June 9, 2019
Passionate About Service Delivery
IN THIS ISSUE
8 Cover: Hanu Agbodje;
Passionate About Service Delivery
12 Sexmatics: Cozy Sex
Positions For Loose Vagina
3 Fashion: How to Maintain Great-
4 Fashion: Latest Fashion Trends For
6 Fashion: 10 Must-Have Accessories
09 JUNE 2019
15 People: Johnnie Walker
Celebrates Victor Ehikhamenor’s
• A Night of Glamour At The
FNSB Annual Ball 2019
16 Instagram Moments 11 My Lagos Adventure
Since the turn of the millennium,
there have been a lot of changes
positively upsetting the way we do
things. One of such changes is the
introduction of Digital Asset, like the
crypto currency, which has become
a medium of exchange. The most
popular is the bit coin, which aims to
centralize and institutionalize control
On our cover today is Hanu
Agbodje, the Founder and CEO of
Patricia, a financial technology
company. Although this medium of exchange is still relatively
new, with the issue of trust as a set back, this serial
entrepreneur is passionate about delivering quality service,
and making his company a leader in this sector in Africa. He
talks about this and more in this interview. Will he get a
convert? Pg 8-10.
On our fashion pages, we take a look at men’s fashion
beginning with grooming. Tope Ojo writes that the face
shape determines the style of beard to grow and gives tips
on how to groom it. Pg 3. When it comes to mixing things up
in the wardrobe, not very many men at good at this;
especially, when it comes to prints and floral. Yemisi
Suleiman shows how to pull this season’s trend effortlessly.
Pg 4-5. When it comes to accessories, never underestimate
their power because, they have the ability to make or break a
look, writes Rita Chioma. Pg. 6-7 And if you are wondering
what part of Lagos Odun visited last week, follow her
adventure on pg 11 and your palate will never be the same
This is an edition the men will enjoy. Have a great
Sunday and a greater week ahead.
“I don’t know what
the key to success is,
but the key to failure
is trying to please
- Bill Cosby
“I think the reward
for conformity is that
everyone likes you
- Rita Mae Brown
“Parents can only give
good advice or put them
on the right paths, but
the final forming of a
person’s character lies in
their own hands”.
- Anne Frank
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How To Maintain
By - Tope Ojo
Okay, so you’ve grown the
beard you’ve always wanted
and perhaps, your friends are
impressed. However, you must
know your facial hair is now as
important as your haircut, and it
is every inch an extension of
your personal style. From
choosing the right style to
maintenance, and aftercare of
your awesome look, here is
to guide you through the
subject of proper grooming
of your beard.
Pick Your Tools
Taking care of a beard isn’t only about
making sure it’s clean and moisturised.
Sometimes it can grow in strange ways,
different directions, or maybe just won’t
cooperate. The essential tool that’s
important to keep on you or near you is
Similarly, it is often smart to arm
yourself with both close-shave devices:
an electric shaver and a beard trimmer.
Scissors can be a valuable tool in your
beard arsenal. They’re not for removing
your beard or making huge adjustments
on your own, but rather for trimming and
shaping it up.
Get some inspiration
from a few well-styled
celebrity beards, then
apply the same art to
your growth. Keep your
beard from becoming an
unruly mess while also
achieving the desired
shape by teasing it.
• shaving kit
Pick Style That
Suits Your Face
It pays to get it right, starting with a
facial hairstyle that suits you. If
you’ve got a long face, it’s better to
grow a bit more hair on the cheeks,
so it can fill the face out. Inversely, if
you have a round face, you want to
reduce the width.
It’s your responsibility to maintain the
length you want, or the acceptable
range of lengths, if you’re not trimming
daily. The best way to do this is to first
know exactly the length you prefer to
have. A beard trimmer is your best
device for this.
Mind The Borders
Regardless of creativity and your
interest in beard shaping, you have to
keep the cheek and neck lines clean.
Done right with a set of quality beard
trimmers, a good beard shape can
make it look like it was carved.
Feed The Beard
Even small beards need nourishment.
They need to be softened and
hydrated more than ever. Washing
regularly keeps the dirt at bay, but it
also strips away some of your
beard’s natural oil. Applying a beard
oil softens the bristles and hydrates
the skin beneath while leaving the
whole lot smelling fresh.
Look for raw, cold-pressed
virgin coconut oil, which may be
more expensive, but it will be worth
the extra money. The benefits of
coconut oil for your beard include
its ability to help moisturise the
skin, improve brittleness, lessen
irritation and stimulate growth
when used properly.
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Mix & Match
No matter how you
choose to wear it,
you can never go
wrong with wearing
stripes this year.
They are a great way
to add form to your
Add some fun to
your style with
pops of colour
this year. Bold,
are in now, and
shades is an
effective way of
wearing this trend.
As seen on the runway,
checks are now
appearing on everything
from men’s trousers to
jackets and even caps.
To rock this look, try
starting out with one
garment, such as a
blazer. Then, if you
are feeling confident
enough, consider adding
a matching piece, like
pants or a hat or bag.
By - Yemisi Suleiman
From bold prints and
elevated casual wear, to
this season saw many
new fashion trends for
the men. So, if you are
after a fresh wardrobe
inspiration, or ideas on
what you should wear
next, here are the latest
fashion trends to help
you stay on top of your
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Business casual doesn’t have to be boring,
at least that is the idea behind this season’s
suits as seen on the runways. Formal
suits were adorned with bold colours and
patterns, with some in asymmetric cuts, for
that unconventional feel.
Gone are the days of men
carrying their possessions
in their pockets? This
year, there are plenty of
stylish bag choices for
gents and this season’s
must-have design is the
tote. Large enough to fit
your phone, wallet, keys,
and much more, while still
sophisticated enough to
appear polished. All you
need to do is find the right
one for you.
Model with a
tote bag on
Athletic accents were
expertly injected into
a number of suits
and smart essentials.
To nail the look
yourself, try pairing
formal and casual
pieces together, such
as smart trousers
and a tailored jacket
Bold Artistic Prints
Prints got seriously loud at fashion
shows last season. Bright splashes
of yellow, red, and blue is the latest
look for style savvy gentlemen with an
impressive vibrancy. While the look
certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted,
guys who want to make a statement
with their look, should certainly give
this trend a try. To rock the look, all you
need to do is choose a single printed
garment to use as a statement piece and
pair it with neutrals.
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If you are not one
for the colour
then go for the all
in one look this
season, for more
A pair of sunglasses can really elevate
an outfit. Most celebrities know this
well and use it to their advantage.
When picking a design, consider your
Aside official purposes, ties can
also be worn in a casual setting.
Keep the conservative silk ties
for business meetings. And
always blend with good clip.
Almost every man owns a
wrist watch. Most men like to
match their watch strap to
their belt, if it’s leather. In
any case, make sure your
watch is of very good quality.
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For a more formal
occasion, match your
belt and shoes. In a
casual setting, you can
opt to wear mismatched
shades. But always
maintain a good quality
By - Rita Okoye
Often times, men’s accessories tend to
be ignored, this is unfortunate
considering the fact that accessories
can easily make or break an outfit and
Never underestimate the power of wearing
good fashion accessories. Here are a few
we have selected for you to own.
Necklaces seem to go in and
out of style in men’s fashion. They
are often switched with neck beads.
To wear a necklace, keep the pendant
Hats can o
free style w
Recently, bracelets became a
must-have accessories for men
and gives them the cool look.
Leather cord bracelets are very
popular and look good.
When choosing a bag,
never forget that their
primary purpose is to
hold your items. For a
sharper look, choose
leather. Only use a
briefcase for the more
ften be very
fits, you can
Men’s rings should
not be limited to
should they be
limited to gold or
silver. Fine tune
your style different
colours of rings.
Shoes are unarguably one of
the most important accessory
for men. They define your
style. Stand and let
your shoes do
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/ June 9, 2019
Words By - Jemi Ekunkunbor
Hanu Fejiro Agbodje, cuts the look and
built of an artiste; but he is actually, the
founder and CEO of Patricia Technologies
Limited, one of the fastest e-commerce and crypto
trading platforms in Nigeria. Armed with a
Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics
from the University of Port Harcourt, the native of
Delta State is focused on making the e-commerce
space more user-centric by removing the barriers
that limit e-commerce in Nigeria.
The serial entrepreneur in this encounter talks
about his dreams for Patricia, and his desire to add
value and give peace of mind to Nigerians in the
Creative Director: Nelly Mesik
Photography :Bamiyo Emina
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Of all the things you could have done like becoming a
police officer or an entertainer, how did you stumble on
While in University, at some point in the first half, I took
a break from school not because I was failing, but because
I felt Mathematics and statistics was not exciting for me. But
I went back later to finish the course. So, I have my degree
now. Anyway, at that time, I figured out that I enjoyed doing
other things like reading; particularly, business books. I
enjoyed going to classes that Business Administration
students went to. I just go there; sit by the window until
when they chase me out.
I had a journal were I wrote down my ideas. All my ideas
were built around my problems. So in my journal, I wrote
down my ideas and Patricia was number 34 on the list.
Each of the ideas was fully developed with how to address
them. With what I know now, the other ideas will develop.
There’s something I read somewhere that even the biggest
army in the world cannot stop an idea whose time has
come. So, Patricia’s time came before others. Before
Patricia, I had started about 9-10 other businesses. I literally
used my house rent to buy bike and squatted with my
cousin for a whole year. I opened an Indomie spot and
employed an aboki. He almost killed somebody and I was
arrested. I opened a popcorn stand that became the biggest
popcorn chain in Port Harcourt. Then I went to Umuahia
and bought a car for N120, 000. I don’t know what I was
thinking. That car didn’t bring me to Port Harcourt. It was
So Patricia just happened to happen.
You have an unusual name for a technology business.
Why did you name your business Patricia?
When I got the idea for the business sometime in 2014,
I wanted something not cliché. So, I decided to name it after
my mother, Patience. But I remembered growing up, that
my mother and granddad used to always fight over the
name Patricia which was what he used to call her.
Why was that?
I don’t know. I think it’s just to annoy her. But, I picked
the name because it’s what he calls her which means so
much. So I was caught up between the two of them. The
name reminds me of the two of them.
How were you able to build a relatively unknown
business into the height it is in two years?
For me, it’s all about value. People support what is
good for them, they support what they need. Before I
started Patricia, one time, my uncle gave me a gift card. I
had nowhere to exchange the gift card. And when I looked,
there were similar businesses in the U.S and U.K, maybe
not so big but they had the opportunity to do that. So, I
figured, why not do something different?
How did you start?
Although I’d run some other businesses before, they
were nothing like this one. When I started, there was no
blue print or manual on how to run the business. It was just
God, prayers and showing up to work daily even if it was
not convenient. I usually don’t go for Christmas Holidays,
New Year, and other celebrations because it was just me. I
had to work alone for like four to five months before I got
more people to join me.
At this point in time, a lot of people don’t have
confidence in anything that is online because of fraud
and lack of security. So how secure is this platform?
It is very secure. Basically, what we do is exchange
what you have for cash whether it is Bit coin, gift card or any
other asset. We have a relationship with our customers.
They trust and expect us to deliver. It was really difficult
starting up because, we were pretty much unknown and
people haven’t really seen a company, or brand do what we
do. You can’t blame them. You know how things work here.
The next guy on the street is not reliable. He can disappear
one day, and who knows what happens to your money?
So we had to come from the angle of building trust; and
we found that people were more open to the idea after we
found like one to three person who can say “I’ve used
Patricia, they were fast, they paid me quick and delivered
on time”. Then, the news began to spread like wild fire.
So is this recognized by the CBN?
This is quite tricky in the sense that CBN does not
endorse any crypto business. It is basically at your own risk.
That is how the central government sees the business.
They have no hand in Nigerians conducting crypto
business; they are not involved in it. You use the service at
your own risk. That is where the security of our platform
comes to play. We have over the months, endorsed a lot of
celebrities who in turn serve as middle men for us. So that’s
how we grew.
How viable is this business?
It’s the future. It’s only a matter of time because in
business, we have what we call early adaptors and late
adaptors. We have some people who will keep on using
very old phones no matter what happens. The only time
they will stop using it and move to touch screen phones, is
when they stop producing those kinds of phones. Those are
the ones that will never adapt. So the old and new crypto
currency is still in the adaption stage, only a very few are
beginning to adapt to it. Bit coin is going to do what the
email did to regular mail.
If I were coming as a new comer, what do I require to
First, let me explain what I do. At Patricia, we exchange
assets, we buy and we sell whether it is Bit coin, It rum,
dash, etc. We have the whole fleet of digital money down to
perfect money and down to paper funds. We have
freelancers all over the world who use us to receive money.
So we basically exchange digital to physical and vice versa.
If you have cash, and you think you can partake you come
to us, and we give you cash value that will appeal to you.
So what challenges basically do you face?
There are a lot of challenges. In running a business, you
become your own government. You literally have to do
everything; you supply your own power. You have to
biggest army in
cannot stop an
idea whose time
account for unforeseen circumstances that happen more
often than not. Because we operate 24/7, you have to have
power all the time and that eats into your operating cost or
overhead. You also need internet and that is quite
expensive in Nigeria. Aside from that, you need manpower
and finding the right people who are really skilled in Crypto
currency is not easy. We train our own people and with
training come expenses because we bring in experts to do
Then, there is the issue of trust. You have to spend so
much energy trying to convert one customer. Knowing the
nature of E-commerce, we are not there yet. The whole
online thing is seen as shady. People do not accept what
they don’t understand. I think the e-commerce space is still
quite a hard nut to crack.
How did you overcome them?
We hired different people for training for some months
before we let people into the system. We ensured a level of
excellence and quality before you start speaking to
customers. Our slogan is “built for you“. We want every
customer that comes to Patricia to feel the entire system
was built for him or her.
Basically we have a system for the backups for every
process we have just in case anyone fails, payment for
example, there sometimes the entire bank system is down
so customer gets to know that it is not our fault but banking
I see you like sports. What football club do you
First of all, I know Arsenal makes life difficult for us; it is
something that I will not say I regret. I am in it already. The
reason why I like sport is because it is emotional. People
don’t see what I see in sports. Sports help character
building. You might be the best athlete but, if you are not
dedicated, you will end up going astray.
In the light of what just happened to Anthony Joshua,
what would you say?
Well, I expected difference, I expected him to go and
make us proud, but what is so important is how he comes
What fascinates you in travel?
Travelling opens a whole new world; different cultures,
experience, people, idea and you get to experience what
you are not used to. You get to meet different people and to
me, travelling equals opportunities. New market, new
grounds to conquer and new place to take Patricia to. So
whenever I travel, I look out for what works there. What do
they want? What do they look out for? What works here
might not work in Ghana even though we are neighbours.
So, it’s all about how I put value in the places I go to.
What have you enjoyed about travelling?
I think it’s the people and I learn a lot from them.
Where is your favourite destination?
I wouldn’t say I have a favourite destination because; I
haven’t travelled to enough countries to actually say this is
What do you like to wear that represents who you want
to show to the world?
First of all, I do not dress to give people an impression.
Whatever you think of my dressing is your impression. I
dress to be comfortable in my skin because that’s when I
can do the best work.
What do you like to wear?
Sometimes, I wear suit because it makes me feel
comfortable. I also like to mix and match and give out the
baby boy vibes. It all depends on the way I feel. But I really
like Ifeanyi Owenu, he is a great fashion designer and
makes almost all my clothes including the ones I’m wearing
What are your future plans for Patricia?
The idea for Patricia is to build a world. It’s not just a
regular business. We are a value- driven company. Patricia
will be a company that will be known for different things. For
example, we are working on a new project that is going to
give value to every Nigerian. So imagine we could deliver a
product to you and make you spend as little as N400 for
one gigabyte of data or turn airtime to cash. These are
really alternative idea but this is what every Nigerian needs.
These are ideas that bring value and in a couple of months
we will be bringing it to the society. We are here to make a
statement and give peace of mind to Nigerians.
10 / June 9, 2019
For The Plus-Size
By - Patricia Uyeh
Fitting into that tight-fitting gown or
denim bumper shorts may be some of
the struggles of the plus size woman.
Sometimes, the problem is smaller
breasts, other times it is shotter
heights or big hips. She does not need
to be pressured to conform to the
‘ideal’ shape. With the right clothes,
colours, fit and combination, she can
be a stunner anytime any day if she
follows the following guidelines or tips.
Long tops especially
the ones down to
your knees, make
your body look
elongated and tall.
and make your
face/ upper body
It is safe to
Go for clothes with
the perfect fit
When shopping, try out different
sizes to know the perfect size for you.
Different brands usually have different
sizes. Make your choice based on the
Invest in the right
The right undies serve as the
foundation of what you wear. You
don’t want to appear glamorous on
the outside while you are struggling
with too tight or too loose undies
Choose fabrics that
Don’t make the mistake of selecting
fabric based on how it worked for
someone else. Choose fabric correctly
to suit you be it cotton, linen or satin.
outfits to ready-made
That way you get the right fitting
because the outfits are tailored to your
size. On the other hand, ready-made
outfits do not always come with the
or big prints.
Instead, go for
they would suit
your body size
you look slimmer.
If you have difficulty
or patterns, opt
They create one
long, lean continual
line that has a
Buy high heel
They would make you
appear taller. They give
the illusion of elongated
legs, making you
appear taller and
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Cozy Sex Positions For Loose Vagina
A fullling sex is not dependent on the size
of your spouse’s manhood or you having a
large vagina; rather, it is the sex positions that
you indulge in that can make or break how
great sex can be. Naturally, after childbirth, a
number of women usually experience
embarrassing problems like, not feeling
enough sensation from sex. Your spouse
does not seem to enjoy it because, your
vagina have gotten too loose for both of you
to enjoy exciting and pleasurable sex. Having
a problem with loose vagina does not
necessary mean it is insurmountable. On the
contrary, with a little bit of effort, this can be
overcome and better still, will help you to
have a satisfying sex once again. Never for a
moment ever compare your vagina to the
next lady. A girl could be pretty cool, it is a
rare hybrid situation that makes you cozy and
snuggly with your man, while at the same
time, delivering lots of stimulations for both of
you.There are sex styles that can turn that
closeness up a notch. So try the following for
a tighter, satisfying sex for both you and your
Cello position – lie on your back, pull him in
for a tighter fit by pressing your legs together
and lifting your legs over your head. Let him
kneel before you as he ought to do, holds
your feet to one side of your head, and if you
cannot keep your legs straight, just bend your
knees and enjoy the flow.
Cobra position – Allow your guy to lie on his
back, then bend his knees and spread his
legs, carefully slide your own legs down
straight between his legs, hold yourself up
with your hands. Note that you are the guy in
the Missionary style. Slowly roll your hips for
a rubbing motion, or thrust hard and deep if
that is how you like it. With his legs squeezing
yours, both of you will enjoy the tightest sex,
Squeeze Play position – Just like in doggy
style, bend over downward, but put your
hands on your bed and put your legs tightly
together [good leg squeeze. It works all kinds
of vaginal magic]. Arch your back, tilt your butt
up for a fuller feeling then, amp it up by
syncing some kegel squeezes to match his
C-Ring position – Get to lie on your side
with your bottom leg straight down between
his legs. He should thrust from the back,
pushing down on your butt or leg for more
friction. Wrap your lubed finger and thumb
around his manhood at the entrance of your
vagina, this will make it tighter for him. This is
not only deliciously snug and conducive to
marathon intercourse, it really leaves you with
a free hand to rub yourself as you desire.
Deep Tissue Massage position – Lie down
flat on your stomach like you are on a
massage table. Open wide your legs to
enable him slide easily from behind. Once
you’re balanced, he can move his legs so
they are outside of yours while you move
yours in between his, pressing your knees
together. Be sure to cross your legs at the
ankle for an even tighter fit and tilt your pelvis
to go deeper and feel his strokes from
Scissors position – This is another style that
is perfect to intensify the sexual pleasure you
feel. It also strengthens that thrusting motion
that deepens penetration. Lie down on your
back with your legs at the edge of the bed.
Raise your legs and get them cross over like
a scissor, while your partner can penetrate as
he stands. What makes this position stand out
is the fact that your man can hold your legs for
support as he thrusts, making the penetration
Standing position – Stand against the wall
and have him enter you. For this to really
work, you might have to stand on a foot stool
or cock your leg out just a little to give him
more entry space. Once in the act, he will love
the feeling of shoving you up against the wall.
With your legs mostly together, he will feel
every inch of your vagina.
Spooning position – Lie down on your side
and put your legs together; tell your spouse to
enter from behind without raising your leg.
Intensify the experience by letting him thrust
as you hold him close, he can kiss your back,
caress your breast and butt. This position
actually allows for deeper penetration, at the
same time, making your vagina feel tighter.If
you indulge in the above positions, you will
definitely see a huge difference in your love
making though most ladies would rather
ignore anything that has to do with sex. But if
you are able attempt the styles, you may end
up really enjoining your intimate and sexual
life with your lover more satisfactorily.
By - Yemisi Suleiman
What some of your favourite
celebrities said and we listened.
“Please enjoy your
youth, take each day as
it comes. Your job is to
study, eat and sleep.
Don’t rush into
adulthood. It’s not a
joke. Make the best of
your youthful days.
Being an adult takes
away so much. It give
you some but please
enjoy the sleep and the
choice to chill now”.
From Nollywood star
Stella Damasus to
“We have warned
you several times in
the past, to stop
that upset the
NBC. You refused to
listen. Now we shall
shut you up and
down until you are
ready to be like NTA”.
simply states her
summary of the
letter from NBC to
“You can find me somewhere in
between inspiring others,
working on myself, seriously
dodging negativity and slaying
my goals. Where will people find
An inspiring quote and
question from the actress
Dakore Akande to her fans
“The way we
live out our
fantasies, Na wa”.
/ June 9, 2019