“I’d just watched this K-drama called Today’s Webtoon. The main character’s dad was helping her make big decisions in her life, unwilling to listen to what she wanted, and I could relate to that struggle.” @_sandychics
“I don’t review books for authors in Nigeria anymore because they don’t take criticism well. They also like to pay, and I don’t like getting paid so I don’t feel obligated to write a nice review.” – @creepyshelah
“As a storyteller, the best way to tell stories is to become a safe space for those stories. You have to work on building trust, but you also need to create boundaries so you don’t get overwhelmed in the process.”
For this week’s creator spotlight, Elizabeth Adedeji spoke to us about how she fell in love with crocheting and the work that goes into making a crochet wedding dress.
“People kept saying, ‘This sport is for boys. Na man thing you dey do.’ Like, guy, I just want to have fun.”
“I want to get to a point where all my doubts are eliminated because I know I’m great at this, but I’ve also invested the time and effort to be better. In the meantime, I like having a plan B to fall back on.” — @ayosdoodles
“Any time I finish a tattoo, I have the biggest smile on my face. Sometimes, I’m so jealous of the clients because I wish I had their tattoo on my body.”
“I got into mukbangs because I love food. Food for me is better than love. It’ll never break your heart.” @mityasfooddiary
“I bought a pencil cactus, and it gave me a sense of purpose. I went from not wanting to wake up each morning to caring for my plants and being happy to see them do well.”- @plantboyng
“I think of my music as healing. It’s me putting forward the darkest, most uncomfortable parts of my humanity. It helps me feel less alone, and that’s the basis of my spirituality.” – @TheLoliaba
For Creator Spotlight, we spoke to @eziijude about how she created her cosplays from scratch and how she caught the cosplay fever. Read it here.
“Baking is my life. I always knew I would do something pastry related, so ending up where I am now is something I expected. The bakery is where I love to work.”
“I’ve listened to my songs. It’s not like I’m getting heartbroken left and right out here. I’m just a talented songwriter, and an excellent writer as well.”
For Creator Spotlight, we spoke to Kannan the creative director of Vangei about heartbreak, his love for fabric, and his weird taste in shoes.
Nigerians be creating stuff.
They’re making an augmented reality art book exploring the hidden gems of African Myths and Legends.
Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in: