The Northy Letter Week 5 February 2022

The Northy Letter Week 5 February 2022

Perhaps you’ve had a tight schedule last week or weren’t able to keep up with our blog daily posts which cut across entertainment, culture, fashion, food, relationship, local news, and more. However, worry less, because there is good news for you. Sit back and relax as we got you covered in this Northy Letter.


The first working day of the week is often filled with responsibility and excitement for those who seem to be doing something worthwhile. On the other hand, it’s a day filled with pain, heartbreak, and frustration for the unemployed and those trying to optimize their job search.

If you belong to the second group, it’s about time you learn the top skills employers are looking for, to put an end to your fruitless job search.

Moreover, if you happen to be an employer at a company or own a business, revolving to meet a large range of audiences with your products and services easily, would effortlessly skyrocket your business growth. In response to this check out these 15 must-have apps for business owners.

Furthermore, irrespective of your status in life, it’s advisable to attain balance by sticking with the advice provided by Munirah Hashim in her recent article; After reading this, you will stop saying yes to everything.


Subsequently, have you heard about big data? There is more to big data than you can think of. Big data is a field that treats ways to analyze, systematically extract information from, or otherwise, deal with data sets that are too large or complex to be dealt with by traditional data-processing application software. Therefore, to learn more, continue reading about what you need to know about big data.

In addition, upgrade your knowledge base concerning financial services by reading about What is Fintech, an informative article compiled by Farouk Kabir.


Furthermore, to get yourself active while chasing your dreams and goals you need to pay quality attention to your health and wellness— Health is wealth. Therefore, 5 exercises that will help you improve your body posture is one of the wellness practices you need.

Also, if you experience frequent stomach upset, don’t hesitate to find out about those effective and natural remedies to stomach aches.


How well do you know about certain notable histories? That’s why you need to sit back and enjoy reading about how the Nigerian first Hausa newspaper came into existence. Gaskiya ta fi Kwabo, an ingenious northern newspaper, which arguably created the standard of contemporary Hausa writing, which mixed both the Hausa form of writing using Arabic letters known as Ajami and the Roman form of writing to carry along two kinds of literates in the colonial Hausa days— continue the read on the History of Gaskiya ta fi Kwabo, Nigeria’s first Hausa newspaper.


Oftentimes, the color of our clothing influences how others view and relate with us, either delightfully or with disdain. However, as a man, some colors aren’t appropriate for you and might tarnish your good intentions if worn. So, what are you waiting for to check out those colours men should stop wearing?


Besides, do you feel the one you’re in a relationship with isn’t the right one for you? If yes, clarify your doubt by checking out signs that show you are not compatible with your partner.


Interestingly, to stay alive we must eat. However, eating the same type of meal regularly isn’t enjoyable. Hence, spice up your diet by learning professional ways of preparing other meals such as How to Make Potato Porridge and How to make Tuwon Alabo.

That’s a wrap! See you again next week.

Men, Stop Wearing These Colours Now!

Men, Stop Wearing These Colours Now!

As a man, your goal of putting on an outfit is to look great and confident. In addition, you want to look attractive to females. You can only achieve this if you know colours men should stop wearing. With this knowledge, you can then make the best of the acceptable colours.

This reminds me of an occurrence. I was walking along the street with a male colleague trying to locate a house. I came across a building that I wanted to use to describe where we were standing. I mentioned to the lady I was trying to locate that I was standing beside a peach-coloured building. My colleague quickly interrupted and said the building was pink. I laughed because I know that differentiating similar colours or shades of one colour is difficult for men. This is psychological though. Ladies are better with colours than men.

With this in mind, it is important men have a bit of knowledge about colours. This is because while considering whether to buy or wear an outfit the importance of colours cannot be overemphasized. A wrong colour combination could make you look so unattractive.

In this article, I categorized colours men should stop wearing into the two. The first category is based on skin colour and the second is a general consideration.

Read: How Dashiki Shirt Originated from Hausa Culture

Based on Skin Colour

1. Light Skin

If you are a light-skinned man, you want your natural skin tone to shine. As such, you are supposed to avoid colours that resemble your skin.

A good outfit should create a contrast with your skin colour. However, too much or too little contrast is not attractive.

So, colours men with light skin should avoid include:

  • White: Unless you are using this colour sparingly, you should avoid a white outfit. The reason is white creates too little contrast which is not the goal of a proper outfit.
  • Black: This colour contrasts greatly with your skin and gives a weird look.
  • Bright colours: As a pale or light-skinned man, you should run away from bright colours like yellow, orange, lemon freen, light grey etc.

    Avoid bright colours as they wash you out.

2. Dark Skin

Are you a dark skin man?

If yes, you want your natural skin colour to shine as well. To achieve this, you need to avoid the following colours.

  • Black: Black has always been considered to be men’s colour. However, there’s a need to be cautious about its use.  Black contrasts too little with your skin if you’re very dark. This gives a dull appearance. You sure don’t want to look that way. If you must wear black, ensure there’s a mix with some brighter colours like white.
  • Brown: Oh yes! Have you ever sighted someone from afar and wondered if the person is wearing a cloth at all? I guess your response is yes. That’s what happens when you wear an outfit that is the same as your skin. You don’t want to give such an impression. Avoid brown colours that contrast too little with your skin.

General Consideration

Dear men, avoid the following colours. This is especially important if you have poor knowledge of how to combine colours to give a good fitting.

1. Yellow: Although, the shade of this colour matters. A bright yellow should be avoided by men. It comes too obvious and worse if you’re light-skinned. You can consider darker shades of yellow if you must wear it.

But if you ask me, I would suggest you remove yellow from your colours altogether.

2 . Pink: You should be wondering what this article would look like without pink. I’m not writing to debunk the rule that pink is a feminine colour.

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, pink has been categorised as a feminine colour. Men generally shouldn’t want to give off a feminine look. Hence, pink is a colour you shouldn’t buy or wear at all. Leave it for the ladies.

Here, I’m not giving preferable shades. Pink is not for men! Kindly avoid it.

3. Orange: Orange colour is also is a bright colour and one of the colours men should stop wearing, unless it is used sparingly or preferably you should consider the burnt orange shade.

4. Lemon Green: Lemon green has this catchy look. Wearing a lemon green outfit puts you on the spot, not in a nice way. It’s best if you don’t wear it at all.

5. Red: Before you roll your eyes wondering what red is doing here, listen. Red is a beautiful colour and it symbolizes love. However, as a man, the best you can do is to wear it only with a matching combination.

Wearing red head to toe is not advisable.


 Q: What colours should men wear instead?

A: There are other varieties of colours available for men to explore. We have blue with various shades, grey, beige, milk, green, maroon, etc. Knowledge of these colours is not the solution.

Your ability to wear the right colours in the right way matters most.

Q: What if the colour mentioned above is among my favourites?

A: Assuming yellow, which I stated men should avoid, is Your favourite then you should learn how to use the yellow colour to your advantage. You need to be sure you’re not light-skinned then ensure you’re not mixing it with wrong colour combinations.

Now you know colours you should avoid and colours that you should consider instead. It’s time to explore and work on your fashion sense.

Dear men, I hope you find this helpful.

Do you have any concerns? The comment section is open.