Ayo, in Yoruba, means joy. Alayo… literally means a person who owns joy. The word also means someone who’s spoilt rotten. When I was growing up I had a friend whose name was Ayo and he was also spoilt rotten. That was a problem.
Yesterday we were looking at ten thousand naira and we thought hey, it’s been a while, let’s try that grilled catfish they sell at Osata Supermarket. “Oh my god,” someone said, “the sauce on that thing is fire! I bet it’s a family recipe—guy probably inherited it from his grandmother.” “I swear.”
WARNING: IF YOU’RE ALLERGIC TO CHEESY, FEEL FREE TO SKIP THIS ONE. I’ve got a secret that has tugged at my conscience for many months. In my head, there’s been an epic battle: should I expose myself? I knew that if I did, one of two things would happen: you’d either love me or despise me. But the more I’ve kept the truth about myself hidden, the worse I’ve felt about depriving friends and family the one thing I’ve done for many years to acquire the quality of life I’ve lived for at least 15 years.
First of all, all my guys are ballerz. For this reason, they’re also drinkers. Now, even though I myself have never had a drink in my life, sometimes I buy the beer for them because, you know, that’s what good friends do. But this year, I’ve decided to join the boys at the bar. Why? I’m way over 18 years old, I like to have fun, and I’m a self-respecting baller. Naturally I need to pick a beer for this next level and my choice is “33” Export. Why “33”, you ask? Easy. Because “33” is just like me. Look, …
“What’s the role of the brand in this ad!” “For crying out loud, where’s the product in use!” “Are you trying to tell me the brand isn’t the hero of this commercial!”
One day in Nazi Germany, the president of Coca-Cola GmbH ran out of Coca-Cola syrup. Now, is it even possible to make Coca-Cola without Coca-Cola Syrup? No, it isn’t. It’s like trying to fry KFC chicken without the 11 herbs and spices. You cannot honestly still call that KFC, can you? That’s only TFC. So, what did Max Keith (that’s the Coke President’s name) do? He got creative.
To tantalise, according to Google, is to tease. To torment. Now, why would anyone want to associate their restaurant to that punishing feeling?