All posts tagged: african

Story: The Wedding Guest Explained

So when I said I was going to explain the imagery in this story I didn’t actually realise how long it’ll take me to do and I also realised that everyone I spoke to about the story each had their different interpretations of the imagery used.  INSPIRED  BY PROVERBS CHAPTER 7 AND LIKE MY OTHER STORIES, THE CHARACTERS HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN ANY NAMES. “For she has been the ruin of many; many men have been her victims. Her house is the road to the grave. Her bedroom is the den of death.” | Proverbs 7:26-27 NLT Her “She had planned for this day…” ~ Proverbs 7:12 “She is often in the streets and markets, soliciting at every corner.” “The dress would not be missed by male and female guests alike. She nicknamed the green dress her “jealousy-jealousy” dress – she would make the girls jealous and cause the guys to get jealous of one another. The knee-length dress was made for her petite frame; it was tight fitted and cut with a deep plunge line…” ~ Proverbs 7:10 “The woman approached him, …

Music: The Vibe According To… Nonso Amadi and Khalid

Nono Amadi (@Nonso_A) When the 21 year-old, Nigerian-Canadian (Canadian-Nigerian) released “Radio” produced by Juls I just had a feeling that 2017 will turn out to be this young man’s year. My Twitter TL is a testament to this. I discovered his music by chance, last summer, while watching the Nigerian web series “Discovering ABJ” (episode 5) by Nappy Media. Thankfully his music was Shazam-able and available on iTunes and Soundcloud. I ended up downloading his songs “Tonight” and “Gele” and if you follow me on Snapchat, you would have heard me play these songs a couple times. Check out his song “Radio” and enjoy his laid-back-Naija-RnB sound. Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) Another young artist, at 18 is Khalid. This guy’s voice is very mature (if that’s a way to describe someone’s vocal ability). I stumbled on his music by way of Twitter-ville and his song “Saved” was added to my Soundcloud playlist immediately. Having heard his other songs on YouTube (“Coaster” is repeat worthy 👌🏾), I will be getting his album, “American Teen“, due to be released 3rd March 2017. I’m …

Music: Five Vibes Vol. 1

My first music post this year! Back in December I decided to spend an evening sharing music via Snapchat and it was suggested that I start Spotify Playlists… but like many things that don’t work here (i.e. Facetime), creating Spotify Playlists won’t be possible right now. Till then I’ll be sharing five songs I’m enjoying in any given week (they won’t necessarily be ‘new’ songs either). Enjoy.✌🏾 “Pain Killer” by @sarkodie & @iRuntown has me wishing I took my best friend seriously when she said I should know how to speak #Twi by now — Olayide M. (@OlayideM)February 8, 2017 “Pain Killer” by Sarkodie feat. Runtown “Temper” Remix by Skales feat. Burna Boy “Prayer” by DMW feat. Davido & Mayrokun “Fancy U” by Chike* “Ahaa” by Tim Godfrey & Xtreme  (Saints dabbin’ their way into heaven these days – Listen to this song with some good headphones!) All songs listed are available to purchase on iTunes.   Do you have any suggestions of artists to I should know of? Let me know! I’m always on the look out for ‘new’ …

Life: No New Friends

I closed my Bible, switched off the light and cried. The fact that Nehemiah’s donkey couldn’t make it up the rubble of the ruined city walls wasn’t what moved me to tears (albeit Biblical), what caused me to cry was indeed the title of a Drake song I’ve never actually heard (my cousin Tumi would be disappointed). It dawned on me that three months after moving to Dubai, I hadn’t made as much social-life progress as I would have liked. You see this move is the most different from the other times I’ve lived abroad, because there had been a time limit and each came with additional people to ‘share’ my experiences with – that’s what we had in common that’s what brought us together so quickly to form the friendships we had. But this time around, I came alone. I found myself wailing crying because in this whole ‘thing’ I miss my family the most. I miss the noise and laughter that comes with having two younger brothers with whom I watch reruns of My …

Music: Everything Adekunle Touches is Gold

Release Date: 28 July 2016 | Record Label: YBNL The last week of July Adekunle Gold released his especially anticipated album, aptly named ‘Gold’. I remember sending a text to my friend, asking her to be my voice reason when it came to spending money on iTunes to buy this album (I just moved and every penny counted towards my days ahead so I held off on buying it then). Fast forward weeks later, not only have I purchased the album, but I also let Adekunle Gold know that there was an imposter lurking on iTunes (some brave fellow put his album up with a voice over all over the songs).** BUT since purchasing the album it has been on repeat. I like this album because… I tweeted what I liked most about the album and that was the element of storytelling. If you don’t already know I’m somewhat of a storyteller too (without the musical production) and for this reason I find the album extremely ‘easy’ to listen to and get lost in. His storytelling …