

I see her dressing style inspiring many brides in coming weddings. Kudos Aisha Dangote!




Uziza Leaves (1 handful)
5 slices of yam (thickener)
Grinded crayfish
Smoked cat fish
Seasoning cubes
Dry pepper

1.Boil and pound the 5 slices of yam and set aside.
2.Wash the smoked cat fish and stock fish with salt and water. Then pour hot water to make it soft and set aside.
3. Boil the meat for about 30 minutes with enough water and season with curry, thyme, onions, seasoning cubes and salt.
4.Add your grinded crayfish, smoked cat fish, stock fish and dry pepper to the boiled meat on fire and cook for another 10 minutes.
5.Add the pounded yam and mix properly. Leave it for another 10 minutes, if is too thick, you can add a little water.
6.Add the Uziza leaves and allow to cook for another 3 minutes.



Are you an unemployed graduate and waiting for governments jobs? Then you need to read this to the end - don’t skip a single line.
Self employment refers to being one’s own employer; being your own boss rather than relying on someone else to employ you to work for him/her in his/her own business. It will be right to say that Nigeria currently has a terrible unemployment situation in need of solution. There are hundreds of thousands of young graduate in the country who are either under employed or completely unemployed. On top of this, higher institutions of learning churn out graduates into the labour market every year. The sad thing here is that the system of education in Nigeria places less emphasis on self employment but more on preparing graduates for jobs which are not readily available.

Those lucky enough to have a job also have their own problem to deal with. Many have to make do with meagre salaries. It is also very common to hear of workers being own salaries for several months by employers including government organizations. Those working in private non unionized establishments are often reluctant to protest for better treatment for fear of being given sack letters which is the order of the day by private organizations.
Tozali Crew as usual was out to sample some opinions on this issue.

Graduates should consider self-employment to be self-reliant and be able to fend for themselves before a job comes. Being self employed gives one room to grow in diverse ways, learn different skills and put it in use. Even though the economy is not too viable to support the self employed, the self employed in turn grows the economy because of tax payment and even employing other people, that is job creation. When you are self employed, it reduces the burden on government to give out jobs that is not even available in the first place. It also reduces the chances of going into crime, once the mind and hands are engaged in positive things, and then the devils workshop won’t come into place because the mind is not idle.



Unemployment is enforced idleness of people who are able and willing to work but cannot find jobs. In societies in which most people can earn a living only by working for government or companies, like Nigeria, being unable to find a job is a serious problem. Those lucky enough to find jobs are poorly paid. Many have to make do with meagre salaries which cannot take care of their bills. It is also very common in Nigeria to hear of workers being owed salaries for several months by employers. Tozali crew went to town to sample opinions on the way forward in the face of mass graduate unemployment.
Below are the responses:

Emmanuel Ameh:

It was a serious mistake on the part of our parents to have believed that western education was the only means to earn a living. It worked during the colonial era, and afterwards, but today it is an obvious fact that you cannot get employment anywhere, except if you are connected with those in high positions and in power. How can a graduate have hope in a corrupt system of employment where your field of studies or qualification is not considered before employment? It is only in Nigeria that you see a barrister being head of ministry of petroleum and stuff like that. Our great grand parents and grandparents are still holding the highest position in government instead of retiring and replacing the vacant space with young graduates. How can graduates have hope in a country where trillions are stolen, yet no viable companies or industries to create employments? Yet every year the population of unemployed youths keeps increasing by tens of thousands. Even with your master degree you are still expected to have a five years working experience before being considered for employment. What a waste of time and huge amount of resources!
From the mental point of view, the only people managing to survive currently on at least #1000 per day are those who are self employed. To all the unemployed graduates out there, please stop wasting your time waiting for government jobs, empower yourselves today and be useful to your generation.


I think graduates should consider self-employment because of the high rate of unemployment in the country. The satisfaction of being your own boss and not depending on salary is very rewarding. Also, you get to do what you have a passion for and what you enjoy doing with little capital. Being self-employed, apart from the job satisfaction, and being one’s own boss, it also helps to reduce the alarming rate of unemployment in the society. Graduates, before yearning for white collar jobs, should consider being self employed, as it helps to channel their God-given ability and skills to help repair the damaged economy. It is quite relevant for able hands to be able to make money and also get to enjoy what they do with little or no restrictions as to their capabilities. It is encouraging to note that being self employed not only put food on your table, it also helps one to add to the development of the nation.

Ahmed Sentyx:

Graduates should consider self employment because the Nigeria governments do not care about them anymore, and also there are no new industries and organizations that will employ fresh graduate. Secondly, self employment is very good because as an individual you will no longer depend on monthly salary and the government anymore. You will be your own boss and government of your own; people will start coming to you to seek advice and consultancy. Mind you, Government jobs are no longer stable as they use to be before and they are not even available. Self employment can raise you high as your time, talent and efforts will allow you to go. It offers you a greater career mobility and opportunity than most jobs do. Private organizations on the other hand will use your talent and ability and still, they will make you feel like you are not useful or important to their organization after using you like a slave.
My advice to graduate out there and even to those already working is to try and engage themselves in some manual jobs, or they should learn a trade that will fetch them cool money instead of depending on government and private firms for stipend they call salary at the end of the month.

Bukola Audu:
Graduates should consider self-employment to be self-reliant and be able to fend for themselves before a job comes. Being self-employed gives one room to grow in diverse ways, learn different skills and put it in use. Even though the economy is not too viable to support the self-employed, the self-employed in turn grows the economy because of tax payment and even employing other people, that is job creation. When you are self-employed, it reduces the burden on government to give out jobs that is not even available in the first place. It also reduces the chances of going into crime; once the mind and hands are engaged in positive things, then the devil won’t have a workshop because the mind is not idle.

Getting to know your child’s friends.

Children appear to be the most important elements that not just complete the happiness of a family, but having them comes with the feeling of fulfilment. Having a child is a vehement blessing from God. It is no longer news to hear or see parents who are yet to have an issue visiting one Ifa, Mallam, Priest, Pastor; crossing boundaries and space, and clearing obstacles all in an attempt to bear a child or children.
Giving birth is one  thing,  child upbringing is yet entirely another different thing. Of course, there might be the feeling of being a responsible parent amongst parents who provide food and shelter to the child. But paying school fees, buying new clothes and providing other Secondary needs might not just be enough to fill the vacuum in parenting.

 The complexity of child upbringing becomes more difficult and delicate when the Child begins to establish a relationship outside the home. Child upbringing reaches as far as being concerned about the relationship and the company a child keeps outside the home. It is inevitable that right from early school days and neighbourhood, the child would begin to align with friends or peers who may come from different backgrounds, with different orientations about life, beliefs and values.      

Sociologically, peer groups are classified as one or the most effective  agents of socialization that cannot be de-emphasized and neither can it be over emphasized. Peers have the power of shaping and moulding a child into whatever form, be it acceptable or not. As illustration, a popular adage holds that "bad company corrupts good manners". There is a sense in saying that the mode of dressing, manner of speaking, hair cut etc that we see as a contemporary part of us today may not be unconnected with what children see, learn and internalize among their peers. This has undoubtedly catapulted and brought to limelight, the fact that parents should know their child's friends. 

Frederick Douglas once said that it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken home. Building strong children is not just the mountain of food we channel to the tunnel of their tommy nor just the body of water we connect to the tubes of their throats to quench their thirsts. It is more. It is far beyond that. In fact,  it includes watching, building and investing in their character and being concerned and dedicatedto the relationship they build outside the home. 
Familiarising with the friends of your child is an important step to knowing your child. Once you know them plus knowing their homes, the school they attend and their academic prowess, it becomes a key for deciding approval and if otherwise, it becomes a royal path to diplomatically disapproving such friendly established relationship.

  For a parent who wants to know his/ her child's friends, it is advisable to know what the child and the friends do together especially when they are out of home. Children might display disciplined behaviour within the eyes of the parents which is a good thing. But what if the reverse is the case? Where is their hang out? What do they used to do? Why do they enjoy such sport? etc. These are questions begging to be asked by parents who are concerned about the well being of their children. These are things that matter in parenting. These should pose some dose of worry in the hearts of parents. They are also advised to tactically see and hear what the friends are doing.   It is as well important to know who the parents of the child's friends are. This is not simply referring to their home address or their names, it rises to knowing as much as possibly about them and how closely their values and parenting style align with or differs from your own. This can be extended by becoming 
friends with the parents of your child's friends.  

 Equally of importance is trying to know a bit about the behavior of the child's friends: morality, discipline, respect for authority and adults, communal rules among others. It may appear difficult separating all children from one form of indiscipline or the other. But then an eagle eye can be casted upon, to knowing more of the attitude of your child's friends. This becomes an area for concern because among children, there is the probable likeliness of kowtowing and copying without questioning, most behaviors the peers execute. If a child's friends constantly push back against authority and look for ways to beat the rules, one's child is likely to do the same.   Children are a source of pride, happiness and love. Sometimes they even hold on a near broken home, courtesy of their importance. This therefore means that it is quite imperative to take measures against what or who would mar them and strengthen what or who would make them. It has thus, become the responsibility of parents to know who the    friends of his or her child are.   
By Maryam Islam 

Tuesday, 29 October 2019



Many stories have been told about the supposed cause of death of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti but all reflect a tragic end of a woman who lived for justice, survival and peace till her dying breath. They say she fell into coma for days before rejoining her creator, some others claim she laid in bed on the corridors of a hospital, fighting for her heart to beat actively again. In reality, her heart did beat actively for 78 years. Years in which she brought hell to those who opposed the stance and strength of that which she was created as and those of members alike. A feminist, political leader, women's right advocate and as rightly described, Lioness of Lisabi and Mother of Africa. We take you back in history to the painful end of Funmilayo. Born Frances Abigail Olufunmilayo Thomas on October 25, 1900 to Daniel Olumeyuwa Thomas and Lucretia Phyllis Omoyeni Adeosolu was the matriarch whose life reflected the solid definition of feminism.

Frances began her formative years as the first female student at Abeokuta Grammar School, where she studied from 1914 to 1917. She moved on to be a teacher at the same school before traveling to England to study from 1919 to 1923, it was during her stay in England she became Funmilayo, deserting her other names. Two years after her program in England, after her return to Nigeria, she married a clergyman and teacher, Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome Kuti on January 20, 1925. As Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, her destiny became instantly activated.
The bittersweet life of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti
Funmilayo as her name implies; "give me joy" geared up to fight for the rights of women, consciously living for moments she ignited passion and purpose in the lives of the "skirt-wearers" in the Nigerian society, especially those in Egba. It pushed her to organise the Abeokuta Ladies Club, a strong movement birthed in 1932 made up of mostly, western-educated christian women. In no time, it expanded to accommodate more women, including market women, illiterates and all who had suffered from the abject effects of colonial authority. Between 1935 and 36, Kuti made history as the first woman to ride a bike and drive a car. By 1946, her created club became Abeokuta Women's Club (AWU), open to all females residing in state capital of Ogun. As the president of AWU, she led the rally against the so-called corrupt leadership of the then Alake of Egbaland who had been kept in charge of collection of taxes by the colonial suzerain. Funmilayo was outraged by the ill-treatment of female merchants in Abeokuta who were forced to pay obscene taxes and had the money demanded from them in them most dehumanising ways. The agitation led by her, supported by hundreds of women lasted four years which in the end, resulted to the resignation of the Alake who was proven corrupt and unfit for the office in which affairs he ran. Having the Alake abdicated was however not all the AWU and its leadership were known for, they marched on fighting for greater educational opportunities for women and girls, the enforcement of sanitary regulations, and the provision of health care and other social services for women. Funmilayo was not only the mother of modern Africa women's resistance in the roaring twenties, she was a proud mother of four, namely; Fela Kuti, Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, Beko Ransome-Kuti and Dolupo Ransome-Kuti. Of which Fela moved on to become a pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, a human rights activist, and a bold political maverick.

As a musician, Fela's songs were outlined to combat the social issues prevailing in the Nigerian society in the 1970s and thus, didn't sit well with the governance of the country. All the opposition didn't faze him however, he went on to create Kalakuta republic as well as adopting the name Anikulapo, meaning "death exists in my pocket." Residing in Kalakuta was also Funmilayo who with her son, ditched the "Ransome" name as it originated from slavery. For years the republic stood as a force, running under its own terms, separate from the ideals of the government.

That bold act of rebellion in the face of the then ruling party created an excuse for frequent visits from military men. In retaliation, Fela would release songs like Zombie to throw lyrical stones at the officers who made it their duty to storm his home and cause chaos. In 1978, Kalakuta Republic witnessed the worst invasion when 1000 soldiers allegedly marched into the community and destroyed a lot of things and injured a lot of people. That "attack" reported the maltreatment of Funmilayo who was said to have been thrown down a story through a window by the angered soldiers. In February of that year, mama, at age 78 slid into coma battling to regain consciousness. Some say she spent her last days in coma before passing on to the afterlife. Some others claim the injuries sustained from the fall eventually led to her death.

On April 13, 1978, Funmilayo was pronounced dead with many variations to the actual cause of death. Attempts to tie the attack to the name of the soldier who started it was in vain. This led her son, Fela to sing a song about her perceived murderer titled Unknown Soldier.


Thursday, 24 October 2019


We paint, contour, and flush our faces with makeup brushes every day, but how often do we clean our makeup brushes? According to dermatologists and makeup artists, we should be cleaning up our tools on a weekly basis at least in order to prevent bacteria buildup, which can ultimately led to unwanted breakouts. We are going to teach you how to clean up your makeup brushes the right way.

How do you actually clean the brushes?

Here are seven steps for cleaner, good-as-new brushes and blenders.

1. Wet the bristles with lukewarm water.

2. Place a drop of makeup brush cleanser or soap into the palm of your hand.

3. Gently massage the tips of the bristles in your palm.

4. Rinse the bristles.

5. Squeeze out the excess moisture with a clean towel.

6. Reshape the brush head.

7. Let the brush dry with its bristles hanging off the edge of a counter, thereby allowing it to dry in the correct shape. Never let your brushes dry on a towel.

By: Firdausi musa dantsoho

Wednesday, 23 October 2019



Popular cross-dresser, Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju, popularly known as Bobrisky has been beaten up by a man who bashed his car and phone in Lekki road traffic, Lagos.

Bobrisky was seen in a video, which has gone viral on different social media platforms on Monday, trying to prevent the man from driving away after bashing his Range Rover Velar 2019 model.

Bobrisky’s attempt to film the incident resulted in the man smashing his iPhone 11 max hard on the floor.

Bobrisky, who appeared to have been infuriated by the second damage of his property, dashed into the man’s car, picked up his car key and phone and raced back into his Range Rover.

A struggle ensued, which resulted to the man beating up Bobrisky inside his car.

It took the aid of passers-by to stop the molestation.

Bobrisky took to his Snapchat to reveal the assailant has been arrested and will be detained for some days.

“The idiot is now cooling in a cell. Next time you never try shit with me,” he wrote.

Bobrisky later admitted that the man has tendered his apology.

He also said that he has forgiven all wrongs but the man will buy his iPhone 11 max and fix his car as soon as he is released.

“…. Your apology might be accepted but you must sleepover in that cell.

“Then tomorrow you will get me a new phone 1phone 11 max and fix my car. I might be calm and nice. But I don’t take nonsense,” he wrote.


Court fixes Nov. 5 for N200m suit against Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy’s record label

Court fixes Nov. 5 for N200m suit against Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy’s record label

Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed Nov. 5 for hearing in a suit filed by a Nigerian Musician, Olumuyiwa Danladi a.k.a Danny Young, against fellow Music star, Tiwatope Savage, over alleged copyright infringement.

In the suit, labelled FHC/L/CS/230/2019 and pending before Justice Mohammed Liman, Young is claiming N205 million in damages against Savage for allegedly, using his Musical work titled ‘ONE’ without lawful authority.

Also joined in the suit is Marvin Records, a Nigerian record label, founded by record artist, Don Jazzy, on May 8, 2012.

The ‘Omo Lepa’ hit singer filed the suit through his counsel, Mr Justin Ige, of Creative Legal, claiming the sum of N200 million in damages against the defendants for copyright violation.

He is also claiming N5 million as cost of action, as well as demanding an account for profits accrued to the defendants from the use of the infringing musical work titled ‘ONE’

Although the Plaintiff filed the suit since Feb. 13, the defendants failed to file any response to the suit.

The court has consequently, now set down the suit for definite hearing on Nov. 5

Plaintiff is seeking a declaration, that by copying, recording, reproducing and broadcasting his musical composition and melody without his authorisation, the defendants have infringed on his copyright.

He is seeking a declaration that by copying, performing, and distributing literary work and music lyrics authored and owned by him without lawful authority, the defendants have infringed on his copyright.

He, therefore, seeks an order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants, whether by themselves or their agents, from further copying, performing, recording, reproducing, or communicating to the public, his musical composition.(NAN)


Friday, 18 October 2019


To make basic meatballs, you will need 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup fine breadcrumbs, 1 large egg, 1 teaspoon salt, freshly ground black pepper, 1/4 cup finely minced parsley, 1 pound ground beef meat, 1/2 cup finely chopped onion or grated and 1 clove garlic .


· 1/2 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs

· 1/2 cup milk

· 1 large egg

· 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves

· 1 teaspoons salt

· seasoning

· Freshly ground black pepper

· 1 pound ground beef meat

· 1/2 cup finely chopped onion or grated

· 1 clove garlic, minced


1. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly.

2. Form the meat into meatballs. Have a rimmed baking sheet ready. Pinch off a piece of the meat mixture and gently roll between your hands to form round shaped meatballs. Continue shaping until all the meat is used, placing the meatballs on the baking sheet so that they are not touching.

3. Cook the meatballs directly in

sauce. Add as many meatballs as will fit comfortably in the pan. Cover and simmer for 30 to 35 minutes. The meatballs are done when they're cooked.

4. Serve immediately enjoy!!!



Dodo frittata can be made on a stovetop or baked in the oven, both methods are not complex at all, and you may want to follow the same procedure till the end. Dodo frittata is one of the most delicious breakfast ideas in West Africa, most especially in Nigeria and it is perfect for both kids and adults and is also an ideal make-ahead-meal. If you don’t have plan of preparing something very complicated in the morning, dodo is the best breakfast idea for you. This is what we call the Nigerian pizza because it comes out exactly like it.

Dodo frittata is also known as plantain and egg frittata, you will need ripe plantain, eggs, sausages, and vegetables for this. Ripe plantain is best used in this recipe than the unripe, and you can also replace the plantain with potatoes if you think they are too sweet for you to make the potato version (potato frittata).


· Ripe plantain

· Vegetable

· Egg

· Spice

· Sausage

· Tomato

· Green pepper

· Red pepper

· onion


1. Slice or dice your plantain to your desire shape.

2. Fry in a hot oil till golden brown or bake in an oven.

3. Slice and dice your veggies

4. In a bowl, break the eggs and add your spices and mix together.

5. Add your veggies to your egg and mix.

6. Cut your sausage into bits.

7. Pour the egg mixture into a greased pan and spread. Arrange the fried plantain round the pan until it takes the shape of the pan.

8. Cover and set over low heat for 10 mins.

9. Then transfer to a pre-heated oven and bake for 5 to 10 minutes until it is set.

10. Your plantain and egg frittata also known as dodo frittata is ready.

11. Enjoy!!!


Thursday, 17 October 2019



· Flour

· Corn flour

· Yeast

· Clarified butter

· Yellow food colour

· Water


· Sugar

· Water



1. Start by making the sugar syrup. Place your sugar and water on low heat till the sugar melts and start to become thick but not caramelized, then remove and set aside.


1. Mix all the ingredients to form a smooth paste that is not too thick nor too watery.

2. Set your paste aside for 15 mins to rest.

3. Then pour it into an empty jar of squeezing ketchup.

4. Heat your oil till it's hot gently, then gently squeeze the paste into the oil forming spiral shape.

5. Fry till golden brown, remove and drain for 5-10 minutes

6. Transfer it into the sugar syrup, coating both sides of the jalebi for at least 2 mins.

7. Place in a paper towel or foil paper and serve.

8. Enjoy.