Made Kuti, A Dynasty in continuum

Showtime on 29th July 2018. Venue, Central Park New York, a beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon. Femi Anikulapo-kuti and The Positive Force were scheduled to play a free open-air concert at the annual Summerstage festival. Fans were excited, including my fiancée and her mom. It was a concert she had been particularly looking forward to as she had seen Femi playing live at the Afrika Shrine … Continue reading Made Kuti, A Dynasty in continuum

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Beautiful disaster (A visit to the coastal villages of Epe Lagos, Nigeria)

Lagos state, a vast expanse of lagoon, creeks and estuaries with substantial coastal terrain cannot fail to be both a place of interest and enigma. The coastal terrain is Kerala, Amazon and some deep rainforests in South East Asia combined. Continue reading Beautiful disaster (A visit to the coastal villages of Epe Lagos, Nigeria)

Black Blood – A Poem By Matthew Blaise

A white man once asked me: why are you black? I shrugged, hid the detest of the hate he spat under my unceasing laughter, stood still, and sent my eyeballs into his eyes so even when he shuts them he could still see me. I answered: My melanin filled skin comes with an unfathomed stubbornness, that whenever I bathe the surface with bleached oil, I … Continue reading Black Blood – A Poem By Matthew Blaise

Lagos from another angle (rare photos and videos)

Bolaji Alonge is an Artiste, International Photographer and Blogger from Lagos, Nigeria who has been traveling the world for most parts of the last decade documenting exotic cultures, participating in experiences , Tourism, Networking, exchange of ideas and information that sometimes books and the internet do not offer. He conducted a successful Photo Exhibition themed,  “Eyes Of A Lagos Boy”at the prestigious Freedom Park, Lagos (A former Colonial Prison) in Lagos in May 2017. Continue reading Lagos from another angle (rare photos and videos)

“A Different World In My Head”…… ? (A Poem By Hilde Jetten.)

Do you know……. I’m so tired of all the shit that goes on in the world. It seems like everyone has gone crazy. You know …… I have a whole different world in my head …. A world which is not about having power over another A world where there is no need of belief A world where it is about willing the best for … Continue reading “A Different World In My Head”…… ? (A Poem By Hilde Jetten.)

Eyes of A Lagos Boy (The Birth Of A Brand)

Eyes of A Lagos Boy Photo Exhibition, (Phase 1) came to an end on the 27th of May 2017. Bringing a full week of stakeholders and admirers of Arts /Photography coming together exchanging views, interacting and chatting the way forward to encourage young Africans to pick up camera, travel and make Photography a career, way beyond just a hobby.   The Photo Exhibition, according to … Continue reading Eyes of A Lagos Boy (The Birth Of A Brand)

Prof. Wole Soyinka’s Residence Rampaged again By Cattle Herders..

The home of Africa’s first Nobel Laureate (Literature) Prof. Wole Soyinka has been rampaged once again by notorious herdsmen, making it the second time it is occurring in the past year. Wole Soyinka said he was out of the country when it first happened April of 2016.  On his arrival, the home situated in the forest in Abeokuta was  invaded and a motorable path was … Continue reading Prof. Wole Soyinka’s Residence Rampaged again By Cattle Herders..

Eyes of A Lagos Boy (Photo Exhibition) You Are Invited.

With a portfolio of over fifty thousand photos, the Bolaji Alonge seeks to share the beautiful moments he’s captured with Nigerians at an exhibition tagged ‘Eyes of a Lagos Boy’. Please Join US.   The photo exhibition will showcase 25 framed photos from Western Europe, the Middle East, India, Russia and many other countries. The photo exhibition, he says, “intends to invoke the spirit of … Continue reading Eyes of A Lagos Boy (Photo Exhibition) You Are Invited.