NOSA: Lol this is kinda adorable. For cocktails, take him to RSVP Poolside. Not the main restaurant, but the pool. They're different.
For lunch, take him to Verandah. It's pretty chill in the afternoons and the pasta is great.
NOSA: For general hangouts, you guys can definitely go check out some of the art galleries in Lagos. There should be an exhibition running at Re.Le right now.
FOLLY: Or the Lekki Crafts Market.
NOSA: Thanks, Flo! We went with Cafe Neo because that's more or less the Eat.Drink.Lagos office. If I'm going to buy a bottle of water and sit there for hours, the least we can do is give them some earned media.
As for your birthday, why are birthdays in Nigerian office so expensive for the celebrant? It's your birthday and and it's YOU spending all the money. Last year, I got my office like 5 boxes of pizza and they were upset because I didn't bring alcohol and small chops.
Mini rant aside, for 10k, you can get a couple bowls of gelato from Hans & Rene. That's if your office isn't super far from Radisson.
FOLLY: If the average age of your office is above 30 like mine, fruit bowls might be the new wave. That demographic is pretty health and weight conscious these days. If not, donuts and/or cookies? There are a bunch of Instagram vendors that can sort you out with either.
NOSA: This must be the famed "Reverse Compliment Sandwich" lol. Seriously, why would I want to patronize your friend's business after this?
FOLLY: She didn't even do it right. You're supposed to sandwich the negatives between two positives and she did well, the opposite. I consider myself an expert in the No Sandwich.