Monday 20 November 2017

Day 2- in Abuja

You quickly realize the importance of one of these..

But even more important, is knowing how to use one topped only by then having the confidence to do so

Currently. It's looking mighty intimidatibg

Not one to be intimidated by inanimate objects I walked across the road to seek help. A nice young man I had turned away earlier ( stone that the builder refused an all that..) came to my aid.

Yet no sooner had he went out again..surely I can't call him back again in this heat?!

I could, but I won't. I m going to try it myself.

You learn something new everyday.
Today I learnt to be abit more trusting of good people

How could I have turned away such a sweet looking Korode Bello lookalike

And as if by magic..just as I'm about to make myself proud and conquer this beast....the electrics are back!.. Ohhh sweet fans.....

Sunday 19 November 2017

Day 1 in Abuja- Nigeria

I finally made it. Nigeria is lovely. Abuja is a sight to behold with its beautiful hills and vast roads. My journey in was eventful, from a passenger passing out on board the plane to a chap who kept checking on me just to make sure I was ok.
I was ready for Abuja
ready for the infamous Nigerian way
Yet from journey to arrival , I've met some of the most pleasant and helpful people

The fiercest thing I've encountered the heat
Abuja is HOT!

And I'm very happy with that..

Saturday 18 November 2017

Sarkodie - Far Away ft. Korede Bello (Official Video)

Iyanya - Iyanu (Holy Water)

9ICE - Basiri Mi

Weekend WOW Factor: President Mugabe

So....thousands March against Mugabe

Mugabe couldn't be blamed if he sat at home quietly and wondered... 'what was it all for?'
The situation Mugabe faces could even be likened to that of a parent whose children have gone astray and fail to appreciate all they have done for them over the years. Yes, that age ole ungrateful children syndrome

Zimbabweans may not agree
But for many of us... you simply don't treat independnce war veterans in such a way

Yes Mugabe is aged
Yes he has an overtly ambitious wife, and sons who seem to bear little resemblance in terms of character, to their father at a similar age

and yes.. there was a pending danger that the country was being viewed by some as 'private property' or inheritance.
but yes.. this is Africa, where the scramble for power is not unlike the initial scramble for Africa

But Mugabe, like him or not.. is a hero of the African liberation struggle, and the father of Zimbabwe.
He grew up in a very different time, and has lived through the type of trials and tribulations that may have floored many others
and with that in mind, the 'celebrations' at his apparent 'overthrow' are distasteful.

Zimbaweans, the usually quiet mild mannered individuals have found their voice
Where has their voice been all these years?

When I see the celebrations and I hear what's being said it smacks of cowardice
the kind of cowardice that would have never fought against colonial rule
and as such, had it not had been for Mugabe and others just like him
Zimbabwe would still be 'Rhosdesia

For some time, the unpopular Grace Mugabe has been growing in stature
her ability to influence has made her one of the strongest women in Africa

It takes a strong woman to enter into a relationship with a married man as his wife lays dying. and if not strong.. certainly ruthless.

For many, that's when President Mugabe lost credibility
His First wife Sally was much loved by the people, and many say he was a different man back then, with her positive influence..

For others it was Gukurahundi

Mugabe will always be a divisive figure for some.
Let Zimbabweans celebrate.. they know not what is coming next
and that is partly the problem

There is no definitive plan going forwards not that I know of anyway
So that being said, they should celebrate 'cautiously' if they must celebrate at all

Personally, as fascinating as this has been, I am disappointed with the people of Zimbabwe

Mandela had he had been alive, may have faced the same indignity... as people tire.. and they forget quickly
Africa has 'strong' men because it's what keep the people in line

Our leaders know this, and have little faith or trust in the general public.. and one can only imagine leaders across the continent are watching this spectacle being played out in Zimbabwe, and wondering of their own fate..
They will be even less inclined towards democracy that's for sure
No Zimbabwe...

Me thinks you celebrate too soon

Monday 13 November 2017

Weekend WOW Factor : Family - ft music byTekno ft Wizkid - Mama

Happy birthday to my bro , born 11/11, so his birthday tends to be marked by a minute's silence..
So I get in early with the best wishes, and wrap up late.

Hope you had a great day bro.
My brother with my nephew at his wedding earlier this year

Today's post really is a thought about family, or families

It's easy to get wrapped up in what we consider to be a family and in thinking we all have the same upbringing. Yet families look and are often very different. For some family time is the best time , whereas for others, the best time is time away from family.

I wonder about how much we've changed and if we have really changed at all.. and in truth.. I don't think we've changed much at all.. just got older and wiser in parts and not in others.

Like all close relationships it's accepting the differences, and allowing a person to grow and make choices for themselves that you may not make for yourself but offering love and guidance anyway.
We try anyway

It's quite funny really , that you need a licence to have a TV, drive a car, in fact, one must study 1st and only when passing do you get access to the roads, but I was reminded...anyone can be a parent.
.. and our issues are born lol!

I look at my granddaughter and wonder if she's thinking the same things I thought at her age
The all conquering madam..

Saturday 11 November 2017

Krizbeats ft Yemi Alade & Harmonize- 911

Infectious track, so cool and easy, sexy and on point
..Harmonize sounds alot like like Diamond..

Whatever you're doing today all the best, enjoy your flow..x

[sings]'baby I go give it to you give it too you...'

ay ye ye

Simi - Owanbe

Laid back Saturday until evening
I was on my way home last night and was about to miss the night bus but to my surprise the driver stopped and waited.
The previous night I just made it with minutes to spare we he said he had delayed his time because of me

How nice was that?

Ive been able to tick housework off my list today, but i'll be honest, I haven't ventured out, and even doing my hair will have to wait for tomorrow, when i'll have a entire day of indulgence.

I remember when I 1st fell in love with Davido's Aye
Well this track by Simi feels so good, looks so good, Is fun and funny, and I love it!
I can only imagine it will be on our playlists for some time to come

Well done and good job lady

I almost forgot that it's winter here

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