In times like this, we must have a bit of banter and create a lockdown playlist. My work colleagues recently dropped some songs for a Lockdown2020 playlist, (yes, my work is way better than yours) So decided to drop some of the best ones below.
Section Boyz – Lock Arrf
Tyga – Bored in the House
Young T & Bugsey – Don’t Rush
Akon – Locked Up
MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
Franck Ocean – In My Room
Sean Paul – Temperature
Queen – I’m Going Slightly Mad
Future – Mask Off
Hope you enjoyed a few of the songs. What about you can you think of any lockdown related songs? Comment below.
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I love me some Afrobeats! Anything to get me moving and I tend to play at least one or two songs a day and more while I’m on holiday!
To tell you the truth, this post was inspired by Char of memoirsmusings.com. Her witness and banter is one not to be missed! I did ask her if I could do this post – please note she hasn’t done the genre Afrobeats but she has done many other particularly around Drake – check them out on her blog!
Have a look at the 15 afrobeat travel lyrics below, and if you have to share then leave in the comments below!
15 Afrobeat Travel Lyrics for Your Instagram Captions
1. Adekunle Gold – Before You Wake Up
Let’s go away for 6 months twice in a year
2. WizKid Feat Femi Kuti – Jaiye Jaiye
Lagos Today and London Tomorrow Oluwa Lo Seyi ( God has done this)
3. Davido – Assurance
She go follow go Atlanta. The cause disaster
4. Falz and Simi – Foreign
I’m foreign, just call me foreign baby oh “international” Foreign baby, just call me foreign baby oh “I’m international” Foreign baby, just call me foreign baby oh “international” Foreign!
5. Cuppy ft Zlatan – Gelato
I go take you to Italy, I go take you to America, Take you to London, I go bring you come Nigeria. Just to have some Gelato (Gelato)
6. Olamide – I Love Lagos
If i carry you go banana My guy you go love lagos You go love lagos If i carry you go to elegushi you go love lagos ooo
7. Burna Boy – Dangote
When I dey move from Place to Place. Wetin I dey find …?
8. Mike Tyson ft Runtown- DrkoVibes
We de spoil everwhere from Bolga to Canada …
9. Runtown – International Badman Killer
International Badman Killa , pull up in a benz she go reconisder.
10. Ahann – Nana Peruzzi
Tell me what is the time and place No holiday for you case
Riga is the capital of Latvia. A quite small beautiful city with lots of colourful and high buildings. You may have already caught up with my Riga stories on Instagram. However, if for whatever reason you haven’t. Do not worry. I’m about to give you a detailed list of things to I did and you can do when in Riga.
As you may already know, I went to Riga last month for a travel conference with WitSummit! I will be writing about this and will publish next week. But it wasn’t just the conference I attended. There was a bunch of other tours which the sheswanderful had organised for us to participate in. So what did I do in Riga?
11 Things to do in Riga, Latvia
1. Go to Latvian National Opera
I was informed that the Latvian people love their performing arts, so visiting the opera house felt surreal for me! I was delighted to go and see the ballet. To be honest with you, I wasn’t truly sure what to expect, but as it was only €8 (euros), I thought it would be improper to miss out on the opportunity.
One thing I noticed on my walking tour in Riga was the several churches in the beautiful city. After the travel conference finished, a friend suggested heading over to Christopher’s Church. Although it was hella cold. I was grateful to see such a beautiful view of the city. The escalator is quite tricky to manage with a big group of people, but once you are up high, you will be consumed by such a breath-taking view.
I only paid €5 (euros) to get the top and would say it was totally worth it!
Note: when you are in the building, try and be very quiet as there may be a church service going on.
3. Try some Latvian food at Ludo
Latvian food is delicious, and Ludo is a must! The restaurant is cheap as chips! You have a variety of selections to choose from. Then you pay at the counter.
Listen I was able to get a 3-course meal with mulled wine (who else loves mulled wine) for less than €15 (euros) tell me that isn’t a bargain!
4. Try out some food at the central market
I went here a couple of times while in Riga, and would say it’s a place that you do not want to miss! It has all sorts of clothes and essential household goods.
Oh, and a whole variety of Latvian food. You guys know that I love me some good food! It also has a fish market where it displays living fish! Be sure to not miss the market. I would suggest it as a place to go for a relaxed, quick lunch.
5. Take a picture outside the House of Black Heads
I knew I wanted to get a picture here when I heard Black Heads! I would say it was undoubtedly one of the main attractions of the city. The building was built in the 13th century, bombed during WWII.
6. Soviet Architecture
Also known as the Academy of Science or Stalin’s Birthday cake, take your pick. I personally think it sounds excellent as Stalin’s Birthday cake. Again, like the St. Christopher’s church, it has terrific views from the top!
For just under €4, you can head up to the 17th-floor for more breath-taking views of the city’s skyline.
7. Take a stroll Downtown/ a walking tour
Yes, I did this for two days while I was there. Riga is actually a charming city with lots of colourful buildings. I was very impressed to see so much colour, with the buildings. A walking tour should give you a background of the history and you will be able to ask questions along the way.
8. Visit a museum in Riga
There are several museums in Riga. And I would say that it’s a great way to catch up with Latvian history is the Latvian National Museum of Art. The focus lies on paintings, but usually quite some lovely special exhibitions going on! Check it out here.
9.Play with the bubbles
Hahaha!! This is a funny one! I really do love this picture that was taken off me and would suggest that we should all take photos of ourselves and live our lives fully. This picture has so much meaning for me, and you can find out why on my Instagram.
10. Visit the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
I have never in my life seen such a beautifully coloured church! This church is a marshmallow pink and blue orthodox church that is absolutely perfect for your Instagram posts.
11. Head over to the national Kemeri National Park
It seems like more and more people are doing study exchanges, moving abroad, and travelling nowadays. This is great! I LOVE people going and seeing the world. In travelling, moving abroad people can make lifetime international friends around the globe.
I LOVE people going and seeing the world
If you’re like me and have friends or even family that live abroad. Then I’m sure you know that it can be hard to keep in contact with all of them. So, I’ve shared some tips on how to stay in touch with your international friends.
I have been doing this for more than six years now so I would say I have done pretty well. Follow these, and you will be absolutely beautiful!
Make Good use of Social Media
I have all my international friends and family on all my socials, this includes Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and whatever else there is! Use these tools to your own advantage.
They are relatively easy to use and free (as long as you have internet). It can also be used at any time of the day, month and year. I like to watch my friends and families stories. It sparks up conversation, rather than the long-winded how are you and hi conversations.
Treat WhatsApp Like Your Best Friend
Use WhatsApp to make calls and message of course! Why I like this app is because you can send voice notes, which can make someone feel like they are right next to you. The app is pretty much free as long as you have internet! The time difference might be a significant pain in the neck – so I would suggest making time for your friends or family. Book in a time when you can speak. Or message them they will get it when they wake up.
If you’re like me, you sleep with your phone in your hand (literally) so are always awake to speak to your loved one.
Arrange to meet in a different country
The other two are being pretty obvious things to do, but this is the best tool I can give you. I have been meeting one of my international friends every year since my study exchange in Singapore. That was in 2013. We have met in several countries around the world, which has been amazing to catch up. Read – 8 Things To Know Before Studying Abroad.
Pay them a visit
Why not head over and pay them a visit? I love having international friends because it means I have several countries to visit and get this – accommodation is free! I recently went to New York and was able to stay with my friend that now lives in Manhattan! I’m also lucky to have family that live in Nigeria and a Dad that lives in the states. Free accommodation!
Send Christmas Cards or Postcards
I only started this last year, and it seemed to work out really well. It can be quite expensive, but if you can send them why not? I live in the UK (London), so I sent Christmas cards that had a London Theme. It’s an excellent small token gift for your loved ones.
Do you have international friends? How do you keep in contact with them?