One of my favourite things to do during my leisure time is to watch fun and informative videos on Youtube. Recently, I have found myself glued to some channels and I thought, why not share them with you? Today I am going to share my four favourite YouTube channels and three of them are owned … Continue reading My Current Favourite Youtube Channels- May 2021
If you're a Nigerian, you'll know how hard it is to live in Nigeria, and if you're a blogger, you're aware of the challenges of being a blogger. Now, imagine being a blogger living in Nigeria, TEARS. Yeah, being a blogger, there are several obstacles you go through, but with being a blogger in Nigeria, … Continue reading Being a Nigerian Blogger in 2021: What It’s Like and It’s Challenges
I have been feeling a bit down lately so i put together this list of things i have done/been doing to aid me in my journey to self-care and mental wellness.
If you know me, you’ll know I’m a sucker for supporting creatives. For today’s blog post I spoke to Nigerian artiste, Astarlife. He shared with us details on why he chose to go into music, what he enjoys the most about being a musical artiste and his struggles, which of course includes the new “Twitter … Continue reading Interview || “Make i just Dey record this music dey go ‘cause the thing dey sweet me” : Astarlife
Picture by Shakes Jr The last time i did a monthly playlist was July 2020 and it got lots of great feedback and even lots of people asking when i was going to do another one. i'm so sorry it took seven months to put together another one. Since July 2020, lots of great music … Continue reading Tee’s March Playlist ’21
It seems just like yesterday when I packed my bags and carried myself all the way from Lagos state to Osun state, leaving my parents’ house to live somewhere else for the first time, far away from my family. In the blink of an eye, I’m now in my final year! I initially wanted to … Continue reading Student Life: The Final Chapter|| Tales of a Final Year University student
January 15th, 2019, I published my first blog post. I can’t believe it’s been two years since I started this blog. The journey hasn’t been easy but we are not we were when we started, so for that, I’m grateful. I’m grateful to all my lovely readers because you kept me going when all I … Continue reading 2nd Year Blogiversary! || My Top 10 Favorite Blog Posts So Far + Mini Reader’s Review
Happy new year to you! If I could describe 2020 in one word, it would be; overwhelming. A virus broke out and our lives were put on hold. Although we are still in the middle of a pandemic and it doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon, things have loosened up a bit and … Continue reading Hello 2021|| 5 Things I Want To Achieve This Year
I apologize for going MIA for the whole of October but I’m back! In this article, I’m sharing with you all I’ve been up to while I was away.
Did you ever get an English assignment back in secondary or primary school to write a story ending with “Honesty is the best policy”? Well, this story is exactly that, but on my blog! Enjoy!
Slowly, schools are opening back up and we are about to get thrown back into the world of crazy schedules and deadlines for school work. Staying consistent with your blog is also something important to you. Juggling both school work and blogging might be difficult but do you want to know how you can make … Continue reading 4 Tips To Improve Your Balance in School and Blogging
A little bit of solitude is refreshing. Getting away from people around you in order to focus on yourself is very healthy. When solitude starts to seem unending or imposed, it gets unbearable. You’re at the point where it seems you have had time with yourself long enough and you would love to socialize for … Continue reading How To Enjoy Imposed Solitude- The COVID-19 Era
Cover photo by Senithegrapher Thriving as a creative, especially in Nigeria, is not easy at all. Some days you are so happy with the content you put out and the success that comes with it, but some days you hate everything and wonder why you even got into it in the first place. Nobody understands … Continue reading 3 Ways to Support Your Fellow Creatives
Pasta lovers, get in here. This super easy Penne Chicken Alfredo dish had me licking my lips. It was so easy for me to make, you should try it too, you’ll love it!
With over 3,200 followers on my personal twitter account, exactly a week ago, I made the grisly decision to deactivate it, leaving me with my blog’s twitter account @cupofteeblog. Why did I deactivate it? If you are a proper twitter user, there’s no doubt that you’ve noticed how toxic and unhealthy the application can get … Continue reading Why I Deactivated My Personal Twitter Account
Today is August 13, 2020 and it’s the one day in the year where we appreciate left handed people all over the world. They say left handed people only take up 10% of the total world’s population. How people become left handed, I honestly don’t really know and I’ve never really questioned it or tried … Continue reading Happy Left Hander’s Day! ‘20 || 5 Annoying questions I’m tired of hearing
Today we are talking about fashion but more specifically, shoes. But what type of shoes? Heels! When it comes to an outfit, the last thing I think about is shoes. I mentally put together an outfit a night before a movement and I always forget about shoes. I do like shoes though but one type … Continue reading What’s in My Closet? Shoes!
Before you start reading this, I just got a new GIF app that I’m absolutely in love with so get ready for a lot (well not a lot) of reaction GIFs in my rant blog posts 😉 Living with people, seeing them every single day, interacting with them and experiencing these same people constantly invading … Continue reading Time to Rant|| Moving Out
A lot of blogs have sprung up in the Nigerian landscape — Nigerian-owned blogs meant for Nigerians and those globally relevant. And we hear that Linda Ikeji, a blogger, has become so rich from her blog that she has a modern mansion in Banana Island, Lagos’ most expensive estate. Also, she travels anywhere in the … Continue reading How To Make Money with Your Blog in Nigeria and in Dubai – Best Means of Monetization
I put together a playlist of songs I’ve been enjoying recently and my go-to songs in my very large personal playlist and I thought to myself, why not share these songs with my wonderful readers. This playlist consists of 10 songs which totals to 33 minutes of jamssss. It was really hard limiting this playlist … Continue reading Tee’s July Playlist
I am currently writing this blog post with a ball of pounded yam in my hand, my fingertips stained with egusi and this sexy ogunfe (goat meat) staring at me, ready to be devoured and I am at peace. These past couple of days have been crazy and empowering and in the middle of all … Continue reading My Last Shot at my Teenage Years|| Birthday 2020
Tears, pain, hunger, suffering and even death; I’ve seen it all. I grew up on the street where breakfast, lunch and dinner were most likely eaten at the same time. My skin was coated in mud, and my whole family lived together in a tiny room. Our only furniture was the cupboard that housed all … Continue reading Story Time With Tee: Sticks and Bones by Seun Caleb
I got lots of great feedback from my last blog post which you can find here, and I thought to myself why not continue with the ”Tips series” since it has helped a lot of people. Through that last blog post, I realised that there are actually lots of people who want to go into … Continue reading 5 Things You Need To Consider Before Starting That Blog, Podcast or Youtube Channel
Hey guys! How are you all doing today? I’m back again with a new blog post. This blog post is quite special to me cause it helped me a lot personally so I decided to share a bit of advice to people who, like me, have been struggling with continuing what they love doing. It … Continue reading 3 Ways To Get Back Into What You Love Doing
Hey guysssss, I’m back again with another blog post! So two days ago I gave my Instagram followers a chance to get to know me better by asking me questions about myself, my blog and any other thing they were curious about. The questions range from issues we are currently facing in the society, to … Continue reading #CupofTeeQ&A || Ask Me Anything!
Hi guys, I’m back again with a new blog post! Some of us do not have the luxury (yet) to go on a huge shopping spree, we can only imagine what we can buy when given a particular amount of money. In today’s blog post, I gave myself an imaginary NGN350,000 to go on a … Continue reading I Gave Myself an Imaginary NGN350,000 To Shop on Fashion Nova
Hey guys! I’m back with another blog post. So due to the spread of the COVID-19, we were told to practice social distancing and stay indoors to avoid further spreading of the virus. Although we all panicked (some still panicking) about the absolute boredom that comes with staying indoors all day, I have actually found … Continue reading What I’ve Been Up To This Social Distancing Period
Today’s blog post is about an issue that needs to be discussed. Yes, I am here to rant. Today I am focusing on the social media app, Twitter. Twitter is a platform to share ideas, thoughts and information. Because people share their personal thoughts, other people feel the need to comment on them, without being … Continue reading The Art of Minding Your Business| #COTRants Twitter Version
Don’t know what to do on Valentine’s Day this year? Don’t fear, Cup of Tee is here! (that rhymes LOL) Although we always say Valentine’s Day should be everyday with your significant other but Valentine’s Day is still a day set aside specially to love and appreciate your partners and also show others love. I’ve … Continue reading Ten Things To Do on Valentine’s Day
Happy birthday Cup of Tee! A whole year has gone by since I started this blog and it’s still hard to believe. Starting this blog was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I started Cup of Tee ‘cause I needed a platform to share my stories, and personal thoughts and experiences. A year … Continue reading 1 Year Blog Anniversary! Happy Birthday COT
This is officially the last blog post of 2019 and I just want to take a moment to breathe and reflect on all that happened this year. A lot happened this year, both good and bad. The first and second half of the year felt like two different years. This year really tested my patience … Continue reading 2019, I’m thankful.
So I finally visited one of the hottest spots in Lagos for quality dining, Cactus Restaurant. Cactus Restaurant is a homely Restaurant located in Victoria Island, Lagos. They have an array of international dishes ranging from Burgers, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, deserts and so much more. Their menu also includes vegan options. Cactus restaurant also has … Continue reading Restaurant Review|| Cactus Restaurant
So your girl is back home from school in the city of Lagos and ready to have the dettiest December even with no money in the account. As I arrived in this glorious state I was first greeted by its signature thing, traffic. I was already angry as i whispered to my cousin, “we have … Continue reading Why Are Lagosians So Angry?
Well hello everybodyyyyyyy. It’s been a long time since I gave you guys the gist of how my life’s been going, since that’s what this blog is partly about. I apologize for that, life has just been coming at me real fast this last couple of months. So how are you guys? Really, how are … Continue reading Student Life|| The Third Chapter
While growing up, children always talked about what they wanted to be when they grow up. You know the usual, doctors, lawyers and astronauts. Their parents would smile fondly at them and encourage them Mine was a little different. I did not get the same warm reception when I announced to my family that I … Continue reading When I Grow Up…
“You are a shame to this family”, “you are a disgrace”, “You are nothing but a disappointment” all these just because I got my nose pierced. I came home, excited, with a fresh new nose piercing I have been longing for, for the longest time now. I ran into my mother’s room so excited … Continue reading LAWLESS
Hello everybody! I know it’s the first time I’m publishing a blog post on a Saturday but honestly this is the perfect time for this post cause this week yeah, has just been “very somehow” from hot tears everywhere to “what is this now” moments. It’s just been an exhausting week and I’m glad it’s … Continue reading Wow, What a week!
Okadabooks is a book reading platform where people publish and read books. Okadabooks has a website and also an application that can be downloaded on your device. It is free for everyone to use except when you want to purchase a book that is not free i.e it is for sale and has a price … Continue reading What’s in my Okadabooks Library?
It’s a rainy day in the streets of Yaba, Lagos. It is pouring down cats and dogs and I am currently pressed up against my steering wheel as I am struggling to drive home safely. Due to my windscreen wipers broke somehow, I am trying my possible best to see through the rain. I had … Continue reading Sinking Ship|| Story Time With Tee
From writer to blogger to certified digital marketer and now a certified photographer! While ya’ll were busy enjoying your summer at home or work, your girl was in school So let me give you a little explanation on how my summer went. My school, Oduduwa University, has an entrepreneur training program that 2nd year students … Continue reading Tee Takes on Photography!
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This is another blog post on the “My First Time” series! You can check out the first one here: First Time Stories || Lagos Island Market So I tried Okpa for the first time! Okpa is a traditional Nigerian food popular among the Igbo tribe in the eastern part of Nigeria. Okpa is made using … Continue reading My First Time|| Okpa
We likely know at least one person whose self-worth is measured by their income and material possessions. In essence, people who measure their self-worth by net worth never feel “valuable enough". This is very rampant lately, especially with the younger generation. Your self-worth is a complete process of how you value and respect yourself. Keep … Continue reading Letter To Us|| Self-Love and Self-Worth
If you have been keeping up with me and my blog from the beginning, you would know that something has been missing these past couple of months. Can you guess what? Story Time With Tee That’s right. If you haven’t been here with me from the beginning of my blogging career, you’re probably thinking, “what’s … Continue reading Are You Still a Writer?
How come I haven’t given you guys this gist?? Anyways, better late than never right? I’m taking ya’ll back to exactly a week ago. Your girl went to Lagos island market for the first time in her life (with mum of course) Omo you guys, never again. The journey started from when my mum decided … Continue reading First Time Stories || Lagos Island Market
Although this January seems to be going by so fast, it’s still the first month of the year so happy new year everyone! It’s 2019. 365 days gone by just like that. 2018 was a rollercoaster of a year. For some people, it was the best year of their lives while for others, it was a tragic year. If you fall into any of these categories, just take a deep breath and be thankful for life. In the year 2018, we all witnessed a lot of tragedies such as the loss of different prominent people. And for you personally, a lot of things might not have played out how you expected it, but do not give up. It is a new year with new opportunities. Let old things pass away and reset your life. Today’s blog … Continue reading New Year, New Me?