Sunday, January 29, 2017


An Article by Sophie Gregory

There are a multitude of scientific advantages to keeping a journal – the stress
reduction, the self-discipline and the improvement to your memory. However,
keeping a journal is a lot more than health benefits. In fact, I would argue that it’s
an art.
The pages of your journal, whether you’ve gone for lined, plain or even dotted,
are yours and they are blank. You can do with them whatever you choose to do
with them. Art has always been one of those subjects at school that you’re either
good at or you’re not and this is why journals are so important. There is no way
to be ‘good’ at journaling; it is an intensely personal thing. In this way, it is an
unrestricted art that can’t be subjected to criticism and that makes it liberating,
especially for those of us who feel we can’t be creative as we can only draw stick
Like more traditional arts, journaling requires discipline, it requires basic
materials and it requires the motivation to write (or list, or doodle); but once
these things are in place, it is incredibly rewarding. What you create is something
absolutely unique. The way you have chosen to fill those pages is down to you
alone – it is a reflection of yourself. This is why I journal and it’s become so much
more popular in a world where we have no time to stop and evaluate our

Sunday, January 22, 2017


Hello, lovely people! Steph here. I am in very high spirits because I attended London's women's march yesterday and boy, was it amazing. It's really incredible to think that so many people came together for one cause and not just in London but all over the world. So I am especially honored to have been there and documented some of it.

So let's move on if you've been as hyped up about the women's march as I've been then you've probably been looking out for the wittiest signs and placards. I think that was definitely my favorite part of the march the diverse signs that were used from half-assed last minute felt-tip markers on white cardboards to elaborate paintings on walker's crisps cartons to professional graphic designs. It was really a sort of moving exhibition on its own. And there was lovely music to go with it oo, music in the form of chants, "Donald Trump, go away racist, sexist, anti-gay" or "Trump you are an idiot" were two of my favs. It really was an all encompassing experience and it helped that it was marvelously SUNNY DAY IN ENGLAND, even nature must be against Trump. Anyways I got out my camera on this lovely day and played photojournalist for the day, documenting the march, so here are some of my favorite shots and as well as a short clip to give you a taste of what it was like on the day.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

GTK: 90's Baby

Hello, Guys! We are back with more great stuff. This time it features the brain behind of one the hottest up and coming international brands "90's Baby". You've probably you know heard of them before, if not then what you doin? We sat down with Idris King the founder of the brand as well as a recording artist and asked him a few questions about the brand watch below in this exciting A'naala Exclusive:

Sunday, January 8, 2017


Hey guys, Eme here!

Really and truly Lagos has been so hectic. I have sat down on numerous occasions contemplating why I should be this tired on vacation. But then again, is Lagos really Lagos without the stress?

This weekend I decided to throw away all my scholarly responsibilities and go check out Rele Gallery with a friend (shout out to Roe). Ngl I found out about this place through Instagram. The front of the building is legit SUCH a photo op.

It’s a cute little gallery,  v. adorable. Unfortunately, we were only allowed to view one section of  it as there was an important meeting in the other which we couldn’t interrupt :( .  Nevertheless, I was more than satisfied with the little we did see. The exhibition was a series of paintings by Sam Ebohon titled Open Secrets.

Sunday, January 1, 2017


Happy new year guys! 

For our very first post of 2017 we’re gonna introduce you to some one you really need to know! Meet Simisola Babalola, a 16 year old, self taught Nigerian photographer who has been getting a lot of attention on social media lately!  If you’ve seen some amazing photographs from the Life is Eazi concert recently, odds are she’s probably the one who captured them: