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Africa as a whole sees the burying of their dead an important tradition.
A 2003 report in BBC News asked a very pertinent question, should Africa end costly funerals? There were mixed reactions to this question. I posed the same question at a meeting recently; some believed that expensive funerals go hand in hand with beliefs and culture, that it is a great way of showing last respect to the dead. Some others believed that there are many other reasons for funeral in Nigeria; It is not simply for 'feasting'. While others thought it an unnecessary practice and that feasting during funerals should be banned.

Burying a loved one in Nigeria involves a lot of planning, organizing and festivities regardless of how much you are hurting.
I recently experienced the funeral rite of a loved one; we opted for a simple ceremony knowing quite well that feasts and funerals are part of Nigerian culture. In some parts of Nigeria funerals last for days and weeks but in this case, his was just for one day with all the traditions followed of course. We didn’t allow the opinion of others to cloud our judgment; we wanted it a certain way and we worked towards achieving it. Most people aren’t that lucky to have an understanding extended family like mine, they are swayed by the opinion of others most especially by insensitive family heads that would want an outlandish ceremony with all the festivities to the detriment of the bereaved.

There have been cases of families being in debt and destitute after burying a loved one. Some have to keep corpses of dead relatives in the morgue for several months, while they save up for the lavish funeral, which may or may not include renovating the family home in the village, most deceased die in abject poverty due to the low standard of living but they are lavishly buried. Those who decide to have moderate funerals are seen as poor, wretched and not worthy of respect.

We really should do better as a society!

The social aspect of people gathering during funerals is an important cultural consideration but sadly, it has become a drinking and feasting party. 

It is not how much we spend at funerals but what motivates us to spend as we do. Since the social classes are undeniably existent in our society. I believe we should cut our coats according to our cloth, for those who can afford a lavish affair, they should carry on but it shouldn’t be mandatory for all. A befitting burial shouldn’t be a show of affluence. Ideally, the whole essence of gathering at the deceased home up to burial time is for the sole purpose of offering comfort to the bereaved family. One can still give a loved one a befitting funeral without meeting societal expectations; it doesn’t mean you care less.

Participating in a funeral can be a therapeutic act that actually starts the healing process. Psychologists and grief counselors agree that funerals can be a healing experience that helps survivors move through their grief.
Funerals are important and shouldn’t be banned, but I believe that more time should be spent comforting than coming to enjoy the food and drinks. 

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We all love a clean-shaven and well-dressed man but there is an aspect that we tend to over look or under estimate and that is a man that smells good.  A man can never go wrong with a good soap, antiperspirant, body spray, after-shave and a little spritz of perfume. A woman’s sense of smell is more heightened than a man’s that’s why we find a man who smells great irresistible and so appealing.
Smelling good adds a spring in your step and a smile on your face; I've even heard that it opens doors in some quarters. But remember perfumes can never replace personal hygiene. So on than note, I’m going to do a quick rundown of perfumes and after shaves that I love on my man. (These are my personal favorites) let’s dive in:

TOM FORD NOIR (eau de parfum):

It says I’m here when you wear it, it announces you as soon as you enter a place. It is the perfect mixture of muskiness and sweet scents.

BVLGARI MAN (Eau de toilette):

It brings out the primitive manliness in a man, it makes him irresistible to anyone, and it boosts confidence. This is my personal favorite.

M7 OUD ABSOLU by YVES SAINT LAURENT (Eau de toilette):

This is another confidence booster, it makes you smell like a million bucks, it also adds that it factor to your dressing.

RALPH LAUREN (Eau de toilette spray):

Says look at me I’m in charge. It takes over the whole room, it also says I’m in control.


I love aftershaves, especially when it’s unique to the man in your life; I particularly love sniffing in the scent anytime I go in for a hug.

TOM FORD NOIR: Smells divine while soothing those razor bumps.

DIRTY ENGLISH AFTER SHAVE: it absorbs easily and it smells marvelous.

INTENSE BY ISSEY MIYAKE: it's a soft after-shave balm that smells like a mixture of fruits.

You might be wondering why I indicated whether the perfume is eau de toilette or parfum. Here’s the reason,

EAU DE TOILETTE: Sometimes is used to describe the same concentration as cologne, eau de toilette can contain up to around 10% aromatic essence. The first scent (the top notes) released by a perfume is dominant, making it refreshing when it is applied, and it evaporates and fades away quickly. Eau de toilette and cologne are the most popular forms in which fragrance is sold.

EAU DE PARFUM: After the top notes have died away, the middle notes or heart notes of a perfume become noticeable. This is the focus of eau de parfum, which makes it perfect to spray on hair or clothing.  The concentration of oils is over 15%, sometimes reaching as high as 20%. (Be careful with delicate fabrics as they may stain). It is cheaper and long lasting.

For the gentlemen that can go the extra mile to take care of their bodies, these are for you. A complete set of BODY OIL, SOAP, BODY MOISTURIZER AND BODY SCRUB ALL BY TOM FORD.
Though, its high end, it is totally worth the cost.

You can get your preferred scent from any local vendor.

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