Documenting the style-scape of Lagos, Nigeria




The rate at which I stumble upon horrid news involving the abuse of a house-keeper or nanny or other form of domestic help, is completely disheartening.

This is Nigeria. Africa even. 
A lot of people need jobs. A lot of homes need domestic help. 
I get it.

But why anyone would feel the need to use capital punishment and/or torture on a fellow human, just because they work for you, is a wonder. 
Tell me again about how you and your boss disagreed on a few issues at the office and he then got the boiling kettle and poured the contents all over you...Oh, that didn't happen...because there are rules, and if he did that he would be jailed.

If you're reading this and you maltreat your domestic help, then shame on you. And STOP!

Ugh! I keep trying to refrain from venting on this site or getting sucked into social commentary but hey, it's my real estate and if it positively impacts one person, just one....then I can only apologize to those who come here strictly for the photos. 

So here's a photo, of this striking woman, currently a house-keeper who takes excellent care of the home wherein she's been placed to assist.
When she makes mistakes, she is instantly verbally corrected, without the use of any derogatory language. 
She is well aware that if she ever commits any heinous offence(s), she will be quietly released from her employment and possibly face other legal consequences as may be would similarly apply to any employee in any establishment.
She is planning to open up her own catering firm when she's saved up enough from her current job, the family she's with is working with her to ensure she achieves her dream.
She gets treated really well and is pretty much considered a member of the family. 
She looks fresh and her head is held high.

Because the words "be kind to one another" are not just words to be used by Ellen DeGeneres at the end of her show.


  1. Awwwwwn this is actually a really great post. I fully agree with you and what lovely cheekbones she has too!

  2. Kindness is a language the deaf can hear and the blind can see.