Tuesday 23 April 2019

What's in your kitchen cupboards?

I'm loving Simi's new album, her voice is so sweet
pretty nice for summer ... a nice combination with Adekunle

So much beauty in the world. So much so, that even piles of cash found in the home of an overthrown President, can't top the fact that good will always overcome

Hmmmm... I'm saying nothing.... :)
But can you imagine...?

Why would any leader with over 2 million IDPs in their midst, amass(or hoard) £100.000.000 in their apartment. the amount varies depending on who's reporting.. but it's fair to say... looks like a lot of cash recovered huh.

Some may say greed.... but aren't we aways told to 'save for a rainy day'... ? :)

Last year over $43 million was found in a flat in Lagos


It's funny really, growing up my parents used to stock up on food stuffs, ( in case of war or floods or something)...yes, of course..what else...? that's the story we told ourselves anyway
Far more 'romantic' than the reality I suspect

Lots of people shop for the month. Cereals, rice, washing up liquid, and all the usual stuff...

but lord walk on water... I've never known anyone store so much cash!

Maybe one day I'll see what £100miilion looks like.
too bad they didn't call the 'owner' into the room immediately, you know, the way your parents would call you if you did something wrong and they were about to tell you off

something like ... hmm I don't know.. knock over a little vase or something

come here!!

Why didn't they do that?

Ex Gambian heavyweight left a few luxury cars behind
Maybe they can forward them to Guinea, he'll miss them...

It's a shame to let them go to waste, so perhaps President Barrow can use them. The roads aren't too bad in the Gambia.

I remember reading that the larger the pot hole, the bigger the cars...


as Sarkodie would say... 'what else'...

Sunday 21 April 2019

A few pics I took in Ghana that I love!

Kizz Daniel - For You ft. Wizkid & Zlatan & Burna Boy - Killin Dem


The Bullying Of MP Diane Abbott - & the Development of the A.U

The over intense scrutiny of MP Diane Abbott is well known so I don't need to go into that, but what I would say is... this is the worse picture I've ever seen of her

I guess it's regular street wear, but a can of beer or whatever it is, is not really a good look, not
for a woman of her calibre

'Jah Rastafari!!' tweeted Tottenham MP David Lammy, ..and I simply couldn't stop laughing - could I love David anymore right now? ( he simply doesn't give a damn does he lol)

He knows that in the face of bullying bullshit, you can only mock it, laugh at it,
I didn't know it was against the law to drink on the train, or 'prohibited' or whatever they're saying... but if these people are allowed to continue to erode the Mental Well being of this woman , certain individuals should be held accountable

No way if Diane, were White, or Gay, ( or Jewish) would this be allowed to happen.

Where are the activists??

Jah Rastafari indeed! lol
Let me tell you.... someone wrote, 'is it worth it'?...
.. and when I looked at that pic of Diane I had to wonder myself

Someone book this lady a plane ticket to the Caribbean or Africa quick... give her a break... perhaps if she's really lucky.. a new and 'more rewarding' job, better boss, good food, good music, loverman, and a little tipple of rum should she fancy it.


Anyway, as we battle with Brexit
African countries ratify the free trade area.
Gonna be tough with security such a major issue, but something to watch . It's a good start. If African countries develop further in manufacturing, they really will begin to take control of their own development

DJ Spinall ft. Mr. Eazi - Ohema

Weekend WOW Factor: To Be Or Not To Be - 'Nigerian'

Elections are only free and fair when you win.
If one loses, ones eyes will recall all the malpractice, ballot box stealing, and vote buying
but if one wins.... none of those things did one see

So the case is in court, Atiku is challenging President Buhari for the Presidency.
Claiming, that he, Atiku, is the rightful winner of the 2019 election
It's no surprise, as he said he would

What is actually interesting is the response of the APC, and more so the debates that are emerging around identity, and citizenship.

So the APC hit back to claim that Atiku, is not Nigerian, having been born in Adamwa state, which at the time his birth, was part of British Cameroon.
In which case, he would have no right to ever be the President. If this claim is upheld, it would be a matter of case closed.

It would also mean that Atiku's eight years as Vice President under President Obasanjo were fraudulent, (but never mind)

The PDP are hitting back, stating that Bihari himself is no Nigerian either, but from the Benin republic.
hahaha. say it aint so....

If anyone was in any doubt regarding the ways in which colonial borders have created problems for swathes of people across Africa, this is it.
This is the same country after county... Rwanda, Sierra Leone, DRC, Cameroon, Sudan
People who are in fact one people, taught to see themselves as different, by a single boader.

So ... lets play. Who really is Nigerian?

One could argue no individual born in Nigeria, is Nigerian, the name itself, simply a creation of Lord Luggards's girlfriend, Flora

Nigeria.. simply meaning, it lies within the river Niger.. was simply a geographical space inhabited by 'Africans''.

The entire debate raises many questions

Such as , can a thing exist without a name?
must a thing 'called' to be 'real'

but more so, can we continue with existing boarders and structures created by colonisers, and ever find peace, freedom, or indeed, our true identity?.
These structures include tribal chiefdoms, Kings and village leaders, who I suspect that if one were to engage in further scrutiny, may very well find that their forefathers were simply awarded by colonisers for their act in the sale of their own people.

This debate is making people nervous

( Nnamdi Kanu isn't one of them lol!)

The reason it makes people nervous is because it unravels the very essence of who they think they are.

It was due to the disruptive and mentally and physically brutal nature of slavery and colonialism, that the fight for indepencede and nationhood, was so desired for, fought for, and won.
It was the only way to unite a divided people, by creating one ideal of which all could be included.
Rwanda has done this very well after their historic genocide
Nigeria has not.
Nigeria, did not grow from their own civil war in the same way.
There is no commemoration/remembrance, no historical memorial, for those who lost their lives.

What happened was the memory of the civil war - created an apathetic docility, a void, which was quickly filled by needy and corrupt leaders, willing to exploit those fearful of a return to a civil collapse.

The irony is, despite the docile nature of the average man or woman, the civil collapse is occurring around them regardless.

Many argue that this charge against Atiku will heighten ethnic division, and if the spark were to catch fire, Nigeria could 'burn'.

Others argue that the debate gives credence to IPOB, who want to break away from Nigeria altogether.

In truth, Nigeria has been ethnically divided long before this argument between two big men.

... but maybe now, people will decide, if this nation Nigeria is worth fighting for, coming together for, and building together for.

Watching the debate unfold really is like watching an episode of 'who do you think you are'.
On receipt of my own ancestral search, my 'people hail from Ivory Coast/Ghana Cameroon Nigeria, mainly - so...same region.. so I guess that's why I'm drawn back to the motherland like a moth to flame regardless.

We are what are, so I lay claim to the land of my forefathers and will defy anyone who tries to tell me otherwise.

This debate is at the tip of a very large iceberg, which could be the beginning of a great mountain climb, or a stumble at the edge of a painful slippery slope.

Ether way, it matters not to me, I'm not new to the effects of slavery or colonialism, I am a product of both, so for me it's actually fun, watching some of these guys catch up.

Welcome to my world darlings x

Seun Kuti

Happy Easter Sunday x

Saturday 6 April 2019

Koffee - Throne

Chronixx - Somewhere

Weekend WOW Factor - #EndSARSnow?

Nigeria's need of a cultural revolution, or awakening is upon us.
Let the countdown begin
When did pride in ones cultural identity become a crime?
When did the knowledge and teachings of Garvey, Selassie, Nkruma, Lumumba, Marley, Fanon, Machel, and so many others find itself buried under a rubble of crumbling school buildings and nonsensical law enforcement?
Is it that the ideology of Pan African or black pride movements across the United States, UK, parts of Africa, and the Caribbean faded with Fela?
Say it aint so.

So... apparently Nigeria's Anti Cultism Squad have taken it upon themselves to decree individuals with dreadlocks or tattoos... cultists.. worthy of arrest ( if they're lucky).
The fact that Nigeria needs an Anti Cultism Squad is not good to say the least, but....

Ignorance, is not bliss.

A young man named Kolade Johnson was shot and killed by an officer of this Anti Cultism Squad as he watched football.. a Tottenham match actually.
It's reported (by the police) that shots were fired ( at random) due to a dreadlocks youth seen in the area. However, the man standing next to Kolade at the time, said the officer shot directly at him.
Kolade didn't have dreadlocks.
SARS, Nigerias special anti robbery squad were responsible only weeks ago, for the shooting of a young man over less than approx £10.
SARS officers, are reportedly known for drinking , 'smoking' and extorting money from the innocent and unarmed public.

Are tattoos and dreadlocks a threat?, and excuse?, or a mere distraction?.
From what?, you may ask...
Well... from acting with impunity.
..and treating the people they are meant to serve with abject disregard

Condolences to the family and friends of that young man.
Even though it can never be enough.
It's simply not good enough.

We've all seen the recent video of a woman beating a naked woman across a compound over a man. Another video of two men whipping their own sister for alleged adultery, and another video of two men who stripped a woman naked in the street, beat her and inserted god knows what into her private parts, all because they claim she stole a phone.
Jungle justice, has become a part of the 'culture' of many African countries. It's barbaric, and has no place in the 21st century. Or any century for that matter.. or any society.

Dreadlocks and tattoos are an intergral aspect of the 'African identity' truth be told.
Nowadays it's simply fashion.
Perhaps we need to place our focus in the right areas, and reawaken to the teaching of our earlier leaders, teachers, and artists, all of whom seem now to have been well ahead of their time.
Bless them.
Stop this nonsense. no more drunken or high armed police on the streets.
Yet can we blame them?. Not entirely... the IG has questions to answer.
As does the No1 citizen. The President.


Leader of the EndSARS Movement - Segun Awosanya

Monday 1 April 2019

Summer Days & Nights as Clocks Go Forward

This fire pit is small but the fire is raging hot, so no more chilly nights in the garden ( unless I'm out of wood)

Out and about yesterday, and thought this was quite a nice display..simple
(nail polish bottles)

My little helpers.. x

Little madam's beans are growing very well, so we've planted them out in the beds
She's very pleased so far x