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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

Christians are Hypocrites
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Christians are Hypocrites

Posted March 16th, 2014 by in Articles, Blog, Culture, Spirituality

They teach from their soapbox, and then they sleep with their followers. They take your money and buy private jets and gold watches, while you struggle and toil to exit your sufferation. They make you feel uncomfortable in your clothes, telling you to change the way you dress, while they’re having extramarital affairs.  They purport […]

I Will Call Him Sochukwuma: Nigeria’s Anti-Gay Problem
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I Will Call Him Sochukwuma: Nigeria’s Anti-Gay Problem

Posted February 19th, 2014 by in AFRiCKA, Articles, Blog, Culture

I have never been a gay rights advocate, but always a human rights advocate. I have found it very difficult to write on Nigeria’s anti-gay law. It’s heartbreaking. Gut-wrenching are the reports of mass attacks on “suspected” gay individuals. It just seems so 1465. Seriously, Nigeria? Are you serious? CAN WE HAVE LIGHT NOW? Now […]

When I Think of Love
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When I Think of Love

Posted February 14th, 2014 by in Blog, Love, Poetry

When I think of love I think of Soft lips on my park bench Bushes surround us Jungle thick playgrounds for us Isolated from the world Insulated from lies False agreements Fake love Insulated from duty Fantasy becomes you You are night with a glow Holding my bouquet I am Running in my white gown […]