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
I attended the Lagos Carnival this year! But before I dish on that, I’d like to use this opportunity to introduce my new blog Black and Yellow Urbanism! Yes, yes, I’ve started another one. The blog is focused on urbanisms (one of my passions) in Lagos (so you see it’s a completely different topic 😉 ).
Now, on to the the carnival details. Continue reading
“Her children speak well of her… she should be praised in public for what she has done.” – Prov 31: 28,31
Please tell me I’m not the only one who gets confused with the dates of the various Mothers’/Mothering days that the world celebrates every year. 😀 At any rate, today is the day I’m celebrating this year – the day we celebrated in my church. Although, it’s a few minutes past midnight now…
Chivalry is dead. At the very least, it’s dying. Okay, to my thinking, it’s definitely on the decline. Yes? Come on, it can’t just be me thinking this. No?
Recently, I’ve watched a group of men not so much as flinch when a woman almost tripped over a microphone stand in church. Only 1 of about 4 moved a muscle. As he jumped up, he reached for the microphone stand. Not the woman, he got up to rescue the microphone stand! Read on
Exactly a year ago yesterday, “A girl went to school and never came back home” (in the words of a friend of mine). Only there were 219 girls instead of just one.
To clear up semantics, the girls were in boarding school preparing for their final exams when they (276 girls) were abducted by Boko Haram militants. They have not been recovered. Some escaped by jumping off the trucks that carted them away and some simply deserting camp (57 of them). But majority of the girls are still missing today. And the word wonders. Continue reading
The air has positively been abuzz, and I’m pretty sure it’s not just me. I remember the almost-feverish frenzy on Friday. Hoping to take advantage of my first free Saturday in a while, I decided to bake. I headed to the shops to get some ingredients, and my goodness! If you saw the queues! It was as though everyone was stocking up for an apocalypse, as though we were going to war. Continue reading
On this day in 1995, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Saturday Dobee, Nordu Eawo, Daniel Gbooko, Paul Levera, Felix Nuate, Baribor Bera, Barinem Kiobel, and John Kpuine were executed on false allegations (proven) of murder. These men known as the ‘Ogoni 9‘ were hanged under the military dictatorship of General Sani Abacha. Continue reading
I came across what I consider to be a very offensive campaign ad towards the Nigerian 2015 elections. And I just had to make a video about it. The insult on the intelligence of Nigerians is just too much. Ah Ahn! I think it’s we time we refuse to go on the ride these people insist on taking us for. Watch the video
The video pretty much says it all, and some. But I’ll just do a quick overview.
At a prayer meeting the week before the Scotland Referendum, an elderly British woman tells me that I should pray for the unity of the UK. Of course, I’m in total support of this; but her demeanour makes me giggle a little. In response, she says she hopes that waa nervous laughter because it waa a very serious issue.
She goes on to say that if the UK breaks up, I would have to go home. You can be sure I was extremely astonished! On the surface, the statement alone raises eyebrows (at least it raised mine sky high). But I believe there is a more fundamental issue that should be addressed. I discuss this in the video.