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How to Get Away With Murder, Ferguson Style
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How to Get Away With Murder, Ferguson Style

Posted November 29th, 2014 by in Blog, Genocide, Race, Racist in Brooklyn

Every time a white man is officially exonerated of guilt for killing a Black man/child/woman in a public case, the morning after, many European-American strangers avoid making eye contact with me. Is it just me? In other news, there are three major differences between Jews in Nazi Germany and Black people in America. The Jews […]

My Heart is in Ake Right Now
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My Heart is in Ake Right Now

Posted November 21st, 2014 by in AFRiCKA, Blog, Culture, Events, Nigeria

This post is dedicated to Mercy Omeike, RIP, and all the beautiful people from AABF 2013.   As it is the one-year anniversary of the first annual Ake Festival, my mind runs there frequently this week. There was no precedent for what I experienced at last year’s festival and I imagine there won’t be anything […]

What’s in a Name?
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What’s in a Name?

Posted October 21st, 2014 by in AFRiCKA, Blog, Culture

Siyonbola…Swagger to wealth? Stagger to wealth? It depends on whom you ask. I answer to many names. Each of them a reflection of whichever stage I was in at the time, my philosophy about life and culture etc. Some people think I’m running from the law or a 419er, but in actuality I was running […]

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Enraged at Nigeria’s roads right now. Rest in peace to the beautiful and super sweet Mercy Akagu Omeike. We spent just under a week together at the Ake Arts & Book Festival, but I swear Mercy and her husband and all the staff at Ake were a perfect representation of Nigeria’s potential future. I was FLOORED by the way they treated us. I never got around to writing an article about the Ake Festival, though I very much wanted to, because I was too overwhelmed to find the words. It would have taken ten articles to capture the beauty of the people I met, the food we ate, the laughs we shared, the BEAUTIFUL time. I am so depressed right now that young lives of such beauty are cut short every day in this country we call home, only because of greed and utter stupidity. Rest in peace, Mercy, rest in peace to your unborn, may your spirits have Mercy on Nigeria. Strength, strength, strength, love, peace to her young husband Anthony. They were married just last February.

Posted September 12th, 2014 by in AFRiCKA, Blog