Nigerian brown beans are what most Nigerians expect when one mentions beans. You can find them at your African/ethnic grocery stores usually called ‘african beans

Beans are a major source of protein -the protein content in Nigerian brown beans is higher than that in the common black eye beans- and a good source of soluble fiber which lowers your cholesterol and stabilizes blood sugar. They're great for heart health, too. Beans are also high in folate (folic acid) which can help protect against many health problems including heart disease and stroke and they are rich in blood building iron, vitamins B6 and B1, as well as potassium (for healthy heart and nerves), selenium (for great skin and chemical processes in the body), and other vital minerals.

Women in their child-bearing years and pregnant women are advised to take folate supplements and eat folate-rich foods to prevent birth defects and congenital disorders. Folic acid was shown to help people over 50 with short-term memory and cognitive function

Dietary fibers makes beans give a "filling" effect, that a little amount gives you a great sense of satiety. This is a desirable effect for weight loss, as you will not need "a lot" of servings to feel satisfied. High dietary fiber also means that you get the bulk effect needed for good bowel function, meaning you should have less problem with constipation, and many other bowel disease.

They are also a fantastic choice of energy for diabetics. Other Protective Ingredients. African brown beans is very rich in many ingredients that helps in protecting us against diseases such as cancer


The number of languages currently estimated and catalogued in Nigeria is 521. In some areas of Nigeria, ethnic groups speak more than one language. The official language of Nigeria, English, the former colonial language, even though most ethnic groups prefer to communicate in their own languages, English, being the official language, is widely used for education, business transactions and for official purposes.

After English the major languages spoken in Nigeria are Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Fulfulde, Kanuri, and Ibibio.

After this formal first paragraph I would like to share an article with you that I’ve read on I found it quite funny and I’ve learnt”some stuff” Nigerian people like. I’m just wondering what you guys are thinking about it.
Enjoy and please comment!

“Nigerian people love to naija-fy the English language – if a naija speaker does not use a “dey”, a native-tongue word, or does not speak certain words with a Naija accent then he dey Entah-A TRUH-bol [trouble]. Now to the non-Naija listener, these substitutions, extra words, and interesting pronunciation choices may seem like a completely unnecessary misuse/abuse of the English language.

But, eef you do not unda-stand owa talk, SHARRAP that yuah mout and listen well well . . . . ee-djut.

Naija people will double up words in certain phrases to lend emphasis. For example, to describe a good looking girl, a Naija will describe her as “fine fine”, a little child as “small small”, or a person who is easily led as “follow follow”. Bicoz why? Naija people also love to hear themselves talk, and saying something twice allows the speaker more words “for come-out mout.” Na waa ooo…

Naija people have pretty much created a separate language especially for their children. Common phrases like “Cry….TRUH-bol dey call you”, “make am do kwik [quick]”, or “[*hiss/suck teeth*] no dey take….put eye see [*hiss/suck teeth*]” would probably have Noah Webster turning in his grave. Because of this, American-born Nigerian children are forced to re-learn simple English words in school. In fact, most Naija people can think back to their younger days and remember the following exchange.”


There is a time in almost every body's life when you know you should lose a bit of weight but you really can't find motivation for it.  This is the time when you can create a pros and cons list.

Look at mine!


1. Being healthy
2. Don't have to worry about being too big for something.
3. Won't fear physical intimacy
4. Not having to ask for seat belt extender when flying
5. Alleviate general obesity symptoms (joint pain,  inner thigh rub,  mobility,)
6. Be a good role model for your kids
7. No more hiding behind your friends while taking picture
8. Being able to cross your legs again
9. Avoiding weight related diseases e.g. type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure,  severe arthritis
10. Being smaller than your mother and your male friends


1. Restrictions in diet
2. Miss being care free=careless about my food
3. Lots more laundry
4. Your baby gets used to you carrying him/her
5. You need to sit on the back seat when a friend gets in the car
6. You need to squeeze into the garage to get something because nobody else can get in
7. In the holiday club you look like one the kids rather than the teacher


Afro hair is considered to be unkept, untidy and unruly in the pre-dominantly white corporate and commercial world. There have been numerous reports where black people have been cautioned for wearing their natural hair or cornrows to work.

And the multi-million dollar Black Hair Industry wants black women to continue believing that their own natural hair is ugly so that they continue to throw hundreds of dollars at products that promote low self-esteem, hate of afro hair and idolisation asian and european hair.
To tell you the truth I didn't know what the real afro hair looked like for a long time.

It is partly because we live in a world where most of what we see on the big screen is white dominated. We see white girls flashing long glossy hair and commercials continually hammer the message that bone straight hair is the ultimate hair beauty. Then what happens? Black people and my children begin to feel insecure and desire what we see, forgetting what we see is purely for financial gain and has nothing to do with true health or real beauty.

There are so many elements fighting against the black woman opening her eyes and claiming her natural beauty. Afro hair is a crown to the heads, it grows up with pride so African people should be proud of who they are and claim their own beauty rather than digesting media junk and desperately trying to mimic that of other races. 

If you are black, you have naturally curly hair and its beautiful just as is the black woman. My beautiful black ladies let your natural beauty glow. Accept your real self and your real beauty rather than chasing an elusion that encourages low self-esteem and enriches the asian economy rather than our own.

Mother’s are also partly responsible for young black women growing up to hate their hair. When your mother is tugging through your hair complaining about how dry and bushy it is, whilst ripping the comb through and causing pain, it no wonder that those children grow up wanting to avoid having to handle this hair that they are constantly told is so unmanageable.

Ladies please, please, start being tender with your children’s hair and compliment them on the beauty of their natural afro hair so that our girls and boys can grow up feeling beautiful and proud to be black. I will certainly do so.