WHAT I’VE BEEN UP TO!

2015/01/img_1066.jpgHello,
It’s almost a week since I’ve been in Lagos and I’ve been moving up and down. From catching up with family to getting things fixed. For some reason everything in my room was broken when I got back. The bulbs were out, bathroom was funny looking and the room full of cobwebs. I used last week to call artisans who got all that sorted thankfully.

On Saturday, I met up with my friend Yejide (you may remember her from the T.M.I tag) she was also in Glasgow with me but she’s back as well… We went to have lunch and also get a pedicure, it was oh so relaxing.

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Yesterday was my mum’s birthday so we went to church for thanksgiving and had plenty to eat…… Also Last night I attended an event at oriental hotel Lekki, it was a album launch by Gospel musician pastor Chris Delvan. I attended with my friend Dara, and invited my other friend Mercy. It was a lovely event. It started by 5pm and ended by 9:30pm thereabout. Joke Silva was the M.C and there were ministrations from Tosin Martins, Cobhams Asuquo and many other artists in that genre. I didn’t take my camera along but I took a few pictures with my phone. If you follow me on Instagram @lynnjaphet you’d have gotten a glimpse of the event (I put up a 15secs Video).

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Today, I’m on my way to the licence office, my drivers license has expired so I’m off to get a new one. I learnt that the process is a quite tasking one, and without bribery you may spend the whole day there. I’m hoping for the best because Mr.Alabi(my dad) is a due protocol oriented person, so no shortcuts for me lol. Anyway I’d let you know know how it goes.

I’m still waiting for the items I cargoed so I can begin filming Videos. Hopefully I get them before the week ends…..Also, many thanks to everyone who left a comment on the last post/mailed me about a proposed meet and greet! I’m elated and I can’t wait to plan something soon so we could all hang out. I’m looking at somewhere nice, affordable and well ventilated(preferably on the island)…probably a restaurant or a meeting place… Do let me know if you have any suggestions ……

Hope your day is going well,
speak to you soon,
Have a great day ahead…….
Xoxo
Tosin

P.s. The Mask T-shirt I have on in the first picture (at the top) is from N.A.C.K… And the shot was also taken in their store(Ikota V.G.C Branch). They have nice clothes…do check them out. My top costs N5,000/ £20

TOUCHDOWN LAGOS!

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Hello!
I’m so excited to be home, I got in last night *covers face*, this is probably the least planned trip ever, I knew I was going to visit Nigeria but I wasn’t sure exactly when, so when my dad booked a ticket I packed up and followed suit. My mum found out I was coming a few days before…….the surprise was lovely!
I ought to have been back since Sunday but as God would have it I missed my flight and I cried lol, I decided to go to London instead(which was fun).

So I got to London on Sunday morning and flew into Nigeria last night. Oh! the first thing I did was eat. I ate out, I went to Bukka hut with with my friend Michael. We had pounded yam, egusi, fish, meat, jollof rice, fried rice and Ofada stew! And It was good!

So far I’m very happy, today I got a new line because MTN had recycled my old sim, I got internet also, I wanted a mi-fi, a wireless internet I could carry around, so I settled for swift, (let me know there’s any better option). It’s a bit hot (apparently I came when the harmattan was just vanishing) Regardless it’s no big deal, I’d be fine and my skin will be too!

Anyway who is in Lagos? I’d be here for sometime (not sure how long). Besides work and business, I’m open to meet and greets, collaborations, product reviews, sponsorships, outings, eat outs, events, fashion shows e.t.c….basically anything that would be of valuable and worth the time! I hope you all are doing great! Can you tell I’m excited? Lol I am. Been too long!

Oh and I am going to set up and resume filming from next week, I had to cargo my filming equipments, no space in my box! Oh well, excited to see you all at everywhere I go, feel free to say hello, I’m a people lover ☺️

Xoxo
Tosin!

P.s I’m thinking of a meet and greet with a few readers, somewhere in Lagos (preferably island axis! ) Please comment below or send a mail if you want to hang out, we’d discuss food, business, relationships, God, fashion and everything else in between! As soon as we are up to a substantial number I’d book a time and place . Looking forward to see you all!

DECEPTION

Lately I’ve been pondering on what exactly causes Christians to fall into sin…….is it lack of faith or purely an act of disobedience? Are people who are consciously aware of the repercussions of their actions that negligent?

Christians, people who know the reality of heaven and hell…(or are we ignorant?), Or Is the world that tempting and provoking that the children of the most high God can’t stand firm to overcome the theatrics of Satan?…..these are the questions that have clouded my mind lately.

But today, it dawned on me why.
You see there’s a reason why satan doesn’t have two horns or breathes fire down our necks when we are being tempted. He knows what fear can do. The fear of eternal damnation and even the fear of God can invoke wisdom, causing you to rethink your actions. Which in most cases refutes sin (well except for those with a “dead conscience” as Bishop Oyedepo terms it. I.e Those who feel no conviction).

I realised this month that falsehood is the DNA of the devil, and lying is one sin that is specifically a genetic trait of his. Hence why the bible says, the devil is the father of all liars.
John 8:44b says “because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a falsehood, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar [himself] and the father of lies and of all that is false”.

The enemy knows that if he came in a gory form you are most likely to bind and cast him out, many will be quick to say “satan get thee behind me!” But if he comes in form of ‘subtle’ things like covetousness, envy, white lies, lust, or debauchery….the probability that one would oblige is higher.

Tonight I learnt in bible study that when you hear of scriptures like 1 Peter 5:8 “Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour OR scriptures like Ephesians 6:12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers”………….It is not always about a Coven of witches or diabolic activities. More than often it’s that weakness we struggle with that is the “adversary“. That thing that you know makes you operate less than the frequency you ought to. That thing that fills you with regret upon completion. That thing you’ve begged God severally to “stop” you from doing….. brethren that is the adversary. That is satan in action, just hiding under that ‘activity’.

The devil uses tools like sleep, laziness, gluttony and talkativeness to weaken Christians, making them insensitive to the things of the spirit. That’s why the bible says in Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” .
We need to always be alert and sensitive so the enemy doesn’t fool us when he comes as a wolf in sheep’s clothing…..God forbid we fall.

Tonight I discovered that deception is the greatest tool of the enemy, that’s a strength of his, but discernment is a strength of ours. Hence, we can always overcome . Discernment allows you to test spirits; you leave discussions when they are beginning to go vile, you cut off men/women who encourage you to lust, you visit the right places and remove yourself from ungodly gatherings….because what may seem like pure bants or fun may create an atmosphere for sin and even access for foul spirits . Discernment allows you see what the physical doesn’t present.

Philippians 1:9-10 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.

I pray that God almighty gives us the power to do his will, the grace to discern and operate in the full gifts of the holyspirit within us.
“Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil” Ephesians 6:11

Have a great night rest.
Xoxo
Tosin

NOMINATE ME! NIGERIAN BLOG AWARDS: BEST PERSONAL OR LIFESTYLE BLOG

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The Nigerian blog awards for 2014 is open! and I’d like to participate! please go over there and nominate me so I can be shortlisted! If you’d like to support me, or you think I worked hard last year and you’d like to see this ministry move forward, Please kindly fill out the nomination form! ^.^  The rule is simple! scroll down to Number 18 on this LINK, and enter my blog name: africanismcosmopolitan.com for the ‘best personal and lifestyle blog’, no need for www or http.

I can be nominated for up to 3 categories. PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE EXACT BLOG NAME IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO TYPE IT OUTafricanismcosmopolitan.com’

IMPORTANT: Please use your most used email address: If you don’t you will NOT receive their email asking you to validate your submission and my nomination will NOT be counted. Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 22.53.27

Thank you very much, please feel free to campaign for me!  I’d really appreciate it!

God bless!

xx

Tosin!

QUICK TEXT POST: HOW I PUT MY HAIR IN A BUN!

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I’ve been getting requests on how I put my Afro in a bun, I wanted to film a tutorial but time hasn’t permitted. (I will shortly) but meanwhile here’s a step by step tutorial on how to!

1. Spray water and apply a hair moisturiser , I use Organics carrot oil creme all over (improves shine)
2. Apply a gel/custard of choice , I use Eco styler gel(Orange) or Jack five activator gel.
3. Use a soft bristled brush to brush your edges and back of hair.
4. Get a cut out head band or pantyhose(I use a cut out pantyhose) to smoothen your hair’s perimeter, place it on the back of hair then pull up the two loose ends of the head band/pantyhose to the front and tie, keep pulling it till your desired bun height/shape is formed.
5. Brush edges with a smaller brush(toothbrush size) and add gel if needed.
6. Scarf down with a silk scarf for 5 to 30minutes.
7. Remove scarf, dress up etc….All done.
Would film video tutorial when time permits 🎥💜

It lasts for days, all I have to do is scarf it down before I sleep.

BEFORE & AFTER (AFRO TO BUN)

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Hope your day is going well!

Got Questions, requests or suggestions? Kindly leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you…

Hope your day is going well!

xoxo

Tosin

WHY YOU SHOULD STUDY THE BIBLE AND HOW….

Hello!

I filmed this video for everyone who may need encouragement on studying the bible. Thank you for the comments on the previous video on YouTube and also here on the blog. I appreciate the feedback. This video discusses why you should study the word and tips for an effective bible study. These are tips that has worked for me and I hope it’s valuable to you to..

KINDLY WATCH IN HD FOR PREMIUM QUALITY(CLICK THE SETTINGS TAB AT THE BASE OF THE VIDEO, CHOOSE 1080HD)

Have a great day ahead!

Got Questions, requests or suggestions? Kindly leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you…

xoxo

Tosin!

SHEINSIDE.COM SALE!


If you are a dress lover like me, head over to Sheinside for trendy outfits! the best part you can BUY 1 GET 1 50% OFF in this sale (all at affordable prices + FREE worldwide delivery). Lovely isn’t it! here are my top picks! Simply click on the dress Number below to take you to the exact page! Happy shopping.

DRESS 1| DRESS 2 | DRESS 3 | DRESS 4 | DRESS 5| DRESS 6

IMG_5764 copyMy favourite is the red and blue theatre vintage dress at the top, love it! which is yours??

Have a great week ahead!

Got Questions, requests or suggestions? Kindly leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you…

xoxo

Tosin!

TO A BETTER LIFE

Hello,
Here’s a video expressing a few things I’d like to share with you all for this new year, I discuss various topics and how a few life changes impacted my life.
Do watch in HD , share, comment and subscribe.

Have a great day ahead,
Got questions, requests or suggestions? Kindly leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you.
Xoxo
Tosin

JUST FOOD: FEAST

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Today my brother, a friend and I went to a buffet restaurant to have dinner. Tope is leaving back to school in a few days so I thought to take him out…… I’d miss him *sobs*. I love food and dining out is one of the ways to my heart…

I try to eat out at least once a week and also a new place every time. This time I went to this buffet place my friend introduced me to, it’s called ‘FEAST’. The food was good, the staff was courteous and ambience was rather warm and cosy.  I filled my self well, from starters to dessert. I had crabs, shrimps, ice cream, Singapore fried rice, egg fried rice, beef, chicken in black bean sauce, and fruits to step down lol…Tope has spaghetti with lots of dessert. It was worth every penny spent. I rate the overall experience 9/10. All you can eat including drinks costs an estimate of £50 for 3 people, which I think is OK. DSC_0714DSC_0715 Read More

O.O.T.D : CORAL FEAST

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Here’s a quick outfit post from today!

COAT: Nineteeninetyone |SANDALS: Next | BRACELET: Gift |BAG: Therapy| Hair: PerruqueRoyaleDSC_0676 Read More

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