Three-a-day: #001

The Song: Simi’s ‘Woman’ – a riff on Fela’s famous song, Lady, it is a smart feast for the ears Quote of the Day “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from …

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These days, the biggest musicians do not need political money – Oris Aigbokhaevbolo

These days, the biggest musicians do not need political money; 100 million streams across the Global streaming platforms is enough income. There is also the side gig of performances at corporate events or at personal parties. These guys would hardly record a song endorsing a candidate. But that’s just the biggest singers. Every other space … Continue reading These days, the biggest musicians do not need political money – Oris Aigbokhaevbolo

WHEN DOES

WHEN DOES? When does –‘this is just how stars align’come into itwhen can I blame indoctrinationand be given a space like the othersthe others I’ve helped to otherwhen would my version of exhaustion no longer shine a light on my privilegeWhen does dress sense, common sense, no spark,play a partSurely they deserve their own separate … Continue reading WHEN DOES

Fatherhood – Review

Fatherhood, starring Kevin Hart, playing slightly against type – is a good film; released on Netflix, it follows the story of Matthew Logelin, a man who very suddenly becomes a single parent in tragic circumstances; there are a number of sub-plots in the film as well, which work equally well, and the film rarely loses … Continue reading Fatherhood – Review

1. 100 Essential Non-Fiction Books: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa By Walter Rodney

Written by one of the most celebrated thinkers in the tumultuous decades following Africa’s independence struggles, this is a book to read both for its romance, as well as its insight. First published in 1979, Walter Rodney’s dissection of the west’s imperial domination and deliberate under-development of  Africa is a classic of anti-imperialist literature. Since … Continue reading 1. 100 Essential Non-Fiction Books: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa By Walter Rodney

How Ghana Got Its Groove Back

  Ghana, first post-independence black republic, has always had a special place in the heart of Africans and Africanists the world over. Despite this, it’s never been quite cool.  It’s always been a popular destination for African-Americans, partly because of its historical associations with the upheavals of 17-19th century Africa more clearly marked in a place that has … Continue reading How Ghana Got Its Groove Back