Friday 20 November 2020

Timaya - The Light

Umu Obiligbo - Amara

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!

Sunday 8 November 2020

Brymo - Them Dey Go

Weekend WOW Factor: The African Female Presidents we easily forget

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.
A civil war which claimed the lives of approx 250.000 people. As brutal as it was, Ellen was couragious enough to stand, and win the election that took place in 2005. Whilst one can debate her success and failures as head of state during her tenior, one can't deny her courage, and intellect.
There are some who feel that countries across the continent could benefit significantly from a female head of state. That is, however to assume, that the female posesses the compassion that women are often known for. Compassion which some may argue, could potentially restore broken trust, restore humanity, and ignite a sense of belonging to otherwise waring fractions. Those are debates for other days, but until Africans in the diaspora begin to recognse the achievements, strengths and struggles of our people on the continent, a continent by the way, that provides the majority of the entire 1st worlds resources, many of us will continue to flounder in the wilderness like lost sheep.. We need women who will speak compassion and fairness to their husbands. speak of loyalty, love, intregrity and honour.
Women often possess great gifts, and often insight. Yet in these confusing times, many of us continue to search for our gold in coalmines. Maybe it's time to support our African female leaders more in thier endeavours, in whatever way we can. They may not command the 1st worlds media spotlight... but they are there. Even if that support is just raising awarenss. *** Other Female African Presidents... Rose Francine Rogombe, Interim President of Gabon (June 2009 – October 2009) Joyce Hilda Banda, President of Malawi (April 2012 – May 2014) Catherine Samba, Acting President of Central African Republic (January 2014 – March 2016) Sahle-Work Zewde, President of Ethiopia ( October 2018 – Present). Happy Sunday x

Saturday 7 November 2020

Sunday 1 November 2020

Happy Sunday, and Happy New Month!

...time to chill

What President Buhari failed to notice

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

Weekend WOW Factor: Southern Cameroon

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.
In the not too distant future the world will speak in one voice to condem what has been occuring in Cameroon for far too long, and demand answers.
For those who are reluctant in thier willingness to comprehend the issue, one way to begin an inner dialogue, or area of research is to ask yourself... Why would any part of Cameroon, want to leave? Does anyone ever desperatly want to leave a happy marriage? Our French speaking Cameroonian brothers and sisters still have time to get on the right side of history, and speak out against the hatred being meted out on their brothers and sisters.
Or they too may be members of the scrapheap of a dissapointing mix of self hating greedy failed seeming unfeeling Kleptocrats. **

20 10 20 - Burna Boy

the ending makes you wanna cry..