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Monday, May 30, 2016

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Editorials as President Buhari's administration clocks one year in office

The Guardian writes of Hope and Impediments , certain that while we see good intentions, we are disappointed with the actual outcomes. Please click to read more, especially pertaining to the positive accomplishments in one year. 

ThisDay remarks that Buhari shifts ground on key economic issues.  Should we mourn that it took one year or celebrate that it finally happened?  Should we remain at the mercy of the president's lagging comprehension of economic matters?

The Independent keeps it direct with: Economy in Bad Shape.  A negative GDP growth rate is a fantastic thing that one might have thought impossible just 1-2 years ago.  It was achieved through archaic ideas, unclear direction, and possibly a deep-seated dislike of wealth and a strong commitment to choking off enterprise.  As that paper put it: Investors Lose Hope, Withdraw N4 trillion In One Year.

Punch editors say Nigerians are Still Waiting for the Real Change.  They conclude with some recommendations:
On the whole, one year, certainly, does not make or break a four-year term. And Buhari cannot be expected to wipe the political slate clean at once. But for Buhari to leave a lasting imprint on history, he must take several steps to inject new ideas into his government.
1. fully accept the reality of open-market economic strategy by restarting the stalled privatisation process as the command-and-control national economic management strategy he is so much enamoured of has become obsolete.   
2. reinforce his government by recruiting genuine reformers.
3. come down from his high horse and get more connected with the Nigerian people during these difficult times.
4. for his government to work out ingenious modality on how to restructure our weird federal system. 
5.  it would help if Buhari keeps partisanship in check in his government’s anti-graft war.

2 and 3 are simply political (what is a genuine reformer and how do you find one? ) but 1,4,5 are important. 

The current status on 1-4-5, since the whole machinery has chosen to stay subject to one guy's body language, is that:
Just like the president was not interested in the white man's economic theory (but is now coming around to it, or being forced into it) to the detriment of the Nigerian pocket,  
For now, Buhari is not interested in the confab report and all this federalism wahala.  
And he not see that anti-corruption without legitimate structure can be argued to be simple party-politics of hounding and defunding the opposition. 

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Pop art Portraits

The Venus Bushfires, Nigerian musician
 Source: "Kitsch meets uber cool in the dazzlingly colourful work of Moroccan/UK multi-media artist and photographer Hassan Hajjaj. Infused with the heady flavour of Marrakesh tea-shops and colours of the medina, Hassan’s work pictures a vibrant portrait of contemporary Morocco. Inspired by the late Malian studio photographer Malick SidibĂ©, Hassan’s portraits are artfully composed and styled, featuring elaborately patterned backdrops, clashing fashion and bold poses.
http://10and5.com/2016/05/25/meet-the-love-child-of-east-and-west-hassan-hajjajs-dazzling-multi-media-work/
His 2014 photo series Kesh Angels featured a cool-as all-girl biker gang from Marrakesh and blew up on the internet. These no-nonsense ladies stare out at the viewer, challenging Arabic female stereotypes with their daring poses. In these images, as in all of Hassan’s work, east and west collide in a brilliant pop-culture mashup that amplifies both cultures rather than dilutes.
http://10and5.com/2016/05/25/meet-the-love-child-of-east-and-west-hassan-hajjajs-dazzling-multi-media-work/
In his My Rock Stars series, Hassan photographs musician friends from over the years in the same pop aesthetic. Ubiquitous Coca-cola crates, bric-a-brac and other daily consumer goods infiltrate Hassan’s work as props and decorative details on his elaborate custom frames that he creates for each piece. Hanging on the walls of museums and commercial galleries, these pieces create a delightful juxtaposition between high and low brow."

More of these photos and an artist interview at Between10and5: Meet the love child of East and West: Hassan Hajjaj’s dazzling multi-media work

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Monday, May 16, 2016

A Simple Man


Hayo Niel sings beautifully.


I love this one - Reason My Matter - and all his songs.


See? Nigerian men are GOOD.

He's not a big name yet, and he will probably change monikers again, but I assure you his work is golden. I've been a lover of the six-track "Free Spirit" since last year.

I completely love track 3 - Move, e mu jo jo, ehn e re'di yen.
<<<Kai, na to begin sexy dance be that.>>>
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Naija Abroad


Tour Peckham, a Little Lagos in London, courtesy Battabox
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Friday, May 13, 2016

Collecting contemporary paintings: It's not about the money, really










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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I'm sorry

https://petalsnetworkblog.wordpress.com/category/im-sorry-flowers-gifts/
- flowers
I never meant to hurt you  
Is it too late
now
to say sorry?

http://www.hooverwebdesign.com/free-printable-sorry-greeting-card.html
- cards


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Monday, May 9, 2016

Akproko is gossip. Gossip is sweet. Watch your Aproko in Cartoon Form!


January 2016 was heavy!

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But oh what a summer...

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