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 … Continue reading Going home = a threat ;-(
Okay, I realise that the prologue and story are missing from the blog. So, how did I come about this ‘epilogue’ bit? Well, as my masters programme rounds up, or should I say has rounded up (handed in my dissertation last week), I’m calling this season the ‘epilogue’. So, I decided to check some things of my to-do-before-i-leave list. I’m currently in Canterbury, Kent (which I’ve decided is one of the best places in England period); and contrary to some opposing views on the city, it is one of the ‘funnest’ places to be in. Check out the beautiful scenery
I put this video up on Facebook about two weeks ago. But my concern for the situation in Nigeria is growing even more. And after reading a post on Africanism Cosmopolitan (click here to read), the reality of things hit me all over again and I thought to upload the video on YouTube and here. Hopefully you have clicked on the link and seen that there is … Continue reading We can’t just watch any longer
*I wrote this in May 2012, but made the video just this week (after the train incident which I talk about in the video). It came as a sort of shock. But not like a sharp-intake-of-breath, ground-breaking shock; more like a fuzzy-vision-cleared shock. A mild shock. I was thinking about how eyeliner defines the eyes. I cannot really recollect how my train of thoughts … Continue reading Boy Vs Girl: Make-Up
I have just randomly come across this article by a professor in my school. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that this relatively young white man had recently written about Boko Haram. Of course, I lapped up every single word of the article. And afterward? My heart bled. Here it is: http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/comment/articles/2014-02/04-/boko-haram-nigeria-islamic-terrorists My heart wept for the thousands of lives lost, stories that were not … Continue reading Are we going to sit by and watch?
So, this may not go down well with everyone, it may upset some people, and may make me some enemies; but that’s fine because I believe gay marriage and laws relating to it are the very least of Nigeria’s problems right now. I’ll say now that I am a Christian and do not believe that same-sex marriage is right, but that is not the point … Continue reading Gay Marriage is the Least of Nigeria’s Problems
As far as I know, the enslavement of black people in the United States during the 19th century is one of the (if not the) most dehumanising occurrences in the history of mankind. Growing up, I had heard about it, read about it, been taught about it. But it’s weightiness never sank in until, believe it or not, I watched Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino. … Continue reading 12 Years A Slave
The video says it all. This is the Beyonce documentary I half-watched that spurred all of the above: This is the Chimamanda video that Beyonce refers to, I believe: This is the Amber Rose article I mentioned: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/15/amber-rose-pregnancy-photos_n_4449911.html (although she did take her time to get back in shape, which is good) Keep it real, people! And congratulations, it’s almost a new year! Xoxo Update: … Continue reading Dear Beyonce (and the rest of y’all), please give us a break