Top Mobile Phones to look forward to into 2018

With the pace of smartphone evolution moving at the speed of light, there’s always something new getting ready to be launched. No sooner have you bought the latest handset, then there’s anticipation of something else, the next big thing.

We have put together a few of those devices we think are credible and exciting, but yet to hit the shelves.

Before we dive into the details, here are some of the anticipated upcoming handsets for 2018:

  • Nokia 9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
  • Sony Xperia XZ2
  • HTC U12
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Apple iPhone 9

Nokia is also sure to keep the Zeiss partnership going and it will probably offer the bothie function of the Nokia 8 – although there’s talk of it having wide-angle and zoom functions on the rear cameras.

We also heard through the grapevine that it will be running Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810.

Now there’s talk of what we’re calling the Xperia XZ2. spotting a 5.48-inch display with Full HD resolution, a Snapdragon 845 and twin rear 12-megapixel cameras, with a 15-megapixel camera on the front.

.HTC U12- HTC has added the HTC U11+ to its 2018 line-up, shifting to an 18:9 display and boosting a number of areas of this phone. It comes at a strange time and feels like the foundation for the 2018 flagship.

Rumours are light on the ground at the moment (including the name), but HTC has come forward and said that it will be making a return to dual cameras in 2018. HTC was the first to put two cameras on the back of its phone in the HTC One M8, and we can’t help feeling this is a bid to compete on the spec sheet with rivals like LG and Huawei.

The only other leak relating to HTC at the moment its render that appears to be bezel-free.’

There’s currently no knowing what Apple will call the new iPhone, but we hear it will move from stainless steel back to aluminum to bring the price down while retaining that 19:9 display and using Face ID. We expect Apple to offer a couple of sizes in this design.


Health benefits of Coffee you will absolutely love?

Do you avoid caffeinated coffee because you’ve heard that they’re bad for you? You may want to reconsider your intentions.

Coffee actually has its health benefits. It is loaded with essential nutrients that can improve your health and also make your life fast-paced.

Here are the top health benefits of coffee, that has been confirmed.

 Coffee Can Improve Energy Levels and Make You Smarter- it can help people feel less tired and increase energy levels.

Coffee Can Help You Burn Fat- Did you know that caffeine is found in almost every commercial fat burning supplement? Studies show that caffeine can specifically increase the burning of fat, by as much as 10% in obese individuals and 29% in lean people.

The Caffeine Can Drastically Improve Physical Performance- It makes the fat cells break down body fat, releasing them into the blood as free fatty acids and making them available as fuel

Because of this, it makes sense to have a strong cup of coffee about a half an hour before you head to the gym.

There Are Essential Nutrients in Coffee-.A single cup of coffee contains Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Manganese and Potassium, Magnesium and Niacin.
Did you know that coffee may lower the Risk of Type II Diabetes?- Type 2 diabetes currently afflicts about 300 million people worldwide.The studies show that people who drink the most coffee have a 23-50% lower risk of getting this disease.
Coffee Can Fight Depression and Make You Happier- Depression is a serious mental disorder that causes a significantly reduced quality of life. In a Harvard study published in 2011, women who drank 4 or more cups per day had a 20% lower risk of becoming depressed

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That thing called “Resolutions”


Growing up, the idea of New Year Resolutions stuck with me for awhile. After continuously hearing this word propagated by several authorities of thought, I cashed in on it.

Many times, I believe these authorities of thought exist in their own rights. They keep saying “take charge over your life!” Like you are just idly sitting over your life, doing nothing. And these authorities extend even in places of religious settings.

It is one motivational speech or an uplifting encounter and you are wondering where your life is heading. You know that psychological play? Yes, we are on the same page. They use it all the time!

So, growing up, I did my New Year Resolutions. I followed the instructions I heard regularly. Got a pen and paper, wrote my resolutions, and placed it on the wall at the beginning of the year.

This talk of resolutions is quite old. It is a common discourse at end of the year periods like these. And for the young lad I was, wanting to be “intentional” with my life; I used this white Cello tape to paste my New Year Resolutions on the wall in my room. Months later, I was struggling to prevent my New Year Resolutions from falling. I changed the tape, used gum(in fact).

At a point I let it fall. And in the middle of the year, while I was doing some in-house cleaning; I saw some blue ticks over the resolutions I made. There were too much for a single year, but that experience stuck with me years down the line.

Despite the fact that I couldn’t achieve those things then, doesn’t mean New Year Resolutions are not effective. It may work for some but not everybody.

But that’s not the fact. The fact is that you don’t have to unnecessarily plan the year to be successful. Success is a game of virtues and habits. In all our dealings, we forget that simple fact.

It is the little decisions we make and take on a daily basis that determines if your year will be well made. Forget what that speaker is telling you. It is “bobo.”

What stops us the most from moving forward is our fears. Without those fears; we are good to go. But nothing comes easy in life. And this is not because some people have resolutions and you don’t.

Many times we take decisions and don’t know where they will leave us. What of the person who is tired of a particular industry and takes a resignation because he has found out he is not happy. He knows what to do next but can no longer continue the previous hussle.

Now, someone would say keep this job until you find another but will that time ever come? What then happens to his happiness?

Human efficiency dwindles when they are not in the right states. So, making a bizarre decision by prioritizing happiness over money may not be the best of options but the only right option in seeking fulfillment.

In the realest of true life stories, you don’t even know for sure if your are making the right choices or decisions. We just take the plunge and hope deep down it pays off. Life’s questions are open ended.

What we need is not a long list of resolutions or any long list. What we need is developing a thick skin to our fears and going all out to achieve greatness. Seek to make each year truly better by doing new things, you’ve never done before. That is what makes a good year, not piling papers and blue ticks over dreams.

Success is failing at the same thing to succeed. Don’t let anyone deceive you that you must get it at all times. You have to learn, unlearn and pay your dues. Cultivating the right habits helps to make a New Year well lived. Otherwise you will just be carrying paper scraps and failed dreams.


The fun part of Christmas


The fun part of Christmas is killing the sacrificial lamb. In this case, it can either signify taking the head of the Chicken, ram or cow as the case seems.

Let’s take chicken, one that we can easily relate. It is that time you get this feeling of fear, fear that you are about to take a life. For me, the undisputed Christmas butcher of all livestock, I need to always take inventory accordingly. 

And argue for the death of the chicken ethically and unethically. It is then you remember you are the human rights activist and life is really hard to replace. To even take a chicken’s life is subjected to counter and cross counter debates. And for people that are scared of killing chickens, like my pretty sister, she would hide in a corner and wonder how I can easily take a life in one hard struggle and squeeze.

Not to forget the many scenarios killing a Chicken espouses. The fact that some chickens actually don’t want to die and after killing them, they resurrect back to life.

I will tell you this very funny story of chicken resurrections. It happened that many years ago, back when I had all my childhood friends around me, one of their mums attempted to kill a Chicken.

She killed the chicken expecting to provide her children a Christmas treat, after a rather short vacation they were to arrive from.

But the chicken didn’t die. The oesophagus was uncut. And after killing the supposed Chicken; it of course resurrected to stare my friend’s mum in the face.

She ran away from the house and couldn’t believe her eyes. Timely intervention of the neighbors was what stopped our lovely mum from propagating stories about a Chicken resurrecting on the day Christ was born! 

Moving away from that, people like me don’t get a chance to shy away from killing chickens. My parents have laid down rules.

“If you don’t kill that chicken, we will not do Christmas.”

That’s their caveat. And it always works on me. I can’t spend Christmas other than with family, no matter how bad; I just love spending festivities in their warmth and love.

So, I end up killing the Chicken. I can’t even miss this Christmas for anything. I want to get that threat again and kill the chicken again! 

But people have this talk that Christmas is all about sharing and caring.

I think we should change that ideal. For many of us in this part of the world; our humanitarian service is just for a moment. Just for a second with many pressmen around, all looking to gain attention. It should not be so! Christmas is not just the season of sharing and caring. Every single day 365, 366 should be used to share and care.

Merry Christmas people! Keep my chicken!


Hurry, One More Day to Go in the Maliyo Games Giveaway!

Maliyo Games Giveaway

It’s been a game lover’s paradise here in the Maliyo Games Christmas giveaway. Maliyo Games make some really cool Nigerian-themed games like Okada vs Danfo, Aboki Run, Niger Delta Commando and Keke Run. To participate in this Christmas Giveaway, download and play any of these games and win Jumia discount vouchers. Please find the different games and criteria for Days 9 and 10 below.

Giveaway Day 9 (Thursday)

Okada vs Danfo

Maliyo Okada vs Danfo
Download Okada vs Danfo from the Maliyo store

Challenge 1 – Get a high score of 30 and above to qualify to win a 10% discount voucher.

Complete the challenge and stand a chance to win.

Upload the screenshot image with the hashtag #Maliyo9.

Tag 5 friends to join the challenge. Include @MaliyoGames and @JumiaOnine in your tag.

Visit for more information on the competition.
Good Luck!

Giveaway Day 10 (Friday) – Final Day Of Giveaway!

Keke on the Run


Aboki Run

Okada vs Danfo

Maliyo Okada vs Danfo


Games: Aboki Run, Keke on The Run, Okada vs Danfo
Download any of these 4 games from the Maliyo store
Challenge 1 – Beat the Aboki Run game and reach a high score of 20,000 with Chinedu to win a 10%
discount voucher from Jumia.

Challenge 2 – Beat the color code game, collect 500 diamonds to win 2,000 discount voucher.

Challenge 3 – Unlock the Vulcan Keke in Keke On The Run and win 10% discount voucher.

Challenge 4 – Get a high score of 100 on Okada vs Danfo to win a 2,000 voucher.

Complete any of these challenges to stand a chance to win.

Upload the screenshot image with the hashtag #Maliyo10.

Tag 5 friends to join the challenge. Include @MaliyoGames and @Jumiaonline in your tag.

Visit for more information on the competition.
Thank you all for participating thus far!


Nnajiaku Clinton Wins the Jumia Black Friday Car Giveaway!!!

Finally, a winner has emerged! At a press conference which held at Cosharis Ford Showroom, Victoria Island, Lagos yesterday, the much anticipated brand-new Ford Figo was presented to Nnajiaku Clinton.

(L-R) Omolara Ajele, Head of Partnerships at Jumia Nigeria; Nnajiaku Clinton, Winner of the 2017 Black Friday Car lottery; Abiona Babarinde, GM Marketing & Corporate Communications at Coscharis Group.

It all started about a month ago when we announced that a brand-new Ford Figo in partnership Cosharis Group. For a period of one month (November 13th – December 13th), we received over 1 million entries. Every Jumia Black Friday 2017 shopper who shopped over 5,000 was eligible for the lottery.

Omolara Ajele, Head of Partnerships at Jumia Nigeria addressing the audience at the car giveaway ceremony.

Last week Friday, at a Facebook live event, using a randomizer, a winner was picked. Nnajiaku Clinton Jack emerged the proud winner of the Ford Figo!

Felix Maha, Brand Manager at Coscharis Group shares a joke with the audience.

Here’s giving special thanks to our Black Friday Car Giveaway partner Cosharis Group for all their support throughout Black Friday. Watch out for more exciting partnerships between Cosharis Group and Jumia in the nearest future!

Abiona Babarinde, GM Marketing & Corporate Communications at Coscharis Group addressing the audience.

Nnajiaku who is Corp member serving in Lagos had purchased two PS4 FIFA 18 games. “I was already budgeting N30,000 for the games only to see an ad that it was now selling at N15,000 on Jumia. on discovering that it was for real I quickly grabbed two units and got additional discounts using my FCMB card to pay”. The delivery was also very fast, got the items in two days! He also added the Ford Figo is the best gift he’s ever received thanks to Jumia Black Friday!

Nnajiaku Clinton, Winner of the 2017 Black Friday Car lottery beaming with joy as he takes his first ride.



A Christmas Fairytale


My Dad is of the school of thought that knockouts is a waste of money. For him, it is literally setting money to fire. Money that can be used for something better.

Many times I never agreed with him. I thought it was a fun way to play and I used to be part of the gang.

The gang that waited for days like this. 6 days till Christmas to bring you the best of tidings. Sometimes we kept budgets for things like these. It’s all part of the Christmas smell and herald of the presence.

For what is a Christmas without knockouts? Even the elders that spit the evil of knockouts to young faces like ours would complain when knockouts are not heard at all.

But these things could be dangerous. Put me in trouble at times. When you have this sort of banger throwing galore and you throw it close to someone who has been eyeing you and clearly warning you to stop.

It’s only then you realise Christmas fairytales can turn the other way.

What are your Christmas experiences, knockout related?

Tell us in the comment boxes.



Why I Love Christmas!

Jumia Christmas 2017

I love, love love Christmas. On Christmas day, the earth stands still, yes it does. Every other day pales in comparison. I think Christmas matches all the hype and way more! For some of us, the whole year just rolls by and then boom it’s Christmas and everything comes alive! Scratch that, EVERYONE loves Christmas.

The Christmas Whiff

Christmas has a smell. Don’t ask me to describe it Inside, outside, once we step into the second week of December, everywhere just takes on a particular fragrance. This smell provokes a feeling of happiness, (maybe that new commissioner can explain better :D). So it a few days to Christmas, take a whiff, I’m sure you’d catch it too.

Harmattan – The Season of The Season

Being born in the last quarter of the year and in a place that actually experiences true Nigerian Harmattan, it is easily my favourite of our two seasons. The hotness and dryness all combined. I love it! When I hear the song – “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas”, my mind immediately goes to the fogs associated with Harmattan, our very own Nigerian winter. Maybe it is because somewhere in our hearts, harmattan equals Christmas is almost here!

Food Oh Food!

Jumia Christmas

Food everywhere! Take a minute and picture Christmas without all the accompanying food, impossible right? You’d agree that mom’s Christmas meals have such signature tastes that they are rarely replicated all year long! I especially look forward to Christmas because – FOOD. I know right, life of a foodie.


Jumia Christmas

Everyone is nice at Christmas, (well almost everyone). Gifts abound. Quick question: Why are hampers not shared during the year? Answer: There is a reason they are called Christmas Hampers! There is this lowkey nudging that makes you want to give someone a present this period whether they deserve it or not, it just feels right to. It’s hard to go through the season without receiving a gift or two.


Jumia Christmas

Tis the season to be jolly!  During Christmas season, the joy in the air is so thick you could cut it. It is as contagious as it is thick. There’s usually something to be excited about. You’re either so thrilled that its Christmas or wondering everyone one else is so filled with glee. Eitherways, soak in the joy of the season, even your health will thank you for it!

So, why do you love Christmas! Tell us in the comment section and stand a chance to win a Jumia Gift Card!

P.S You should totally check out Jumia Christmassive store, the Gift Cards are perfect if you’ve been pondering on what to get for loved ones this season!