Thursday, 31 December 2020
Tuesday, 22 December 2020
Monday, 21 December 2020
Anytime I listen to this track, I long for a flight to SA. I had planned to head South this year, Joburg in partcular, pre 'Jumanji' that is. But it's okay, because truth is...music really is quite amazing in that you can actually feel yourself there anytime you would like. It conjours up images, the sights, the sounds, the aroma... everything. If you close your eyes .... ( but open your heart) you may agreee with me. Heavy K had a good year musically..
AG and Kizz Daniel provided one of my favourite songs at the start of this year. It has been an amazing year for music, simply put, it just gets better and better AG was on my playlist all summer long Chike and Mayorken gave us this cute singalong track Kizz Daniel helped my garden grow...warm evenings outside, good food, good music...another great summer track Burna Boy blazed crazy Igbo fire across the globe and amazed the world again with a stunningly cool album WizKid's 'Made in Lagos' album continues to remind the world of the talent that emerges from Lagos, and the beauty of collaborations between artists. Tiwa Savage, our very own 'African Bad Girl' 'Raised her consciousness up a notch and 'called out' so called leaders... and promptly got 'called up' by the DSS as did Yemi Alade We salute the ladies, 'Nigeria's' real 1st ladies for sure. I havent even touched on music across other African countries yet, but I think it's fair to say that the biggest track out of Africa ... and we're heading South people...in 2020 ....was non other than........
Sunday, 20 December 2020
My 1st childrens book, has been published and is available for you over at Amazon. Set in Ghana, it follows a little Princess on a rather magical journey. The 1st in a series, that I hope you enjoy reading, as much as i enjoyed writing
Monday, 7 December 2020
I honestly don't understand some people sometimes Imagine a leader being 'praised' for aledgedly reconcilling a man with his wife he beat so badly Why would he do that? Maybe someone can explain it to me
Saturday, 28 November 2020
Saturday, 21 November 2020
Friday, 20 November 2020
This week has gone by so quickly. Happy Friday!. Lunch-time vibes, although I'm working through it today. I swear everytime I listen to this I feel a connection to my ancestors, it's deep. Simply spiritual. The voice, the flow, the background vocals ( you can tell I love it right?) Yep. Enjoy!
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Friday, 13 November 2020
Monday, 9 November 2020
Sunday, 8 November 2020
Ellen Johnson Sierleaf became the 1st female President of Liberia in 2005. Elected President of the Republic of Liberia just 2 years after the nation's bloody civil war ended.
Saturday, 7 November 2020
Friday, 6 November 2020
Sunday, 1 November 2020
One thing the Presidents Advisor, failed to inform him on, is that the African diaspora is far more informed and far more connected than either of them could have ever imagined. The entire 'Presidency' failed to read the mood of the people. I wonder how it could have been possible, for any of the current crop of leaders to overlook the unity that exists between the people of Nigeria, and the international community. Nigerian artists are loved the world over. It's spiritual. Singers, musicians and artists are the true bastians and existential custodians of culture, and often resonate futher and far more effectively the old colonial styled paramount chiefs. Harm to one, is harm to all. Had the President been made aware.. he would have known that to attempt to disparage the international community, would only serve to prove, how out of touch he has become. ** Article: Chieftaincy and Security in Nigeria Past, Present, and Future
The awareness of the genocidal attacks on the people of Southern Cameroon is growing . The recent attacks on the school in Kumba, in southwest Cameroon, which was subsequently touted by some media outlets as an attack by seperatists, should beg the question... why would seperatists plan an attack on their own children. It's an ludicris theory that makes no logical or 'humane' sense Regardless, it was a crime against humanity, and unfortunately, one of many.
Friday, 30 October 2020
Monday, 26 October 2020
That President Paul Kagami was able to unite his country after the genocide and build Rwanda into the beautiful country that it is, is nothing short of amazing.
Sunday, 25 October 2020
African Presidents and Leaders, minus perhaps 'one or two, still hold on to the notion of the African Strong-Man of Politics. The idea that one can rule by force, brute force if needs be. The idea the caring, or empathy equate to weakness. The idea that ones standing in life must be superior to anothers, whether earned, or unearned, and woe betide anyone who dares question it.
Saturday, 24 October 2020
Friday, 23 October 2020
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Last night, the Nigerian goverment unleashed the army on innocent and unarmed protestors in Lagos. As protestors clutched the Nigerian flag and sung the national anthem, defying the 4pm curfew, the lighting at Lekki toll gate was removed, CCTV disconeected, plunging the entire area into darkness... and at the moment, the army opened fire.
Monday, 19 October 2020
Imagine...If Bob Marley and the Wailers had lived in Nigeria, would they have ben targetted for their dreads alone?.. if so, the world may have been denied the wonders of their music. In 2020, where dreads are now common-place...Imagine, a country with so much potential, reverting to such negative archaic views of what a person should look like.. or face judgement. FYI....Wearing dreads is just one of the things that a SARS officer would target about an individual... not in the year 1970+.. not the early days of rastafari, garveyism, or anti colonialism no.. but in modern day 2020. Imagine the potential that is being denied everyday..
Like many others, I have a huge amount of respect for the EFF ( Economic Freedom Fighters) and am often impressed and inspired by their fearliessness, intellectual prowess, and commitment to improving the lives of black south africans post aparthied.