This Friday's Free Downloads | Featuring Jahdiel, Marx Okereke, CKay & Lu-cid

This is the last of this series ... for the month of May.  Why? Because today is the last day of May! Thank God for his mercies this month especially.  June, here I come ...

But before then, here is some free music for you to gbadun your weekend.

Jahdiel - Obulu Jesu

Jahdiel // Bella Naija

What Name Do You Call Your Grandmother?

While I was writing Monday's blog post, the idea for this blog post came to m: what name do you call your grandmother? (Okay, this repetition of the title was not a deliberate Nollywood-like move, I promise).

African Grandmothers Tie Wrappers; No Trousers Allowed

Call this culture shock, if you like, but when I came to live in the US, I noticed this thing: Older (or should I say "elderly") women wore trousers.  And even shorts.  *gasp* Now, let's put this in context.

The Changing Face of Inter-Tribal / Inter-Ethnic Nigerian Marriages in the Diaspora

The first thing that usually signals an inter-tribal marriage is the name of the wife and/or children.  This is not always the case, however, especially where the first or last names are English names.  

Mixed Secondary Schools Are Better than All-Girls / All-Boys Schools

You'll have to excuse the "primary-school-debate-lookalike" title.  Remember those? The ones ending with "I am here to confuse you and not convince you that X is better than Y.  Yes, I am sure that helped to jog your memory.  And if you did not ever experience or witness one of these, then you're lucky!

Okay, back to the topic.

This Friday's Free Downloads | Featuring Mosadi Kanjji and Tehila Crew

I recently learnt that it pays to stick with what works.  Before I started blogging, I used to spend hours on ReverbNation looking for new music.  I was literally on Cloud 9 whenever I discovered not just new artistes, but those with quality music.  I had not done this hunting in a while, but over the weekend, I decided to go back to my old habit, and guess what? It paid off!

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the two sets of artistes featured in our Friday series: Mosadi Kanjji and Tehila Crew.  Let's meet them.

Mosadi Kanjji - 'Amure' and 
'I No Fit Shout'

David Thomas a.k.a Mosadi Kanjji // Facebook

Are Nigerian Parents Forcing their Children into Unhappy Careers?

I saw an article in the ABA Journal recently, and it simply said "Associate attorney is the unhappiest job in America, survey says."  The article referenced another more popular article in Forbes, where Associate Attorney was named as the unhappiest job in America.  I was not surprised.

Then, I saw nursing (Registered Nurse, specifically) on the list.  It was Number 4.  That's when I started to wonder ....

Do Family Obligations Prevent Nigerians from Saving Money?

Whether you are a Nigerian living in Nigeria or in the diaspora, you probably know someone who sends money regularly back home. Of course, if you live in the diaspora, you are likely to use services like Western Union, Money Gram, etc.  What the money you (or that person you know) send home is used for is not necessarily what they "told you" they needed it for.

Note: If you are building a house back home or ever plan to do so, do NOT send money to your relatives or friends to oversee this project.  It is in your best interest to do it yourself, or else you'll discover that your money has been used to fund several weddings and house-warming ceremonies.  And the foundation has not even been laid yet.  A word is enough for the wise.

This Friday's Free Downloads | Featuring: Rooftop MCs - Back At One [Album]

.... And just like that we are in the second week of May.  How was your week? Not too bad I hope.

After Graduation: Giving Back to Your Alma Mater

Just about everyone knows that May is Graduation Month here in the US.  A lot of graduations take place across the nation in this single month, including high school, college, post-graduate degree graduations.  And if you didn't know, well now you do.

This Friday's Free Downloads | Featuring: O'Joe, Okiki Jesu, Joshua Owoyemi

Happy New Month! Yes, I know it's been a few days, but I still wanted to say it.  Can you believe it is May already? My goodness! 2013, where art thou running to?

So, today's free music comes from three male artistes.  Okay, read on to find out more.

O'Joe - New Day

O'Joe // SoundCloud