Very Stale Music Haul: Make Room (Jonathan McReynolds)

Alriiiiight! So, I’m here more than a year after the release of this phenomenal album to share my review. However, to be fair, I had posted a video review on YouTube aeons ago. I’m just now trying to sync/update my blog with my YouTube channel. Sigh. I have a ways to go to get all me ‘media outlets’ in order, but I’ll get there. So, … Continue reading Very Stale Music Haul: Make Room (Jonathan McReynolds)

Books and How to Get More of Them

For many years now, I’ve been trying hoping to put together a comprehensive record of my expenditure. I have a thing for data and ExceI and really would like to have an annual pie chart showing how I’ve spent my money. However, it’s sad to say this dream has never quite materialised because it’s generally been a battle for me to keep a money journal. … Continue reading Books and How to Get More of Them

Black Panther and the Dialectics of Modern Black Life: A Disappointing Mirage

There is only one plausible explanation for the shooting of an unarmed man in the back by a law enforcement officer while said unarmed man runs away from said law enforcement officer. Considering the multiplicity of such occurrences and the repeated claims that these officers react so drastically because they fear for their lives further bolsters the reasoning behind this explanation. It must be concluded that black men in the United States of America have superhuman powers; because the only reason to fear an unarmed man is that there is a possibility that s/he can disintegrate you to ashes with their killer Cyclops-like stare or cause lightning to electrocute you to death as X-Woman Storm can. Continue reading “Black Panther and the Dialectics of Modern Black Life: A Disappointing Mirage”

Dads, Nuts and Kept Women

 

Yes, you are looking at a photo of dad spelled out in groundnut husks.

Why?

Well, I’ll start with how I’m a super mega huge fan of boiled groundnuts. The crack, the crunch, the taste just give me life. Every year, a massive festival goes on in my heart in honour of the first nuts of the season. No jokes, evidence below:

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Me Before You: Movie Review (Response)

So I was going through a daily Guardian news update and this article caught my eye. Why? I saw these three words: me, before, and you.Nothing incredible about them, right? But in that order, they form the title of a book that touched my heart.  I read Me Before You almost two years ago, and it touched me so deeply I blogged about it here. So, of course I clicked on the link thinking, ‘What are they saying about the book now?Continue reading “Me Before You: Movie Review (Response)”

While the world is falling apart… You are gods.

Yesterday, 2 years to the day the Chibok girls were kidnapped, there was special coverage of the events surrounding the incident on  CNN. And this is what the Spirit says to me (and possibly someone else out there): “God is in charge of the great meeting; he judges among the “gods.” He says, “How long will you defend evil people? How long will you show … Continue reading While the world is falling apart… You are gods.

Must I come first? Thoughts On Ranking…

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“…. But they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.” 2 Corinthians 10:12 (NKJV)

I’ve had this topic in my mind to write about for a while now. I had just picked up my computer to start, when a young girl asked me a question that so perfectly tied in with the thoughts in my head. Here’s how the conversation went:

She asked, “Who came first in your class?” read the rest of the convo

Back 2 School with Slum-2-School

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Image off S2S website

I first heard about Otto Orondaam and Slum2School in 2011. We happened to serve in the same NYSC batch. S2S was his service year project. I was so inspired by his passion and work. If you don’t know what S2S is/does, please click on the link to find out. Find out how you can support the cause

My Very 1st Blow-Out

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Every kinky-haired sister out there knows that shrinkage is real! Too real! And a lot of us turn to blow-drying to give us some respite from that particular issue. It took me a while to finally get round to blow-drying my hair, and I saved it for a special occasion. It was my graduation! Whoopeedoo! It was sometime around my 2nd-year post-relaxer anniversary. I had decided to do a flat twist-out style I had seen on YouTube (I can’t find the specific video I watched, but there a ton of tutorials out there; just Google). And I thought to blow-dry my hair to get added length. So, I went for it. Continue reading “My Very 1st Blow-Out”