As she sat on the veranda of her luxurious apartment, she looked into the next compound and wondered how opulence and poverty could coexist in such close proximity. The next compound was an undeveloped lot; it was a swampy land yet to be sand-filled. Notwithstanding, the Hausa’s had already taken up residence there, erecting wooden … Continue reading Solace
We all should be proud of our heritage, more so as Africans who have it in abundance. Notwithstanding, I see a lot of youths that are not in touch with their African roots or are simply in denial of their ancestry. Heritage is an important part of an individual’s identity and once a person is … Continue reading AFRICAN GIANT
The Baobab tree stood tall and dignified at a corner near the intersection of two forest paths. There was a storm coming, and other trees bowed to worship the wind and its might but not the Baobab tree. Its trunk stood high and mighty and its leaves danced joyfully to the melody of the wind. … Continue reading Ancient Landmarks
yin yang - Great ultimate We live in an era of great technological revival. The innovation and inventions that man has created are nothing short of genius, especially in the area of communication. We can now send opinions, ideas and memories to great distances across the world with just a click of a button. This … Continue reading The dark side of the light.
Our upbringing helps to shape our world view, either distorting it or making it as clear as a clean lens. Due to my Christian upbringing in Nigeria, Africa, I see things from a very spiritual and superstitious perspective. That’s just the way this society is; everything is open to interpretation. So, you can imagine all … Continue reading The heavy symbolism in Hellboy 3
Dreams and goals all fueled by quotes, And rants from those who give us hope, Toiling and planting the seeds of fruition, Birthing the children of dreams and ambition, But yet alas the stillest of births, Hard work subdued; the spirit is crushed. By thirty I’ll prob’ly be wealthy and settled, By thirty my wallet … Continue reading The Broke Nigga Blues
There are some of us who carry the burden of being too loyal. It just comes naturally. Where others struggle at it or prioritize self-interest at the detriment of the relationships in their lives - without even batting an eyelid - we are a little more considerate and weigh such options more thoughtfully and carefully. … Continue reading LOYALTY