Thursday, 17 January 2019


Fashion has always been an integral part of the Nigerian experience. Nigerians have always had a deep love for clothes and the way they are worn. The fashion industry in Nigeria has evolved from a long way and it has been a beautiful journey. The 70s was a time of truly funky fashion.(

And like it is popularly said “dress like you want to be addressed”.

No wonder, the number of tailors have quadrupled in recent times however, in Nigeria we have more of tailors and less of fashion designers.

But in KCSTITCHES you find a fashion designer and a tailor all in one. Now, what is the difference you will say right?

Both the fashion designer and the tailor use same tools and the end product is the apparel/ dress/ garment. However there is huge difference in how they work.

The tailors directly take measurement of the client and stitch the clothes according to the design given by the client. The Fashion Designer on the other hand is the creator of a new design.

The Designer takes inspiration from different themes and draws new ideas. Most of us have seen how the Tailor works, but not many are aware how a fashion designer works, does lot of planning and follows specific process to make the final garment.(

Like we earlier said in KCSTITCHES you find a fashion designer and a tailor...what are you waiting for contact him on phone: 09052287046 or follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @kcstitches.

And yes, he models too😜.











Tuesday, 15 January 2019


Today, January 15, 2019 marks the celebration of our fallen soldiers who paid the ultimate prize for us as citizens of Nigeria and as a nation called Nigeria.

Today, we at SabiArea say a big THANK YOU to you all for doing a wonderful job. Words are not enough but for now that is what we have to offer, we pray and hope that those in authority will do the needful by providing all that is humanly possible to make your duties henceforth a smoother and pleasant one.

We cannot but appreciate each and everyone of you because if you are not doing what you do...we wonder what our streets would have been..."unsafely unsafe".

Finally, may all those who have paid the ultimate prize find peace wherever they are and for those they have left behind may they find the heart to bear the loss and the strength to forge ahead.


Tuesday, 8 January 2019



The reason we decided to put this up is quite get your take on the noise situation in Nigeria, on our streets and tell us the way forward, if any?

It is difficult living in Nigeria if you are a person who dislikes noise. From my observation, a majority of Nigerians are just noisy and loud. Being noisy is ingrained in our DNA.

You can’t escape the noise in Nigeria, it follows you everywhere you go.

I had an argument with the driver of the bus I boarded last night over the volume of music playing in the bus. I requested that he reduce the volume of music. I was tired and having a headache while Lil’ Kesh was blasting at full volume on the stereo. He was miffed at my suggestion and responded rudely, but I finally got him to turn down the volume.

We have normalized noise in Nigeria, it reflects on our aggressive behaviour. It has a psychological effect on us. Have you noticed that everyone seems to be angry in Nigeria? People flare up at the slightest provocation.

To alight from a commercial vehicle, you either have to shout to the driver or you hit the vehicle before the driver stops for you to alight.

Hanging out at joints, bars, clubs and other public spaces is a nightmare. The music is always at the highest decibel, you have to shout to be heard. People can’t hold normal conversations in such places. It could be amusing watching them sitting at a table shouting at each other.

I can’t count the number of times I have gone to a bar and either had to request for reduction of the volume of the sound system, step up and try to reduce the volume myself or walk out of the place, all because of the unwholesome noise.

Don’t even talk about religion and places of worship…These ones are noise production centers.
Preachers with lousy megaphones waking you at the early hours of the day when sleep is sweetest to you and forcing you to listen to their preaching, call for prayers from mosques with loudspeakers, all night services in residential areas, etc.

While searching for an apartment earlier on this year, I found a nice place I wanted to pay for, but when I got inside the house and opened the back window, I saw a church at the backyard. The signboard revealed it was one of these mushroom prayer outlets that run services 24/7, I almost shouted, “God forbid!” as I quickly exited the premises.

The noise pollution is endless. The cacophony on our streets and roads from people advertising herbal medicines, concoctions and drug supplements using loudspeakers mounted on buses, record shops playing music at loud volume, thugs ands calling out to passengers at loud voices, hawkers advertising their wares at the top of their voices, etc. Total chaos and madness!

People shout at the top of their voices in their homes. You stay in your house and you are forced to listen to a man’s conversation with his wife in their bedroom.

People make phone calls and every everybody around them are forced to listen to the call.

In a bid to escape from noise and concentrate, you go and lounge in a hotel only to realize that the noise in the hotel is on a higher level than the noise you were running away from at home.

The only place(s) that seem to be excluded from the noise are the exclusive neighbourhoods where the rich and elite class live. However, they are not totally free from the scourge because once in a while, the serenity is broken.

I believe most Nigerians can’t live in the western world where noise is prohibited in many public and private places.

We need to maintain a balance between noise and quietude.

A creative person cannot function in a noisy environment. You cannot introspect and reflect in such an environment.

There is no escaping the noise in Nigeria.

Is there a way out? How do you cope with the noise?
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Friday, 4 January 2019



Assbifi Road, Ikeja

This street is popular because it is opposite the popular #shoprite which is the name of the bus stop on the street.


Lagos State Government office buildings and other corporate businesses.
Office building: 1.5 million and above.
This street is directly opposite the Ikeja Shopping Mall and links with the road housing Fela Shrine.