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Friday, December 8, 2017

Weekend MUSIC: #GoingHome





Home by Chris Daughtry
and Eyo by Asa

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Nobody's perfect ... (two cool interviews)



Do good, Be good ...
If you can, Be Great.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Indian Movies - Dharam Veer

Remember these musical interludes?  And the subtitles, anyone? 









I know, there's more, there's more. Watch the movie.
Funny thing is - while I remember all the songs from watching it a hundred and ninety-nine times in the eighties (like you did too, tell the truth)...I can't really say what happened overall - it's complicated, no wonder - like why were they fighting on the pirateship at the end.  Guess I need to watch it again.  Beautiful thing, this film.  Fantastic music by Mohammed Rafi and others.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

I can't explain

You just have to watch this


I don't know whether to laugh or cry. 

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Plants - Birds of Paradise, Heart of Jesus + Two more cool photos

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Industry Chat : The women in music


On this episode of Real Talk, Nicole meets up with fast rising singer & songwriter, Falana, Country Manager for Universal Music Group, West Africa, Ezegozie Eze, and sensational singer and songwriter, Niniola.



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Thursday, November 23, 2017

MUSIC and Thanksgiving: She say she wan murda, she say she wan do that tin


Me & You by Cassie


Murda by Seyi Shay

Thank God for Thanksgiving
Thank God for everything

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Timeless, Omawonder

 It's Omawumi, Wonder Woman...




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That Girl sabi sinnnngggg!

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Just 4 guys gisting but it's cool #haha #ThingsMenSay



Learn all about the different types of relationships that exist in the Nigerian Dating scene, this episode explores everything from situation ships to socialmediaships.

 I'm watching it right now instead of whatever I should be doing :)

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

MUSIC: The #jammest jams of 2017





YCee's Juice and Niniola's Maradona were among the songs that owned Summer 2017.
Permission to re-rock?  Granted.  

More top Afrobeats hits here:

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

trip - the concert

I still really want to make that @REALbubbler calendar-map app, aka bulletin board, so that everybody can always figure out where to go where to be what to do how to enjoy,
but in the meantime blog posts will have to do. 
I guess.
This blog post says if you're in the USA totally get into trip - the hallucinogenic album by Jhené Aiko - and also grab a ticket to the concert that will also feature trippy #BlackGirlMagic superangels like Willow Smith and St. Beauty's Band in some cities.

I want Willow - you know her - to lead in my musical, someday.  She is amazing. 
St. Beauty's Holographic Lover is one of the most perfect songs you've ever heard. 
Again, Jhené's breathy album, it will do something to you

And Janelle Monae says you should go. 
And I say you should go :D 
So pay up, show up, and HAVE FUN! 


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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Because some of y'all may need a new crush

Check out @Nezifah
#blackgirlmagic
New album out since 09.19.2017


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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Weekend VIBE: PDA City



PDA : Public Display of Affection

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Weekend MUSIC: Spunky Shania!





Performed by Shania Twain, country music star
- That Don't Impress Me Much
- Man! I Feel Like A Woman


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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

#WCW White Girls


White Girls Can't Dance?
That's what they say. 

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships

"a selective programme designed to mentor future African leaders"

The 2017 Fellows are:
http://mo.ibrahim.foundation/fellowships/current-fellows/
(Congratulations!!!

Applications for 2018 are now closed. 

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Lyrics and MUSIC by @iRuntown . . . instant classics




Music:
 For Life and  'Mad Over You'
by Runtown

+ another one:
 Sarkodie ft. Runtown - Pain Killer 


Yes, he looks like Kendrick Lamar  😃

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

What is #Felabration ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felabration




This is 
FELA
ANIKULAPO
KUTI


What's your favourite Fela song, groove, or saying? 
Really really. 

--> in the comments. 

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How to join the worldwide #Felabration happening right now OCTOBER 9 - 15 2017


It's mostly happening in Ikeja but there's a bit on Lagos Island too -- go to Freedom Park



@afrikashrine on instagram : see who's performing each day
-->  get directions to shrine  <--

https://www.facebook.com/search/str/%23Felabration2017/keywords_blended_photos



The plan for tonight:
plus Kiss Daniel, Godwin Strings, Dice Ailes, Efe, Kayefi...
http://felabration.net/concert.html

 

Schedule for this weekend at The Shrine:
http://www.felabration.net/


Diaspora nko? 
Argentina poppin!
Felabration reach Buenos Aires shaaa
Brazil nko, how far?

see Felabration gig in Toronto

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The poems of Dr. Maya Angelou

Quotes, courtesy of CNN

Some Maya Angelou Poems

  • Phenomenal Woman  Pretty women wonder where my secret ...
  • Still I Rise  You may write me down in history With your ...
  • Caged Bird  The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and ...
  • Alone  Lying, thinking Last night How to find my soul a ...
  • Touched By An Angel  We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from ...
  • Woman Work  I've got the children to tend The clothes to ...
  • Men  When I was young, I used to Watch behind the ...


https://www.google.com/search?q=phenomenal+black+woman+dr.+maya+angelou


http://lifelib.blogspot.com.ng/2017/08/phenomenal-black-woman.html


www.lifelib.blogspot.com/p/books.html
https://www.google.com/search?q=dr.+maya+angelou


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Monday, October 9, 2017

The Nigeria Prize for Literature - 2017, Poetry

 A winning work was named today, selected from among these three very fine finalists:


Are you inspired to try Nigerian poetry now?
See the winners for this and previous years.

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Drama. Fantasy. MUSIC.





1. Boum Boum Boum by Mika 
2. Rich Girl, by Gwen Stefani ft. Eve 
Enjoy! 
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Recipe for a better nation



We may associate pessimism with bad things, but at a political level, the world’s best societies are all experts at pessimism.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Is it not better to learn?



Whatever that means.  
?
?

I understand this one.

May God lead us in the right path.  Amen. 
But we have to study our history. 
https://www.amazon.com/June-12-Struggle-Power-Nigeria-ebook/dp/B01CUYBBXI https://www.amazon.com/June-12-Struggle-Power-Nigeria-ebook/dp/B01CUYBBXI   
https://www.amazon.co.uk/June-12-Struggle-Power-Nigeria-ebook/dp/B009NIA8CA  
https://farafinabooks.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/coming-soon-june-12-1993-the-annulment/
 
https://farafinabooks.wordpress.com/2013/06/
I recommend this picture book by Abraham Oshoko (Farafina books, publisher) - June 12 1993: The Annulment


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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Album Of The Year


I know there are still three months left in this year, but really, wow,
African Gentleman
by Ric Hassani 


Argue in the comments. Which 2017 album is better?  Lorde's?  Kendrick?  Jhené, Big Sean, ...? 
Something else from Africa?  Simisola?  My friend, stop arguing. 




The artist is touring.  Follow on twitter, facebook, instagram.    

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You should know by now: you deserve a gentleman :) 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

STARGAZER Debate: Astrology OR Astronomy

https://www.google.com/search?q=astrology+or+astronomy

 I know a little bit 
about a lot of things 
but I don't know enough about you
- Peggy Lee song

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

for the love of country




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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fabulous stories you possibly read in school


...and if you didn't read them in school, well, learning never stops, right?  ENJOY! 

More fine African literature (some for free) here

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Weekend MUSIC: Sing Along, Urban Brit edition

D-Ream - Things Can Only Get Better

Skepta - No Security

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Watch this #quickvid


You will also L❤VE 3Sisters, my first novel. 

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Friday, September 8, 2017

#woman #culture

Photo by Stephanie Sinclair @stephsinclairpix // Josephine Kulea was 9 years old, every other week, one of her classmates would stop coming to school. One by one they were first circumcised and then married off to men more than 30 to 40 years older than them, many of whom were already married to other women. Kulea was somewhat fortunate. Though she was circumcised in preparation for marriage, she had the support of her mother, who championed her education and resisted family pressure to marry her off at a young age. Kulea has since helped create the @SamburuGirlsFoundation, which rescues girls escaping traditional practices, such as child marriage and female circumcision, also known as female genital mutilation / cutting (FGM/C). “[Our work] is very difficult, because there is no political will or support,” said Kulea, noting that even though the law supports her efforts, the very traditional community adamantly resists any change in these rituals. Earlier this year, Kenya became the 19th country to join the African Union's Campaign to End Child Marriage, which aims to speed up change across Africa by encouraging governments to develop strategies to raise awareness of child marriage and address it’s harmful repercussions. Since then, the effort has attracted a burgeoning roster of child advocates, from government officials and religious authorities to traditional leaders and former child brides—all committed to serving as champions of change in Africa. . This image is part of a 175-image exhibition titled “Too Young to Wed,” which is the inaugural exhibition at the new L’Arche du Photojournalisme, atop at the prestigious Grand Arche de la Defense in Puteaux, Paris. Many of the images were made #onassignment for @natgeo. The show, which opened June 1 and runs through Sept. 24, is complete with educational information about the dangers of #childmarriage and the efforts underway around the world to end the practice – including our work at our nonprofit organization of the same name, @TooYoungToWed. @letoitdelagrandearche #samburugirlsfoundation #girls #letgirlslearn #girlseducation #kenya #paris #africanchampionsforchange
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Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid -- Prior to attending Imuget le nkarna (celebration of 10 years as a warrior) Samburu moran (warriors) wash by the edge of a dam before applying red ochre to their bodies. The Samburu are know as the ‘butterfly people’ by other warrior tribes, because of the bright colours they dress in and their flamboyant body adornments. They live in the northern highlands of Kenya. The Samburu have an ancient connection to elephant, they require elephant dung to marry and consider them sacred. Any Samburu that kills an elephant brings ‘alanna’ a curse upon his family. Across Africa growing populations and deepening poverty have intensified the battle between man and animals for the same land and environmental resources. Increasingly, animals are pushed into smaller pockets of wilderness, their migration routes closed off, and their water supplies damned and irrigated for crops. Illegal poaching and hunting has decimated their numbers. At the same time, rural farmers have learned to mistrust wildlife, killing those animals who have encroached further onto their land. If wildlife conservation is to succeed, it is imperative to find a way for man and animal to coexist in suitable harmony --From work and projects documenting community conservation #withbutterfliesandwarriors --To see more of my work and projects follow me @chancellordavid and here @natgeo #withbutterfliesandwarriors #communityconservation #nopoaching #forrangers #kenya #samburu #rhino #elephant @francescamaffeogallery @hellokiosk @kinetic_six
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Thursday, September 7, 2017

#PalmWineMusic on the Mainland this weekend

Shey You're Looking For That Palmwine Vibe? 


Last month, the camp rocked Ikoyi at Bogobiri House.  See photos.

Next up, Lagos Mainland.
Let's go there.

Trying to remember directions to Ilupeju, that's like Anthony-Obanikoro, like Ikeja-ish, I had one job there recently - long story.  No wahala.  We must bubble.  We will be dere.  Shey they'll have the famous yellow cups and palm wine sha?  :D 


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