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!



Played a Maliyo Game Yet? Download & Win Jumia Shopping Vouchers!

Jumia Maliyo Games Giveaway


Game lovers gather around! Maliyo Games, producers of fun indigenous Nigerian games like Aboki Run, Niger Delta Commando and Keke Run has some goodies for you this Christmas. Download Keke on the Run 2 and Aboki Run and stand a chance to win a Jumia Voucher.

Keke on the Run 2

Aboki Run

Visit maliyo.com/games to download any of the games and participate in the ongoing Maliyo 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway.

P.S.: It’s Day 4 of Maliyo’s 12 Days Giveaway and there are still lots of shopping vouchers to be won! Here’s how to win for Keke on the Run 2:

Challenge 1 – Get a high score of 2,000 to qualify for a N2,000 Jumia discount voucher.

Challenge 2 – Unlock the Pitch Black keke to qualify for a N5,000 Jumia discount voucher.

Challenge 3 – Unlock the 4th Mainland road to qualify for a 10% Jumia discount voucher.

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

Upload a screenshot of your scores using the hashtag #Maliyo4. Tag 5 friends to join the challenge. Be sure to mention @MaliyoGames and @JumiaOnline in your post.

Visit blog.maliyo.com for more information on the giveaway.

Good Luck!